Taco Bell to Debut a 9-Inch Chalupa Called the 'Triplelupa'

Lizzy Buczak
March 11, 2020 - 10:00 am

Size matters when it comes to Taco Bell’s big, new menu item.

The fast-food giant’s latest offering is being described as a “hands on experience."

The "triplelupa" is the chain's longest menu item — measuring 9.25 inches — and first tear-apart item. It's also probably the chain's messiest item.

As the name suggests, it consists of three mini chalupas combined to make an abnormally long shell. Some fans have described it as the "human centipede" of tacos.

According to Taco Bell, it doubles the seasoned beef as each chalupa boasts its own distinctive flavor.

Nacho cheese is found on one end, Chipotle is on the other, and a mix of cheesy chipotle fills the middle.

“At Taco Bell, we recognize and love the fandom that the Chalupa has cultivated over the years, and it’s why we want to bring our fans an all-new flavor and shell experience with the Triplelupa,” Kristine Futalan, associate manager of research & development at Taco Bell and lead product developer behind the Tripelupa, said in a statement.

“The Triplelupa’s nationwide launch gives us the opportunity to celebrate the transformation of this beloved menu item, and we can’t wait for everyone to taste this latest innovation," she added.

The best part is that the item won’t even break the bank coming in at $3.49.

The chain tested the “Triplelupa” in 2018 and 2019, and now, it’s finally available for a limited time at participating restaurants starting on March 12.

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