Taco Bell… for breakfast?
The Tex-Mex fast-food chain with a reputation for being a popular — ahem — late-night food destination does in fact have a breakfast menu.
Think about it: eggs, salsa, cheese, tortillas… Tex-Mex is tailor made for breakfast.
The menu is available till 11am, which is good news for those who like to get a bit of extra sleep. But what to order from this oft-overlooked morning option?
Limited-time offers aside (I’m still mourning the loss of the Breakfast Quesalupas), here are the breakfast menu items ranked from worst to best.
13. Bacon Breakfast Burrito
A deadly surge of hot, incredibly salty cheese with some slight bacon debris engulfed the first bite of this. In moderation, the liquid cheese Taco Bell uses is fine — one might even go so far as to say it’s good. But when confronted with a flow of such magnitude, the cheese runs rampant, mercilessly trampling the taste buds. This burrito is outrageously salty, and it tastes as though it may be actively undermining my health.
12. Sausage Quesadilla
Very thin — very, very, thin, both in profile and taste.
All fast-food items need a raison d’être, a solid logic and purpose to its being. This has none apparent; it is an inconsequential pancake of tortilla, meat, egg, and cheese. The quesadilla cools rapidly, leaving it a congealed, clammy slab. Plus, there’s a solid inch of solitary tortilla around the edges — the dreaded quesadilla no man’s land.
11. Bacon Quesadilla
See above. I would steer clear of the quesadillas, unless you take joy in… the lack thereof. It’s the hair shirt of the Taco Bell breakfast menu.
10. Bacon Crunchwrap
The Bacon Crunchwrap registers even lower on the flavor scale than its sausage counterpart. It’s a salt-bomb, and the choice of bacon bits instead of small slices often means uneven distribution of bacon throughout the wrap.
9. Cinnabon Delights
Little orbs of sugar-dusted terror filled with a thick icing colloid that…