Pop Rocks in a burrito? Taco Bell creates a 'firecracker'

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Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda got married at Taco Bell Sunday. They won an all-expenses-paid wedding in a contest. Their wedding feast had quesadillas, burritos and Cheesy Gordita Crunches. "(Taco Bell) was actually one of the first conversations we ever had," Ryckert said. "She told me that she’d pick Taco Bell over a fancy Mexican place any day of the week." "I knew then that we were going to be a great fit."

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Taco Bell is testing a new dish designed to tickle your tongue, confuse your palette and bring back memories of your childhood.

The Firecracker Burrito starts like any other, with ground beef, warm, rice, nacho cheese, sour cream, spicy sauce and crunchy red strips. But inside the red tortilla, Taco Bell customers are supposed to sprinkle the secret ingredient,   peppery version of what tastes and acts like Pop Rocks — the gimmicky candy that became the talk of sixth grade.

Taco Bell is testing a burrito that is topped with Pop Rocks.
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Taco Bell is testing a burrito that is topped with Pop Rocks.

Pop Rocks are a packet of little pebbles that sizzle and snap in the mouth, although Taco Bell never calls them by the Pop Rocks trade name. Rather it's the Firecracker.

So far, sales of the Firecracker Burrito are limited to four Taco Bells in Orange County, Calif., south of Los Angeles  — two in Santa Ana, one in Anaheim and one in Tusti. In October, the chain will test it in Toledo, Ohio.

The Firecracker Burrito will be available in two flavors: Popping Cheesy for $1.99 and Popping Spicy for $2.49.

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