Taco Bell's New Waffle Taco: A Taste Test

JK Grence
It looked so much better in the official materials.

The Guilty Pleasure: The Waffle Taco, and other breakfast novelties.
Where to Get It: Taco Bell, locations everywhere (participation may vary)
Price: $1.99 for the Waffle Taco
What it Really Costs: Greasy fingers and dismay.

Those wacky kids at Taco Bell are at it again. After lots of testing and refinement (including some a few years ago around here), they're the newest place on the block to pick up a turbo breakfast, this time with a full nationwide rollout.

See also: The Best Thing on Taco Bell's Breakfast Menu is the Coffee. Ay, Chihuahua!

I will say the coffee cup is one of the more enjoyable paper cups I've held. It's a 16-ounce cup, but they went with a short and girthy model instead of the usual tall and skinny cup most places use. Of course, the coffee inside was the same watery brew as every other casual eatery. Is it too much to ask to find coffee that tastes like, you know, coffee?

But we aren't going to Taco Bell for just coffee, we're here for breakfast. Of course, they have breakfast burritos. You can also get a breakfast version of the drive-thru friendly Crunchwrap. However, the flagship of Taco Bell's AM offerings is the brand spanking new Waffle Taco.

What exactly is a Waffle Taco? I'm glad you asked. It's a breakfast taco, with a waffle taking the place of the standard tortilla. Inside it is either bacon or sausage, along with scrambled eggs and topped with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.

In theory, this is pretty freaking brilliant. It's a novel concept, just the kind of thing to get people talking on social media and over the office water cooler. Everyone loves waffles, everyone loves tacos, let's put 'em together and call it a day, right?

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