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Popeye's Introduces Zatarain's Butterfly Shrimp

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One of our bloggers was on the ground at Popeye's HQ last week to cover the announcement that the fast-food chicken chain is partnering with the famous New Orleans/Cajun food producer, Zatarain's, in business since 1889, for a new menu item.

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Here's a basket of the new product, being tasted at Popeyes HQ by one of our bloggers for the first time:

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So how was it? The shrimp were delicious -- if you like more breading than shrimp in your breaded shrimp. Now that's not to say the breading was not phenomenal. Crunchy, lemony, onion-and-garlicky... but it kind of swept the shrimp taste under the rug.

The other star of the box was the lemon garlic sauce:

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It's an aioli-style sauce with lemon, garlic, onion, bell pepper and parsley and went perfectly with the shrimp.

The new Zatarain's Butterfly Shrimp Box will contain eight butterfly shrimp, a buttermilk biscuit, fries and lemon garlic sauce for $4.99 and will be available from June 25th until late July.

Original post & coverage by Sam.

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