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Review: Taco Bell’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco defies categorization

Article via The Takeout

When I approached the register to purchase my Taco Bell Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tacos, the cashier paused, then gave the promotional poster beside us a good, hard look before keying in the order. “Sorry,” she said. “I haven’t rung one of these up yet. But I’m so interested in them!” To say I vociferously agreed with her would be an understatement.

The Taco Bell Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco has been swimming in my prefrontal cortex for months, ever since the product first made its debut in test markets. Today is the day, finally, when we can all determine for ourselves whether this is more of a sandwich or a taco—but more importantly, whether it’s delicious enough to keep on the menu long after the Chicken Sandwich Wars draw to a close.

There are two varieties of Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco: the regular version, which comes with creamy chipotle sauce, and spicy, which comes with both creamy chipotle sauce and a couple of pickled jalapeño slices. Let me first state what should be obvious, for anyone following along in our chicken sandwich sampling saga: You’ll want to go with spicy. You should pretty much always go with spicy. It tends to come with a more generous helping of sauce, which helps to jazz up notoriously blah fast food buns, and in this case, the jalapeño slices also add a nice textural dimension to an otherwise very straightforward menu item."

Read the full review by Marnie Shure here.