I’m not a morning person, so please forgive me that my head was foggy enough that I forgot to grab breakfast salsa packets with these new Taco Bell Toasted Breakfast Tacos. Sure, it was 9:45 in the morning when most people’s brains are functioning somewhat properly, but mine was not.
These new Toasted Breakfast Tacos come in three varieties — bacon, sausage, and potato. Each also comes with fluffy scrambled eggs and shredded cheddar cheese in a toasted tortilla. There isn’t a way to determine which is which by smelling them because they all have a scent similar to everything else with a grilled flour tortilla from Taco Bell. Well, excluding the Grilled Cheese Burrito.
I purchased all three varieties and was surprised that the taco I liked the most was the potato one. The versions with sausage pellets and bacon bits were fine, but both reminded me of other breakfast burritos I’ve had. Heck, the chain’s Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burritos are similar to these, except they have nacho cheese sauce instead of shredded cheddar cheese and less tortilla origami. I guess having just potatoes instead of meat was a nice change of pace for my taste buds. Or maybe it’s my body telling me that I need to cut back on processed meats.
Oh, much like Taco Bell’s regular tacos, eating just one won’t be filling. You’re going to have to order at least two or three. So try all three as I did, or try one with a much more filling Breakfast Crunchwrap. Oh, also, it’s been a minute since I’ve had Taco Bell’s eggs, but they have better flavor and texture than I remember.
While I didn’t have Taco Bell’s Breakfast Salsa, I had some McDonald’s Picante Sauce of an unknown age sitting in my fridge because I’m a condiment packet hoarder. Adding it upgraded the tacos’ flavor, but they don’t NEED any breakfast salsa if you have morning brain fog and forget to grab salsa because they’re adequate on their own.
With all that said, I wouldn’t say any of Taco Bell’s new Toasted Breakfast Tacos are outstanding, with or without salsa, even the potato one. They’re very basic products on the breakfast menu at an inexpensive price point, and if you want to make them not-so-basic and a little more expensive, you can customize them to your heart’s content. But I imagine these three are just the foundation for future variations. I could see a steak and egg variety or maybe one with Nacho Fries.
Purchased Price: $1.79 each*
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Bacon and Sausage), 7 out of 10 (Potato)
Nutrition Facts: Sausage – 230 calories, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 110 milligrams of cholesterol, 440 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 9 grams of protein. Bacon – 230 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 550 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 11 grams of protein. Potato – 220 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of sugar, 100 milligrams of cholesterol, 440 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, 8 grams of protein.
*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.