Fast Food Review: Cheese Roll-Up from Taco Bell

If you gaze upon the Taco Bell menu board, you will come across a ton of choices but none more simple than the Cheese Roll-Up.  This seems like an item for those either short on cash or looking for something without meat.  If you’ve got less than a buck, this 79¢ item will do the trick.  For someone like me, the Cheese Roll-Up is merely an add-on to a meal.

Cheese Roll-Up Packaging

The Cheese Roll-Up isn't important enough to get it's own packaging label so they used a Grilled Stuft Burrito wrapper.

Taco Bell describes the Cheese Roll-Up like this:

A warm, soft flour tortilla rolled up with a blend of three real cheeses and melted to perfection.

Since Taco Bell has a Why Pay More? value menu with over 10 items for 99¢ or less, it’s a no-brainer that this basic snack makes an appearance.  I can see the Cheese Roll-Up being a hit with little kids, but for a grown kid like myself, it’s not so bad either. There isn’t a whole lot to say about this except for the fact that it’s part of the cheapest menu items and it’s as plain as they come.  It’s a perfect item for grubbing on the go but you will likely forget about even eating it since it’s tiny and forgettable. The warm, blend of tasty cheeses from the Roll-Up comes perfectly melted. Try it out with Taco Bell’s sauces for a little added flavor.  You will find that the sauce will stand out better when coexisting with such few ingredients.

Taco Bell Cheese Roll-Up

Cheese Roll-Up

While the Cheese Roll-Up is far from special, it’s still an OK little item. If you don’t eat meat, Taco Bell has plenty of options to choose from with beans, cheese and rice as the main ingredients.  A little tortilla and cheese blend rolled up into a neat package will cater to the most simple tastes and the price will only have you reaching for change.

Cheese Roll-Up (open)

Pros: Just 79¢. Simple and tasty. Would benefit from your choice of TB sauce.

Cons: Probably a little too plain for most.

Taste: 6.00/10
Value: 8.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.50/10
Price: $0.79

Overall GrubGrade: 6.00/10

More Info: TacoBell.com
Nutrition Facts:
Cheese Roll-Up
Calories - 200
Fat - 10 grams
Saturated Fat - 5 grams
Cholesterol - 20 milligrams
Sodium - 530 milligrams
Carbs - 19 grams
Sugars - 1 gram
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 9 grams

13 comments on “Fast Food Review: Cheese Roll-Up from Taco Bell

  1. Adam Bomb says:

    If they screwed this one up, I’d be sorely disappointed! I’ve made these at home before, and they do the trick.

  2. TomHandy says:

    I’ve got to admit I’m a fan of these too – sometimes what i’m really in the mood for is just something melty and cheesy, and these pretty much exactly hit the spot. Sometimes if I’m a little hungrier (i.e. my number one taco bell item, a double decker taco, doesn’t feel like enough), but not too hungry (in which case I’d get a couple double decker tacos), I might get a regular item and then one or two of these.

  3. Colleen says:

    Looks good. You think they would let me order chili inside it also. Then I would almost have the beloved chili cheese burrito back. Haha.

    • TomHandy says:

      My understanding is that Taco Bell is willing to make just about anything for you if they have the ingredients (which I think is similar to Burger King). Not sure though. Can’t hurt to ask.

  4. Colin says:

    I’ve always wondered about these, but man…I just love meat so much. Rawr.

  5. rob says:

    I like to order one of these with two nacho cheese chalupas. After you’ve eaten the rather hefty chalupas the roll-up is perfect to polish them off.

  6. BRad says:

    do you get paid by taco bell?

  7. Kyle says:

    Man, screw these things. They used to have a Cheesarito. It was like this except the cheese was much more melted and it had green onions and hot sauce in it. They discontinued them probably 12 years ago and I still miss them.

  8. Echo710 says:

    Seems like a lot of fat for something so small… still, it looks pretty tasty and I would probably eat this (with some sauce to spice it up) if Taco Bell happened to be my only food option for some reason. I don’t really have anything *against* Taco Bell per se; I just never wind up going there because it’s never my first choice on the rare occasions when I eat fast food.

  9. Rose says:

    This is an old post, but I was just browsing and wanted to say that taco bell will subsititue the beef or chicken on any menu item with beans- making the whole place vegetarian (or just a bit healthier) if you want it to be!