Food of the Eighties, Taco Light from Taco Bell
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Light, flaky, shell filled with beef, sour cream, tomatoes...it was delicious! Not sure why Taco Bell took it off the menu! LOVED THEM!!!!
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Craig Hubbard - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Back in the 80's, the nearest TB was 35 miles away. If I was in the neighborhood, I would stop in and have a couple. I even ate them when I was out west visiting family. Then they disappeared. My wife said she also liked the light as well. It wasn't cheap, but it was real good. One of my favorites.
Ron - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Way back in the eighties, I had worked at a Taco Bell restaraunt in Northern California. When the Taco Light came aboard our menu my friends and I couldn't get enough. That crispy, airy light shell, along with sour cream and tomatoes is what made it "light". I could be wrong, but I believe they took it off the menu because the shell kept breaking when they would fry them in the store, or breaking before the customer would open the wrapper. I say,"who cares, It's gonna get chewed up anyway". I wish TB would bring it back, "for a limited time only", as a marketing test to see if it should be back for good. Please, Taco Bell, please???
Carol - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these, I ate them all the time. I havent found anything on the Taco Bell menu I like as much since. Wish they would come back!!
Brian from Canton MI. - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I want my toco light back.
Thomas - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved those as well...So I figured out a way to get the same taste just a little different vehicle. I order tostadas and ask that they be made on the mexican pizza shell (flour tortilla) add sour cream and you have it.
Yum - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
These were the best!! I wish they would bring them back..
Mike - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the Taco Light even though I remember thinking the sour cream in the print ad looked like a bone. Great taco though.
Steve R. - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved those things. My favorite TB treat... Bring 'em back!
Bonnie - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I have craved those for years! I was just talking about them with my kids and looked them up online...please someone find a way to bring them back!!!! Love me some taco light! I would probably order them 3-5 times a week minimum!!!
Robin - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
omg.. i totally remember these and they were SO amazing. I saw articles about how it isn't "light" at all and it has a bunch of calories blah blah blah but I believe they were referring to how light the shell was. Oh how I wish TB would bring these back.. they were one of the best things they have ever had on their menu!
Jennifer - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
The taco lights were the best! I was just a kid when I remember getting them at Taco Bell but they were so good... and then all of a sudden they were gone! Taco Bell really should bring these back! The shell was the best part!
Debbie - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes! Please bring them back! These tasted better than any other taco on the menu. Loved the shells and still crave them! If they won't bring them back then they could at least share the recipe!
Todd - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I ate these every Friday afternoon after college classes. They were SO good.
BM - September 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Like the "bring back taco light" facebook page!
Craig p - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved the taco light. Crispy and crunchy, it broke all into pieces when you ate it but it was great anyway.
Chuck M - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Taco Bell is constantly changing their menu, and nothing they offer is as good as the taco light!
Bobbie - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the Taco Light. Every time I go to Taco Bell there is nothing as good as the Taco Light and I miss it so much. bring back the Taco Light!
Brenda - December 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Taco Light was the best thing Taco Bell ever made and sold. I miss them. They were so yummy. No one has ever made anything that could compar to TACO LIGHTS!!!! If not Taco Bell, then some other fast-food taco place should sell them. I'd buy 'em at twice the price...they were that good.
MEGAN - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I really miss the tace light. The best thing Taco Bell ever had on the menu!
Lesley - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
If you live in Texas, Taco Casa has them!
Jennifer - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!
Crystal - March 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Pls pls pls bring them back!!!!! My mom and I still talk about how fabulous and yummy they were! They were the absolute best taco ever!!!!!!
Tom - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved this taco as well, it was delicious. The reason I heard they took it off the menu was for the backlash they received calling it taco light when it didn't have fewer calories and may have even been higher in fat. (the flour tortilla would certainly absorb more oil than a corn tortilla)
HardJustice1 - June 07, 2012 - Report this comment
The Taco Light failed because of the name. Alot of people thought it was some kind of "diet taco" so they would of course avoid it. Taco Bell would have success relaunching it with a new name. Perhaps the "Greatest Taco EVER"
Scotty - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I ***LOVED** these things. Very sad day when they removed them from the menu. Hey Taco Bell... WIth the Retro and Throwback fad going on you could make a FORTUNE!! Please bring them back! My local Taco Bell occasionally will deep fry a Mexican Pizza shell and make a taco out of it. EXACTLY like I remember!!!
Lisa - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Please please please bring it back who cares about the calories. Best thing at taco bell
Tawny2727 - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Ohhhhh, I want a Taco Light SOOO bad. There is a facebook page to bring it back....it might help. Fingers crossed.
JJ - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring it back! It's the only reason to go to TB!!
Humble Jordan - November 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Everytime I hear the word taco, I remember these and my mouth waters. Yes, bring them back TacoBell! Call them "TACO LITE" and put them in a paper holder so they don't break. Or make them out of white corn and call them "Taco White". I would honestly visit the store 20x as often.
stephen - November 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I wish someone could tell me how to make the shells. I love the light crispy shells they would melt in your mouth.
margo - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
god, I can remember that day, driving up to the drive thru menu in college, viciously hungover, looking for my taco light fix... only to search and search. I felt like I was in a nightmare. I'm pretty sure they were on the menu for YEARS. There was nothing as good as those tacos. Bring them back!
Meg - January 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring back the Taco Light! Call it something else if you felt the name lost sales but that shell made that taco! Taco Bell should at least sell the taco light taco shells in the stores so we can make our own with it! :-)
Carol - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
BRING BACK THE TACO LIGHT: Every time I go to TB- which is not often because they have really changed and the Dorito taco shell is the worst/saltiest shell I have ever had. Now I hear they are going to add new flavors. Anyway, when I go, I ALWAYS ask if they are going to bring back the taco light-half the employees have no idea what I am talking about and the others just ask me if I want to order from the light menu.. TB you have no clue!!!
Scott - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Here in Texas there is a fast food chain called Taco Casa. Taco Casa must have purchased the rights to the old Taco Bell menu. They have all the old menu items I used to get as a kid in the 70s and 80s, including the Taco Lite. If Taco Casa did purchase the rights to the old Taco Bell menu, then Taco Bell may not be able to bring back the Taco Light. You'll just have to come to Texas to get it. It's still just as good as it was back then, and the old Taco Bell menu lives on at Taco Casa.
Tsmack - October 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I rediscovered these at taco casa in Texas. Does anyone know where to purchae just the shells
Gina green - October 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Please Taco Bell bring back the taco lite I really miss it I eat at Taco Bell a lot need my taco lite fix... Why is no one listening to us we are the consumers right... We want taco lite back at taco bell
Shay - June 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Taco Lights were my absolute favorite. I don't even go to Taco Bell anymore because they don't serve them now. I have searched everywhere for a recipe for those shells and cannot find. PLEEEEEZ TACO BELL!!! Bring them back!!!
Lyndel Beckwith - July 24, 2014 - Report this comment
LOVED THEM! I liked the Bring Back The Taco Light Facebook page and I'm going to spread the word!

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