Food News: Pepsi Flavored Ketchup is a Thing, NEW Frozen Refreshers at Starbucks, and KFC Has a NEW Sandwich!

MLB has been all about its NEW RULES this season… and now, that’s apparently extending OFF the field.  Onto fans’ weiners.

On the Fourth of July, four Major League ballparks will “treat” fans to PEPSI-FLAVORED KETCHUP.  It’s part of Pepsi‘s #BetterWithPepsi campaign, where they’re drumming up publicity by hyping crazy combinations.

Someone at Pepsi says, “The distinctive flavors and vibrant citrus blend of Pepsi enhances the bright and tangy characteristics of ketchup, offsetting the smokiness of the hot dog.”  The ketchup is actually “infused” with Pepsi.

It will be available at four ballparks . . . the home fields of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Minnesota Twins, the Detroit Tigers, and the New York Yankees.

Also, at ALL MLB ballparks now until July 4th, if you buy hot dogs and Pepsi… text “FREEPEPSI” to 81234, and upload the receipt… you’ll get a coupon for a free 20-ounce Pepsi product. You can find more on that promo, here.

SOURCES: USA Today / PepsiCo

STARBUCKS OFFICIALLY RELEASES REFRESHERS ON ITS PERMANENT MENU: Cool down this summer with new Frozen Refreshers from Starbucks! The drinks are made by blending lemonade, strawberry puree, and fruit. Now available in Pineapple Passionfruit, Strawberry Açaí, and Mango Dragonfruit flavors.

SOURCE: Mashed

KFC TO LAUNCH NEW ULTIMATE BBQ FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH: After a test run in Tampa, KFC is introducing its Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich to locations nationwide on July 3rd! The new addition features crispy white meat chicken, honey BBQ sauce, fried onions, melted cheese and pickles on a brioche bun. Between July 3rd and August 13th, purchase the new sandwich on the KFC mobile app or online for a chance to win a trip to Aruba.

SOURCE: Chewboom