Ok let's admit something right up front. I am a Taco Bell junky. You can talk trash about it all you want, but there is nothing short of telling me that Taco Bell meat is people that would make me stop eating there. That being said I'm not always a fan of their "new products" aka the stuff they make out of stuff they already have on hand. The new kid on the block is the Bacon Ranch Chicken Flatbread Sandwich.
Now, honestly this isn't completely new. The regular Chicken Flatbread has been a limited offering in the T-Bell lineup before, and although I didn't blog about it then I remember having it and I was not impressed. The components are all stuff we've had before: chicken and melted cheese folded into a warm flatbread similar to what is used for T-Bell gorditas. Those ingredients are all ok, but I found them boring and really in need of some sort of sauce. Taco Bell must be creepily reading my thoughts because that is exactly what they accomplished with the Bacon Ranch Chicken Flatbread. It's the same ingredients with a bacon ranch sauce added that really adds a lot of pop in the flavor department. Don't be mistaken. We're talking about Taco Bell here. There is not actually bacon in the flatbread. However, the flavor is jankily infused in the sauce Taco Bell style and it works. That smokiness actually comes through and makes a boring sandwich pretty a lot better. My only complaint is that it's a little on the small side (more or less soft taco size).
Taste 8/10 In terms of Taco Bell menu items this is up there. The softness of the flatbread and the sauce brought it home. Still not up to the level of my favorite item, the Cheesy Gordita Crunch.
Value 8/10 Right now this is being marketed on special for only 99 cents. At this price I feel it's an above average value, but if the price point was higher I think I'd probably pass for other things on the dollar menu taking the smallish portion size into consideration.
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