VOLCANO TACOS - I don't know where I've been hiding recently but until we walked into a Taco Bell last week, I had never seen the ads for the Volcano Taco. Since I'm about all things spicy I figured I'd give it a try. And for 89 cents, it's not a bad price. The taco has "real" cheddar cheese (I shudder to think they have to say it's real), lettuce, cheesy lava sauce (not real cheese?) and seasoned beef in a red colored shell. The shell tasted just like any other crisp Taco Bell Taco shell, it's just red (I was hoping for some more flavor or spice). The whole point of this taco is that it is spicy...it's that "lava" sauce. So, what did we think?
Spicy is relative. I actually added almost an entire pack of Taco Bell Fire Sauce to each Volcano Taco. It was spicy in a "runny nacho cheese sauce with jalapeños" sorta way. I'm not really a fan of the standard Taco Bell tacos (Gorditas, Chalupas, Bean Burritos add sour cream, oh yeah!), but for 89 cents and if the Volcano Tacos were in front of me, I could eat a few.
Mr. L? Not such a fan. Something about the evil gut bomb that tore his stomach apart. I think he was tasting these tacos for a day or two. Swore he'd never eat them again (and he is a fan of the standard tacos). I don't think we'll be seeing Mr. L eating any of these again soon.
These are for a "limited time" only so get them while you can and let me know what you think. And by the way, these little suckers pack 250 calories each!
THE TACO BAND - Hurry, if you are a band and want some free food while your spending your time touring around the county you only have one more day to enter Taco Bells "Feed The Beat" contest. Selected bands could get up to $500 in Taco Bell Bucks. But before you think you and Uncle Ike with the ukulele can call yourself a band and get some free tacos, this contest is only open to: "Alternative Rock” or “Indie Rock” bands who have a dedicated fan base, will be on tour during the Fall 2008, have a band Web page on a third party social networking site of their choice, and have posted on a third-party website the MP3 recording they wish to enter into the Contest. Whew, I guess Taco Bell doesn't like Heavy Metal or Pop or Soul huh? For more information on the contest go here.