A friend of mine is hosting quite an ambitious taco bike tour (El Tour de Taco) today throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Without a bike, I resorted to Taco Bell to try their new Black Jack Taco (black shell taco with beef and pepper jack sauce). I didn’t see it on the menu and I was a little nervous to ask if they had “the Black Taco” while two black girls were standing waiting for their order. But then I remembered it was called the “Black Jack” so all was good.
The black shell reminds me of blue corn chips, even though it’s most likely food coloring.Â It’s like when I tried Pepsi Crystal and thought it tasted like Sprite, only because of the visual association. Although the black shell doesn’t do anything different outside of appearances, the Black Jack is a winner with that zesty pepper jack sauce. I didn’t need to add flavor via taco sauce like I usually do.
Note that prices vary. $1.49 in NY.