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Taco Bell is a favorite late night destination for fans of faux-Mexican cuisine, but even a stroke of virtue in the wee hours won’t guarantee that you’ll wake up with no regrets. Foods that appear healthy by name are often not so, complicating food-related decision-making by every standard other than flavor.


HealthGrove, a health research site part of the Graphiq network, compiled a list of the most caloric food items on the Taco Bell menu — not including drink items. The list is ranked according to calorie count (as of July 25), and when ties occur, items are ranked by sodium levels.

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Of the top 25 items, three salads containing between 720 and 770 calories make the list. Despite the healthy connotations surrounding salads, all three are more caloric than items like the “Shredded Smothered Burrito,” the “Bacon Grande Scrambler Burrito” and the “Steak DoubleDilla.” If you’re looking for lower calorie options, you’d do well to keep it simple: A visit to Taco Bell’s online menu reveals that a taco (even one branded as a “Double Decker Taco Supreme”) contains just 340 calories, slightly more than half the number in the least caloric food item on our list.

25. Quesarito — Steak

  • Calories: 620
  • Sodium: 1,380 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 64 grams
  • Fat: 30 grams
  • Protein: 24 grams

24. Breakfast Crunchwrap — California

  • Calories: 630
  • Sodium: 1,390 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 52 grams
  • Fat: 38 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams

23. Grande Scrambler Burrito — Steak

  • Calories: 630
  • Sodium: 1,470 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 65 grams
  • Fat: 31 grams
  • Protein: 24 grams

22. Grande Scrambler Burrito — Sausage

  • Calories: 640
  • Sodium: 1,310 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 64 grams
  • Fat: 34 grams
  • Protein: 19 grams

21. Quesarito — Beef

  • Calories: 640
  • Sodium: 1,400 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 65 grams
  • Fat: 33 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams

20. Smothered Burrito — Shredded Chicken

  • Calories: 640
  • Sodium: 2,210 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 66 grams
  • Fat: 27 grams
  • Protein: 33 grams

19. Breakfast Crunchwrap — Steak

  • Calories: 650
  • Sodium: 1,280 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 51 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams
  • Protein: 24 grams

18. Grande Scrambler Burrito — Bacon

  • Calories: 650
  • Sodium: 1,490 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 64 grams
  • Fat: 34 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams

17. Smothered Burrito — Steak

  • Calories: 650
  • Sodium: 2,190 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 66 grams
  • Fat: 29 grams
  • Protein: 33 grams

16. DoubleDilla — Chicken

  • Calories: 660
  • Sodium: 1,680 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 56 grams
  • Fat: 32 grams
  • Protein: 38 grams

15. Breakfast Crunchwrap — Bacon

  • Calories: 670
  • Sodium: 1,300 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 51 grams
  • Fat: 42 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams

14. DoubleDilla — Steak

  • Calories: 670
  • Sodium: 1,700 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 58 grams
  • Fat: 33 grams
  • Protein: 37 grams

13. Smothered Burrito — Beef

  • Calories: 690
  • Sodium: 2,230 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 69 grams
  • Fat: 34 grams
  • Protein: 28 grams

12. Breakfast Crunchwrap — Sausage

  • Calories: 700
  • Sodium: 1,200 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 51 grams
  • Fat: 46 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams

11. Fiesta Taco Salad — Chicken

  • Calories: 720
  • Sodium: 1,390 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 73 grams
  • Fat: 33 grams
  • Protein: 33 grams

10. Fiesta Taco Salad — Steak

  • Calories: 730
  • Sodium: 1,710 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 74 grams
  • Fat: 34 grams
  • Protein: 32 grams

9. Nachos BellGrande

  • Calories: 750
  • Sodium: 1,290 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 84 grams
  • Fat: 38 grams
  • Protein: 19 grams

8. Crunchwrap Supreme

  • Calories: 760
  • Sodium: 1,390 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 94 grams
  • Fat: 34 grams
  • Protein: 20 grams

7. Fiesta Taco Salad — Beef

  • Calories: 770
  • Sodium: 1,440 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 77 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams
  • Protein: 27 grams

6. XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito — Chicken

  • Calories: 810
  • Sodium: 2,120 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 87 grams
  • Fat: 35 grams
  • Protein: 38 grams

5. XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito — Steak

  • Calories: 820
  • Sodium: 2,140 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 88 grams
  • Fat: 36 grams
  • Protein: 37 grams

4. XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito — Beef

  • Calories: 860
  • Sodium: 2,170 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 91 grams
  • Fat: 41 grams
  • Protein: 32 grams

3. Cinnabon Delights (12 pack)

  • Calories: 930
  • Sodium: 480 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 104 grams
  • Fat: 53 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams

2. Triple Double Crunchwrap Original

  • Calories: 1,160
  • Sodium: 1,950 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 132 grams
  • Fat: 57 grams
  • Protein: 31 grams

1. Triple Double Crunchwrap Spicy

  • Calories: 1,240
  • Sodium: 2,250 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 134 grams
  • Fat: 65 grams
  • Protein: 31 grams
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