Reddit Can’t Stop Talking About Taco Bell’s ‘Mexican Pizza Conspiracy’
During the summer, a r/TacoBell Editor posted, “Does anyone else think the Mexican pizza shortage was planned? The thing has basically the same ingredients as every other Taco Bell item.” A few reviewers were quick to point out that Mexican pizza actually has its own special ingredients. “The fried tortilla shells are unique. The pizza sauce is unique. AND the packaging is unique,” one person said, while another agreed that while the shortage seemed a bit suspicious, “there is has a slight possibility that it really is a shortage of those specific ingredients.”
Other comments fueled the conspiracy theory and claimed that Taco Bell must have under-ordered Mexican pizza supplies to draw attention to the popular menu item. “They didn’t ‘run out’ of anything. They sent enough shops to stores to do specific quantities knowing it will create demand again,” one user wrote. The OP replied, “I think the same, the Mexican pizza sold out in a day where I live and it’s kinda hard to believe that considering how little traffic my local TB gets.”
However, not everyone agreed with the theory. One commenter wrote that Taco Bell “based their estimates on popularity before the pullback and that was way above what they expected upon return.” Another Redditor agreed, commenting, “I don’t think they understood how popular this thing was.” Whether the conspiracy is true or not, Taco Bell customers recently received the best news about Mexican pizza: it will be a permanent menu item starting next month.