Sunday, March 15, 2015

Food Review (Sriracha Quesarito from Taco Bell)

It's been a long time since I've posted something, and this review comes a bit late, as the Sriracha Quesarito was released a couple weeks ago now, but here we go... another limited time item that isn't the Beefy Crunch Burrito. I've loved Sriracha for the better half of a decade, so I knew I had to get one of these ASAP. Well, now I've had two (one beef, the other shredded chicken), and I think I've got a decent idea of how I feel about them...

...they're meh. The best thing about the Sriracha Quesarito? It's actually fairly assertively spiced, which I enjoy. The thing I really can't quite get over is the sweetness... there's roughly 7 grams of sugar per Sriracha Quesarito, but it tastes like even a bit more than that to me. I know Taco Bell was looking to probably balance out the saltiness, but the sweetness is just bizarre and a bit off-putting in both versions of the Quesarito I had, particularly the beef one.

Would I get another one? Well, I've already had two, but sure, I'd try it again before it disappears. I still much prefer the Lava Sauce from Taco Bell and just wish they'd bring it back, but I do like that the Sriracha sauce is spicier than the Lava Sauce ever was. This is a fairly successful limited time offer from Taco Bell, but because of the sweetness of the creamy Sriracha sauce, I'm not too sure it's better than the original Quesarito.

3.5/5 (more of a 3.25, but I rounded up)

+: Actually reasonably spicy, not an awful value, a somewhat original idea from Taco Bell for the first time since the release of the DLTs.
-: The sweetness in the Sriracha sauce is a bit much, still not the Beefy Crunch Burrito, doesn't really improve upon the original Quesarito.

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