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Nov 2, 2010

Review: Taco Bell - Double Decker Taco

From what I remember, the Double Decker Taco is when Taco Bell started getting weird with their menu selections. Now I don't mean that in a bad way and it might not be true but, in my mind, before the Double Decker Taco, Taco Bell was tacos, burritos, nachos, etc. You know, traditional Mexican-themed dishes.

After the Double Decker, they started coming out with things like the Crunchwrap Supreme, the Chalupa, the Gordita, etc. Things that are either completely Taco Bell or so very far from their original origins that they are still like de facto Taco Bell.

When I first saw an ad for the Double Decker Taco, I thought it was a pretty lame idea. "Look, we took a Crunchy Taco and put it in a Soft Taco and glued it together with beans!" But, curiosity got the better of me and you know? It works.

Okay, so it's not exactly a Crunchy Taco inside a Soft Taco (though I wouldn't be surprised if that was Taco Bell's next menu item), it's a Crunchy Taco wrapped in a flour tortilla with refried beans between the two holding them together; the "cheese" in pizza lingo. The beans are the cheese! Haha... that's what late night posting gets you.
You get the crunchy of the shell melded with the softness of the tortilla and the beans matches well with it all. The tortilla also serves as a safety net for ingredients that escape through the shell. For $1.29, it's worth a try at Taco Bell; something the same, but different and totally Taco Bell.

The Double Decker Taco is also currently available as a $2 Meal Deal with a small bag of Doritos chips and a soft drink.

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Double Decker Taco (156g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 820mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 14g


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5 comments :

  1. one of the better creations in the taco bell line up. I tend to get the double decker supreme which adds tomato and sour cream. Taco bell used to have, a long time ago (like late 1980's), a taco that came with meat, beans, lettuce, sour cream, tomato and cheese in a bigger hard taco shell..not sure what happened to it..that was the best.

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  2. I dont care for refried beans so one day the cashier said would i like to substitute the beans for melted nacho cheese.It was great hmmm maybe thats a new items they should have.

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  3. They have had something like that before actually with cheese instead of beans.

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  4. can you say cheesy double decker

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  5. Kudos for being able to take and post pics that are so clear and sharp and add so much to your right-on (write-on?) reviews.

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