I've been on an unexplainable Taco Bell kick lately. I think it's in the interest of self-preservation.
Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco Wow! How I love thee. Grilled chicken, I think, cheese, lettuce and tomatos, and... uh, ranchero sauce. Delicious! It tastes a lot like you'd expect and a lot like you don't expect, but whatever you expect, it's actually really great. Mine was fresh and came with a healthy serving of... ranchero. Con: it's a little pricey at $1.79. 4/5 [free colin]s
1/2 lb Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito It's a great item but don't eat it two days in a row. Like I just did. Cheese overload. Once every, say, two days, perfectly fine. The cheese hits you like a freight train. Imagine yourself on a dance floor in disco-fever L.A. The girl with the rainbow boa comes around... fluffing it in your face one time, two times, three... suddenly you are presented with a plate of white powder. Let it pass, for the next tray holds what you really desire. Yes. A platter of fully melted Taco Bell cheese, straight off the assembly line. Bob worked hard to make it for you. Bob works hard for the money because he really needs to make another payment on his Integra. Take a big, hearty bite and reflect on why America is so great. Do you feel better now? Also, I'm pretty sure it's not a full 1/2 lb. That might be a negative OR a positive. Therefore I'm awarding it 3.5/5 [free colin]s the first time you eat it but only 2.5/5 [free colin]s for the repeat visit.
One sad bit of news is that the Cheesy Gordita Crunch (not to be confused with the Nacho Cheese Gordita, mind you) has disappeared into the ethos. Fear not, it's likely to return on a cycle like many of the other successful exotic items have in the past.