Jan 31, 2023

Krispy Kreme Launches 2023 Valentine's Day Donuts

Krispy Kreme launches their batch of Valentine's Day Donuts for 2023 and this year, they're going with a heart-shaped, box-of-chocolates theme.

Krispy Kreme's 2023 Valentine's Day Donuts can be found now at participating shops across the country for a limited time through February 14, 2023. The selection includes:

Nutella Debuts New B-Ready and Biscuits in the US

Nutella brings two of their international products to the US with the debut of new Nutella B-Ready and new Nutella Biscuits.

2023 Lindt Lindor Valentine's Day Truffles Arrive

Lindt's selection of 2023 Valentine's Day-themed Lindor Truffles arrive in stores nationwide for a limited time.

Citrus Lime Shrimp Returns to Qdoba

Qdoba brings back Citrus Lime Shrimp as a seafood protein option for a limited time.

Domino's Quietly Discontinued Baked Apple Oven Dip

Domino's quietly discontinued their Baked Apple Oven Dip in summer of 2022, which leaves Cheesy Marinara Dip and Five Cheese Dip as the only Oven-Baked Dips on the menu.
Jan 30, 2023

Review: El Pollo Loco - Loco Burrito Grillers

El Pollo Loco Burrito Grillers feature chopped, citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken or shredded beef as well as shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, and diced onions, wrapped up in a soft, Sonoran-style tortilla and then grilled.

Red Lobster 2023 Lobsterfest Menu Includes New Lobster & Shrimp Tacos and More

Red Lobster's Lobsterfest makes its return for 2023 and brings with it a bevy of lobster-centric dishes, including a few new items such as new Lobster & Shrimp Tacos and new Lobster & Shrimp-Topped Sirloin.

Here are the new and returning items on the limited-time Lobsterfest menu at Red Lobster for 2023:

Talenti Introduces New Mini Gelato and Sorbetto Bars

Talenti expands beyond scoopable jars of gelato and sorbetto with the introduction new Mini Gelato and Sorbetto Bars, which marks their first ice-cream-type bar offering.

Talenti Mini Bars come in four flavors at launch:

Jersey Mike's Offers Rewards Members a Free Sub After They Buy Any Two Subs Through February 28, 2023

As an exclusive deal for loyalty rewards members, Jersey Mike's offers 72 points (enough to redeem for a free regular sub) to any new and existing loyalty rewards members who make buy any two subs sometime between now and February 28, 2023.

Papa Johns Welcomes New Crispy Parm Pizza Featuring Cheese Both on Top and Beneath the Crust

Papa Johns welcomes the new Crispy Parm Pizza, which features cheese both on top and under the crust, to the menu. The new pizza is available now for Papa Rewards members with a wider launch for all customers to follow on Thursday, February 2, 2023 (which also happens to be National Pizza Day).
Jan 29, 2023

Crumbl Bakes Churro Cookies and More Through February 4, 2023

Crumbl bakes Churro Cookies and more for their limited-time cookie rotation for the week ending February 4, 2023.

Here's what you can expect to find at Crumbl Cookies this week:

New Blue Bunny Soft Serve Ice Cream Tubs Arrive in Stores

New Blue Bunny Soft scoopable soft serve frozen dairy dessert arrives in stores ahead of a national launch sometime this year.
Jan 28, 2023

New Mtn Dew Baja Blast Hot Sauce Bottles Up for Grabs in Sweepstakes Through February 8, 2023

Mountain Dew has come up with new Mtn Dew Baja Blast Hot Sauce but rather than selling them in stores, they're only making 750 bottles of it available as the prize to a sweepstakes that runs through Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

New Shrimp Roll Appears on Popeyes Website

A new menu item has appeared on the Popeyes website: the Shrimp Roll. It looks to be a new seafood-themed sandwich ahead of this year's Lenten season but is not yet widely available.
Jan 27, 2023

Review: Hormel Chili Cheese Brew

Hormel Chili Cheese Brew is an American lager beer made with a corn-chip-flavored base of Minnesota Pilsner barley malt and flaked corn seasoned with savory chili spices and hints of cheddar cheese powder.

Burger King Serves Up New Hershey's Chocolate Burger in Thailand

Burger King serves up the new Hershey's Chocolate Burger over in Thailand as part of a larger Hershey's chocolate-themed "Chocolate King" menu.

Taco John's Adds New Nacho Crunch Burritos to Value Menu Starting January 30, 2023

Taco John's adds the new Nacho Crunch Beef Burrito and new Nacho Crunch Chicken Burrito to their ValuEST value menu starting Monday, January 30, 2023.

Sara Lee Releases New White Bread Made with Veggies

Sara Lee releases new White Bread Made with Veggies as a way to help families with picky eaters to add more vegetables to their diets.

General Mills Debuts New Larabar Truffle Bars and Nature Valley Crunchy Dipped Granola Squares

Ahead of Valentine's Day, General Mills debuts new Larabar Truffle Bars and new Nature Valley Crunchy Dipped Granola Squares as indulgent varieties of their respective lines.
Jan 26, 2023

Review: Popcornopolis - Takis Fuego-Flavored Popcorn

Popcornopolis Takis Fuego-Flavored Popcorn features popcorn with the Hot Chili Pepper & Lime of Takis Fuego.

Earl of Sandwich Introduces Spicy BBQ Brisket Sandwich

The Earl of Sandwich introduces the new Spicy BBQ Brisket Sandwich for a limited time at participating locations chain-wide.

Mod Pizza Tests Oven-Baked Wings in Dallas and Salt Lake City

Mod Pizza looks into adding new oven-baked wings to the menu with a test at 28 locations in Dallas and Salt Lake City.

Duncan Hines Adds Four New Baking Mixes to Dolly Parton Line

Duncan Hines expands their line of Dolly Parton's baking mixes and frostings with four new baking mixes starting this month. The new products include a cornbread mix, biscuit mix, and two brownie mixes that are inspired by a few of the country singer's favorite family recipes.

White Castle Taking Reservations for Valentine's Day 2023

Last held in 2020, White Castle brings back their Love Castle Valentine's Day dinner event on February 14, 2023, from 4 to 9 PM at participating locations. Reservations for the event are limited and required.

The chain will also be offering several special menu items on February 14, 2023 only.

Jan 25, 2023

Little Debbie Welcomes 2023 Valentine's Day Product Line-up

Little Debbie welcomes their 2023 Valentine's Day product line-up, which includes a fairly varied selection of Valentine's Day-themed treat, including:

Post Launches Disney-Themed Cereals

Post partners with Disney to launch two new Disney-themed cereals to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Disney.

There are two widely-available new Disney-themed cereals and one collector's cereal item in limited quantities. Here's what you can expect:

Ferrero Rolls Out 2023 Valentine's Day Products

Ferrero readies for Valentine's Day 2023 by rolling out their seasonal line-up for the romantic holiday.

Ferrero's 2023 Valentine's Day product line-up can be found now at retailers across the country for a limited time and includes:

Ben & Jerry's Releases New Bossin' Cream Pie and New Raspberry Cheesecake Topped Ice Cream Flavors

Ben & Jerry's releases two new ice cream flavors to their Topped line this winter: Bossin' Cream Pie and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Trader Joe's Reveals Product Hall of Fame

At the beginning of each year, Trader Joe's asks their customers to vote on their favorite products for the chain's annual Customer Choice Awards.

This year, in addition to holding the Customer Choice Awards, they've introduced the Trader Joe's Product Hall of Fame, which are basically products that have won multiple Customer Choice Awards (winning at least five times in their respective categories) and are no longer eligible to compete.

The inaugural Product Hall of Fame inductees include:

Jan 24, 2023

BrandEating 10 Most-Read Reviews of 2022

If you're curious about which BrandEating reviews caught the most eyeballs in 2022, here's a list of the 10 most-read reviews on the site from last year:

Wendy's Welcomes Back Vanilla Frosty for Limited Time

Wendy's welcomes back their Vanilla Frosty to the menu as a replacement for the recently-departed Peppermint Frosty.

Pepsi Introduces New Starry Lemon-Lime Soda

PepsiCo introduces new Starry lemon-lime soda as a competitor to 7up and Sprite.

Rubio's Offers 99-Cent Fish Tacos on January 25, 2023

Rubio's celebrates 40 years by slinging 99-cent Original Fish Tacos with any purchase on January 25, 2023 at California, Arizona, and Nevada locations.

Oreo Unveils "The Most Oreo Oreo" Cookies

Calling it "a cookie quite literally stuffed with itself," Oreo unveils "The Most Oreo Oreo" cookie as a limited-time variety of the popular sandwich cookies.

Hormel Brews Chili Cheese Beer Ahead of 2023 Super Bowl

Hormel partners with Modist Brewing Co. to come up with new Hormel Chili Cheese Brew, which is a "sippable beer inspired by the dippable chili cheese dip."
Jan 23, 2023

Review: Panera - Chicken Tikka Masala Soup

Panera's Chicken Tikka Masala Soup features chicken, black lentils, butternut squash, and kale in a curried tomato broth, finished with tamarind, coconut milk, and classic Indian spices. It comes topped with brown rice and quinoa.

Arby's Debuts New Steakhouse Garlic Ribeye Sandwich

Arby's debuts the new Steakhouse Garlic Ribeye Sandwich as their latest premium-end, limited-time sandwich for this winter.

Pop-Tarts Valentine’s Day Bites Return

Frosted Sweet Swirl Cupcake Pop-Tarts Bites make a limited-time return to store shelves for the 2023 Valentine's Day season.

New Fruity Pebbles Cereal Pop Popcorn Arrives

New Cereal Pop made with Fruity Pebbles cereal arrives in an exclusive launch at Sam's Club stores starting this week nationwide.

Jason's Deli Launches New Handcrafted Bowls

Jason's Deli launches new Handcrafted Bowls this winter. The new line features fresh ingredients and a good amount of protein.

Jason's Deli's Handcrafted Bowls come in three varieties. They include:

Jan 22, 2023

Crumbl Bakes Caramel Cake Cookies and More Through January 28, 2023

Crumbl Cookies bakes Caramel Cake Cookies and more as part of their limited-time selection of cookies for the week ending January 28, 2023.

Here's what you can expect to find at Crumbl Cookies this week:

Panda Express Rolls Out "Good Fortune Scratcher Game" for 2023 Lunar New Year

To celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year, Panda Express rolls out the Good Fortune Scratcher Game as an instant-win sweepstakes with a number of prizes up for grabs daily through February 21, 2023.
Jan 21, 2023

Hostess Reveals 2023 Valentine's Day Products

Hostess reveals their 2023 Valentine's Day product line-up and it includes Valentine Ding Dongs, Strawberry Cheesecake Bundts in Valentine's Day-themed packaging, and Frosted Strawberry Donettes.

General Mills Rolls Out New Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bugles

General Mills launches new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bugles as a sweet and salty variety of the corn snacks that combines two of General Mills brands.
Jan 20, 2023

Review: Aldi - Deutsche Kuche Dark Chocolate Wafer Rolls

Aldi's Deutche Kuche Dark Chocolate Wafer Rolls feature thin-layered wafer rolls coated on one half with dark chocolate.

Mars Launches New White Chocolate Strawberry Shake M&M's and Dark Chocolate Ganache Dove Promises

Mars launches new White Chocolate Strawberry Shake M&M's and Dark Chocolate Ganache Dove Promises as limited-time items for the 2023 Valentine's Day season.

Wetzel's Introduces New Choco Churro Bitz and Frozen Horchata

Wetzel's Pretzels offers their own take on churros and horchata with the introduction of new Choco Churro Bitz and new Frozen Horchata.

New SweeTarts Gummy Fruity Splitz and Trolli Sour Duo Crawlers Land on Store Shelves

Ferrara releases new SweeTarts Gummy Fruity Splitz and new Trolli Sour Duo Crawlers at retailers nationwide starting this month.

McAlister's Bakes New S'mores Cookie

McAlister's Deli bakes the new S'mores Cookie as a limited-time dessert item.
Jan 19, 2023

Top Five New Fast Food Items I Tried in 2022

2022 was an interesting year. The country pretty much opened back up but supply chain issues and other factors lead to a notable sputtering of the typical flow of new fast food items. Still, here are the top five new fast food items I tried in 2022 (in alphabetical order):