I'm not generally a fan of Taco Bell. I find that, aside from the occasional diversions like the Volcano Taco and the Blackjack Taco, the offerings on the menu are pretty bland. Had it not been for their monopoly on Mountain Dew Baja Blast, I would probably never set foot in the place. Yet, the prospect of having something that's actually spicy from a fast food restaurant lured me in this week. Taco Bell's newest menu addition, the Dare Devil Loaded Griller. Each DareDevil Loaded Griller features a grilled burrito filled with seasoned beef, red tortilla chips, nacho cheese, and one of three spicy sauces: Mild Chipotle, Hot Habanero, and Fiery Ghost Pepper. What caught my attention was the Fiery Ghost Pepper.
A lot of fast food places have been using "Ghost Pepper" as a marketing gimmick lately and have come up short when it came down to actually bringing the heat. So, when I tried the Fiery Ghost Pepper Dare Devil Loaded Griller at Taco Bell earlier this week, I was expecting a dud. After eating one, though, I was pleasantly surprised. There's actually some kick to it; not enough to set off any alarms, but enough that it'll have you reaching for your Baja Blast. It's like eating a Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito with Volcano Sauce. The ghost pepper sauce is also the only one of the new sauce offerings that isn’t
sour cream-based, so as soon as you taste it, you'll feel the heat. The other two sauces feature a spicy build up rather than immediate heat. The ghost pepper sauce is more vinegary and seemed to overpower everything else while soaking into the texture of the tortilla chips. making it hard to distinguish the flavors of
Several hours after eating it, I found that the Taco Bell Fiery Ghost Pepper Dare Devil Loaded Griller was aptly named, as it continued to haunt my bowels for the rest of the night.