This Taco Bell Dessert Combines Tortillas And Chocolate

Taco Bell's research and development team has mastered the art of taking ingredients that already exist at their restaurants and melding them together to market a simple combination as an entirely new and exciting product. A dollop of sour cream is added to a burrito, and it magically becomes a Burrito Supreme. A pedestrian taco is wrapped inside a quesadilla, and it is now the much more exciting Cheesy Gordita Crunch. At other times, Taco Bell borrows from existing products by other brands, such as when it used Doritos as taco shells to create Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos.

It makes sense, then, that when mulling over a dessert idea, the chain decided to simply stuff its readily available tortillas with a sweet staple, chocolate chips. Taco Bell's marketing gurus did just that when they introduced the Chocodilla, a simple confection consisting of melted chocolate inside a warm flour tortilla, per its website. Chocodilla is a portmanteau of chocolate and quesadilla, which is fitting because that's exactly what it looks like.

Chocodillas only saw a limited run in the U.S.

In case you're unfamiliar with Taco Bell's Chocodilla, that's because the dessert only saw a limited release in the U.S. in 2017. At participating Taco Bell locations, customers had the option of filling their warm Chocodillas (sometimes called Chocoladillas) with various melted candy bars, including Kit Kats and Twix (via Today). In other countries, the chain tried recipes with Nutella or simple chocolate chips.

These days, the latter filling is what has stuck, and the sweet treat is an international-only offering. If you missed it during its brief stay on Stateside menus, then hop on a flight: Taco Bell's website lists Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, and Spain as some of the countries where Chocodillas are on the menu. Otherwise, you can probably figure out how to DIY a warm tortilla filled with melty chocolate at home — just know that you won't have a Baja Blast to wash it down.