Oprah’s Favorite Hot Sauce Is Coming to Your Taco Bell Order
The chain is teaming up with TRUFF to test Truff Nacho Fries and a Loaded Truff Fries Burrito.
Taco Bell’s beloved Nacho Fries just got a very flavorful and fancy upgrade! The restaurant chain announced today that it has teamed up with TRUFF — a line of luxury condiments infused with black truffles (that includes Oprah’s favorite hot sauce) — to test two new menu items. The newbies, Truff Nacho Fries and a Loaded Truff Fries Burrito, are available at one Taco Bell in Newport Beach, California, until August 31.
Nacho Fries have been changing the game since their debut in 2018. While fries are typically paired with ketchup, Taco Bell’s popular Nacho Fries are served with nacho cheese sauce. With this new partnership, that warm nacho cheese sauce is combined with Truff’s “ultra-unique blend of real black truffles and red chili peppers to create the ultimate flavor experience.” Additionally, this venture marks the first time Taco Bell has collaborated with another brand on a new sauce.
“We’re always looking for ways to serve up new innovations to our fans, and this partnership with TRUFF takes our beloved Nacho Fries to a new level,” Rene Pisciotti, executive chef at Taco Bell Corporation said in a statement. “TRUFF is rapidly growing and becoming the go-to, luxury hot sauce line, so it makes total sense for us to join forces and bring the world new spicy creations.”
Here’s what dinners can expect from these new TURF-topped menu items. The Loaded TRUFF Nacho Fries feature boldly seasoned fries topped with steak, TRUFF Nacho Cheese Sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato and reduced-fat sour cream. Similarly, the Loaded TRUFF Fries Burrito includes all of the ingredients of the Loaded TRUFF Nacho Fries wrapped in a warm tortilla.
“We are constantly inspired by Taco Bell’s ability to evolve with pop culture and create conversation-generating experiences, which is why the brand immediately stood out as the perfect partner for our first-ever QSR offering,” Nick Guillen, co-founder and co-CEO at TRUFF shared. “Together, we’ve created an unexpected mashup of TRUFF and Taco Bell sauces that is distinctively delicious. We are excited to share this game-changing sauce and elevate the conventions of fast-food.”
In order to try either of these new items, you’ll have to head to a Taco Bell in Newport Beach located at 4101 Jamboree Road. There, customers can snag Truff Nacho Fries and/or a Loaded Truff Fries Burrito until August 31, 2021, while supplies last. Both menu items are priced at $3.49 plus tax and $0.65 for the sauce a la carte.
Though there’s no word on whether or not these TRUFF-infused dishes will ever be available at additional Taco Bell locations nationwide, they could become more widely available if they test well, as Taco Bell’s pilot program for new dishes often leads to menu changes. The California-based chain has recently tested the Cravetarian Taco (in April) and the Naked Chalupa with a Crispy Plant-Based Shell two months later.
Are you eager to try the new menu items made with TRUFF?