The New Cheesy Chalupa Crunch Features a Fried Chalupa Shell

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 8, 2016
References: brandeating
Continuing its efforts to make more outrageous versions of its existing menu items, Taco Bell has begun testing a new version of its Cheesy Gordita Crunch, which has been dubbed the 'Cheesy Chalupa Crunch.'

Currently spotted at Taco Bell restaurants in the Texas area, the Cheesy Chalupa Crunch features a crunchy taco shell that has been filled with a mixture of ground beef, tomato, lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream. The outer layer of the taco is then coated with nacho cheese and glued to a fried Chalupa shell. This unique combination differs from the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, which consists of a soft flatbread on the outside and a creamy three-cheese blend on the inside.

While not exactly on the healthy side, the new menu item demonstrates the growing demand for hybrid dishes that play with texture and flavor in unique ways.