I was running an errand the other day - buying cat food to be precise - and I parked by Taco Bell in a local shopping center. I was a little hungry and I noticed the sign in the window for the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It's a funny thing - I've never been a fan of Taco Bell, but every once in a while I get a craving for one of their greasy tacos. For some reason that afternoon I thought: Well, yeah, why not? It was only a buck and a half.
Peeling apart the soft shell from the hard, it was obvious the cheese was not the overflowing stuff that it looks like in the ad. Whatever. (The only surprise would be if a fast food item ever did look like its ad.)
The inside looks like a regular Taco Bell taco, with the addition of pepper jack sauce.
I couldn't taste the pepper jack sauce, but sluiced with Taco Bell's "fire-roasted" sauce it was actually kind of... tasty. The contrast between the two tortilla textures was pleasant and the cheese and meat, while never to be confused with a homemade taco, wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind eating another one, and that's something I rarely say about Taco Bell.