Giant Ritz Cracker Tray - © 2020 Ritz

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News!

A host of novelty items in our Crème de la Crème selection of new Fast Food and Snacks items this week. I personally like the Arby’s Deep Fried Turkey Pillow a lot. There’s lots of other cool stuff, but my second-place choice for ‘winner’ this week is the new ‘Great Beyond’ Beyond Italian Sausage Deep Dish Pizza…

Arbys Turkey Pillow - © 2020 Arbys

Pizza Hut débuts new Beyond Pan Pizzas

Featuring new Beyond Meat Plant-based ‘Italian Sausage’, the new Pizzas are the Beyond Italian Sausage and the Great Beyond, both topped with plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles. The first Pie gets the Sausage, Cheese and Sauce. The second gets those basic ingredients plus Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Banana Peppers. Available while supplies last at all regular Hut locations and selected Pizza Express outlets.

Krispy Kreme Offers Caramel Glaze

Two new Krispy Kreme limited time Doughnuts feature a new Caramel Glaze, latest in an ongoing cavalcade of limited time Glazes. The ‘regular’ Caramel Glazed gets the glaze in place of plain Sugar. The Salted Double Caramel Crunch gets an additional sprinkling of Salted Crunch topping. Available until November 22 at participating KK stores.

Pringles goes spicy for the holidays

Pringles – the people who revolutionized the Potato Chip market by using processed Spuds to extrude ‘perfect’ Chips – have hopped on the ‘Spicy’ bandwagon, adding three new Pringles Scorchin’ flavors: Scorchin’ BBQ, Scorchin’ Cheddar, and Scorchin’ Chili & Lime. The official bumpf says these hotties combine bold flavour plus a spicy kick. It’s the first Pringles has floated a whole line of spicy chips at the same time.

OREOid will customize your Holiday OREOS

Having just about exhausted all the viable options for different Colour and Wafer design collabs, OREO has made the jump to individually- customized Cookies with its OREOid website. Order custom OREOs with your choice of Icing colour, Dip and Sprinkles, with the option of applying an Image and/or Text. You can get them in singles, pouched or gift-boxed ((US)$2.50 each), or boxes of 1 ($3.50), 4 ($10.95), or 12 ($29.95). Each order takes 8-10 days to process. Order now to avoid the inevitable pre-Christmas rush!

Ritz Crackers plate-up for party time

How do you add some special interest to a standard iconic Ritz Cracker? Make the iconic appetizer base a full 10 in. / 25 cm in diameter for use as a hors d’oeuvres serving tray! Specially for the Holidays, they’re part of a promotion for the brand’s Holiday ‘Where There’s Love, There’s Family’ campaign. And the bad news? They’re not available in stores. Ritz is giving away 40 of these massive crackers to lucky fans who follow the contest rules at the above-linked web page.

Novelty Alert! Arby’s offers Deep Fried Turkey Pillow

It may be the perfect Holiday Feast Day accessory – relax for your post Feast nap with this comfy Deep Fried Chicken pillow from the guys who ‘Have the Meats’! The unique design incorporates a comfy-looking eye shade and noise-muffling ear ‘flaps’. You can try to win one at this contest website, designed to promote their Holiday special Turkey Sandwich. Or move in now and swoop in and order one for (US)$59.95 while supplies last.

And that’s the best of the quirky new stuff…

… Some of us will be rushing out and ordering over the coming days and weeks to celebrate the Holidays. Back in 7 with the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.