Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Burrito Sub-par

What has Taco Bell done with Burrito Supremes? I hadn’t had one in many years until last night, but I KNOW they don’t taste the same. When I say the same, I’m talking the same as they did 25 years ago. I had my first BS in 1981 and it instantly became my late night munchie of choice. I loved those things. I’ve had many over the years since then and it just seems like Taco Bell has slowly evolved the BS until today it’s almost inedible.

Now, before you suggest that maybe things like Burrito Supremes do taste the same, it’s just my older and more sophisticated (snort!) palate doesn’t appreciate what it once did. But wait! Other fast food classics like Big Macs, Whoppers, anything KFC, and Wendy’s chili all taste the same to me. Not that I eat much of that stuff anymore, but on the rare occasions that I do, I find no substantial difference from what I remember back in the day. Except for Burrito Supremes.

Thing is, I think TB uses the same ingredients it used to. I couldn't identify anything new. Maybe it's the proportion of the ingredients, maybe the seasoning is different. All I know is, BS's, like everything else, has changed over the years.

5 comments:

College One said...

Maybe it's the grease they put in it? It seemed like late 90s ish everyone was changing their grease and stuff like that to make themselves healthier (mcdonalds, for instance).

Or... and this isn't meant to be rude... But technology's changed in 25 years. They're probably using different types of microwaves and such, which have different efficiencies in cooking, which could also explain a diff. taste. Maybe it's something to do with tacos in the new stuff, which is why you don't notice it in other foods...

~College One

Dave said...

CO,

Yeah, I didn't think about the preparation being a factor. Still, the other fast fooders have all modified their prep methods and they seem to be able to retain the essance of thier flavors. Maybe you just can't mess with the perfect junk food burrito like you can a burger.

rickmonday said...

I like the burritos at El Presidente downtown....I prefer the buffalo chicken ones...

Anonymous said...

I like Jolly Tamale's food best of all.

Anonymous said...

Taco Gringo sanchos for me...beats a burrito hands down.
Mrs TEH