Sep 9, 2014

Taste Test: Taco Bell - Country and California A.M. Crunchwrap

I was invited to try both the upcoming Country and California A.M. Crunchwraps from Taco Bell along with the new Biscuit Tacos on a recent jaunt to Taco Bell Headquarters. I already wrote what I thought of the Biscuit Tacos previously, so let's talk about the Country and California A.M. Crunchwraps.

The Country A.M. Crunchwrap draws its inspiration from the South with a new country gravy to go along with a sausage patty, a hashbrown patty, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheddar cheese. It'll carry a suggested price of $2.49, which is right in line with the regular A.M. Crunchwrap.

I raved about the country gravy in the Biscuit Taco and it's much the same here. You're getting the gravy instead of the slightly spicy, smoky chipotle sauce. The gravy provides a rich, meaty creaminess that fits very well with the sausage and potato combo. It felt like there was chicken in it, but I was told otherwise.

The California A.M. Crunchwrap delivers avocado in the form of guacamole and throws in pico de gallo to the bacon, hashbrown, egg, and shredded cheddar cheese base of an A.M. Crunchwrap. The suggested price on this one is a little higher at $2.79.

Between the guac and the pico de gallo, there's a good bit of flavor as well as creaminess and tang. The onions in the pico de gallo also provided a decent crunch.

I liked them both, but between the two, I'd go with the Country A.M Crunchwrap because I live in California so a "California" anything is pretty familiar, whereas country gravy is a bit harder to find out here on the West Coast (plus Taco Bell's country gravy is really good).

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