Are three chalupas better than one? You may soon get the chance to find out! Taco Bell, the fast-food establishment responsible for the thick, fried shell filled with ground beef, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes and shredded lettuce, is now testing something called the “Triplelupa” in certain markets.
Delish notes this monster of a meal, which features a trio of horizontally connected chalupa shells loaded with seasoned beef, a three-cheese blend, lettuce and tomatoes, is currently being tested in various Minneapolis locations. In addition to being conveniently shareable thanks to its pull-apart shell structure, this epic food item also boasts some drool-worthy toppings.
More specifically, the Triplelupa is garnished with (what else?) three decadent sauces. One end is topped with nacho cheese and the opposite side is dressed with chipotle sauce. The middle, blessed chalupa is topped with a combination of the two conceptions, which boasts a distinct chipotle-cheese flavor.
This Minnesota test-run follows a similar experiment that occurred in southern California in November and December of 2018. That limited rollout saw the Triplelupa being tested in 12 Taco Bell locations across Orange County, where it was available a la carte for $3.49, or as part of a combo meal with a crunchy taco and large drink for $5.49.
The Minneapolis version currently on sale costs $3.49, and given that regular chalupas retail for between $2.49 and $3.39, you’re definitely better off springing for the loaded taco trifecta.
Though critics have said the double chalupa tends to be a bit light on toppings (especially meat), those who have been able to try a Triplelupa say the super-sized meal really delivers. “Hey @tacobell please bring back the Triplelupa. It is delicious and filling and I didn’t get the chance to let all my friends try one,” tweeted one California resident. Another Twitter user added: “This might be the most amazing thing ever.”
Though there’s no word from Taco Bell just yet regarding whether the Triplelupa will ever be available nationally, the fact that’s now being tested in a second market is a promising sign that we haven’t heard the last of this enormous menu item just yet!
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