When Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks first debuted on social media in January 2021 as the famous Chick-fil-A chicken nugget dupe.
TikTok user @floridamomof3 posted a video of a mother and daughter trying out the breaded chicken bites after a Costco trip. To their surprise, the packaged nuggets tasted the same
as the restaurant's top-selling item, at just half the cost per ounce of chicken. The video received over 2.1 million views in the first week.
These nuggets became a rarity to get one's hands on. It wasn't until April 2021 that the Just Bare product was finally spotted again, in a warehouse in San Marcos, Calif.
But it didn't take long for the demand to outpace the in-store supply once more, leading to a perceived shortage of the nuggets in July. Keen Costco shoppers on Reddit speculated
that the product was just so popular that it was hard to find, even though stores were keeping them in stock.
Finally, after months of waiting and spotty shelf sightings, it seems that the frozen Chick-fil-A substitute is back in healthy supply—but some customers have noticed a price hike.
And if you're looking for more easy chicken bites to add to your kitchen, the brand introduced a new release last week,the Just Bare Raw, Pre-Cut Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Pieces.
This one is another all-natural 64-ounce bag of chicken pieces that goes for $9.99 and cooks from frozen in 10 minutes. While it might not have the same social media hype around it