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.

Cap'n Crunch Delights 1Taco 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.
 Cap'n Crunch Delights 2I’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.

Cap'n Crunch Delights 3A 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.

Cap'n Crunch Delights 4New 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.

Taste: 7.50/10
Value: 7.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $1.00 for 2, $1.89 for 4

Overall GrubGrade: 7.00/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
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.

10 comments on “Review: Cap’n Crunch Delights from Taco Bell

  1. Alek says:

    Instead of just coating the outside with cereal. A better idea is to fold in the cereal crumbs in the dough itself and reduce the red coloring.

  2. Alex says:

    I found these to be oily as well, but 2/3 of us thought it was horrible. I didn’t even like the cinnamon ones because it was way too much cinnamon, at least at my TB.

  3. Jon says:

    Would have liked to have seen more use of the cereal. They brushed it just lightly enough to use Cap’n Crunch in the name.

  4. Jonathan Wayne says:

    Just had them and they were actually pretty good, way better than I thought they would be, so thumbs up.

  5. alan rodriguez says:

    u have bites like a cereal.. u would think theses mexican juedos would know how to take the flavor and make it into this… many plp dont have a pallete to know that if it works it works.. if it neeeds flavor you know what the flaws are.. i would say the same thing… never gets it right

  6. rodney says:

    I gave them a try yesterday, tasted good, but left a really bad aftertaste. I think I would just stick with the regular cinnamon ones.

  7. raiders757 says:

    At a $1 for two, I’ll just stick with the super tasty Caramel Apple Empanadas. Love those things.

  8. Eric says:

    I’m a Cap’n Crunch fanatic and I thought these were awful. They tasted like a strawberry toaster strudel except they didn’t have the sour-ish taste the filling of a toaster strudel doors

  9. almost50 says:

    Bad price bad product…some were hollow where did this filling in the photo go? Greedy and extremely oily. Saturated so much they are nasty. The cinnamon ones have better taste and filling but they can be hollow as well…both flavors were screaming greasy oil …grease and more oil. What a rip off…any reviews any better people must be high…maybe if i got high id like them? No i think not…fry it again taco bell …thumbs down

  10. Feather says:

    Terrible. Grease saturated, no filling in the middle and barely any Cap’n Crunch on the outside. So greasy we had to throw them away.

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