Test Marketed Items
$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.
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
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.
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).
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
$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.
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.
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).
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).
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
$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).
$1 Twix and KitKat Chocoladilla's
October 10, 2017
These new items are an addition to the Dollar Cravings menu. Taco Bell partners up with Mars Inc. to put Twix inside a tortilla for this new chocolate-carmel dessert, and they partner with Nestle to put KitKat inside a tortilla as well. Testing in Pewaukee, WI as well as other Wisconsin locations.
Loaded Fries Burrito
November 16, 2017
The Loaded Fries Burrito was spotted testing in Charleston, WV. The 3 choices are Supreme, Chipotle, or California all for $1.99.
Alongside this there is a $5 box which inlcues a Loaded Fries Burrito, crunchy taco, Doritos locos Taco, and a medium drink.
Then of course you have your nacho fries for $1.29 as well.
$1 Grande Burritos
December 21, 2017
The Three Cheese Nacho and Chicken Enchilada Grande Burritos are testing in Birmingham, AL for $1 each.
Three Cheese Nacho: Beef, nacho cheese, red strips, 3-cheese blend, and sour cream
Chicken Enchilada: Rice, shredded chicken, red sauce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream
The $5 box will include a Grande Burrito, Doritios Locos Taco, a crunchy taco, chips and nacho cheese, and a medium drink.
These items went nationwide Experience 1 (December 27, 2018) 2019.
Crispy Chicken Burritos
December 21, 2017
Think of the Chikstars...but as a burrito...and that's what this is. Spotted testing in Kansas City, KS, you can order this as Chipotle or as Bacon Ranch.
$1 Fajita Fries and the Crispy Fajita Quesadilla
December 30, 2017
The Fajita Fries and Quesadilla were spotted in online surveys late November and are now being tested in the Oklahoma City, OK Taco Bell restaurants.
The $1 Fajita Fries are served with your choice of dip: Spicy Ranch or Nacho Cheese Sauce. The Crispy Fajita Quesadilla is filled with your choice of chicken or steak, along with fajita fries as well as what appears to be three cheese blend and spicy ranch (no confirmation on ingredients and no current prices available)