Taco Bell may try to replicate a San Diego favorite: The California burrito

Taco Bell's "loaded fries" burrito sounds familiar
Posted at 2:11 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 17:20:30-05

(KGTV) - Taco Bell is taking aim at California - perhaps San Diego, more specifically - with a new item being tested in Virginia.

The company is known for many interesting takes on fast-food: Kit Kat quesadillas, naked egg taco shells, Doritos-shelled tacos. The list goes on.

But their latest product seems to be trying to replicate a classic favorite among many San Diegans: The California Burrito.

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Taco Bell is testing out "loaded fries burritos," packed with french fries, ground beef, nacho cheese sauce, and tomatoes, according to Food Beast. The San Diego-born burrito is traditionally made with carne asada meat, fries, cheese, guacamole and salsa fresca.

According to Food Beast, Taco Bell is offering three varieties of the product. Chipotle (which comes with a chipotle sauce instead of guacamole), Supreme (which has neither chipotle sauce or guac), and the California (which comes with guac).

The news of Taco Bell's foray into San Diego cult cuisine wasn't met with cheers by some though:

The burritos are being sold for $1.99 each and are also available in company's $5 box with a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, a crunchy taco, and a medium drink. Taco Bell is currently testing the burrito in Charleston, W. Va., through late December, according to Food Beast.