Starting today, Krispy Kreme’s Original Filled line-up of doughnuts will expand and make room for the new Reese’s Lovers Original Filled Doughnuts.What side are you on… Chocolate Lovers or Peanut Butter Lovers?
Reese’s Original Filled Chocolate LoversDoughnut – A chocolate Original Glazed® doughnut filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Kreme™, dipped in chocolate fudge icing and decorated with a Reese’s peanut butter icing drizzle. 330 calories
Reese’s Original Filled Peanut Butter Lovers Doughnut – A chocolate Original Glazed® doughnut filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Kreme™, dipped in Reese’s peanut butter icing and decorated with a chocolate icing drizzle. 340 calories
Krispy Kreme will be offering a limited-run custom two-pack box to try both or double up on your favorite.
Starting on Thursday, August 8, the new Impossible Whopper will be hitting Burger King locations nationwide. The Impossible Whopper features a flame-grilled patty made from plants topped with tomatoes, onions, mayo, ketchup and pickles on a sesame seed bun. It’s 100% Whopper, 0% beef. Suggested price $5.59.From August 8 to September 1, DoorDash and the BK App will be promoting the Impossible Taste Test where you get both the new Impossible Whopper and the original Whopper for $7…. also no delivery fee… use promo code IMPOSSIBLE.
I came across my local McDonald’s in Maryland offering new Blueberry McGriddles. Just like the original McGriddles, you have your choice of Sausage Egg and Cheese Blueberry McGriddles (500 calories), Bacon Egg and Cheese Blueberry McGriddles (370 calories) and Sausage Blueberry McGriddles (but the menu board didn’t have it pictured). Priced at $3.99 each they are 10 cents more than the original McGriddles. I’ll try them soon and come back with a review.
The Flavor of the Month for August at Baskin-Robbins is new OREO Mudslide. This flavor features mudslide-flavored ice cream, OREO pieces and fudge ribbon swirls. On August 31, Celebrate 31 with $1.70 ice cream scoops or two pre-packed quarts for $7.99.
For a limited time, participating Arby’s locations are promoting new King’s Hawaiian Sliders. The trio of sliders are priced at $1.49 and feature Ham, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken or Roast Beef.
King’s Hawaiian Ham Slider – Everyone knows a King’s Hawaiian® dinner roll. The one that’s sweet and fluffy. Everyone knows pit-smoked ham. The one that’s smoky and savory. Everyone knows Swiss cheese. The one that’s Swiss. And everyone knows Arby’s. The one who brought this all together for you for a limited time. 200 calories
King’s Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Slider – The King’s Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Slider comes with a crispy chicken tender, island-style sweet pineapple BBQ sauce, and a world famous sweet, fluffy King’s Hawaiian® dinner roll. 250 calories
King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef Slider – This is the first time in modern history that Arby’s famous thin-sliced roast beef has rested upon the fluffy throne that is a King’s Hawaiian® dinner roll. As far as snack-sized sandwiches go, this slider here is the stuff of legend. 210 calories
Arby’s has brought back Bourbon BBQ Sandwiches for a limited time. The lineup has changed over the last couple of years, but the most interesting of the bunch is the new Bourbon BBQ Barrel Stack. This sandwich features a buttermilk chicken fillet, brown sugar bacon, pit smoked ham, smoked brisket, Kentucky bourbon BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and crispy onion strings on a star cut bun. Priced at $6.99 at my local Arby’s, but prices may vary by location. The Bourbon BBQ Barrel Stack will set you back 880 calories, 43 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 2710 milligrams of sodium, 66 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar and 59 grams of protein. The Bourbon BBQ Barrel Stack is featured alongside the Bourbon BBQ Turkey Sandwich and the Bourbon BBQ Brisket Sandwich which we reviewed when it was introduced in August of 2017.
The Blizzard of the Month for August at Dairy Queen is the new Peanut Butter Pie Blizzard. This Blizzard features Snickers pieces, peanut butter and graham blended with vanilla soft serve. Also being featured is the Snickers Blizzard which is back for a limited time only.
Your guess is as good as mine as to why it’s taken so long for Popeyes to launch chicken sandwiches to compete with Chick-fil-A. They aren’t available nationally just yet, but I came across the new Classic Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Popeyes today. I had to grab them to give you an early look at what Chick-fil-A and KFC should be worried about.The Popeyes Classic Chicken Sandwich features a buttermilk-battered white meat chicken breast, mayo and pickle slices on a toasted brioche bun. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich subs out the mayo for a spicy sauce. Both sandwiches were priced at $3.99 at my local Popeyes. Let’s review:
For a limited time, participating Carl’s Jr. locations are promoting the new Guacamole Double Cheeseburger. The Guacamole Double Cheeseburger features two charbroiled all-beef patties, guacamole, two slices of Pepperjack cheese, tomato and shredded lettuce on a plan bun. Priced starting at $2.99.Nutrition info: 460 calories, 26 grams of fat, 830 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, 21 grams of protein.
For a limited time, Checkers and Rally’s are promoting Texas Toast Garlic Bread Doubles. Available in either Classic or BBQ. The Classic Texas Toast Garlic Bread Double (810 calories) features two hand-seasoned 100% beef patties topped with American cheese, mustard, a slice of red onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup and mayo on Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast Garlic Bread. The BBQ Texas Toast Garlic Bread Double (880 calories) consists of two hand-seasoned 100% beef patties with melted cheddar and American cheeses, sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, crispy onions and spicy ranch on Texas Toast Garlic Bread. Available at participating locations while supplies last.
Another day, another topped fries dish at Taco Bell. This time it’s the new Loaded Taco Fries topped with spicy ranch sauce (my favorite sauce from the Rolled Chicken Tacos debut). Currently testing in the Toledo, Ohio area. Priced at $2.99 and also available in a Loaded Taco Fries Burrito. Let us know in the comments if you’ve come across these at your local Taco Bell.
Thanks tombstonebaby on Instagram for sending me this menu board pic of new Vampire Steaked Fries at a Taco Bell in Chicago. Vampire Steaked Fries looks to be along the same lines as Steak Reaper Ranch Fries with the featured flavor here being Garlic Jalapeño Sauce. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries have proved to be pretty versatile with plenty of topping options. We’ll keep you posted if/when these get a wide release.