Quiero Taco Bell: The new breakfast lineup

If you are a poor college student like me who can’t afford Chipotle every day, you are lucky to have an alternative: Taco Bell. After getting over the heavy post-meal feeling, you realize what a good decision you’ve made. Well, Taco Bell just got even more delicioso: they are now serving breakfast. After testing breakfast products in sample markets, Taco Bell released a breakfast menu nationwide. Items include the A.M. Crunchwrap Supreme, Breakfast Burrito, Waffle Taco, Cinnabon Cinnamon Buns filled with frosting, Hash Browns and Grilled Taco. The CrunchWrap, Waffle Taco, Breakfast Burrito and Grilled Taco are all available in bacon or sausage. Taco Bell is also offering coffee and orange juice to go with these mouth-watering choices.

Taco Bell fans have been mesmerized by the A.M. Crunchwrap. The concept is similar to the famous crunch wrap – a hash brown, eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese and some spicy sauce. Everything about this menu item was perfect. Mine was served hot and the exterior was crunchy with a warm, smooth interior.

The sauce gave the crunch wrap a spicy kick, easily resolved with a sip of water. Did I mention that there is a hash brown in the crunch wrap? At less than $3, it’s a perfect treat to start your day. I’m not going to lie: this was worth breaking my diet for. The Crunchwrap was my favorite item by far; if you are considering trying any of the new additions, buy this one.

Another wildly famous item is the Waffle Taco. The taco is exactly what you expected it to be – eggs, bacon or sausage and cheese in a waffle-turned-taco shell. The taco is served with syrup to drizzle on top.

I thought the taco was pretty good, but the waffle was a little soggy for my liking. Apart from the texture, the taste was muy bueno. The eggs had a good consistency – not rubbery as you might expect. Unfortunately, the taco was pretty greasy. Apart from the impeding heart attack factor, I think Taco Bell has successfully fused sweet and savory into an awesome breakfast fiesta. The taco wasn’t my personal favorite but at only $1.99, this one is too good to pass up.

If the A.M. Crunchwrap and the Waffle Taco are too heavy for your morning feast, other smaller breakfast options are on the menu. The Breakfast Burrito and the A.M. Grilled Taco are both available in bacon or sausage. I haven’t sampled these items yet, but I’ve heard they are just as good as the others. Also joining these delectable items are plain hash browns and the frosting-stuffed cinnamon rolls.

The good news is Taco Bell serves this menu daily until 11 a.m., with most stores opening around 7 a.m. I was distraught to hear that our local Geneseo Taco Bell is not serving this menu. If you want to enjoy this desayuno fantástico, you’re going to have to drive to our nearest Taco Bell in Henrietta.

Is it worth the 25-minute drive? Absolutely.