The word's been out for months about Taco Bell's Waffle Taco, but you probably haven't been able to find one in the wild -- until today. Every T-Bell across America ceremoniously rolled out the breakfast menu, which includes a plethora of new items that will both perplex and amaze you. Fortunately, we're here to cut through all the hype and get to the molten, nacho-y core of the issue.
Here's how Taco Bell's new breakfast menu really tastes:
THE A.M. CRUNCHWRAP What it is: A savory mash-up of eggs, bacon/sausage/steak, cheddar cheese, and hashbrowns loaded into the grilled, folded tortilla of your textbook Crunchwrap How it tastes: Holy breakfast foods, Batman! This is every breakfast-lover's dream, including everything you'd typically see at a diner, all wrapped up in one convenient tortilla package. The bacon tastes a little like fake bacon bits (the crunchiness is slightly suspicious), but otherwise the A.M. Crunchwrap is the most solidly executed new breakfast option at T-Bell. Best eaten with their new Salsa de Sol breakfast-specific hot sauce, which -- I must say -- is one of the better sauce options there. Smoky and slightly sweet.
CINNABON® DELIGHTS™ What they are: Bite-size donut-hole pastries dusted with cinnamon-sugar and filled with molten Cinnabon icing How they taste: Welp, these are some of the sweetest things that I've ever tasted in my life, and I've made pitstops at many a suburban mall Cinnabon location. I wasn't expecting them to be filled with warm icing, so imagine my surprise upon taking my inaugural bite and getting an avalanche of syrupy goo. It was delicious, yeah -- and the dusting of cinnamon sugar gave it an almost cider donut-esque flavor, at first -- but I can't imagine eating more than one of these, honestly. Bring your friends.
THE WAFFLE TACO What it is: You've probably seen this one by now -- a warm waffle folded into a taco shape and filled with a sausage patty (or bacon now, apparently) and fluffy scrambled eggs. Served with pancake syrup. How it tastes: Honestly, this is probably the most underwhelming thing I tasted. The eggs and sausage aren't particularly salty, which is a rarity for any fast-food joint. It could benefit from some cheese. The pancake syrup helps the overall flavor profile, but not enough to make this thing awe-inspiring.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR Those three items make up the signature line of T-Bell's new morning menu, but they're also offering patrons a variety of breakfast burritos and grilled tacos (think sausage and bacon), flatbread melts, hash browns, orange juice, and both hot & iced coffee.