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Taco Bell's Making a New Crispy Taco With a White Corn Shell

Article via Thrillist

"Taco Bell is officially removing more than a dozen menu items -- including all options made with its crispy potatoes -- on Thursday, but that doesn't mean the Crunchwrap peddler isn't working on entirely new creations that will appear on the menu in the future. In fact, just as the downsized menu went into effect, the chain formally unveiled its latest test item: the Catina Crispy Melt Taco.

As Taco Bell explains, a freshly fried white corn shell serves as the foundation for the new taco. The shell is then filled with melty nacho cheese sauce and three-cheese blend, seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce, cheddar cheese (yes, more cheese), and tomatoes. Of course, the chain is quick to point out that you can order a vegetarian version of the taco by swapping the beef for black beans -- a not so subtle nod to vegetarians, many of whom feel the chain did them dirty with the elimination of potatoes.

"Taco Bell is known for its craveable, indulgent food innovation," a spokesperson said in a press email. "As the brand continues its menu evolution, the Cantina Crispy Melt Taco is giving the Detroit market an elevated experience of the iconic Crunchy Taco.""

Read the full article by Tony Merevick here.

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