The official press release for the A.1. Halloween Whopper (aka the HA.1.loween Whopper) is now available and it shows a very important detail missing from our original news post. The black bun isn’t just for looks… A.1. steak sauce flavor is actually baked into the bun. The smoky black pepper flavor of A.1. baked into bread could be a game changer. So in addition to the A.1. flavored bun, the A.1. Halloween Whopper also features a flame-grilled beef patty, American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, A.1. Thick and Hearty Sauce, pickles and sliced white onions. The suggested price is $4.99.
Once a new fast food sandwich debuts, there’s a couple of things to expect after a successful limited run. One important thing to remember is you should expect that the sandwich will be back on the menu some day. Something else to keep in mind is you’re likely going to see a variety of tweaks in future releases. A sandwich that fits comfortably into this category is the new Spicy Jalapeño Brisket Sandwich from Arby’s. Let’s review.Here’s how Arby’s labels their latest creation:
For a limited time you can have your brisket smoked AND spicy. With chipotle BBQ sauce and spicy jalapeño peppers, this sandwich is going to punch your mouth in the mouth.
Who enjoys a good punch in the mouth? Interesting way to describe something spicy. With the Spicy Jalapeño Brisket you’re getting heat from two places and some important in-between components to help level it out. … continue reading “Review: Spicy Jalapeño Brisket Sandwich from Arby’s”
Back for a limited at Sonic… Boneless Wings. Made with 100% all white-meat chicken, Sonic’s Boneless Wings have a nice variety of sauces to choose from. The orignal flavors from last year are back, Buffalo and Asian Sweet Chili, and this time around there are four newcomers: Garlic Parmesan, Honey Barbeque, Island Fire™ and Extreme Habanero Heat.
Garlic Parmesan is a creamy sauce made with Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic and Italian herbs. For barbeque lovers, the Honey Barbeque sauce is made with real brown sugar and honey to create the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The Island Fire is a SONIC signature and sweet heat Caribbean spiced sauce that is back on the menu by popular demand. The Extreme Habanero Heat sauce is an extreme combination of habanero, cayenne and chili for the boldest heat seekers.
Every Monday night until Sunday, December 20th, Sonic’s Boneless Wings will be buy one, get one free after 5pm. Boneless Wings are availble in packs of 6, 12 or 24. The 12 and 24 count orders give you the option to mix and match two sauces.
New at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is the Tex Mex Bacon Thickburger. This burger features a charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef patty, topped with fire-roasted poblano peppers and onions, lettuce, tomato, and thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, topped with pepper-Jack cheese and spicy Santa Fe sauce. The burger is available as a 1/3 pound for $5.79 or a 1/2 pound for $6.99, and my also be ordered in a combo meal with fries and a drink starting at $6.99.
Taco Bell just updated their social media pages with news that Lava Sauce is back starting Thursday, September 24th. As a welcome back to Lava Sauce, Taco Bell is introducing the new Volcano Quesarito. The Quesarito is a quesadilla-wrapped burrito and this will be the third Quesarito offering since it was first launched in June of 2014… back in February Taco Bell released the Sriracha version. If you’re unfamiliar with Lava Sauce, check out my review of the Volcano Box from back in 2009 when it was first released.
Last year we saw the Freeze line of drinks team up with Starburst for the Strawberry Starburst Freeze and beginning tomorrow Taco Bell will be offering the new Starburst Cherry Freeze.
Yesterday was apparently National Ice Cream Cone Day, but Sonic is celebrating today, Wednesday, September 23rd with 1/2 price ice cream cones all day.
Running now through Sunday, September 27th, Domino’s is promoting a nice BOGO deal. Place a carry out order online and get a free pizza when you order a pizza at menu price.
Here’s a look at the limited time offerings going on at Arby’s starting with the new Spicy Jalapeño Brisket. The Spicy Jalapeño Brisket features chipotle BBQ sauce, jalapeño peppers, crispy onion strings, cheddar cheese, and smoked brisket on a star cut bun. This sandwich will set you back 570 calories, 29 grams of fat, 1200 milligrams of sodium and 33 grams of protein.
Also new to the menu is the Brisket Bacon Flatbread which is a pita sandwich with smoky BBQ sauce, pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, smoked brisket, tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce and mayo. The Brisket Bacon Flatbread is 680 calories, 36 grams of fat, 1490 milligrams of sodium, and 41 grams of protein.
Since we’re in the season of the pumpkin, Arby’s is offering the new Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake:
It’s almost Winter and you know what that means: Debilitating sadness as you realize the cold days are here to stay. BUT! It also means it’s time for the great new Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake. This one shake combines all the flavors of Fall: pumpkin; cheesecake; pie crust; you know, all the Fall flavors.
If you’re getting a milkshake, why concern yourself with the nutrition info? Shield your eyes if 96 grams of sugar bothers you. The Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake is also 650 calories, 20 grams of fat, 106 total carbs and 15 grams of protein.
Pizza Hut has introduced another creation to satisfy our need to dip pizza crust into sauce with the new Twisted Crust Pizza.
The Twisted Crust Pizza comes equipped with a breadstick crust made for tearing and dipping and there are a couple of new dipping sauces to enhance the experience: Buffalo Ranch and Cheddar Cheese. A large, hand-tossed Twisted Crust Pizza with one-topping is promo priced at $11.99 and comes with your choice of two dipping sauces.
In episode 64 of The Nosh Show, we get into a lot of new products including Burger King’s new HA.1.loween Whopper, McDonald’s Chicken Burgers, a Texas-exclusive Ben & Jerry’s flavor and a trio of new M&M’s flavors coming out next year.
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Here’s an update with some promo images and details of what’s coming to Dunkin’ Donuts on Monday, November 2nd. First up is a product I posted about a couple of days ago which I sampled at the Dunkin’ Donuts test kitchen… the Sweet Black Pepper Bacon Breakfast Sandwich. This sandwich features egg, a slice of American cheese and two-four slices of sweet black pepper bacon served on a Croissant. Pepper bacon tossed in a vat of sugar sold me.
Also coming November 2nd is an update to the Croissant Donut which was introduced late last year… the new Snickerdoodle Filled Croissant Donut. The Snickerdoodle Filled Croissant Donut features the Dunkin’ Donuts classic glazed Croissant Donut with a cookie dough filling and drizzled with white icing and finished with cinnamon streusel topping.
Here’s a look at the menu board at a McDonald’s in Maryland that I came across. The All Day Breakfast Menu has started a lot earlier here… the national release is set for October 6th. Has your local McDonald’s started their All Day Breakfast Menu yet? Let us know in the comments.