FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell Caramel Apple Freeze

Taco Bell Caramel Apple Freeze

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Taco Bell has a new Caramel Apple Freeze to cool you down during the tailend of summer. Below, in block quotes, is the Taco Bell-ese used to, I guess, describe the new drink on the chain’s website. But instead of reading all that, I’ve provided translations of every paragraph.

Do you hear that? It’s the call of the county fair. Not only can you hear it from a mile away… you can smell it. Grilled this and fried that… the air is just wafting with fun and exotic fair food delicacies. And though you will try some of this, and some of that, you know that before the day is done, you will be heading right over to that Caramel Apple booth to pick up your all-time favorite. A Caramel Apple on a stick.

Translation: Hey, do you remember caramel apples from the county fair?

Remember the first time you had one? It might not have been at the fair. But one thing is for sure it was a bit of challenge to eat. Right? Let’s face it… It’s always a challenge to eat. First off, there is the stick. You can barely keep your Caramel Apple upright with it. Couldn’t you at least get two to help steady things while you bite into all that thick caramel goodness? And about the caramel. Nothing is better at locking your jaw around a rock hard apple like thick sticky caramel. Sure it tastes fantastic, but before you know it you’ve got that stuff on your fingers, and on your face, and exactly how it got on the back side of your head… nobody really knows. What a mess. Don’t you wish there was a better way to enjoy Caramel Apple flavor?

Translation: Also, do you remember how difficult and messy caramel apples are to eat?

Well step right up my friend, because the good people over at Taco Bell have got some great news for you. It’s called the new Caramel Apple Freeze. What is it? Imagine, if you will, a layer of sweet, caramel sauce topped with tangy, green apple flavored frozen, slushy, goodness. Want more? The Caramel Apple Freeze comes with a straw in place of that pesky stick. That’s right, no more stick. And bonus! Because it’s a frozen caramel apple flavored drink, it’s the perfect way to cool off when that temperature heads northward.

Translation: Taco Bell has a new Caramel Apple Freeze that features caramel sauce and green apple-flavored slush that’s easier and cleaner to eat than an actual caramel apple.

Now you can try your luck, but you won’t find the Caramel Apple Freeze down at the local county fair. In fact you’d have a better chance of getting a ringer down at the midway carnival games. Why? Because it’s ONLY available at your local participating Taco Bell location. AND… because it’s only available for a limited time, you might want to skip that long line over at the rickety rollercoaster and go get one now. You’ll thank us later.

Translation: It’s available for a limited time at participating locations.

A 16-ounce serving has 190 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 40 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

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

(Image sent in by reader Brittany K.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King Jalapeno King and Spicy Crispy Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King has two new menu items that feature jalapenos — the Jalapeno King and Spicy Crispy Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich.

The burger version has two 1/4 lb. flamed–grilled beef patties, thick-cut smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and a creamy green chili aioli on a toasted sesame seed bun.

It has 990 calories, 65 grams of fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, 3 gram of trans fat, 205 milligrams of cholesterol, 1550 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 55 grams of protein.

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A few months ago, BK rolled out a spicy version of its Crispy Chicken Sandwich, but our reviewer didn’t think it had any heat. That might not be the case with this version.

This spicy menu item features a white meat seasoned chicken filled that’s breaded with bold flavors and spices, thick-cut smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and a creamy green chili aioli on a toasted potato bun.

The sandwich has 760 calories, 45 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol, 1720 milligrams of sodium, 58 grams of carbohydrates, and 32 grams of protein.

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

(Images via Burger King.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch

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The classic Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch has gotten an upgrade.

The Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch offers the same crunchy taco (with seasoned beef, spicy ranch sauce, lettuce, and cheese) snuggled in between a three-cheese blend and flatbread. But with the layer of cheese there’s a second helping of seasoned beef.

So, um, shouldn’t it be called the Double Beefy Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

If it alone isn’t enough to satisfy your hunger, it comes in a Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch Box that also includes two crunchy tacos and a medium drink for $5.

The Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch has 570 calories, 32 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 1110 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Taco Bell.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Jack in the Box Steak Teriyaki Bowl

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Jack in the Box has added the Steak Teriyaki Bowl to the menu, joining the Chicken Teriyaki Bowl that’s been on the menu forever. But it’s not the first time the fast food chain has offered a steak version.

With these bowls, you can not only choose between two proteins, you also have the option of either white or brown rice. The bowls also come with broccoli pieces and carrot slivers. While the chicken version has been around for a while, it now has 40 percent more meat.

The Steak Teriyaki Bowl with brown rice has 680 calories, 15 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 2440 milligrams of sodium, 104 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 34 grams of sugar, and 35 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Jack in the Box’s website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Reese’s Outrageous Doughnut

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Apparently, Hershey’s is trying to turn August into Reese’s Outrageous Month or something.

Not only is there this new Krispy Kreme Reese’s Outrageous Doughnut, but Dairy Queen also rolled out a Reese’s Outragous Blizzard this month.

Like the Blizzard, this doughnut was inspired by the candy bar, but doesn’t contain pieces from it. The Reese’s Outrageous Doughnut features a chocolate yeast dough, dipped in Hershey’s chocolate fudge icing, topped with mini Reese’s Pieces and drizzled with Reese’s peanut butter and salted caramel sauce. It’s available for a limited time at participating Krispy Kreme shops in the United States and Canada.

The doughnut has 300 calories, 14 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 125 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 26 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)