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Wienerschnitzel Adds TAMALES For The Holidays

Every year, once the holiday season rolls around, our stomachs can’t help but rumble over the fresh tamales being made all around the country. Even if your family isn’t one to make the dish each year, there are still ways of getting your hands on the seasonal item.

If all traditional venues fail, there’s always the fast food route to comfort food.

Wienerschnitzel announced they’ll be serving three special shredded beef tamales this holiday.

Guests can choose from a Classic Tamale (topped with chili and cheddar cheese), a Southwest Tamale (topped with guacamole, jalapeños, chili, and cheese), or a Hatch Tamale (topped with green chilies, chili, and cheese). 

Shoot, they had us at chili.

The tamales will be available at all participating Wienerschnitzel locations beginning Oct. 30 and will be sold through the month of December.

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Carl’s Jr. Adds Saucy TEX-MEX Thickburger To Menu


Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is introducing a new Thickburger that draws inspiration from the southwest. You guessed it, Tex-Mex cuisine.

The Tex Mex Bacon Thickburger boasts a charbroiled Black Angus Beef patty that’s stacked with fire-roasted poblano peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon. It features a spicy Santa Fe sauce and pepper-jack cheese.

Patrons can order the Thickburger with a 1/3 pound patty for $5.79 or a 1/2 pound patty for $6.99.

Carl’s and Hardee’s are also gearing up to launch a commercial for the burger featuring Texan Elle Evans of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video and Latina cover model Alejandra Guilmant from Mexico City.



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Bruegger’s Now Has A Breakfast Bagel Sandwich With A Corn MASA Bagel


There’s nothing like the smell of freshly made masa. The Spanish dough made from corn is the primary ingredient in tortillas, tamales and now … bagels. Bruegger’s Bagels has now added a Masa Bagel to their lineup.

The corn-based bagel is draws inspiration from the flavors of tortillas and tamales. Used in the new Southwest Sunrise sandwich, the breakfast boasts a fried egg, red and green peppers, ranchero sauce and a spicy guac.

Man, that sounds amazing right about now. We can never decide between a breakfast sandwich and a breakfast burrito.

Bruegger’s is adding the Masa Bagel, along with the Southwest Sunrise sandwich to its seasonal fall menu. Returning items also include a, you guessed it, pumpkin spiced menu.


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Southwest Monster Taco Joins Jack in the Box Menu


A while back, Jack in the Box introduced two Monster Tacos to their menu: Bacon Ranch and Nacho Cheese. Looks like they’re welcoming a third creation to their lineup with the Southwest Monster Taco. If there was a month to drop more Monster Tacos, this is it.

The Southwest Monster Taco is made with seasoned taco meat and topped with shredded cheddar cheese, black beans, grilled onions, corn and a Southwest sauce. To fit all that Southwest stuffing appropriately, the ingredients are served in a slightly longer hard taco shell.

Customers can purchase the Southwest Monster Taco for $1.79 with prices varying depending on the region. The taco will be available for a limited time at all participating Jack in the Box locations.

H/T Brand Eating

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McDonald’s New Southwest Chicken McWrap Goes Nationwide


Just the latest through the golden arches wire: the fourth official McWrap flavor, “Southwest Chicken,” is now available at all McDonald’s locations from Eastport, Maine to Ozette, Washington. (The eastern and westernmost cities in the contiguous United States, didntcha know.)

The Southwest Chicken offers your choice of crispy or grilled chicken breast glazed with a cilantro lime sauce, along with chili-lime tortilla strips, spring greens, tomatoes, shredded cheese and spicy habanero ranch. Oh, and there’s a tortilla somewhere in there too.

PicThx McDonald’s

Packaged Food

Caffeinate Your Egg Salad with DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce


It’s noon. You’ve been staring at your cubicle walls all day, trying to figure out if you can pull off boredom-suicide with a canister of printer ink and a 30-year-old floppy disk that fell behind your cabinet in the 90s. Lunch is just around the corner, but will your egg salad really bring you around from this midday slump?

It can, with DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce, a condiment so fine it begs infomercial-esque prose! Described as a hot sauce combining Asian and Southwestern influences, plus a little ginger and sweetness (a la everyone’s favorite Sriracha!), DoubleKick promises to excite your palette, and kick start your brain.

Just ignore that “IBS” comment by the first guy on the linked site. Because hot sauce + caffeine.

DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce $10 @DoubleKick Sauce

H/T ThinkGeek + PicThx Drool’D

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Sabra Hummus [OUR LOOK]

About a week or so, I did a review on Tribe-brand hummus. As I sadly polished off the last of that delicious hummus in my fridge with a cracker, I found a new box lying at my front door. Sabra Garden Hummus was kind enough to send us over some of their flavors to try out. We got two 17 oz containers of Tuscan Herb and Southwest.

Originally known as Sabra Blue & White Foods back when it was founded in 1986, Sabra was born in Queens New York. Sabra focused on bringing the people the unique taste of healthy Mediterranean cuisine.   Fast forward twenty-five years later and Sabra is still feeding us fresh Mediterranean snacks.

The Tuscan Herb had a variety of different ingredients that I didn’t think would work well together (Red Bell Pepper, Tomato, Carrots, and Spinach). This wasn’t the first time I was proven wrong by food, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Tasting the Southwest was like taking a road-trip to Texas in my mouth. The hummus had black beans, corn, and jalapeno peppers all working together to create something magical on top my tongue.

The two flavors were completely different from one another but both exciting in taste.


Jack in the Box: Testing New Quesadilla Grillers

Jack is bringing in another item, and this time around it’s in the form of a product called the Quesadilla Grillers. The item is currently in the testing stages, so you may see it, you may not. The quesadilla comes in two varieties, The Southwest Chicken and Cheesy Chicken, both of which are served with a side of “fire-roasted salsa”. If you happen to be in a test area, let us know what you think! (Thx BurgerBusiness)