Taco Bell’s New Shells Made of Fried Chicken Are Already Getting a ‘Wild’ Upgrade

Bryan Brandom
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A few days ago, Taco Bell unleashed the Naked Chicken Chalupa nationwide, for those eaters who view taco shells as a mere impediment to the taco fillings they truly crave.

And already, they're testing out a "wild" update on the taco that replaces its hard shell with one made out of shell-shaped fried chicken.

It's called the Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa, and it replaces its mild counterpart's avocado ranch dressing with the new "Spicy Wild" sauce to accompany the lettuce, tomatoes, and Cheddar cheese found in both chalupas.

Testing has already begun in Lawrence, Kansas, home of the University of Kansas, and in nearby Kansas City, Missouri.

"It's lit," apparently.

The change is interesting because the original already comes with quite a kick.

"As I walked the mile back to the office, the buzz of the spices stayed with me almost the entire way," food critic Michael Bauer wrote of the Naked Chicken Chalupa for the San Francisco Chronicle. "I’m glad the developers didn’t tone down the heat or sweeten up the ingredients to meet the lowest common denominator palate."

So expect the new iteration to be mouth-burningly good.

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