Taco Bell Shrimp Tacos?

Fast Food, Food Reviews, Rants

Let me start by saying that I love Taco Bell.  There’s just something about it.  In my eyes, it is by far the superior choice for fast food.  A grilled stuffed burrito with extra baja sauce and a chicken quesadilla was my go to breakfast/lunch/dinner for years.  In high school and the early years of college, there was nothing better than 2 A.M. trips to Taco Bell.  They even flew me to their test kitchen to educate me about their company and menu.

Taco Bell does a great job at mixing up their menu.  The classics will always be there, like the Mexican pizza, but there’s usually a new “test” item that sometimes makes the menu if the people buy enough of it.  This strategy has brought us such deliciousness at the Volcano menu and the Crunchwrap.  Great success.  The only thing about this is usually it’s just multiple items using some new sauce or similar concepts.  It can get redundant.

Upon browsing my favorite food blogs this morning, I noticed that WIBIA broke a world exclusive.  Taco Bell is now offering shrimp tacos for $2.49.  These tacos contain 6 marinated shrimp, lettuce, pico and a ranch based sauce.  Observe:

Picture was thieved away from WIBIA

Picture was thieved away from WIBIA

Seriously, Taco Bell?  Shrimp?  You can’t just take two delicious things and combine them.  It doesn’t work that way.  Mashed potatoes and peanut butter do not go together.  Neither do cookies and gravy.  Then again, for some reason I want to try both of those combinations.  Back to business, this is a terrible idea.  I have no desire to ever try this.  Taco Bell and seafood just don’t mix.  Remember those stories of Taco Bell using grade D meet, which has lower standards than animal food?  I’ve been able to put that behind me.  Seafood?  Just can’t do it.

This is by far the worst idea Taco Bell has EVER had.  I am unable to find any information regarding this new menu item, but it appears to only be a regional thing.  Kudos to WIBIA for the find.