I previously wrote about Taco Bell’s newest shot at creating weird menu items and getting people like me to write about them for free advertising – Naked Chicken Chips. Naked Chicken chips are essentially just triangle shaped chicken nuggets with a small amount of spice added. I’m not sure why Taco Bell insists on calling their latest chicken products “Naked” but I gave them a shot and found them to be quite underwhelming. The chips themselves were soft and soggy, the spices we’re non-existent and the nacho cheese dip should be replaced with Volcano sauce.
So I did what any Taco Bell loving citizen would do. I customized it and made something absolutely ridiculous. I took their bland chicken chips and turned them into a Nacho Supreme. A Chicken Chip Nacho Supreme. Chicken topped with ground beef, refried beans, cheese and sour cream. This was easily one of the best things I have eaten at Taco Bell in the last five years. I can’t say much for the presentation, but holy shit the flavor.
So yeah, if you’re hungry at this moment, don’t have anything going on and don’t really care for your physical well-being or health in general you should go and get one of these. They will probably look at you strange but it’s worth it in the end.
Just in case you were getting tired of tortilla chips…
In yet another effort to serve you chicken in the strangest form possible, Taco Bell will be releasing their Naked Chicken Chips nationwide starting on May 11th. They’re pretty much just how they sound: chicken nugget triangles seasoned with Mexican spices and served with a cup of nacho cheese for dipping.
Taco Bell continues to use stunt menu items to generate buzz and judging by the fact that I continue to write about them, I would say it is working. These will be available at a surprisingly low price of $1.99 for a six piece and a $3.99 for a twelve piece. If you’re really feeling unhealthy you can get a six piece, a burrito supreme, a crunchy taco and a drink for five bucks.
While the thought of chicken chips alone don’t get me too excited, I will visit and use this as an ingredient to create something else. A Nacho Supreme with regular chips replaced with chicken chips comes to mind.
The biggest potential of this though: Fire Sauce as a dipping sauce. Bring it back please.
I love Taco Bell. I’m not afraid to admit it. Yes, I criticize and judge non-authentic Mexican food all the time. Here’s the thing, Taco Bell makes no attempt at being classed as anything close to authentic Mexican. It’s in a class all by itself. One of my favorite things about Taco Bell is the ever changing menu. It’s actually genius because they tend to just come up with new items and use the exact same ingredients. I follow this very closely. Because if that, I will require myself to keep you all updated on test items and new menu items coming up. If you don’t like Taco Bell, click a different category on the site. There’s something for everyone here. Except vegans. You should probably go somewhere else.
Taco Bell is currently using their fried chicken patty as a Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza in the Columbus Ohio Market. The “pizza” is a tortilla spread with nacho cheese and then topped with a crispy chicken, Mexican pizza sauce, 3-cheese blend and pico de gallo. Basically its a Mexican pizza with the chicken replacing ground beef and nacho cheese replacing the beans. They’re currently charging $3.49 to $3.99 for this depending on which location you visit.
My verdict on this item — don’t really care. The Mexican pizza has always been the item that old people order at Taco Bell (I recently started ordering it myself) so I can see the need for an update. At this price point, this wouldn’t be something that I would rush to my nearest Taco Bell to order. They also have an opportunity to capitalize on the hysteria the fried chicken taco caused so I can see this making it to the main menu as a temporary item one day.