There is something super enticing about a product when it is said to be a 'limited edition.' In fact, according to MBA Knowledge Base, the limited edition marketing strategy is an actual concept companies leverage. The words carry a sense of immediacy and exclusivity as the products will only be available for a short time and/or in limited numbers.
Limited edition products also give companies a chance to experiment with different flavors, adhere to growing consumer trends, and ensure continuous innovation. Big companies like Starbucks and Taco Bell have this 'limited edition' technique down to a science. With a little promotion, they easily break the internet with the announcement of a new product.
We all give into the hype eventually and try the special treats because of all the commotion they cause. So without further ado, here are 29 'limited edition' seasonal treats you must try before the summer is over:
Limited edition summertime eats
Limited edition eats you must try before the summer ends
Taco Bell is testing a new item for their dessert menu: Cap'n Crunch Delights. This sweet fried dough ball is coated in Cap'n Crunch cereal and filled with a sweet, creamy milk icing.
According to Food World News, the new Oreo Frappe was first served in Austria and has only recently arrived in US stores. The Cookies 'N' Cream Frappe, as it is being called in some places, has a mocha frappe base, cookies and cream syrup, is topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and crushed OREO cookies.
Snapple would like you to welcome Lady LiberTEA, a tribute to our Nation’s Heritage. The summer sip is a blend of our delicious black tea with RED raspberry, WHITE peach and BLUEberry flavors.
When a vanilla shake sounds too boring, add root beer flavored syrup and you’ve got the new Root Beer Shake at Whataburger.
Sangrita Blast is a Mountain Dew flavor. Similar to Baja Blast, it is exclusively available at Taco Bell restaurants.
Wendy's serves summertime bliss with thier FruiTea Chillers. They were actually completely free on National Iced Tea Day!
WarHeads launched its chewy critters in the Spring and they've been crawling with success.
Gluten free, no artificial flavors, and all real ingredients. General Mills hit it out of the park with these Chex Clusters.
"It’s more than just a call to action: it’s a swirled-class flavor you can’t resist, and a climate change message you can’t ignore. If it’s melted, it’s ruined." Not only is Ben & Jerry's Save Our Swirled satisfying your sweet tooth, but it's saving the world.
These banana-flavored Minion Tic Tacs win most adorable candy ever hands down.
The new, limited-time Milky Way features marshmallow nougat topped with a layer of caramel and covered in milk chocolate.
The effort to improve pizza crust is always a worthy endeavor. Good job, Pizza Hut.
According to The Consumerist, the corn dogs cost $1.49 each, and the grilled hot dogs (which apparently “grilled” in the same way as Burger King’s burgers) topped with ketchup, mustard, onions, and relish cost $1.99 each.
Just like Wendy's signature burger, the fries are loaded with cheddar cheese sauce, Applewood Smoked Bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.
According to The Food Beast, Arrested Development taught us that the best way to upgrade a banana is to dip it in chocolate. Well, Chips Ahoy decided to take the chocolate covered banana concept and apply it to its cookies.
Going for a more sophisticated air, Nabisco has launched Oreo Thins.
Sonic has released two new hot dogs to their menu called Croissant Dogs. The main feature is the hot dog bun which is actually a buttery croissant.
The childhood dream of eating ice cream for breakfast is once again getting closer as Fruity Pebbles has announced a new line of cereals: Ice Cream Pebbles.
While this isn't really a new product, Ben & Jerry's renamed its signature cookie dough flavor to 'I Dough, I Dough' for the summer in honor of the legalization of same-sex marriage, proving that love comes in all flavors.
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