Feb 5, 2015

Re-Review: Taco Bell - Triple Steak Stack

I decided to re-review Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack as it's lost some weight since I last tried it, and Taco Bell has reformulated their steak since as well. It features a triple portion of marinated steak and a three-cheese blended folded in a warm, nine-inch, Mexican-inspired flatbread.

It cost $4.99 for one. I added some onions hoping they'd add a little more variety than last time.

Compared to the previous version, the Triple Steak Stack now contains 3.9 oz (just under a quarter pound) of meat instead of 4.5 oz. On the plus side, it wasn't a soggy mess this time around although there was still some steak juice around.

The flatbread has a slight crust but an otherwise soft, pillowy feel to it, similar to Taco Bell's Gordita shell.

Even with "just" 3.9 oz of steak, there was still plenty to go around and it was still heavily seasoned and very salty. It was juicy and tender but, for the most part, the current Triple Steak Stack suffers from the same problems as the previous version: it's way too salty and doesn't offer enough variety to keep it interesting. There was at least one improvement though...

I'm not sure if it was just better constructed or if it was just because there was slightly less meat, but there was more melted cheese in my Triple Steak Stack this time around. As a result, a nice cheesiness presented itself throughout. The onions also helped add a bit of texture and sweetness. Unfortunately, it still wasn't enough to balance out the salt.

Overall, Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack is a nice enough concept and could potentially serve as Taco Bell's take on the cheesesteak sandwich, but the steak is just too heavily seasoned and delivers too hard a salty bite. Like I mentioned previously, it's like Taco Bell's steak was formulated specifically to be eaten in the smaller servings. An easy solution would just be to decrease the amount of steak or just add other blander ingredients to combat the saltiness.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Triple Steak Stack (176g)
Calories - 550 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1200mg
Carbs - 57g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 27g

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