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IHOP’s Brioche French Toast and a Giveaway

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Have you seen the commercials for IHOP’s brioche French toast? I’ve seen the commercials several times and each time they’ve made me hungry for French toast. Brioche bread is always my top choice for French toast so I definitely had high hopes for IHOP’s version using brioche bread.

The other morning, I had the tv on while getting ready for work when IHOP’s commercial came on. Having not had breakfast, I really wanted to try the brioche french toast. I made a mental note that Mr. K and I needed to go soon. Then during a break at work, I checked my email, and there was an invitation for me to try out IHOP’s brioche french toast and to do a giveaway on my blog so a lucky reader could try it too.

As soon as I received my gift card in the mail, Mr. K and I went to our local IHOP try it. Since IHOP is 24 hours, I didn’t have to wait for breakfast hour. And who doesn’t love eating breakfast for dinner? After eating at so many nice brunch places lately, I’ve forgotten how cheap the prices are at IHOP.

The solo brioche French toast is $4.99 a plate. You can get it with eggs, hashbrown and sausage or bacon for only $5.99. There are various other combinations too, all for less than $9.

They offer three flavors of the brioche toast: berry berry, peaches and cream, and banana foster.

Berry Berry

This looked so visually appealing on the menu and I was happy to see a similar looking plate before me. Lots of blueberries and strawberries over a strawberry syrup. The brioche French toast was just how I imagined: fluffy, soft bread, lightly coated in egg. It was a little heavy on the syrup and next time I might ask for it to be on the side instead, but the French toast itself was delicious. I have to say it was even better than I expected. I thought it was as good as some of the brunch places I’ve been going to that charge $9-10 a plate.

I added the combo, which came with hash browns, two sausage links and eggs. Not bad for $5.99.

Banana Foster

This one didn’t look as good, but we loved the banana foster sauce and the slices of banana.  I preferred this sauce over the berry sauce.

We didn’t think we would have room for the peaches and cream, but we’ll definitely come back next time to try it because we were quite happy with the French toast we did eat.

Of course Mr. K had to get the ultimate sausage bacon egg combo (for a total of a mere $8.69) which included two strips of bacon, three sausage links, eggs, and hashbrown.

We had a pretty good French toast experience here. The brioche french toast more than surpassed our expectations. The menu item is only available for a limited time, until June 2. We have plans to come back again to get the peaches and cream.

Now onto the giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a $25 gift card to IHOP to try the Brioche French Toast (or anything else on the menu). With $25, it should be more than enough to try all three or take a few friends and family along. This giveaway ends Thursday May 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. I will choose one winner using Please note, this giveaway is open to US readers only. To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which of the three flavors of the brioche french toast you are most interested in trying out. For additional entry(ies):

1. Like this post on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment at the bottom of this post telling me you’ve done so.

2. Follow me on Instagram. Then leave a separate comment at the bottom of this post telling me you’ve done so, and include your Instagram handle. Make sure this is a separate comment from your other entries so it is counted separately.

3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet the following message “Win @IHOP giftcard from @kirbiecravings”. Then leave a separate comment at the bottom of this post telling me you’ve done so, and include a link to the tweet. Make sure this is a separate comment from your other entries so it is counted separately.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a gift card to try the french toast and was provided with a gift card for a giveaway. I was not paid for this review and my opinion, as always, are my own.


106 comments on “IHOP’s Brioche French Toast and a Giveaway”

  1. Making me hungry and I’m ready for bed at this hour. I’d try all three but if I had to choose, I’d go for the peaches and cream since I haven’t had peaches, much less french toast in a while. I almost went to IHOP recently to use my free B-Day Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity coupon but didn’t make it this time. I always look forward to the seasonal Pumpkin pancakes. I never did get to try the White Chocolate Chip Mint Pancakes. I hope they bring those to Colorado this year.

  2. My mom had the peaches and cream and loved it. I was behaving myself, but I really would like to try the bananas foster!

  3. And I’ve liked the post!

  4. i like post on facebook

  5. i like on instagram @vivaciousgold

  6. I would like to try the berry french toast–yum!

  7. I’d like to try the bananas foster.

  8. I like this post with my Facebook username, Mary Happymommy.

  9. I would try to berry one!

  10. The banana fosters french toast looks delicious!

  11. The combo deal is a great price! I would try the berry brioche french toast.

  12. I would try the Berry Berry and the Banana’s foster. They look so yummy!

  13. I have also “liked” the Facebook post. <3

  14. I would like Berry Berry flavor

  15. Like this post on FB

  16. I’d love to try the berries french toast! I love berries, but they tend to be expensive over here on Long Island…

  17. I want to try the banana foster

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  18. I like this post on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  19. Follow you on Instagram

  20. I’m typically a strict berry girl, but the banana foster looks so good!!

  21. what! I too saw the ads and on sunday I went! I had the peaches cream brioche combo. I substituted the walnuts and got powdered sugar. The combo was hash browns, eggs, 2 turkey sausage, 2 turkey bacon.

  22. okay kirbie I just read your full post: $5.99! WHAT? Arent you in Cali? i ask b/c isnt everything more expensive there? My peaches brioche combo was $8.99! How did you pay $5.99?

  23. …ps: can this be my entry? I dont do fb twitter instagram so I hope Im still eligible…i am a faithful reader.

  24. I liked on Facebook!
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  25. I follow on instagram

  26. I like the peaches and cream flavor
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  27. following on instagram

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  28. I *Like* this post (Louis H Uffmire)

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  29. following you on twitter @left_the_stars
    I tweeted your giveaway

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  30. I would like to try the Berry Berry

  31. I liked this post on facebook

  32. Berry Berry is my type of french toast. It also belongs in my stomach.

  33. Berry berry!

  34. The banana one sounds delicious! French toast is really good with caramel. The berry one looks pretty tasty too. I think it would depend on my mood which one I would get that day. I’m in love with their pumpkin and their cheesecake pancakes. Maybe they will make a pumpkin chesecake one someday.

  35. I would like to try the berry berry.

  36. IHOP is my jam.. i’d totally try the bananas foster one. that sauce looks excellent.

  37. I’d like to try Berry and Peach. Both look delicious, can’t wait to try it out.

  38. i would try the banana foster!

  39. i like the post on fb (name is vunda vall)

  40. Bananas Foster for sure

  41. i would like to try the bananas foster!

  42. The bananas foster sounds awesome!

  43. I choose banana foster.

  44. I would like to try the banana foster

  45. I Follow you on Instagram(Kellywcu)

  46. I Follow you on twitter(kellydsaver) & tweeted

  47. The berry berry flavor looks the best!

  48. I liked your post on Facebook. Thank you!!!

  49. I am following you on Instagram as amynessss. Your pictures are going to make me so hungryyy. Thank you!

  50. I would love to try the berry berry!

  51. i would love to try the banana foster one!

  52. Would love to try berry berry berry

  53. will you answer kirbie ? was your combo really just $5.99 ?

  54. I posted the message on Twitter and am ready for some yummy breakfast!!

  55. The peaches and cream combo sounds good to me. 🙂

  56. I’d like to try the Berry Berry.

  57. Hi Kirby, I live in South Africa and just love to read your blog, especially because I love San Diego so much. My daughter Esmarie lives in San Clemente and it would be such a surprise for her if I could win something that SHE can enjoy. Her email address is: [email protected]. Esmarie loves healthy food and I think the Berry Berry is just the thing for her!

    Keep up your wonderful blogs.


  58. Those look so delicious! Now I want one but sadly our IHOP is no longer 24 hours and it is midnight. The banana foster would be my first pick.

  59. I liked the post on Facebook.

  60. i zoomed in on this pic and it looks like 8.69 or 8.99 for ultimate bacon & sausage combo.

    is my confusion that you got only 1 brioche bread + combo, and that was 5.99 ? but the pics if of 2 berry bricohes and 1 banana foster brioche .

    • There are different combos. All of them start with the 2 pieces of french toast. I got the berry berry one and I got the regular combo which is two eggs, hash brown and either 2 sausage or 2 bacon. That is $5.99. My husband got the banana foster with the ultimate combo for $8.69 which is two pieces of the french toast, and 3 sausage, bacon, eggs, and hash brown.

  61. thank you kirbie for explaining.
    it better be $5.99 for brioche + reg combo at my location.

  62. Bananas foster, for sure!

  63. The berry berry flavor.

  64. I would probably go for the Peaches and Cream! These look so yummy, I hope they are worth the extra gym time.

  65. The banana foster one! Though I’d want to add peanut butter to it, too…

  66. I’d try the bananas foster! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  67. i think my first choice to try would be the bananas foster, mostly for the sauce!

  68. YUM!! The Peaches and Cream Brioche French Toast!

  69. I’d like to try the Berry Berry.

  70. The Berry Berry.

  71. The Banana Foster one looks sooooo good! I will have to try that one!
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  72. I liked this post on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  73. I follow you on Twitter as @MsCarolsueA
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  74. I like berry berry flavor.

  75. I liked this post on Facebook as Elis Brockway

  76. I followed you on Instagram as @elisbroc

  77. I would like to get the Berry Berry one first

  78. I like this post on FB as Leidy Ruiz

  79. I follow you on twitter as @neiddy_ruiz and shared this giveaway

  80. please accept this as my entry. i want to try the banana cream brioche FT.

  81. I would like to try the bananas foster

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  82. liked post on facebook: michelle barrett

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  83. please accept this as my entry. i want to try the banana cream brioche FT.

  84. i was planning on posting 4x. I’ve posted 2x, #84 & #87 . The reason is those with twitter and facebook and instagram have 3 additional entries. Is that alright?

    • I can only count one of your entries. The other entries must be through twitter, facebook or instagram as specified in the rules.

  85. Oh I would love to try the Banana Foster! I love bananas!

  86. I liked on facebook

  87. IHOP giftcard would do wonders for a college student!

  88. I also liked this post on facebook

  89. I want to try the peaches kind!

  90. liked on facebook 🙂

  91. I liked the post on facebook

  92. Banana Foster

  93. I follow on instagram

  94. I follow in twitter and tweeted the following:

  95. hey kirbie who won?

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