You’re running late and need something filling to eat but you can only scrape together a few dollars from the change tray in your car. Do you stop at QT and run in for Taquito, or hit McDonalds but forgo the hashbrown and drink? No and No. If you want to have a full stomach and few coins left over you need to head for the border and try out the Taco Bell breakfast menu. There are quite a few options on the breakfast menu, but only one is worthwhile, and it’s the AM Crunchwrap. The waffle taco may sound unique but it’s not worth the waffle it rides in on.
The AM Crunchwrap measures a good five to six inches in diameter and is more than an inch thick. It’s hot, and absolutely loaded with the breakfast goods. This round disc of genius contains hot and tasty sausage, topped with a generous hashbrown, surrounded by scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a hint of creamy jalapeno sauce mixed in, all wrapped in a warm grilled tortilla. I’m not sure what could be done to make it any better. Don’t let the jalapeno sauce scare you off. It’s enough to let you know that this isn’t regular breakfast grub, yet leaves you eagerly awaiting your next bite. One of the best attributes of the AM Crunchwrap is its self-contained edible wrapper. There’s no need to worry about anything falling out of the backend of your breakfast and staining your outfit. This breakfast “sandwich” keeps it all in check.
If you manage to find a few more coins hidden in your console, you might splurge by adding Cinnabon Delights (bites) and coffee … still under $5. The Cinnabon Delights are pretty good if they are heated properly while waiting for your meal. Caution! The icing inside can burn your mouth. Worth noting is Taco Bell’s highly underrated coffee. I feel it smashes McDonald’s version of “Premium” coffee right out of the water.
If sausage isn’t your thing then I’d take a swing at the Bacon or Steak AM Crunchwraps. The steak uses the same Taco Bell steak bits used in their tacos. I have not ventured to try the new “country” version that uses gravy in lieu of jalapeno sauce. Honestly, I consider the Sausage AM Crunchwrap as close to $3 perfection you can find, so why venture to lesser versions of the master?