Popeyes has finally added a dessert that is region-specific to where they were founded. Of course, I’m talking about beignets and their home state of Louisiana. Popeyes‘ small twist is the inclusion of Hershey’s chocolate inside of the delicate fried pastry. The chocolate beignets are available at participating Popeyes restaurants in quantities of three, six, or twelve for $1.99, $3.99, and $7.49.
Our first attempt to buy some beignets was thwarted when we showed up at 9 PM and were told they weren’t selling them at that time. Undeterred, the following day, Marcela and I picked up a twelve-pack on the way to my parent’s house.
After unpacking our lunch, I snapped a few pictures and popped one of these babies into my mouth. Whoa! Damn, that’s good. They’re not very big, but these are the perfect snack size for a lazy afternoon with your favorite cup of coffee.
They are only around for a limited time, so I wouldn’t sleep on this, or you’ll miss out on it as I did with their Hot Honey Chicken. I’m still beating myself up over that.
P.S.: About the title of this post, there is no Chocolate Beignet game to my knowledge. However, I wouldn’t mind if there was.
Popeyes Beignet Camo
Popeyes has also unleashed a Beignet Camo hoodie; I figured this warranted a mention. The black hoodie has faux white splatters, aka powdered sugar. I’m guessing it could be confused for dry scalp issues, so there are some sprinkles on the forearm and pocket areas.
The Beignet Camo sells for $34 and is available in XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL sizes. If you absolutely need one, you can order it here.
My Popeyes lunch
My lunch consisted of the spicy chicken sandwich and those ultra addictive mashed potatoes. I had taste-tested one chocolate beignet and another couple followed my meal.
In a totally related and at the same time unrelated matter, did I mention McDonald’s has a holiday pie? Who really cares? I went dark on McDonald’s desserts after they yanked their fried pies from the menu. You want a great fried pie, buy one from Popeyes.