“We’ve long been a food disruptor, and this time is no different,” Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Global Chief Food Innovation Officer, said in a press release. “We’ve seen our industry follow patterns of sameness, but we understand that consumers are looking for creativity and craveability in this space. So whether someone is craving plant-based protein or crispy chicken or gooey cheesiness, we have something that’s not only flavorful, but also uniquely Taco Bell.”
The vegan chalupa shell is available at an Irvine, California location until June 27.
— Mariana🌱 (@marianavtp) June 24, 2021
A traditional chalupa shell is made from crunchy fried chicken. The vegan chalupa option can be made dairy-free for a full vegan experience.
Taco Bell is taking another step to making all consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025 with its new hot sauce recycling program. The company also announced a plant-based protein test recently.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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