Review: Cap’n Crunch Delights from Taco Bell
As a fan of Taco Bell’s Cinnabon Delights, a new flavor of the poppable breakfast/dessert treat is something I’m interested in. The latest is new Cap’n Crunch Delights which takes a classic sugary breakfast cereal and puts a new spin on it.
Taco Bell describes their new Cap’n Crunch Delights like this:
The new Cap’n Crunch™ Delights™ are warm, light pastries, coated with fruity Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries™ cereal and filled with creamy, sweet milk icing.
While my life has been directed more and more towards the old man cereals out there, I still have a fondness for Cap’n Crunch. Definitely some nostalgia points for this sweet treat.
I’d say the fried doughy crust makes up 75% of the Cap’n Crunch Delight. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the sweet, creamy icing packs enough of a sugary kick to be just enough. There was a little pastiness to the areas of the dough that get closer to the warm center. The filling isn’t as thick as I expected given the promo pics. I think the filling of Cinnabon Delights has a much more dramatic impact than what I found in Cap’n Crunch Delights. Cap’n Crunch Delights are really nothing great to look at either with its too-dark exterior speckled with faint rainbow colors from the crumbs of the Crunch Berries. Looks aside, I found these little balls of fried candy sweetness to be tasty with just enough Cap’n Crunch flavor to be worthy of the name. At first I found it difficult to identify the Cap’n Crunch as it takes a backseat to the milk icing flavor as the Crunch Berries cereal taste shows up a bit more on the back end.
A problem with Cap’n Crunch Delights that I also found with Cinnabon Delights would be how incredibly oily they are. Greasy stains appeared immediately after laying them out on a napkin. These aren’t the best grubbing on the go option, but who cares, they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth. The 2-count was priced at $1.00, the 4-count was $1.89, and the 12-count was $4.99. I opted for the 4-count for $1.89. It’s a decent value, although I felt my limit was safer at just getting the 2-count.
New Cap’n Crunch Delights didn’t impress me as much as Cinnabon Delights did yet I still found this new sweet offering to be quite decent and worth a $1.00 buy for the 2-count. If you’re a fan of the breakfast cereal you’ll likely be satisfied, just expect the milk icing to be the prominent flavor over the Cap’n.
Pros: Nostalgia. Sugar. Decent value. Another sweet offering from Taco Bell.
Cons: So very oily. The cereal flavor wasn't as strong as I had hoped.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $1.00 for 2, $1.89 for 4
Overall GrubGrade: 7.00/10
More Info: tacobell.com
2 Cap’n Crunch Delights: 170 calories, 11 grams of fat (2.5 saturated), 105 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbs, 7 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.