There’s always fanfare when mega-huge fast food chains release new products, especially those that don’t really make sense. Take Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza for instance—they slapped it on menus in 2020 and it was popular enough to bring back a couple of years later. So, a fast-food taco joint makes a decent drive-through pizza; but can a fast-food donut stop make a taco? Dunkin’ would like to test your resolve and find out.
Available now and through the summer, the Dunkin’ Breakfast Taco beckons. But is it good for you? We’ll spill the beans, which are conspicuously absent from the taco.
How Many Calories Are in a Dunkin’ Breakfast Taco?
There are 180 calories in the standard Dunkin’ Donuts Breakfast Taco—that number rises to 220 if you add the optional crumbled bacon topping—according to the brand’s published nutritional information, which is required by the FDA. The taco’s ingredient list is relatively short—flour tortilla, corn, scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, and a lime crema sauce on top—and are available to order a la carte.
Are Dunkin’ Breakfast Tacos Healthy?
Looking more closely at ingredients, macronutrient splits, and caloric load, the Dunkin’ Breakfast Taco is best described as “OK” for you—especially for a fast food breakfast or lunch option. Its fat, carb, and protein levels are all within normal ranges for a snack. In fact, the only thing noteworthy on the taco’s wrap sheet is its sodium level—500mg per taco, which is just under a quarter of your daily sodium intake in a single 180-calorie food, going by Dietary Guidelines for American’s adult sodium intake standards. Unlike most other food options at Dunkin’, it is extremely low in sugar content at just 2g per taco. Ultimately, though, it’s still a highly processed fast food, which will nearly always be worse for your body than whole-food eating.
Here’s how the breakfast taco looks, health-wise.
Source: Dunkin’ Donuts Nutrition Guide