You could make an entire menu solely out of discontinued Taco Bell items. And that’s kind of what we’ve done here.
I have Taco Bell on the brain because of this story. Yes, it’s looking like 1222 Comm. Ave. in Allston, former home of beloved Boston venue Great Scott, could soon become a Taco Bell Cantina. As I wrote in that piece, I have mixed emotions. I loved Great Scott and it will be weird having something that’s not Great Scott at 1222 Comm. Ave. But hey, I love Taco Bell, too. And at least it’s not some crummy bank or nail salon.
I’ll be frank: I don’t eat as much Taco Bell as I used to. I have two meatless kids that waffle between vegetarian and vegan. And if you’re a parent like me, you know you’re eating what your kids are eating. So that makes me mostly meatless, too. And although the Bell has really beefed up (haha) their vegetarian and vegan menu offerings in recent years, those flavors I crave come from their beefier offerings.
Discontinued Taco Bell Items: Which Would You Bring Back?
I guess my Taco Bell heyday was back in the ’90s, when I was in high school and first got my driver’s license. When you’re a new driver, suddenly your fast food options are seemingly endless. I didn’t have a Bell nearby where I grew up in Greenwood, so my friends and I would cruise over to the location on Rt. 1 in Saugus to get our fix. And while Soft Taco Supremes and Bean Burritos ruled, it was those exotic items we loved the most.
That’s the subject of this week’s 12-Inch Poll. Below, I’ve rolled out a bunch of Taco Bell menu items that are no longer available. Scroll through the list, and after you wipe the drool off of your bottom lip, vote for the one you want most to bring back. And make sure you share the list with your friends so they can reminisce and vote, too. Be warned, though: you’re gonna want to make a run for the border real soon.