Taco Bell’s new wrap and Dairy Queen’s new burger
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
Because social distancing is currently in place, many restaurants and fast-food places are still open—but only for takeout, drive-thru, and delivery. Some of the major fast food places are entirely closed for carryout and only available at the drive-thru. Even though it will still be a few months (maybe more) before I can get back to eating in a restaurant, there were a few interesting new food products that I wanted to eat when I was watching commercials in between coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a disclaimer, I want to mention that I made sure that I got the food products safely. I did not use public transit; I was instead was driven to the fast-food place or I would walk to it if it was nearby. And I made sure to practice social distancing when inside the fast-food place. After that, I quickly got back to my house to eat the delicious food. These are my thoughts on what I bought:
Taco Bell is currently offering a new wrap called the Grande Stacker; it’s filled with a lot of seasoned beef, cheese, rice, and optional chipotle sauce. The item is all folded up neatly and shows off its stacks of ingredients and grilled tortilla well. I ate the Chipotle Grande Stacker version of the wrap and it is very filling. The beef is quite flavourful as well as the cheese, while the chipotle sauce is not very spicy but still has a kick. The wrap is very big and easy to eat—as long as you’re holding it properly and making sure that the beef does not fall out.
I like steak and I also like to eat it in a burger. There are a few steakhouse burgers that I have eaten in the past couple of years—I especially enjoy the ones from Burger King. When I saw a commercial for Dairy Queen’s Loaded Steakhouse Burger, I had to have one. It is like a steak dinner in a burger and has delicious toppings that I, conveniently, like to have on a steakhouse burger. This meal has two beef patties with crispy onion rings and bacon on top. It additionally features cheese, and two steakhouse sauces—including an HP-style sauce and peppercorn sauce. The beef patties are a bit dry but still have the taste that you would expect from a steak in a classic steakhouse. The onion rings do add a bit of crunch to the burger and the steakhouse sauces make the beef patties more flavourful. I especially appreciate the HP-style sauce. The peppercorn sauce is strong but does not overpower the taste of the burger.
If you would
like the burger to be just as filling as an actual steak dinner, you can add
another beef patty to the burger—which also comes with more steakhouse sauces
to make it juicier.
While some of your favourite food products are currently not available
during the pandemic, these interesting new food products can still wow your