New Beefy Potato-rito from Taco Bell Now Available Nationally

Earlier this year we brought you news of Taco Bell testing a new product called the Beefy Potato-rito.  The Beefy Potato-rito has now become a national item and will be available for $1.00 for a limited time only. The Beefy Potato-rito features seasoned beef, seasoned potato bites, a three cheese blend, chipotle sauce and nacho cheese sauce.  Nutrition:  450 calories, 24 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 14 grams of protein.From the Taco Bell website:

Seriously. Think about it. Seasoned Beef and Potatoes are like the dynamic duo of the culinary universe. But hold on a sec! How come Potato is NEVER in the spotlight? It’s like Seasoned Beef is ALWAYS stealing the scene. Take Taco Bell’s new Beefy Potato-rito for example. This new $1* blockbuster is filled with those seasoned, crispy potato bites we all love. And let us not forget the great supporting roles of the melted, real cheddar cheese, creamy chipotle sauce and nacho cheese sauce. It’s obvious that it’s the combined powers of all these ingredients that makes this burrito truly amazing, not just the Seasoned Beef. Which is fine. Maybe one day Potato WILL star in his very own spin-off (without Seasoned Beef), but until then we can all look forward to their combined never ending battle to keep our budgets safe and cravings at bay.

New Ultimate Dunked Chicken Sandwiches from Sonic

New to the Sonic menu are a trio of saucy sandwiches called Ultimate Dunked Chicken Sandwiches.  Your sauce choices include Bourbon BBQ, which is described as a rich bourbon BBQ sauce with a smoky & sweet linger; Buffalo made with cayenne, red chili peppers and chipotle; and Garlic Parmesan with Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic and Italian herbs.  Available for a limited time only at participating Sonic locations.

  • Bourbon BBQ Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich – Fillet dunked in bourbon bbq sauce on a brioche bun, topped with pickles and onion.
  • Buffalo Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich – Fillet dunked in buffalo sauce on a brioche bun, topped with mayo and jalapeños.
  • Garlic Parmesan Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich – Fillet dunked in garlic parmesan sauce on a brioche bun, topped with lettuce.

 

New Smoked Italian Porchetta Sandwich from Arby’s

Arby’s has the meats and the latest is pork loin.  Introducing the new Smoked Italian Porchetta.  The Smoked Italian Porchetta features Italian pork loin, smoked provolone cheese, Italian seasoning, banana peppers, red onions, tomatoes, roasted garlic aioli, lettuce and red wine vinaigrette on a sub roll.  The new sandwich will set you back 690 calories, 42 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 2190 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 30 grams of protein.Also new to the Arby’s menu is another sandwich featuring pork loin and it’s called Mount Italy.  This monster sandwich consists of Italian pork loin, pit smoked ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese, banana peppers, Italian seasoning, lettuce, red onions, red wine vinaigrette, roasted garlic aioli and tomatoes on a star cut bun.  Nutrition-wise, you’re looking at 950 calories, 63 grams of fat, 23 grams of saturated fat, 3560 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 52 grams of protein.

The Nosh Show Episode 108: I Love Science

In episode 108 of The Nosh Show, we discuss Top Ramen Chicken flavored Pringles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites, fruit punch flavored pickles and a bunch more.Subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher. Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Thanks for listening!

McDonald’s Introduces Signature Sriracha Burger and Chicken Sandwich

McDonald’s began testing its Signature Sriracha flavor last summer in select markets.  Now a year later, Signature Sriracha is going national with the introduction of the new Signature Sriracha Burger and Signature Sriracha Chicken Sandwich.  Officially slated for the promo push at the end of July, the Signature Sriracha option is starting to become available at McDonald’s locations nationwide. My local McDonald’s in Maryland recently started offering Signature Sriracha to their Signature Crafted Recipes menu as of last week and it’s priced here at $4.99.The Signature Sriracha sandwich includes new Sriracha Big Mac sauce, white cheddar cheese, crispy onions, baby spinach & baby kale and a tomato slice. According to McDonald’s baby kale and baby spinach were “chosen specifically to balance out the spicy sauce while serving as the perfect partner to accompany the other savory ingredients of white cheddar cheese, onions and tomato.” The Signature Sriracha option is available as a burger, Buttermilk Crispy Chicken or Artisan Grilled Chicken and can be topped with either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun.  The Sriracha Mac Sauce is also being advertised as a dipping option for McNuggets.

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is celebrating Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 27th where $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat purchased at participating locations will be donated to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  The two new featured Blizzards at Dairy Queen this month are the Frosted Fudge Brownie Blizzard and the Salted Caramel Blondie Blizzard.

Review: Bacon Queso Burger from Wendy’s

Wendy’s has dabbled with queso in test markets as far back as last summer so the latest LTO might be the first in a line of queso products to come.  Now available nationally is the new Bacon Queso Burger, Bacon Queso Chicken Sandwich, and Bacon Queso Fries.  For my first experience, I went for the Bacon Queso Burger.
Wendy’s describes their new Bacon Queso Burger like this:

A quarter-pound of fresh, never frozen beef topped with warm and spicy poblano queso, three strips of Applewood smoked bacon, fire-roasted salsa, red onions, and shredded cheddar cheese, all served on a toasted red jalapeno bun.

It’s difficult to tell how much better this new burger could have been.  I found it to be pretty good, but with no glaring flaws to point to.  Mark it up to my exact mood at that exact moment for this specific product.  I must say, the Bacon Queso Burger was better than I expected it to be. … continue reading “Review: Bacon Queso Burger from Wendy’s”

5 for $5 Chili Dogs at Wienerschnitzel on National Hot Dog Day

On Wednesday, July 19th, Wienerschnitzel is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with 5 for $5 Original Chili Dogs.  Must buy multiples of 5 for sale price.  At participating locations.  Cheese extra.  Tax extra.

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