Taco Bell offers two burritos on its breakfast menu. I decided to split them up by day, just so I wouldn’t have burrito overload. You can read about the Steak and Egg Burrito here. This post will talk about the Breakfast Burrito with Bacon. Eating them over two days was a good idea since they were fairly similar in taste. 

Burrito Time

Burrito Time

As with the Steak and Egg Burrito, the size was striking: this thing looked pretty small. Luckily, this was factored into the cost, as it was only $1.69 (once again using Google for pricing here). It was wrapped in the standard burrito packaging, so nothing special here. 

Lots of tortilla in that bite

Lots of tortilla in that bite

Taco Bell describes the Breakfast Burrito with Bacon as “flavorful bacon, a double portion of fluffy scrambled eggs and lots of warm, melted cheddar cheese, all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.” Of course my first bite was all tortilla. I expect that when dealing with fast food burritos, and usually try and guess which end will contain real ingredients, but obviously I was wrong here. My second bite got some eggs and cheese. Like the Steak & Egg Burrito, this wasted good. It was like a plain breakfast burrito. You can’t go wrong with that.

Looks like its about to explode

Looks like it’s about to explode 

At the third bite, I finally got some bacon, and that helped to tie everything together. I don’t want to go through the individual ingredients again (at this point I’ve written about all of them), but this was a solid breakfast burrito. It could have used some more bacon (same complaint as the AM Crunchwrap), or, it could have used a sauce and/or some spice. Something to add a bit more flavor and make it less dry. The creamy jalapeño sauce on the AM Crunchwrap would have also worked here. I wound up dipping the burrito into Fire Sauce, and that worked wonders. And to tie up the experience, somehow my last bite was also just tortilla. Someone needs a burrito wrapping lesson. 

Burrito guts!!! (And the only slightly normal photo I took of this)

Burrito guts!!! (And the only slightly normal photo I took of this)

Short post, but not much to say. This isn’t an exotic offering, it’s just a workmanlike breakfast burrito. I’d be intrigued to try this with sausage, though the sauce complaint would still stand. This is another case where Taco Bell could have a really good item, with some small tweaks. Overall though, while this is fine, no one is going to Taco Bell for a regular breakfast burrito. This is something to complete a meal with one of the weirder options. 

Also, as a quick comparison to the Steak and Egg Burrito: there really wasn’t much difference. Every ingredient is the same other than choice of meat, and the portion size is the same, so unless you’re really hankering for some steak, you’re better off saving some money and going with the cheaper option.

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