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Taco Bell Wants to Surprise You With A Mystery Menu Item This Weekend

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To help you celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, Taco Bell wants you to buy a new, secret menu item without knowing what it is. The fast food giant will reveal the new treat during the big game, but fans can get their hands on the mystery meal the day before by pre-ordering, according to the L.A. Times. That's right, without knowing what's in store for you, you can order up to five of these things for $2.99 each, and then pick them up between 2 and 4 p.m on Saturday at Taco Bells nationwide.

Will it be a mashup of a Sriracha Chicken Crunch Wrap and a Quesarito? Or maybe a Gordito wrapped around a Double Decker Taco Surpreme? All we know is that, according to Taco Bell, it will be the chain's "biggest launch to date." The spicy anticipation is killing us.

If you don't pre-order the secret item to share with all of your Bowl-watching buds, you're going to have to wait for the reveal during the game and then go to Taco Bell on Monday like all of the other FOMO-sufferers. Even the stars of the commercial, which includes NBA star James Harden and meme-famous, "alien expert" Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, don't know what it is apparently.

Let's just hope it's not an elaborate Cards Against Humanity-type "poop prank."

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Then again, it could be along the lines of SNL's pizza-crepe-taco-pancake-chili-bag from a few years back:

Saturday Night Live - Taco Town from alyssa sarfity on Vimeo.