Review: Sriracha Quesarito from Taco Bell

Last year when Taco Bell introduced us to their quesadilla-wrapped burrito known as the Quesarito, I felt it was a great idea that turned out to be nothing special.  The next version of the Quesarito is known as the Sriracha Quesarito and it introduces us to Taco Bell’s spicy new Sriracha sauce.

Sriracha Quesarito 1Taco Bell describes their new Sriracha Quesarito like this:

The Quesarito you love now with 2 layers of our insanely good Sriracha sauce. The Quesarito is the best of a quesadilla and burrito rolled into one. It’s filled with seasoned beef, premium Latin rice, our own tangy Sriracha sauce and reduced-fat sour cream. Then it’s wrapped up in a grilled quesadilla loaded with melted cheese and another layer of our Sriracha sauce.

So if you weren’t thrilled with the Chipotle sauce found in the original Quesarito, maybe the Sriracha Quesarito will change your mind on the overall product. … continue reading “Review: Sriracha Quesarito from Taco Bell”

New Sriracha Quesarito from Taco Bell

Along with the Snapple Lemonade Freeze, Taco Bell’s other newest menu item available starting today is the Sriracha Quesarito.  If you’re familiar with the original Taco Bell Quesarito that we reviewed last summer, it’s pretty much the same thing but with Taco Bell’s own version of Sriracha sauce instead of Chipotle sauce.  Unfamiliar with Sriracha sauce? Basically a Thai chili sauce.  Get familiar. Sriracha QuesaritoThe Sriracha Quesarito is filled with seasoned beef, premium Latin rice, reduced fat sour cream and Sriracha sauce then wrapped up in a grilled quesadilla with melted cheese and another layer of Sriracha.  Priced at my local Taco Bell in Maryland at $2.49 $2.69.  As for nutrition info, the Sriracha Quesarito comes equipped with 650 calories, 32 grams of fat (12 saturated), 1720 milligrams of sodium, 68 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, and 22 grams of protein.

Review: Turkey Rachel from Arby’s

It’s been a while since I reviewed a Market Fresh deli-style sandwich from Arby’s and I think it’s because we’ve covered most of them.  There’s finally a new entry as Arby’s just introduced the Turkey Rachel… an offshoot of sorts to your standard Reuben.

Turkey Rachel 1Arby’s describes their new Turkey Rachel sandwich like this:

Do you love turkey? What about coleslaw? Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese? We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but the new turkey Rachel might be your sandwich soulmate.

The ingredients of a Turkey Rachel seem to vibe with me better than a Reuben sandwich since I’ve really got to be in a certain kind of mood to even consider corn beef and saurkraut. … continue reading “Review: Turkey Rachel from Arby’s”

New Turkey Rachel from Arby’s

To go along with the Classic Fish Sandwich, the King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe, and Jalapeño Hushpuppies, Arby’s has brought back the Reuben Double Stack and added some newcomers to the menu.  Introducing the Turkey Rachel, the twist on the Reuben which includes housemade coleslaw instead of sauerkraut and roast turkey instead of corned beef.  The Turkey Rachel also features big eye Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and Marble Rye.

Turkey Rachel Arby'sThis sandwich will set you back 720 calories, 33 grams of fat, 1850 milligrams of sodium, 66 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 40 grams of protein.  Make it a Rachel Double Stack if you want twice the roast turkey.  Available for a limited time only.


New Snapple Lemonade Freeze Coming to Taco Bell on Thursday

Taco Bell has teamed up with Snapple for a new drink coming Thursday, February 26th… the Snapple Lemonade Freeze.  Fans of the Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float Freeze… say your goodbyes now, the Snapple Lemonade Freeze will be taking your spot on the menu.

Snapple Lemonade Freeze


Review: Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP! DEEP! Dish Pizza from Little Caesars

When talking about chain pizza places, I usually think of the “Big Three” as Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and Papa John’s.  Sitting off in the shadows of the Big Three is Little Caesars, the one who clearly wants to be included in a “Big Four”.  Recent pizza offerings like the Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza show that to get noticed, you might have to take some risks.  The latest innovation from LC is the Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP! DEEP! Dish Pizza and it wants your attention… it’s got my attention.

Bacon Wrapped Deep Dish PizzaLittle Caesars describes their new Bacon Wrapped DEEP! DEEP! Dish Pizza like this:

The Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish Pizza is a full HOT-N-READY® Pepperoni & Bacon DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish Pizza, wrapped along the crust with full slices of bacon.

I’m going to try and go with “BWDDDP” instead of the entire name of the pizza where I can for this review… you understand. … continue reading “Review: Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP! DEEP! Dish Pizza from Little Caesars”

The Nosh Show Episode 49: Snacknado

In episode 49 of The Nosh Show we discuss Bacon Wrapped pizza crust, the Sriracha Quesarito and The Tonight Dough ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s and a bunch more.

The Nosh SHowYou can download the episode or subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher.  Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

New Sonic Menu Items Include Spicy Super Crunch Chicken Strips and Sonic Spark Energy Drinks

You might remember Super Crunch Chicken Strips from Sonic introduced in 2013.  GrubGrade reader Justin sent me some menu shots of the new Spicy Super Crunch Chicken Strips that were spotted just outside of Nashville.  As of writing this, the Spicy Super Crunch Chicken Strips aren’t on the Sonic website so this is likely a test item or just an early regional release of something we’ll inevitably see go national.

Sonic Spicy Super Crunch Chicken StripsAlso found on the menu are a line of Sonic Spark Energy Drinks which are described as “A Sparkling Surge of Natural Energy and an Excellent Source of Vitamin A, B6, B12 & Antioxidant Vitamin E.”  Displayed are Sonic Spark Purple Rush, Sonic Spark Zero Calorie, and Sonic Spark A.M.  I’ve seen the Sonic Spark A.M. in a Virginia location that was described as an “explosive blend of Fanta Orange, real strawberries, and fresh lemons.”

Sonic Spark Energy Drinks

Wendy’s Testing Southwest Steak Salad in Cincinnati

Spotted in Cincinnati @phillipdubya on Twitter… the Southwest Steak Salad from Wendy’s.  No details except for the pic, but we’ll let you know if it reaches a national release.

Southwest Steak Salad Wendy's

New Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger from Red Robin

New and for a limited time only, Red Robin is offering the Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger.

This is no Maryland-style crab cake. Ours is made from tender jumbo lump, blue and Pacific snow crab, crisped to golden perfection and then topped with arugula, roasted garlic aioli, oven-roasted tomatoes, lettuce, Parmesan cheese and served on a caramelized ciabatta bun. Move over Maryland. The Wild Pacific Crab Cake is here.

Red Robin Crab Cake Burger

Quiznos Lobster is Back for a Limited Time

Lobster is back for a limited time at Quiznos.  The Lobster & Seafood Salad is made up of 51% lobster and 49% white fish.

Lobster QuiznosAvailable at participating locations.  Here’s this year’s line-up:

  • Lobster & Seafood Salad Ciabatta – The Lobster & Seafood Salad Ciabatta features fresh chunks of high-quality, tasty lobster claw, topped with crisp seasonal greens and served on Quiznos signature Ciabatta bread.
  • Lobster & Seafood Salad Sub – The Lobster & Seafood Salad Sub includes Quiznos fresh lobster and crisp seasonal greens, served on Quiznos butter-toasted artisan bread.
  • Lobster & Seafood Fresh Salad – Served on a bed of crisp lettuce, the Lobster & Seafood Fresh Salad boasts lobster and fresh, diced tomatoes accented by Quiznos signature Buttermilk Ranch dressing and a lemon wedge.
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese – The Lobster Mac & Cheese features Quiznos’ Cavatappi pasta with Romano Parmesan, Provolone and Fontina cheeses, topped with delicious lobster pieces and Quiznos hand-made breadcrumbs.


Starbucks Offering New Tiramisu Latte

Starbucks has brought back the Caramel Flan Latte and introduced the new Tiramisu Latte.  The Caramel Flan Latte features espresso, steamed milk, caramel-infused cream and a caramelized sugar drizzle.  The new Tiramisu Latte is made with espresso, steamed milk, mascarpone flavor and a dusting of cocoa powder.  Customers can order the lattes hot, iced or as a blended Frappuccino.  Available for a limited time only.

Tiramisu Latte Starbucks