Image Courtesy of Chick-Fil-A
By Noah Slayter
Chick-fil-A has released two new items for its fall menu: the Caramel Crumble Milkshake and the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. The Milkshake is also currently available in the Pryz Foodcourt and the sandwich is available at participating Chick-fil-As.
The Caramel Crumble Milkshake is the seventh seasonal shake for the Atlanta-based company. The shake is “a creamy butterscotch caramel flavored milkshake made with our handspun Icedream® dessert and delicious blondie crumbles and topped off with whipped cream and a cherry” according to a press release from the company.
Junior biochemistry major Nicole Campos shared her thoughts after trying the shake.
“The new caramel crumble milkshake from Chik-Fil-A is incredibly delicious. Perfect for the change of seasons! This creamy milkshake has delicious bits of caramel, surprising the drinker with a nice yummy crunch.”
The Caramel Crumble Milkshake is also partnered with a new entre, the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. Five years in the making, this “twist on the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich” is the first official update to the company’s flagship sandwich. It contains the same breaded chicken as the original, but adds pickled jalapenos and “features a spread of pimento cheese and drizzle of honey on top.”
Both the new pimento chicken sandwich and the caramel shake had market testing years earlier. The sandwich was tested in Asheville, North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina in 2020, according to Fox Business. The shake was also market-tested in Salt Lake City Utah three years ago, though it was called the “Butterscotch Shake” at that time.
“‘Innovation has been part of Chick-fil-A’s history since 1964 when S. Truett Cathy created the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Since then, we’ve always been in tune with our customers’ appetites and look to create menu items that satisfy their cravings and offer unique flavor combinations,’ said Leslie Neslage, director of Menu and Packaging at Chick-fil-A. ‘Combining new and surprising ingredients with classic Chick-fil-A flavors, we hope both these new menu items will deliver a delicious new spin for our guests to enjoy.’”
Currently, the Catholic University food court does serve the Caramel Crumble Shake, but does not serve the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich Both items are available for dining in, pick up, or delivery for a limited time at other locations.