FAST FOOD NEWS: Baskin-Robbins Salted Almond Honeycomb

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Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month for January 2020 is Salted Almond Honeycomb. It features salted honey flavored ice cream with crunchy honeycomb candy pieces and an almond marzipan ribbon.

A small 2.5-ounce scoop has 210 calories, 12 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 3 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: Arby’s Fish ‘N Cheddar Sandwich and White Cheddar Mac ‘N Cheese

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It’s that time of year again when many fast food chains roll out their fish sandwiches. Usually, they bring back the same old stuff. Arby’s does too, but it also gets creative with its fishy offerings. For 2019, it was the Cajun Fish Sandwich. In 2018, it was the Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich.

This time Arby’s has dug deep into the shallow well of ideas and thought so far out of the box that it ended up in another box to bring us its Fish ‘N Cheddar Sandwich.

It features a crispy fish fillet with cheddar cheese sauce, tartar sauce, and iceberg lettuce on a sesame seed bun. The sandwich has 540 calories, 22 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 65 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 20 grams of protein.

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If you’re looking for something a bit more cheesy (or something to add to the Fish ‘N Cheddar Sandwich to make it a lot more interesting), Arby’s also has a new White Cheddar Mac ‘N Cheese. An order has 510 calories, 29 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 80 milligrams of cholesterol, 1120 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 20 grams of protein.

Both cheesy menu items are available for a limited time. If you’ve tried either one, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Arby’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Beyond Meat All-Day Menu

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CKE, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is continuing its partnership with Beyond Meat to offer a line of all-day plant-based protein options during breakfast, lunch, and dinner nationwide.

The new menu options include the following:

Carl’s Jr.:

  • Beyond Sausage Burrito: 100% plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty, scrambled egg, shredded cheese, Hash Rounds, tomatoes, and fresh salsa, served in a soft, warm tortilla.
  • Beyond Sausage® Egg & Cheese Biscuit: 100% plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty topped with a slice of American cheese, and a fluffy folded egg, served on a Made from Scratch Biscuit.

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Hardee’s:

  • Beyond Sausage Burrito: 100% plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty, fluffy folded eggs, shredded cheddar cheese and Hash Rounds served in a soft, warm tortilla.
  • Beyond Sausage Biscuit: 100% plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty served on our freshly baked Made from Scratch Biscuit.
  • Beyond Sausage & Egg Biscuit: 100% plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty and a fluffy folded egg served on a Made from Scratch Biscuit.
  • Original Beyond Thickburger: 100% plant-based Beyond Burger patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo on a toasted premium bun.

The new menu additions are now available at Carl’s Jr., and at Hardee’s starting December 30, 2019. Pricing and participation vary by location.

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

(Images via CKE.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Gingerbread Original Filled Cheesecake Doughnut

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Krispy Kreme has pumped out another Original Filled Doughnut — the Gingerbread Original Filled Cheesedake Doughnut.

It features spiced gingerbread dough with hints of cinnamon that’s coated in a warm gingerbread molasses glaze and filled with cheesecake Kreme.

The Gingerbread Original Filled Cheesecake Doughnut has 260 calories, 13 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

Krispy Kreme has also brought back its Gingerbread Glazed Doughnut for the holidays. It’s basically the new gingerbread doughnut, but without the Kreme filling. It made its debut back in 2017. Click here for our review.

Both doughnut are available from now until December 24 at participating shops in the U.S. To find out which locations have them, visit www.krispykreme.com/promos/gingerbread-glaze.

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

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme New Holiday Doughnuts

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Now through December 24 at participating shops in the U.S., Krispy Kreme is offering a trio of holiday doughnut that, according to the doughnut chain, were inspired by the North Pole.

The new Original Glazed Reindeer Doughnut is dipped in chocolate icing and decorated with pretzel antlers and a red nose. The Present Doughnut is a festively decorated Original Glazed Doughnut filled with Original Kreme. Finally, there’s the returning Santa Belly Doughnut that’s filled with Chocolate Kreme.

KK Chocolate Glazed Wonderland Collection

Krispy Kreme is also offering chocolate lovers a special gift this weekend — the new Chocolate Glazed Wonderland Collection. Available only from December 6 through 8 at participating locations, this assortment features four chocolatey varieties.

  • Chocolate Glazed Doughnut: Original Glazed Doughnut covered in rich chocolate glaze.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Original Kreme: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with Original Kreme and dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Cake Batter: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with chocolate cake batter, dipped in chocolate icing and topped with bright confetti sprinkles.
  • Chocolate Glazed Original Filled, Double Chocolate: A Chocolate Glazed Doughnut filled with Chocolate Kreme, decorated with festive holiday icing.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

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

Starbucks has a new holiday beverage — the Irish Cream Cold Brew.

It’s made with Starbucks Cold Brew coffee and pumps of Irish cream syrup over ice. The beverage is also topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a dusting of cocoa powder. It’s available for a limited time at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada.

A grande has 200 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Also, Starbucks will be having weekly Happy Hours to celebrate the season of giving. Customers who buy one grande or larger handcrafted beverage (including holiday beverages) can get one free on Thursdays in December between 2-7 p.m. To participate, download the Starbucks App.

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

(Image via Starbucks.)