Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Have it your Way

Eating with a gluten issue can sometimes mean a professional game of Russian roulette with your gut.

Almost 3 years into this journey, I'm getting pretty good and picking things out and avoiding them....

...other times, not so much.

But today (actually, Monday) was a good day for my belly!

I've actually eaten at Burger King more than any other fast food restaurant since going gluten free.


Why?

They have broilers.  Not everything is fried. 
(separation is a good thing!)

I can easily pick the patty off a Whopper Jr. and be totally content with the world.

Since we've been "tightening our belts a bit" in preparation for some upcoming medical bills,

I can say I hadn't eaten there in some time.

THEN, I received an offer....the ability to try some of their new menu items for FREE

AND




(wait for it)




GIVE AWAY a Burger King gift card to one of you!

Well....of course!

So, before I left for lunch with C, I headed to the Burger King website to check out which of the new menu options were safe for me.  (Click on the Menu tab...the gluten sensitivity menu is on the far right).

Woohoo! Most of them are safe!

So, here's what I ordered: 


 I grabbed the Garden Fresh Salad topped with TENDERGRILL chicken.  I topped it with Light Honey Balsamic Dressing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this salad.  The apples were fresh and crispy, and the lettuce was perfectly crisp and clean as well.  The portion was perfect for me to feel satisfied, and the dressing I chose was a perfect topper.

My only thought was that pecans would have topped this salad off perfectly, but weren't offered.



Then...my favorite part of the lunch: 

The caramel frappe. 

This is a new drink offering...and I'm so happy they brought these gluten free yummies into my world. 

Oh.my.yum.

It was smooth and creamy....and just so perfect.



My only disappointment with this is that it doesn't come in decaf.  In my present condition, I have to be careful about caffeine intake*, so I got a small...
but about half way through, I knew I had to be done drinking.

Can we say BUZZED?!?!?!

*(not to say there's a lot of caffeine in there, I'm just very sensitive!)


However, other competitors and coffee houses in the area do not carry frappe mixes in decaf either.
Apparently, it's just me?


Anyway, I wanted to try one of the new fruit smoothies,

but (honestly), I'm not a fan of anything flavored "banana" or "tropical."

So, I let C. come along and (treated him to lunch too!) he picked out a smoothie for himself,
and to share with mommy.

He chose the Strawberry Banana Smoothie.



Which he was VERY possessive of and only let me have ONE sip. 
(so, he liked it, huh?)

I'll have to say, for not being a fan of bananas, it was just the right amount of sweet and tasted very fresh.

Did you know that Burger King has a whole list of new menu items?  Check them out:

■New Garden Fresh Salads (topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken). Varieties include: Chicken BLT, Chicken, Apple and Cranberry and Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad



■New Snack Wraps: Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken and Ranch Crispy Chicken  (quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each).


■New Crispy Chicken Strips made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading.

■Rich and smooth Frapp├ęs made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice.


■New Real Fruit Smoothies made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties: Tropical Mango and Strawberry Banana

 



And this is my favorite part!  I get to share some BK fun with you!!!

Anyone want a $25 gift card to Burger King? 
You too can try out all the new yummy menu items!

Leave a comment below stating which new menu item you'd like to try out.

(Please include your email address in your comment so I can find you if you won!)

That's it!  That's all you need to do.  Simple, huh?

You want another chance to enter? 

Simply like Burger King of Facebook and leave me another comment letting me know.

Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, May 8 at random.

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Disclosure:  The coupons, product information and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through My Blog Spark.

19 comments:

mrsmarkdave said...

Mmmm - I would love to try the honey mustard crispy chicken snack wrap. I have a new infatuation with honey mustard :-)

mrsmarkdave@gmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to try the strawberry banana smoothie.

Thanks for the chance!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I like Burger King on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

sales said...

I would like to try the apple and cranberry salad! BYW...Starbucks has decaf frappes...

Keri said...

I tend to go for the chicken wrap anywhere I go (and I love my Ranch!), so I'd definitely have to try the Ranch chicken snack wrap. But I couldn't leave without a frappe- can NOT pass up coffee in any form! :) (Oh- and I liked BK on FB.)

Sarann said...

I had no idea that Burger King made caramel frappes, I must admit I am a big fan of them at the other burger joint, so I would love to try Burger King's and see if it is as good or better! Plus my last name is Burger, so I think I should win since I am a Burger!

Sarann said...

I forgot my email: sarann.rap.blog at gmail.com

Michelle B said...

Well, you know I have to throw my hat in the ring, too ;) I'm a converted fan of their new menu items!

Vonnie said...

Oh my! The carmel frappe's please, and then everything else on the menu! Yum.Thanks for the chance.vonniemae@hotmail.com

Lyndsay said...

I'd like to try the new snack wraps. I like MCD's snack wraps, but I'm curious if BK's are better.

Lyndsay said...

I liked BK on FB.

Lyndsay said...

Sorry I forgot to include my email address in both my comment about what I'd like to try and my comment about liking BK on FB...

pinkmama2@comcast.net

Tare June said...

I would like to try the real fruit smoothies. I am not a big fan on fruit in general, I keep on relating it to the texture of them. So lately I have really been trying to eat better and getting fruit in in some way.

Tare June said...

I would like to try the real fruit smoothies. I am not a big fan on fruit in general, I keep on relating it to the texture of them. So lately I have really been trying to eat better and getting fruit in in some way.

Tare June said...

Oh yeah my email is tares07mkz@gmail.com and I went ahead and like BK on Facebook!

m&msmommy said...

I REALLY want to try one of their smoothies! :)

gomez6281 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Hi,

I'm GF too so salads are the go-to fast food item. They have some tasty new ones, it sounds like. It's only May 4 and our dining envelope will probably be empty after tonight, so it'd be fun to have a gift card! : )

Thanks for the chance! Kim

Hillary said...

I just found you from KellysKorner and I'm so glad that I did. :) I have celiac disease so am also very careful about gluten. Thanks for the info about BK. :) :) I would love to try a caramel whatever you had...LOL. or that salad looks mighty delicious too!!!!

Kathy said...

I want to try the new salads and Sabrina is a HUGE smoothie fan so I know she would love those!! Pick me. :)