Redditors Are Captivated By Taco Bell's 'Unicorn' Item

Taco Bell is constantly deriving innovative ways to market a new spin on its products. A dollop of sour cream upgrades those nachos to a nacho supreme, or a splash of hot sauce and a spicy shell transforms your ordinary taco into a fiery volcano taco.

Menu items come and go on the regular, with some that are genuine flops like a seafood salad (yes, that was once an actual thing you could order at Taco Bell) while others disappear but retain a cult following. Mashed has compiled an entire list of the latter category of discontinued items that need to make a comeback, which includes former staples such as Mexican Pizza, removed from menus in late 2020 after 32 years. Devotees even started a petition to save the Mexican Pizza that collected more than 171,000 signatures (via

Then there are the Taco Bell menu items that are only available at participating locations. Enter the Chili Cheese Burrito, a fan favorite that continues to be elusive for some, not so for others depending on where you live. Redditor Mntgirl99 recently posted their drive-thru menu discovery of said burrito on the r/tacobell forum, with the caption, "I finally found the unicorn."

Searching far and wide for a Chili Cheese Burrito

Taco Bell is definitely playing up the exclusivity factor when it comes to the Chili Cheese Burrito, smugly stating on its website, "these days, not everyone gets to experience the wonder of the iconic Chili Cheese Burrito. Some fans must search far and wide in hopes of getting their hands on this gem."

Those hapless individuals who can't currently experience the splendor of a Chili Cheese Burrito responded to Mntgirl99's Reddit post with lament. User TimGeezy remarked, "As happy as I am for you I'm just as sad for me." A bummed zsunshine02 commented, "Every time someone posts about this, I inevitably go and check my app to only be disappointed." Miss West Seattle summed up her melancholy feelings in three words: "I miss it."

Redditor TikiTraveler offered this hopeful advice to dejected seekers of the Chili Cheese Burrito: "Just order it at the drive through. My wife gets it every time at just any Taco Bell. Never on the menu." Additionally, fellow contributors from states such as Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas who can routinely access the Chili Cheese Burrito in their locales spread the word on where to find it. Chili Cheese Burrito road trip, anyone?