FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme New Holiday Doughnuts

KK Holiday Collection

Now through December 24 at participating shops in the U.S., Krispy Kreme is offering a trio of holiday doughnut that, according to the doughnut chain, were inspired by the North Pole.

The new Original Glazed Reindeer Doughnut is dipped in chocolate icing and decorated with pretzel antlers and a red nose. The Present Doughnut is a festively decorated Original Glazed Doughnut filled with Original Kreme. Finally, there’s the returning Santa Belly Doughnut that’s filled with Chocolate Kreme.

KK Chocolate Glazed Wonderland Collection

Krispy Kreme is also offering chocolate lovers a special gift this weekend — the new Chocolate Glazed Wonderland Collection. Available only from December 6 through 8 at participating locations, this assortment features four chocolatey varieties.

  • Chocolate Glazed Doughnut: Original Glazed Doughnut covered in rich chocolate glaze.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Original Kreme: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with Original Kreme and dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Cake Batter: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with chocolate cake batter, dipped in chocolate icing and topped with bright confetti sprinkles.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Double Chocolate: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with Chocolate Kreme, decorated with festive holiday icing.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

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Update: We tried it! Click here to read our review.

Starbucks has a new holiday beverage — the Irish Cream Cold Brew.

It’s made with Starbucks Cold Brew coffee and pumps of Irish cream syrup over ice. The beverage is also topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a dusting of cocoa powder. It’s available for a limited time at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada.

A grande has 200 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Also, Starbucks will be having weekly Happy Hours to celebrate the season of giving. Customers who buy one grande or larger handcrafted beverage (including holiday beverages) can get one free on Thursdays in December between 2-7 p.m. To participate, download the Starbucks App.

If you’ve tried the new holiday beverage, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Starbucks.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Bacon BBQ Burger and Snickerdoodle McFlurry

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McDonald’s is offering two new menu items during the holiday season, the festive Snickerdoodle McFlurry and the equally festive Bacon BBQ Burger, if you celebrate National Bacon Day on December 30.

The burger comes with a 1/4 lb. fresh beef patty, Applewood-smoked bacon, American cheese, fried onion strings, and a bourbon BBQ sauce on an artisan roll. The menu item is also available with two beef patties.

The Bacon BBQ Burger with a single patty has 710 calories, 36 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 gram of trans fat, 120 milligrams of cholesterol, 1530 milligrams of sodium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 41 grams of protein.

McDonald’s newest treat, the Snickerdoodle McFlurry, is vanilla soft serve with snickerdoodle topping mixed throughout.

A regular sized one has 530 calories, 19 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 79 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 65 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried the burger or dessert, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via McDonald’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic Biggie Cheese

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Sonic Drive-In has a new limited time only product on its menu — the Biggie Cheese. It’s a cheeseburger with double the beef and triple the cheese of a standard cheeseburger.

To be more specific, the menu item has two 100% pure beef patties, three slices of American cheese, grilled onions, pickles, and a tangy hickory BBQ sauce on a soft brioche bun.

The Biggie Cheese is available now through February 2, while supplies last at participating Sonic Drive-Ins.

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

(Image via Sonic.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Baskin-Robbins Jolly Mint Ice Cream

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Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month for December 2019 is Jolly Mint. It features red and white buttermint flavored ice cream with white chocolate flavored flakes.

A small 2.5-ounce scoop has 160 calories, 9 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 60 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Baskin-Robbins’ website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dairy Queen Peppermint Hot Cocoa Blizzard

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Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for December 2019 is the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Blizzard.

The holiday treat features candy cane pieces, choco chunks, and cocoa fudge blended with vanilla soft serve. It’s also finished with whipped topping and more candy cane pieces.

Update: Dairy Queen has put up the correct nutrition info on its site.

According to the DQ website at time of publication, which only showed the following nutrition numbers, a large, I assume, has 3490 calories, 119 grams of fat, 74 grams of saturated fat, 4 gram of trans fat, 230 milligrams of cholesterol, 1035 milligrams of sodium, 564 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber, 472 grams of sugar, and 61 grams of protein.

A small has 750 calories, 26 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 120 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 100 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of protein.

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

(Image via DQ’s website.)