Taco Bell is one of many fast-food chains with a value menu. The Irvine-based fast-food chain‘s Cravings Value Menu has about 10 items priced at $1 each. They include nachos, burritos and cinnamon twists, or Taco Bell’s version of an appetizer, entree and dessert.
In an act of service journalism, I decided to try them all: spicy chicken mini quesadilla, spicy beef mini quesadilla, beefy Fritos burrito, spicy tostada, cheesy bean and rice burrito, cheesy roll-up, cinnamon twists, triple layer nachos, spicy potato soft taco and Cinnabon delights. After trying repeatedly, I could not locate a Taco Bell that actually sold the caramel apple empanadas advertised on the website. So those are not included in this review.
(It also should be noted that while filming this video, I took a bite out of the middle of multiple burritos for taste-testing purposes. It is the most efficient way of tasting all the components of a burrito in a single bite. I do not normally assault burritos in this way. Bring on the hate, internet!)