Whether it’s due to a refinement of fans’ taste buds over the years or an actual change in Taco Bell’s recipe, it would seem that some people are finding the newly returned Mexican Pizza underwhelming. TheStreet rounded up Twitter responses to the relaunch that expressed exactly that, with customers complaining about the shell’s saltiness and “weird aftertaste.” Some suspect that the shell is being made differently, saying it’s less “greasy” and crispy than the original.
Colette Bennett of TheStreet, a self-described “Mexican Pizza devotee,” also took issue with the relaunched menu item’s shell, which she writes is duller and more floury in flavor than the original. In a video titled “Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza is a MESS,” YouTuber TheReportofTheWeek called out the dish’s “cracker-esque” shell; “dry, bland” refried beans; and lack of spice. It’s just “not what it used to be,” he said upon a second bite. While there are no doubt people who are enjoying the revamped menu item, perhaps those who are disappointed will find solace in a Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe instead.