Get Taco Bell’s New Egg-Shell Breakfast Taco This Month! (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

For those who stick to low-carb diets but have a soft spot for Taco Bell, there is splendid news: The always innovative chain’s new breakfast taco will be available in August — and it’s absolutely bread-free.

The Naked Breakfast Taco consists of all the beloved fillings of a typical morning taco — fried potatoes, cheese, and bacon or sausage (and nacho cheese sauce, because it’s Taco Bell) — but they’re folded into a fried-egg shell. After an apparently successful test run in April, the new breakfast delight is set to hit menus nationwide on August 31, according to Eater.

Is egg a totally effective replacement for bread? Not necessarily, Brand Eating reports, as a fried egg (a bit greasy on its own) doesn’t have the oil-absorbent infrastructure of a tortilla or biscuit. But since it’s fried until crispy, it’s sturdy enough to maintain shape and to keep its fillings from tragically falling overboard. Just do yourself a favor, and have a few napkins handy while you eat it.

If you find yourself uncomfortable with the indecency of a Naked taco, you can get yours Dressed. This drier variety sports the same egg shell, but it’s double-wrapped in flatbread for a neater, albeit higher carb, meal.

Clearly, Taco Bell likes to rethink traditional taco wrappings more than the average fast-food giant. The Naked Breakfast Taco follows the reign (or lack thereof) of the short-lived Naked Chicken Chalupa, which featured chalupa fillings inside of a fried-chicken shell and enjoyed a spot on menus for less than a month. May it rest in peace.

The Naked taco isn’t the chain’s first voyage into unusually shelled breakfast tacos, either. The restaurant has previously experimented with vessels made from buttery biscuits, flaky croissants and puffy waffles. The only breakfast carb that remains untouched by Taco Bell is the doughnut, though it may only be a matter of time.

Celebrate the last morning of August with a Naked taco of your own for just $1.99. Since you’re already splurging, go ahead and pair it with an order of salty, crispy hash browns and sugary, gooey Cinnabon Delights. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Sources: Brand Eating, Eater / Featured Image: Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

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Taco Bell’s New Breakfast Taco Has A Fried-Egg Shell (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

After the flop that was the Naked Chalupa (a taco that had a shell made out of fried chicken), Taco Bell is back with its newest “naked” creation: The Naked Breakfast Taco.

Essentially, the new taco uses a fried egg and repurposes it into a taco shell (much like fried chicken was repurposed into a shell for the Naked Chalupa); then, the folded fried egg is stuffed with an assortment of traditional breakfast fillings to complete the dish. You have your choice of potato bites, sausage crumbles or bacon, nacho cheese sauce, and shredded cheddar.

While the Naked Chalupa’s reign was relatively short-lived, Brand Eating reports that Taco Bell has actually been creating different variations of its breakfast items for a while now, swapping out their breakfast burrito’s typical tortilla with waffles, biscuits, and even croissants as shells in the past, so a fried egg really isn’t a huge stretch for the chain.

For those who are iffy about the Naked factor, you can get your breakfast taco “Dressed,” which means the Naked Breakfast Taco is served in a Gordita flatbread.

If you live in Flint, Michigan, you’ll be able to get your hands on a Naked or Dressed Breakfast Taco starting on April 18 for $1.99 apiece. Luckily, Brand Eating actually was able to taste test one ahead of time so you don’t have to go in totally blind.

Basically, Brand Eating thinks that while the egg is fried in such a way that renders it relatively crispy and sturdy, an egg really isn’t a replacement for bread — so expect your taco fillings to seep out a little, especially the grease and the liquids.

What do you think? Are you intrigued by the Naked and Dressed Breakfast Tacos?

Source: Brand Eating / Photo Credit: Taco Bell via Brand Eating, Brand Eating

Tags: dressed breakfast taco, fried egg shell, Naked Breakfast Taco, naked chalupa, taco bell
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