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May 17, 2018

Review: Taco Bell - Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Bell's Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa features a seasoned and marinated crispy-fried chicken shell filled with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and new Wild sauce.

It's $3.29 for one or you can get it in a combo along with two crunchy tacos and a drink for $5.99 (may vary).

The Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa is the same as the regular Naked Chicken Chalupa except that it comes with Wild sauce rather than avocado ranch. Due to a mistake, my Wild Chicken Chalupa did not come with Wild Sauce. When I pointed out the mistake, they remedied it by giving me a cup of Wild sauce.

The Wild sauce was surprisingly sweet and while mayo-based, it wasn't very mayo-like in flavor--it didn't have the same richness or tang. Instead, the sauce was rather light with a slight fruitiness and medium spicy heat (enough to feel but not enough to make my nose run) to accompany the sweetness. It went decently with the Naked Chicken Chalupa and didn't overshadow the other components.

Beyond the new sauce, the chicken "shell" was crispy and decently moist inside while the lettuce and tomato were relatively fresh. There was a good balance between the veggies, chicken, and cheese.

Overall, Taco Bell's Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa does enough to keep the Naked Chicken Chalupa interesting, while adding an extra spicy kick (the chicken shell is already slightly spicy), but the new sauce might be a little too sweet for some.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa (167g)
Calories - 420 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 28g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1070mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 19g


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