Dec 28, 2016

Review: Taco Bell - Double Stacked Tacos

Taco Bell's new Double Stacked Tacos offer three cheesy variants on the Double Decker Taco: Cool Habanero, Nacho Crunch, and Spicy Sweet.

I bought all three for $1 a piece.

The Cool Habanero Double Stacked Taco features a crunchy taco shell filled with seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce, and cheese nestled in a flour tortilla with a layer of melted cheese and habanero sauce in between.

Beyond the very familiar crunch, beef, lettuce, and cheese combo of the base classic Crunchy Taco, you get a cheesy "glue" layer similar to the Cheesy Gordita Crunch but with an extra kick of slightly tangy habanero heat. It never gets too spicy though as the sour cream cools it off pretty well.

The Nacho Crunch Double Stacked Taco includes the same classic Crunchy Taco combination but with crunchy red tortilla strips instead of sour cream. It's also placed in a flour tortilla but with a layer of melted cheese and nacho cheese sauce in between the two.

The Nacho Crunch is your go-to if basically want a slightly cheesier and crunchier Taco Bell Crunchy Taco. The tortilla strips actually stay crunchy since they're not steaming inside of a burrito or Crunchwrap and the flour tortilla actually works quite nicely in keeping the filling from spilling out if your crunchy shell cracks.

Two of the Double Stacked Tacos were put together decently but this one was a little off.
The Spicy Sweet Double Stacked Taco is mostly the same as the other two but with sweet chili sauce rather than sour cream or tortilla strips and is layered with the same melted cheese and habanero sauce as the Cool Habanero. This one was the spiciest of the three taco as well as the one that treads furthest from familiar Taco Bell flavors.

The sweet chili sauce is mostly sweet with a bit of tang, heat, and a garlicky note. It's the dominant flavor in the taco and gives it a taste profile more commonly found in Asian cuisine. The flavor actually goes pretty well with everything, including the cheese and habanero sauce. I recommend it if you like Taco Bell but with a more drastic twist.

When it comes down to it, Taco Bell's Double Stacked Tacos all worked out excellently for me. There's enough variety between the three and the price is cheaper than a regular taco. My choice for the limited-time items is a custom order though: a Nacho Crunch Double Stacked Taco with extra beef and creamy jalapeno sauce (which, at $1.70, is still cheaper than a Cheesy Gordita Crunch).

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Cool Habenero Double Stacked Taco
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 630mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 13g

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Nacho Crunch Double Stacked Taco
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 650mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 13g

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Spicy Sweet Double Stacked Taco
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 640mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 12g

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