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Oh, It’s Supreme Alright

Though Taco Bell has not yet wowed Lead Burrito Analyst, Jonah Feld, they hit one out of the park with the new Crunchwrap Supreme, if you ask me. This has to be the best Taco Bell creation since the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. My love for Taco Bell developed in college when we needed to stuff our faces with "Mexican" food for next to nothing.

My item of choice had, until recently, been the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It’s pretty much a taco with a layer of flat bread (not to be confused with the soft taco shell) outside of the hard taco shell, and enough cheese melted between them to hold the flat bread on. The new Crunchwrap Supreme has taken the hard/soft texture combination idea and advanced it. On a huge soft taco shell, they pile beef, melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. They also include a layer of crunchy "tostada" shell. It’s hard to describe, but then they fold the soft taco shell over all of that, and grill it. When it’s done, it doesn’t look like a taco, or a burrito, or a wrap, but more reminiscent of a flying saucer. And it tastes awesome.

I had 5 of these puppies in the first week that they were released (not yet more than 2 at a time, but no one has dared me yet). They’re bigger than expected for the $1.79 they cost, although reports of $1.89 have come in from the Midwest. I don’t pretend to say that they rival a real, quality burrito, but dollar-for-dollar this thing made me pretty happy. Plus, there aren’t too many options for quick, cheap food late night in my area of Miami. My biggest complaint with Taco Bell's Crunchwrap is that it’s virtually impossible to get the hot sauce inside without being a skilled surgeon. I did it, but it wasn’t easy. Maybe it’s better to just put some on each bite.

This entry was written by Phil.

This Taco Bell meal was rated: 7.5.

Monday, July 11, 2005 by Phil.