Fast food companies are stepping all over each other in an effort to woo customers from competitors and the latest offering from Taco Bell proves that. Coincidently (or not) aligned with Halloween, Taco Bell has released the Forbidden Bowl and the Forbidden Burrito, both of which contain black rice.
Before you roll your eyes at yet another charcoal activated food item, black rice is the star ingredient and it’s called that because it was once reserved only for Chinese royalty.
The Forbidden Bowl features the black rice (which, according to Taco Bell, is packed with antioxidants), alongside deep-fried avocado slices and a brand-new, bright-orange Forbidden Sauce. Like Taco Bell’s usual bowls, it gets topped with “seasoned beef, shredded chicken, grilled chicken, or steak” and black beans, lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes while you can get the burrito with the same ingredients.
In a move to win over even more customers with the presentation, Taco Bell has also swapped out its signature plastic bowl for a paper one (yay for the environment).
However, there is a catch. The Forbidden items will only be available at the Taco Bell at 2222 Barranca Parkway in Irvine from September 14 through 21. So, if you’re anywhere in that locale, hop to it and let us know just what the Forbidden dishes taste like!