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Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Hi, I should have replied sooner but was busy. I did try the one you posted. It was pretty good but I didn't feel it was like the old original Taco Bell. But it was good.

Maybe HUNGRYMAN8 could do that one and see his opinion on it. Maybe I messed up something along the way.

Nov 11, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Hi Hungryman, I made the tacos using your recipe. They were very good. Not quite the original Taco Bell but getting there. For the life of me how did you come up with the "buttermilk" or milk with lime thing? Not saying it's not right but what lead you to that? I like the added touch of the tomato paste. That was good.

Nov 08, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Thank you very much!!!

Nov 01, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I remember the old Taco Bell buildings when they were Mexican looking and had the fire pits. Most of the old Taco Bell buildings were sold off and other fast food places use them now but you can still see what they used to be. Taco Bell sometimes took the existing ones and didn't sell them but remodeled into a modern boring looking characterless building. Last time I was in Hawaii, on Oahu I went to a Taco Bell that still used the old Mexican looking architecture. This was 2005. The food was not that good as we have discussed but the structure was beautiful.

Oct 30, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Oct 30, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains
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Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

That's like Burger King and McDonald's being laughed out of the US but some how BK and McD was not.

Oct 29, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Very true!

Oct 29, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I like that. I don't know how to do that though.

Oct 29, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Because many of the customers are not old enough to remember or old enough to be customers back in the '80s and '70s and before that or they don't have a good recollection if they were old enough. People are basically dense and have bad sense of taste and memory taste. Few here though like HUNGRYMAN, myself and others though do have a good taste of taste and taste memory.

Oct 28, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Hi sorry didn't try it yet. Was my birthday this weekend, actually yesterday (Monday) so people were visiting and I was going out. I will try probably next weekend.

Oct 28, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Thanks, I trust your taste too! This weekend can't make it because turns out have relatives visiting so busy with them but during the week after work I am gonna try to make it and post my thoughts. Thanks for posting your recipe!

Oct 25, 2014
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Liandre, welcome aboard. Maybe you would know this but I suspected the meat was 73/27 ground chuck, not 80/20 because I try to duplicate the old school Taco Bell at home, and although I don't have the seasoning right, the fat consistency seems to be right with 73/27. Could you please give us insight to what was in the spice pack, I mean what spices were used? Also run down the exact procedure to cooking the meat? I know you gave some insight but do you have more detail to tell? Thanks!

Oct 25, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Cool. I will try to make it this weekend. Thanks!

Oct 21, 2014
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I like what I see. I am going to try it but I am also going to try Hungryman's recipe too. Should be a cooking day Saturday trying different ones. Thank you.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Thanks. I will give it a go on the next weekend. I don't really think that lean Ground Beef is the right thing tho as the meat was greasy as heck way back when and I have made some Taco Bell with 73/27 and the grease content was right just not the flavoring because I didn't know the right recipe.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Former Taco Bell Employees, Please Help!!!

Thanks for posting it. I will try it out. I will next weekend as this weekend I can't. So how did you feel it was when you did it? Pretty close?

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Home Cooking

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Not sure about the chicken burrito that Todd Wilbur has the recipe for since I never had the chicken burrito at Taco Bell when they had it but the Taco Bell ground beef recipe he has is not right. I tried makign it and it wasn't correct. Maybe he was basing it off the current Taco Bell ground beef not the classic from 25 years and prior. But thanks for that link because it might be worth trying to make the chicken burrito with his recipe to see how it turn out and taste.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Exactly I'd rather spend more for a better tasking product but those bean counters at corporate probably are terrified that customers won't pay the extra 20 cents and they'll lose their customer base which isn't true because better food will get them in the door even if it cost a little more.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

First off, yes it does beat Chuck E. Cheese. Do you remember PJ Pazzaz? Not sure if I spelled that right. It was a chain also that was aimed at kids. There weren't many of them but sadly it folded probably late '80s early '90s. I remember going to it in the early '80s because they had a great video game section.

Secondly yes the good old days when the Shakey's employees wore straw hats and old style vest and clothing and they played the silent movies along with the player piano. Back then Shakey's was a big hit. It always was packed with customers and even to this day, the Shakey's near me is always packed. I think that's why the one near me is still open to this day. There are still a lot in the greater Los Angeles area. I know of a couple that have closed down but for the most part most that I knew of before are still open. If only they would just make the Mojos the right way I'd go there more. But then again I know the recipe so I can make them myself.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

No offense taken. It's not that one person who doesn't go will hurt their business, it's just I don't think it's very good anymore and I rather not go.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

Yeah it's probably not worth going 23 miles for a Shakey's but if you are out that way in the area I think you should try it. I mean the Mojos aren't good anymore, the pizza is okay but even that I think isn't as good as it used to be as well. The chicken is good. I am with you, I love Popeyes but the chicken at the Shakey's buffet is still pretty good and it's all you can eat so you might for scientific purposes so to speak go to the Shakey's to check out the food anyway.

Oct 19, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

Well they were awesome. Not just french fries or fried round potatoes. They were special. I am going to post the recipe for original Mojos here since Shakey's insist on not making them right. THey lost my business over this. I am going to post the recipe and hope that all those who loved them will make them at home and enjoy them since at the restaurant we can't any longer.

Oct 13, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

Come on people chime in.

Oct 11, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

"THE BEST AND ORIGINAL MOJO POTATOS"

Are you serious? They are not even the same as they used to be. About five years ago they changed them and they are not good like they used to be. Maybe you started eating them after they changed them and don't know how they were before. I think Jacmar changed them to save money.

Oct 11, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Exactly. Do you have Shakey's Pizza Parlour in your area? Well, if you have then you know Mojos. Mojos were awesome but now they are lousy. Have you had them lately? They don't even taste remotely the same or as good as they did. About 5 years ago they changed then. How can they do that and call them Mojos. I'm sure the bean counters at Shakey's or actually Jacmar, in Alhambra, CA, just a few miles from me, counted the pennies and figured cut back on the ingredients and type of ingredients and save 1 cent per Mojo produced and you know they make millions of those Mojos a year, therefore save a lot of money per year at the expense of the taste. I noticed that Jacmar bought out Shakey's in 2004 and shortly thereafter guess what Mojos suffered. Fortunately I figured out how to make them at home really well therefore I will never go to Shakey's again. They lost my business and maybe yours.

Oct 11, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

I know Baja Fresh claim to fame is they have no freezers. Nothing frozen, and everything fresh they say. They do have refrigerators but of course even if they use fresh ingredients they do need the refreg throughout the day. Sure it's not Taco Bell style of fast food but it's a bit more "authentic" Mexican. Too bad Taco Bell doesn't go back to fresh ingredients.

Oct 11, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

That's what I'm looking forward too, the final recipe!!! From there we open own chain of taco stands and put Taco Bell to shame!!!

Oct 01, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Sounds good. On the weekend, probably Saturday rather than Sunday I am going to try to make some again with 73/27 that is if Walmart has it and/or Ralph's. They did in the past but don't know if that is a regular item. I am gonna use the Fresh & Easy taco mix like last time except the normal one not the hot one. I don't know if it's much different than the Taco Bell brand taco mix or not but the hot one was pretty good but the heat was not needed. The hot taste was all wrong but I can tell that other than that it was good so I think the mild one will be good.

Please post your results of yours too.

Sep 30, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Agreed.

Also, if you have a Ralph's near you they will have 73/27. If you live back east or down south then you will have Kroger which owns Ralph's or the other way around, not sure. If you have one of those Kroger then they might have 73/27 but not sure since I have not been in a Kroger since Kentucky a couple months ago and don't recall. But try Ralph's or Kroger if you have one near you.

Sep 29, 2014
HoundDogz in Chains

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

Agreed. Taco Bell should be on the list of America's worst restaurants. That is if you could even consider it a restaurant.

Sep 27, 2014
HoundDogz in Features