Dec 27, 2012

Review: Taco Bell - Loaded Potato Griller

Taco Bell's Loaded Potato Griller looks to capture the taste of a loaded potato skin in a grilled tortilla wrapper. The limited-time item features crispy potato bites, nacho cheese, bits of bacon, and sour cream, wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled.

Like the rest of the new, limited-time Loaded Grillers, it's offered at 99 cents a pop.

The Loaded Potato Griller was pressed just long enough to develop a thin crispy shell over the soft, warm flour tortilla. It was folded a bit wider than the Spicy Buffalo Chicken Griller I tried.

The potatoes here are the same, seasoned, battered and deep-fried ones you find in Taco Bell's Crispy Potato Soft Taco. The seasoned flavor is nice if a bit heavy on the salt. The pieces didn't quite stay crispy inside the grilled burrito, although there was an occasional piece here and there that delivered a small bit of a crunch.

The cheese and bacon added a bit of flavor without being too excessive. The bacon particularly added a nice smokiness, but wasn't crunchy. The overall result reminds me of a breakfast burrito without the scrambled egg.

The sour cream ended up clumped in one half of the burrito, which wasn't so nice. It added a bit too much creaminess in one half and none in the other.

Still, all the major players for potato skins are here, save for the green onions Taco Bell discontinued using back in '06 after an E.coli outbreak.

Except for some miscues in the execution, I thought that Taco Bell's Loaded Potato Griller was reasonably good, but maybe more fitting for breakfast or when you feel like having breakfast.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Loaded Potato Griller (177g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1120mg
Carbs - 55g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 13g


  1. I had the same problem with the sour cream. Even the bacon was not dispersed evenly.

  2. Gonna give each of these grillers a try tomorrow, although my favorite burrito has to be the volcano burrito.

  3. I miss the chives at Taco Bell. Can't they find a way to find a safe supplier?
    Or maybe they could find multiple smaller suppliers to mitigate the chances of a chain-wide outbreak.

  4. The sour cream issue is common. You see it a lot in the Beefy 5 layers and the Grilled Stuffed Burritos. My problem was the potatoes seemed to be too large to appropriately wrap and eat. All I seemed to be getting was potato and then a mouthful of sour cream at the end.

    Save yourself the trouble. If you like spicy, the Spicy buffalo griller is truly awesome. If you're not a spicy fan, go with the Beefy Nacho griller. It's like a Beefy Crunch, and if you're lucky, they might be using the Flamin' Hot Fritos in your state. ^_^

  5. GarveyCeyRusellLopesFriday, February 08, 2013

    i enjoyed this but would pay the extra 50 cents for them to add some more to it. they really skimp on the quantity


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