FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: July 2011

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.

FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: June 2011

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.

NEWS: T.G.I. Friday’s Makes Dishes Using What Many People Go To T.G.I. Friday’s For

Cedar Point - T.G.I. Friday's on the Beach

This week, Chili’s… I mean, Applebee’s… I mean, T.G.I. Friday’s added several new dishes to their menu that are inspired by everyone’s favorite beverage made with barley, hops, and water. The introduction of these meals made with beer coincides with the restaurant chain’s move to start offering craft beers at every location. The craft beers vary from state to state, but some of the craft beer companies include Fat Tire, Harpoon, Shipyard, Goose Island, Magic Hat, Dirrty Rabbit, and Angry Hag.

Okay, those last two were totally made up.

The new dishes include:

Black Angus Brew House Steak: An 8-ounce flat-iron steak is marinated in a brine of beer and citrus and is then grilled and served with a craft beer sauce, potato salad and buttered summer green beans.

Parmesan-Crusted Crab Flounder: Pan-seared fish fillets are flavored with beer, then topped with deviled crabmeat and Parmesan breadcrumbs and served with sides of jasmine rice pilaf and buttered summer green beans.

Ale House Baby Back Ribs: Baby back pork ribs are grilled with beer, glazed with a Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and served with sides of potato salad and buttered summer green beans.

Dijon-Crusted Beer Chicken: Chicken fillets are marinated in craft beer and lightly breaded with seasoned breadcrumbs. The dish is served with a tossed salad of mixed greens and grape tomatoes drizzled with a Caesar vinaigrette.

Ale House Shrimp and Chips appetizer: Beer-battered broccoli, sliced red peppers and Cajun- spiced shrimp are served on home-style potato chips with cucumber-wasabi ranch dip and a stout-beer remoulade sauce.

Guinness Stout: A Guinness Stout beer is blended with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped cream, for adults.

Mandarin Dreamsicle: Orange liqueur is added to an orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream shake that’s topped with mandarin oranges and whipped cream, for adults.

FLAVORS OF THE MONTH: May 2011

IMG_0005

Here are this month’s limited time offers.

Baskin Robbins’ Flavor of the Month is Golden Oreo Gold Rush! Yes, the exclamation point is part of its name. The bright yellow flavor is made up of lemon custard ice cream with Oreo icing ribbon and Golden Oreo cookie pieces mixed in. A 2.5-ounce scoop has 220 calories, 13 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

This month, Slurpee released a new flavor called Summertime Lime, which combines lime with a hint of vanilla. But I wonder how many people are going drop a little mixology and combine Summertime Lime Slurpee with tequila or their favorite hard liquor? This seasonal Slurpee has no caffeine and is made using natural flavors, but contains no juice. An 8-ounce serving contains 65 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 17 grams of sugar.

Dairy Queen’s May Blizzard of the Month is German Chocolate Brownie, which is made up of vanilla soft serve, chewy brownie pieces, pecan pieces, caramel, and coconut. To be honest, I’ve never heard of German chocolate brownies until reading about this Blizzard. Thanks DQ for educating me. I forgive you for coming up with the word “RIDQULOUS.” If you want to read a review, On Second Scoop posted one. A small serving of German Chocolate Brownie Blizzard has 700 calories, 34 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 420 milligrams of sodium, 90 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 67 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

Finally, Subway’s $5 Featured Footlong of the month is the Orchard Chicken Salad sub, which isn’t a new sandwich. It’s been around for several years, but when it’s been available, it’s only for a limited time, much like it is this month. If you’ve never experienced the Orchard Chicken Salad sub, it’s made using chicken chunks, apples, golden raisins, cranberries, and celery mixed with a light mayo. Grub Grade and Brand Eating both reviewed the sandwich last year. A six-inch Orchard Chicken Salad sub has 350 calories, 8 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 560 milligrams of sodium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 20 grams of protein.

NEWS: White Castle’s New Bacon Sliders Make Me Want To Have My Own Harold and Kumar Adventure (I Would Be Harold)

Bacon (small)

You scream. I scream. We all scream for ice cream.

Oh wait, my bad.

You’re taken. I’m taken. We’re all taken with bacon, including White Castle.

Recently, the fast food chain that many people wish would expand westward introduced two new Bacon Sliders: the Bacon & Ranch Slider and the Bacon & Cheddar Slider.

The way they’re promoting these two new sliders make it sound like bacon is a new ingredient for them, but they already have a bacon cheeseburger on the menu. Although the bacon in that slider comes in strip form, while the new sliders have bacon crumbles which are sprinkled on top of the beef patties and onions, like bacon snow.

But that’s not all the bacon news from White Castle. They also released their new Loaded Fries with bacon crumbles, ranch dressing and cheese sauce.

The two new Bacon Sliders and Loaded Fries are available for a limited time. Also, you can get a coupon for a free Bacon & Cheddar Slider or Bacon & Ranch Slider with any Sack Meal purchase via White Castle’s Facebook page.

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