Are Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries Worth the Hype?

You’ve seen the ads and know about the seasoning, but you can’t believe it until a fellow food lover has told you the truth. Here is the straight story about Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries.

By Stephanie Hight

Taco Bell has brought more competition to the fast food value wars and is bringing in big crowds with a classic item: fries.

Taco Bell released their new “Nacho Fries” with a dusted coating of “bold Mexican seasoning” accompanied by a side of nacho cheese to dip the fries in. You can either get the fries ala carte or try their Nacho Fries BellGrande, which includes everything a classic supreme nacho would include like beef, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Before you head to your nearest Taco Bell, I set out to find if the fries are worth the hype they’re receiving or if they’re just as overrated as Starbucks.

First, the seasoning holds up its end of the deal. There’s a slight kick to the taste and it mixes well with the nacho cheese sauce. I would recommend adding a Hot, or Fire sauce to your nacho cheese if you like a little more heat.

Second, the size of the fries works. They are very reminiscent to Burger King’s fries and these are good for the thick-cut fry enthusiasts. Which, I think is a huge advantage because you get more for your buck (literally). Sorry, shoe-string fry lovers.

As for the BellGrande layered with the basic nacho toppings, the seasoning is lost underneath the blanket of overly processed meat and 2-week-old tomatoes that it honestly only tastes like regular fries, minus actual flavor. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy any potato dish but after my taste buds got a sliver of the fries’ seasoning, it only made sense that I should still be able to taste the Mexican seasoning throughout the BellGrande. For this food item, I was more than slightly disappointed.

Overall, I would have to say that Taco Bells Nacho Fries and worth the hype and I am not the only one who agrees:

  •  “Fresh: 5/5;  20 minutes old: 3.5/5” – Andrew Belsaas
  • “They’re pretty Good. 4/5” -Hannah Kiewel
  • “With nacho cheese sauce: 13/5; Without: 6/5” – Alana Wallace
  • “First time I had them they were good, but second time they were soggy. No one likes soggy fries. 3/5” -Austin Hillstad