Crunchy Red Strips are thin-sliced pieces of red-colored tortillas appearing in numerous Taco Bell menu items, including the Big Taste Taco, Zesty Chicken Border Bowl, and the Fully Loaded Nachos. Crunchy Red Strips also appeared in the Nacho Crunch Grilled Stuft Burrito, which was available in late 2006 in select Taco Bell restaurants.
Crunchy Red Strips debuted in June 2003 in the limited-time promotional Chicken Caesar Grilled Stuft Burrito. When the promotion ended the following August, the Crunchy Red Strips were thought to be lost forever until they resurfaced in the Zesty Chicken Border Bowl in November 2004.
Debate rages over whether the Crunchy Red Strips are made of the same red tortilla stock used to produce the Volcano Taco.