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Jan 24, 2012

Review: Taco Bell - Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch is basically a Crunchy Taco with a pepper jack sauce wrapped in a soft Gordita shell and bound together with a melted blend of pepper jack, cheddar, and mozzarella.

It sells for $2.19 at my local Taco Bell or you can get one as part of a $5 Big Box Meal.

Out of the wrapper, the Cheesy Gordita Crunch gives you a thick, pillowy flatbread with just the slightest hint of crust. Notably, the taco shell was actually still crispy and provided a very nice contrast of texture.

The problem for me was that overall it was not exactly cheesy. I got the "gordita" and I got the "crunch," but the "cheesy" was a bit lacking. You can see from the pictures that there wasn't that much cheese to go around. There's a pepper jack sauce but it's more of a mayo variant. I think a nacho cheese sauce would have been better.

Whether by mistake or by design, my Gordita Crunch was a bit lacking in the meat department. As I ate it, I found this was partially because most of the beef had been placed in the middle. Still, even in the middle, I wanted more beef especially to counter balance the thick flatbread.

Overall, I still enjoyed the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. I liked the crunchy of the taco shell and the dense softness of the gordita. And, I liked the standard Crunchy Taco taste but wanted more of the "cheesy."

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch (174g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 810mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 20g


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5 comments :

  1. You can always ask them to substitute nacho cheese sauce for the pepper jack sauce. I always get sour cream instead of the pepper jack!

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  2. That's true, I think you can add nacho cheese sauce to most items. I've had double deckers like that. There is a small charge though.

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  3. Ah, that's right. I'll have to remember next time! Thanks!

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  4. Small charge to add sauce, but usually no charge to substitute.

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  5. you could ask more cheese before they make it but here in Canada toronto they most really cheesy depend where you go.

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