50 cent Corn Dogs at Sonic on Tuesday, January 20th

Sonic is offering Corn Dogs for 50 cents all day on Tuesday, January 20th in celebration of Best Friends Day.

50 cent Corn Dogs Sonic Best Friends

New Triple Cheese Covered Stuffed Crust from Pizza Hut

For a limited time, Pizza Hut is offering new Triple Cheese Covered Stuffed Crust pizza.  The Triple Cheese Covered Stuffed Crust is layered with Toasted Parmesan, Premium Cheddar and Aged Asiago with a ring of melted cheese baked into the crust.  A large 1-topping is promo priced at $11.99.

Triple Cheese Covered Stuffed Crust Pizza Hut

Review: Lil’ Chickies from Sonic

Ever since those Cheesy Bread Dogs from over last summer, I haven’t really been wanting to get near any hot dog products at Sonic.  For that reason, I’ve avoided Sonic’s new Lil’ Doggies and decided the next best thing would be to take on new Lil Chickies instead.

Lil Chickies from SonicLil’ Chickies are a trio of mini chicken sandwiches, made with 100% all-white meat crispy chicken. Basically it’s a chicken tender inside a mini hot dog bun.  There’s the Classic Lil’ Chickie with pickles and mayo; a BBQ Lil’ Chickie with Hickory BBQ sauce and pickles; or a Buffalo Lil’ Chickie with Buffalo sauce.  I purchased my Lil’ Chickies for $1.49 each.

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Review: French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich from Sonic

I need to get something off my chest.  I’ve never had a McDonald’s McGriddles.  Now that I’ve lost the respect of many of you, those that remain will find out my impressions of a similar breakfast sandwich.  The French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich from Sonic combines the standard breakfast sandwich ingredients and puts them in between French toast.  Let’s review.

French ToasterSonic’s French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich is made with scrambled eggs, a slice of American cheese and your choice of sausage or bacon sandwiched between two slices of French toast.  I opted for the French Toaster with sausage patty for this review. … continue reading “Review: French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich from Sonic”

Giveaway: Thank You For Reading, McDonald’s Arch Cards Up for Grabs

I’ve got 3 McDonald’s Arch Cards that I’d like to give away.  Each card has a $10.00 balance.  Leave a comment with your $10 grub order and I’ll draw 3 winners on Sunday.  Good luck!

McDonald's Arch Card

UPDATE: Thanks for participating everyone… and the winners are:

  • Fox McCloud #63
  • Squires #114
  • Steven P #250

Gluten-Free Pizza Coming to Pizza Hut on January 26th

On Monday, January 26th, Gluten-Free Pizza will be offered at select Pizza Hut restaurants… about 2,400 locations nationwide to start.  Consumer demand will dictate further expansion.  Pizza Hut’s Gluten-Free Pizza is made with Udi’s Certified Gluten-Free crust and select Pizza Hut Gluten-Free toppings.  More details and a handy FAQ can be found here.

Pizza Hut Gluten-Free

The Udi’s® Certified Gluten-Free crust is stored in a separate container, on a separate shelf in our fridge. The cheese, marinara sauce and pepperoni are stored in a gluten-free designated kit, and every gluten-free pizza is freshly baked on designated parchment paper in our ovens. In addition to these storage techniques, team members who make your gluten-free pizza wear gloves and even use a designated gluten-free pizza cutter to cut your pizza to perfection. For those simply looking to reduce gluten in their diets, we offer a Create Your Own pizza option, which is made on the same Udi’s® certified gluten-free crust. The cheese, pepperoni and marinara come from our gluten-free kit, but all additional toppings are stored at our standard make table.

Firecracker Chicken Breast is Back at Panda Express

A Chinese New Year tradition at Panda Express started a few years back with the introduction of Firecracker Chicken Breast.  For a limited time, Firecracker Chicken Breast is back.

Firecracker Chicken Breast is a classic dish inspired by the Sichuan province. It starts with marinated, all-white meat chicken breast, sweet red and yellow bell peppers, and crisp onions tossed in a sizzling hot wok with the perfect amount of spicy black bean sauce.

Firecracker Chicken Breast Panda Express

 

 

Review: Monterey Chicken Melt from Subway

I’ve admitted in the past that my taste for Subway has been gone for years now.  With some recent changes, notably new grilled chicken, I felt like I was due for my semi-annual visit to find out if they could win me back.  The latest from Subway is highlighted by their new grilled chicken strips and it’s called the Monterey Chicken Melt.

Subway Monterey Chicken Melt 1Subway describes their new Monterey Chicken Melt like this:

This melt is topped with Monterey Cheddar and tasty veggies like spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion and features our NEW grilled chicken strips with all white meat and no artificial preservatives or flavors.
Last year’s Flatizza wasn’t all that bad, but my last two sandwich purchases from Subway really missed their marks (see Falafel Sandwich and Prime Rib Melt).  My hope for the Monterey Chicken Melt was to be able to identify some noticeable quality improvements from the grilled chicken and have the overall Subway sandwich experience benefit from that.

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Panera Bread Introduces New Broth Bowls

New at Panera Bread… Broth Bowls.  Described as “filling bowls with global flavors and fresh greens steeped in our imami soy-miso broth.”

Panera Broth BowlsThere are 4 Broth Bowls to choose from.  My local Panera has them priced between $8.49-$8.99 and served with a side.

  • Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken: Chicken raised without antibiotics, soba buckwheat noodles, fresh spinach, napa cabbage blend, roasted mushroom and onion blend, sesame seeds and cilantro in our umami soy-miso broth.  390 calories 
  • Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame: Soba buckwheat noodles, fresh spinach, napa cabbage blend, roasted mushroom and onion blend, fire roasted edamame blend, sesame seeds and cilantro in our umami soy-miso broth. 370 calories 
  • Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken: Chicken raised without antibiotics, organic quinoa and organic brown rice, lentil blend, tomato sofrito, fresh kale and spinach with a lemon wheel in our umami soy-miso broth. 410 calories
  • Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg: Organic quinoa and organic brown rice, lentil blend, tomato sofrito, fresh kale and spinach in our umami soy-miso broth topped with a hard-boiled cage-free egg and lemon wheel. 380 calories

Broth Bowls Panera

New Guacamole Burgers and Guacamole Chicken Sandwiches from McDonald’s

McDonald’s began testing guacamole as a sandwich topping back in 2013 and it carried over into 2014 with the Guacamole Burger and Guacamole Chicken Sandwiches.  While BurgerBusiness reported test market areas of Southern California and Denver, @Tomboulides on Twitter gave me a heads up that South Florida McDonald’s locations are now offering the Guacamole Burger and Guacamole Chicken Sandwich… and pico de gallo.

McDonalds Guacamole Burgers

The test market locations continue to increase so maybe Guacamole Sandwiches are heading towards a future national promotion.  On the McDonald’s website I found a promotions page which featured the Guacamole Sandwiches and some extra details show “Pico de gallo made fresh daily.” and “Preservative-free guacamole made with Hass avocados.”.  The sandwiches also feature the artisan roll used on Bacon Clubhouse sandwiches.

10 Nuggets for $1.49 is Back at Burger King

Back by popular demand, the 10 Nuggets for $1.49 deal has returned to Burger King.  Available for a limited time at participating Burger King locations.

Made with white meat, our bite-sized Chicken Nuggets are tender and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Coated in a homestyle seasoned breading, they are perfect for dipping in any of our delicious dipping sauces.

BK Nuggets 10 for 1.49

The Nosh Show Episode 46: Best and Worst of 2014

In episode 46 of The Nosh Show, we discuss Ben & Jerry’s new Cookie Core Ice Cream, a couple of new products from Mountain Dew, and new Girl Scout Cookie flavors.  We also get into our favorite and least favorite products of 2014.

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