Burger King Brings Back Jalapeno Chicken Fries! Yay!


By Cooking Panda

If you like Burger King’s chicken fries, make sure you check out the jalapeno kind! They’re back and as good as ever.

Brand Eating reports that the return is only for a limited time, so you might want to jump on this opportunity. These fries have returned in a new box and everything! They’re breaded and feature a nice jalapeno flavor to add some spice to your favorite chicken fries. What’s not to love?

One Brand Eating writer offered a very helpful review on the fries for those of us who want to know what they’re like before we buy. First of all, it’s pointed out that the fries are made of ground white meat chicken and shaped into the fry shape we get them in. You can order a pack of nine for $3.19 (or something along those lines, depending on the pricing in your area).

As for the spiciness, the reviewer says that it’s sort of a mild flavor, but a burn builds over time. If you like the saltiness and spices of the original chicken fry, you’ll be happy to know you get plenty of that in these as well. It appears there’s no shortness of flavor!

The fries are reported to be plenty crispy, as would be expected when ordering them. Glad to know there’s no disappointment there. It’s actually mentioned that the breading comes first and the chicken second. Interesting notion. If you consider that when ordering these, I guess you won’t be disappointed. My first time trying Burger King’s regular chicken fries was a surprise in that area. Of course, I didn’t realize that I just wasn’t focusing on the right part!

The one thing our reviewer does caution against, however, is using sauce with the fries. As the jalapeno taste is said to be mild, it could potentially be drowned out by the sauce. However, if you enjoy the first couple of fries without sauce and allow for that slow burn to take place, you might opt-in for the ranch dressing after all. It’s all according to just how spicy you like your food.

Source: Brand Eating (2) / Photo Credit: Brand Eating

Tags: Burger King, chicken fries, Jalapeno Chicken Fries, limited time
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Burger King’s New Cheeto-Coated Chicken Fries Are Coming Soon (Video)


By Cooking Panda

At this stage of my life, I feel there are few things of which I can be certain.

One: If I don’t pay my utility bills in time, my electricity will shut off; two: I feel better when I call my grandparents at least once a week; and lastly, number three: I can count on Burger King to churn out some new culinary monstrosity on a semi-occasional basis (video below).

As it turns out, I’ve been proven right (so far) because Burger King has recently announced its latest absurd combination of foods for fans to try: Chicken Fries and Cheetos.

According to the company (and per Business Insider), “The chicken fries are cooked to crispy perfection so that they have a dangerously cheesy outside and made with juicy white-meat chicken inside.”

The new menu item will be available starting Sept. 14 for a limited time, and is launching with a recommended price of $2.89 for a nine-piece order.

If you’re a fan of chicken or Cheetos, but weren’t into the whole mac-and-cheese-Cheetos chimera (earlier this year, the fast-food chain introduced a combination product of mozzarella sticks, macaroni and cheese, and Cheetos), then this is surely the Burger King hybrid product for you. I guess.

Check out the chain’s promotional announcement for the product below:

Sources: Burger King/YouTube, Business Insider / Photo credit: Burger King via Business Insider

Tags: Burger King, cheetos, Chicken, chicken fries, mac and cheetos
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Burger King Adds Ring-Shaped Chicken To Its New Menu


By Cooking Panda

Once upon a time, when fast-food diners had a craving for mysteriously shaped pieces of chicken, they ordered their preferred chain’s chicken nuggets and were satisfied.

Then one day in 2014, Burger King upped the nugget-ante by introducing chicken fries to the market. While some people were initially skeptical, the innovation quickly took off, with people like Scott Disick taking to the internet to brag about purchasing $200 worth of the (then limited) chicken fries.

Now, starting May 2, the burger giant will begin selling their chicken fries in yet another new form — this time, they are presenting them to the public in the shape of rings.

While this newest twist on the highly popular chicken fries might seem gratuitous coming from a restaurant whose namesake deals in burgers, NBC reports that Restaurant Brands International (the owner of Burger King) is choosing to focus on the burger mogul’s chicken products because it saw its profit soar last October, largely thanks to the success of its chicken fries.

Currently, the fries come in three limited-time flavors: Fiery Chicken Fries (August 2015), Buffalo Chicken Fries (October 2015) and Jalapeno Chicken Fries. 

“Even though the name on our door says [Burger King], more and more of our guests are coming in for chicken,” says Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America, as reported by NBC.

According to Consumerist, diners will be able to pick up six pieces of the new chicken rings for approximately $2.89; but just in case that extra dollar is too much of a splurge, Burger King is also said to be reviving its 10 nuggets for $1.49 deal. 

In the end, who are we to judge Burger King for trying to capitalize on two proven-successful endeavors? Consumers are already familiar with both the shape of onion rings, and the singular taste of all-white meat chicken coated in crispy breading and then deep fried. Perhaps Burger King is just giving us what Beyonce had actually meant to say:

If you like it then you shoulda made a ring out of it.

Sources: E! News, NBC, Consumerist / Image Credit: Burger King

Tags: Burger King, chicken fries, chicken rings, fast food
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