Review: Taco Bell Beefy Crunch Burrito/Cheesy Double Beef Burrito

This is an interesting case.

Once upon a time, Taco Bell had two burritos. One was the Beefy Crunch Burrito. The other was the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito.

Evidently, these suckers had a huge following.

Then, Taco Bell took them away.

This didn’t sit well with people. There was a movement to get them back. A Facebook campaign was started. There was the #BeefyCrunchMovement hashtag. There was a lot of hooting and hollering. Apparently losing a couple of burritos is a big deal.

There’s more to it than this, but we’re not reporters. Google it.

Taco Bell listened to the pissed off people. What? A company that listens? It can’t be! But it is!

Taco Bell has brought both burritos back. They are priced at a buck each. We don’t know if they are back for a limited time only because Taco Bell’s current website absolutely sucks, and it doesn’t say. And again, we aren’t taking the time to research it. Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, we ain’t.

But you already knew that.

If you have paid attention on this site, which you should be doing, you know that we are fans of Taco Bell. We love their food. We love it drunk and sober. That said, somehow we missed these the first time around (and the times they evidently came back before disappearing again).

So, in honor of the return of these two lauded burritos, we headed off to Taco Bell to give you a review (in case you missed them too).

IMG_20160506_141810942And there you have it. Two burritos that were worth making a stink over (and you WILL make stinks after eating Taco Bell!).  The burritos are a good size. In fact, they are the same size as the Burrito Supreme. Pretty good for a buck.

IMG_20160506_142202695Let’s start with the Beefy Crunch Burrito, shall we? Yes! It seems to us this is the one everybody is making the big stink out of (yes, we just said ‘stink’ again. We’ll quit now!).

This little $1 bundle of joy comes packed with seasoned beef, Flamin’ Hot Fritos, sour cream, Mexican rice, and nacho cheese sauce.

So the real highlight is the Flamin’ Hot Fritos. To be fair, neither of us are fans of Frito Lay’s Flamin’ Hot line of noms. We think they are nothing but hot flavor. That said, we are such open-minded people that we decided to give them a fair try in this burrito. See how kind we are? No?

The ingredients are proportioned pretty evenly. There is enough of everything that it is identifiable, and yet nothing is overpowering. Best of all, there isn’t a TON of sour cream (because we don’t like sour cream that much). A little is fine, and that’s what is here.

The beef has a good flavor. It seems to us that the beef in these, and other dollar menu burritos at Taco Bell is slightly different than the beef in the regular tacos. We can’t exactly tell why. We think the beef in the tacos is covered in a sauce, and the beef in the burritos is not. Either way, the beef tastes good. That’s all that matters.

The Mexican rice is very good. It is definitely a seasoned Mexican rice, orange color and all. We like this way better than the “Premium Latin Rice” that is in some of the other menu items. This one has a better flavor. It has some heat to it, but not a ton. Which is good. Some Mexican rices are too bland. Not the case here. It certainly adds to the overall package (HO HO!).

The nacho cheese sauce is very good, also. Again, there is a little bit of heat to it. Sure, it is a yellow cheese sauce. Big deal, right? Wrong. It really adds to the overall flavor. Winning.

Now. on to the Fritos. Our test Taco Bell is a bit far away. By the time we got the food home and took pictures, the Fritos were sogged out. But we expected that. How could they not be sitting next to beef and rice? We suspect that if you ate it in the store right after getting it, there might still be some crunch.

The best part is that the Fritos flavor is there, but it mixes well with the other ingredients. We expected the “burn your face off” heat that you get when you eat these by themselves. That wasn’t the case, and it was a pleasant surprise. The flavor of the Fritos was actually good mixed with everything.

Overall, this is a pretty damn good burrito. And at a $1 price point, why the hell not? Would we get it again? Yep.

IMG_20160506_141934342The Cheesy Double Beef Burrito comes with seasoned beef, Mexican rice, and nacho cheese sauce. This is a simpler burrito.

But damn, it is good.

Everything is the same as on the other burrito, so we aren’t going to repeat ourselves (that would bore you, and it would take away from drinking time!).

There is more beef in this burrito than the other one. That makes sense, considering DOUBLE BEEF is in the name. We’re detectives!

Basically, everything we really liked about the other burrito is here, and there is more of it. We really like this one.

We will say this though. We got one of these to try the other day, and then we got one for our test for this article. They were different. The other one we got had WAY less cheese in it, and more beef. The beef was dryer, though. This one has more sauce around the beef. In fact, they looked completely different on the inside. Again, as we always bitch about, fast food is too inconsistent. These suckers should be the same at any Taco Bell, and that wasn’t the case. AHHHH!

That said, we liked both versions. This one is cheesier though, and that might be a good thing.

We would definitely get the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito again.
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We already talked about the price. They are a buck each. There is a LOT of value here. Another thing we like is that there are no beans in these burritos. Beans, to us, are filler. Sure, you could argue that rice is filler. We don’t agree. The rice has more flavor than beans. And at a buck each, you would expect filler. There are plenty of good ingredients here to probably warrant a cost of over a dollar.

Think about it…you can get a frozen burrito at the store for the same price or more. And it is usually just loaded with mush (including beans). Here, it is already cooked for you and loaded with good stuff. For a buck.

You could easily get 2 of these and be pretty damn full. The value is here.

There is nothing negative here, people. We are fans. We hope these stick around.

You win again, Taco Bell.

5 Comments

  1. bruce

    and yet my taco bell told me cheesy double beef burrito is gone again in las cruces new mexico,
    you win again taco bell

    Reply
    1. d

      in okc they say that too, the horror!

      Reply
  2. Joe

    why don’t you tell us the weight of the food item in grams so we can compare price per gram and understand where the real fast food deals are?

    Reply
    1. Fewd Snobs (Post author)

      Price per gram? What? Why? So you base food deals off of the price per gram? You got the wrong site, guy!

      Reply
  3. Amy W

    Beefy cheesy 4 life! Nom town!

    Reply

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