The Laidback Gourmet: Taco Bell Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Laidback Gourmet. Today we’re heading back down to the boarder to Taco Bell for a little Fourth Meal… I really hate that stupid term. Anyway, today we’ll be looking at the dollar Chicken Flatbread Sandwich.

The Chicken Flatbread Sandwich is the newest edition to Taco Bell’s 79, 89, and 99 cent menu. I kinda laugh that they advertise the 79 cent menu because at my local Taco Bell there’s like 2 items on it and one of them is “Salt Packets”. Taco Bell is advertising this one pretty heavily so I’m kinda curious to see if it lives up to its hype. Let’s open it up and see what we got here.

Well, it delivers what it promises, its clearly a flatbread sandwich. Smells pretty good at any rate.

And as you can see it’s size isn’t that bad in comparison to my hand. Not as heavy as it looks though, but hey, what do you expect for only a dollar. Let’s open this up as if we were opening up Al Capone’s vault and see what we have going on inside. What will we find on the inside? Chicken? Cheese? Or pirate treasure?

There you go, some chicken, some cheese, and what appears to be a sort of red sauce, not sure what kind it is though. Don’t know if its some picante sauce, or just what the chicken was marinaded in, or simply one of their hot sauce packets. (find those at the 79 cent menu!)

You know… looking at the flatbread opened like that it kind of reminds me of something… but I cant quite put my finger on it… what could it be that I’m thinking of?

Oh dear god!!! Taco Bell is trying to pass down its Tacommandments! The laws of psuedomexican foods passed down from upon high… by which I mean the top floor of the Taco Bell world headquarters skyscraper. I’m sure this is what they will look like after they have been handed down upon me:

Well, now that I got my daily requirement of stupid jokes out of the way, lets give this a taste.

*Om Nom Nom*

Hmm…. Actually that was really a whole lot of build up for nothing. Honestly, I’m not sure what to say here. It’s not bad, but its not really that good either, it’s pretty middle of the road. The chicken is moist as always though I’m not sure if I like this sauce/marinade/whatever they have mixed with the chicken and cheese. And the bread, while not bad, almost overpowers the whole sandwich.

I’m going to give this one a 6/10, pretty middle of the road. Why I didn’t go completely middle of the road and give it a 5 is because its only a dollar. Why price matters here is because while I don’t think I would go out of my way to go buy another flatbread, for only a dollar I would probably pick one up to go with my normal Taco Bell order. So, my suggestion is give it a try, but only if you were heading to Taco Bell anyway.

Well that concludes another edition of the Laidback Gourmet. Thank you for reading and please feel free to send your thoughts, comments, suggestions for future reviews, or to simply lavish they praise upon me by emailing me at Until next time, this is Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet truly hoping that no one really uses the term “Fourth Meal”… seriously, it sounds like the soulless creation of a boardroom committee.

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