Dairy Queen Introduces the New Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard

It’s pumpkin season and the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is back at Dairy Queen as the featured Blizzard of the Month for September.  If you’re looking for something new, there’s the Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard now available for a limited time only.  The new Blizzard consists of pieces of moist chocolate cake topped with fudge frosting blended with DQ’s vanilla soft serve and chocolate chunks.  Also new at DQ is DQ Bakes! Molten Lava Cake á la Mode which features a hot-from-the-oven chocolate cake with a melted chocolate fudge molten center and paired with DQ vanilla soft serve and topped with hot fudge.

Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnuts Return to Krispy Kreme for One Day Only

Last October, Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnuts got the pumpkin spice treatment with the one day only release of Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnuts.  This year, Pumpkin Spice OG Doughnuts are back about seven weeks earlier.  For one day only, Friday, September 8th, grab your Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut at participating Krispy Kreme locations.  While supplies last.

Review: Giant Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s

McDonald’s has some iconic menu items like the Big Mac and McNuggets.  Burger King, of course, has the Whopper.  What would you say is the most iconic menu item on the Wendy’s menu.  For me it has always been the Frosty and the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger.  The latest addition to the Wendy’s family takes the kinda famous Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger and doubles up on all the good stuff.  Introducing the Giant Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, or the Giant JBC for you hip millennials.Since I couldn’t find an official description on the Wendy’s website, I’ll take the description from the standard Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger and alter it a bit:

Two 100% fresh, pure ground beef  patties loaded with two slices of melty American cheese and four strips of fresh-cooked, thick-cut Applewood Smoked Bacon. Guaranteed to satisfy.

No extra bread or lettuce or tomato… no giant-sized beef patties or bacon.  The “Giant” name is definitely a stretch, but whatever, it’s more of everything that’s important in the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger so it has my attention.

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New Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze from Taco Bell

The latest newcomer to the drink menu at Taco Bell flew under the radar for me until they posted a picture on their Instagram.  Introducing the new Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze from Taco Bell.  My local Taco Bell in Maryland has the regular size drink (210 calories) available for $2.49 and the large (260 calories) is $2.79.  During Happier Hour (2-5pm), the regular size Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze is $1.00.Deep breath before the Taco Bell description…

You know the old saying, “hearing is believing”, right? We’ve all heard it. And believe it or not, the new Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze is an experience you’re going to enjoy hearing over and over again.

It’s fun. It’s energetic. It’s got spunk. And it’s a new kind of Freeze experience that pops. Literally and figuratively. When people say, “Yo, what’s poppin?” You can respond with, “the Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze, duh!” Did we mention that it pops? Now there are some sceptics out there that may not have heard it yet, and so they simply don’t believe it. They consider it a mere fairytale. Kind of like that fabled centaur creature in Greek mythology. Remember that guy? He’s the one that’s half man half horse. Rumor has it he’s just a myth. Good news however, because the Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze is NOT a myth. It truly exists. If it helps you though, you can think of it as a pink poppin’ mythical creature wandering about storybook land in-search of magical frozen strawberries. Sounds weird, yes, but with just one sip, you and those non-believers will experience the real truth. Let’s just say it’s that “hear it to believe it” kind of thing. One that comes from the Poppin’ Candy which is mixed directly into the Freeze. It truly is a whole new experience, and one that will have you believing the unbelievable. Again, just in case if there’s still some doubt, the Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze IS real and is something you’ve simply got to hear to believe. Now as for our friend the centaur… yeah, we’re not too sure about him either. However, we ARE sure that IF he were real (not that we are saying he’s not), that he too would enjoy the Strawberry Poppin’ Candy Freeze just as much as you.


Large Drinks at Sonic are 99 cents All Day September 6th

Get a large drink at Sonic for the promo price of 99 cents all day on Wednesday, September 6th.  Tax not included. Add-Ons cost extra. Offer includes Large Soft Drinks, Famous Slushes, Iced Teas and Regular Hot Coffee. Not good in conjunction with any other offer or combo. Offer valid only on September 6, 2017, while supplies last at participating SONIC® Drive-In locations.

Half Priced Pizza Promotion at Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is currently offering 50% off menu-priced pizzas through 9/11/17 when you order online.  Also if you participate with Hut Rewards, get double rewards now until October 1st.

Chipotle Adding Queso to the Menu Nationwide on September 12th

After successful test runs in select markets, Chipotle will now be releasing their all-natural queso nationally on Tuesday, September 12th.  Chipotle’s queso is made with aged cheddar cheese, tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapeños and a variety of other simple ingredients. It’s also gluten free, preservative free, without added colors or flavors.  The suggested price will start at $1.25 to add to an entree up to $5.25 for a large side order.

New Breakfast Shakes from Steak ‘n Shake

If you’re into breakfast cereal and dessert, you’ll be happy to know that Steak ‘n Shake has introduced five all-new Breakfast Milkshakes.  All the shakes are priced at $3.79 each and include a whipped cream topping and a cherry.  Here’s the line-up:

  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Milkshake
  • Kellogg’s Coca Krispies Milkshake
  • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Milkshake
  • Cinnamon Crunch Milkshake
  • Caramel Frappe Milkshake

Breakfast Milkshakes will be available throughout the day including ½ Price Happy Hour, weekdays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Nosh Show Episode 111: Yuck Someone Else’s Yum

Cough Drop Kit Kat, mystery-flavored Oreo cookies, Jack in the Box Snack Pockets, and much more.Subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher. Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Thanks for listening!

New Queso Blanco and the Queso Crunch Taco from Del Taco

The latest addition to the Del Taco menu makes plenty of their existing products new again.  Introducing new Queso Blanco.  Queso Blanco is made with real cheese, real milk, jalapeños and heavy cream.  You can add it to any item for 50 cents.  Here’s the line-up of menu items featuring new Queso Blanco:

  • Queso Crunch Taco: Our Del Taco — a crunchy taco shell layered with seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, hand-grated cheddar cheese and fresh diced tomatoes — wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with a layer of creamy Queso Blanco in between.
  • Queso Loaded Nachos: Fresh house-made tortilla chips, loaded with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, creamy Queso Blanco, fresh diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, cool sour cream and your choice of seasoned beef, fresh grilled chicken, or fresh grilled carne asada.
  • Queso Bean Burrito: Slow-cooked beans made from scratch, creamy Queso Blanco and freshly hand-grated cheddar cheese all rolled up in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Queso Fries: Del Taco’s famous Crinkle-Cut fries smothered in creamy Queso Blanco and topped with fresh hand-grated cheddar cheese.
  • Chips & Queso Dip: Fresh house-made tortilla chips served with a side of creamy Queso Blanco.

New Belgian Waffle Ice Cream from Baskin-Robbins

The newest featured flavor of ice cream at Baskin-Robbins is Belgian Waffle and it’s now available as the Flavor of the Month for September.  New Belgian Waffle Ice Cream features Belgian waffle pieces and praline pecans swirled with a caramel ribbon in maple praline flavored ice cream.

Review: Naked Egg Taco from Taco Bell

Taco Bell has really pushed this naked thing on us in 2017.  There was the Naked Chicken Chalupa (review) back in January… the Naked Chicken Chips (review) in May… and now they’re getting naked for breakfast with the new Naked Egg Taco.  Who here likes the creative writing essay food descriptions that Taco Bell uses these days?  Leave a comment on this post to share your thoughts.  For whatever reason I’m bothered by them.  Here’s the Taco Bell description of the new Naked Egg Taco:

What is the shell? Seriously…what the shell is the shell? No, you’re not dreaming. It’s the new Naked Egg Taco, so you can only imagine what the shell the shell is?

Confused by all the shell talk yet? Nah, you know what we’re talking about. The shell of a Naked Egg Taco is a fried egg, of course! And it’s our first taco made entirely of classic breakfast ingredients, both inside and out. It’s what you’ve always dreamed the perfect breakfast could be. Kind of like the breakfast you remember mom making you every morning. You know, with the smiley face bacon and all. Ok, we can’t guarantee there will be a smiley face made out of bacon inside your taco, but one bite is sure to put a smile on your face. It’s got your choice of bacon or sausage, seasoned potatoes, and warm melty cheddar cheese and nacho cheese sauce all folded up in a fried egg. You guessed it, in the shape of taco because, well, we ARE Taco Bell after all.

Like we said, this taco is what you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s call it…the breakfast of your dreams! And this breakfast of your dreams is literally in your dreams. You’ll be dreaming about this Naked Egg Taco every night. You may even catch yourself day dreaming about it while you’re at work. We don’t blame you. We find ourselves dreaming about this dreamy breakfast taco too, which is why we created it. Now everyone can get a taste of this delicious breafasty dream. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming. We don’t want you to give up dreaming altogether, because where’s the fun in that? Just know that the Naked Egg Taco is real life now. So go ahead… Roll into your local Taco Bell and see for yourself. Your dream HAS come true with the Naked Egg Taco.

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