KANSAS CITY — On menus across the country are appearing dishes and desserts that combine sweet flavors with sour, spicy or savory flavors.
McDonald’s Corp. is serving a limited-time McFlurry chocolate pretzel frozen treat in the United States. The item mixes vanilla chocolate covered pretzel pieces and a caramel swirl.
Sonic Drive-In is offering the Sour Patch Kids Slush Float for a limited time. The treat combines vanilla ice cream, Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Slush, and Sour Patch Kids Sour Candy.
“Our Sonic fans always look forward to our summer Slush Float offerings, and this year we’re once again bringing a refreshingly mouth-watering treat that delivers an exciting new twist by incorporating the iconic Sour Patch Kids candies,” said Mackenzie Gibson. , vice-president. culinary and menu innovation at Sonic. “Sour Patch Kids uniquely combines sour and sweet for a satisfying candy experience, and Sonic takes the fun a step further by blending that same flavor experience with two of our summer favorites – slushies and cream icy.”
Quick-service restaurant concept Chester’s Chicken unveiled the Honey Stung Chicken Sandwich and Honey Stung Chicken Bites, featuring chicken marinated, breaded and fried in Frank’s RedHot Stingin’ Honey Garlic sauce.
“We’ve claimed we’ve been making the juiciest, crispiest chicken on the planet for decades,” said William Culpepper, vice president of marketing at Chester’s Chicken. “We’re now turning up the heat with our new extra spicy seasoning as well as fan-favorite honey-stuck chicken, available this summer only to add a kick to the road trip season.”
View a slideshow of new menu items.