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Dec 28, 2010

Review: Taco Bell - Beefy Crunch Burrito

Taco Bell's limited-time, generically named Beefy Crunch Burrito really should be called the Flamin' Fritos Burrito. Regardless, it clocks in at a cheap 99 cents and features a flour tortilla folded around a filling of Flamin' Hot Fritos corn chips, seasoned ground beef, seasoned rice, reduced-fat sour cream, and nacho cheese sauce.

First off, the Beefy Crunch Burrito contains a normal serving of ground beef so it's not really that "beefy" in that respect or in size; it's about the same size as a Taco Bell Bean Burrito.
The main flavor is provided by the Fritos which managed to retain just a little bit of their crunch and imparted a fair amount of flavor and quite a bit of heat. The Beefy Crunch Burrito could probably fit on Taco Bell's Volcano menu in that respect.

I tasted most ingredients in every bite except my particular burrito was a bit lacking in the rice department.
Some bites were just a little more salty than I would like, but overall I enjoyed this one; the Fritos actually added a lot of new flavor to the Taco Bell menu. Well, at least, for the limited time that it will be available anyway.

On a side note, I wonder if Flamin' Hot Cheetos would have been a better choice. I think, given their thicker shape, they would be a lot crunchier than a chip.

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Beefy Crunch Burrito (220g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1250mg
Carbs - 61g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 15g


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4 comments :

  1. These are good, more than worth the small price. They decided to take a unique route by putting chips in their taco. And it works, too! I wonder if they're still selling these??

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  2. They should be selling them for a little while longer.

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  3. The Beefy Crunch taco is my son's favorite it's awesome. My daughter likes the crunch wrap! So they get the $5.00 box..what a deal!!!

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  4. you got to try it grilled. OMG it is like heaven when you grill it

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