Taco Bell: 2019 saw the end of the Meximelt and we still aren’t over it

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A view of Taco Bell located at 321 1st Ave. in Manhattan. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Taco Bell)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A view of Taco Bell located at 321 1st Ave. in Manhattan. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Taco Bell) /

Taco Bell did some major overhauling of their menu in 2019. And one of the longest running menu items, the Meximelt, was given the boot.

Long live the Meximelt! In 2019, Taco Bell decided to completely revamp their menu, and not only did a number of items get ditched, but even the look of the menu was revitalized. However, in the midst of all of this change, one of the longest running menu items was given the axe without any fanfare.

In a piece Thrillist did in August about the items that Taco Bell was removing from their menu, they mentioned how the fast food restaurant had taken the Meximelt and “quietly discontinued [it] earlier this year.” And while we knew about our favorite item on the menu being discontinued, after all we order it every time we hit up the Taco Bell drive-thru, seeing it in print made it even more real.

As 2019 comes to an end, I admit that I am still not over the decision to eliminate this long-running staple of the menu. This is a childhood favorite and something I really did grow up enjoying. It even has its own Wiki page! And according to that Wiki page, the Meximelt has been around for about 30 years.

But now it is just gone. No sign of it coming back to feed our need for that delicious mix of cheese and beef. And sure, we could get a soft taco, a burrito, or even a quesadilla, but none of them are quite as perfect as a Meximelt was.

After all, this is a flour tortilla stuffed with beef, pico de gallo, and the three cheese blend of a quesadilla. Sounds easy enough, but still only done right when made at Taco Bell as an actual Meximelt.

There are not enough words to describe how sad it is to see this menu item gone without even a word from Taco Bell. After 30 years, you would think the Meximelt deserved better from its creator.

And while it may not be the same, at least we have a copycat recipe from Life With the Crust Off to help satisfy us when those cravings hit. This will have to do as a way to get the deliciousness we want, while we wait hopefully for Taco Bell to change their mind and bring back this item we still aren’t over missing.

Perhaps Taco Bell will decide to give the Meximelt new life or maybe we will just have to think about the glory days of the Bell. Either way, we are not over this loss, and we may never be.

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Were you a fan of the Meximelt? Do you miss it as much as we do? Do you want Taco Bell to bring back the Meximelt? Tell us what you think in the comments.