REVIEW: Taco Bell Waffle Taco (Bacon and Sausage)

Taco Bell Waffle Tacos

Let’s face it. The only thing most of you care about on Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is their Waffle Taco, because almost everything else consists of the same ingredients in a flour tortilla.

Begin sarcasm.

A flour tortilla taco with bacon, eggs, and cheese! Ooooh! A flour tortilla burrito with sausage, egg, and cheese! Wonderful! Sausage, egg, cheese, and hash browns wrapped in a flour tortilla! Whoa!

End sarcasm.

Taco Bell Waffle Taco Box

While Taco Bell’s Waffle Taco also contains scrambled eggs, cheese, and either bacon or sausage, it delivers them in something that is definitely not a flour tortilla — a five-inch round waffle that’s curved like a taco. And all of that comes in a container with the words, “Right now I’m eating a Waffle Taco and you’re not,” which, when holding the box in public, kind of makes me look like an asshole. Thanks, Taco Bell!

You have the option of having your Waffle Taco come with either bacon or a sausage patty. But if you also have the option of eating breakfast somewhere else, I’d take that option because both are horribly disappointing. But if you don’t have that third option, go for the sausage because it’s slightly better tasting than the bacon, which are chewy little bits of pork that have very little bacon flavor.

Taco Bell Bacon Waffle Taco

It’s really frustrating to see Taco Bell go the bacon bits route, but it’s even more frustrating that they didn’t go with a better bacon. Over the past few years, many of the big fast food chains have upgraded their bacon from chewy, almost flavorless slices that don’t deserve to be called bacon to thick, savory, and sometimes crispy slices of Applewood smoked bacon. Those fast food chains are at Bacon 2.0, while Taco Bell settled with Bacon 1.0.

Taco Bell Sausage Waffle Taco

As I mentioned earlier, the sausage patty is slightly better. But that advantage is similar to drowning and drowning while being circled by sharks. While it does spoon very nicely with the curved waffle, it’s not seasoned very well, allowing its flavor to be easily masked by the syrup, which comes in a container that looks small, but contains more than enough sticky stuff to dump on your breakfast taco. There’s nothing special about the syrup’s flavor; it’s just generic pancake syrup. However, I found that the more I used, the greater the number of napkins I needed. This might explain one of the reasons why it comes in a box, instead of a paper wrapper. I guess the box not only helps keep the waffle from laying flat, it’s also a syrup drip catcher.

One of the characteristics that makes a waffle a waffle is its crispy exterior, but this waffle is disappointingly floppy and soft, which Taco Bell will probably claim has never happened before, doesn’t know what’s wrong, and definitely thinks you’re sexy. But I guess it has to be floppy if it’s going to be folded like that. The eggs are fluffish, but are more bland than the bacon and sausage. A little butteriness would’ve helped. As for the cheese…yeah, that’s not going to make a difference.

For something that’s been tested for almost a year, I’m surprised by how bad these Taco Bell Waffle Tacos are. They’re supposed to hit your jaw with the 1-2 combo of sweet and savory, but it’s mostly sweet. Even without the syrup, the savory is seriously missing. I’ll admit, they don’t lack imagination, but they do lack flavor.

(Nutrition Facts – Bacon – 320 calories, 160 calories from fat, 18 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 110 milligrams of cholesterol, 670 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of protein. Sausage – 370 calories, 210 calories from fat, 23 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 550 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein. .)

Item: Taco Bell Waffle Taco (Bacon and Sausage)
Purchased Price: $2.79*
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Taco Bell
Rating: 3 out of 10 (Bacon)
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Sausage)
Pros: Most interesting item on the Taco Bell breakfast menu. Syrup container might be small, but there’s more than enough syrup for one waffle taco. Sausage version is slightly better than the bacon one.
Cons: Soft and floppy waffle; not crispy at all. Sausage and bacon have very little flavor. Eggs could’ve used some butteriness. Mostly sweet, very little savory. Box it comes in makes me feel like a douchebag. Messy.

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

14 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Waffle Taco (Bacon and Sausage)”

  1. I tried to eat this without syrup, because I don’t usually mix syrup with my eggs and bacon and it tasted like nothing, but when I added the syrup it definitely helped, but I agree with your score, as it was not what I had expected. After tasting the waffle taco, breakfast burrito and AM crunchwrap, I have to say that even though it involves a flour tortilla, the AM crunchwrap was by far the most exciting and flavorful.

  2. That sounds… exactly the way I would expect a waffle taco from Taco Bell to taste, based on my painful memory of trying one of the many egg-cheese-sausage-in-a-tortilla dishes when they first tested breakfast here back a couple years ago. Bleh.

    When Marvo is disappeared for not falling in line with the food blogger raving about the incredible amazingness of the new waffle taco, I will sign the petition to Amnesty International.

  3. Dead on in the review. I tried the sausage waffle taco this morning, and I had about the same experience (minus the syrup). The waffle was flavor-less, so the syrup might have helped me out a bit. The sausage and eggs were decent, but could have been better. But overall the review mirrored my experience this morning.

  4. Glad the nearest Taco Bell is 2 hours away from me…now I won’t be tempted to try one of these.

  5. Taco Bell just lost me as a customer with the pork breakfast products. When will these fast food and junk food places learn there’s a lot of people that don’t eat pork, does nothing but divide their customers and shrink profits. I’m telling you the first fast food chain to exclude pork totally out of their menu stocks will go thru the roof. Turkey and beef sausages, or bacon is the new wave!

  6. Taco Bell breakfast (palms face while shaking head)….Its bad enough that most of them dont even take the time to fold our meximelts properly but this…This is one step too far. You can yack it up at McDonalds all you want, T-Bell, but theyve got you beat by quite a bit.

  7. Taco bell waffle: sausage was ok , eggs fluffy with real cheese shreds taste good , but the deep fried greasy rubbery nasty waffle was worse than horrible!!! Why not toast it?

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