FAST FOOD NEWS: Mtn Dew Sweet Lightning at KFC

Mtn Dew Sweet Lightning

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

Yum Brands’ Taco Bell has had a couple of exclusive Mtn Dew flavors — Baja Blast and Sangria Blast. Now its sister brand, KFC, has its own Mtn Dew — Sweet Lightning.

The photo above was sent in by reader Jason G and according to the dispenser the yellow-orange-colored Dew is “charged with natural & artificial sweet peach & smooth honey.” The KFC-exclusive flavor started popping up about a month ago according to this post on Reddit.

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

FAST FOOD NEWS: Popeyes Double Stuf Oreo Bites

Popeyes Double Stuf Oreo Bites

Last October, Popeyes offered deep fried Double Stuf Oreo Bites at a few locations in Boston for a limited time. But it appears it’s slowly (very slowly) making its way to other cities. Impulsive Buy reader Craig B took this photo at a Popeyes restaurant in Fairfield, OH.

According to the fried chicken chain, the dessert features Double Stuf Oreo cookies coated in funnel cake batter and deep fried. It’s available in a 2-piece ($1.99) or 4-piece ($2.99) order.

Two-pieces have 305 calories, which is more than double the amount of two regular non-deep fried Double Stuf Oreo cookies (140 calories), in case you were wondering.

If you’ve tried it or seen it at your local Popeyes locations, let us know in the comments.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Sausage Scramble Bowl and Egg White Bowl

Dunkin Bowls

Dunkin’s breakfast menu items can be on a bagel, English muffin, croissant, or in a wrap. But now customers can eat their Dunkin’ breakfast from a bowl.

Dunkin’ Bowls are available in two varieties — Sausage Scramble and Egg White.

The Sausage Scramble Bowl features scrambled eggs, sausage, melted cheddar jack cheese, peppers, and onions. It has 450 calories, 34 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 360 milligrams of cholesterol, 900 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 21 grams of protein.

If those nutrition numbers scare you, Dunkin’ also offers the Egg White Bowl. It’s made with egg whites, spinach, roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions. The healthier bowl has 250 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 450 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

The new Dunkin’ Bowls are available nationwide for a limited time at participating locations.

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

(Image via Dunkin’.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

BR ChocChocChipCheesecake

Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month for May 2019 is Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

The flavor features chocolate cheesecake ice cream with chocolate chip cheesecake pieces and a chocolate cookie crumb ribbon.

A small 2.5-ounce scoop has 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 14 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: Dairy Queen Brownie Dough Blizzard

BOM Dairy Queen Brownie Dough Blizzard

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for May 2019 is the Brownie Dough Blizzard.

It features brownie dough, choco chunks, and cocoa fudge blended with soft serve. It’s part of Dairy Queen’s Summer Blizzard Menu that also includes Oreo Cookie Jar, Summer Berry Cheesecake, Caramel Cannonball, Cotton Candy, and S’mores.

A mini Brownie Dough Blizzard has 400 calories, 17 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 57 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 46 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 DQ’s website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Hardee’s Original Roast Beef Sandwich Returns

Hardees Roast Beef

Arby’s, I mean, Hardee’s has brought back its Roast Beef Sandwich.

Oh, you didn’t know Hardee’s had one. According to this Daily Meal listicle, Hardee’s was bought by the same company that owned the Roy Rogers chain and sometime in the 1990s Hardee’s sold roast beef sandwiches based on Roy Rogers’ recipes.

The chain also sold fried chicken, but let’s get back to roast beef.

Hardee’s Original Roast Beef Sandwich features slow-cooked beef, hand-dipped in rich au jus, and no veggies between two seeded buns. The returning item is available at participating restaurants and customers can get 2 for $5 for a limited time.

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

(Image via Hardee’s.)