Let’s get straight to the point. I have been wanting to try out Taco Bell’s breakfast offerings since they were first announced a few months ago. Unfortunately the Taco Bell locations near me were all paired with KFC and wouldn’t you know it, none of them opened early for breakfast like the stand alones. This morning I received a text from my co-worker that he had managed to stop by a Taco Bell and picked up a few items for us. Christmas in April! There will now be a Taco Bell breakfast review!
First up, the Taco Bell Waffle Taco. Imagine your typical taco with a waffle in place of the taco shell. Slap on a thin cut of sausage, throw on some eggs, sprinkle with cheese and wallah! Taco Waffle! The waffle itself was soft and worked well. My beef with this menu item is that I’m not a particular fan of sausage so I would have opted for bacon. Moving on…
First bite, unimpressed. But what was I to expect. It tastes exactly as I thought it would. Luckily I had a container of pure maple syrup in the fridge. THAT is what was missing. The crisp sweetness of the maple syrup with the saltiness of the sausage and cheese worked wonders. Let’s slow down. The maple syrup made it was better but not great. At the moment I’m teetering on saying it was good. Syrup was definitely needed. Without it, I don’t think I would have finished the rest.
Do I begin with the squished hash-browns or the sausage? Again, not a fan of sausage patties and quite honestly not a fan of hash-browns unless they’re smothered in ketchup. The same egg and cheese was found on top of both with Taco Bell’s “creamy jalapeno sauce”.
True to it’s name, the first bite of the A.M. Crunchwrap provided a pleasing crunch. I was anticipating a mushy center but was pleasantly surprised. The texture was spot on. Taste was nothing new. To me it was much like any other sausage and egg burrito from McDonalds or Burger King but without the chopped onions and peppers. Instead of onions and peppers you get a dab of jalapeno sauce. It’s not spicy at all and ads just a touch of zing. Personally, it wasn’t enough to overcome the taste of the sausage so I loaded the next bit with their hot sauce.
Much like the Waffle Taco, I wouldn’t have ordered the A.M. Crunchwrap with sausage. And even with the hot sauce I had trouble taking another bite and decided to throw it back in the bag. Goodbye, crunchwrap.
I should note that Taco Bell does offer the A.M. Crunchwrap with Bacon or Steak as an alternative to sausage. I think the Steak would be the best combination here and I’ll give this dish another chance when I get my hands on the steak variety.
Final Verdict and Scores
My disdain for sausage certainly hurt Taco Bell’s chances of a good review. That said, I would recommend the Waffle Taco to anyone who’s a fan of breakfast. Having your favorite syrup on hand is good backup to ensure an enjoyable meal. I give the Waffle Taco seven out of ten stars in the fast food breakfast category. It might have scored less if I hadn’t tried the Crunchwrap afterwar. Oh Crunchwrap, how you disappoint me. 4/10