REVIEW: Taco Bell Vanilla Creme Limonada Freeze

I am a big fan of citrus flavors. I start my morning with lime-flavored Greek yogurt, have a mandarin orange with lunch, and often cap off the day with a lemon or lime-flavored Outshine popsicle for dessert. Last week, I ate a whole slice of Key Lime Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory, after a full dinner, and my in-laws looked at me like I was a monster who had just stomped all over Tokyo. “I can’t believe you finished that whole thing,” my mother-in-law said with something akin to awe.

Citrus and cake together? Believe it. Don’t get me wrong, I felt sick for the rest of the night, but it was worth it.

So, I was excited to try one of Taco Bell’s new Limonada Freezes. However, I was a little confused: typically, “limonada” is the Mexican version of lemonade that uses limes instead of lemons. According to Taco Bell’s press release, this limonada uses lemon and not lime, which I find a little disappointing. Taco Bell, inauthentic? You don’t say. Personally, I like lime more than lemon (you’ll notice I pigged out on the Key Lime cake and not the Lemon Meringue at CF), so I wondered if this would hurt my impression of the product.

Honestly? It doesn’t really matter because you can’t taste it either way.

My first sip reminded me strongly of cream soda, and it was quite tasty and addictive; I sucked down half that drink in record time. I kept looking for the citrus, and though I believe it is there, especially in the aftertaste, it’s overpowered by the vanilla cream flavor. What it’s really missing is the lip-puckering shot of sourness that lemonade usually provides. There’s none of that sensation of the sweet fighting with the sour you get from good lemonade.

I have to note that I didn’t allow the icy parts of the drink to melt; I stirred them up with my straw and drank up the icy slurry that way. In other words, I was enjoying the drink so much that I couldn’t even wait for the bottom portion to melt into liquid before I polished it off. It’s extremely sweet, but that’s what you’re looking for when you order a Freeze.

So Taco Bell has created an excellent summertime beverage for fans of cream soda, but calling it a limonada (or a lemonade) is a bit of a stretch. However, Taco Bell is also offering regular and strawberry versions of the Limonada Freeze, so if you’re looking for that sweet/sour punch, the Bell has got you covered.

I’m still kind of annoyed that we didn’t get a true lime-based limonada, but I guess I’ll just drown my sorrows in more cake.

Purchased Price: $3.79
Size: Regular (16 oz)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 190 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of fiber, 45 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Vanilla Creme Limonada Freeze”

    1. When I went to get it, it wasn’t on the menu board. I had to go up to the counter to ask for it. It seems like there might be some kind of problem with this product role-out.

    1. Why do you need to shame someone for their food choices on a junk food blog? Leave Marvo alone and keep your opinions on what he should eat to yourself! No one needs others judging what they eat in a day.

  1. I tried the strawberry one, it was pretty nice! Was definitely expecting lime though lol. Oh, weirdly enough I looked at their Freezes just the other day online and they only listed Dragonfruit (which they said is gone now). Maybe a day made a difference.

    1. Actually it’s something that isn’t available on the app and you have to ask for it in store. Stupid I know.

      They could have left like an advertisement on the app saying it’s sold at the store you selected, but you have to get it in person at the very least.

  2. It appears they have fixed it now. I typed in several zip codes to find other locations within a 30 mi radius of me and found one that had it available to order on the app. It tastes like a cream soda a bit of sweet lemon finish. There is no tartness to speak of. It is tasty though.

    Side note I hope Marvo is able to get the feature back where when someone replies on here you can be notified ?

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