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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$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.

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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.

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$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. 

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Crispy Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap

December 21, 2017

The Crispy Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap was spotted testing in Mooresville, NC. A small town north of Charlotte, NC. Similar to the Caesar Crunchwrap we saw testing in Ohio exactly a year ago, except this time it's filled with crispy chicken.

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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. 

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$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)

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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