Fast food chains are really into donuts these days. McDonald's recently introduced donut sticks and Burger King launched a similar fried desert, seemingly in response to the arrival of Dunkin's donut fries. Now, Taco Bell appears to be throwing its hat into the sugary dough ring with an all-new menu item: donuts.
On Thursday, the Crunchwrap purveyor announced it's adding all-new $1 Churro Donuts to its breakfast menu as part of a limited-time test run. T-Bell said the new donuts are "everything you know and love about a churro in the shape of a donut." More specifically, they take a circular churro, deep fry it until it's golden brown and crispy, and finish it with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, according to a press release. They're available for $1 each during breakfast hours at Taco Bell locations in Kansas City, Missouri for now, but there's a chance they'll eventually roll out nationwide.
Now, does taking a churro and bending it into a circle make it a donut? That's debatable. But it's probably safe to think of it as a churro-donut hybrid or a churro-donut mashup. Hell, if you're really feeling weird, by all means call them chonuts. The most important thing here is how these things taste, which as of now, remains to be seen. Kanas City will be the judge of that.