Molten: Oozing. Flowing. Dangerously hot. Add the word fudge after it, and the mental picture gets exponentially better, right? Sorry. This is a fast food dessert we're talking about.
'fast food desserts' on Serious Eats
The red and green bits dotting the top of my McDonald's Holiday Mint McFlurry weren't immediately identifiable to me, but they were not the candy cane shrapnel I had assumed I would be seeing. I can't tell you what the hell these things are. That's not to say I don't like them.
Churros and a Caramel Apple Empanada are a natural fit at the Bell, but a Chocolate Chip Cookie-Frosting Sandwich? Just like in the old "Sesame Street" song, one of these things just doesn't belong.
It was only a matter of time before a fast food chain ventured more daringly into the realm of savory sweets. KFC has done just that with a chocolate chip cookie filled with the Colonel's "11 secret herbs and spices." We tried the new cookies to see if that's a secret we want him to share.
So Burger King is getting into the holiday spirit* with a couple new desserts. Rather than go the easy peppermint/candy cane route, the King has decreed Winter 2012 to be the Season of Gingerbread, with a limited-time offering of the Gingerbread Cookie Sundae and the Gingerbread Cookie Shake.
I wish I had nicer things to say about the Baskin-Robbins version of the classic chips-and-dip combo. But this "desserpitizer" has some issues, and that's just the way the waffle chip crumbles.
Dunkin Donuts gives apple pie a second attempt with a new, "homestyle" version. Despite our less than stellar experience in the past, we gave it a try.
Just in time for summer, McDonald's introduced a S'mores Pie, and Louisiana-style fried chicken chain Popeyes has followed suit with a Southern Peach Pie. We gave both a try at Serious Eats Headquarters.
If you're one of these inveterate bacon apologists, then you don't need this review to tell you whether to try Burger King's new Bacon Sundae. But if you're a bacon appreciator with a legitimately open mind regarding its place on fast-food soft serve, come right this way.
It's deceptively simple: "Vanilla soft serve blended with caramel, choco chunks, and pie pieces, all crowned with whipped topping." Based on that description, it doesn't sound like it should be anything special. And at first glance, it's not. But under that pile of whipped topping is a Blizzard that's loaded with plenty to get excited about