They offered me a chance to give the tacos a try, and I wholeheartedly accepted their offer. I'm already a big fan of Del Taco, and now early in 2014.. I looked forward to the chance of trying these healthier options. After all, I can always use another healthier dining option when it comes to my perpetual new years resolution of getting in better shape. I stopped by Del Taco last week for lunch during one of my days off, and decided to give the hard shell turkey tacos a try.
The quality of ingredients at Del Taco are always fresh and tasty, and prepared in store on a daily basis. And.. while the tacos looked and smelled delicious, I was dying to sink my teeth into them to see how the turkey tasted.
I've got to say that the consistency and taste of the turkey was top notch. Apart from a softer texture, and less greasy consistency, I really couldn't tell that the ground meat was turkey. It was full of flavor and neither bland or dry in any sense of the words.
Fast forward to the weekend. I was out running errands, and the turkey tacos I had eaten earlier in the week were weighing heavy on my mind. I decided to stop in and give the soft tacos a whirl, and was every bit as impressed with them, as I was with their hard shelled brethren.
I've got to say that I was very impressed with these turkey tacos all the way across the board. I may very well have to pick up a couple bags of these next time "taco night" rolls around! If you've got the inkling for tacos, want to explore a healthier option, and are near a Del taco restaurant, I highly recommend giving them a try.
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(official press release is below)
DEL TACO INTRODUCES TURKEY TACOS
All the Flavor. 33 Percent Less Fat.
Del Taco introduces Turkey Tacos, making the company the first Mexican fast food chain to offer ground turkey as a protein option. Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos feature lean, seasoned ground turkey that has 33 percent less fat than its seasoned beef yet offers the same craveable flavor. Each Turkey Taco has only 150 calories. Del Taco is also offering a Turkey CrunchTada Tostada, an extension of the company’s popular CrunchTada product line.
Priced at $1.29, the new Turkey Tacos are served in a crunchy corn or warm flour tortilla with freshly grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce and pico de gallo, made fresh daily at each Del Taco location. The Turkey Taco Meal, priced at $5, includes two tacos, chips with fresh pico de gallo salsa and a drink. When paired with a diet drink, the Turkey Taco Meal has only 430 calories. The product extends Del Taco’s line of “UnFreshing Believable,” high quality, great value menu selections.
“Turkey Tacos reinforce our guest promise to serve quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly prepared ingredients at an unbelievable price,” said John Cappasola, the company’s executive vice president and chief brand officer. “We’re proud to accommodate the growing number of guests who prefer turkey as a protein option but still want great flavor.”
“It’s exciting to see a major player such as Del Taco offer turkey as a protein option,” said Heidi Diller, registered dietitian-nutritionist who evaluated the product. “Not only do Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos have 33 percent less fat, they taste great!”
Get in on the Turkey Taco talk by using #letstalkturkey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit deltaco.com/turkey to download a coupon for a free Turkey Taco with any purchase. Price and participation may vary.