While Taco Bell has begun phasing out some parts of its menu, that change also means there's the potential for some unique new items to arrive at the fast food giant.
Foodbeast has come across one of those potential test items, as fellow Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth found a location in Fullerton, California that had Crispy Chicken Wings on its menu.
Served in a box of five with a side of Spicy Ranch to dip into, these wings came in at a cost of $4.99 each. These weren't boneless wings, either: as you can see in the above clip, Elie was able to get all of the meat off the bones in one single bite, choosing from a selection of drums and flats.
He told me that the wings themselves were "very crispy," and had a mild Taco Bell seasoning flavor to them. "I would have loved something like their Volcano Sauce mixed with the ranch, or the Volcano Sauce on its own," he mentioned.
Still, to him, "Taco Bell nailed it on what they're good at, textures. The flats did what they needed, the drums were crispy, had a fair amount of meat."
Elie also recommended adding some packets of Fire or Diablo sauce to your order if you want to turn up the heat on this chicken. Combining the hot sauce, ranch, and wings together were the best bites he had, in his opinion.
We're naturally curious to learn more about these wings, so we've reached out to Taco Bell to get a deeper insight on this possible test item. They're not sharing too much as of yet, saying that "We’re always innovating and listening to our fans, and chicken is just one category that we’re excited to explore further and put our Taco Bell spin on."
It also seems that Taco Bell is ramping up their food innovation efforts, according to a recent article from Forbes, with chicken as a key focus, so there's a good chance we're gonna see some more exciting items come from them in the near future.
For those looking to try the Crispy Chicken Wings in the meantime, the location we found them is at 131 E. Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton.