The ubiquity of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco has done some weird shit to Taco Bell's innovation team -- they are now testing a Biscuit Taco.
Yes, a taco made entirely of biscuit. Or, a biscuit...in the shape of a taco shell -- if you will.
Taco Bell seems to have a new eery confidence, a sense of innovation rivaled only by a 4-year old with a cooking license. We were invited out to Taco Bell's test kitchen today to catch a look at some of their new items coming out this year. From what we saw, the brand continues to put a major emphasis on innovating their breakfast menu.
Their new Biscuit Taco touts a "warm, flakey, golden brown biscuit that happens to be shaped in the form of a taco."
Here is their product shot:
Seen above is one of seven new variations they're testing, a Chicken with jalapeno honey sauce. Here's a quick list of all the ways you can get the Biscuit Taco:
Here's a real life look at Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Taco:
Here's the Biscuit Taco shell without anything in/on it:
The biscuit was good, albeit rich (real butter, real buttermilk), and their fried chicken variety is oddly unique, as they've made use of a tortilla chip batter for a delicious crisp. More on that in a different article.
The jalapeno honey sauce and gravy sauces are available for pairing with any of the 7 taco styles you choose.
Taco Bell mentioned to us that the biscuit taco went through a test in San Antonio, TX and Atlanta, GA, markets they desperately seek the approval of.
The taco is currently in testing in Orange County and Los Angeles areas for another week, so if you want to get your paws on them and judge for yourself, here's where you can do it: