FAST FOOD NEWS: Baskin-Robbins Cotton Candy Crackle Ice Cream

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Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month for April 2020 is Cotton Candy Crackle.

The pink-heavy treat features cotton candy-flavored ice cream with a cotton candy-flavored ribbon and yellow poppin’ candy pieces.

A small 2.5-ounce scoop has 200 calories, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 55 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 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 2020 Summer Blizzard Menu

DQ 2020 Summer Blizzard Menu

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for April 2020 is Brownie Dough that features brownie dough, choco chunks, and cocoa fudge. But it’s a returning flavor, so this paragraph is all I’m going to dedicate to it.

What’s more important than a choco-heavy Blizzard that debuted last year is Dairy Queen’s 2020 Summer Blizzard Menu. There are FIVE new Blizzard treats that’ll be around for the next few months.

  • Oreo Cheesecake – Oreo cookie pieces and cheesecake pieces blended with soft serve. A mini order has 490 calories, 22 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 280 milligrams of sodium, 65 grams of carbohydrates, 48 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.
  • Frosted Animal Cookie Blizzard – Frosted animal cookie pieces and pink confetti frosting blended with soft serve. A mini has 410 calories, 18 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 140 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 46 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.
  • Wonder Woman Cookie Collision – Chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolatey cookie dough, and fudge blended with soft serve. A mini serving has 470 calories, 19 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 250 milligrams of sodium, 68 grams of carbohydrates, 49 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.
  • Raspberry Fudge Bliss – It’s currently not listed on the DQ website, but I can take an educated guess that it might have raspberry puree and fudge chunks blended with soft serve.
  • Royal Rocky Road Trip – Brownie pieces, peanuts, and cocoa fudge blended with vanilla soft serve and then filled with marshmallow. A mini has 500 calories, 19 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 230 milligrams of sodium, 73 grams of carbohydrates, 57 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

(Image via Dorothy.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Panda Express Black Pepper Angus Steak

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Panda Express has a new premium entree — Black Pepper Angus Steak.

It features wok-tossed Angus steak, baby broccoli, onions, red bell peppers, and mushrooms in a savory black pepper sauce. As with all premium entrees, like those with shrimp and Shanghai Angus Steak, it comes with an additional charge.

The 5.1-ounce serving has 180 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 750 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 19 grams of protein.

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

Also, the chain is currently running a $20 Family Meal promotion that includes two large sides and three large entrees ($25 in Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam). Of course, there’s an additional charge for premium entrees.

(Image via Panda Express.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dairy Queen Churro Dipped Cone

Dairy Queen Churro Dipped Cone

Impulsive Buy reader Kaitlyn W sent us this photo she took from a Dairy Queen in central Pennsylvania of a new Churro Dipped Cone. There currently isn’t any information about it on the Dairy Queen website. Although there is something about a Cotton Candy Dipped Cone that’s coming soon.

Kaitlyn said of the treat, “The cinnamon sugar on top of the ‘dip’ part was a nice touch but I didn’t detect much of any inherent flavor in the dip itself. It looked a little lighter in color than the typical chocolate dipped cone. It was worth a try though!”

About this time last year, DQ offered a Dreamsicle Dipped Cone for its Free Cone Day, so maybe this and the cotton candy one are the flavors that were supposed to be the highlights for this year’s Free Cone Day, which has been postponed, according to DQ.

If you’ve tried it or seen it, let us know in the comments.

FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Little Mac and Double Big Mac

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McDonald’s is once again offering larger and smaller versions of its iconic Big Mac for a limited time at participating locations.

The Double Big Mac comes with FOUR 100% pure beef patties with Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.

It has 720 calories, 43 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 130 milligrams of cholesterol, 2440 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 38 grams of protein.

The Little Mac has one 100% pure beef patty with just the right amount of Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.

A Little Mac has 320 calories, 17 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 gram of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 840 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

The last time the Golden Arches sold different sizes of its Big Mac was in 2017, when it offered the Grand Mac, which used Quarter Pounder beef patties, and the Mac Jr., which I imagine tastes like the Little Mac.

(Image via McDonald’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Pizza Hut Nashville Hot Wings

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Pizza Hut has a new chicken wings flavor available for a limited time at locations that offer wings — Nashville Hot.

According to the pizza and, I guess, chicken wing chain, the menu item feature a bold cayenne pepper sauce with the perfect blend of tangy, savory, and sweet flavors. Pizza Hut also says it’s the hottest wings flavor its ever offered. It’s available as bone-in or breaded bone-out wings.

One bone-in wing has 100 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 320 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

One bone-out wing has 90 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 290 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Pizza Hut.)