New Black Bean Vegan Patty and Malibu Garden Vegan Patty from Subway

I went out on my semiannual Subway visit today to look for the new Turkey Italiano.  The Turkey Italiano wasn’t available in its entirety, but I did spot something new to me and vegans should be pleased.  Introducing the Black Bean Vegan Patty and the Malibu Garden Vegan Patty from Subway.

Vegan SubwayThe Black Bean Vegan Patty is described as a “Gourmet black bean vegan patty made with a blend of black beans, brown rice, corn, bell peppers and a touch of cilantro and garlic finished with vegan sweet potato curry sauce.”  The Malibu Garden is described as a “Vegetarian vegan patty made with a blend of whole grains (brown rice and rolled oats) and vegetables (corn, carrots, onions, green peppers) topped with vegan fire roasted tomato sauce.  Priced at $5.00 for the 6-inch and $8.25 for the Footlong.

The Baskin-Robbins Flavor of the Month for March is Snacknado

The Baskin-Robbins ice cream Flavor of the Month for March is Snacknado.  This flavor is a combination of a lot of snack foods mixed into salty caramel flavored ice cream.  Snacknado is loaded with chocolate covered potato chips and pretzels, candy pieces, chocolate fudge and salted pretzel flavored ribbons.


New Turkey Italiano Sandwich from Subway

Beginning today, Subway is promoting its new sandwich, the Turkey Italiano.  The Turkey Italiano features turkey breast, Genoa salami, pepperoni, Provolone, your choice of veggies, and new Subway Vinaigrette which is blended with oregano and a hint of garlic and black pepper.  Suggested price starts at $4.25 for a 6-inch and $6.75 for a Footlong.

Subway Turkey Italiano Melt

New Red Stick Chicken Coming Soon to Popeyes

Right now Popeyes is promoting its Cajun Surf & Turf that was first introduced a few years ago.  I’m more interested in the picture below which was sent over by GrubGrade reader Jody.  New Red Stick Chicken is coming soon.  The only info I have is that “red stick” is baton rouge in French… and Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana… plus there are peppers in the picture so let’s assume a new peppery marinade.

Red Stick Chicken Popeyes

Krystal Introduces Cheese Lovers Krystals

There’s a new promo at Krystal and it’s for cheese lovers… and they’re called Cheese Lovers Krystals.  Pictured from left to right are the Cheese Krystal, Bacon & Cheese Krystal, Triple Cheese Krystal, and Mushroom & Swiss.

Cheeselovers Krystal

New Grasshopper Mousse Pie is the Dairy Queen Blizzard of the Month for March

The featured Dairy Queen Blizzard of the Month for March is new Grasshopper Mousse Pie.  This vanilla soft serve is combined with mint, choco chunks, whipped topping and graham cracker pie crust crumbles and topped with more whipped topping.

Grasshopper Mousse Pie BlizzardAlso featured in March is the Crispy Chicken Wrap $5 Buck Lunch.  Available from 11am-4pm, this combo comes with two crispy wraps and is served with fries, drink and a signature DQ sundae. Upgrade your sundae for a small Blizzard for $1 more.  

Coming Monday, March 2nd to Dunkin’ Donuts: New Spicy Omelet Breakfast Sandwich and New Rocky Road Iced Coffee

Starting Monday, March 2nd at Dunkin’ Donuts, the new Spicy Omelet Breakfast Sandwich will be headlining for a limited time.  The sandwich features egg, bacon, jalapeño peppers, red bell peppers plus habanero and pepper jack cheese on your choice of oven-toasted Flatbread, Wake-Up Wrap or Big ‘N Toasted Sandwich.  The suggested retail price is $3.79.  Available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.

Spicy Omelet Sandwich DunkinAlso Monday marks the return of Baskin-Robbins-inspired iced coffee flavors which include Cookie Dough Iced Coffee and Butter Pecan Iced Coffee.  A newcomer joins the line-up this time… Rocky Road Iced Coffee.  Also available as Hot Coffee, Hot and Iced Lattes, and Frozen Coffee Coolata styles.

Rocky Road Iced Coffee

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