Food Review: Taco Bell’s Grilled Cheese Burrito

I have to say, this box was deceiving! Like one of those houses that look unimpressive from the outside, but blow your mind once you’re inside.

Folks, DISCLAIMER: Ignore all of the prior posts I’ve made about eating healthy, dieting and exercising because I couldn’t resist trying the grilled cheese burrito from Taco Bell, which was introduced in 2020 and is still new to me, and of course, I overdid it by getting the Grilled Cheese Burrito Deluxe Box. Yes, a BOX of food. What a marvelous country for which I am a sucker for its advertising!

And in fairness to myself, I will note that I was still within my daily calorie-counting goal yesterday in spite of this greasy, unhealthy indulgence. Overall, the box includes the Grilled Cheese Burrito (710 calories), Chalupa Supreme (360 calories), Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos (170 calories) and Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce (220) calories. Without the drink (I didn’t indulge that far!), that amounts to 1,460 calories. That’s a lot for one meal, no doubt, but luckily, I didn’t eat much prior to that (or after, obviously). I’m actually surprised how relatively low calorie the Frankensteinian monster that is a Doritos taco is and whew, it’s delicious. No wonder it basically revived Taco Bell.

ANYHOW. As I noted, the Doritos taco was delicious, but I’ve had that before. I’m pretty sure I’ve also had the Chalupa Supreme before, but that was yummy. And I’m not sure I’ve had the chips with nacho cheese sauce before specifically at Taco Bell, but I mean, folks, you can’t mess that up. I would lick nacho cheese sauce off the side of a Dumpster, let’s be honest.

A box that packs a punch!

So, let’s get to the main event then and why we are all here: the Grilled Cheese Burrito. According to Taco Bell, this concoction has seasoned beef, seasoned rice, nacho cheese sauce (I didn’t realize I doubled up on nacho cheese sauce), reduced fat sour cream (hey, reduced fat!), three-cheese blend, chipotle sauce and red strips. Those dang red strips!

Because the burrito was hot! Well, mildly hot, I don’t want to exaggerate, but I did notice a kick and it has to be those red strips.

Overall, it’s funny because I actually intended to, via the advertising that implanted itself within my brain, to get the double steak version of the burrito, but the regular grilled cheese one works, too. I guess the idea is that the outside of the tortilla has cheese all over it, like a warm embrace of melty gooey love.

It was good, solid … Taco Bell-y. The latter means: If you like Taco Bell, you’ll basically eat anything off of their menu and enjoy it in the moment. If you don’t like Taco Bell or only like a few specific items, you’re probably not trying this anyhow.

For me, all of those ingredients are hard to go wrong with. It’s a lovely little butt-kicking blend of ingredients and it hit my spot last night. Give it a whirl, if you want to live más!


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