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[Report] The Breakfast Waffle Taco & Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich Are Officially Real-Life Things; Top List Of New Fast Food Abominations

[Report] The Breakfast Waffle Taco & Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich Are Officially Real-Life Things; Top List Of New Fast Food Abominations, taco bell waffle taco

[Photo: Thrillist]

It’s the food-pocalypse.

Our culinary lexicon now officially includes the Breakfast Waffle Taco, Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich, and Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, according to a report by Restaurant News.1

And these aren’t test kitchen prototypes; they’re REAL THINGS hitting Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Carl’s Jr., and Wendy’s, respectively, across the country this summer/fall. For human consumption.

It’s gluttony and obscene indulgence, incarnate, and the product of ‘Murrican ingenuity running on high octane.

Then again, given the irrational popularity of the cronut, the existence of BK’s bacon sundae, and the mind-blowing fact that Taco Bell sells over 1 million Doritos Locos Tacos per day,2 it’s not all that shocking that fast food chains are dipping into more eccentric waters.

Taco Bell’s offering — the Breakfast Waffle Taco — is set to roll out across 100 locations nationwide on August 8th. It comes with a scrambled egg, sausage patty, and syrup packet; all of which piles high at 460 calories/30g of fat.34

Sausage and waffles aren’t the leanest things to slide down your throat, but somehow the waffle taco isn’t that egregious in comparison to everything else in this silly lineup of abominations.


 

The Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich


Nutrition: 360 calories, 20g of fat, 8g of sat. fat, 13g of sugar, 13g of protein.5

It’s surprisingly modest calorie-wise, but it’s still a processed concoction that’s effectively white bread on steroids, ho-hum bacon, and a corn-starch-engorged egg. Call it the Subway Effect. Plus, sweet, gooey glazed donuts paired with eggs? I’m no Paula Dean, but yecccccch — toast me.

The Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

[Photo: Dunkin Donuts]

The Carl’s Jr. Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich


Nutrition: 320 calories and 11g of fat per PTICS.6

Don’t let the drool waterfalling off your jaw or the glisten in your eyes throw up the blinders — IT’S STILL A POP-TART at heart. That means HFCS, artificial colors, so much sugar, and a supermarket’s worth of artificial ingredients and additives.

Dessert + dessert = dessert, and it always will. STAY STRONG, I know it’s tough.

 

The Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger


Nutrition: 680 calories, 36g of fat, 1.5g of trans fat, 7g of sugar, and 37g of protein.7

Pretzel bread seemingly makes everything palatable; not trans fat though. Skip it

The Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

[Photo: Wendy’s]




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References, Notes, Links

  1. Restaurant News – New QSR Menu Items []
  2. Foodbeast – Doritos Locos Tacos Sales []
  3. MSN Money – Taco Bell Waffle Taco []
  4. Foodbeast – Waffle Taco []
  5. Dunkin Donuts – Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich []
  6. Time – Carl’s Jr. Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich []
  7. Wendy’s — Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger []

 

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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