Little is currently known about 2022 experiences, but we have some ideas for What's to come in the first quarter. Based on what has been testing we expect more fries and fried chicken experiences in 2022. While 2021 had less experiences for an extended period, it appears Taco Bell is back to 4-6 week experiences and we hope to see at least 10 experiences in 2022.
E1 (12/23/21 - 2/5/22)
NEW $2 Burritos featuring the Beefy Melt Burrito, Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito, and Fiesta Veggie Burrito on the New Cravings Value Menu. $1 items are now Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito, Cinnamon Twists, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, and Cheesy Roll up.
The $5 Chalupa Cravings Box is back! Enjoy a curated meal of full-sized Taco Bell favorites, including the Chalupa Supreme, Beef Burrito Supreme, Soft Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a Medium drink (Now available in Veg)
Introducing the Chipotle Cheddar Chalupa Combo, a new flavorful way to satisfy and feed your cravings for Taco Bell’s iconic cheesy and crunchy Chalupa, now with creamy chipotle sauce and cheddar cheese. Includes two Chipotle Cheddar Chalupas, a Crunchy Taco and choice of Large Drink.
The Deluxe Cravings Box is back! Featuring an elevated and satiating collection of iconic Taco Bell products including the Steak Chalupa Supreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, Chips & Nacho Cheese Sauce and choice of Medium Drink.
Introducing the NEW Crispy Chicken Wings with a Taco Bell twist. We start with our new lightly battered, bone-in chicken wings that have been crisped to perfection. Then, we season them with bold Mexican spices and serve them with a side of Spicy Ranch sauce for dipping. Available 1/6- 1/12 or while supplies last, available 2pm or later.
Introducing Taco Bell's NEW Island Berry Freezes – experience your favorite Wild Strawberry or Blue Raspberry freeze blended with a swirl of tropical cream for an eye-catching island escape
Grilled Cheese Burrito stays
E2 (2/3 - 3/17)
CONFIRMED 100% ON ITEM TYPE, EXACT ITEM & END DATE IS A GUESS)
Crispy Chicken Promotion - this will NOT be the Chicken Sandwich Taco. Taco Bell tested the Big Crispy Chicken Tortada September 2021 in Nashville, TN - this is a possible LTO we could see in February.
Mexican Pizza (Possible E3 or E4, March/April)
CONFIRMED (95%) (ON ITEM, DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
We have multiple sources for the Mexican Pizza returning sometime in late April:
A trustworthy source told Living Mas that both Taco Bell marketing and CEO have confirmed the return internally, scheduled for release "next year" (2022), and that they may be planning to release a "Spicy BBQ" version. However, this is subject to change, and is still undergoing internal testing.
Our source from Reddit, whom you can check post history and accuracy, states "The Mexican Pizza WILL return - getting the supply chain back in order for it is the current holdup - expect this in E3 (April/May). The date is NOT definite - but the return of the pizza IS."
Our final source is a video leaked to us from the Taco Bell franchise convention that takes place each year. This video shows Mike Grams, Vice President and COO of Taco Bell, confirming the return of the Mexican Pizza will take place. For the privacy and security of our informant, the video will remain confidential, but we are releasing this PDF transcript, as well as two photos (1) (2) of the event.
Test Marketed Items
Experience 7 (Nov. 11 - Dec. 25, 2021)
Crispy Dipping Flautas
Oklahoma City, OK
Fans in Oklahoma City can be the first to get their hands on Taco Bell’s new Crispy Dipping Flautas featuring craveable flavors rolled together. Made perfect for dipping, it starts with warm, flour tortillas stuffed with Taco Bell’s signature seasoned beef and melted cheese rolled up and crisped to a golden perfection.They are crispy on the outside and melty on the inside.The Crispy Dipping Flautas come in pairs and are served with your choice of dip (Spicy Ranch, Nacho Cheese or Creamy Chipotle).
Can’t get enough? Fans can also get the Flauta Box which includes a pair of Crispy Dipping Flautas, Cinnamon Twists, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and a medium drink for $5.49.