The Great Chili Cheese Burrito Quest

Quest accomplished y’all. Quest accomplished. There I was, not even actively questing when my sister and I stopped into a Taco Bell for lunch in Ft. Worth, Texas. My eyes were instantly drawn to an item on the menu “Chili Cheese Burrito $1.29”. It was like in a dream, I questioned whether or not I *was* in fact dreaming. Surely, surely, I was reading the menu wrong. I read it over and over again until it dawned on me- this Taco Bell for really real sold Chili Cheese Burritos. My quest had come to an end.

I’m not going to lie to y’all. I may have gotten a bit overexcited. I may have high-fived my sister more than once. I may have called Captain Thoughtful, all a a-twitter with the excitement of accomplishing my quest. I may have eaten two Chili Cheese Burritos. I may have cried. (I didn’t cry).

Chili Cheese Burrito
This is the face of someone who has completed a quest…and also someone who is eating a burrito.

After 16 years, it was everything I had remembered and more because accomplishment tastes really freaking good. (And so does chili and cheese in a burrito)

You know, I just set this quest for myself like 1 month ago. I am obviously excellent at questing. I may be the world’s best quester and it would be foolish to squander such a gift so…..

Next quest: To find my favorite and therefore the best BBQ in Central Texas.

43 thoughts on “The Great Chili Cheese Burrito Quest

  1. Congratulations on the accomplishment! I think we should get you a trophy of some description.

    I’m a little bit disappointed you didn’t mention the feat on Twitter: it’s never an inappropriate time to tweet about burritos.

    1. You’re absolutely right. Unfortunately, I was twitter-less at the time of burrito consumption because my phone wouldn’t let me log-on. I promise to be better next time. πŸ˜‰

  2. That picture is amazing… if only I could convey my excitement without conveying creepy… nope, not possible. I will just have to keep it to myself because my reaction to your photograph is clearly inappropriate (just take my word for it)… wait, now this sounds even worse than my actual reaction… oh bother…

  3. Ha! I love that you’re gripping that burrito for dear life; you really conveyed the emotion of finding a sought-after treasure in this picture.

    Can we come up with things for you to quest? (Like, I don’t know, Darren Criss.)

  4. The question tough is, was it as good as you remembered? Now that you’ve fulfilled your quest, I’m not sure if it’s available in Texas, but Taco Bell has a new menu item is here in NY. I personally haven’t tried it and cannot even imagine it – Beefy Nachos Burrito. Aburrito with nachos inside? Ay Carumba!

    1. Well, I grew up here so I think if anyone can handle it, it would be me. Of course, I am going to pace myself. Only one BBQ place a week….that’s actually cutting back for me. πŸ˜‰

  5. Steven S. Walsky says:

    Congratulations. Satisfaction at only a $1.29; boy, that’s cheep…would that make you a β€˜cheep date’? πŸ˜‰

  6. I am in awe of a) the impressive decor in this Taco Bell and b) the sheer size of the $1.29 burrito. Everything IS bigger in Texas! Congrats on your quest and good luck with your BBQ search…

  7. “And all the host and all the people cried YAY! with one voice.” -The Return of the King, Tolkien.

    (Actually, they all said ‘yea’, as in yes, because someone had just asked a ceremonial question, but when I first heard that on audiobook I heard it as ‘yay’, and it amused me to no end. )

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