R.I.P. Our Fitness Goals: Taco Bell Is Testing a New Chalupa Wrapped in a Fried Chicken Shell
We always thought that taco shells were impossible to improve upon, but maybe shell-shaped fried chicken is the perfect vehicle for taco goodness.
According to GrubGrade, Taco Bell is testing the Naked Crispy Chicken Chalupa — a chalupa made with a fried chicken shell — in select markets, including Lawrence, Kansas.
While we’re a bit scandalized by the sight of it, we’re not surprised; last year, Taco Bell tested a taco with a fried chicken shell, so we’ve had some time to adjust to the concept. Of course, we can’t forget the sandwich that started it all: KFC’s Double Down sandwich, which is served between slices of fried chicken. (Also, never forget the Double Down hot dog. R.I.P.)
The new chalupa could not have come at a better time, as we try to get in shape for summer by cutting down on bread and carbs. (Taco shell = carb. Fried chicken = protein.)
This isn’t the first time that Taco Bell has toyed with non-traditional taco shells. In 2014, they put the Waffle Taco on their breakfast menu (it is sadly no longer), and last year, they released the Biscuit Taco and Doritos Loco.
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Our fingers are crossed that the Naked Crispy Chicken Chalupa goes national. Until then, we’ll attempt to create our own versions at home.