Chik-Fil-A's Sweet New Menu Additions Are Turning Heads

There now appear to be coffee flavors tied to every season, and those flavors appear closely linked to a season-specific memory. Pumpkin spice, the blend that marries cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, and nutmeg (via Taste of Home) into one cup is a fall winner – thanks partly to Starbucks – while winter belongs to peppermint, hot chocolate, and eggnog (via Food Management). But if you're not a fan of pumpkin spice and you're more of a chocolate than a cinnamon kind of person, we may have something for you because Chick-fil-A has turned its back on pumpkin spice for a seasonal, limited-time offer and gone rogue with a chocolate accomplice (via Delish). 

The popular chain's latest coffee flavor is a Mocha Cream Cold Brew, which offers a holy trinity of cold-brewed coffee, sweetened cream, and chocolate syrup served on ice, which all sounds perfect for a time when the heat seems to be making a last stand against the tantalizing promise of cooler fall weather. Mocha Cream Cold Brew doesn't defy PSL and its squad on its own because Chick-fil-A has also helpfully provided it with a sidekick. A new Chocolate Fudge Brownie joins the anti-pumpkin spice squad with come-hither semi-sweet chocolate blended into a batter that has pops of fudgy chunks.

Chik-fil-A's fall offer was tested in selected markets last year

Neither the Mocha Cream Cold Brew nor the Chocolate Fudge Brownie are new-new. Chick-fil-A actually did its homework by introducing these products to fans last year. "We are always looking to add fun and flavorful offerings to our menu, and these new dessert and snack options make perfect additions as we enter the fall season. We received positive responses when we tested the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Mocha Cream Cold Brew in select markets last year, and we hope our customers will be as excited as we are to have these sweet treats join our menu nationwide," the company's director of menu and packaging, Leslie Neslage said.

And if flavored coffees aren't your thing, the chain will be offering a special grade of THRIVE Farmers coffee which was sourced sustainably in Central and South America. Chick-fil-A says the coffee offers up a smooth caramel profile with a nutty finish, which could score extra points with the anti-PSL and pro-CFA crowds.