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I tried Taco Bell’s viral new ‘giant Cheez-It’ menu. It’s definitely the next cult classic.

Molly O’Brien

  • Taco Bell is testing out two new menu items: Tostadas and Crunchwraps made with giant Cheez-Its.
  • They’re currently only available at one location in Irvine, California. I stopped by to try them. 
  • They were extra cheesy and salty, but I loved them — and I hope Taco Bell expands availability.

Taco Bell is currently testing out some new Cheez-It menu items at a single location in Irvine (where this global food chain is headquartered). One is the “Big Cheez-It Tostada.”The Big Cheez-It Tostada.

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The other is the “Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme.”The Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme.

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Given Taco Bell’s reputation for tasty specialty items, I decided to go try them out.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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Taco Bell has a long history of crafting new menu items and partnering with well-known brands to create innovative (and sometimes cult classic) foods.The author holding a Taco Bell bag.

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In fact, the brand recently brought back the famous Mexican Pizza in May after a public rallying for its return.Taco Bell Mexican PizzaTaco Bell’s Mexican Pizza.

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There was even a sign on the door that said they’d already run out at the Irvine location.Inside the Taco Bell.

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Plus, the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos have stood the test of time for a decade now.taco bell doritos locos tacos

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Currently, the Cheez-It goodies are only available while supplies last — which will surely be less than the maximum of two weeks they’re planned for.The Taco Bell menu.

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The Big Cheez-It Tostada is $2.49.The author holding a Cheez-It Tostada.

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It’s all the fun of a typical Taco Bell tostada, but on a massive Cheez-It.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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The Cheez-It is roughly 16 times the size of a normal one — which sounds like a dream on its own, honestly.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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The Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme is more expensive at $4.29.The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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This version of the Crunchwrap Supreme swapped out the original tostada shell for an oversized Cheez-It cracker instead.The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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But be forewarned: The Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme isn’t actually on the menu inside.Inside the Taco Bell.

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It’s only available to order via the Taco Bell website and mobile app.The mobile menu.

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When I first arrived at the Taco Bell in Irvine, I was pleasantly surprised by how modern it felt.Outside the Taco Bell.

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All orders were taken on enormous touchscreen computers.Inside the Taco Bell.

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It feels more COVID-friendly, in my opinion.The author ordering inside.

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After selecting the “specialties” menu, I found the Big Cheez-It Tostada easily.The Taco Bell menu.

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It was 10 a.m. on a Thursday, so it wasn’t that busy.Outside the Taco Bell.

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I was almost afraid I was going to be waiting in line fighting for a spot amongst a big crowd eager for their Cheez-It specialty items.Inside the Taco Bell.

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There was a drive-thru too, but I wanted to go inside to get my items for the real in-person experience.The Taco Bell menu.

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The process of ordering to get my food only took a few minutes.The Taco Bell menu.

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I ordered the Tostada inside on the touchscreen and the Crunchwrap Supreme in the app.A screenshot of the Taco Bell order tracker.

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I soon had my food and headed outside.The author holding a Taco Bell bag.

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I opened the Big Cheez-It Tostada box to find exactly what you’d expect: an enormous Cheez-It cracker topped with all of the classic tostada fixings, like meat, sour cream, diced tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.The author holding a Cheez-It Tostada.

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You can make customizations when you order like removing sour cream or adding certain toppings, but I wanted to taste what it was like in its original form.The author holding a Cheez-It Tostada.

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And it tasted exactly what you’d expect, too — a whole lot of Cheez-It!The author eating a Cheez-It Tostada.

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The 10-year-old child inside of me was singing like it was fifth-grade snack time again.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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Next, I dove into the Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme.The author holding a Taco Bell bag.

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I immediately crunched into that enormous Cheez-It cracker on the first bite.The author holding a Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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It was an interesting combination, but I thought it went well together.The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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If anything, it just made something that was pretty cheesy even more cheesy.The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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Both items were very salty, but that’s no surprise for those who have indulged in Taco Bell before.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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The Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme was much larger than the Tostada — it was about 1.5 times the size of my hand!The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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The Tostada was about the same size as my hand, and it was definitely lighter than the Supreme.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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Still, I was nervous that if I bit into the wrong part of the cracker, the Tostada would crack apart.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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I’d recommend eating it over a plate just in case that happens, to avoid the tragedy of losing your entire meal.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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Overall, it was not a disappointing experience to try these two new menu items.Inside Taco Bell.

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I’d say those who like Cheese and Cheez-Its will definitely be fans of these new creations.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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Not to get all cheesy, but I would personally support bringing these Cheez-It creations to a wider global audience beyond just this one location in Irvine.The Cheez-It Tostada.

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If we can enjoy them (and I did!), so should you.The Cheez-It Crunchwrap.

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