Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!?

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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/27 09:14:15 (permalink)
and the cilantro taste is almost non-existent

 
Almost?  ANY cilantro taste says to me...
 
DO NOT ORDER!
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/27 11:19:51 (permalink)
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and the cilantro taste is almost non-existent


Almost?  ANY cilantro taste says to me...

DO NOT ORDER!

I had one last night...trust me, the taste is NOT REMOTELY NONEXISTENT. And the citrus chicken is...meh. Fake citrus.
 
By the way, my nephew is a manager at a corporate-owned Taco Bell. I am completely aware that the change in ingredients is a corporate decision, and that the manager has no choice what to serve. I was in no way implying differently. But that doesn't mean I have to like it, or that I don't think the decisions corporate has made don't suck.
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 01:53:45 (permalink)
Cilantro is the essence of good Mexican food.  
 
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 02:10:32 (permalink)
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Cilantro is the essence of good Mexican food.  


And to a rather large number of human beings, it tastes like soap.
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 10:32:05 (permalink)
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Cilantro is the essence of good Mexican food.  


 
You may like cilantro but many do not.  For us that can't stand the taste, it ruins ALL food.
 
Mexican food can be just as good without it as can Chinese food, Indian food, Thai food...
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 11:20:22 (permalink)
Thai uses a lot of cilantro. I love it in Tom Yum soup which I could eat everyday!
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 17:37:39 (permalink)
To those who assume Cilantro and cumin are "essences" of Mexican cuisine..............again, a trip south of the BORDER may open your eyes to some really nice alternatives.  Here in the US, we assume that they are indispensible, but only in the sense that they do pervade a lot of "cheapo" food..............I'm not big on either, so my US choices are seldom Mexican......but when in Mexico, I delight in the savoury and imaginative dishes folks come up with.......even in small Mom&Pop places
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/06/28 19:27:46 (permalink)
I like to be beaten over the head with cilantro, personally. Love it. But, I can't eat rice, so I'll never know how the cilantro rice tastes. Can't remember the last time I went to a TB anyhow, just too many better alternatives around here.
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/07/10 13:42:35 (permalink)
My partner and I each had a Cantina Bell Bowl for lunch today and we thought it was pretty good. Mine was steak which had a generous amount of good sized pieces that had been marinated. It does have a pretty strong cilantro flavor and a little spicy kick that must come from the marinade because the veggie version didn't have that. We'd order it again. And yes we have many mom and pop local Mexican places and some that even put out very bland over salted and over priced food. 
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/07/13 21:19:02 (permalink)
My nephew just sent me this. It makes me giggle.
 

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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/07/22 09:21:35 (permalink)
Taco Bell has blown it for me with this new menu. I LOATHE cilantro, and equally hate citrus anything...especiallty meat!! I do like their tacos, but for the love of god, could they possibly put more than a teaspoon of meat on them??
 
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/07/22 13:21:34 (permalink)
That's meat?
 
I thought I had it figured out when they were owned by Purina.
 
I actually like their cheap tacos for what they are. 
 
A friend tried the new menu yesterday and reported back to me.  She lives in Malone, Texas... population less than 100 I think.  Biggest towns near her are Waco and Hillsboro.
 
It was a big deal for her as her choices are quite limited.  She loved the corn but the rest of it just didn't do it for her.
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Re:Taco Bell is launching a "gourmet" menu!? 2012/07/22 15:13:49 (permalink)
Taco Bell is good but Del Taco is better!
I wish however that Taco Bell would offer the Bell Burger they used to have.
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