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Taco Bell’s NEW Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Review


Hello everyone, this is running on empty Food review. Well, hello, ladies and gentlemen and everyone watching This is running on empty food view and I am your host in the report of the week. So Taco Bell has done it again They did it again. They they did be unimaginable this time around They released a new item. That’s right I’m just gonna give you a couple seconds, maybe two and a half seconds to process that they actually released a new item Which is unprecedented? quite frankly and This isn’t just any new item. This is something that’s never been seen before Something that has never even been conceived even you know There’s there are government think tanks out there that are trying to come up with all the possible Taco Bell items and this one hasn’t even it’s not even on the radar. So this is this is big. Taco Bell has just released the toasted cheddar chalupa What a name right there you might be saying what exactly is toasted cheddar chalupa Well, it’s all about the shell Sometimes you have items where alright it’s about the ingredients Maybe they’ll do something with the seasoned beef or they’ll do something with the toppings they’ll have a special sauce or something and other times they do something with let’s say the Presentation or the the shell or whatever it comes in? And this is a prime example of it It’s a standard chalupa that comes with beef lettuce tomato cheddar cheese and sour cream Alright pretty standard for what it is. You could always swap it out and could get some chicken or some of their infamous steak right there But here’s what makes it so special Instead of just being a your regular plain boring old chalupa. What makes it the toasted cheddar chalupa It’s all about that chalupa shell Because this comes with aged cheddar cheese and baked into the shell So they try to I guess get a little bit more of a pronounced cheddar cheese type of flavor Likewise, of course trying to bake something into the shell gives it this little more refined air, not by much, but you know, it kind of makes it a little more artisan esque and It’s got not just your old regular cheddar cheese, but it’s got like… I guess it is old cheddar cheese because they claim it to be aged cheddar cheese Right. Now the big debate is really on what this tastes like, but how old this cheddar cheese is exactly currently We have estimates going from yesterday to over 14,000 years believe it or not So there’s a lot of debate going on as to how old this cheddar cheese is as of now, though no one knows price for this on its own is $2.49 though of course as many things with Taco Bell It also comes in a little bit of a specialized a box a meal deal for the price of five dollars You can also get it with two tacos hard shell or soft shell and also a drink. That’s what I did I got it with the box deal and then the drink baja blast So that’s what it all comes down to Otherwise again, it’s like a pretty basic item. So I think we know everything that there is to know about it Now we’ll just open up the box and we’ll take a look. All right, you can see and there it is on the Right there. You can see those are just a plain regular tacos right there Look at this a little closer See it even has the special wrapping right there. It says special that’s why it’s special We already have well there was a stray tomato take my word on it And here it is I’ll tell you this I can smell the cheddar cheese yeah, I can really smell it it definitely very very potent Alright, that’s what it looks like right there. You can definitely see that baked baked cheddar cheese right on the shoulders more than I thought there was gonna be Honestly, and then inside you can actually see the the meat and the tomatoes And the lettuce and the more cheese that’s in there But it looks like a very crispy shell and I can definitely see quite a good amount that Yeah baked in cheddar cheese, so that’s the whole Selling point of it, right? This is what they’ve got And it’s there. I mean I can confirm that big question is how does it taste at this point in time? That’s what we’re gonna find out That’s um, what does it say? Cheddar Chalupa right there. Let me yeah, let’s do this There we go All right, let’s say you know what’s in it. I know it’s in it and you see it You can definitely see that cheddar cheese baked so well with that, I mean again, I think it speaks for itself now We’re just gonna see what it tastes like so it is the toasted cheddar chalupa Definitely some toasted cheddar on it. We’re gonna try it. I don’t let you know what it tastes like what’s going in Get this here we go Cross section now take two more bites As always keep in mind My new podcast is currently out This week’s show features some good discussion, and it’s apolitical It’s a civilized discussion on whether looks matter in politics. It’s an interesting show Anyway, check it out youtube.com/vorwpodcast or on iTunes Spotify Just search VORW. So I just getting the word out one more bite and then I’ll let you know what I think Disaster was averted there good I Got to tell you when it comes down to this item my feelings toward it are completely it’s like middle-of-the-road All right, I by no means do I hate it But I will say by no means Do I feel it to be the best thing I’ve ever had like This is a completely I would say neutral item. As a matter of fact, I would say from the initial appearance I think I had a little higher expectations But it’s it’s kind of weird because there’s nothing about it that really detracts from the taste nothing about it That really is saying I hate this I hate this it’s a so bad right, but it’s just the way they make it look with the toasted cheddar makes it seem like It gives us illusion that it’s gonna be a little more on the gourmet side than it really is And the one thing I think is that the toasted cheddar in this shell, It just gets a little too Almost oily, you know, I guess it’s maybe when they just baked it into the shell or something it’s like this this shell was kind of loaded with this a little bit of an oil and once you finally get into the taco itself and it’s sour cream and the tomatoes actually It’s necessary to offset that rest of that flavor that just gets a little bit a little bit overpowering otherwise And I mean the shell looks nice. Don’t get me wrong. It’s very aesthetically pleasing taco to be quite honest But it’s just the shell just gets a little monotonous. It gets a little just a little too cheesy is the best way to put it consists those baked in cheese and it just kids it’s kind of dry and Bland and monotonous and get this oil that doesn’t really contribute any flavor and then you finally work into the taco and then you get the meat then you get the sour cream and The tomatoes and some of the other cheddar cheese and that all blends together fine, right? That’s a standard chalupa I’ve never had a problem with those it’s usually a pretty solid item and that works out well, but like I said It’s not like it gets up. We’re too so bad But it definitely could be better. So my feelings toward this item are mixed it definitely execution-wise It is what they said. It was gonna be It’s not like I try this and there’s a war there’s one piece of the cheddar cheese baked into the shell But I think for the way that it looks I expected it to taste a little bit better So there’s one of those things where it looks might be a little bit deceiving because it’s just It’s very standard. I would say average at best because I could definitely eat this but I Just I would have hoped for a little bit more in terms of quality when it comes down to it Now real quick what I’m gonna do even though it comes with the sour… Sorry, yeah, the sour cream. I’m just gonna pour a tiny bit of fire sauce on it. But again price for this $2.49 $5 for the meal deal. Let me just for a tiny bit of fire sauce, and then we’ll finish things up but yeah, I mean I Just would have expected a little bit more when it comes down to this I Mean the spice that it gives at the fire sauce is nice doesn’t really offset that I just overwhelming monotony On the show and all the Parmesan cheese baked into it out of 10 therefore I’m gonna give it a four point nine out of ten Definitely lacking in some pretty obvious ways to mean still edible It’s not something that I’m I’m vomiting up presently If I do I will keep you posted but nothing to that extent, but definitely for this type of item I would have expected a little bit better execution, especially for how it looked initially. That’s all I have for you ladies and gentlemen I’m your host the report of the week Taco Bell was very hit-or-miss and With with the amount of releases that they always pump out. We’ll hope for better the next time around. Thank you and take care I’ll see you later with another video

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. TheReportOfTheWeek Posted on September 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Be sure to give my newest Podcast a listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr76TKYkrD4 I feature an apolitical discussion about if looks matter in Politics or not.

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  2. G4L1L3O Posted on September 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Am I the only one who eats the same exact food that reviewbrah does white he is reviewing it?🧐

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  3. Tommy Maguire Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Holy Moses!!! You cut your nails!!

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  4. Jake Portillo Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Personally I enjoyed the crunch it gave it as opposed to the original chalupa shell was just soft, this is a mix of both crunch and soft. The flavor adds a tiny bit but I noticed your shell had way more cheese than shells I’ve received so I’m not sure if all tacobells get them that way or if they have to add the cheese to them themselves or how it works. I went into Taco Bell and watched them make it and they took the shell out of this cabinet warmer above them so I assume they are baking the cheese onto the shell. Not sure 🤔 or maybe it gets it to a certain degree from frozen or if they come standard in a dry package. But I digress I don’t work there so I won’t know for sure but the ones I’ve had here were warm and fluffy, very plump full of meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream. I tend to say no to the tomato as their tomato tastes like nothing and it just makes it soggy for me, so I skip that. Even then I’m sure the taste wouldn't change much with or without tomato. I feel it’s a great concept great execution but I agree it does lack a tiny amount it looks better than it tastes and that can go for a lot of food. It’s still nice to hear your opinion on it. I personally give it at least a 7/10 because I like the crunch it adds to the chalupa for me and I like cheese so it’s the best of both worlds. Just wish they didn’t remove all their other boxes and they also removed some extra menu items. Otherwise I’d have more options but I’m not going out to my way for Taco Bell every day.

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  5. 777Dubliner Posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Are you a reptilian hominid?

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  6. Carmen Sisson Posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I just ordered this in Panama City. The shell seemed tough, almost chewy. Too dense. Yours seemed crispier, which may have been better. But I agree: It's a miss. I'm surprised they didn't tie-in with Cheez-Its. That's what it reminded me of — stale Cheez-Its.

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  7. Jazmine Dubois2.0 Posted on September 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I had one before I saw this video I just came here to say that it’s the best thing I’ve ever had at Taco Bell

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  8. RG MrKrabs Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I'm sorry for just finding you this is what I was looking for

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  9. Retroze Posted on September 23, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Omg that hair lind👀😓😳

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  10. fireflocs Posted on September 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    "1980s blue tie." my ass. That tie is black af.
    Unless blue worked differently in the 1980s.

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  11. Blaine b Posted on September 23, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    He kinda looks like a lizard when he eats

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  12. Kathleen Logan Posted on September 24, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Looks really good.

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  13. Kyle Case Posted on September 24, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Why do you repeat yourself consistently?

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  14. Phoenix2552 Posted on September 24, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Man this is my new favorite item from TB. Your shell looked a bit on the burnt side compared to the ones I've had maybe that's why you didn't like it that much.

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  15. Edmund Aspelund Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:31 am

    whos the crypt keeper no offense

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  16. Shadow Darkraven Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

    that's what i felt as well the shell just didnt add much to the whole chalupa affair

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  17. Mio Tenacious Posted on September 24, 2019 at 6:34 am

    reviewbruh is a fucking legend, he is doing his thing and not giving a fuck about how people will react to it. just by watching this dude i feel peace, hes also pretty funny i would easily hang with this guy

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  18. Curabz Mahn Posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:11 am

    this dudes toilet must be dead

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  19. Hollem_mage Posted on September 24, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Regular Chalupa's actually have three cheese instead of cheddar cheese inside. I actually feel terrible for your intestines, I work at a Taco Bell, and I have never been able to feel food actually drop from my stomach, into my intestines. It's a very heavy fried product, it does smell very cheddary, but god it will tear your stomach a new one.

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  20. Jennifer Posted on September 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    4.9 out of ten??? Damn. I had it and I thought it was a solid 8-9. That crunch is so addicting.

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  21. TheSlowRP Posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    14,000 years…love it.

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  22. Lil baby Shark Posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    U would not make it where I’m from

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  23. buck thornton Posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    The whole enchilada !

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  24. cazy Posted on September 24, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Although the ingredients don't change much, props to taco bell for having something new on the menu all the time.

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  25. J Swane Posted on September 25, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Fair review. My reaction was very similar

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  26. Myles Nagel Posted on September 25, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Looks delicious. Chalupa looks alright 🤷‍♂️

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  27. samuelbm87 Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Mr. Report, thank you for your review. I have a few questions… your drink revealed that you went to a kfc/taco bell combo, do you trust these places as you would a pure taco bell? I noticed you went in dry until the fire sauce, do you usually do that? I go full sauce usually hot and diablo. And finally, have you tried the chicken chalupa but with nacho cheese instead of sour cream?

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  28. Permatoxic Btw Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I love your videos so much bro. You are so smart and unique and I have been watching you for a couple days and I actually love your videos! Keep up the great Reviews❤️

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  29. Lizzy Valentine Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:53 am

    I work at Taco Bell. These are pretty good in my opinion. I like it better with steak and bacon

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  30. Kevin Morgan Posted on September 25, 2019 at 3:02 am

    He didnt know what to do after that first bite😭🤝🏾👍🏾

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  31. Hemi Posted on September 25, 2019 at 3:46 am

    I had it last week was not a fan
    I feel like they disrespected the chalupa 👎🏻

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  32. Keith Burton Posted on September 25, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I'm going to try it one day

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  33. seoulstice85 Posted on September 25, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I just had this.. I can't go back to the regular chalupa.. wth.. greatest upgrade on a fast food item ever!

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  34. Eric Smith Posted on September 25, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Its funny when people make a thumbnail mid video.
    "Chedar" "chelupa"

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  35. Senor Chuubs Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    How do you have a Baja blast in a Kfc cup?

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  36. mikes gt Posted on September 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Turning a $2 chalupa into thousands of dollars by doing a cheap video of eating taco bell in a Ford Escort.

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  37. Guapo Y Rico Posted on September 25, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Y u holdin it like dat

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  38. GhostOfJulesVerne Posted on September 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    The cheddar adds chewiness to the chalupa shell. 8/10.

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  39. JavaFortnite Posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    5:15 look he dropped some lettuce, tamato, etc.

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  40. VeRge_Sup3r Posted on September 26, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Honestly I tried the new cheddar cheese chalupa and I personally like the original better it just has to much going on for me

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  41. Peter Scartabello Posted on September 26, 2019 at 12:53 am

    “Gives it a more refined air (not by much)…” 😂😂😂

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  42. Curlyfriesdelicious Posted on September 26, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Hey bro could you do a review on the new Black bean crunch wrap..

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  43. DaWavious Posted on September 26, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Hello Brother, What kind of Vehicle do you operate? Thank you :).

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  44. Lørd Particle Posted on September 26, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I liked it. I'm kinda sad that it replaced the triple double crunchwrap

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  45. Johnny Stapleton Posted on September 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I had it but didn’t like it all tbh

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  46. I'm a god don't try me Posted on September 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Trash

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  47. julio vindell Posted on September 26, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    My thoughts exactly I thought it was just average

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  48. Lei Roses Posted on September 26, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    But why is the drink from KFC?

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  49. D Me Posted on September 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Taco Bell "food" should be eaten right away, IN the restaurant, otherwise it coagulates into some kinda horse-choking blob.

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  50. Gillie S Posted on September 27, 2019 at 5:17 am

    I'm afraid I cannot concur with him. Or maybe mine just haven't had the oiliness he's speaking of.

    These things are amazingly delicious

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  51. Aldemar Sesmundo Posted on September 27, 2019 at 8:35 am

    When Chalupas first came out they had a more crunchy texture. So damn tasty but most likely very unhealthy. Bring those back! And tell McDonalds to bring back Mc Salad Shakers because that was also good.

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  52. Sokami Mashibe Posted on September 27, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Another cheesy product from Taco Bell

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  53. Jorge Felix Posted on September 27, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    It's not disgusting, its edible, meh. If anything it's a downgrade from a regular chalupa. The shell with cheese looses everything that makes the original good. Don't do it. I agree with his assessment.

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  54. William Fugere Posted on September 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

    When I ate this I had high expectations, but my thoughts on it ended up being exactly the same as yours.

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  55. MATTHEW MRAZ Posted on September 29, 2019 at 4:40 am

    The best taco they ever made💯💯

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  56. Scythe Dev Team - Scythe Saga Records Posted on September 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    The Cheddar Chulupa is a remarkable ingenuity in fast food engineering

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  57. Bold_Eagle77 Posted on September 29, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    But does it give u straight diarrhea??

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  58. Bryce Spencer Posted on September 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I hope you know how much of a treasure you are to the youtube community

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  59. isaiah5209 Posted on September 29, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Is it just me or does this dude look like milton from kickin it

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  60. AngryAngry Owls Posted on September 30, 2019 at 3:39 am

    You hated it before you ate it lol

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  61. crimson couger Posted on September 30, 2019 at 9:22 am

    How do you chew so silently? Lol

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  62. Money Flow Posted on September 30, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    It taste nasty to me the regular Chalupa taste better

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  63. Eric Posted on September 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    i had one of these on friday, and i didn't love it or hate it. i found the taste to be a bit odd.

    i would rather go with a cheesy gordita crunch, personally.

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  64. gamerpro2288 Posted on October 1, 2019 at 12:06 am

    i can smell it from my computer

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  65. Brandon Kitchens Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Lies you were drinking out of a kfc cup 😂

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  66. Saviorselves Posted on October 1, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    3:09 KFC CUP YOU SNEAKY BASTARD

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  67. HURRICANE C Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Its fucking gross lol cant believe ppl like it.

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  68. Mario Calabrese Posted on October 2, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    That blue is so not your color hunny. I'd like to see more red please

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  69. Eddie Ruiz Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Are you from New York

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  70. Josh Johnson Posted on October 3, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Ur really cool but your drowning in your suit there isn't two more people under you in the suit s there?

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  71. _____ Posted on October 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Taco bell managed to take tasty aged cheese and fry the flavor out of it. Congrats guys, hope you're proud of yourselves.

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  72. Justin Bainbridge Posted on October 3, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    The hair looks like you’ve gone back to using more product

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  73. M P Posted on October 3, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    When I ate it I fell in love with it 😛 mouth watering I could eat 3 of these

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  74. WickiedGrinz Posted on October 4, 2019 at 12:43 am

    The toasted cheddar chalupa is the greatest thing on the Taco Bell menu!!

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  75. itzMartin Posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Please buy a suit that fits

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  76. Davey J Posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:32 am

    They stupid good

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  77. Wasted Potential Posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Tastes like fucking shit and if you think otherwise you’re literally a piece of shit, so you wouldn’t notice the difference

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  78. Lkv 94 Posted on October 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love the thumbnail haha he looks so proud

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  79. Joaquin Lara Posted on October 5, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Food is better hot

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  80. LeadUR Subconscious Posted on October 5, 2019 at 9:02 am

    people are really really stupid, and this proves it, bunch of morrons who like to get ripped off by companies, they give you a nasty greasy chalupa and two regular tacos for 5 dollar box, quess what idiot you got ripped off, they used to give you the chalupa , one taco and a big ass burito with cinamon twists or option cheddar nachos, now they give you less for the same price , and say ohh here we invented a new box, lets add alittle cheese and fry it, dumbass, taco bell and cutting costs is getting on my nerves , never again

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  81. Who Are We???? Posted on October 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I tried this and it was alright, it felt really greasy but it tasted better than it should’ve. Would still rather have a regular chalupa

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  82. Hudson Szczypta Posted on October 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    How old is this fool

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  83. Shea Butter Posted on October 6, 2019 at 4:08 am

    what? the cup said KFC????

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  84. Musika Fura Posted on October 6, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I've never described something being so good that you would be willing to slap a child for it.

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  85. Stephen Montgomery Posted on October 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I think Brah should go to Moe's and review their food.

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  86. Chaserex644 Posted on October 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    lol I got a cheddar chalupa ad

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  87. Kyle Carattini Posted on October 7, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Its a scabby coating. Flavor is uninteresting aside from the taco essentials

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  88. Um Nobody/Gay Maximilianmus Posted on October 7, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    When I eat it then I feel of my throat all gone food is in my stomach I feel like my throat still reammbering of the shell want throw up

    Btw it oil

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  89. Overwhelming Euphoria Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I'm not a huge fast food fan but the chedder chalupa is straight up the best fast food item taco has released in a decade.

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  90. Daniel Posted on October 8, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I tried it and the crust was terrible. Didn't seem natural. Like if they put some type of sticky substance on a regular chalupa and dropped it in hard pop rocks. Hurt my mouth eating it. 3/10

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  91. Sean Ripper Posted on October 9, 2019 at 2:36 am

    You look like a kid dressing up in his dad's old suits from the 80s

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  92. What’sHisFace Anthonny Posted on October 9, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Stampylongnose?

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  93. Rick Sanchez Posted on October 9, 2019 at 8:37 am

    You look like a gay

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  94. MCM Studios Pittsburgh Recording Studio Posted on October 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    The crunch on that second bite was SOOOOOO crispy lok

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  95. BiffTannen2015 Posted on October 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    CHEDDAR CHALUPA IS GONE ALREADY!! YUM BRANDS SUCKS DICK!!

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  96. rmg1188 Posted on October 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I enjoyed the toasted cheddar chalupa. It's more a texture thing than a flavor thing. The cheddar flavor didn't blow me away but I love the crispness it added.

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  97. Jeffrey Caesar Posted on October 9, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Artemis Fowl

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  98. Jay. Posted on October 10, 2019 at 12:06 am

    The only man to eat Taco Bell in a suit

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