Taco Bell is the place to be to celebrate National Vegetarian Week

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Florida mom says she found this nasty item attached to her Taco Bell food

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The Doritos Locos Taco continues to be a best seller for Taco Bell. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Taco Bell)

A mother in Florida claims that she found something she didn’t order wrapped up with her taco from a Taco Bell. 

WKRG spoke with Taura Helsel who said she went to a Taco Bell in Pensacola on Monday afternoon for lunch. She ordered a chalupa meal, which includes a soft taco.

According to the report, Helsel went home and was feeding her infant some of the taco when she noticed a “slightly moist” cigarette

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Taco Bell is testing a vegetarian version of the Crunchy Taco Supreme

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Taco Bell has begun testing its own meat alternative, giving its vegetarian customers yet another reason to come back to its restaurants.

The Yum Brands chain has previously been hesitant to add plant-based meat to its menu, citing the array of vegetarian options, like potatoes and beans, that are already available as substitutes. In January, it changed course, announcing that it would test a Beyond Meat alternative this year.

But first, customers will be able to try Taco Bell’s own plant-based option, made in the chain’s test kitchen. Its Cravetarian Taco, a vegetarian version of the Crunchy Taco Supreme,

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Taco Bell is Finally Rolling Out Vegan Meat: Here’s What to Know

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Taco Bell is officially testing Beyond Meat’s plant-based meat at one location in Southern California. Taco Bell’s partnership with Beyond Meat marks its inaugural use of plant-based meat within the United States, giving plant-based consumers the ability to order more off the menu. For now, the limited-time offer will feature the “boldly seasoned plant-based protein” in a new Cravetarian Taco made to mirror the chain’s fan-favorite Crunchy Taco Supreme.

The Cravetarian Taco comes as a vegetarian taco that can be ordered fully plant-based. The special taco contains the Beyond Meat, lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream inside

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Taco Bell tests its own meat alternative ahead of Beyond Meat trial

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Taco Bell is testing the Cravetarian Taco

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Taco Bell has begun testing its own meat alternative, giving its vegetarian customers yet another reason to come back to its restaurants.

The Yum Brands chain has previously been hesitant to add plant-based meat to its menu, citing the array of vegetarian options, like potatoes and beans, that are already available as substitutes. In January, it changed course, announcing that it would test a Beyond Meat alternative this year.

But first, customers will be able to try Taco Bell’s own plant-based option, made in the chain’s test kitchen. Its Cravetarian

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Taco Bell New Plant-Based Protein for Vegans and Vegetarians

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  • Taco Bell is testing a vegetarian protein made from chickpeas and peas.
  • The chain is usually considered a top fast food option for vegans and vegetarians.
  • In March, the chain put potatoes back on the menu after backlash at their removal. 
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Taco Bell is testing its own plant-based protein creation called the “Cravetarian” Taco. 

The new vegan creation is made of a blend of peas and chickpeas, and comes with shredded cheese, lettuce, diced tomatoes, and sour cream in a crunchy shell. Taco Bell says the new dish comes in at 180 calories,

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