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REVIEW: Taco Bell New Cantina Hen Menu


Taco Bell’s new Cantina Hen Menu options three main new elements:

  1. A slow-roasted rooster with a mixture of Mexican seasonings, together with garlic, onions, and chilies.
  2. Avocado Verde Salsa that options tomatillos, inexperienced chili peppers, and avocado pulp.
  3. Shredded purple cabbage.

Okay, the addition of purple cabbage makes it extra like 2.5 main new elements, however the purple stuff is a welcomed addition that not solely brings coloration but in addition a satisfying crunch to these menu gadgets with it.

Cantina Hen Crispy Taco

This was my favourite from the brand new menu, which options slow-roasted rooster, three-cheese mix, creamy jalapeño sauce, and three-cheese mix grilled on the surface of a white corn tortilla shell. Certain, it seems just like the white corn tortilla shell bought bear-hugged by the grill press as a result of it was nearly cut up into two after I pulled it out of its wrapper, however it’s nonetheless pleasant.

There are few elements, however what made the distinction for me was the cheese grilled on the shell, which gave it a unique crunchy texture and a notable cheesiness that additionally let the jalapeño sauce and the delicate flavors of the slow-roasted rooster come by way of. It was a pleasant tacky rooster taco with a slight kick from the jalapeño sauce, and the addition of the Avocado Verde Salsa gave it a gentle avocado taste, making it style even higher.

Worth: $3.79*
Ranking: 8 out of 10
Diet Info: 290 energy, 16 grams of fats, 6 grams of saturated fats, 50 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 520 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, lower than 1 gram of sugar, and 16 grams of protein.

Cantina Hen Smooth Taco

The gentle taco model doesn’t comprise the very same elements because the crispy taco. It’s full of slow-roasted rooster, avocado ranch sauce, lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese.

Peel again that flour tortilla, and also you’ll see a rainbow of elements I don’t discover fairly as tasty because the crispy taco model. There are plenty of completely different flavors right here, extra so when the Avocado Verde Salsa is added, however amongst these flavors, it’s exhausting to note the rooster. Perhaps mine didn’t have a lot, or perhaps there’s an excessive amount of of a rainbow of elements. It’s a positive tasting product, however it was sort of a letdown after tasting the crispy taco one first.

Worth: $3.99*
Ranking: 6 out of 10
Diet Info: 210 energy, 10 grams of fats, 3.5 grams of saturated fats, 40 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 520 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.

Cantina Hen Burrito

This menu merchandise has double the slow-roasted rooster than the gentle taco model, avocado ranch sauce, creamy chipotle sauce, lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese in a flour tortilla. So mainly, it’s a thicker, meatier, and saucier Cantina Hen Smooth Taco, however it tastes higher than the smaller menu merchandise.

With extra rooster stuffed inside, the protein and its seasonings are extra noticeable than with the gentle taco. What’s not noticeable is the cheddar cheese, however that was anticipated with the inclusion of two sauces. With more room in a burrito-sized flour tortilla for added rooster, there’s extra of a taste steadiness, even with the inclusion of the Avocado Verde Salsa, which sort of makes it style like there’s slightly guacamole in it. Total, a strong tasting product.

Generally, I make enjoyable of Taco Bell with these cut up burrito pictures by saying it’s all the time a sea of brown, purple, and white, however the purple cabbage right here provides some desperately wanted coloration. However let’s be trustworthy, the variety of of us who lower Taco Bell burritos in half is tiny. Raises hand.

Worth: $7.59*
Ranking: 7 out of 10
Diet Info: 540 energy, 30 grams of fats, 9 grams of saturated fats, 85 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 1170 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

Cantina Hen Quesadilla

The only of the Cantina Hen menu options the rooster, creamy chipotle sauce, and a three-cheese mix in a folded and grilled flour tortilla. This appeared the right vessel to showcase the brand new slow-roasted rooster and Avocado Salsa Verde as a result of there’s little within the quesadilla to get in the way in which for those who don’t dip it into the included guacamole and bitter cream containers.

Nonetheless, with out the brand new sauce or any of the dips, the quesadilla’s taste doesn’t actually tickle my style buds. However even with them, I can’t say I loved this as a lot as the opposite choices on the Hen Cantina Menu. Including the guacamole and bitter cream overwhelms the elements within the quesadilla, and the brand new sauce enhances the avocado-ness of the guacamole. Whereas the menu merchandise is ok, I’d decide some other Cantina Hen Menu merchandise over this one.

Worth: $7.99*
Ranking: 6 out of 10
Diet Info: 570 energy, 32 grams of fats, 16 grams of saturated fats, 90 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 1330 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 29 grams of protein.

Cantina Hen Bowl

Lastly, we have now the priciest of the bunch but in addition essentially the most filling. It comes with slow-roasted rooster, seasoned rice, black beans, Avocado Ranch sauce, reduced-fat bitter cream, lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, and cheddar cheese. I’m a fan of any bowl Taco Bell dumps a number of elements into, and I’m positively a fan of this one.

However with largely the identical elements as earlier bowls, all of it tastes too acquainted, even with the brand new rooster and the squeezing of a whole Avocado Salsa Verde pouch throughout it. As a result of it incorporates a beneficiant serving to of guacamole, the brand new sauce sort of blends in with the avocado, making it much less noticeable. However I did just like the purple cabbage on this. I do know. Praising purple cabbage appears bizarre, however as I discussed at the start of this assessment, it does add coloration and crunch. Regardless of tasting much like earlier Taco Bell bowls, I’d repurchase it.

Worth: $9.99*
Ranking: 7 out of 10
Diet Info: 490 energy, 24 grams of fats, 7 grams of saturated fats, 80 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 1150 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

*As a result of I dwell on a rock in the course of the Pacific Ocean, issues are a bit pricier right here. You’ll in all probability pay lower than I did.

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