RIP Society: Taco Bell Is Offering Taco Shells Made Out Of Fried Chicken

Fast food innovations are hit or miss. Taco Bell is especially familiar with this truism, as they are responsible for both the Doritos Locos Taco — their most successful launch to date — and this new monstrosity, the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco. Sounds healthy, you’re probably thinking. So what’s the problem? Well, first of all, it’s not at all healthy, not that I care, because I am much more focused on the inherent disgustingness of a taco shell made out of fried chicken and filled with taco fixings. Call me crazy, but I do not like prison grade meat that has been formed, molded, manipulated into a shape, especially a shape that acts as a vessel for more prison grade meat. Frankly, it would not even matter if this chicken was free-range, local, humanely-killed and hormone-free, I would be repulsed. I DO NOT WANT A TACO SHELL MADE OF FRIED CHICKEN.

Rebecca, however, feels differently from me, and offered up this Naked Crispy Chicken Taco defense:

I mean what is there to defend? The idea is that you will fry chicken, which is delicious, shape it in the process, and then fill that delicious fried chicken with delicious taco fillings. It’s meat filled with meat. There is nothing in the world better than meat filled with meat. I also contend that this will be much, much easier to handle than the Double Down sandwich from KFC, which, if you will remember, was a sandwich with fried chicken for bread. The problem is that you eat sandwiches with your whole hand on the item, while with a fried chicken taco shell you will only need to use the tips of your fingers. Really, this is just another stroke of genius from the already brilliant makers of icing-filled Cap’n Crunch donut holes. Taco Bell just keeps hitting home runs.

So there you have it. Two contentious opinions, one of which is correct (me) and one of which has to be a shill it is so unbelievable (Rebecca), on Taco Bell’s latest fast food innovation. Where do you stand? [E! Online]