There's something magical about deep-fried cheese curds that can't be explained. Either it's crisp exterior revealing a gooey molten cheese center, the richer flavor than that of mozzarella sticks, or that you don't have to commit to the entirely of a mozzarella stick as you do with cheese curds.
If only we'd see it more as a fast food option.
It seems Taco Bell is already on it, testing what they call Cripsy Cheese Dippers at a select location in Southern California.
The new item features nine pieces of cheddar cheese curds that are served with a creamy chipotle sauce. Taco Bell has also added Crispy Cheese Nacho Fries, including the chain's famous Nacho Fries topped with the fried cheese curd dippers, a nacho cheese sauce, creamy chipotle sauce, sour cream, and diced tomatoes.
While still in testing stages, Taco Bell enthusiasts can try them at the Taco Bell located at 131 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, CA.