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Taco Bell's Controversial Limited-Time Item Will Launch Next Month

Fans have already voiced their opinions about the chain's latest foray into chicken.

Taco Bell is making moves with its latest chicken-centric creation. Thanks to a Reddit leak, we knew months ago that the chain was planning to do a short trial run of chicken wings, but the timing of the promotion was less clear. However, it's now official—Taco Bell's Crispy Chicken Wings are launching nationwide early next month.

According to Today, the wings will be available starting on January 6, and fans who want to try the new item need to be quick because the new item will be leaving the menu a mere week later. They'll come bone-in, seasoned with Mexican Queso Seasoning, lightly battered then fried, and served as a 5-piece with a Spicy Ranch Sauce.

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When the information about Taco Bell's venture into chicken wings first surfaced on the internet, hordes of fans expressed incredulity over the chain's seemingly major departure into mainstream fast-food trends. Not everyone thinks Taco Bell should be chasing the fried chicken trend, and many have expressed they would rather see the brand stick to what they do really well—the comfort-food customer favorites.

Hopefully, some of the other menu additions the chain has planned for 2022 will sit better with fans. The Chipotle Cheddar Chalupa in a variety of meat and plant-based options will be landing on the menu later in January, as will the new Beefy Melt Burrito and Fiesta Veggie Burrito. The drinks side of the menu will be boosted by a new Island Berry Freeze in either Wild Strawberry or Blue Raspberry flavors (and a swirl of tropical cream.) According to Today, these items will be available as limited-time offers starting January 23.

And now for the news we're all waiting for eagerly—the Mexican Pizza is making a definite return, but this will likely happen several months into 2022.

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Mura Dominko
Mura is ETNT's Executive Editor, leading the coverage of America's favorite restaurant chains, grocery stores, and viral food moments. Read more about Mura