Taco Bell 5-Dollar Box: A Look Inside

Taco Bell is known for its enticing promotions and limited-time offers, but none can contest the popularity and value of the Taco Bell 5-Dollar Box, also known as the Taco Bell Cravings Box. For only $5, you’ll get to build a full meal that perfectly suits your cravings and appetite.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the 5-Dollar Box, including the customization options, availability, and more.

What Is the Taco Bell 5-Dollar Box?

Taco Bell cravings box with tacos and fries on a table.

Taco Bell’s 5-dollar box, also known as Cravings Box, is a limited-time customizable box offer that allows you to create your own personalized Taco Bell Box for only $5.

The exact contents of the $5 Box can vary over time and by location, but it typically includes the following:

  • Starter: Crunchy Taco, Soft Taco, Bean and Cheese Burrito, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito
  • Specialties: Chalupa Supreme, Crunchwrap, Cheesy Gordita Crunch
  • Sides: Cinnamon Twists, Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • Drink: Medium Fountain Beverage

You’ll order one starter, one specialty, one side, and a drink from the list.

A Taco Bell cravings box on a table.

Taco Bell’s Cravings Box is a popular choice for those looking for a satisfying yet budget-friendly option at Taco Bell.

Without the promo, the meal would cost well over $10. For example, the Chalupa Supreme costs $4.40 by itself, and the Beefy 5-Layer Burrito $3.60. You’re essentially paying for a specialty item and getting the starter, sides, and drink for free.

There are over 15 variations of the limited-time box. During the offer, Taco Bell encourages customers to share their own unique Cravings Box orders on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Vegetarians can easily substitute meat with beans or another plant-based alternative, so the Cravings Box isn’t limited to meat lovers.

Is the Taco Bell Cravings Box Still Available?

Nachos in a Taco Bell cravings box with sour cream and salsa.

At the time of writing, the Taco Bell Cravings Box is no longer available. The most recent promotional offer ended in July 2023.

Since the Cravings Box is a recurring favorite among Taco Bell enthusiasts, it’s likely that Taco Bell will bring it back in the future.

For now, you can order a Taco Bell Deluxe box with 32,760 variations! In April 2023, Taco Bell introduced a Deluxe Build Your Own Cravings Box, which is a pretty popular twist on an already popular menu item.

These limited-time promotions tend to cycle throughout the year, so if you missed on this year’s offer, you can look forward to its return in the upcoming months. Taco Bell might even introduce fresh combinations and new flavors to keep the excitement alive.

To stay informed, regularly visit Taco Bell’s website, social media channels, and local store promotions. If you’re a member of the Taco Bell Rewards Beta, you’ll have exclusive access to assemble your order before the official announcement.


Is the $5 Box available for delivery?

The availability of the $5 Box for delivery can vary depending on Taco Bell’s promotions and your location. The previous $5 Box promo was only valid for delivery if placed on the Taco Bell app. Otherwise, you could only get the promotion by ordering in-store.

Is the $5 Box available all day?

The $5 Box isn’t available during breakfast hours (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and late at night. You can purchase the previous offer from 12 p.m. till 8 p.m.

What other meals can I get for under $5?

A five-dollar bill won’t make a dent in your mortgage or even cover a fancy latte at Starbucks. Between dollar menus and a-la-carte items, Taco Bell 5-Dollar Box is the grand-daddy of all deals. But there are other deals you can get.

At McDonalds, take a look at their “value menu“, as well as at their 2 for 5 and 2 for 6 deals. Take a look at McDonalds super affordable breakfast options as well: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle (meal), includes hash brown and small coffee, 3 Hotcakes with Sausage. For something sweet to cleanse your palate, add a McCafe drink or sweet treat. There’s something for everyone: fruity smoothies, decadent frappes, hot and iced coffees, shakes, McFlurries, cookies, and pies – all for between $ 0.39 and $3.39.

At Jack in the Box, some of the single-order items or combo meals for $5 and under include: Classic Buttery Jack, Sourdough Jack, Ultimate Cheeseburger, and the Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger. Jack in the Box also offers snack items for less than $2. Be sure to try 2 tacos for $1, as well as the $1 egg rolls. For breakfast or “brunchfast,” as they have coined it, try one of these: Meat Lover’s Burrito Combo, 8-count Mini Pancakes, and a Jumbo Platter.

At Wendy’s, the girl in pigtails certainly knows how to cater to budget-conscious diners, too. With its comprehensive value menu, Wendy’s is a goldmine for meals $5 and under.

Final Thoughts

The Taco Bell 5-Dollar Box is a limited-time offer that allows you to build your own Cravings Box from a select few items. The box typically features a total of three items, which include a starter, a specialty, and a side. It also comes with a free drink.

To get the most accurate and up-to-date information on the availability of the 5-Dollar box, visit Taco Bell’s official website or app. You can also ask your local Taco Bell restaurant when the next Taco Bell promotion will be.

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