Angelica Florio
July 21, 2018 7:00 am

National Junk Food Day falls on July 21st, and we suggest you take the day to celebrate. Sure, it’s probably slipped your mind in the past, but this year it seems extra important to recognize the momentous occasion with a good, solid junk food snack — we’re living in tough times, after all. You should definitely check out these 12 truly bizarre fast food items while considering your options.

You might think a load of meats that don’t usually go together is too much to handle, but if there’s ever a time to try that, it’s National Junk Food Day. Even people who usually stick to healthier alternatives to junk food might as well walk on the wild side today. After all, so many of the exciting new fast food trends come and go faster than you can say “clogged arteries.” A lot of the items on this list probably won’t even stay on menus once 2019 rolls around, and it’d be a shame to miss out on some of the most ingenious inventions of 2018.

So channel your inner Patrick and embrace the junk food.

National Junk Food Day only rolls around once a year, after all.

1 KFC Pickle Fried Chicken

For a limited time, KFC is offering a dill pickle sauce on its fried chicken items. Call your pickle-loving friends!

2 Taco Bell Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Taco Bell’s Cheesy Gordita Crunches are pretty much infamous for being… a lot, but this one uses a Doritos taco shell instead of a regular shell, and that makes it a lot a lot.

3 Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites Pizza

The cheesy bites pizza has a crust made with bread rolls wrapped around cheese. You basically get two meals at once, and that’s, again, a lot.

4 Burger King Pretzel Chicken Fries

These “fries” are made out of chicken covered with a salty pretzel breading. Maybe just chicken “fries” are enough on their own?

5 Burger King American Brewhouse King

This burger features BK’s beer-flavored tavern sauce on two beef patties, crispy onions, cheese, and mayonnaise. It’s loaded, to put it lightly.

6 Jack in the Box Bacon Ranch Monster Taco

This dish is an extra-large taco with sliced bacon and buttermilk ranch on top. Really, if any item on a menu has the word “monster” in it, you know you should run.

7 Taco Bell Beefy Fritos Burrito

Taco Bell is known for its creative menu items, and this burrito — which pairs beef with nacho cheese, rice, and Fritos — is nothing if not creative.

8 Wendy’s Dave’s Triple

While it might not sound too bizarre, this burger has three patties on it and is massive.

9 Del Taco Mini Bacon Quesadilla 

Del Taco

Something about bacon in a quesadilla seems to defy the laws of physics. Then again, bacon tastes good with everything, so go for it.

10 Jack in the Box Sauced & Loaded Chorizo Fries

This dish has French fries covered with melted cheese, guacamole, and chorizo on top. Make of that what you will.

11 Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa  

Another Taco Bell original, this one uses chicken as a tortilla. It’s pretty ingenious, really.

12 Burger King RODEO Crispy Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich has a fried chicken filet with three half-strips of smoked bacon, crispy onion rings, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and cheese.

All of these foods together on a list might seem a little absurd, but on their own, these menu items are probably pretty fantastic. Why not celebrate?

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