Chili’s Dares Diners Nationwide: Can You Handle Rocky Mountain Oysters?!

BY Steph Wilson


Forget the pranks—this April Fool’s Day, Chili’s is cooking up a culinary dare you won’t believe! For 24 thrilling hours, the popular restaurant chain is swapping out its beloved calamari for a one-of-a-kind delicacy that’s sure to have the entire country talking: Rocky Mountain oysters. That’s right—on April 1, bull testicles will take center stage at Chili’s locations from coast to coast!

For the uninitiated, Rocky Mountain oysters are bull testicles that have been skinned, coated in flour, seasoned, and then deep-fried to crispy, golden perfection. Served with tangy cocktail sauce, these unique treats are a regional specialty typically found at local fairs and dive bars. But now, for the first time, you’ll find them at Chili’s

In an exclusive interview, Chili’s spokesperson couldn’t contain their excitement: “We wanted to create an unforgettable, buzzworthy experience for our customers that piques their curiosity and highlights a lesser-known, sustainable food source. Plus, it gives our guests a taste of authentic American cuisine from the heart of Colorado.”

Denver’s finest chefs applaud Chili’s bold move, seeing the temporary menu change as a chance to upcycle food waste from local butchers and steakhouses. Chef Michael Anderson, a prominent figure in Denver’s dining scene, praised the initiative: “Serving Rocky Mountain oysters is an excellent way to raise awareness about using every part of the animal. This approach minimizes waste and showcases the versatility and deliciousness of underappreciated ingredients.”

Though it may seem outrageous, this limited-time offering will spark curiosity and conversation nationwide. Will Chili’s new dish become the talk of the town, or will it serve as a hilarious conversation starter? One thing’s for sure: the audacious decision to serve Rocky Mountain oysters demonstrates Chili’s adventurous spirit and dedication to sustainability.

So, diners, mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure. Whether you’re a fan of calamari or can’t resist the chance to sample a rare and regionally revered dish, Chili’s is the place to be on April 1. Remember, this offer is no joke—so get ready to dig in and share your daring dining experience with the world!


Steph Wilson

Steph Wilson is a writer, editor, and creative maximalist in Denver. She makes magazines for a living and throws color around the world like confetti for fun.

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