Herman here! Flying solo today. Denny is M.I.A, and probably for good reason. I’m pretty sure the Volcano Quesarito from Taco Bell would liquefy his guts, HO HO! Oh wells. I can handle a little heat. I’m not scared.
So like most reviews, the Fewd Snobs usually do a little research first. I went to Taco Bell’s website to check out what they had to offer. First of all, I just have to say, if you haven’t seen Taco Bell’s new website, count yourself lucky. It’s terrible. Everything is massive. There are animations everywhere. I feel sorry for people trying to view this from a slower computer. I bet it takes 30 seconds to load. I don’t know what they were thinking. It looks like they just designed it for viewing from a phone and nothing else. They even shortened the URL to “TA.CO”. Really?? Whatever.
There was one redeeming quality to the site. They give you the option to customize your order. That’s right people. You can now order Taco Bell online. And if that wasn’t enough, they are even delivering in several major cities. Can I get a ‘MERICA? Anyone? Ya….
So like I said, maybe it’s an okay idea to be able to customize your order online so you know it’s right the first time. I’ve certainly had a few orders messed up in my day. Don’t get me wrong though. I am not dogging on fast food order takers. After all, Denny and I may be joining them if we don’t start making some money on this site! Advertise Here! #HermanSellout 🙂
Anyway, I decided I would try the new Volcano Quesarito Box. I am usually happy with their Grilled Stuft Burritos, and this looked to be a similar variation. Just with the addition of the killer, gut burning Lava Sauce. So off to Taco Bell I went.
The first thing I’ll mention is that at first, I thought they got my order wrong. The website showed the Volcano Quesarito Box having its own special design. As you can see from the feature image, this one was obviously the gold PS4 box instead. Whatever. When I opened it, I found the red labeled Quesarito. So all was good, so far…
So I unwrapped my goodies. Included in the box (above from right to left) is a standard Beef Taco, a Doritos Locos Taco, and the infamous Volcano Quesarito, plus a medium drink. The default Locos Taco is the Nacho Cheese one. I opted for the Cool Ranch one instead. Why? Cause I do what I want! And Denny isn’t here to bitch about it! HA HA HO HO!
Time to dive in!
Since the review is really mostly about the new Volcano Quesarito, I won’t dwell too much on the tacos. All I will say is that I have always really liked Taco Bell’s tacos. I also will say that the addition of the Doritos Locos tacos is GENIUS! I mean, who doesn’t like Doritos??? So ya, these were no different. Other than the shells broke a little, but whatever. I’m not gonna complain about something like that. I wolfed them down just the same.
On to the main event. The Volcano Quesarito. When I decided to review this, my first question was this: What the hell is a Quesarito?? Honestly, I still don’t know the answer to that, and I’ve eaten one! Taco Bell’s dumb new website does not give any kind of description. Just what’s in the box. See for yourself: Volcano Quesarito Box – Taco Bell
From the looks of it, I am guessing it is just their take on a quesadilla/burrito hybrid.
Take a good look at that cheese. It looks so innocent. But no! Don’t let it deceive you. This is no ordinary nacho cheese sauce. This is the dreaded Lava Sauce. The sneaky bastards slipped it in between the layers of tortillas. And there is PLENTY of it.
Usually when I eat a burrito from Taco Bell, I douse it in their branded hot sauce. Let me tell you, there is NO NEED HERE! This stuff is hot! Taco Bell is not kidding around here. The name Lava Sauce is appropriate. There was so much cheese that I had it dripping all over the place. And it was glorious!
These things are mean. They are a good size. Pretty much the same as the Grilled Stuft Burrito.
Personally, I can’t stand when they put sour cream in a burrito and it ends up all at the end. GROSS! No issues here though. The distribution of ingredients was good. Plenty of meat and rice in the middle. Plenty of cheesy goodness on the outside. So well done Taco Bell. I salute you!
Now for the price. What I like about Taco Bell is that you have options. If all you want is a quick snack, a couple tacos is fine, or even a plain burrito. Their prices are reasonable for what you get. This was not really any different. The whole combo will set you back $5.99, at least in our area, and I am okay with that. You get two tacos, a decent sized burrito/quesadittto or whatever, drowning in lava cheese, and a medium drink. Not bad. It certainly filled me up.
The Quesarito by itself is also only $2.49, should you just want that. I would much rather get something like this than pay 5 freakin’ dollars for that sorry excuse of a Halloween cheeseburger from Burger King. The price was the scariest part. The only thing these two food items have in common is that they both induce some unwanted side effects in the bathroom. I know, I know, TMI. I’ll stop there, LOL.
If you are worried about the heat, just grab a plain Quesarito without the Lava Sauce.
That’s all I got! Go grab a box or two. You won’t be disappointed.