On the hour of battery life I have left, I’m writing this review to you because I know I’m late. I’ve been a very bad Foodette and am reaping the punishment now. I’m writing this on a bus, albeit, a spacious one, but a bus nonetheless.
So before this singular and delightful experience, I must say, I was rather dubious of the entire concept of the “fourthmeal” that Taco Bell had been shilling in its advertising. But it was 11:38 PM, FoodZ and I were starving, and the powdered Gatorade and Doritos in the house were not cutting it. Only thing to do was take a trip.
I was hungry, but I didn’t want a meal, and I certainly didn’t want anything fried from the combination KFC. Realizing that I was late on the whole idea of the volcano menu concept, I still decided that the volcano taco was the right thing to get. And when you order at this particular Taco Bell late at night, they often stock your food with extra food or take an item off your order and give it to you free so they can get rid of extra stuff.
So, the volcano taco. It was tiny, but like Napoleon, it packed a punch and did the job. The shell was bright red, a feature I’d forgotten but much enjoyed, but was inexplicably greasy. It did a good job of holding the food in together and not making a mess. The lettuce was abundant, and I could have done without, but was pleased with how crunchy and fresh it was. The taco was not one that had been sitting for a long time under a heat lamp. The shredded cheese was also superfluous, as the taco had cheese sauce that did the job. It made more of a mess than anything else, and I ended up just scooping it out and eating the remainder of the taco plain.
Honestly, if I could have had a taco, a sandwich, an anything, topped with the beef mixture and the lava sauce, I would. Top garbage with that stuff, honestly. It was delicious. The sauce had a really nice burn, and it’s nice to see that Taco Bell isn’t afraid to add a little more spice to their products. It was cheesy, gooey, and the beef was spot on good. I like tacos to have a little more moisture. I just think it holds everything together well.
And for the price, it was the perfect thing to satisfy my hunger. I can definitely see this becoming a staple in my food, especially with the quality of meat that they use and the size of the product. I don’t need a full meal to feel satisfied. One of these will definitely do the job!
8/10- HOT HOT HOT!