As a kid, I didn’t grow up with grilled cheese sandwiches like other American youth. No, instead my own personal comfort food was always a hot tortilla, toasted light brown on a comal and always with a fistful of cheese.
It’s kind of magic that Taco Bell has not only recaptured that, but improved on it gloriously with its Grilled Cheese Burrito, going as far as to actually coat the whole damn thing in a remarkably thin layer of cheese on the outside.
When I first heard about it, even knowing the hungry geniuses that rock and rule the Bell, I was a bit skeptical about them pulling it off, but they did.
Opening up that warm foil wrapper, the cheese dutifully spilled out of the loosely wrapped tortilla as a sun yellow glaze tints the presumably once-white burrito sheath.
Thick and hearty, the sizable girth comes from the three-cheese blend, seasoned beef, seasoned rice, reduced fat sour cream, nacho cheese sauce, chipotle sauce, and those festive red tortilla strips that add some crunch.
Much like the aforementioned grilled cheese sandwich, this burrito hit my tongue with a mock-buttery goodness that gives off the immediate taste of the well-worn and well-used grill, with the first layer of cheesiness and tortilla recklessly coming together in a passionate embrace.
But then you bite through the crispy outsides to unleash a torrent of Taco Bell’s beautifully mixed and matched insides, with the tangy cheeses and tart sour cream being the first to flood through. But look out, here comes the seasoned meat and chipotle sauce mixed somewhere in there with the rice to fill your stomach after every nosh and nibble.
While I might have had grilled cheese tortillas as my comfort food growing up, I’ve never had anything like the Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito. And, thank God I didn’t because I would have been lounging in that aura of comfortability way more than I ever should have because it’s a faux-Mexican masterpiece.
Now, as a grown-up, I have the self control to stop at two or three.
Purchased Price: $2.99
Rating: 10 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 710 calories, 39 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 1490 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 26 grams of protein.
16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito”
10 out of 10? WOW! Don’t see THAT very often…
ha, I just thought the same thing 🙂
Is the 1 gram of trans fat everywhere? California shouldn’t have transfats in their food.
The ban applies to artificial trans fats I believe. Items with a large amount of cheese, such as this one, can end up having a gram of “natural” trans fat. I have eaten frozen pizza with a little trans fat showing on the label, despite nothing hydrogenated in the ingredients.
I’m so excited to try this. I’ve really only been hearing good things about it.
Just tried it. It delivers! I want them to add this as an optional upgrade for the other grilled items. Very well executed and novel.
The grilled cheese burrito is the best. It’s the best item on the menu. I believe you have a winner.
I’m not sure how anyone could see a flour tortilla as comfort food. They make me sick. The flour taste is absolutely overwhelming.
Huh? Flour overwhelming? That’s a new one.
Well if you find flour overwhelming, you best steer clear of mild salsa. I think it just might kill you.
What kind of weird flour tortillas were you eating?
Had 3 of these for dinner tonight. Very good and very filling. So much so that I can’t even move right now. And I will need to head to the toilet soon I’m afraid.
for giving it a 10/10, those pictures make it look super unappetizing like dang add some saturation to them so they aren’t so dull
It was pretty good, I would give it 7/8 out if 10.
Follow up: I just had another one, give it a nine, tastes like they forgot the chipotle sauce on my first one.rh
Did anyone experience a buttload of tomatoes in theirs? The very first GCB I had had none (and I checked the ingredients on the menu and there aren’t supposed to be added tomatoes in it) and it was damn near perfect. Couple of days later I went back to my SAME TB and ordered it again and in the middle there was a deposit of tomatoes, which I HATE HATE HATE. Ruined my experience. Now I’m gun shy about trying it again. lol
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