We found quite a few new food items this week, especially in fast food. The highlights include new flavors from Mountain Dew and Pepsi, Impossible Chicken Nuggets, more fall flavors, Burger King Keep It Real meals, lots of ice cream, a mac and cheese sandwich, and more.
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Here’s what we found new and interesting this week, in no particular order!
Mountain Dew Thrashed Apple Flavor
This exciting new flavor of Mountain Dew will be exclusive to Kroger. It will combine the citrus flavor of classic Mountain Dew with the crisp flavor of apples. We are excited to see what that tastes like! Update: Thrashed Apple Mountain Dew is both sweet and surprisingly tart!
Available from Kroger from September 13, 2021, both in-store and online.
2 New Pepsi Soda Shop Flavors
There’s two new Pepsi Soda Shop varieties.
- Pepsi-Cola Soda Shop Cream Soda – a classic cream soda flavor with hints of vanilla and agave.
- Pepsi-Cola Soda Shop Black Cherry – a rich, fruity black cherry flavor that’s all natural, with a hint of herbiness.
Available starting September 20, 2021 for a limited time nationwide.
Impossible Chicken Nuggets
Impossible Chicken Nuggets will feature a golden and crispy breadcrumb coating on a plant-based chicken nugget. The nugget will have a springy, juicy texture and savory chicken flavor, which sounds good.
These will be available at most major supermarkets before the end of September 2021 at a suggested price of $7.99 for approximately 20 nuggets.
My/Mochi Pumpkin Spice And Apple Pie a la Mode Ice Cream
Here are the two limited edition flavors for Fall 2021:
- Pumpkin Spice My/Mochi Ice Cream: this is Pumpkin Spice ice cream infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices wrapped in a pillowy dough exterior.
- Apple Pie a la Mode Ice Cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream around a cinnamon apple center, with a mochi dough exterior.
They will be available in grocery stores from September 2021 through the fall season.
The Honey Baked Ham Company Pumpkin Spice Glazed Turkey Breast
Pumpkin Spice Glazed Turkey is back!
You have the option of roast or smoked turkey breast coated with the brand’s signature glaze and pumpkin spice flavor, which provides a deliciously sweet and crunchy topping.
Additionally, this delicious Pumpkin Spiced Glazed Turkey Breast is also available as part of the brands Winner Winner Turkey Dinner which includes: one Pumpkin Spiced Glazed Turkey Breast, two heat-and-serve sides, Tuscan-style broccoli, and dinner rolls.
This is available at Honey Baked Ham Company locations nationwide (except California) through October 31st, 2021. Menu prices vary.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop New Sandwiches
Potbelly Sandwich Shop has three new sandwiches on the menu!
- The Avo Turkey Sandwich – hand-sliced turkey breast, Swiss cheese, sliced avocado and cucumber on your choice of bread.
- Steakhouse Beef Sandwich – Angus roast beef, crumbled blue cheese, provolone cheese and horseradish aioli on your choice of bread.
- Chicken Club Sandwich – grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on your choice of bread.
These come in three sizes : skinny, a longer original, and BIG. The sizes now have more meat and cheese in them.
Throughout September 2021, Potbelly Perks members can claim a reward of a free original sandwich when they purchase an original or BIG sandwich.
Panera New Grilled Mac And Cheese Sandwich And Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Check out all that cheese!
The Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich features their decadent, creamy mac and cheese made with a fontina and mozzarella cheese blend with parmesan crisps on toasted, thick-sliced Classic White Miche bread.
The new Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza is a flatbread pizza topped with tomato and bell pepper sauce, shredded fontina and mozzarella cheeses, chicken sausage crumbles and thick sliced pepperoni.
In addition to those exciting new products the bakery-cafe chain is bringing back Pumpkin Cookies – frosted pumpkin-shaped shortbread cookies – just in time for Fall!
We can’t wait to try these new menu items!
Jack In The Box Launches Two BBQ Cluck Sandwiches
The BBQ Cluck Sandwich features a 100% all white-meat chicken fillet that is bigger and crispier than ever. It is topped with thick, crinkle-cut pickles, covered in BBQ sauce, then sandwiched in a lightly toasted brioche bun.
They also have a new BBQ Cluck Deluxe Sandwich that includes Jack In The Box ‘s new bigger and crispier all white-meat chicken fillet topped with panko onion rings, melted American cheese, crispy bacon, and BBQ sauce on a lightly toasted brioche bun.
Additionally, there is the return of the original Cluck Sandwich, featuring 100% white meat chicken fillet topped with crinkle-cut pickles and signature Mystery sauce on a brioche bun.
The Cluck Sandwich varieties are available to order on their own or as part of a combo meal with fries and a drink. They are available at participating restaurants nationwide for a limited time, and prices may vary by location.
Dairy Queen’s 2021 Fall Blizzard Menu Includes Seven Blizzard Additions
As part of its 2021 Fall Blizzard menu, Dairy Queen has seven exciting flavors of Blizzard treats, including a few new favors and some returning favorites. These include:
- New Pecan Pie Blizzard – brown sugar pie pieces hand blended with crunchy pecans, topped with creamy caramel and DQ signature vanilla soft serve.
- New Sea Salt Toffee Fudge Blizzard – salted toffee pieces combined with rich fudge pieces and caramel topping hand-blended with classic DQ vanilla soft serve.
- Pumpkin Pie Blizzard – Real pumpkin pie pieces blended with DQ vanilla soft serve and topped with whipped topping and nutmeg
- Reese’s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard – Reese’s Pieces candies mixed with chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter topping, and DQ vanilla soft serve.
- Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard – Oreo cookie pieces mixed with choco chunks, coffee flavor, and DQ signature soft serve.
- Choco-dipped Strawberry Blizzard – Sweet strawberry topping mixed with choco chunks and blended with vanilla soft serve.
- Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard – Choco pieces, brownie pieces, and cocoa fudge blended with soft serve.
These are available nationwide for a limited time at participating locations. All the Fall Blizzards sound good!
Burger King Introduces 3 New Celebrity Curated Meals
Burger King has teamed up with Nelly, Anitta, and Lil Huddy to create their own individual ‘Keep It Real’ meals, no stage names allowed.
The Cornell Hayes Jr. Meal (Nelly) includes a flame-grilled Whopper topped with cheese, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, ketchup and mayo, along with a small order of fries and a small Sprite.
The Larissa Machado Meal (Anitta) is made up of the Impossible Whopper with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard, along with a small fries and a small Sprite.
The Chase Hudson Meal (Lil Huddy) features a hand-breaded Spicy Ch’King with cheese, a 4-piece order of mozzarella sticks and a 16oz chocolate shake.
The Burger King Keep It Real meals will be available at participating locations while supplies last beginning on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Royal Perks members can access the app to get one of these for $6.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse New Cinnamon Apple Pizookie
The sweet Cinnamon Apple Pizookie has been added to the fall dessert menu. It consists of a warm cinnamon cookie with cinnamon-spiced apple pieces and caramel bits topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and a caramel drizzle.
On Tuesdays, it is the Daily Brewhouse Special and available at a discounted price of $3. The Cinnamon Apple Pizookie is only around for a limited time, so get it while you can.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Green Goddess Flatbread and Strawberry Chia Lemonade Smoothie
The new Green Goddess Flatbread comes in your choice of three varieties: grilled chicken, garlic herb shrimp, or plant-based protein. Each of them features spinach, tomatoes, smashed avocado, shredded parmesan cheese, and green goddess sauce on a crispy toasted flatbread.
New Strawberry Chia Lemonade Smoothie is made with a blend of strawberries, lemon juice and chia seeds for a delicious combination of sweet and tart flavors.
These are available on the 2021 Fall menu at participating locations through November 2, 2021.
Torchy’s Tacos Tailgater Taco
The Tailgater Taco is back for a limited time!
It features a panko-battered chicken tender on a bed of crispy bacon with Torchy’s Green Chile Queso, Diablo wing sauce, poblano ranch slaw, blue cheese crumbles, and a drizzle of honey on a flour tortilla.
The Tailgator Taco available at participating locations through to September 30, 2021. Price and availability may vary by location.
The Cheesecake Factory Has New Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake
If regular cheesecake isn’t your style, you may want to try The Cheesecake Factory’s Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake. It is made with coconut cheesecake, vanilla custard, and a layer of chocolate on a coconut macaroon crust.
Also, for every slice sold now through to July 29th 2022, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding America.
Cold Stone Creamery New Banana Bread Batter Ice Cream And Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream
Each flavor can be consumed as part of a cup or a new Creation. The Creations include:
- Banana Bread Batter Ice Cream Creation – Banana Bread Batter Ice Cream mixed with bananas, pecans and cinnamon.
- Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream Creation – Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream served with pecans, graham cracker crust, apple pie filling, and caramel.
From November 1, 2021, there will also be a Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream Pie. It will contain the Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream, with a graham cracker crust, topped with frosting, cinnamon, and chocolate leaves.
These products will be available at participating locations nationwide through November 30, 2021.
Wingstop Thighs Bites
Wingstop is adding Thigh Bites to the menu. These crispy, boneless delights come breaded and can be served naked or tossed in any of Wingstop’ s 11 signature sauces.
On Thursdays, dubbed ‘Thigh Thursday’, you can order online or through their app and get thigh bites added to any order for only $4.49 or enjoy a Thigh Bites Meal for 2 for only $13.99. The meal includes up to two sauces, a large fries or veggie sticks, plus two dips and two 20 ounce drinks.
Thigh Bites are currently available nationwide.
McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice Latte
Another seasonal fan-favorite has returned for a limited time! The McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice Latte is available through the Fall. It features a pumpkin spice syrup mixed with either nonfat or whole milk, and espresso.
Some locations offer a deal on the McDonald’s app offering a 50% discount on this drink, so try it while you can.
Which of these items are you most interested in? Have you tried any of them? You can join the discussion in the comments below!