FAST FOOD NEWS: KFC Hot Honey Chicken

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KFC continues to sauce up its chicken with the new Hot Honey Chicken. It follows a long line of messy flavors that began with KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken, which was followed by Georgia Gold Honey Mustard, Smoky Mountain BBQ, and Pickle Fried Chicken.

This iteration features a sauce that combines honey with mild pepper. Like all the previous flavors, it comes with pickles and is available with a Crispy Colonel Sandwich, Extra Crispy chicken, Extra Crispy Tenders, or Chicken Littles Sandwiches.

To help promote the new chicken, KFC has introduced a new Colonel — Colonel Bear. It’s a bear-shaped honey bottle dressed like Colonel Sanders. Or is it a Colonel Sanders shaped like a bear-shaped honey bottle? If you find Colonel Bear adorable, you can enter to win one by going to kfc.com/adoptacolonelbear.

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

(Image via KFC.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap

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

Taco Bell has brought back its Triple Double Crunchwrap and has also introduced the Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap. Below, in block quotes, is the slightly long-winded Taco Bell-ese used to describe the latest menu item on the chain’s website. But instead of reading all that, I’ve provided translations of every major section.

TAKE YOUR SEAT; CLASS IS IN SESSION.

No… there won’t be a pop quiz at the end.

Today we are discussing the Chipotle pepper. Yes, that’s right, just like that found in the name of Taco Bell’s new Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap. But please, don’t jump ahead, as we will focus on that later. Now the Chipotle pepper falls within the species Capsicum annuum, and like many other peppers found in this peppy group, when added as an ingredient to other foods, can provide quite a desirable kick. The Chipotle is unique however, as it isn’t just spicy. It also has a bold smoky flavor, unlike any other pepper… or is it really?

Translation: We added the flavor and spiciness of the chipotle to our Triple Double Crunchwrap.

It turns out… our friend, the Chipotle, has a dirty little secret. It’s actually a Jalapeño pepper in disguise. It’s true. Go ahead, look it up if you have to. It turns out… if you take a Jalapeño, and smoke it to perfection, you end up with what is commonly referred to as the Chipotle. Now if you were then to create a creamy sauce out of this fine, smoky pepper and add in two layers of seasoned beef, two layers of nacho cheese sauce, two layers of crunchy tostada shells with lettuce, diced tomatoes and reduced-fat sour cream all wrapped it all up in a flour tortilla that’s then grilled… you get the all new Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap.

Translation: A chipotle is a smoked jalapeno and we turned it into a creamy sauce to include with the two layers of beef, two layers of nacho cheese sauce, two tostada shells, lettuce, tomatoes, and reduced fat sour cream, all of which is wrapped in a flour tortilla.

It’s meaty, it’s cheesy, it’s crunchy… and with that remarkable Creamy Chipotle sauce, it’s exactly what the teacher ordered (for lunch) and… exactly what you need to “study” after class. Which brings us to your homework assignment. Drop by your local participating Taco Bell® location and pick up one of these Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap®s for yourself. Want extra credit? Take a friend and get them one too. You will have to act fast though, as it will only be available for a limited time.

That concludes our lesson for the day… There’s the Bell… Class dismissed.

Translation: It’s available for a limited time at participating locations.

The Chipotle Triple Double Crunchwrap has 770 calories, 38 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 1650 milligrams of sodium, 86 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Taco Bell.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: White Castle’s Impossible Slider Now Available Nationwide

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Earlier this year, White Castle tested the plant-based Impossible Slider at locations in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago. After a successful pilot program, it’s now available at all White Castle locations nationwide.

The Impossible Slider is topped with smoked cheddar cheese, pickles, and onions on a signature bun, and is available individually for $1.99. We reviewed it back in May. It’s available for a limited time at participating restaurants.

The plant-based burger has 300 calories, 150 calories from fat, 17 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 870 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

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

(Image via White Castle.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Harvest Chicken Salad

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Wendy’s newest salad is the Apple Walnut Chicken Salad. Oh wait, I’m sorry. It’s called the Harvest Chicken Salad.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is the name my lazy ass would’ve given it if I were in charge of Wendy’s marketing because it’s so similar to Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and I don’t want to spend too much time coming up with names. Sure, customers might be confused and buy the wrong salad, but we’d stil be selling salads.

The Harvest Chicken Salad features red and green apples, grilled chicken, brown sugar walnuts, dried cranberries, feta cheese, Applewood-smoked bacon, and an apple cider vinaigrette on a bed of fresh-cut lettuce.

FYI, the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad has red and green apples, grilled chicken, roasted pecans, dried cranberries, blue cheese, and a pomegranate vinaigrette on lettuce.

A full size serving of the new salad has 570 calories, 23 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 1300 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 37 grams of sugar, and 42 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Wendy’s website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: ICEE Pink Unicorn at Target

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I wish I could ask a unicorn what “unicorn flavor” is supposed to taste like. Oh, unicorns don’t speak? They’re magical beings, of course, they can speak. That horn isn’t just for show. It absorbes the sound waves from our voices and translates it to unicorn speak. It also telepathically translates what the unicorn is saying into human language.

That’s what my My Little Ponies told me after I licked them.

While there is no consensus what unicorn flavor is supposed to be, according to @ReneBarba89, who sent in the photo, he told this ICEE is watermelon flavored.

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