Chick-fil-A: Come for the Chicken, Stay for the Liquified Pie
It's 350 calories of green madness
After experimenting with home meal kits, offering 30-packs of chicken nuggets, and appealing to hungry customers’ inner detective, Chick-fil-A is back with a new take on a normal dessert. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you: the Frosted Key Lime Pie.
Naturally, your mind must be going a mile an hour, but please bear with us as we try to make sense of this devious—albeit delicious-looking—culinary abomination.
Let’s unpack this. According to their site, the Frosted Key Lime Pie is a “refreshing, hand-spun treat” that is made with “natural Key Lime flavor” paired with Chick-fil-A’s diet lemonade and combined with vanilla ice cream. It’s 350 calories of light green madness that could only come from the kind of food chain that thinks their omnipotence goes beyond who they think should and shouldn’t get married.
A press release from Chick-fil-A reports that a dusting of “spirulina and turmeric” is to blame from the otherworldly green glow, while “key limes, kaffir limes, and Persian limes” make up the intoxicating key lime aroma. However, there is a caveat: the Frosted Key Lime Pie is only available in the Austin, Texas, area for a limited time, meaning the rest of us will have to travel far to get our sweaty hands on this frozen treat.
When it comes to testing the laws of science and physics with green drinks, McDonald’s has always been the frontrunner in the field. Looks like a new player has entered the ring and his name is Frosted Key Lime Pie.