Topic: taco bell

New Taco Bell Dollar Menu Is Reminder That ‘Value Menus’ Are Generally Devoid Of Value

New Taco Bell Dollar Menu Is Reminder That 'Value Menus' Are Generally Devoid Of Value

Large fast food chains are in constant competition for the money of each other’s customers, so they’re always coming out with new ways to get ahead of the game, such as decreasing the already suspiciously low prices or coming out with depressingly unhealthy, gimmicky menu items. In order to compete with the terribly popular Dollar Menu at McDonald’s, make-believe-Mexican chain Taco Bell has debuted its own similar list of value options. More »

Taco Bell’s “Artisan” Cantina Bell Menu Is Coming–And It Might Not Be That Unhealthy

Taco Bell's "Artisan" Cantina Bell Menu Is Coming--And It Might Not Be That Unhealthy

In the 10 weeks since Taco Bell unleashed the Doritos Los Taco on the world (you know, the taco inside a shell made of Doritos), over 100 million of the orange abominations have been sold, breaking the fast food chain’s record for most popular new item. But apparently, Taco Bell is still concerned that there are consumers that they’re not reaching–so they’re going the opposite direction, with a new line of fancy, “artisan” grub, called the Cantina Bell menu, which will debut nation-wide in about a month. And here’s the kicker: it might actually not be that bad. More »

Nutrition Showdown: Best & Worst Picks From Taco Bell, Qdoba And Chipotle

Nutrition Showdown: Best & Worst Picks From Taco Bell, Qdoba And Chipotle

Taco Bell rolled out its new ‘Doritos Locos’ tacos this week (only nacho-cheese flavored shells for now, but don’t you fret, cool ranch shells are in the works). I ranted a little about the Doritos tacos last month, which got us here at Blisstree wondering how Taco Bell tacos and burritos compare with those of fast-food Tex-Mex competitors like Chipotle and Qdoba. Chipotle seems like the healthiest choice, with its commitment to fresh vegetables, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat and sustainability. But in terms of fat, calories and sodium content, does Chipotle come out ahead? Let’s compare! More »

Watch Stephen Colbert Mock Taco Bell’s ‘Fourth Meal’ And Calorie-Restricted Candy

Watch Stephen Colbert Mock Taco Bell's 'Fourth Meal' And Calorie-Restricted Candy

Between Taco Bell‘s “Fourth Meal” and Mars’ new calorie-restricted candy bars, America seems pretty confused about how to eat. But leave it to Stephen Colbert to make our depressing problems with food funny: On the “Thought For Food” segment of the Colbert Report last night, he grilled all kinds of food marketing ploys—from “responsible snacking” to made up fast food meals. More »