Monday, May 14, 2012

Once Got Busy in a Burger King...

Giveaway time!

When I mentioned a few weeks ago about having an upcoming giveaway, I gave this hint:
 Now, if you're too young to remember this song, then thanks for the confirmation that I'm just old. :) I had said, whenever I hear the company name,  Burger King, this song plays in my head.  It does. Like a song on repeat. :) 
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom. I'm crazy. Allow me to amaze thee.


I digress.

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to head to Burger King and try out some of their new menu items! You didn't know Burger King had new menu items??? Meeeeee neither! It literally had been almost two years since we'd been to Burger King, mostly out of the fact that whenever we're wanting burgers, we grill them at home. This mama was excited to try some new things and have the night off from cooking!
In addition to their traditional, you-get-it-your-way burgers, they have added fresh garden salads, real fruit smoothies, snack wraps, new crispy chicken strips and frappes.

The salad varieties sounded delicious!  In the summertime, especially, when my kids want to eat something quick of the fast food variety and I don't, how awesome will these alternatives be?!


  • Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
  • Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons

  • The night we headed to Burger King, I was definitely in the mood for a burger, but did see the Chicken, Apple and Cranberry salad served to the person before us. Literally like casual dining restaurant quality salad! It looked delicious!

    My girls had the new crispy chicken strips. It's safe to say that if a picky 21 month old gobbles up chicken like it was her last meal, we've found success! Our 8 year old who we used to have to barter with to eat, {ok, eat 3 more bites} finished everything and wanted more! The new strips are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading...perfect for kids too! Not too pepper-ey.  Lily loved her chicken with ketchup!


     I made sure to try out the strawberry banana fruit smoothie. YUM-A-ROOSKY! I don't tend to like banana-flavored things, but this strawberry and banana combo of real fruit was perfect!  The smoothies are available are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Also, each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit! Not that anyone in my family is lacking for their daily fruit intake because well, we love fruit here! This smoothie was perfect treat! You can try it out in the strawberry-banana or tropical mango.

    I am most definitely not a coffee drinker, but even the Caramel Frapp√© looked sooooo good! Like, I could give it whirl if it's not toooo overpowered with coffee.  It's described as, "The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel."  Who knows, maybe that'll be my final crossover to making me a coffeeish convert! It's on my list. ;)  It's also available in a mocha flavor.

    What I think is awesome about the new menu items is it gives people {in my case, families} more options for a rounded out menu of some healthier choices. 

    Andrew was thrilled because he loves Burger King and when I said we were going, he looked at me almost shocked-like! haha! Like I said, we've not been in at least a year and half.  He said he hoped this meant we could go more often as a choice when we eat out.  Definitely. :)


    Lucky for you.....
    I'm able to offer a $25 Burger King gift card to one lucky winner!

    Perfect for summertime rapidly approaching!

    Entries:
    1. Follow this blog publicly via GFC, reader, email subscription, or networked blogs.
    2. "Like" My Not-So-Little Guy & My Little Punky Pie on Facebook.
    3. "Like" Burger King on Facebook.
    4. Tell me what NEW menu item you'd like to try.
    5. Tweet about the giveaway mentioning @LittlePunkyPie and @BurgerKing. Use hashtag #myblogspark and post your tweet details as a comment. {you may do this once each day but leave me a separate comment for each tweet}
    6. Blog about this giveaway for 3 entries!

    Total of 8 initial possible entries per person. {14 if you tweet daily!}
    Leave a separate comment for each entry on this blog.

    Giveaway will run until Saturday, May 19 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced and contacted via email.

    You can find BURGER KING® on Twitteron Facebook, and  BK on the web.


    “Disclosure: The coupons, product information, and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.”

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    5. I would like to try the crispy chicken strips

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    8. I would like to try the Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad sounds delicious!!

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