They left in January and the world has sucked a lot since then.

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Remember Nacho Fries? You'd be forgiven for forgetting them, given that they disappeared from Taco Bell's menu in January and, to put it mildly, a lot has happened since then. We also can't rule out the possibility that the disappearance of these crispy delights set in motion a chain of events the world has yet to recover from.  

Admittedly, that's probably not true. But perhaps in an effort to make sure they can't somehow save the world, Taco Bell is bringing those Nacho Fries back to menus for a limited time. First introduced in 2018, a Taco Bell press release claims they've been served up 347 million times since. That'd mean the average American has had more than one serving of Nacho Fries on average, which seems huge if true. 

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Credit: Taco Bell

While the paradigm-destroying minds at Taco Bell tried out some different variations of the nacho fry in the past, including Reaper Ranch, Buffalo Chicken, and Steak Rattlesnake Fries, they're sticking to the original this time around. That means fries seasoned with Mexican spices and a side of warm nacho cheese sauce. Any time it's acceptable to dip a fry into nacho cheese, you have to do it. 

The return of the Nacho Fry begins on December 24, so you could theoretically gift them to a friend or family member who's been missing them and they'd only be kind of stale. Maybe rounding it out with a $1 Loaded Nacho Taco, which will also be available starting on December 24 for a limited time, can sweeten the deal a bit. 

It's hard to tell when that "limited time" will come to an end again, but it's sure looking like there's a new/old side to look forward to as we turn the calendar to January 2021. May it mark the beginning of a year where we all— more literally than ever— live mas.