Review: Taco Bell - Taco Party Pack

So it looks like Taco Bell has replaced its Grande Meal (10 tacos or bean burritos for $8.99 at m...

Taco Bell's Taco Party Pack
So it looks like Taco Bell has replaced its Grande Meal (10 tacos or bean burritos for $8.99 at my local Taco Bell, which only represents a cost saving if you select 10 bean burritos or soft tacos and actually costs a 9 cents more if you select 10 crunchy tacos) with the Taco Bell Party Pack which features 12 tacos for $10 in a sturdy cardboard box.

I went to Taco Bell to have lunch with a friend and take advantage of the Free Limeade Sparkler coupon.

So how did two guys end up ordering 12 tacos, a Crunchwrap Supreme, and four drinks?

Honestly, I was drawn to the sturdy box and the whole 12 tacos for an even $10 bit (I know, I'm a sucker for marketing gimmicks). As for the drinks, we really only got the Limeade Sparklers because they were free, I'm not very fond of them and my friend hadn't yet tried it at the time, but I warned him that they weren't very good.  So, we ended up buying two Frutista Freezes (in Strawberry and Classic Margarita!) as well because they are super good!
Inside Taco Bell's Taco Party Pack
It was actually pretty surprising how sturdy the box felt; while I wouldn't put say a set of weights inside, it feels like you could actually carry normal things inside it.

Mmm... the Crunchy Taco is probably one of my favorite things to eat at Taco Bell. It's simple, decidedly lowbrow, and tasty with a mix of textures. You get the crunchiness of the shell, the crispness of the lettuce, coarses bits of liberally seasoned ground beef, and shredded Cheddar cheese.
Taco Bell Crunchy Taco
My hunger is actually satisfied by eating two tacos, but I usually eat three because that's what pictured in the combo on the menu (again, I am a sucker for marketing gimmicks).
Taco Bell Crunchy Taco
While, I enjoy eating Crunchy Tacos, I'm pretty sure, the cheese comes out of a bag (like so many ingredients at Taco Bell it seems) and the beef is a bit on the liquid side. I note this because the juices will eventually soak through the taco shells if you wait too long before eating.

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Nutritional Info - per taco (78g)
Calories - 170 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 290mg
Carbs - 12g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 8g


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