Restaurant Guide

Score a First Look at Taco Bell’s New Double Chalupa

This is Taco Bell’s version of Super Size.

Restaurant Guide

Score a First Look at Taco Bell’s New Double Chalupa

This is Taco Bell’s version of Super Size.

Taco Bell is notorious for its outrageous beefy cheesy calorie bombs and mysterious Mexican-ish meal hybrids (i.e.: the Quesalupa—a quesadilla and chalupa love child). But this fast food joint’s latest caloric concoction is the brand new Double Chalupa, and it really might be as heart attack-inducing as it sounds.

This mammoth mutant is twice the size of the regular Chalupa, which means double the seasoned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheddar, reduced-fat sour cream, and Nacho Cheese Sauce, all cradled in an enlarged fried tortilla shell.

So what will scarfing one of these down cost you? A generous 600 cals and 35 grams of fat, not to mention 1,010 milligrams of sodium (which is almost the American Heart Association’s daily ideal limit). Oh, and let’s not forget the very likely double dose of regret.

Thankfully, the Double Chalupa is available at TB spots nationwide for a limited time only this summer. So if your south-of-the-border cravings kick in and you just can’t pass up trying this monstrosity, make sure not to make it a habit.

Eat This Instead!

If you’re hitting up the Bell, there are less guilt-ridden options than this XL Chalupa on the menu, such as the beef Crunchy Taco. Even if you throw in lettuce and cheese, this meal clocks in at a humble 170 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 310 milligrams of sodium as well as packs in 8 grams of satiating protein and 3 grams of fiber. Better yet, fulfill your tastebuds’ desires by making some of these 20 Healthy Mexican Recipes instead!