When we picture Thanksgiving meals, many of us think of the traditional flavors and dishes turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and stuffing that we enjoy each year with friends or family. But each November, Taco Bell introduces us with a new innovative “Friendsgiving” menu—and this year, they’ve truly outdone themselves. On Thursday last week, Taco Bell held their fifth annual “Friendsgiving” event at company headquarters in Irvine, California.
Menu items included dishes like Butternut Squash Chalupa Bites to start, which featured cotija cheese and caramelized onion. The main portion of the meal was full of amazing entrees and sides I could only ever dream up, like Baja Blast Glazed Ham and Gordita Bread Stuffing. What was on the Baja Blast Glazed Ham, you ask? The dish featured charred pineapple, lemon, and lime. An innovative dish called the “Turkerito” was also featured on the menu, and its classic Doritos Locos was present in both the mashed potatoes and the corn.
Obviously there was also dessert: Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apple Empanadas (excuse me?!) and Chocolate Churros with Ancho Chile Ganache. I don’t know about you, but I’m having major FOMO over this whacky menu.
The event, as always, is by special invite only, and the items from the Thanksgiving menu are not available to everyday Taco Bell customers, unfortunately. But you can dream about a Turkerito coming to a Taco Bell near you some day.