Sandwiches in Review: Taco Bell’s Bacon Club Chalupa (in a box)

July 19, 2010

Branching out a bit here, I’ve decided to review Taco Bell’s Bacon Club Chalupa, a new addition to their Mexican-themed menu.  As a forewarning to anyone familiar with Mexican food, Taco Bell’s chalupa bears little resemblance to the traditional fare.  Instead, it looks like this:

Looks kinda like a taco to me…

The Bacon Club Chalupa consists of chicken, bacon, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, and a “club sauce”, which is basically ranch dressing.  The final defining element is the shell, which is a fried wheat flatbread.  The ingredients work deliciously together, but they don’t taste particularly Mexican.  It really is more like an interesting flatbread club sandwich than anything else.  However, you really can’t beat chicken, bacon and ranch together, and the chalupa shell is a nice change of pace from the usual corn chip shells and flour tortillas.

If you’re not sold on the BCC yet, consider that it’s available in a $5 box combo.  This combo includes the titular chalupa, a bean burrito, a crunchy taco, an order of the cinnamon twist side, and a medium drink.  That is a ton of food for a comparatively low price (specialty burger combos at places like Burger King or Wendy’s generally go for a bit more, and include fewer items).  The Bacon Club Chalupa Box is a great deal for a great sandwich.

EDIT:  One thing I forgot to mention is the TV spot for the BCC, which I’ve included here.  I find it interesting that no one in the ad ever eats or even discusses eating the chalupa, it’s just used as an air freshener/guy bait.  Lucky for Taco Bell there’s guys like me out there, actually selling you on how the food tastes.


One Response to “Sandwiches in Review: Taco Bell’s Bacon Club Chalupa (in a box)”

  1. Ummm! Says:

    I LOVE THESE! I`m one of them Mc Donalds Mc Rib lovers and now Sonics (no longer available) Steak sandwich (don`t remember the name) that pretty much was like a Phily Cream cheese sandwich only it was in toasted bread.


    This BCC was gone for a long time, brought back for limited time then gone again! and now it`s back again!

    Sorta like my life 🙂 sometimes I cant tell if i`m coming or going.

    I hope it`s here to stay now!? Gotta go! i`m going to go buy 2 to eat! 🙂

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