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Church's goes sweet and flaky with fave Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits

Church's goes sweet and flaky with fave Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits

Drive-Thru Gourmet - Church's Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits
Church's Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits boasts over-the-top vanilla icing. Photo courtesy of Church's

This week, I reached out for a six-pack of Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits at the No. 3 bone-in chicken plucker, Church’s, with 1,009 restaurants across the U.S. and participating countries ‘round the world.

Every so often, I need to inform newcomers: while Church’s Honey Butter Biscuits can be a religious experience, this chicken chain is not affiliated with any organized church or religious group. In 1952, George W. Church opened Church’s Fried Chicken to Go across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio. A thousand Church’s Chicken later …

Here’s the Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits breakdown: Church’s regular, ridiculously sweet, shiny and sticky Honey Butter Biscuits, pushed to 11 with over-the-top vanilla icing on top, served in a cup usually reserved for mashed potatoes. You don’t get just a few squiggles of icing, you get lots of the good stuff. You might as well go to your local supermarket, crack open a family-sized bottle of Hershey’s syrup, and chug it right there.

Total calories: 250 per biscuit. Fat grams: 15. Sodium: 460 mg. Carbs: 25 g. Dietary fiber: 1 g. Protein: 3 g. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $1 each or $5 for a six-pack.

At 250 calories each, if you eat a six-pack of these biscuits you can say goodbye to your six-pack of abs. Church’s biscuits are no tea crackers. No, these are heavy-duty, thick, solid biscuits. Simply, they’re phenomenally delicious. If you pick up a six-pack to bring home for the family, I hope they enjoy the four or five that reach the front door.

If there’s ever a Fast Food Hall of Fame, Church’s Honey Butter Biscuits are a lock first-ballot inductee. Lacing them with vanilla icing only rockets these biscuits into the stratosphere. Frosted Honey Butter Biscuits are to Honey Butter Biscuits what Frosted Flakes are to Corn Flakes.

In other words, a hundred times better.

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Ken Hoffman reviews a new fast food restaurant item every Wednesday. Have a suggestion or a drive-thru favorite? Let Ken know on Twitter.