What’s In Taco Bell Nacho Fries? This $1 Wonder Is Full Of Cheesy Goodness
By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Nacho Fries are coming to Taco Bell on Jan. 25, and enthusiasts of both fried potatoes and spicy, melted cheese have never been happier. Of course, the announcement about the new menu item has prompted curiosity about what exactly is in the Taco bell nacho fries. Well, good news: I have answers for you. And the short version is, tastiness. Lots and lots of tastiness.
Taco Bell began testing what would become the hallowed Nacho Fries of today during the spring of 2017, appearing only at some locations in West Virginia and Bakersfield, Calif. However, that wasn’t the first time that fries entered the fast food chain’s arena — in 2016, a seasoned fry option was spotted by Brand Eating at least one location in Irvine, Calif. — nor would it be the last: A test for a variety of French fry-stuffed burritos — Taco Bell’s take on the San Diego specialty known as a California burrito — began in West Virginia at the end of 2017, as well.
Of course, none of those tests helped those of us who didn’t live in the locations in which they were being carried out; we were left sad and French fry-free. The nationwide addition of Nacho Fries to the menu, however, does — and starting on Jan. 25, 2018, they can be yours for a mere $1. According to a press release, they’re part of Taco Bell’s grand scheme to expand their selection of $1 menu options, and, well… that’s a scheme in which I’m willing to participate.
Not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? Well, maybe knowing what’s in ‘em will help. Here’s what you can expect to find in an order of Taco Bell Nacho Fries:
Duh. Can’t have nacho fries without, y’know, fries. Related: It appears that Mark Hoppus can no longer cite Del Taco's french fries as a reason to choose that chain over Taco Bell.
2. Mexican Seasoning
Alas, Salt Bae will likely not be the one administering the Mexican seasoning to Taco Bell's fries, but we can dream, right?
Taco Bell hasn’t revealed exactly what’s in it Mexican seasoning blend, but we can guess that it might contain spices like cumin, chili powder, paprika, and maybe some oregano, garlic, or onion powder. That’s what usually goes into taco seasoning; also, it is delicious.
3. Nacho Cheese
The cheese is served on the side as a dipping sauce, although if you’re feeling ambitious, you could certainly drizzle it over your order of Mexican-seasoned fries yourself.
Looking for something beyond what basically amounts to spicy cheese fries? Taco Bell has your back. If you order your Nacho Fries served Supreme or Bell Grande, you can add a whole host of additional toppings, including beef, Pico de Gallo, more nacho cheese, and sour cream. If you order your Nacho Fries Supreme, it’ll cost you $2.49; for Bell Grande, the price ticks up to $3.49.
5. Even More Bonus Features
All that still isn't enough? OK, then. Check this out: A $5 box will also be available, which includes not only the fries, but also a Doritos Locos Taco, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, and a medium drink. (OK, yes, I realize the taco, Gordita, and drink aren’t technically ingredients that go into the fries; however, I still consider it to be relevant information when it comes to what you can get when you actually order the fries, so I’m including it here for good measure. Personally, I’d always rather have more info than I need than not enough of it.)
Is your interest piqued? Mine sure is; good thing there’s a Taco Bell literally right across the street from me. If you want to give them a try, though, act fast — they’ll only be available for a limited time. Happy noshing!