5 Best Taco Bell Items Available at Grocery Stores
Taco Bell's vast popularity has long ago broken the constraints of the fast-food industry. In 1996, the chain struck a licensing deal with the major food company Kraft, and has since launched dozens of retail items, including their legendary hot sauces, seasonings, and even tortilla shells. The products are available at grocery stores nationwide, including chains like Target, Walmart, and Amazon.
With so many Taco Bell products to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which ones are actually worth adding to your grocery list. We've done the research for you and compiled a list of five Taco Bell–branded groceries most worth buying. And for more on the latest fast-food trends, check out the 6 Most Anticipated Fast-Food Menu Items Launching This Year.
Taco Dinner Kits
Make Taco Tuesday easier and tastier than ever with these Taco Dinner Kits. No matter if you're a hard-shell or soft-shell taco lover, these kits have everything you need to recreate the Taco Bell experience at home. Each kit includes 10 or 12 tortillas or crunchy shells, taco seasoning, and the famous Taco Bell Mild Sauce. All you have to do is add in your meat of choice and all your favorite toppings.
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All Purpose Seasoning
These recently-launched seasonings are meant to be more versatile than the brand's existing 1-ounce seasoning packets available at retail. Their use can also extend well beyond classic Mexican fare to everything you're eating—from your morning scrambled eggs to your pasta dinner. . . It can all have a little taste of Taco Bell! The seasonings come in two versions, hot and mild, and are packaged in 6.25-ounce tubs.
Original Refried Beans
These refried beans taste exactly like they do when you order them from the chain, which makes them perfect for recreating all of your favorite Taco Bell tacos and burritos from the comfort of your own kitchen. In a taste test of refried beans conducted by Mercury News, these beans were a top pick, beating out major bean brands like Old El Paso and Bush's, and were described as "minimally mashed, but so creamy, earthy and perfectly seasoned that they taste like homemade."
Mild Restaurant Sauce
Taco Bell's hot sauces are the stuff of legends, but this Mild version is a particularly beloved pick among customers. It's an item with extremely high ratings on Target's website, maybe because its palatable amount of heat makes it extremely versatile and appetizing to all. But if you and your family like a little more heat, there are a few other increasingly hotter options, like Hot, Verde, and Fire. No more hoarding of those tiny restaurant packets!
Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning
Mouth-watering Taco Bell flavor but with less sodium? Count us in! Making tacos at home is inevitably healthier than ordering from the fast-food restaurant, but upgrade your seasoning with this Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning and you'll be satisfying your cravings while doing something good for your body. Currently available in 1-ounce packets only.
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