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


  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!

  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.

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

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

  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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