The new crispy chicken nuggets represent Taco Bell’s latest attempt to join the fast food chicken nugget rankings. Previously, in 2017, the brand released a line of “chicken chips,” which were triangular chicken nuggets, but those were discontinued. We will have to see whether the new crispy nuggets have more staying power. They are made with a buttermilk dredge that includes jalapeños for a kick different from other nuggets. Of course, you can’t have nuggets without something to dip them in, so Taco Bell is serving them with a choice of Bell Sauce or a Jalapeño Honey Mustard.
The cheesy street chalupas have a shell stuffed with both mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses, and they are available with a choice of either chicken or steak. The “street” aspect of the name appears to be inspired by the classic street tacos found at carts throughout Mexico and the Southern U.S. Of course, Taco Bell has never been meant to represent traditional Mexican food, but topping these chalupas with onions and cilantro is a nice gesture to the street cart classic.