At Zap2it, we’re not quite sure if March Fast Food Madness is a new trend that’s happening or if April “Foods” Day has come early. This past month, a number of super odd and apparently very real menu items have hit the fast food world. Brace yourselves …
Usually, specialized food items are offered around the holiday season. Burger King had its black bun “Halloween Burger”and Dairy Queen’s “Single’s Blizzard” was released for Valentine’s Day, but these recent culinary items are simply innocent attempts at shaking up a tired menu.
From the new Cherry Blossom Starbucks Frappuccino to Arby’s “Ocean Meat,” here’s a round-up of the weirdest menu items making their American debut this month.
Burger King’s ‘Angry Whopper’
Who knew burgers could have feelings? Burger King is kicking things up by baking hot sauce right into the bun. Stacking up their signature flame-grilled beef patty, thick slices of bacon, American cheese and onion petals on their new red buns, the dish gets its “angry” name with the addition of jalapeños and a mayo based hot sauce that are both slathered between each layer. How’s that appetite of yours doing?
Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino
Starbucks is celebrating the spring season by giving their customers the weather in a cup, or something. Available in the United States for the first time, the frothy — and extremely sugary — drink is made by blending strawberries and cream, with white chocolate drizzle and matcha added. It’s the perfect beverage to get you hydrated before a quick jaunt in the park. That last sentence is completely false.
Arby’s Ocean Meat Sandwich
Winner of the award for worst marketing campaign in recent history? Our vote goes to Arby’s. They already replaced, “Slicing up freshness” with their new slogan, “We have the meats.” Now, they rebranded their fish sandwich with an eye-catching new name: “Ocean Meat.” Pass the ketchup?
Don’t let the name fool you. It’s still their basic fish sandwich.
Okay okay, this isn’t fast food but hear us out. The newest fad diet that may soon be sweeping the nation, could be coming in the form of purple bread. According to CNN, Professor Zhou Weibiao, a food scientist at the National University of Singapore, is touting this as having the texture of white bread, but having health benefits that far surpass whole grain.
The superfood is made by adding anthocyanin extract from black rice to bread, which not only causes its purple color, but slows down the digestion rate by 20%. The antioxidant filled food is not yet available commercially but apparently the wait for the violet hued bread won’t be too much longer. Zhou is fielding offers from numerous large food manufacturers.