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The Taco Light (AKA Taco Lite) was a menu item at Taco Bell restaurants during the 80's and maybe even into the early 90's. Consisting of an extra long white flour tortilla shell filled with double the meat (when compared to normal tacos), along with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It was on the Menu about 10 years. The shell was the same kind of shell still used as the bowl for the Taco Salad (light and flaky). The shell, when bitten into, would never splinter down the taco, or cause the entire shell to fail as a normal shell will sometimes do. Instead it would leave an outline of exactly where you bit into it (see commercial on video sites) Popular theory as to why the item was discontinued is in the name "light". The majority of customers saw this menu item as some sort of "diet taco". When in reality it was very high in calories, due in part to its large size. Customers did not go to Taco Bell to eat a diet taco, so sales were poor. Several social media outlets have groups requesting the return of the Taco Light.

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