Deliciously sweet fast-food chain holiday drinks

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Published October 22, 2013

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Deliciously sweet fast-food chain holiday drinks

Deliciously sweet fast-food chain holiday drinks

Many of your favorite fast-food chains are catching onto popular holiday drink trends.

Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Smoothie

Jamba Juice is all about health and natural ingredients, so intrigued by their Pumpkin Smash smoothie that's loaded with real pumpkin blended with frozen yogurt. Perhaps the smoothie is a great kick-starter and nutritional boost during the somewhat dreary fall months.

Steak 'n Shake Caramel Apple Shake

Caramel apples are a staple for the fall season, and we’re loving the idea of this milkshake from Steak 'n Shake. It might not warm you up, but it will definitely get you in a mood to go apple-picking.

Chick-fil-A Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

This milkshake hit stores a little early in the season, but we think it’s close enough to Christmas to put it on the list. There’s nothing as delicious as matching a peppermint and chocolate shake with your fried chicken, right?

Rita’s Italian Ice Pumpkin Cheesecake Cream

Italian ice and pumpkin may not seem like a natural combination, but this might actually work because it’s pumpkin cheesecake. They claim the cream has a velvety consistency similar to that of actual pumpkin cheesecake, so it might a good alternative to a warm pumpkin spiced latte on a warmer fall day.

Red Robin O’Fest Beer Shake

Red Robin had an interesting idea to ring in Oktoberfest and infuse its flavors into a milkshake. The drink has Sam Adams Oktoberfest, vanilla soft-serve, and caramel. The idea is like a creative take on a root beer float — but with real beer!

Applebee’s Red Apple Sangria

Applebee’s has come up with a great idea to harp on the season’s lush apples and use them in sangria. They mix Sutter Home Cabernet with DeKuyper Red Apple liqueur, tropical fruit juices, and lemon-lime soda to create this seasonal cocktail. Doesn’t sound half bad to us!

Caribou Coffee's Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha

We don’t necessarily see the appeal of mixing white chocolate with pumpkin, but it seems to be popping up in more than one place lately. We might give it a try, but beware of all these flavors in one cup — it might be too sweet for traditional mocha lovers.

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