Wendy’s North Pacific Cod Sandwich is Back with Pickles and New Sauce

Wendy’s North Pacific Cod Sandwich is back for another season and updated with some new ingredients.  I liked the previous version when I reviewed it back in 2009 and some new changes will probably have me going for another taste.  The updated North Pacific Cod Sandwich now features dill pickles and a creamy dill tartar sauce made with pickle relish.

Wendys Fish SandwichThe North Pacific Cod Sandwich will set you back 470 calories, 21 grams of fat, 1090 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein. Available for a limited time only at participating Wendy’s, the North Pacific Cod sandwich has a suggested price of $3.69.  Price and participation may vary.

Our premium sandwich is made using only 100% North Pacific Cod, hand-cut from a whole fillet so it’s tender and deliciously flakey. It’s then lightly coated in a crispy, panko breading and topped with a creamy, dill tartar sauce and crunchy dill pickles. Pair it with Natural Cut fries and a drink of your choice for a meal that’s definitely the catch of the day.

The Nosh Show Episode 48: Double Down Dog

In episode 48 of The Nosh Show, I sleep while Marvo, Eric, and Dubba talk S’mores Oreos and the KFC Double Down Dog.

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Review: Popcorn Nuggets from KFC

I’m still not completely sure if Popcorn Nuggets from KFC are new.  I know this style of chicken has been available off and on throughout the years and there have been some subtle changes.  The latest offering is called Popcorn Nuggets, not to be confused with Popcorn Chicken or KFC Bites.  I read a customer question earlier in the week via social media that went like this, “Are these sort of like the old popcorn chicken you guys had?”…”Yes ma’am. We like to think they’re even better.”  That clears it up.

KFC Popcorn Nuggets 1KFC describes their Popcorn Nuggets like this:

KFC Popcorn Nuggets are 100% white meat, extra crispy, and made from the world’s best chicken. Grab them on the go or add them as a side to your next meal. Either way, you won’t look at nuggets the same ever again.

What was clear to me right away was that Popcorn Nuggets definitely can’t be confused with the much larger KFC Bites.  The large size Popcorn Nuggets cost me $3.99 for about what felt like closing in on a half-pound or so of chicken. … continue reading “Review: Popcorn Nuggets from KFC”

Craving a Buttery Jack from Jack in the Box? Jack’s Cash Up for Grabs

I’ve got three Jack’s Cash cards to give away courtesy of Jack in the Box.  Each is worth $10.00 and I’ll draw three winners on Sunday night.  Leave a comment on this post with your $10.00 Jack in the Box order for a chance to win.  Good luck!

Jack Ca$h Card

Review: Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza from Papa John’s

Some might say pizza is a perfect food.  OK… I say pizza is a perfect food.  In recent years Papa John’s has made attempts to create a bunch of hybrids out of this “perfect food” with pizza topping combinations made up of a lot of classic flavors .  We’ve seen Fritos Chili Pie made into a pizza, there was the Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, and one of my favorites, the Spicy Pulled Pork.  The list goes on and on and of course it also includes the iconic cheeseburger.  The latest is the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza and let’s face it, it’s not hard to find fans of bacon cheeseburgers and pizza.

Bacon Cheeseburger PizzaPapa John’s describes their new Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza like this:

America’s favorites are better together.  Our New Bacon Cheeseburger pizza comes with 100% real beef and mozzarella cheese, fresh cut Roma tomatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, pickles and Papa’s signature burger sauce all on our fresh hand tossed crust.

The Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is promo priced at $12 for a large, a standard price for new specialty pizzas.  I can usually decide my overall thumbs up or thumbs down feel for a pizza within a couple of slices.  Since I just reached for slice number four, it’s safe to say this pizza gets my approval.
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A Closer Look at the Quesalupa from Taco Bell

Here’s another look at the new Quesalupa from Taco Bell that is currently available in test market Toledo, Ohio.   GrubGrade reader Josh sent me some pics of the Quesalupa which features a cheese-stuffed shell.

Quesalupa Taco BellThis cross between quesadilla and a chalupa is priced at $2.99 and might see a nationwide release if things go well in its test run.  Want to try it?  Taco Bell wants you to “Tweet using #Quesalupa and let Toledo know America is counting on them.”  The official Taco Bell description of the Quesalupa reads:

The Quesalupa has melted pepper jack cheese stuffed inside a flaky, crispy shell.  It’s layered with premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, real cheddar cheese, reduced-fat sour cream and diced ripe tomatoes.

Quesalupa Taco Bell testing

Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits are Back at Bojangles’

Starting on Sunday, February 8th and running through Sunday, February 15th, participating Bojangles’ locations will once again be offering Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits.  Priced at 99 cents for 2.

Like the original Bo-Berry Biscuits, this special edition menu item has Bo-berries baked into them and are topped with sweet icing. The Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits, like all of Bojangles’ delicious made-from-scratch biscuits, are served fresh, all day, every day beginning no later than 5:30 a.m.

BoBerry Biscuit

Love Potion #31 is the Flavor of the Month for February at Baskin-Robbins

The Flavor of the Month for February at Baskin-Robbins is Love Potion #31.  This festive selection features white chocolate and raspberry flavored ice creams, a raspberry ribbon, chocolate chips and raspberry-filled chocolate hearts.  Also available as a milkshake.

Love Potion 31


Shrimp Nibblers are Back at White Castle

Seafood options are popping up a lot these days.  The bite-sized and battered butterfly shrimp known as Shrimp Nibblers are back at White Castle for a limited time only.

White Castle Shrimp Nibblers

Red Velvet Cake Returns as the Dairy Queen Blizzard of the Month for February

Featured at Dairy Queen for the month of February is the Red Velvet Cake Blizzard.  This Blizzard features a mix of creamy soft serve, red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese frosting. Available at participating locations through February only

Red Velvet Cake Blizzard

Also featured at DQ to celebrate the Valentine’s Day season is the new Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake.

Starting at $9.99, it’s perfectly sized for two. It features our Red Velvet Cake Blizzard® Treat layered with vanilla soft serve and a center of red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese icing. Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable with the unexpected.

Cupid Cake DQ

KFC Promoting Popcorn Nuggets with New $5 Fill-Ups Combo

KFC has started a new campaign for their Popcorn Nuggets and there’s a new $5 Fill-Ups combo meal option too.  KFC Popcorn Nuggets feature 100% white meat, extra crispy chicken morsels.  The $5 Fill-Ups combo comes with Popcorn Nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, a chocolate chip cookie, biscuit and a medium drink.  Also available as a KFC Go Cup with Popcorn Nuggets and Potato Wedges in a to-go container.

KFC Popcorn Nuggets

Half Price Footlong Hot Dogs at Sonic on Groundhog Day

Monday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day and Sonic is celebrating with 1/2 price footlong hot dogs all day.  What’s your dog of choice?

  • Classic – topped with warm chili and melty cheddar cheese
  • All-American –  topped with ketchup, yellow mustard, relish and chopped onions
  • Chicago – topped with pickle, relish, tomato, sport peppers, celery salt and mustard
  • New York – topped with spicy brown mustard, grilled onions and crunchy sauerkraut

Sonic Footlong Feb 2