FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic Boneless Chicken Wings

Sonic Boneless Chicken Wings

Sauce on the steering wheel. Sauce on the keys. Sauce on the turn signal. Sauce on the radio’s volume knob. Sauce on the parking brake lever.

Sorry. I’m just imaging how messy a car would get while eating Sonic’s new Boneless Chicken Wings.

They’re made with 100 percent all-white meat chicken and are tossed in one of three sauces: Buffalo, Asian Sweet Chili, or Barbecue.

Sonic’s Boneless Chicken Wings are available in six, 12, or 24 pieces. Those who order 12 or 24 pieces will be able to have two flavors.

A six-piece serving of the Buffalo Boneless Chicken Wings has 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 2330 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, and 28 grams of protein. A six-piece serving of the BBQ Boneless Wings has 510 calories, 21 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1500 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, and 28 grams of protein. Finally, a six pieces of the Asian Boneless Wings has 550 calories, 21 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 2060 milligrams of sodium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, and 30 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried any of them, let us know what you think in the comments.

(Image via Sonic)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/1/2014

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Nestle Coffee-mate Hazelnut Natural Bliss

Why isn’t there a Nutella coffee creamer? That would fly off the shelves like Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. Also, why isn’t there cookie butter coffee creamer? (Spotted by Lindsay at Meijer.)

Kraft Hot Habanero String Cheese

I can slowly burn my mouth…string by string. (Spotted by Lindsay at Meijer.)

Quaker Real Medleys SuperGrains

Ooooh! Super Grains! The only thing super about quinoa is how super hard it is to figure out how to say “quinoa.” (Spotted by Lindsay at Meijer.)

Utz Limited Edition Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips

Ewww! Two old Pennsylvanians hooking up! (Spotted by Michelle at Mars Super Markets.)

Russell Stover Apple Pie Candy Pumpkin

All these Russell Stover Candy Pumpkins look alike. (Spotted by Shannon at Walgreens.)

P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Mini Egg Rolls and Steamed Brown Rice

Mmm…frozen microwaveable brown rice. (Spotted by Jeff at Safeway.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos to find out.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show #39 Pumpkin Spice

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In this episode, we review Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies and have a discussion about fall flavors. We also talk about White Castle Pizza Sliders, Popeyes Beer Can Chicken, the return of Surge and McDonald’s Monopoly, and more. Links to the products we talked about are available on the Nosh Show website.

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REVIEW: Jack in the Box Spicy Sriracha Burger

Jack in the Box Spicy Sriracha Burger

I imagine there are a number of you who got really excited when you saw the the word “sriracha” in the title of this review. In your head, you’re probably yelling, “SRIRACHA!!!” But I am here to extinguish your excitement like milk extinguishes the capsaicin in your mouth when you eat something spicy.

I can understand your excitement because my head was screaming, “SRIRACHA!!!” after I ordered one. However, my head was thinking something else after I ate it.

The Spicy Sriracha Burger looks like a Sourdough Jack that’s been given a make over by a Subway Sandwich Artist. It has a beef patty, hickory smoked bacon, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickled jalapeño slices, and a creamy sriracha sauce on a toasted sourdough bun.

I’m not sure why Jack went with the shredded lettuce. Their lettuce is awful to begin with, so shredding it won’t make it better. But shredding it does make the burger messy. Despite a kung-fu grip around my burger, the lettuce kept falling out. You might be thinking that’s a good thing because the lettuce is so sad, but it’s not because the sad lettuce was usually coated with the creamy sriracha sauce. So if I let the lettuce fall, most of the sauce won’t be in the burger.

Yup. I just spent an entire paragraph talking about lettuce. But the shredded lettuce isn’t the worst problem.

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It’s the jalapeños.

I raved about the flavor and heat of Jack’s jalapeños in previous menu items, like their Jalapeño Ranch Ultimate Cheeseburger, but that had “jalapeño” in its name. This menu item does not, but it sure tastes like it does. If you’re hoping to get the sweet, spicy, and garlicky flavor of sriracha, I’m sorry to say your hopes and taste buds are going to be smothered by the jalapeños’ flavor and heat. Granted, Jack’s creamy sriracha sauce, as I learned with their Sausage Grande Breakfast Burrito, is noticeably mild compared with the Rooster Sauce, but it should be the sriracha that stands out, not the jalapeño.

There were bites here and there when I could taste other ingredients in the burger, like the bacon’s smokiness and the thin, dry burger patty, but it was mostly The Jalapeño Show Starring Jalapeño Jalapeño with musical guests Jalapeño and cameos by Bacon and Beef Patty.

So if the thought of sriracha excites you and makes you scream “SRIRACHA!!!” in your head, I’d recommend skipping Jack in the Box’s Spicy Sriracha Burger. But if the thought of jalapeño excites you and makes you scream “JALAPENO!!!” in your head, I’d recommend Jack in the Box’s Spicy Sriracha Burger.

(Nutrition Facts – 691 calories, 411 calories from fat, 46 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 90 milligrams of cholesterol, 1612 milligrams of sodium, 478 milligrams of potassium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein.)

Item: Jack in the Box Spicy Sriracha Burger
Purchased Price: $7.49 (small combo)
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Great if you love jalapeño. Flavor of bacon and beef patty pops up every so often behind the jalapeño. Good heat, thanks to the jalapeño.
Cons: Bad if you love sriracha because the creamy sriracha sauce isn’t noticeable. Thin beef patty. Sad shredded lettuce falls out easily, taking much of the sriracha sauce with it. The number of times I used “jalapeño” in a sriracha burger review.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/30/2014

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Kraft Philadelphia Bacon Cream Cheese

I thought everything was already bacon-ized. I guess not. (Spotted by Adam at Giant.)

Bigelow Salted Caramel Tea

I guess this caramel product won’t get stuck to my teeth. (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Thomas Double Protein English Muffins

Not sure if I need this since I can also double the protein of a regular Thomas’ English Muffin by topping it with ham or sprinkling GNC protein powder mix over it. (Spotted by Adam at Safeway.)

Plum Organics Savory Minis and Pizza Minis

Plum Organics Pizza Minis

Plum Organics Savory Minis

“Suck it, Annie’s!” said the Plum Organics executive I made up in my mind. (Spotted by Sofia at Target.)

Sara Lee Party Sprinkled Iced Brownie

What does “party sprinkled” mean? Were they sprinkled on at a party? Are these special sprinkles made only for parties? Maybe it’s a misprint and it was supposed to say “partly sprinkled” because the whole brownie isn’t covered with sprinkles. (Spotted by kcal at Walmart.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos to find out.