Review: Triple Double Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

It’s the age old question in fast food: Is bigger always better? Taco Bell’s latest creation, the Triple Double Crunchwrap, puts that question to the test by doubling the flavors of Taco Bell’s successful Crunchwrap Supreme. Priced at $3.49, the Triple Double Crunchwrap features a double serving of seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, and crunchy tostada shell plus the standard lettuce and tomatoes wrapped in a flour tortilla. It also comes in a spicy version with spicy ranch sauce and jalapeños, but I decided to check out the original.Triple Double CrunchwrapIf you’ve never had the Crunchwrap before, then the best way to explain it is to say it’s basically a tostada stuffed inside a hexagonal burrito. In the case of the Triple Double Crunchwrap it’s more like two hard tacos.Triple Double CrunchwrapThe flavors are all familiar; from the heavily seasoned garlic, onion, and chili powder ground beef, to the salty nacho cheese sauce, to the familiar fried aftertaste of the hard taco shells and the doughy sweetness of the flour tortilla, it basically tastes like Taco Bell. If you’ve tasted this before, well, welcome to planet Earth.Triple Double CrunchwrapThat said, familiar can be good. I really enjoy the juxtaposed textures of the shells, because I think they play off each other and really help to mingle all the different ingredients together. That’s the advantage of the flour tortilla, which equalizes the beef cheese, and crisp, slightly sweet tastes of the lettuce and tomato. Meanwhile, you still get that salty fried nostalgic hard taco shell that many of us remember from our school cafeteria Taco Tuesdays.Triple Double CrunchwrapMy issue with the Triple Double Crunchwrap is that it really doesn’t seem as big as it’s advertised to be. It may have double the beef, but there isn’t a lot of beef to begin with. At 700 calories it should leave most people content or even full, but I was still hungry after eating it. In other words, it has that carby connotation instead of a complete meal. Likewise, an additional cheese element, like the shredded cheese mix, would bring more flavor to the table. Because of the paucity of beef, the strongest tastes are the two shells. My other complaint is a standard issue I have with the Crunchwrap concept, that being that you have to break the structural integrity of the shells in order to apply sauce.Triple Double CrunchwrapOverall, if you’re a fan of the Crunchwrap Supreme, you’ll like the Triple Double Crunchwrap. But if you’re looking for something that really doubles up on the amount of food and the flavor, you’ll want more. Fortunately, for a $1.50 more, you can do just that with a Big Box deal.

Pros: Plenty of classic and familiar Taco Bell flavor packed into a portable shell. Enjoyable textural and flavor contrast from the hard corn shell and soft flour wrap. A good balance of beef, cheese sauce, and reduced-fat sour cream.

Cons: Doesn’t taste like a full doubling of ingredients. Not as filling as you would think. Lacks any new or eye-popping flavor treatment.

Taste: 7.00/10
Value: 7.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: $3.49

Overall GrubGrade: 7.00/10

More Info: tacobell.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 700 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1550mg
Carbs - 85g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 23g

18 comments on “Review: Triple Double Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

  1. MP says:

    Yours is definitely bigger than mine was. Way more cheesy, 30% more meat & twice more veggies.

  2. Alex K. says:

    Typical Taco Bell … they shall enjoy their dip in sales after discontinuing the BCB yet again.

  3. doctorx0079 says:

    I liked the spicy one I had. Jalapenos might not sound like a big deal but it was a great addition.

  4. bobo123 says:

    Quit wasting our time with this and put the chili-cheese burrito back on the menu!

  5. nope says:

    PSA: complaining on here will not cause Taco Bell to bring back whatever item you want them to bring back. Take it to TB themselves or grow up and shut up.

  6. Kristina says:

    I tried this twice so far. The first time, it was big, butt not as big as in these pictures, and there still wasn’t that much meat in it. It really just seems like they just stuck a second tostada shell in there and called it a day.

  7. Johnnyboy says:

    I had the spicy version and it was great, I ate it like 30 minutes later and it was still great, nice jalapeños and pretty great deal for $3.49

  8. Mark says:

    I had this, honestly there is little distinction between this and a regular crunchwrap supreme aside from a second hard shell so overall it’s crunchier. That is actually a good thing, especially if you are getting it to go and not consuming immediately, as I felt the crunchwrap always got a little soggy when taken to go. Overall I find this and the original to be a good mix of classic TB ingredients and tasty. It basically tastes like a hard shell taco supreme but wrapped up. But I never thought it was that good of a price or in the top offerings at taco bell (which will always be in my book, nacho supreme, mexican pizzas and cheesy gordita crunches).

    However the box deal on this is amazing. The TB’s by me have a triple crunchwrap, a regular taco, a doritos taco and a drink for $5. I think just the two tacos and drink ala cart would be close to $5 so it’s a really good deal if you’re in the mood for tacos.

  9. BigBelly says:

    I bought the $5 box, and while it was a good value, I’d never order it again. The tortillas lost there crispy before I finished it, and the lettuce is just nasty in there

  10. Mike Chambers says:

    I’ve had the spicy version twice now, and it’s amazing. I can see how it might be a little boring without the jalapenos and spicy ranch though. Get the spicy one! It’s not like keel-over-and-die spicy. It’s just spicy enough.

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