10 New Foods To Get Excited About In June

Summer is here, and so are all of these brand-new snacks arriving in June 2023.

The sun is peeking out from behind those spring clouds, and the rays are shining down on a bunch of fresh new foods from manufacturers small and large. Whether it's something sweet to snack on while you lie out on the beach or a handheld to quell your appetite on a long road trip, there's a lot to look forward to this month.

Many brands have shifted their focus to convenience foods, emphasizing on-the-go enjoyment. Other new releases are just kind of strange. All of these foods, however, are worth getting excited about in June, so let's take a look at the top ten products to add to your cart this month.

Kit Kat Churro

For a limited time, Kit Kat is bestowing upon us a new but familiar flavor. Thoughts of street fairs and ballpark concession stands should come to mind if you get a chance to try Kit Kat Churro. The new candy bar features churro-flavored creme with sugar mixed between the brand's usual crispy wafers, and it is among the more promising applications of Kit Kat's recent "creme" innovation (a non-chocolate coating that has formed the basis for flavors like Birthday Cake, Lemon Crisp, and Fruity Cereal). This treat will be on shelves nationwide by June 6, just in time for National Churro Day, and it will be available in standard, king, and snack sizes.

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Taco Bell Steak Chile Verde Fries

In recent months, Taco Bell has been adamant about bringing on the heat and saucy flavor. First came the return of the Volcano Menu, and then the Enchirito, and now comes an all-new spicy menu item: Steak Chile Verde Fries. The new fries are spiced and covered in warm nacho cheese sauce, a three cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, crunchy Fiesta strips, and marinated grilled steak, plus a new Chile Verde Hot Sauce that incorporates jalapeño, lime, and zesty herbs. You can get the fries for $4.49 until June 28 or get them wrapped up in a burrito for $3.99. (Vegetarians can request the fries and the burrito without the steak for a small reduction in price.)

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Burger King Smoky Maple Chicken Biscuit

Possibly taking aim at Wendy's, Burger King is testing a new Smoky Maple Chicken Biscuit sandwich in Kansas City and the Orlando-Daytona Beach area starting on June 5. The new breakfast offering features breaded white meat chicken with a smoky maple glaze on a warm buttermilk biscuit. It will also be available as a Croissan'wich, which in BK terms means it can be served up on a croissant instead of a biscuit.

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Minute Rice Cups and Instant Rice in new flavors

A product that's ready in 60 seconds is already the height of convenience, which means you can start focusing on flavor instead. Microwave meals don't have to be uninteresting, so Riviana Foods is bringing three new flavors to its Minute Rice Cups and Instant Rice product lines. The new flavors include Butter & Sea Salt Jasmine Rice, Spanish Rice, and Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice; there's also a new Instant Basmati Rice product that's ready in five minutes. The Minute Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice Cups are available nationwide, though the others are currently in select regions including the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest.

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Oatly Banana Split & Choco Chip Cookie Dough

As the milk wars rage on, Oatly continues to churn out products designed to go head-to-head with the most popular dairy items on the market. Its Banana Split Frozen Dessert Pint and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert Pint are hitting shelves at Whole Foods, Schnucks, and Albertsons for $4.99–$5.99 each. The Banana Split flavor combines banana and strawberry with a chocolate fudge swirl, and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough delivers exactly what it promises, and like all Oatly pints, it's non-dairy and gluten-free.

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Buffalo Wild Wings General Tso’s and Sweet Chile Lime sauce

If there's one thing you can count on at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's the sauce—and there are so many options it's hard to commit to just one. It's about to get even harder, because BWW is adding two new sauces to the menu: General Tso's and Sweet Chile Lime. The former features crushed red pepper and chile de árbol and offers a blend of sweet, sticky, and spicy flavors. The latter goes the sweet-and-savory route with a blend of honey, chile peppers, and lime. The sauces are available in Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants nationwide and can be ordered on wings, sandwiches, and wraps.

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Chester’s new Fried Chicken Sandwich

When it comes to food battles, it's never too late for a new player to enter the game. Chester's Chicken, a chain with more than 1,000 locations, has just relaunched its fried chicken sandwich with a new bun, new chicken, and new sauce. The breast fillet is marinated and double-breaded, topped with the brand's tangy proprietary sauce and crunchy crinkle-cut dill pickles, between a Martin's Famous Potato Roll (the bun of choice for many restaurateurs). Needless to say, this fried chicken revamp looks more stacked and juicy than the original; hopefully the tinkering pays off.

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NotMayo

Mayonnaise is a controversial condiment, but whether you love or hate it, its impact on American cuisine is undeniable. NotMayo (a product of NotCo by Kraft Heinz) is a plant-based alternative made to mimic the exact taste and texture of its animal-based counterpart and is now hitting the shelves of 80 Target stores and available to ship nationwide for the first time. The NotMayo was designed by an AI called Giuseppe, which recently engineered Shake Shack's newest plant-based menu items. You can also find NotMayo at Meijer, Wakefern, and Giant Eagle.

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Jimmy John’s summer wraps menu

Another signal of summer's arrival is the return of Jimmy John's summer wraps. The Chicken Caesar Wrap and Thai Chicken Wrap are back on the menu, as well as an all-new addition: the Jalapeno Ranch Chicken Wrap. The new spicy wrap includes chicken, provolone cheese, jalapeño ranch, crispy jalapeños, and red pepper flakes in a flour wrap. If you're looking for a new food to match the summer heat, this could be it.

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Nature Valley Savory Nut Crunch Bars

Granola bars aren't a snack we typically associate with savory flavors, but Nature Valley has decided to bring something new to the table for the summer. Everything Bagel, White Cheddar and Smoky BBQ Savory Nut Crunch Bars are the three new varieties of snack bar available at grocery stores nationwide this month. The savory, crispy bars are a surprising change from the usual Oats 'n Honey variety Nature Valley is known for, made possible by a new "proprietary binding process" that has allowed the brand to mash ingredients together without the use of syrups or sugars. Each new bar is available in a 5-count box for $4.79.

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