Taco Bell Quietly Testing 'Waffle Taco'

But ... it's not really a taco

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 16, 2013 9:33 AM CDT
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(Newser) – After they figured out a way to turn Doritos into a taco, you knew it was only a matter of time before Taco Bell figured out a way to turn breakfast into a taco. Well, that time has come. The "Mexican food" chain is testing a Waffle Taco at three Southern California restaurants, and the Los Angeles Times reports that it's pretty popular already (or maybe just novel): On Tuesday, a "steady stream" of people ordered as many as 10 or more of the 89-cent "tacos" (a waffle folded around a sausage patty folded around some scrambled eggs, served with a side of syrup) at a time at one location. Gawker suggests we call it the "wafflaco."

The Times found the waffle too "mushy" and the sausage too "rubbery," but the Instagrammer who first broke the news of the Waffle Taco tagged it, #itsdelicious. Delicious it may be, but many are wondering: Is it really a taco? The Consumerist sums it up with this headline: "Is The 'Waffle Taco' Really A Taco, Or Just A Folded Waffle With Stuff In It?" And on BuzzFeed, Erin La Rosa points out that almost anything can be folded in half and called a taco, including your hand folded around some ice cream and chocolate syrup. You may soon be able to judge for yourself: If the Waffle Taco is a success, "we'll roll it out to all of our restaurants that serve breakfast," a Taco Bell rep tells USA Today. (In other fast food news, Burger King is coming out with its own version of the McRib.)

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