USA TODAY reported Taco Bell is offsetting its health-minded efforts to reduce salt and artificial flavoring and colors from its menu items by introducing Cap’n Crunch doughnut holes. Sounds like the perfect companion for Doritos Locos Tacos and Fritos-filled Beefy Crunch Burritos.
Taco Bell to offer Cap’N Crunch doughnut holes
Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY
Taco Bell is trying its best to win National Doughnut Day.
The fast food chain — which pioneered the “fourth meal” — announced on Friday that it will begin selling Cap’n Crunch doughnut holes nationally starting July 2.
The company began testing the item — which they’ve dubbed Cap’N Crunch Delights — earlier this year at a store in Bakersfield, Calif. The warm doughnut holes covered in Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries cereal and filled with “milk icing.”
Company officials decided to take sugary treat national after “overwhelmingly positive” response from customers in Bakersfield, Taco Bell spokeswoman Ashley Sioson.
The doughnut holes will be offered in packs of 2 for $1.00, 4 for $1.69 or 12 for $4.49.
The big announcement on National Doughnut Day — the holey celebration of America’s favorite morning pastry and successor to the Salvation Army Doughnut Day — comes after Taco Bell announced this week that it would begin testing beer, wine and spiked-freezes at a soon-to-open Chicago location.
The boozy Taco Bell is expected to open up later this summer.