FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Oatmilk Latte Coming This Spring

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Oatmilk is the hottest dairy alternative right now (sorry, cashewmilk). And this spring, Dunkin’ will be showcasing it nationwide in its new Oatmilk Latte. Available hot or iced, the drink combines rich, handcrafted espresso and creamy oatmilk.

Along with the Oatmilk Latte, customers can order the dairy alternative in their hot and iced coffee, cold brew, and frozen beverages.

Currently, Dunkin’ is offering oatmilk at participating locations in California, but it’ll be rolling out nationwide this spring. Those lucky folks in Cali can get a free Oatmilk Latte sample every Friday in January from 8 to 10 a.m. at participating stores.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Panda Express Firecracker Shrimp

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Panda Express usually rolls out its new shrimp entrees in March. Last March, it was Wok-Fired Shrimp. In March 2018, it was the Wok-Seared Steak & Shrimp. In March 2017, it was Five Flavor Shrimp. And in March 2016, it was Pacific Chili Shrimp. But this year, the chain has rolled out its new Firecracker Shrimp in January.

Why the early release? To celebrate the Lunar New Year that happens this month, of course. Firecrackers are part of the Lunar New Year celebration.

The Wok Smart menu item features large shrimp, hand-chopped red and yellow bell peppers, onions, string beans, whole dried chilis, and a savory black bean sauce.

A 4.5-ounce serving has 110 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 630 milligrams of sodium, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich

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For a very limited time, Dunkin’ is offering the Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich, a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg.

The menu item features a Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty with egg and cheese on a sliced glazed donut. It’s the first variation of the Dunkin’ Beyond Sausage Sandwich that rolled out nationwide last year. Also, this makes me miss Dunkin’s Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.

The Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich is available at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide from now through January 19.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King Testing Impossible Croissan’wich

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Burger King will start testing a possible plant-based follow-up to its Impossible Whopper — the Impossible Croissan’wich.

The breakfast sandwich will feature all the usual accoutrements you’d find with a Croissan’wich – toasted croissant, egg, and cheese – but will come with a seasoned plant-based sausage patty.

The test will begin at participating restaurants in late January in the following markets:

  • Savannah, GA
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Lansing, MI
  • Springfield, IL

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Almondmilk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte

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Starbucks has added two new beverage to its permanent menu that feature plant-based milk alternatives.

The Almondmilk Honey Flat White combines shots of Blonde Espresso and steamed almondmilk with a hint of honey. A tall has 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 100 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 130 milligrams of caffeine.

News Coconutmilk Latte

If almondmilk isn’t your plant-based milk du jour, then Starbucks also has its new Coconutmilk Latte that brings together Blonde Espresso and steamed coconutmilk with a Cascara sugar topping. A grande has 130 calories, 8 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 160 milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein, and 150 milligrams of caffeine.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Mini Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme has added to its permanent menu mini versions of the chain’s four most popular doughnuts. Its Mini Doughnuts are available in the following varieties: Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, and Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles.

The doughnuts are being promoted as a way to help customers keep their New Year’s resolutions by being the perfect treat for their “cheat days” since each one is less than 100 calories.

To promote the new line, participating Krispy Kreme locations will be holding “Mini Mondays” — a happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. each Monday in January when patrons can get a free mini doughnut of their choice.

Three Mini Original Glazed Doughnuts have 270 calories, 14 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 125 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Two Mini Chocolate Iced Glazed Doughnuts have 230 calories, 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 24 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Two Mini Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnuts have 250 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 40 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Two Mini Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles Doughnuts have 260 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 100 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)