Happy Cinco de Mayo!
What better way to start off Cinco de Mayo then with a nice breakfast of ….drum roll please…..waffle tacos! (Insert giggles here) :)
When Taco Bell rolled out their breakfast menu early this year, I knew I had to check out the waffle tacos! I’ve tried Bruxies’ waffle specialities and Jack in the Box’s waffle breakfast sandwich in the past. I’ve always been intrigued with the uniqueness of waffle creations and wanted to see how Taco Bell’s version came out.
Taco Bell has two types of waffle tacos: a sausage version and a bacon version. (A third version with no meat can be requested.) Luckily, I came with a friend and so I was able to try both the bacon and the sasauge.
The first waffle taco I got to try was the sausage version. I was actually surprised at how small the actual size of the waffle taco was. It is comparable in size to a waffle that you would put in your toaster at home. For the sausage version, they have a sausage patty that is equivalent in size to the waffle. The waffle itself wraps around the sausage and then cheese and scrambled egg is sprinkled on top. Syrup comes on the side.
At first bite, I could taste a slight sweetness in the waffle. I expected the waffle to be more on the crispy side but it was not. The sausage itself offset the waffle. The slight saltiness of the sausage made this waffle taco seem like your normal breakfast sandwich.
I was surprised to find myself like the bacon version better. Same concept as the sausage taco with scrambled eggs and cheese but the bacon itself were little bacon bits. The bacon was nice, crispy and good in flavor. I found the bacon waffle taco to be the more tasty winner of the combination of sweet and savory over the sausage.
As Cinco de Mayo bonus treat, my friend and I also got to try the Cinnabon delights. These are balls similar to donut holes. They are filled with Cinnabon frosting and sprinkled with Makara cinnamon sugar. It’s like a churro shaped like a ball! It’s a good dessert but one was more than enough for me because it is rather sweet!
All in all, Taco Bell’s waffle tacos are an ok addition to the world of waffle wonders. ;) They’re no Bruxie but for a $1.99, who can complain? Happy Cinco de Mayo!