Taco Bell holds a v special place in our hearts. Like...a VERY special place.
But Taco Bell as we know it did not come into this world fully formed, Athena-esque, in all its current splendor. Here are some of the product releases that defined its evolution and satisfied our most exquisite yearnings.
When they first opened in 1962, they already had one of our favorite sauces (Taco Bell isn't really Taco Bell without it):
As we entered the '90s, Taco Bell got a makeover. No more browns and reds, just the purples and pinks that are still making it look fresh AF today.
The '90s also meant Gorditas. Warm, pillowy, soft-shelled Gorditas.
Next, the Chalupa emerged on the scene in 1999. If the world ended with Y2K, at least we could all say we'd had the Chalupa.
In 2004, a frigid wave of seafoam-green glory enveloped us: the Baja Blast.
A year later, the Crunchwrap Supreme erupted into our lives. This item didn't discriminate — it had EVERYTHING in it.
But how were we supposed to eat all of this amazingness in one day? 2006 had the answer: Fourthmeal.