Taco Bell has teamed up with Milk Bar — the iconic New York City bakery by Christina Tosi — to create special limited-edition strawberry cake “Bell” truffles that will be available for two weeks in August at select Milk Bar and Taco Bell locations in New York City and Los Angeles.
Milk Bar is known for its bite-sized decadent truffles, particularly the birthday cake flavor. This variety will be made with vanilla cake, small strawberry pieces and soaked in strawberry milk. The cake itself is filled with a sweet corn fudge and the outside is coated in a strawberry and sweet corn cake coating with small pieces of the iconic Taco Bell crunchy shell.
“A collab with our brilliant friends at Taco Bell has been on my bucket list for some time,” Christina Tosi, chef and founder of Milk Bar said in a statement. “We white-boarded ideas and R&D’ed to seemingly no end, but then the masterminds of our culinary team, led by VP, Anna McGorman, struck sweet gold with this unique dessert that packs such delicious flavor and is a true meeting of minds who love to color outside the lines.”
Customers will be able to snag a two-pack of the Taco bell truffles for $2.99 between Aug. 4 and Aug. 16 at one Taco Bell in Orange County, Calif in Tustin; two Milk Bar locations in New York City in the NoMad neighborhood; and one Milk Bar on Melsrose in Los Angeles. Although supplies will only be available fleetingly and at these select locations, Milk Bar did say that the truffle is being tested at these locations so it is possible they will pop up in more Milk Bars and Taco Bells soon.
“The Strawberry Bell Truffle is the first mashup of its kind to be served to consumers on a large, test scale from our brands,” Rene Pisciotti, Executive Chef at Taco Bell said in a statement. “This one-of-a-kind truffle is the friendship-fueled fruition of a concept made possible by a mutual dedication to innovation. Christina Tosi and her culinary team worked closely with experts within Taco Bell’s very own test kitchen on this collaboration, and we couldn’t think of better partners to learn from and team up with.”
This is not the first time Milk Bar has teamed up with Taco Bell. The two brands partnered in 2018 to come up dessert nachos, which were introduced at Taco Bell’s Friendsgiving event at headquarters and featured Milk Bar cookies cut into triangle “chips,” coated with dark chocolate fudge and vanilla cream “nacho sauce,” and topped with sweet dessert toppings. The teams are open to future collaborations.
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