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FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: September 2011

Written by | September 2, 2011

Topics: Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Slurpee, Subway

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Here are some of this month’s limited time offers.

Ooey Gooey Caramel Brownie is Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month. The treat combines gooey caramel, real fudge brownies pieces, and choco chunks blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. It was also Blizzard of the Month in April 2010 (read On Second Scoop’s review here). A small serving has 570 calories, 21 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 85 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 65 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein. I was going to put the nutrition facts for a large serving, but I didn’t want to blow your mind…and your heart.

This month’s Slurpee flavor has a football-related theme, so I shall fill this paragraph with football terminology. Cherry Orange Blitz will bicycle kick your mouth with fruity flavors, dribbling between sour and citrus. Oh wait, wrong football. According to the Slurpee website, Cherry Orange Blitz also contains ginseng, green tea, and guarana extract, so it might provide an energy boost for gamers. Speaking of those who enjoy games, specially marked cups will have codes that will help players earn rewards for the Facebook game Madden NFL Superstars. A 16-ounce cup of Cherry Orange Blitz has 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 25 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, and 27 grams of sugar.

Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month is French Toast. The flavor consists of french toast flavored ice cream with bits of gooey maple bread pudding. A 4-ounce scoop has 280 calories, 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 125 milligrams of sodium, 335 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

Subway’s September $5 Featured Footlong is the Turkey Breast &…ZZZZZZ. W-w-what? What was I saying? Oh yeah, September’s $5 Featured Footlong is the Turkey Breast & Black…ZZZZZZ. Oh man. Subway’s Turkey Breast & Black Forest Ham makes me quite sleepy. It’s not very exciting since it’s a regular item on Subway’s menu. A 6-inch sub has 290 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 820 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein.

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WEEK IN REVIEWS – 8/13/2011

Written by | August 13, 2011

Topics: Candy, Dairy Queen, Fast Food, McDonald's

Lemons - a rare treat

Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

Hand-crafted lemonade sounds nice, but I’d like someone to come out with lemonade that’s crafted by sitting on lemons. Butt-crafted, if you will. (via I Ate A Pie)

Great. Now I’m going to have nightmares about these creepy looking candies. (via Gobble Monkey)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there are three Jack in the Box restaurants within two miles of each other on the same street. I will gladly destroy one of them with my bare hands so that In-N-Out can build a location here and I can enjoy this on a regular basis. (via Rodzilla Reviews)

McDonald’s has a S’mores Pie? Awesome. Now I have something to dip into my McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae. (via Foodette Reviews)

It’s Nutter Butter Blizzard Review Week on the internets. I wonder if next week is Exercise To Burn Off Nutter Butter Blizzard Week. (via Would I Buy It Again and Grub Grade)

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FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: August 2011

Written by | August 1, 2011

Topics: Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Slurpee, Subway

Get your free slurpee @ 7-Eleven today

Here are some of this month’s limited time offers.

This month, Slurpee is partnering up with the WWE for this month’s featured Slurpee — Berry Citrus Slam. It’s a blend of raspberry and orange. If you’re into holding wrestling matches between collectable Slurpee cups, you’ll be happy to hear 7-Eleven will be offering exclusive cups and straws highlighing WWE superstars, like John Cena, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and other WWE wrestlers who aren’t popular enough to star in movies. An 8-ounce serving has 65 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 17 grams of sugar.

Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month is Picnic Punch, a watermelon and green apple sherbet that reminds you summer is almost over and the cold non-sherbet eating months are around the corner. A 4-ounce scoop has 160 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 33 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month is the Nutter Butter Blizzard which is made up of Nutter Butter cookie pieces and Nutter Butter peanut butter crème filling blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. A medium Nutter Butter Blizzard has 960 calories, 39 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 660 milligrams of sodium, 135 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 92 grams of sugar, and 20 grams of protein.

Cold Stone Creamery’s Gold Cone Flavor of the Month is Mojito Sorbet, which the Cold Stone website describes the lime-flavored treat as “a refreshing blend of mint coupled with the unique texture of a sorbet.” However, they forgot to add, “without the warmness of alcohol.” A medium serving of Mojito Sorbet has 310 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 5 milligrams of sodium, 74 grams of carbohydrates, 71 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

August’s $5 Featured Footlong is their Buffalo Chicken. I’m not a fan, but it appears others really like the combination of buffalo glazed chicken and ranch dressing. A six-inch Buffalo Chicken has 460 calories, 19 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 1390 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 27 grams of protein.

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FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: July 2011

Written by | July 4, 2011

Topics: Baskin-Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Slurpee, Subway

E3 2011 - Captain America's shield from Captain America: the First Avenger (Sega)

Here are this month’s limited time offers.

When summer rolls around you can expect summer blockbuster movies. And, with those summer movies you can expect companies to release tie-ins, like Baskin Robbins’ Flavor of the Month, Super Soldier Swirl Ice Cream, which promotes the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger movie. Just like Captain America’s shield and uniform, the ice cream comes in red, white, and blue. It consists of vanilla ice cream swirled with blue candy chips and a cherry flavored ribbon. A 4-ounce scoop has 260 calories, 13 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 31 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.

Slurpee is also releasing a movie tie-in flavor — Alienade. The flavor, which sounds like a sports drink for aliens, is a promotional tie-in for the sci-fi flick Cowboys & Aliens. Alienade is a combination of strawberry, raspberry, and lemonade. An 8-ounce serving has 65 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 17 grams of sugar.

Cold Stone Creamery’s Gold Cone Collection Flavor for July — Strawberry Basil — makes me wonder if the folks at Cold Stone Creamery are smoking something way better than what the flavor gurus at Ben & Jerry’s are smoking. Basically, Ben & Jerry’s got out Ben & Jerry-ed by Cold Stone Creamery because combining fruit with herbs in an ice cream is quite creative. If you do decided to take the plunge and grab yourself some Strawberry Basil ice cream, the largest serving size has 770 calories, 43 grams of fat, 28 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 92 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 80 grams of sugar, 9 grams of protein, 25% vitamin A, 440% vitamin C, and 40% calcium.

Triple Chocoholic Blizzard is July’s Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen. It’s made using the trifecta of truffles, choco chunks, and fudge blended with vanilla soft serve. A small serving has 710 calories, 32 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 97 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 77 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein. But if you’re a true chocoholic, a large size has 1400 calories, 68 grams of fat, 40 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 183 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber, 146 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

Finally, Subway’s July $5 Featured Footlong is the Italian B.M.T. (Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest). The sandwich is made up of Genoa salami, pepperoni, Black Forest Ham, and cheese. Personally, any sandwich that needs to tell people it’s big and meaty probably has self-esteem issues. A footlong has 900 caloires, 40 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 110 milligrams of cholesterol, 3000 milligrams of sodium, 93 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 44 grams of protein, 20% vitamin A, 40% vitamin C, 80% calcium, and 30% iron.

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FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: June 2011

Written by | June 2, 2011

Topics: Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Slurpee, Subway

Dairy Queen

Here are this month’s limited time offers.

Dairy Queen’s June 2011 Blizzard of the Month is Brownie Batter, but it’s not the first time the flavor has been the Blizzard of the Month (June 2009 and September 2010). The blended concoction consists of double-fudge brownie batter with real fudge brownie pieces and cream vanilla soft serve. On Second Scoop reviewed it in 2009. A small serving has 600 calories, 230 calories from fat, 26 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 330 milligrams of sodium, 82 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 62 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of protein.

Slurpee’s flavor of the month is Berry Blaster which is a blend of cherry and raspberry. An 8 ounce serving has 65 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 17 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein. If you do decide to try Berry Blaster Slurpee, you might also want to consider using the new Slurpee Mixmaker Cup which has two chambers and a straw that allows you to suck from either chamber or both.

Subway’s June $5 Featured Footlong is Chipotle Chicken & Cheese which is made up of pieces of chicken, cheese, red onions, and bell peppers with a smoky Chipotle Southwest Sauce. The sandwich was originally introduced late last year and Spew Review and Brand Eating reviewed it.

Cold Stone Creamery’s Gold Cone Flavor of the Month is Chocolate Hazelnut which was the winner of their 2010 Gold Cone Contest. The flavor combines of chocolate ice cream with rich chocolate and sweet hazelnuts. A small size 340 calories, 180 calories from fat, 21 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 31 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein,

Baskin Robbins’ Flavor of the Month is Toffee Pecan Crunch which is made up of chocolate ice cream with a smooth caramel ribbon and packed with pecans and Heath Bar Pieces. A 2.5 ounce scoop has 200 calories, 90 calories from fat, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 125 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

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