It’s 3AM. You’re hungry. What do you do? Obviously get Taco Bell. Clearly, Taco Bell is the most authentic Mexican food that you can find anywhere. Rumor has it that even the staff is trained in Mexico. Who knew such a fine dining restaurant would have a drive-thru and over 7,000 locations? The Beefy 5-Layer Burrito is just like the one I got served in Mexico City by the top the Mexican chef in the world. For under $20, you can get enough Mexican food at Taco Bell to feed you for like five meals.
Well, everybody’s favorite authentic Mexican bistro is now serving up tortilla chips. These have to be absolutely amazing if they bear the Taco Bell name….the restaurant with the best reputation on the entire planet. These chips are inspired by Taco Bell’s Mild & Fire Sauce and it’s easy to see that because the bag looks identical to the sauce packets. I could just stop this review here and tell you they are delicious because they say Taco Bell on them (without me even trying them). Luckily, I love Taco Bell too much not to try these….so here we go!
Let’s start with the Taco Bell Mild Tortilla Chips. Even before I try one, the first thing I noticed is the loads of seasoning on each chip. Just how I like my chips! These chips are a little smaller than the average tortilla chip, however, they are on the thicker side. These chips are pretty fucking identical to actual Taco Bell Mild Sauce. You taste tomato, garlic, vinegar, chili pepper, and hints of jalapeño. The texture is pretty similar to an original tortilla chip, but since these are on the thicker side, you get a lot more crunch. A big crunch in every bite honestly makes these even more enjoyable in my opinion. I kinda felt like I was eating into a thick hard taco shell!
Now for the Taco Bell Fire Tortilla Chips. These are super duper red. Although they have less seasoning than the Mild chips, the redness makes me extra excited since I am a big fan of spicy snacks. The flavor is right on the money when comparing it to the actual Fire Sauce at Taco Bell. Noticeably spicier than the Mild chips, you also pick up on tomato, garlic, vinegar, chili pepper. However, the jalapeño powder flavor is featured here and as a result….you probably need water! They are spicy!
I really have to hand it to Taco Bell. The flavor is absolutely spot on. The texture, the crunch, the seasoning…they got everything right. We all know what Taco Bell’s Mild & Fire sauces taste like and these chips replicate those flavors so well. Now, the question is — how long will it take for America’s favorite authentic Mexican bistro to offer Taco Bell tortilla chip shells? The Doritos shells are always good, but these chips are pretty amazing. Go ahead and grab both flavors — you won’t regret it. Plus, if you’re too lazy to go out and get Taco Bell at 3AM, these will make a perfect replacement!