Friday, March 28, 2014

The New Taco Bell Breakfast...Reviewed!

This is definitely not a Beer Blog, but something I have to write about. Today I got to try Taco Bell's new breakfast menu, Waffle Taco and all. This is my post telling you about my experience and what I thought of Taco Bell's entry into the world of breakfast.

I arrived at my local Taco Bell to find this glorious sign out front displayed in one of the windows. If my anticipation wasn't already high enough, this sign showing the delicious Waffle Taco brought it to a critical level.

As I walked into the Taco Bell I was all smiles as I thought about the experience I was about to have with menu items I've been waiting to try for months.

I walked up to the counter and was greeted by one of the happiest Taco Bell employees I've ever encountered (especially at the early hour of 10:20 AM) and ordered my food. 

I chose the Waffle Taco combo (Combo 15), which included a side of a hash brown and a drink (I got coffee). I also ordered an A.M. Crunchwrap with bacon.

Within minutes my food was ready.

After opening the bag I was greeted with these new containers specifically made for the Breakfast items.

I thought they were cleverly designed and the message it brings is that Taco Bell believes that they can compete with the other breakfast experts...McDonalds.

I opened my containers and was amazed by this spectacle:

And this...

I tried the A.M. Crunchwrap first. It contained scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese and bacon. It also had the creamy jalapeno sauce that you would normally find in a chicken or steak quesidilla. I loved it.

It had a bit of a spice to it and was flavorful enough to keep me coming back for more. Every bite was better than the last and it was gone within minutes.

Next onto the Waffle Taco with sausage.

It wasn't quite as good as the A.M. Crunchwrap I had, but still worth trying. The sausage on it looked and tasted fake. The waffle it was on was a little better, but nothing to write home about. I later found out that I was supposed to get syrup with mine, but I didn't. If I had the syrup to dunk it in it would've made it a lot better. Overall I was disappointed with it.

The hash brown I got on the side was just as good as I expected it to be. It was almost identical to the ones at McDonalds in taste and consistency. A little greasy, but that's expected.

The coffee was tasty, but nothing out of the ordinary.

For my first Taco Bell breakfast experience I was pleased, but not floored. I really think they're onto something with the A.M. Crunchwraps, but there's room for improvement with the Waffle Tacos. The price of my meal was cheap too (I spent a little over $7 for everything).

In addition to the items I tried, there is a Steak & Egg Burrito, Breakfast Burrito with Sausage or Bacon, an A.M. Grilled Taco, a Sausage Flatbread Melt and Cinnabon Delights available during breakfast hours, which go begin at 6:30 A.M. and end at 11:00 A.M. at my local Taco Bell.

I look forward to trying out these other menu items on my next visit, especially the Steak A.M. Crunchwrap.

This was a good taste test for me and I only expect for Taco Bell to improve upon these scrumptious breakfast creations.

Taco Bells nationwide started opening earlier and selling their breakfast items on Thursday, March 27th. If you love Taco Bell's regular menu it is hands down worth a try.