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Jul 7, 2011

Review: Taco Bell - XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito

Taco Bell's new XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito takes a kitchen sink approach to big burrito making, probably featuring most available Taco Bell ingredients with their largest burrito thus far filled with seasoned beef, a three cheese blend (cheddar, pepper jack, and mozzarella), seasoned rice, refried beans, reduced-fat sour cream, guacamole, avocado ranch, and fiesta salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled.

The burrito is priced at $3.99 at my local Taco Bell. It's also available with chicken for $4.79 and steak for $4.99.

For the money, you get a sizable meal; good enough for two meals for a light eater like myself. It's not the biggest burrito I've ever gotten but still a good size. I'd be more impressed if they managed to wrap it in such a way that it feels "stuft."
There's a little bit of something for everyone in the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito but the distribution throughout the burrito was a fair bit uneven in mine. There was surprisingly plenty of guac but it was a one-note guac with avocado providing the note. I was expecting more flavor from onions, tomatoes, lime juice and what not but I seeing as avocado is the most expensive ingredient in guacamole, at least I was getting good value.

Along with the guacamole, the fiesta salsa provided a good deal of flavor with a little bit of a kick to boot.
For one half of the burrito, I found myself wanting more beans and cheese. For the second half, I got the beans but not enough cheese still. I wouldn't say the mixture of ingredients had quite the abundance of seasoned beef that I was expecting.

Overall, the blend of flavors for the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito just isn't my favorite flavor blend. I much preferred the last XXL offering, the XXL Chalupa.

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito - Beef (445g)
Calories - 880 (from Fat - 370)
Fat - 41g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 2130mg
Carbs - 95g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 32g

6 comments:

  1. I am unable to not recall the shout of the lovely lass;

    "My gawd!!! LOOK at the SIZE of that thing!!!"

    No, I did not marry her.

    Typical modern female.

    Not only unable to cook a meal worth a dern' but unwilling to learn and unable to contribute much in the way of income to the shanty.

    If I want a pet I will grab a mutt or a kitty.

    Cheaper to keep and much less back-talk.

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  2. "I was expecting something more flavor from onions, tomatoes, lime juice and what not"

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  3. OMG This is the freaking bomb at Taco Bell for me. Chicken XXL with no beans and extra Ranch avocado is the best. I have two at a time...the distribution of the ingredients inside the burrito is rarely even but who cares. i dont I hope this never goes away...Like my Santa Fe gordita and chalupas however many years ago

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  4. Ah, I loved the Santa Fe Gordita! Corn!

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  5. The original Stuffed Burrito was the same as this except for the guacamole. It was originally advertised to be over 1 lbs. of food. Over the years it shrunk (quickly) to closer to 8-10 oz. The XXL Stuffed Burrito was similarly advertised to be over 1 lbs. of food...at a much higher price. The last one I had was mostly tortilla...definitely under 11 oz. Taco Bell needs better quality assurance. The uneven spread of ingredients has always been a problem, despite how simple it should be to get it right.

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  6. More beans than beef. They put a spoon of beef on each end. The rest is rice.

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