Taco Bell is testing plant-based meat at some locations

Taco Bell is now joining the fast-food chain that offers meat alternatives.

Taco Bell is testing plant-based meat at some of its locations.

According to the company, the product is a soy and pea protein blend inspired by classic Taco Bell flavors.

So far, Taco Bell is only testing the vegan option at its Birmingham, Alabama market with the launch of the new Crispy Melt Taco.

The taco is a white corn husk tortilla layered with layers of a melty blend of shredded cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey pepper jack cheese, along with warm nacho cheese sauce.

The taco then offers a selection of proteins. Customers can choose to have seasoned beef or the new plant-based protein in their taco.

The taco is then topped with lettuce, more cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and reduced-fat sour cream.

The Crispy Melt Taco is available for $2.49.

The company says the American Vegetarian Association has certified the protein as vegan and it can be added to other menu options.


“Taco Bell defines ‘vegan’ as free from animal ingredients,” reads a press release. “However, it is important to note that in some restaurants we use the same frying oil to prepare dishes that may or may not contain animal ingredients. Vegan and animal ingredients are handled together and cross-contact can occur.”

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