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?