NEWS: Asses Beware, Carl’s Jr. Testing A Bacon Cheeseburger With Habanero Sauce

Habanero

Despite how much my colon hates it, I do enjoy the flavor and burn of the habanero pepper. Every time a fast food joint releases a jalapeño sandwich, like BK’s recent Jalapeño & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse Burger, I think to myself, why doesn’t the habanero get any love? Well, it appears the habanero is finally getting some love.

Carl’s Jr. is currently testing a Habanero Bacon Cheeseburger that’s made up of a beef patty, two strips of bacon, a slice of Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and topped with a habanero sauce. The folks at Foodbeast gave it a try and posted a short clip of their thoughts.

I really hope the Carl’s Jr. Habanero Bacon Cheeseburger burns a lot of mouths, because the more mouths it burns, the more money it makes. And the more it sells, the more likely it’ll show up at my local Carl’s Jr. locations to burn my mouth and colon.

Source: Foodbeast

NEWS: Quiznos New Chicken Bacon Dipper Lets You Dip Your Sandwich into Cheese Sauce; This Is Not An April Fools’ Day Joke

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There’s an arms race going on amongst fast food restaurants to create the new Weird Food That the Internet Will Gasp at in Horror. Quiznos has decided to throw its hat into the ring with their new Chicken Bacon Dipper, which is a sub sandwich that comes with a side of cheese sauce. For dipping.

There’s already a lot going on with this sandwich. It contains all-white-meat chicken, smoky bacon, mild chipotle mayo and chipotle jack bread. Right there it already has two kinds of meat and a double chipotle punch. Also, I find the idea of chipotle jack bread intriguing.

Quiznos isn’t done yet, though. You also get a side of cheese sauce, which contains tomatoes, diced green chiles and traditional Mexican spices. This is for you to dunk your sandwich into before you stuff it in your face.

That’s a lot of bold flavors coming together, but it seems like they would all play nice with each other.

What do you think? Is this overindulgent and disgusting, or tasty and ingenious? You can find out for $5.19 for a small sub, which seems kind of steep to me, but hey, that cheese sauce doesn’t come cheap!

There is no nutritional information available at this time, but I’m sure it’s a doozy.

Sources: Shopping Blog and Quiznos website

NEWS: IHOP’s Chicken and Waffles Allow Me To No Longer Settle for Chicken McNuggets and Eggos

IHOP Chicken & Waffles Menu

Update: Click here to read our IHOP Chicken & Waffles review

I’m pretty sure IHOP’s version of the classic American dish, chicken and waffles, doesn’t compare to what’s offered at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken & Waffles, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles, Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles, Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles, and the other chicken and waffle places listed in the chicken and waffle Wikipedia article.

However, IHOP’s version is probably better than my attempts to create a decent chicken and waffles dish, using either Chicken McNuggets or KFC chicken with a variety of frozen waffles.

According to a press release, IHOP’s take on the sweet and savory dish combines “four golden all white meat chicken tenders with four light and crisp Belgian waffle quarters.” Yup, chicken tenders, because bones are a bitch.

IHOP’s Chicken and Waffles are available for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

Thanks to TIB reader Kevin for telling us about them.

NEWS: KZ3 Battle Fuel Slurpee For Gamers Lacks C8H10N4O2

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KZ3 is short for the PlayStation 3 video game, Killzone 3, which is scheduled to be released on February 22. I don’t play first-person shooters because they make me nauseous and give me weird dreams that involve me ducking all the time. But I don’t think KZ3 Battle Fuel Slurpee would be a good battle fuel while you’re shooting Helghast Empire baddies because it lacks what all gamers crave…electrolytes. Er, I mean, caffeine.

However, if you drink ten KZ3 Battle Fuel Slurpees from cups with reward points, or dumpster dive to get ten Slurpee cups with reward points, you can redeem those points to download a “Retro Map Pack” which has two popular maps from Killzone 2 — Salamun Market and Blood Gracht.

Slurpee describes their KZ3 Battle Fuel Slurpee as, “A relentless blast of orange.” However, if you compare its ingredients list and with regular orange Slurpee, you’ll see that they’re the same.

Eight ounces of KZ3 Battle Fuel Slurpee has 66 calories, 0 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 15 grams of sugar.

NEWS: Jack in the Box Mint Oreo Shake Give Me Another Reason To Avoid Their Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Shakes

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I have no idea what Jack in the Box’s chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes taste like because whenever I have a craving to fill my body with blended creamy goodness while sitting in the Jack in the Box drive thru, I almost always pick their Oreo shake. When I don’t, it’s a seasonal flavor, like egg nog or pumpkin pie. I don’t know why I stay away from them, I just do.

Recently, Jack in the Box introduced a new Mint Oreo Shake, which gives me another option so that I can continue to avoid their chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes. The Mint Oreo Ice Cream Shake is made with vanilla ice cream Oreo cookie pieces, mint-flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry. It comes in two sizes: 16- and 24-ounces.

A 16-ounce serving contains…um, now would be the time to close your browser window if large numbers scare you…925 calories, 401 calories from fat, 45 grams of fat, 30 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 125 milligrams of cholesterol, 388 milligrams of sodium, 696 milligrams of potassium, 116 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 95 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of protein.

NEWS: Carl’s Jr. Introduces Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wrappers, Shocks the World with Their Ingenuity

Carl, Day 81 of 365

I’m sorry, what was this news post about again? Was it McDonald’s Snack Wraps? Or Wendy’s Chicken Go Wrap? Was it KFC’s Toasted Wrap, or maybe El Pollo Loco’s Grilled Chicken Tortilla Roll? No, can’t be those, they both appear to be defunct now.

Oh, wait, I remember now. Carl’s Jr. is launching their new Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wrappers. Hardee’s, the east coast/midwest/southern equivalent of Carl’s Jr., launched these late last year, but now the west coast gets to have a taste. As I illustrated in the paragraph above, chicken wraps are certainly nothing new, but if you’re a big fan of their Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, then you might enjoy having them in a form that won’t grease up your fingers.

From Carl’s Jr.’s website: “Perfect as a quick snack or part of a meal, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenderâ„¢ Wrappers feature a delicious Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender rolled in a flour tortilla with shredded lettuce and cheese, then topped with your choice of Buttermilk Ranch, Honey Mustard, or Sweet & Bold BBQ sauce.”

That wraps it up nicely, har har. With your choice of three dipping sauces included in the wrap, you can enjoy your Chicken Tenders sauced up and on-the-go. No more worrying about grease on your steering wheel or balancing the dip cup in your lap! Nobody wants a ranch crotch.

You can get a single Wrapper for $1.29 or as a combo with two Wrappers, fries, and a drink for $4.99. Prices vary by location.

The Ranch Wrapper has 360 calories, 210 calories from fat, 23 grams of total fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 850 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars, and 16 grams of protein.

The Honey Mustard Wrapper has 320 calories, 170 calories from fat, 18 grams of total fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 760 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugars, and 16 grams of protein.

The BBQ Wrapper has 290 calories, 120 calories from fat, 13 grams of total fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 910 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 4 grams of sugars, and 16 grams of protein.