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QUICK REVIEW: Taco Bell XXL Steak Crispy Taco

Written by | March 14, 2014

Topics: 6 Rating, Fast Food, Taco Bell

Taco Bell XXL Crispy Steak Taco

Purchased Price: $3.89*
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Taco Bell
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Holy cow there’s a lot of steak in this taco. Steak is easy to chew; no tough parts. Taco shell seemed sturdier than Taco Bell’s regular taco shell. It’s noticeably larger than a regular Taco Bell Crunchy Taco. Surprisingly filling. To be honest, it kind of makes me wish there was a XXL Doritos Locos Taco.
Cons: Reduced fat sour cream dampens the avocado ranch sauce’s flavor, making the whole taco taste a bit boring. Steak itself didn’t have much flavor. Because of its size, it needed two Taco Bell sauce packets to give it better flavor. Like with the Taco Supreme, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese fall out too easily.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

Taco Bell XXL Crispy Steak Taco Closeup

Nutrition Facts: 430 calories, 220 calories from fat, 25 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 24 grams of protein.

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QUICK REVIEW: Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho

Written by | January 3, 2014

Topics: 6 Rating, Fast Food, Taco Bell

Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho

Purchased Price: $1.79*
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Taco Bell
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Great value for its size (each side is about seven inches). Super cheesy thanks to TWO nacho sauces (the usual Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce and their new zesty nacho sauce). It smells like the wonderful Crunchwrap. Six grams of fiber.
Cons: There isn’t much flavor beyond the seasoned beef and cheese. Most of the red tortilla strips were soggy. New zesty nacho sauce wasn’t zesty enough for me. Seems like another Taco Bell product except in a different form. Reduced fat sour cream gets lost among the two nacho sauces and is just lubricant that allows the seasoned beef to fall out easier. The word “stuft” still bothers me and my computer’s spellcheck.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll pay less than I did.

Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho Innards

Nutrition Facts: 570 calories, 290 calories from fat, 32 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 960 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

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QUICK REVIEW: Taco Bell Triple Chicken Stack

Written by | November 19, 2013

Topics: 4 Rating, Fast Food, Taco Bell

Taco Bell Triple Chicken Stack

Purchased Price: $5.99*
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Taco Bell
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Chicken has a pleasant, but mild lime flavor. Lots of chicken. Flatbread is long and not tough.
Cons: Failing at trying to come up with more positive things to say about the unremarkable Taco Bell Triple Chicken Stack. Some Taco Bell products don’t need their sauce, but this definitely NEEDS Taco Bell sauce. Three cheese blend and chicken give it an unmemorable flavor. Chicken kept falling out because some of it was chopped too small. Flatbread makes my fingers feel like I’ve been collating paper all day.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

Taco Bell Triple Chicken Stack Side

Nutrition Facts: 690 calories, 270 calories from fat, 27 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol, 1700 milligrams of sodium, 60 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 51 grams of protein.

Taco Bell Triple Chicken Stack Innards

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QUICK REVIEW: Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights

Written by | November 18, 2013

Topics: 7 Rating, Fast Food, Taco Bell

Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights

Purchased Price: $1.69*
Size: 4 pieces
Purchased at: Taco Bell
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Definitely delightful. Cinnamon has that familiar and addictive Cinnabon flavor. Sugar and cinnamon give each pastry a nice sugary crunch on top of the slightly crispy pastry exterior. More satisfying than a Taco Bell Churro. A 4-pack is much better for you than a Cinnabon Classic cinnamon roll and better for you than a Cinnabon Minibon Roll. Much cleaner than eating a Cinnabon cinnamon roll.
Cons: Filling isn’t as sweet as frosting on a Cinnabon Classic cinnamon roll. Pastry is a bit thin. Could’ve used a bit more filling. Having to use more than one napkin while eating a Cinnabon Classic cinnamon roll.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights Innards

Nutrition Facts: 4 pack – 260 calories, 130 calories from fat, 15 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 130 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

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QUICK REVIEW: Taco Bell Cinnamon Nachos Dessert Kit

Written by | October 24, 2013

Topics: 7 Rating, Taco Bell

Taco Bell Cinnamon Nachos Dessert Kit

Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 5.54 oz.
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Much better tasting and less messy than the Taco Bell Chocolate Taco Dessert Kit. As a whole, with a good vanilla ice cream, it’s a wonderful dessert with a variety of textures — creamy, crunchy, and gooey. Nice buttery caramel sauce. Chips are thick enough to scoop up ice cream. Good for two big boy servings.
Cons: Tortilla chips should’ve had a bit more cinnamon flavor. Comes with “toffee-flavored bits” and not actual toffee; they’re like pop-less Pop Rocks with toffee flavoring. Box says there’s five servings per container, but those are going to be laughable small servings. Taco Bell restaurants not offering something like this. Makes me miss Cinnamon Sun Chips.

Taco Bell Cinnamon Nachos Dessert Kit Closeup

Nutrition Facts: As Packaged – 130 calories, 35 calories from fat, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

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