Jul 18, 2016

Review: Taco Bell - Triple Double Crunchwrap

Taco Bell's Triple Double Crunchwrap features two layers of seasoned beef, nacho cheese, and crunchy tostada shell plus lettuce, reduced-fat sour cream, and tomatoes wrapped up in a hexagonally-folded flour tortilla and grilled.

It goes for $3.79 by itself in my area or for $5 as part of a Big Box meal, which also includes a crunchy taco, a Doritos Locos Taco, and a medium drink. I spent the extra $1.21 (which is a little less than how much a crunchy taco costs) for the box combo.

While the Triple Double Crunchwrap does indeed come with more filling than a regular Crunchwrap Supreme, despite the name, it doesn't appear to come with double the beef (the new Crunchwrap is good for 23 grams of protein versus 17 grams for the Crunchwrap Supreme).

Given that the Triple Double includes the same ingredients with only more of certain ones, the question then is: Whether it feels meatier, crunchier, or cheesier than the original?

My answer is: Not really. While the Triple Double does indeed look and feel more substantial than the Crunchwrap Supreme, it didn't taste notably beefier, cheesier, nor crunchier, although it was more filling. For the most part, it just felt like a larger Crunchwrap with the same enjoyable flavor profile courtesy of a classic combination of Taco Bell components.

It could possibly be crunchier if you're dining in, but after the short drive home, my two crunchy tostadas were only crunchy at the very edges. I wonder if either Crunchwrap would be better off with shredded cheese, given that there would be less moisture to soften the tostadas, or if the sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes would render the difference moot.

Overall, Taco Bell's Triple Double Crunchwrap was very much as tasty as a Crunchwrap Supreme but didn't bring much more to the table other than more food to fill my stomach. It's a really nice value if you're a Crunchwrap Supreme fan (which I am) and grab the $5 combo.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Triple Double Crunchwrap
Calories - 700 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1550mg
Carbs - 85g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 23g

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