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Nov 28, 2011

Review: Taco Bell - Triple Steak Stack

Taco Bell's limited-time Triple Steak Stack is simple enough: marinated steak and cheese folded in a large piece of flatbread.

With 4.5 ounces of steak (compared to the normal 1.5 ounce), one of these will run you about $4.99.

The Triple Steak Stack is actually pretty big. Bigger than I remember the Quad Steak Burrito. Unfortunately it was also a bit soggy, having steamed itself from the moisture of all that steak and the flatbread absorbed some of it. Moist flatbread is not cool.
There was actually a lot of steak. I found myself thinking "Wow! That's a lot of steak, especially for Taco Bell." Unfortunately (sensing a trend here?), it was also heavily marinated and salted steak. I would have actually like it better if it were just plain steak over the heavy marinade.

It seemed more marinated than I remember Taco Bell steak being, or maybe the marinade was this heavy to offset the small amount you normally get.

I've mentioned before but the texture of Taco Bell steak seems more braised than anything but at least this means it's tender.
There was so much meat, I found myself wanting more cheese. More cheese and less (heavily-marinated) steak.

Ultimately, my distaste for the Triple Steak Steak comes down to proportions and balance; the Triple Steak Stack was just really off-kilter in melding its stronger and weaker flavors and that made me kinda sad.

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Triple Steak Stack (303g)
Calories - 690 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 1950mg
Carbs - 59g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 46g


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9 comments :

  1. Went to go try one, being a big meat+cheese fan, but even though there were still signs for it posted all over the building they said it was discontinued. Already?

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  2. As someone who generally prefers the meat and cheese to anything else on a sandwich this seems fantastic, this review would  sometimes get me to stay away but this item seems too perfect on paper.

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  3. Yeah, that's the first thing I thought when I saw the pics. This won't stay with you long!!!

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  4. I bought one yesterday.  It's pretty boring... just meat and cheese.  The bread was soggy and half of it fell apart as I was unwrapping it.

    By the time I was finished eating it, I was already heading for the bathroom.  

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  5. I'm jealous, sounds like your childhood was basically perfect.

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  6. i love it, it reminds for of the times when i was a kid and when i'd just hack off the limbs of a cow and wrap them in a giant pizza dough and eat it like a sandwich

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  7. had it a few days ago... waaaay too salty. I could barely finish it. This was one time where I didn't appreciate the size (9"). Maybe if it was 6" and had some veggies in it..

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  8. I'm a pretty big taco bell fan, but this looked terrible from the start. I appreciate that you even chose to review it.

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  9. This thing is awful, soggy bread as if it was dipped in water before the horrible "meat" and generic flavorless cheese stuffed into it.

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