Oct 31, 2023

Review: Popeyes - Spicy Truff Chicken Sandwich

Side view of Popeyes Spicy Truff Chicken Sandwich.

Popeyes Spicy Truff Chicken Sandwich features a crispy-fried chicken breast filet, Truff spicy mayo, and barrel-cured pickles on a buttery brioche bun. It's the same for their regular Chicken Sandwich but with Truff spicy mayo instead of regular mayo.

Yoshinoya Launches New Tokyo Fried Chicken

Yoshinoya's Tokyo Fried Chicken with dipping sauce.
Japanese rice bowl chain Yoshinoya launches new Tokyo Fried Chicken as the chain's take on chicken karaage, which differs from other types of fried chicken in that the chicken is typically marinated in a soy sauce-based mixture and is coated in a light batter made with potato starch.

Blue Bunny Welcomes 2023 Holiday "Ice Cream" Flavors

Blue Bunny's 2023 holiday flavors.
Blue Bunny welcomes their line-up of 2023 holiday frozen dessert flavors and the three new, festive flavors include Candy Cane Crunch Mini Bars, Frosted Sugar Cookie Soft, and Peppermint Stick frozen dairy dessert.

Arby's Offers "2 Can Dine For $9.99" Deal

Arby's "2 Can Dine for $9.99" deal.
Arby's offers the new "2 Can Dine For $9.99" deal as a limited-time deal where you can get two sandwiches from a limited selection, two small order of fries, and two small fountain drinks for $9.99.

The available sandwich choices include:

2023 National Sandwich Day Deals and Specials

McAlister's Deli's King Club Sandwich
November 3, 2023 is National Sandwich Day, where we celebrate that classic combination of meat between slices of bread (sometimes with cheese and veggies).

As such, here's a list of 2023 National Sandwich Day deals and specials (as usual, I'll keep updating if/when any new deals come in):

Oct 30, 2023

Van Leeuwen 2023 Winter Ice Cream Flavors Include Returning Kraft Mac & Cheese Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen's Walmart-exclusive winter 2023 ice cream flavors.
Van Leeuwen brings back Kraft Mac & Cheese Ice Cream for a limited time as part of their Walmart-exclusive ice cream line for this winter.

Sweetgreen Adds New Protein Plates to Menu

Sweetgreen's Miso Glazed Salmon Plate
Best known for salads, Sweetgreen explores heartier entrees with the introduction of new protein plates. The plates feature grain bowls with a double portion of protein aimed at the dinner crowd (because people want salads for lunch and something with more heft for dinner).

Ben & Jerry's Churns New Pecan Pie Ice Cream

A pint of Ben & Jerry's Pecan Pie ice cream.
Ben & Jerry's debuts new Pecan Pie ice cream as a limited batch flavor that is currently rolling out to grocery retailers across the country.

DiGiorno Releases New Thanksgiving Pizza

DiGiorno Thanksgiving Pizza
DiGiorno aims to capture all the elements of a classic Thanksgiving meal and serve it up on a thick and chewy, Detroit-style crust with the release of the new DiGiorno Thanksgiving Pizza.

However, they'll only be selling a limited amount of the limited-edition pizzas online on starting November 1, 2023.

Potbelly Introduces New Apple Caramel Cookie for Fall 2023

Potbelly Apple Caramel Cookie.
Potbelly marks the 2023 fall season with the introduction of the new Apple Caramel Cookie.
Oct 29, 2023

A Look at Starbucks 2023 Halloween Frappuccinos Around the World

Starbucks Pistachio Spooky Creme Frappuccino
While Starbucks isn't serving up any special drinks for Halloween here in the US this year, they celebrating the occasion in a number of markets around the world so here's a list of 2023 Starbucks Halloween Frappuccinos from around the world:

Crumbl Bakes New Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cookies and More Through November 4, 2023

Crumbl Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cookie
Crumbl bakes new Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cookies and more for this week's rotation of cookies through November 4, 2023. With Halloween coming up, a Halloween-themed Vanilla Sugar Cookie is also available this week.

Here's the cookie selection at Crumbl for the week ending November 4, 2023:

Oct 28, 2023

Chili Cheese Burger and Chili Cheese Fries Return to Whataburger

Whataburger Chili Cheese Burger
The Chili Cheese Burger and Chili Cheese Fries return to Whataburger for a limited time this fall at participating restaurants.

Free Doritos Locos Taco Through Taco Bell App Through November 5, 2023

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco
Taco Bell offers Taco Bell Rewards members a free Doritos Locos Taco redeemable through the Taco Bell app or website through Sunday, November 5, 2023 (no purchase necessary).
Oct 27, 2023

Review: Tyson - Blackened Chicken Breast Strips

Tyson Blackened Chicken Breast Strips packaging.

Tyson's Blackened Chicken Breast Strips feature frozen, fully-cooked, boneless, chicken breast strips coated with blackening spices.

Nissin Rolling Out New Paper Cup for Cup Noodles in Early 2024

Cup Noodles with new paper cup packaging.
Nissin Foods USA will roll out a new, microwaveable paper cup design for Cup Noodles in early 2024. The new paper cup will replace Cup Noodles' current polystyrene cup (which is not microwaveable).

New Trolli Sour Electric Crawlers Coming to 7-Eleven in November 2023

Bags of Trolli Sour Electric Crawlers.
New Trolli Sour Electric Crawlers are set to arrive at 7-Eleven stores nationwide starting November 1, 2023.

Chili Con Queso is Back at Moe's Southwest Grill

A chip being dipped in Moe's Chili Con Queso.
Chili Con Queso returns to the Moe's Southwest Grill menu for a limited time and can be found at locations across the US now through January 16, 2024.

Zaxby's Launches New Chicken Parm Loaded Fries

Zaxby's Chicken Parm Loaded Fries
Zaxby's welcomes new Chicken Parm Loaded Fries to the menu for a limited time this fall at participating locations chain-wide.
Oct 26, 2023

Review: McDonald's - Sweet & Spicy Jam and Mambo Sauce

McDonald's Mambo Sauce and Sweet & Spicy Jam.

McDonald's Sweet & Spicy Jam and Mambo Sauce are two new, limited-time, dipping cup sauces from the chain.

Guy Fieri's Flavortown Frozen Meals Arrive at Walmart

Guy Fieri's Flavortown frozen meal line.
Celebrity chef and tv host Guy Fieri partners with Walmart to launch a line of frozen entrees exclusively at the big-box store chain.

The new Guy Fieri's Flavortown line of frozen entrées takes minutes to heat up in the microwave and include four varieties at launch:

Mac & Cheese Burger Returns to Smashburger Along with New Spicy Version

Smashburger Mac & Cheese Burger alongside its spicy counterpart.
The Mac & Cheese Burger makes a limited-time return to Smashburger to round out 2023 and is joined by a new spicy version called the "Scorchin' Hot Mac & Cheese Burger."

Cicis Bakes New Tots N' Bacon Pizza

Cicis Tots N' Bacon Pizza
Cicis bakes the new Tots N' Bacon Pizza for a limited time through November 26, 2023. The new pizza can be found now at Cicis buffets across the country and can also be ordered for takeout.

Cracker Barrel Brings Back Cinnamon Roll Pie and Country Fried Turkey for 2023 Holiday Season

Cracker Barrel's Cinnamon Roll Pie Breakfast and Cinnamon Roll Latte.
Cracker Barrel brings back the Cinnamon Roll Pie and Country Fried Turkey for the 2023 holiday season. They also have new Merry Berry Tea, the returning Cinnamon Roll Latte, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, and a number of other seasonal pies.
Oct 25, 2023

Review: Mtn Dew Voodew 2023

A bottle of Mtn Dew Voodew 2023

Mtn Dew Voodew 2023 is this year's version of Mountain Dew's Halloween-themed mystery flavor of soda. It's the fifth Mtn Dew Voodew flavor.

New Chocolate Lovers Twinkies Appear at Walmart

A box of Hostess Chocolate Lovers Twinkies.
New Hostess Chocolate Lovers Twinkies quietly arrive at Walmart stores and feature chocolate sponge cake with a chocolaty creme filling.

Panda Express Tests New Dim Sum Bites at One Location in Pasadena, CA

Panda Express Dim Sum Bites selection.
Panda Express looks to expand their snackable options with a test of new Dim Sum Bites for a limited time at the Panda Express Innovation Test Kitchen in Pasadena, CA.

New Family-Sized Colonel's Homestyle Brownie Coming to KFC on November 12, 2023

KFC Colonel's Homestyle Brownie.
KFC adds a new dessert option for groups with the launch of the new, family-sized Colonel's Homestyle Brownie at participating locations nationwide starting Sunday, November 12, 2023.

Eggo Selling EggoVac Robot Vacuum for 2023 Holidays

EggoVac next to a box of Eggo waffles.
If you're in the market for a robotic vacuum cleaner that looks a bit like an Eggo waffle, you might be happy to hear that Eggo has partnered with Bissell to offer the limited-edition EggoVac, a "one-of-a-kind waffle-inspired robotic vacuum that makes the holiday clean up easy."
Oct 24, 2023

Arby's Debuts New Fried Mac 'n Cheese Bites

Arby's Fried Mac 'n Cheese Bites.
Arby's adds a new side to the menu for a limited time with the debut of new Fried Mac 'n Cheese Bites.

Pizza Hut Launches New $7 Deal Lover's Menu

Pizza Hut $7 Deal Lover's Menu.
Pizza Hut launches the new $7 Deal Lover's Menu, where you can get a number of menu items for $7 each when you buy two or more, including three new items: Roasted Garlic Cheese Sticks, Bacon Cheddar Cheese Sticks, and Chocolate Donut Bites.

KFC Reveals Returns of Wraps Along with New Mac & Cheese Wrap

KFC Wraps including new Mac & Cheese Wrap.
KFC reveals the return of Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps starting Sunday, November 12, 2023. Back are the Classic Wrap and Spicy Slaw Wrap. They will be joined by the new KFC Mac & Cheese Wrap.

Marco's Pizza Introduces New Pizzoli

Marco's Pizzolis.
Taking inspiration from both pizza and stromboli, Marco's Pizza introduces the new Pizzoli, a hand-held baked roll of pizza dough filled with meat and melted cheese, finished with garlic sauce and Romesan seasoning (a parmesan-based seasoning with Italian herbs and spices).

2023 Halloween Deals and Specials

Chipotle Boorito next to paper bag.
Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year and there are a number of offers and promotions to help celebrate the spooky holiday. Here's a list of 2023 Halloween deals and specials:
Oct 23, 2023

Domino's Serves Up Pizza-Seasoned Crinkle-Cut Fries in Australia

Domino's Australia's crinkle-cut fries with Pizza Salt.
Domino's Australia serves up new, crinkle-cut fries dusted with pizza seasonings that they're calling, "Crispy Chips with Pizza Salt." 

Coffee Mate Welcomes New Iced Coffee

Bottles of Coffee Mate Iced Coffee.
Nestle introduces new Coffee Mate Iced Coffee as demand for year-round iced coffee grows, especially among younger consumers. The new drink features medium roast coffee with Coffee Mate non-dairy creamer.

Wetzel's Rolls Out New S'mores Bitz

An order of Wetzel's S'mores Bitz.
Wetzel's Pretzels goes with a familiar campfire dessert for the colder months with the arrival of new S'mores Bitz (soft pretzel bites).

Blue Bell Peppermint Bark, Christmas Cookies, and Peppermint Ice Creams are Back for 2023 Holiday Season

Blue Bell Peppermint Bark ice cream.
Blue Bell's 2023 holiday line-up of ice cream flavors includes the return of Peppermint Bark, Christmas Cookies, and Peppermint for a limited time, while supplies last. Also back for a limited time is French Vanilla ice cream.

KFC Testing New Original Recipe Chicken Tenders in Cincinnati Area

KFC Original Recipe chicken tenders with dipping sauce and biscuit.
KFC is testing new Original Recipe chicken tenders for a limited time at select locations in the Cincinnati, OH area.
Oct 22, 2023

Crumbl Bakes New Pumpkin Brownie Cookies and More Through October 28, 2023

Crumbl's Pumpkin Brownie Cookie.
Crumbl bakes new Pumpkin Brownie Cookies and more for this week's selection of cookies. The cookie bakery chain rotates their menu of about six cookies each week.

Here's Crumbl's cookie menu for the week ending October 28, 2023:

You Can Get Chick-fil-A's Take on Burgers and Wings in College Park, MD

Chick-fil-A Little Blue Menu Burger and Wings.
If you've ever wonder how a burger from Chick-fil-A might taste like, you might want to get over to College Park, MD, where the chain offers a virtual restaurant concept called, "Little Blue Menu" that currently offers burgers and wings in addition to classic Chick-fil-A menu items.
Oct 21, 2023

Halloween Squishmallows Happy Meal Toys Land at McDonald's UK

McDonald's UK Squishmallow Happy Meal toys.
While we get Halloween pails here in the US, over in the UK, McDonald's is celebrating Halloween with Happy Meals containing Halloween-themed, collectible Squishmallow plushies.

The Halloween Squishmallow selection includes:

  • Bella the Spider
  • Patricio the Bat
  • Brock the Batdog
  • Stump the Skeleton Cat
  • Wade the Werewolf
  • Autumn the Cat

Frito-Lay Adds Ruffles, Funyuns, and Smartfood Popcorn Flavors for Fall 2023

Bags of Spicy Queso Funyuns.
Frito-Lay adds new Spicy Queso Funyuns, new Ruffles Flamin' Hot Queso, and returning Smartfood Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Popcorn to the snack line-up for fall 2023.
Oct 20, 2023

Review: Real Good Foods - Chicken Enchiladas

Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas packaging.

Real Good Foods' Chicken Enchiladas features chicken breast chunks, tomatillo sauce, and Monterey Jack rolled into a chicken-and-cheese "shell" instead of a tortilla.

New Sour Punch Ghost Pepper Roulette are Here for Halloween

Packages of Sour Punch Ghost Pepper Roulette.
New Sour Punch Ghost Pepper Roulette arrive in time for Halloween 2023. Introduced on Friday the 13th, the new varieties of sour candy straws are all black in color but, in each package, some straws hide the spicy heat of ghost peppers.

Sonic Welcomes New Rechargers with Red Bull

Three flavors of Sonic Rechargers with Red Bull.
Sonic adds a new beverage line to the menu with the arrival of new Sonic Rechargers with Red Bull in three fruity flavors.

Dunkin' Releases New Salted Caramel Creamer

A bottle of Dunkin' Salted Caramel Creamer next to a glass of iced coffee.
Dunkin' partners with Danone to release new Salted Caramel Creamer to grocery retailers nationwide.

2023 Halloween Fast Food Menu Items Round-up

McAlister's Deli Witch's Brew in a pitcher and cups.
For those of you like to try (or know about) all the various Halloween-themed fast food menu items that have come out for the 2023 Halloween season, here's a list:
Oct 19, 2023

TGI Fridays Adds Four New Frozen Meals

TGI Fridays frozen meals.
TGI Fridays expands their selection of frozen food products with the addition of four new single-serve meals at Walmart stores nationwide.

The four new frozen entrees include:

Frito-Lay Launches New Cheetos Pretzels

Bags of Cheetos Pretzels Cheddar and Cheetos Pretzels Flamin' Hot.
Frito-Lay expands the Cheetos product line with the launch of new Cheetos Prezels, which are pretzels covered in Cheetle (Cheetos name for cheese powder) on one side.