Taco Bell to offer a Vegan Nacho Sauce
Taco Bell is known for its flexible menu, making it easy to drop non-vegan ingredients or replace them with ingredients such as beans and guacamole to create a vegan option. The chain says its vegetarian options made up 23% of its 2022 product sales. But a key ingredient in Tex-Mex food is cheese, and there hasn’t been a suitable replacement for that for vegans…until now.
Taco Bell recently announced its first-ever vegan nationwide menu item: Nacho Fries with Vegan Nacho Sauce. Certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association, two different portion sizes will be available across the country – regular and large. They’re using soy as the main base for their Vegan Nacho Sauce, to accommodate people with nut allergies.
This summer, Taco Bell did a test run of their Vegan Crunchwrap in cities with “notable vegan populations” – Los Angeles, New York City and Orlando, Florida. The test run, which included the Vegan Nacho Sauce, was overwhelmingly positive.
Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer, said in a press release. “This sauce, born from the success of our Vegan Crunchwrap, represents Taco Bell’s commitment to providing delicious, craveable food for a variety of lifestyles — whether you’re vegan, flexitarian or want to try something new, there’s a place for you at our table.”