Plans for a special birthday celebration are in the works for one of Taco Bell’s fan-favorite drinks.
Baja Blast, the Mountain Dew soda created for Taco Bell customers, turns 20 this year. To celebrate, the fast food chain is bringing new dessert items to its menu for a limited time.
Taco Bell announced the new treats—along with a full slate of other menu items coming to restaurants soon—during a press conference in Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 9.
One of the delicious new desserts will be the Baja Blast Gelato, a gelato-style ice cream made in the soda’s famous teal color. All Taco Bell locations will have the gelato available for customers to purchase for a limited time at the end of this summer, though exact dates have not yet been announced.
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Though the general timing of the gelato’s debut wasn’t previously known, Taco Bell did give the dessert a limited trial launch last year. The gelato was available for customers to try for two weeks last summer at one location in Irvine, Calif., according to food influencer Markie Devo.
Following Taco Bell’s press conference, Devo shared information on Instagram regarding two other Baja Blast-inspired dessert items that the company hinted are on the way: a Baja Blast Pie and a Baja topping for the restaurant’s Cinnamon Twists. Taco Bell hasn’t yet announced release dates for either of these two new menu items.
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In addition to its new desserts, Taco Bell told fans several other food items will soon be added to its menu—and new hot sauce packets featuring updated designs are also on the way. One new sauce, an avocado verde salsa, will complement Taco Bell’s forthcoming Cantina Chicken Menu. The company announced that customers will vote on which of two fan-favorites—the Caramel Apple Empanada or the Meximelt—will return in time for Halloween.
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