Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Taco Bell - Grilled Stuft Nacho

Taco Bell's Grilled Stuft Nacho is a test item I recently was invited to try at Taco Bell HQ. It features a grilled flour tortilla wrapped up in the triangular shape of a large tortilla chip filled with seasoned ground beef, warm nacho cheese, zesty nacho sauce, crunchy red tortilla strips, and sour cream.

It was tested earlier this year in Knoxville, TN and looks to make an appearance nationwide some time next year.

Regular Taco Bell eaters will probably notice that the Grilled Stuft Nacho draws cues from the Crunchwrap Supreme, with a folded shape and grilled tortilla.

I thought the triangle shape was a clever gimmick and it felt a lot like a giant, slightly-crispy-but-mostly-soft tortilla chip in my hand and added some fun to the eating experience.

The flavors inside is the typical Taco Bell mix and generally works well. I got a good mix of beef, cheese, nacho sauce, and sour cream. The zesty nacho sauce is similar to Taco Bell's lava sauce but without the spice.

The strips are only going to be crunchy if you eat it right away.

While the balance was pretty good, I did fell like it could have used more chips and cheese for a more nacho-like feel.

Overall, the Grilled Stuft Nacho is a pretty good menu item that should play well to Taco Bell's core audience. Like a lot of the brand's limited-time offers, it doesn't bring much newness to the menu (other than the zesty nacho sauce) but adds an oft overlooked component: fun.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho (194g)
Calories - 570 (290 from Fat)
Fat - 32g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 960mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 14g
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