Crispy soft potato taco meet Cheesy Gordita Crunch

With the Cheesy Gordita Crunch officially returning to Taco Bell menus today — the hard taco inside the fried shell seems to disappear and reappear like the Loch Ness Monster — it only seemed right to put it up against one of the other new menu items.

The crispy potato soft taco (crispy potato bites, Pepper Jack sauce, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese) is the lucky entrée, because I’m not ready to face its starchy big brother — the bacon, potato and cheese burrito. As an aside, those looking for employment, shift managers are needed at the Taco Bell on 103rd and State Line (816-941-4223), but keep in mind that “smiles [are] required.”

The crispy potato soft taco has the classic smell of all soft tacos — the rich, almost sweet smell of flour tortilla, like bags of sugar that have been in your pantry for an indeterminate period of time. Underneath that is a hint of fried potato and what lies ahead for your palate.

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