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Taco Bell is Seriously Testing a Breakfast Taco with a Fried Egg Shell

…because honestly, the fast food chain is just kind of f**king with us right now.

Not long ago, the food scientists at Taco Bell proclaimed themselves lords over the natural order of the universe, with their chalupa that swapped the traditional tortilla for an entire piece of breaded fried chicken filled with lettuce. Now, the fast food giant is taking exotic taco shells one step further, with a breakfast taco that uses a fried egg (yolk and all) for a shell.

In defiance of God himself, Taco Bell will begin testing their new “Naked Breakfast Taco” in Flint, Michigan on April 18th. The egg-wrapped breakfast taco will be filled with “potato bites, nacho cheese, shredded cheddar, and bacon or sausage crumble,” and will cost $1.99.

For those with an aversion to handling fried eggs with their bare hands, Taco Bell will also offer a “dressed” version of the new breakfast taco, which sees the entire sordid affair wrapped in a piece of warm Gordita flatbread. 

“We think it will pique people’s curiosity,” said Missy Nelson, Taco Bell’s product developer, in an interview with Business Insider. “People are going to be really passionate one way or another about it. I think once you taste it, you’re going to want it again.” 

The “Naked Breakfast Taco” is currently only set to be tested in Flint, but if the response is favorable (at least, more favorable than the company’s fried chicken foray into the world of weird taco shells, which vanished nearly as quickly as it appeared), the taco might end up being available nationwide.

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the 'Wich, Please food truck, named Eater.com's "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015.

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