Taco Bell are adding Carolina Reapers to their delicious Quesaritos for a massive extra kick
What problems are there in life that a simple trip to Taco Bell can't fix? Uh... other than your fast food addiction. That doesn't count. Mexican food is one of life's underrated pleasures, and if you like meat, cheese and tangy sauces (like any self-respecting person), then why not head down to Taco Bell?
But in this and any other loving relationship, you've got to spice things up once in a while. In your personal life, that might committing to a date night once a week or trying out a new activity together. When it comes to your passionate tryst with Taco Bell, however, it's best to take that literally.
Ever had a Quesarito? No? Then I suggest you go out there and try one. Right now. You have internet on your phone, right? Okay, now make sure you take your phone with you so I can continue to talk to you about Taco Bell. Try not to get sauce on your mobile device, okay?
Mmmm. As far as burritos go, it's delicious, right? Rice, beef, sour cream, cheese and red tortilla strips are all great, aren't they? Now imagine how perfect it would be if you could have some hot sauce with that. But not just any hot sauce, folks; Taco Bell are testing out Quesaritos with Carolina Reaper hot sauce.
Yes, Carolina Reapers. As in, hottest chili pepper in the world, Carolina Reapers. So hot, they make Shaquille O'Neal run from studio sets in tears with just a single dusted tortilla chip, searching desperately for the nearest bottle of water. So hot, they make the Red Hot Chili Peppers look like a bunch of middle-aged, milquetoast musicians, phoning it in, desperately past their prime.
(Okay, so that last one isn't actually that hard to do.)
But the fact remains: after a cleverly cautious test on their nascent loaded french fries, Taco Bell were confident they could bring their red-hot chili sauce to a different type of food, and with their Quesaritos, they've started at a good place.
Now, whenever you get a Quesarito, you have the option of blending in the hot sauce in with your queso, and trust me: you're going to want to do that. At 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), there's literally nothing spicier than the Carolina Reaper, and the creamy cheese will stop you from burning your mouth to a crisp, while letting you enjoy the intense flavour that comes with that extra dose of capsaicin.
Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Well, my Taco Bell loving friends, you too can soon get your hands on an extra spicy Quesarito. Not quite yet, folks, but soon; they should be available on your Taco Bell menu come mid-November, when you can pick up an extra-spicy Quesarito.
They're not too shabby on price, either; you can pick one up on its own for $2.99, or if you feel like a bigger meal, you can get them as part of a $5 combo box with two Crunchy Tacos and a medium drink. Get in my belly. Muy caliente.