Panda Express pulled out the works on this new reveal, probably the first time I’ve seen a fast food chain livestream and hype up an addition to their menu.

All true Panda fans received this in their email yesterday
All true Panda fans received this in their email yesterday.

As a diehard Pandaholic (not a real word), I was up and watching as they rolled out the red carpet in their first ever store to announce the new flavor, their first ever Facebook livestream. Then I rushed down to my local Panda Express and gave the new food a try for myself!

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My opinion? It’s not as flavorful as the orange chicken, and it has a bit of an aftertaste, but its a good aftertaste. The vegetables are well-chosen, consisting of green beans and peppers, though I think Panda’s menu overuses onions for flavor. It’s not taking my top slot over their venerable orange chicken, but I might start getting it as my second entree instead of Sweetfire chicken breast. To be honest it’s more than a little silly how much hype they drummed up for an otherwise very normal addition to any Chinese menu. I admit up until now I’ve always been kinda surprised they DIDN’T have General Tso’s. They’ve done much weirder things like orange chicken w/ bacon or paw plates without the fanfare. But it tastes good and it’ll get people into the stores, which can only be good for business.

Not to be outdone by General Tso's, Panda has also revealed their newest utensil, the chork! I know I'll be saving my first chork to bequeath to my grandkids.
Not to outdo themselves with the General Tso’s, Panda has also revealed their newest utensil, the chork! I know I’ll be saving my first chork to bequeath to my grandkids.

Click here to learn more about Panda Express’ newest addition to their menu!

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