Is the new Cravings Value Menu at Taco Bell worth the price?

Is the new revamped Cravings Value Menu from Taco Bell worth trying?
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When a fast-food restaurant tries something new, everyone has an opinion or wants to know if it's a good or bad idea. In 2024, Taco Bell revamped its Cravings Value Menu to include a lot more items than in the past.

Maybe it was due to inflation or the rising prices in just about everything. Regardless, I'm a huge Taco Bell fan so I wanted to give it a try.

Given that I'd just done a write-up about the menu, I was ready and excited to try it. Plus I was itching to finally order some DoorDash so I wanted to share my thoughts on the two items I purchased and if the Cravings Value Menu is a good deal or not.

No matter if you're a long-time Taco Bell lover or just want to save a couple of bucks, we've got thoughts on the 2024 revamp of the brand's Cravings Value Menu.

Is Taco Bell's Cravings Value Menu worth it?

Let's start with what I ordered which was the Stacker and Loaded Beef Nachos. I also finished it off with a Mountain Dew Baja Blast which is obviously the only drink to get when you're eating Taco Bell and honestly, I was pleasantly surprised.

I started with the Loaded Beef Nachos which came in a box and included the regular chips, cheese, seasoned beef, refried beans, sour cream along with guac and red sauce. While I did end up substracting the last two ingredients, I was surprised by how good it was. It felt like I got a good mix of everything and it felt appropriate for the price point.

Considering the price points of both an order of Chips & Cheese and a Nachos Bellgrande, ordering the Loaded Beef Nachos is the way to go. These were priced at $2.99 which is the most expensive item on the Cravings Value Menu. However, the price was justified with the portion and the fact that it splits the difference between the two other nacho items on the menu.

Then I tried the Stacker and frankly, I don't know why more people aren't talking about this. It's essentially a folded-up tortilla with seasoned beef, nacho cheese, and TB's three-cheese blend. It sounds like a simple one but this thing was packed full. While it doesn't have all the same bells and whistles as a Crunchwrap, it's pretty darn similar and for $2.49, it's well worth what you're getting.

As someone who is a lover of Taco Bell, I was hopeful about the Cravings Value Menu but this completely blew all of my expectations out of the water. If you're hesitant to try this, then I say don't wait. Hopefully, we see Taco Bell do more things like this in the future because I think it's a great bang for your buck.

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