Taco Bell’s Fried Chicken Taco Shells Are Getting Close To A Nationwide Launch

05.19.16 3 years ago 3 Comments

Hey, remember when we told you about the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco IRL sightings last fall? Turns out, Taco Bell’s artery-busting answer to the Double Down is one step closer to getting the nationwide go-ahead. And our unrealized dreams of fried chicken tacos are one step closer to being answered.

As Buzzfeed reports, the product, now re-named the “Naked Chicken Chalupa” to echo the success of the Quesalupa, is doing well in the test markets of Bakersfield, Calif. and Kansas City. And though it hasn’t been approved for a national launch, things are looking good. “We’re just planning what’s the right timing,” Taco Bell’s senior manager of marketing Kat Garcia said.

So what does it taste like? As Buzzfeed reporter Vanessa Wong writes, it “basically just tastes like a fried chicken wrap without the wrap,” and is filled with lettuce, tomato, cheese and avocado ranch sauce. (Apparently it’s also pretty spicy, as Instagram user debieruth81 reports.)

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