Test Marketed Items 

(2018)

$1 Cheesy Crunch Melt

January 4, 2018

The Cheesy Crunch Melt features a crispy shell (taken from the Mexican Pizza) broken in half and folded inside a flour tortilla along with layers of 3-cheese blend and nacho cheese. Along with the cheesy layers, this item comes with Chipotle sauce and your choice of beef or shredded chicken,

This promotion featured a $5 box that includes the Cheesy crunch melt, a Burrito Supreme, a crunchy taco, chips and cheese, and a medium drink.

This test ran January 4 to January 24 in Dayton, Ohio.

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Carne Asada Fries Burrito

January 28, 2018

The Carne Asada Fries Burrito is the second time Taco Bell has tested a burrito that includes fries, the last one being in November 2017 when we had 3 options; supreme, Chipotle, and California.

 

Source says ingredients in this new burrito are steak, fries, nacho cheese, and pico de gallo, and guacamole. They come in two version; California and Chipotle

Testing in Bakersfield, CA

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Double Steak Gordita Melt

February 12, 2018

Taco Bell is testing the new Double Steak Gordita Melt in some locations in West Virginia. This item looks pretty similar to the Triple Steak Stack from 2015. This item is made up of a flatbread, double portion of steak, and three cheese blend. 

You can get this as a "3-course meal" which includes the Melt, Chips & Cheese, a 2-pack of Cinnabon Delights, and a medium drink, all for only $5.

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Toasted Cheese Chalupa

March 8, 2018

This breakfast item is testing in areas of West Virginia and is paired up for breakfast with the Naked Egg Taco. The Chalupa has cheddar cheese baked into the shell and is filled with eggs, your choice or bacon or sausage, and nacho cheese. 

A lunch and dinner version of the item is testing with beef, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, tomato.

You can order this item for $2.49 or get the $5 box which includes a Toasted Cheese Chalupa, 2 crunchy tacos, and a medium drink.

This item first went nationwide Experience 9 2019 (September 12, 2019) and has returned E9 2020 (November 5, 2020).

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$1 Crispy Chicken Tacos

April 4, 2018

The $1 Crispy Chicken Taco tested in Oklahoma City, OK. This item features Naked Chicken Chips, lettuce, 3 Cheese blend, and a choice of Avocado Ranch or Chipotle sauce in a soft shell flour tortilla.

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Beefy Crunch Burrito (Testing for Permanent Release)

April 4, 2018

Taco Bell brought back the fan-favorite Beefy Crunch Burrito for just $1. The test, beginning April 4, took place in 30 Chattanooga restaurants through mid-July and depending on the success of the menu item, there were hopes of a nationwide release in 2019.

Mini Pepsi Freeze

April 4, 2018

The Mini Pepsi freeze is testing in Chattanooga, TN and in Cincinnati, OH. This is a smaller freeze on the $1 Cravings Menu made of Pepsi.

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Queso Quesarito

April 5, 2018

This item was spotted testing in around Birmingham, AL.

 

Similar to the standard Quesarito, the inside of this burrito is filled with seasoned beef, rice, nacho cheese, sour cream, and chipotle sauce. Instead of putting nacho cheese sauce around the outside "quesadilla" part of the burrito, Taco Bell has put in queso sauce.

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French Toast Chalupa

April 10, 2018

Testing in Dayton, Ohio, the new breakfast item features a folded French toast shell with a hint of cinnamon, scrambled eggs, plus your choice of bacon or sausage crumbles, and a side of syrup for $2.49.

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Nacho Cheese Naked Chicken Chalupa

May 8, 2018

The Nacho Cheese Naked Chicken Chalupa is tested in Cleveland, Ohio along with the release of the Mild or Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa. This item, instead of using an Avacado Ranch or Wild sauce, uses Nacho Cheese sauce inside of the chalupa.

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Naked Chicken Menu

May 8, 2018

The Naked Chicken menu is testing in Bakersfield, CA. This appears to be a complete makeover of the menu, The Naked Chicken menu includes the Naked Chicken Chalupa, Naked Chicken Quesadilla, Chipotle Chicken Burrito, and of course Naked Chicken Chips.

The combo #10 becomes the Naked Chicken Chalupa combo and the combo #12 becomes the Naked Chicken Quesadilla combo.

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$1 Loaded Nacho Burritos

May 12, 2018

These $1 burritos come in both regular and spicy versions. They consist of beef, sour cream, nacho cheese, and Southwest Seasoned Chips (these look like the red strips). The spicy version also has jalapeños.

These items are testing in Statesville, NC.

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$2 Breakfast Steak Stacker

June 15, 2018

The $2 Breakfast Steak Stacker was spotted testing in the Kansas City, KS area. This item we assume contained eggs, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, and steak.

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Mexican Pizza Crunchwrap

June 15, 2018

The Mexican Pizza Crunchwrap was spotted testing in Oklahoma City, OK. This item is exactly how it sounds; a mexican pizza wrapped up like a crunchwrap. The $5 Box includes the MPC, 2 Tacos, and a medium drink.

Spotted testing again in September 2018 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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Rattlesnake Burrito and Fries

August 16, 2018

Available as a test item in Columbus, Ohio, dubbed the "Rattlesnake Fries," they're available in Fries Supreme or Burrito form and include pickled jalapenos, steak, nacho cheese sauce, and jalapeno sauce. The Southwest-inspired twist on carne asada fries can definitely pack a punch. Price at $2.99 for either the burrito or fries.

This item went nationwide Experience 3 2019 (February 28, 2019).

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Reaper Ranch Fries

August 16, 2018

Available as a test item in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Reaper Ranch Fries feature a spicy ranch sauce that's hotter than any other condiment the taco titan has created. Taco Bell reps told Foodbeast that their new creation is about a level of heat above their Lava Sauce, their spiciest item prior to the Reaper Ranch.

While available, you can order the sauce in a Reaper Ranch Fries Supreme form with fries, ground beef, sour cream, and tomatoes. 

This item went nationwide Experience 7 2019 (July 11, 2019).

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Midnight Melt Taco (Blue Shell)

August 16, 2018

Available as a test item in Irvine, CA, the Midnight Melt Taco has a shell made with blue corn and is filled with nacho cheese, beef, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheese. This item is priced at $1 per taco.​​

11/21/18: This item was spotted testing again in Minneapolis, MN as well as Southern California. 

5/9/19: This item was spotted testing again in Flint, MI as the "Forbidden Melt Taco"

9/12/19 - Testing again in Oklahoma City, OK

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$1 Loaded Nacho Taco

September 13, 2018

The $1 Loaded Nacho Taco was spotted testing in the Northern Ohio test market. This item is similar to the $1 Loaded Nacho Burritos tested earlier this year. The taco, assuming either crunchy or soft although advertised as soft, includes beef, lettuce, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, and red strips. ​

The $5 Box with this item includes a Loaded Nacho Taco, a Crunchy Taco, a 5-Layer Burrito, Cinnamon Twists, and a medium drink.

3/12/20 - Testing again in central MN

This item first went nationwide Experience 4 2019 (April 4, 2019), and then again E1 2021 (December 24, 2020).

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Chicken Tortada

September 13, 2018

The Chicken Tortada's were spotted testing in Kansas City, MO.

These items are similar to the Tortadas Taco Bell had in 2010, except this time there are naked chicken chips inside of them. It's a cross between a torta (sandwich) and a tostada. It's a panini-pressed flour tortilla folded into a square filled with naked chicken chips, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, red tortilla strips, and your choice of either Avocado Ranch, or Mango Habanero sauce. 

These are testing for $2.49 each.

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$1 Crispy Chicken Tacos

September 13, 2018

The $1 Crispy Chicken Tacos were spotted testing in the Charleston, WV area.

These are soft taco shells filled with naked chicken chips, lettuce, shredded cheese, and your choice of 3 sauces. You can get them in Avocado Ranch, Buffalo, or Chipotle.

 

The $5 Box for this item includes a Crispy Chicken Taco, a Crunchy Taco, a Beefy 5-layer Burrito, Cinnamon Twists, and a Medium drink.

Along with this, Taco Bell would sell 6-packs for chicken chips for $2.49.

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Stackers

October 18, 2018

Spotted in Statesville, NC, the Stackers are back instead of the Double Chalupa. There is a $5 Stacker Box as well as a new $2 Stacker Duo including a stacker and a medium drink. 

What is the stacker? This item is made up of a tortilla, beef, nacho cheese sauce, and three-cheese blend. This item was the LTO for Experience 1 this year and the breakfast stacker came back during E8 and E9.

These items went nationwide as a Grande Stacker during Experience 8 (September 24) 2020. 

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Reaper Ranch Quearito

October 18, 2018

This item was spotted in Southeast Wisconsin around the Milwaukee area.

The Reaper Ranch quesarito is like your normal quesarito except with Reaper Ranch sauce instead of Chipotle. We have seen Taco Bell put twists on the quesarito before like the habanero quesarito and the volcano quesarito. This Reaper Ranch sauce was first seen a couple month ago testing with nacho fries in Ohio. A second test item is a good sign we may see Reaper Ranch in the future nationwide.

 

Prices have not been reported but we assume it will be the same as your standard quesarito. 

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Tripleupa

November 21, 2018

If you live near select Taco Bells in Orange County, CA, you can test out the new Triplelupa at Taco Bell this holiday season. Starting on Nov. 21, and running through Dec. 12. 

The Triplelupa is topped with warm, seasoned beef, three different cheeses that are gloriously blended together, lettuce, tomatoes, and then as the grand finale, three different flavored sauces top it off, making it a real triple threat. On one side is a nacho cheese sauce, on the other side is a chipotle space, and down the middle is a delicious combination of the two which merges to create an extremely dynamic spicy and cheesy flavor pop. 

These are testing at $3.49 each.

2/28/19: These were spotted testing again in Minneapolis, MN. 

8/15/19: These were spotted testing again in Southeast Wisconsin.

This item went nationwide during Experience 3 (March 12) 2020. 

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Quesalupa Re-Test

November 21, 2018

The Quesalupa was first an LTO in February 2016. The Quesalupa is the first shell stuffed with melted pepper jack cheese, and stuffed with the beloved ingredients Taco Bell is known for including seasoned beef, lettuce, cheddar cheese, reduced-fat sour cream and tomatoes.

This item is testing in Irvine, CA for only $1.49 for the beef version, $1.79 for chicken, and $1.99 for steak.

This item went nationwide again during Experience 2 (March 11) 2021. 

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$1 Beefy Potato Flatbread

November 21, 2018

This item spotted testing in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This dish is a warm flatbread with seasoned potato bites, seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese sauce and melted cheddar cheese. Adding jalapeños is an option. It's also available in a $5 Box with a Doritos Locos Taco, Crunchy Taco, Cinnamon Twists and a medium drink.

5/9/19 - Spotted testing again in Chattanooga, TN. 

12/24/20 - Spotted testing again in Birmingham, AL

This item went nationwide during Experience 4 (July 22) 2021. 

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$5 Cheesy Jalapeno Nacho Box

December 27, 2018

This item testing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The box comprises nacho chips, seasoned beef, refried beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeño sauce, jalapeños and a medium-sized drink.

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$5 Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box

December 21, 2018

This item tested in Charlotte, North Carolina

It's refried beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole on nacho chips with a medium drink.

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Taco Bell Cheesy Crunch Melt
Double Steak Gordita Melt Taco Bell
Taco Bell Toasted Cheddar Chalupa
Taco Bell Crispy Chicken Taco
Beefy Crunch Burrito
Taco Bell Mini Pepsi Freeze
Taco Bell Queso Quesarito
Taco Bell French Toast Chalupa
Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Naked Chicken Chalupa
Taco Bell Naked Chicken Menu
Taco Bell Steak Breakfast Stacker
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Crunchwrap
Taco Bell Rattlesnake Fries and Burrito
Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Fries
Taco Bell Midnight Melt Taco
Taco Bell Loaded Nacho Taco
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