We Have Two Weeks To Prepare For Taco Bell's Fried Chicken Taco Shell

January 26 shall be known as the day the taco shell changed forever, or at least the day Taco Bell started folding up fried chicken patties and calling it a Naked Chicken Chalupa.

Realising that we're almost two weeks into 2017 and there hasn't been a Snacktaku video, Taco Bell has lept into action, readying its Naked Chicken Chalupa for nationwide US release on January 26. The Naked Chicken Chalupa, already in California and Colorado in 2015 and 2016 respectively, is a marinated fried chicken disc filled with lettuce, tomato, cheese and a creamy avocado ranch sauce, because both chewy and spongy avocado ranch sauce tested poorly.

The shell is made with 110g of — and the press release stresses this — antibiotic-free chicken, so if you have strep you're still going to have to hit up the clinic afterwards.

Snacktaku will be on the case on January 26. We are hopeful this release will do well at being snacking fare. Taco Bell also seems hopeful, and has jokes.

"Something this delicious yet different is bound to ruffle some feathers; some might even cluck their tongues at it," said Marisa Thalberg, chief marketing and dad pun officer at Taco Bell Corp. via official announcement. "However, we feel confident that once our fans get a taste of the Naked Chicken Chalupa they are going to understand exactly why this is our next big, fun and craveable innovation, following in the footsteps of the Doritos Locos Tacos five years ago and the Quesalupa just last year."

Stay tuned to Snacktaku for further developments, such as pointing out that Naked Chicken Chalupa makes us think we're going to be eating tiny hairless dogs.


    Did you get so excited that you forgot which version of Kotaku you were posting to?

      Welcome to the joys of Kotaku OZ having no say about the international articles that hit the site. BOOURNS I SAY! Also why else would Bashcraft and Rita Jackson's articles ever grace the AU version of the site?

      All the Snacktaku posts get sent to the Australia site even though none of the products featured are available to us at all. No one knows why. It's a mystery.

    Ugh. This sooooo makes me miss Taco Bell stores... used to be great being able to hit up George Street in Sydney for some Taco-ey goodness, and then they all vanished, and I had to move to Texas to get any.

    One word


      Don't look to sugary to me

        The risk of diabetes is increased by obesity, possibly due to substances secreted by fat that decrease insulin sensitivity. Given how calorie dense this would be it's a fair comment.

        All these comments backing up Taco Bell... HAVE YOU BEEN COMPROMISED DARREN!?!?! Are you in fact a Taco Bell Bot?

          No, but Taco Bell is somewhere that I visit every time I visit the States. Hopefully this thing is around next time I go.

            I was kidding mate, clearly you like the place and that's totally fair enough :)

              I know it's no good but I can't resist......

                I go to dirty bird on a regular basis now after years without touching it. Damn you KFC for making such tasty treats :'(

        Fast food like this contains quite a lot of sugar, How do you think they make it taste so good?

          Salt and fat.

            And sugar. Look at the ingrediants on things like mcdonalds burgers. Lots of sugar in them. Particularly in the buns

    well just be thankful they haven't won the franchise war in the future yet, otherwise we may have to endure poorly dubbed pizza hut voice-overs due to no taco bell here lol

    i though tacobell had reopened in Australia for a minute. relevence plz.

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