Volcano Tacos Discontinued: Facing Life Without Lava Sauce

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  1. If someone comes up with the answer, I’ll post it on my blog. :)

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  2. They are still available in may places. Maybe you can still get one at your local TB. :)

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  3. spAnserNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t personally like hard shelled tacos so i would order the 3 soft taco meal and get a side of lava sauce (30 cents for a side or 30 cents to add on each) the side had plenty of sauce for all 3 tacos and still some for dipping the last taco in to get all the flavor i could out of it. I was denied today saying they no longer had any lava sauce but i still have a side sitting in my fridge I really hope its still good.

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  4. jayNo Gravatar says:

    Please taco bell, KEEP THE VOLCANO TACO SAUCE ON THE MENU!!!!????? I’m seriously addicted to the sauce, I dont know if you put coke, or crack in it, but I swear ‘ll take up a new drug if I cant have the volcano sauce again!!!! There’s something addicting about that sauce I swear. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE?? ANY RECIPES I SHOULD TRY? Please post back if you know . THanks

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    DjCalvinNo Gravatar reply on January 7th, 2009 6:32 pm:

    I too am addicted to this damn sauce. Thankfully my Tb still has the sauce.

    This is what I tried today and it came pretty damn close:

    I bought a pack of taco bell nacho cheese sauce (came in the cheesy double decker pack that they sell in supermarkets)

    Note:
    Taco bell nacho cheese is salty, i tried regular nacho cheese and it was missing something.. i found this and its pretty close.

    I then went to taco bell and snagged 20 packets of fire sauce and got a taco with the lava sauce on it.

    I combined about 12 of the packets of fire sauce with the nacho cheese sauce.

    had the same consistancy and tasted pretty damn good.

    I’ll work on perfecting it, but I really think that those are the only 2 ingredients.

    I think the taco bell nacho sauce is the big thing, because its so salty.

    Lemmie know what people think if anyone tries it on their own.

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  5. lizzNo Gravatar says:

    im pretty sure all you have to do is get a regular hard shell taco, a side of nacho cheese, then add a pack or two of fire sauce to the cheese.

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  6. bradNo Gravatar says:

    Join the facebook group boycotting taco bell until they bring back volcano tacos….i made it..search “I refuse to go to taco bell until they bring back the volcano taco.”

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  7. NazNo Gravatar says:

    Today I went to Taco Bell and order my three Volcano Taco’s as I usually do. They gave me three red shell tacos with quesadilla sauce on it instead. They told me they don’t have Lava sauce anymore. BRING BACK MY LAVA SAUCE!!!!! I refuse to go back to taco bell untill I can get lava sauce. I think the Lava sauce is simply there queso cheese sauce they used on the queso crunchwrap they had a while back with a hot sauce added (maybe Fire)

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  8. ThereseNo Gravatar says:

    All 6 of us were addicted to the valcano tacos no tummy aches here.

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  9. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    I loved the volcano taco, I hate that they took it away. I suspect the lava sauce may just be fire sauce mixed in with some cheese sauce but i am not for sure.

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  10. ericpNo Gravatar says:

    I filled out a request on Taco Bell’s website. A few days later, guess what!!! I got a call from my local store’s manager saying that this will become a permanant menu item in May 2009. It helps to voice your opinion :) I really love these things.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on February 2nd, 2009 1:28 pm:

    This is GREAT news!

    I filled out an information request and they didn’t respond. Good for you, Eric, and thanks for the update!

    You made my day! :)

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  11. iTEBNo Gravatar says:

    Yes yes, please Taco Bell read this. I would get the Taco Bell Tuesday Deal, 10 tacos for $7, add volcano sauce please, 2 soft taco supremes, $11.80 please. I had to get my 10 tacos with no volcano sauce, what a drag. I found this site looking for the recepie or perhaps some Spicy Cheese Wiz. I’d find myself licking the crapper like in those Hardys comersials getting the last of the cheese.

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  12. KelliNo Gravatar says:

    Im sooooo upset that taco bell stopped making the volcano tacos too….i really hope they decide to bring them back…that lava sauce was awesome!!!!! Taco bell just aint the same without the awesome volcano taco!!!! :@)

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  13. JeremyNo Gravatar says:

    Those were great tacos, I hope you can duplicate that recipe.

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  14. ZachNo Gravatar says:

    I work at Taco Bell, and let me tell you, the Volcano Tacos were probably the best things to happen to us in a while. I’m surprised they lasted as long as they did. They were originally set to be discontinued after the first month, like all the other monthly promo items. Thanks to the wild response, corporate extended them for a very long time.

    I believe they finally discontinued them to build up a desire to have them back, which I am sure they eventually will. I heard no specific time, but most likely in the summer. The other person who said May 2009 is pretty close, so I’d keep my eyes out around there.

    And I’d just like to let you guys in on a little thing I found to be amazingly good while they were still around. If you remember the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, have a Volcano Taco inside of it instead of the regular Taco w/ Pepperjack sauce. AMAZING.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on March 2nd, 2009 1:15 pm:

    Thanks for the update, Zach! I’ll be looking out for their return! :)

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    ZachNo Gravatar reply on April 21st, 2009 4:50 pm:

    I now have an exact date for my store.

    We are reintroducing the Volcano Taco on May 14th, 2009. Alongside the Volcano Taco will be a new Volcano Burrito.

    The Volcano Burrito is similar to the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito. Rice, two scoops of Beef, Lava Sauce (about 2x the amount on the Taco), Red Strips, Sour Cream, and Cheddar Cheese (not positive about the cheese…).

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  15. CNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a manager at a Taco Bell. When we were on our last case of Lava Sauce, I stole a bag. It has been sitting in my fridge for a few months but it expires March 11 so I just cracked it open today to dip onion petals in. AMAZING. Fat, but amazing. Do I perhaps have the last bag?

    I did once have a gander at the ingredients on the side of the case. I honestly wish I had recorded it to share the love here with you folks today. If you ask me, it has a slight horseradish-y taste to it, but it wasn’t listed. I can almost guarantee that it has many ingredients in common with the Creamy Jalapeno sauce, so I’ll check that out. Just add more cheesiness to whatever’s in that, and then more heat. Jalapenos are involved, I am sure of that. Don’t be shy with the cayenne, what are you, a pussy?

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  16. KurtNo Gravatar says:

    He would threaten taco bell with terrorism till they brought the sauce back… then terrorize them anyway.

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  17. JoshNo Gravatar says:

    I remember the day they discontinued the volcano taco, or rather the lava sauce. That was a horrible day. I tried many combinations of the other items with lava sauce with much success. My personal fav was the spicy chicken soft taco or better yet the crunchwrap supreme with lava sauce instead of sour cream. Since discontinued, I have tried many different foods and the nacho cheese sauce with fire sauce is as close as I could get. Not good enough for me. I quit eatin taco bell about a month ago now, awaiting the return of lava sauce…the regional supervisor of my local taco bell told me directly that it would be back within 3 months. I also suspect that they are stocking up on it and getting it ready for delivery…….cross your fingers!

    I refuse to go to taco bell until they bring back the volcano taco!!!!

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  18. ZachNo Gravatar says:

    I now have an exact date for my store.

    We are reintroducing the Volcano Taco on May 14th, 2009. PERMANENT MENU ITEM.

    Alongside the Volcano Taco will be a new Volcano Burrito.

    The Volcano Burrito is similar to the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito. Rice, two scoops of Beef, Lava Sauce (about 2x the amount on the Taco), Red Strips, Sour Cream, and Cheddar Cheese (not positive about the cheese…).

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  19. stimpyNo Gravatar says:

    I too love the Lava Sauce and have tried making my own and made several batches of FAIL. I can not find the recipe on line …. yet.

    NOTE: The Flame Thrower Burger at Dairy Queen has a very similar sauce. I always order the 1/4 pound version (one patty, not 2) more sauce per meat … best fast food burger on the market. I highly recomend anyone that likes the lava should try it. I don’t work for DQ, but of all the people I know that tried it, they all liked it.

    The only other spicey sammich worth mensioning is the Chicken Fiesta at Schlatskies
    Spicey Fast Food is hard to come by … share your favorites to get us by this crisis.

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  20. LuisNo Gravatar says:

    Today should be the day!!! I paid a visit to my local Taco Bell in Sacramento, CA this evening hoping to get some news about this expectation. I have been assured that it will be back TODAY!!! These past months I have also shared your pain and thought the volcano had become history. I hope this good news applies to you all. Enjoy the lava! Let’s just hope the lava is here to stay! Cheers!

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  21. LuisNo Gravatar says:

    Damn it’s good! It’s been a while! I’m eating one now as I type :) As I took the first bite, a big smile came from my face. It may be that our collective union with other volcano lovers has brought back our delicacy. Enjoy, comrades.

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  22. SpenserNo Gravatar says:

    Yep I got one as well I even got a big side of it to take home.

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  23. haddubabeNo Gravatar says:

    There is a recipe clone for TACO BELL LAVA SAUCE. topsecretrecipies [dot] com. This is an amazing recipe clone site! There is a charge for this and other recipes, but there are a lot of free ones too!

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  24. KendallNo Gravatar says:

    This blog made me smile. I remember when they discontinued the volcano taco and literally i b**ched about it every day till they brought it back. one day i randomly went into taco bell. saw the volcano MENU. and suddenly my life had meaning again. i found this site by searching on google of how to make the lava sauce to no avail. someone needs to figure this out!!! the world needs to know. anyways i am eating a volcano burrito as i type this. and god does it feel good.
    mmmm

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  25. robNo Gravatar says:

    The amount of fat in the “volcano menu” is ridiculous. Are you people really eating that much of this stuff? 17 grams of fat in one taco, 42 grams in one burrito and 62 grams in one nacho. Your hearts will explode like a volcano.

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  26. seanNo Gravatar says:

    I know this is a really old post… but, wtf are you people talking about? The Taco Bell lava sauce isn’t even spicy. In fact, it plain sucks. I was greatly disappointed after all the commercials advertising how sweaty (and red) it made the grooms best men. 100% disappointment.

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  27. seanNo Gravatar says:

    Furthermore, if you guys thought the volcano menu was spicy, you are all major pussies. PERIOD.

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  28. Steve Anaerobic-DiNo Gravatar says:

    I know that a while back there was a company creating and selling recipe books based upon the idea of making fast food at home. You guys could just go to him and convince him that his next recipe should be the “home-made” version of the Taco Bell’s Volcano Taco.

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  29. jakeNo Gravatar says:

    Called a local taco bell they will not be getting rid of lava sauce and said just order a regular taco and add the sauce bam volcano taco

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