Taco Bell is testing a new item menu in my hometown: Crunchwrap sliders for $1. The Crunchwrap sliders are smaller, cheaper version of the traditional Crunchwrap Supreme (priced at $3.29). The sliders come in three unique flavors: Beefy Cheddar, Spicy Chicken, and BLT. The crunch comes from Fritos Corn Chips instead of the traditional tostada shell in the Crunchwrap Supreme.
I love dollar menus! McDonald’s is my go to fast food choice because of its simple dollar menu. When I heard Taco Bell added a dollar item to its menu, I couldn’t wait to check the new item out! Check out my reviews below!
The Beefy Cheddar Crunchwrap is my husband’s favorite because its seasoned beef tastes like traditional Taco Bell. The Fritos in place of the tostada is genius, as the corn chips give every bite the nice crunch you expect from a crunchwrap. Taco Bell aficionados rejoice! The Beefy Cheddar Crunchwrap is loaded with traditional Taco Bell flavor. If you are a Taco Bell purist, the Beefy Cheddar Crunchwrap is your choice!
I’ve always been a fan of Taco Bell’s spicy chicken, so this was a winner for me. The mixture is just spicy enough to tingle your taste buds, but not so much that you can’t enjoy your meal. This is a great option for anyone looking for an alternative to Taco Bell’s seasoned beef mixture which is in a ton of their food. If you enjoy Taco Bell’s other spicy chicken entrees, this crunchwrap is for you.
Of all the people I’ve talked to, the BLT Crunchwrap was the least favorite slider. I didn’t enjoy this slider as much because it is different than your typical Taco Bell food. The BLT crunchwrap slider contains lettuce, diced tomato, and bacon along with the corn chips. A large portion of ranch dressing might help tie this crunchwrap together. But for me, it just seemed too healthy and too bland for something you expect to eat at Taco Bell!
Speaking of healthy. I suffer from high blood pressure and have written many articles on the sodium contents of fast food restaurants including Low Sodium options at Taco Bell and Low Sodium Breakfast options at McDonalds, Burger King, and Taco Bell. I try to list sodium content for the foods I describe to educate people about the hidden number of sodium in their favorite foods. However, because the crunchwrap sliders are a new promotional item, no nutritional information is available yet (believe me, I asked). Even though the portion sizes are smaller than a traditional crunchwrap, please take time to consider the amount of sodium in the beef, chicken, bacon, and cheese you are eating. Especially if you are watching (or should be watching!!!) your sodium content.
Overall my family enjoys the Crunchwrap sliders. We’ve found that we only need to eat two sliders to feel full. So now my family can have a two dollar lunch at Taco Bell. Amazing! Taco Bell, here we come!