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Jul 19, 2011

Review: Taco Bell - Hash Browns

Another one of the items I tried off of Taco Bell's current iteration of their breakfast test was the classic Hash Brown for 99 cents.

As a kid, I loved these things. Whenever we would get breakfast from a fast food place (usually McDonald's), I would wolf one of these things down and try and angle for another through either pleading, cajoling, or trickery. I've since learn restraint and moderation (or so I like to tell myself anyway) but still have a special place in my stomach for the occasional hash brown.
Taco Bell's version is noticeably bigger than McDonald's version; it is definitely wider and perhaps a little bit taller but it's also a little bit thin as hash browns go.

Mine's came crispy and warm and, for the most part, I enjoyed it... but, it was too thin. The thinness makes it slightly drier than most hash browns. There's very little of that fluffy, moist potato interior which is just a little weird and off-putting to me.

I'd still eat it again though.


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11 comments :

  1. The best part of the McDonald's hash browns, in my opinion, is dipping them in the hot mustard sauce. If Taco Bell doesn't offer anything other than their salsas, I won't be trying them.

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  2. I've never actually dipped them in anything before... I like the pure potato flavor :O

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  3. 99 cents? for one? GOT DAMN THATS A LOTTA MONEY  /tommy davidson

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  4. I agree. Well, it might be more "the pure grease & potato flavor", but that's close. :)

    If I had to pick a condiment, ketchup is good once in a while. The obvious choice, but a classic.

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  5. Isn't that the same as what McDonald's charges?

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  6. But I like the grease ._. It keeps it from getting stuck in the throat when wolfing them down.

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  7. The Disgruntled Old Coot aspect of my persona compels me to mumble that with the relatively low cost of spuds that a buck for the critter is mightily filling corporate coffers but, what with costs of all types growing steadily, from foodstuffs to just keeping the doors open for business that We, the People, will just have to be accepting of constantly increasing costs of munching despite so MANY of us experiencing actual losses in our "real incomes."

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  8. You're right about fast food potato items. I've always thought fries, hash browns, etc. are wayyy overpriced compared to the other fast food basics. I still get them sometimes because they do a heck of a job with them taste wise, so I guess that's how they get us. But it is noticeable since potatoes are pretty cheap. Look at all of the other stuff you can get for a buck. Sausage biscuits, burgers with cheese and bacon, burritos, a slice of pizza (if you break the price down for a full one from a couple of the major chains). The list goes on and on haha.

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  9. no, 2 for a dollar

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  10. Really? That's gotta vary by location, I could swear they're 1 for a dollar on the dollar menu here. Brand Eating, do you know how much they are where you're at?

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  11. well they are all 2 for a dollar at all of the mcdonalds i've been to.  but i'm sure it varies 

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