Review: Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

Ever since I ordered that Waffle Taco with sausage, I’ve stuck with bacon when it comes to Taco Bell breakfast items.  Taco Bell’s sausage was incredibly bland, boring, and not worth a repeat buy.  I really like Taco Bell’s AM Crunchwrap, although my choice of going with bacon wasn’t even a highlight.  The newest entry to Taco Bell’s breakfast family is the Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap and I’m hoping the addition of “warm country gravy” is the x-factor to successful sausage.

Country AM CrunchwrapTaco Bell describes their new Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap like this:

A warm flour tortilla with a golden crispy potato hash brown, fluffy scrambled eggs, a delicious sausage patty, real cheddar cheese and warm country gravy, wrapped up and grilled to go.

Like the original AM Crunchwrap, having a handheld, safely contained combination of breakfast ingredients is a big plus for me.  The price isn’t too bad either at $2.59… it’s pretty solid value.  

Country Sausage AM CrunchwrapWhile the original Crunchwrap Supreme takes up more area space, the AM version is more of a hand-held item and it’s a lot thicker.  The folded tortilla is toasted with nice cripsy corners.  Having a hash brown inside is a nice touch and holds up surprisingly well given that it’s surrounded by country gravy.  That said, you’ll have better luck if you don’t wait more than ten minutes to dig into this. Taco Bell Country CrunchwrapThe eggs and cheese are an unfortunate afterthought in the Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap since they’re engulfed in gravy.  Eggs and cheese provide for the little extra weight and protein, but it’s almost impossible to taste them.  I’d have to say the same result comes from the sausage patty.  It isn’t big enough to be included with every bite, but you’re likely not going to miss it much because it is completely plain and forgettable.  Am Country CrunchwrapThe country gravy is the star in this AM Crunchwrap, as it should be.  Depending on how much you like the gravy will likely determine your overall feelings towards this product as a whole.  I found it to be tasty at first, but grew tired of it halfway through.  So when I say the country gravy is the star, I really mean it’s memorable and doesn’t get lost.  There’s a creamy thick glob of country gravy in every bite and I kind of wished Taco Bell conjured up some country gravy dipping sauce option instead.  I became overwhelmed with it and started craving biscuits to balance it all out.  It seems like a contrasting flavor was needed to even out the gravy.

AM Crunchwrap Country GravyTo sum up the Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap, I found it to be a chore to eat after a few bites.  I liked the original with bacon so much more that I can’t see myself going back to this version unless it came with a side of buttermilk biscuits.  Clocking in with 660 calories and 40 grams of fat for breakfast wasn’t worth it this morning.

Pros: Filling and priced under $3. Very portable for grubbing on the go. Hash brown.

Cons: Couldn't taste the eggs/cheese/sausage. Country gravy was overwhelming for me... grew tired of it pretty quickly.

Taste: 5.25/10
Value: 6.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.50/10
Price: $2.59

Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10

More Info: http://www.tacobell.com/breakfast/
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 235 grams
Calories: 660
Total Fat: 40 grams
Saturated Fat: 13 grams
Cholesterol: 130 milligrams
Carbs: 54 grams
Sodium: 1260 milligrams
Dietary Fiber: 4 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
Protein: 21 grams

17 comments on “Review: Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

  1. Manavee says:

    I got the country crunchwrap as well and had the exact opposite experience, namely there was barely any gravy at all. What gravy there was was all in the sides of the crunchwrap away from the sausage and eggs.

    I have had breakfast a few times now at Taco Bell and have noticed that they seem to have a real issue with proper construction of some of their products. If they are serious about chasing McDolands for the breakfast dollar, this is something they will need to address. At McDonalds, love it or hate it, you almost always get a consistent product.

  2. sortov says:

    Anybody who eats this for breakfast is out of their ****ing mind.

  3. Kyle says:

    I agree completely Manavee. I really enjoy the AM Crunchwraps and they’re really just about the only breakfast fast food item I like. However, they certainly have a tough time making them right. Sometimes they’re poorly constructed and falling apart and other times there is too much of the spicy sauce in there, sometimes not enough.

  4. Rondoman says:

    Simply disgusting.

  5. inGODiputmytrust says:

    It seems like fast food places don’t even try anymore. I get it that fast food isn’t the best quality, but there isn’t any effort to make their products desirable. Fast food companies spend more money on desparate marketing strategies than they do on making their food GOOD.

  6. alek says:

    Taco Bell should do biscuits and gravy for breakfast.

    • Robert says:

      WHY. The point of these items are to be mex-lite versions of standard breakfast items. How on earth would a plain biscuit with sausage gravy fit in on Taco Bell’s menu?!

      I swear the comments section here is like the Twilight Zone. If you all want to be angry at these chains for having shady ingredients in their food, fine. But the whole “I know better” sentiment and the “Are they even trying??” questions that pop up on EVERY SINGLE REVIEW are just enraging. You don’t know better. This is a billion dollar industry. They are making GOBS of money. Taco Bell is a ridiculously successful chain, basically the only thing keeping Yum brands afloat.

    • Jay Melo says:

      Yes, biscuits and gravy at Taco Bell! The only other place I have seen it is at McD’s and they charge almost $3 for 1 small biscuit with gravy. How about a biscuit taco with sausage and gravy? I would be in line for B&G, with a side of hash brown, at Taco Bell first thing.

      • aaron says:

        They are already trying the biscuit tacos in Cali with egg, sausage, and cheese. They also have a chicken biscuit taco also. Only a matter of time before the two merge

  7. Steven says:

    I had this the other day. I couldn’t tell the difference between this and the regular sausage crunchwrap. On the other hand I found the California crunchwrap to be horrible and will never order that one again.

  8. rob says:

    Ideal for people who have been drinking all night

  9. Sascha says:

    I have partaken in Taco Bell breakfast about 5 times, and I’ve only used two locations, and maybe I’m lucky but I have received a consistently good product each time. Taco Bell is the only fast food breakfast I enjoy, so I’m glad they started it, and so far I have not ever been disappointed.
    I already left a quasi-review if the country crunchwrap in the original post, but basically I liked it a ton, and it beats the bacon out as my new favorite.

  10. Viktor says:

    I think breakfast was never a good idea for Taco Bell to begin with. They should just focus on tacos and burritos at low prices. My favorite Taco Bell items in recent history have been the cheesy bean and rice burrito and mini chicken quesadilla, both on the value price menu, both delicious. That is what TB should focus on.

  11. Mike says:

    Does anyone know how Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is doing? I drive by one on the way to work, and it never looks busy.

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