Chick-fil-a squeezing out summer with new lemonade flavor

chick-fil-a Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade
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Passionfruit is making a grand debut as part of a new seasonal addition to the Chick-fil-A menu. Starting May 20, you’ll be able to cool down with their new Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade.

It’s a refreshing, hand-crafted beverage that’s the perfect combination of Chick-fil-A Lemonade, freshly brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea and natural strawberry passionfruit juice and flavors.

And if you’re counting calories, a small Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade will run you 140 calories, and if you get it with Diet Lemonade it’ll shave it down to 80 calories. You can see all of the nutrition information here.

While a strawberry is familiar fruit flavor, fresh passionfruit can be harder to come by. It’s known for its sweet, tropical flavor.

Chick-fil-a Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade
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But what is a passionfruit exactly?

A passionfruit has a hard, outer rind with juicy pulp and edible seeds, like a pomegranate. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, this delightful fruit has a mild yet tart taste and becomes sweeter when ripe.
A passionfruit has a hard, outer rind with juicy pulp and edible seeds, like a pomegranate. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, this delightful fruit has a mild yet tart taste and becomes sweeter when ripe.

It’s versatile and can be prepared sweet or savory. Paired with strawberry, tea and lemonade flavors in Chick-fil-a’s new beverage, it goes perfectly with the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich, which is also only on the menu for the summer.

Chick-fil-a Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich
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The Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich was featured as a seasonal item on the menu in 2017, and is returning thanks to its popularity among customers. It features Chick-fil-A’s grilled chicken breast, which is marinated with a special blend of seasonings and grilled for a tender and juicy backyard-grilled taste. The sandwich is served on a toasted, buttered sweet yeast bun with Colby-Jack cheese, green leaf lettuce, bacon hand-tossed in a brown sugar and pepper blend, and a zesty Smokehouse BBQ Sauce crafted specifically for the entrée.

“We hope customers will enjoy these warm weather favorites all summer long,” said Amanda Norris, Chick-fil-A executive director of menu and packaging.

Try both seasonal menu items at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide through Aug. 24, 2019. And don’t forget – you can get points for your purchase by ordering through the Chick-fil-A app.

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