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Fast Food

KFC’s Massive Chicken Sandwich Gets An Official Nationwide Release

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Last spring, Kentucky Fried Chicken tested their champion for the Chicken Sandwich Wars with a massive new item in Orlando. 

Looks like that test was a success, and the fried chicken chain’s new sandwich is making its national debut.

The sandwich features a quarter-pound, double-breaded, all-white meat chicken breast filet atop a buttery brioche bun slathered with your choice of mayo or spicy sauce and thick and crispy pickles. 

McDonald’s has also announced the debut of three chicken sandwiches to their menu earlier this week, rounding out the major fast-food chains in the country selecting a contender for the fried chicken sandwich title currently held by Popeyes. 

KFC’s new Chicken Sandwich is now available at select markets. It will be at all 4,000 US locations by the end of February. Definitely excited to try this one, even in a crowded class of chicken sandos. 

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Fast Food

Del Taco Unveils Upcoming Prototype Restaurant Design: FRESH FLEX

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Del Taco is starting the New Year fresh. The fast-food chain released designs for their new prototype restaurant concept aptly named Fresh Flex.

This new store will feature significant upgrades to the traditional Del Taco concepts in both design and service models wrapped within a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.

Del Taco’s new Fresh Flex store focus will be towards accessibility, speed of service, and transparency.

The drive-thru will feature a double-lane system allowing for mobile orders and delivery driver pick-ups to efficiently check-in and get their meals. There will also be third-party delivery pick up stations to expedite the speed of service.

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Del Taco‘s Fresh Flex will also feature a designated parking area for those who wish to eat in their cars.

Within the restaurant, coolers display ingredients to be prepped at the restaurant daily and a working kitchen format that guests can easily see to provide transparency.

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Could more fast-food chains be pivoting towards this even quicker-service store model as we continue through our current pandemic?

We reached out to Del Taco who are anticipating a late summer 2021 opening in the Orlando Market. Very excited to see this go national.

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Sweets

New Klondike Donuts Bring The Comforts Of Morning Coffee Into A Single Bite

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Sometimes, you wake up and just crave a thick Klondike Bar. Sure, you may have been saving for after dinner but decided to just live in the moment, sometimes it can’t be helped.

Turns out now you don’t have to choose between a traditional breakfast and satiating your Klondike cravings.

Klondike has released a decadent new frozen treat that you can enjoy in the mornings to tide you until you can sink your teeth into a rich ice cream sandwich later in the day.

Called Klondike Wake Me Up Coffee Donut, the cake features a dark chocolate hard shell topped with a white confectionary drizzle. It boasts a robust frozen coffee flavor made from 100% Arabica Colombian Coffee.

You can find them in the frozen food section of major retailers nationwide starting this month.

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Sweets

DIY Candy Kit Lets You Build And Eat Your Own Bonsai Tree

Having just binged the entire Cobra Kai season 3, I’m in full Miagyi mode, yet also in desperate need of sugar. 

Answering my cravings, a candy kit from Japan lets you enjoy the visual aesthetics of the time-honored bonsai tree, and when you’re right and ready, feast on its sweet bark. 

SoraNews24 shared candy company Heart’s newest creation, a do-it-yourself candy bonsai tree kit. 

This kit comes with pieces of chocolate, vanilla sponge cake “leaf powder,” and a few molding trays that let you craft a miniature model bonsai tree entirely out of confectionary items.

All the tools you’ll really need are included, minus some toothpicks and a freezer to help chill the chocolate. 

Check out the video above to see the assembly in action. You can find and order the Bonsai DIY Candy Kits through Amazon Japan

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Fast Food

Shake Shack’s Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich Headlines New Korean-Inspired Menu

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Korean Fried Chicken has been one of the highlights of my adult life. Now imagine combining those incomparable flavors with fast food, and you may just have a game-changer on your hands. 

Shake Shack has just launched a limited-edition Korean-inspired menu that features a Korean-style fried Chick’n sandwich

Made with a crispy chicken breast that’s glazed with a spicy-sweet Gochujang sauce, it’s then rested on a bed of Choi’s Kimchi slaw and topped with toasted sesame seeds. 

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Accompanying menu items include Korean-style Gochujang Chick’n Bites (white meat chicken bites served with Gochujang mayo), Korean-style Gochujang Fries (Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries served with a Gochujang mayo), and a Black Sugar Vanilla shake (toasted black sugar mixed with vanilla frozen custard and topped with whipped cream and black sugar syrup). 

The menu concept was inspired by the Shake Shack culinary team’s trip to South Korea, where they were recommended to try a Korean Fried Chicken joint. 

As a fan of Korean fried chicken, I can attest to how life-changing that experience can be. 

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Rings In New Year With Dunkfetti Donuts

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We’re a few days into the new year already and looking forward to all the upcoming snacks we’ll get to enjoy to kick-off 2021.

In celebration of the festivities, Dunkin’ has released a brand new donut inspired by the seasonal celebration.

The Dunkfetti Donut combines Donuts with Confetti, bringing together a rich confetti cake that’s dunked into the chain’s famous glaze.

Man, imagine pairing this with a piping hot cup of coffee. I’ve only gotten into dunking my donuts in coffee this past year, but it truly is a delicious experience.

You can find the Dunfetti Donut at all participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide now through January 26. Hopefully, this year will come on a better note than last.

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Recipes

How To Make Dessert Grilled Cheese And Other Stunning Marshmallow Recipes

Many of us are off for the holidays, and with that extra time means more room for sweet activities in the kitchen. 

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was asked to create a magical recipe with a marshmallow theme. 

Probably the coolest ones of the batch has to be Foodbeast’s resident food science expert, Constantine, who created a marshmallow fluff dessert grilled cheese. 

You can check out exactly how they pulled off such a feat in the video above, along with the rest of the spectacular marshmallow creations from this challenge. 

This month’s chefs include Alyssa, who made Cookies n Creme Rice Krispie Treats, Kimberly who whipped up Bacon S’mores Cookies, Oscar and his mouthwatering Mazapan Marshmallow Treats, and Sarah’s stunning S’mores Stuffed Cupcakes. 

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Packaged Food

SMORZ Cereal Official Comes Out Of Retirement This January

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This past summer, Kellogg’s teased an innocent photo of some s’more’s ingredients on their Instagram page.

While many of us didn’t give it more than a first glance, eagle-eyed cereal devotees caught the corner end of a cereal box in the photo pointing to the return of a popular retired breakfast cereal.

Kellogg’s has officially announced they will be bringing back SMORZ cereal. The popular campfire snack-inspired cereal left cereal aisles two years ago and hasn’t returned since.

Made with crunchy graham cracker squares coated in chocolate and paired with little marshmallow pieces, the cereal makes its long-awaited to store shelves in January.

You can find them at participating grocery retailers nationwide.