Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Fast Food Review: Taco Bell Beefy Crunch Burrito
I was pretty sure I knew exactly how this was going to taste, but I was intrigued by the addition of the Fritos. I prefer other varieties, but the Flamin' Hot isn't bad. And I always like contrast of textures when chips are in a sandwich. Plus, this thing only costs 99 cents (and it's "only" 510 calories, which makes it health food compared to some of TB's burritos.) And lately I have an ulterior motive for visiting Taco Bell: I can stuff my pockets with packets of their Border Salsa, which I have taken to putting on lots of foods.
(BTW, the phrase "pockets with packets" is a very enjoyable one to say. Try it right now, you'll see what I mean.)
So I stopped by Taco Bell, ordered a burrito for a buck and some change, and took it out to my car to eat. It wasn't particularly big when I unwrapped it - although expecting it to be big for that price would have been silly - and, upon first bite, realized my instincts were correct: I knew exactly how it was going to taste. It tasted like many other similar burritos from Taco Bell. I had never had this burrito before, but I've had it many times, if you know what I mean.
The addition of the Fritos was nice. They indeed provide a fair amount of heat. I didn't even have to add extra hot sauce for this burrito; normally I add hot sauce to anything I eat from Taco Bell to increase the (usually bland) flavor.
Would I go so far as to call this good? No. Your life will not be missing much if you don't eat this burrito. But, much like Taco Bell's Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, this is a cheap, inoffensive snack. You could do a lot worse at Taco Bell.
Posted by JustinM at 10:11 AM