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The Best Food Inventions Of The Year

It was a watershed year for innovative "food products" all around the world.

DIVISION I: General Excellence

1. BBQ Bacon Wrapstar (KFC Canada)

2. Fish McBites (McDonald's)

3. Beefy Nacho Burrito (Taco Bell)

4. Breakfast Waffle Sandwich (Jack In The Box)

5. Shrimp Stars (KFC Singapore)

6. Chili Cheese Fritos Coney Dog (Sonic)

7. A.M. Crunchwrap (Taco Bell)

8. Pizzabon (Cinnabon)

9. Doritos Locos Taco (Taco Bell)


This seems to include anything you can put between two round discs of bread-like substance.

10. Cheese-Top Burger (KFC Philippines)

11. Fry Lover's Burger (Checker's/Rally's)

12. "Kuro" Burger (Burger King Japan)

13. Angry Whopper (Burger King)

14. Ice Cream Brrrger (Carl's Jr.)

15. Lobster & Caviar Burger (Wendy's Japan)

16. Memphis BBQ Burger (Carl's Jr.)

17. "Gracoro" Burger (McDonald's Japan)

18. Fiery Ghost Burger (Red Robin)

19. Pumpkin Burger (Burger King Japan)


Have to hand it to Pizza Hut for their non-stop worldwide development of incoherent and yet totally mesmerizing pizza products. They win 2012 for weird shit, hands down.

20. Cheeseburger Crust Pizza (Pizza Hut Middle East)

21. P'Zolo (Pizza Hut)

22. Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza (Pizza Hut UK)

23. Overstuffed Pizza (Pizza Hut)

24. Garlic Bread Pizza (Pizza Hut)

25. Cheesy Bites Pizza (Pizza Hut)

26. Kit Kat Pops (Pizza Hut Middle East)

27. Double Sensation Pizza (Pizza Hut Singapore)


These treats distinguished themselves in a rapidly-expanding category.

28. Cookie Sandwich (Taco Bell)

29. Cheesecake On A Stick (White Castle)

30. Strawberry Churro (Del Taco)

31. Chocolate Nachos (El Pollo Loco)

32. Bacon Sundae (Burger King)

h/t to Foodbeast and HuffPost Food for consistently stellar research on fast food innovation. Did we miss anything important? Chime in!