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.
Taco 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.
While 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. The 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. The 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.
To 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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10
More Info: http://www.tacobell.com/breakfast/
Serving Size: 235 grams
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