Jan 18, 2022

Review: Taco Bell - Cheddar Chipotle Chalupa

Taco Bell's Chipotle Cheddar Chalupa features seasoned beef, shredded cheddar cheese, Creamy Chipotle sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes on a fried Chalupa shell.

It's a slight variation on the Chalupa Supreme that cost me the same at $3.89.

There are only two difference between the new Chipotle Cheddar Chalupa and the Chalupa Supreme: shredded cheddar instead of 3-cheese blend and Creamy Chipotle sauce instead of reduced fat sour cream.

The cheddar didn't make any noticeable difference versus the 3-cheese blend (which also includes cheddar), but Taco Bell cheeses tend to be generically mild. The Creamy Chipotle sauce, on the other hand, added quite a bit of extra flavor versus sour cream with light smoky, seasoned notes and a decent kick of heat.

Beyond the two changes, I got the well-trod combination of seasoned beef, lettuce, and tomato that seems to underpin a bulk of the Taco Bell menu. The seasoned beef was heavily seasoned, while the lettuce and tomato were relatively crisp and firm respectively but also a little pale and expectedly bland. The Chalupa shell offered the same pillowy texture as the Gordita shell but with a slightly crisped and oily exterior.

All in all, Taco Bell's Cheddar Chipotle Chalupa was enjoyable and familiar as a variant of the Chalupa Supreme that won't cost you extra for the sauce and cheese change.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Chipotle Cheddar Chalupa - Beef
Calories - 420 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 28g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 610mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 12g

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