SPOTTED (SEASONAL EDITION) – 9/21/2022

Here are some new seasonal products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

Zombie Cocktail Infusion Mix
Zombie Cocktail Infusion Mix

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

The Reaper s Touch Hot Sauce
The Reaper’s Touch Hot Sauce
The Drunken Diablo Devilish Daiquiri
The Drunken Diablo Devilish Daiquiri

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Waterloo Spiced Apple Sparkling Water
Waterloo Spiced Apple Sparkling Water

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Haunted Haus Apple Cinnamon Night of the Living Bread
Haunted Haus Apple Cinnamon Night of the Living Bread

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Haunted Haus Latte Mix
Haunted Haus Latte Mix

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Gummy Candy Eyeballs with a Jelly Filled Center
Gummy Candy Eyeballs with a Jelly Filled Center

(Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Bom Bombs S mores Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs
Bom Bombs S’mores Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

(Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Sprouts Pumpkin Spice  Churro Seasoned Plantain Chips
Sprouts Pumpkin Spice & Churro Seasoned Plantain Chips
Sprouts Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Granola
Sprouts Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Granola
Sprouts Pumpkin Spice Granola Snack Mix
Sprouts Pumpkin Spice Granola Snack Mix

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Sprouts.)

Advent Beers American Craft Beer Advent Calendar
Advent Beers American Craft Beer Advent Calendar

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

SPOTTED (SEASONAL EDITION) – 9/20/2022

Here are some new seasonal products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

Create A Treat Reese s E Z Build Chocolate Cookie Halloween House
Create-A-Treat Reese’s E-Z Build Chocolate Cookie Halloween House

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Create A Treat Oreo Halloween Cookie Kit
Create-A-Treat Oreo Halloween Cookie Kit

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Great Value Pumpkin Spice Baking Chips
Great Value Pumpkin Spice Baking Chips

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Great Value Pumpkin Spice Donut Kit
Great Value Pumpkin Spice Donut Kit
Great Value Vanilla Mummy Cakesicles Kit
Great Value Vanilla Mummy Cakesicles Kit

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Crafty Cooking Kits Ghost House Chocolate Cookie Kit
Crafty Cooking Kits Ghost House Chocolate Cookie Kit

(Spotted by Robbie at Tuesday Morning.)

The Original Donut Shop Coffee Limited Edition 1 Step Latte Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Latte
The Original Donut Shop Coffee Limited Edition 1 Step Latte Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Latte

(Spotted by Tommy at Walmart)

Hyde and Eek Boutique Pre Built Spooky Chocolate Cookie Manor
Hyde and Eek Boutique Pre-Built Spooky Chocolate Cookie Manor

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Wellness Bites Pumpkin Spice Clusters
Wellness Bites Pumpkin Spice Clusters

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Sprouts.)

Bubbie s Biscotti Cinnamon Spiced Egg Nog Handcrafted Bit scotti
Bubbie’s Biscotti Cinnamon Spiced Egg Nog Handcrafted Bit-scotti
Bubbie s Biscotti S mores Handcrafted Bit scotti
Bubbie’s Biscotti S’mores Handcrafted Bit-scotti

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Sprouts.)

7 Select Candy Corn
7-Select Candy Corn

(Spotted by Robbie at 7-Eleven.)

REVIEW: Burger King BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Burger King Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich

If you’ve browsed Burger King’s menu recently, you may have noticed that the Ch’King is Mis’sing.

That’s right, it appears Burger King has deserted the paper-pouched Chicken Sandwich Wars with the discontinuation of the Ch’King.

Now I don’t know how you all felt about the Ch’King, but I’m not gonna miss it. I’m gonna miss saying it out loud and sounding like a confused rooster or an old-fashioned cash register, but I didn’t think it stood up against the Popeyes or KFCs of the world. It was ok, but it felt like BK was a little out of its element.

The higher-ups must have felt the same way because the new BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches are more in line with the traditional fast food chicken sandwiches that existed prior to Popeyes’ game changer. These are less substantial than their big-ticket predecessor but, in my opinion, taste better.

The Classic version consists of a “crispy” white meat chicken fillet topped with lettuce, tomato (not mine. Never mine), and a savory “royal sauce” nestled between a toasted potato bun.

Burger King Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich Fillet

While my chicken wasn’t as crispy as advertised, it was still good. I don’t think it’ll be as highly regarded as the big fat Ch’King patty, and it pales in size to all the other soldiers of the Chicken Sandwich War, but it still passes for a “premium” fast food chicken sandwich.

Burger King Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich Lettuce

The big draw of the BK Royal Crispy Chicken was definitely the “royal sauce,” which I think is brand new. I couldn’t find confirmation, so for all I know, this could be a sauce BK has used in the past. Either way, it’s killer. It’s slightly peppery and tastes a bit like parmesan cheese. The flavor profile fits that of a fancy Caesar dressing, and it lives up to its regal name.

Burger King Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich Split

Potato buns are just flat out better than the standard sandwich bun, so using them is always a win. Its flavor and texture definitely kicked the sandwich up a notch.

The lettuce was just kinda slopped on my absolute mess of a sandwich, but it was a necessary ingredient. It made this seem like a chicken sandwich topped with a nice savory Caesar Salad.

I imagine the BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches may not be as popular as their predecessor, but at least they come in multiple flavors such as Spicy, Southern BBQ, and the Classic topped with Bacon and Swiss Cheese. I’m of the opinion that bacon and cheese do almost nothing to enhance a chicken sandwich, but even I think they all sound pretty damn good.

Burger King Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich  1

The original long boy Chicken Sandwich still stands as my BK gold standard, but this new sandwich is a strong showing. So, don’t feel so bad if you are bummed about the Ch’King. This BK Royal sandwich is not as big and flashy, but you can still get a classy chicken sandwich at Burger King. Also, let’s be real, in two years, the chain will probably just ax these and start a “Return of Ch’King” campaign anyway.

No matter what happens, I just hope Burger King lets the royal sauce stick around as an add-on or dipping sauce.

Purchased Price: $5.19
Size: N/A
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 670 calories, 41 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 1080 milligrams of sodium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein.