Saturday, December 31, 2016

Red Velvet Chips Ahoy

It is hard for me to express my disappointment with Red Velvet Chips Ahoy. They have no such filling as depicted in the picture, and these are nothing like what's on the package. These are okay but not distinctive enough to be worth trying. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Subway Sandwiches Salad

I've been told you can turn any Subway Sandwich into a Salad. Why one would do that is hard for me to get over, but it works okay.  Being a fat mass of blubber I am not a fan of salad, but I felt this salad was worth eating. Subway has enough vegetables to make this work and you get croutons. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kirkland Signature American Vodka

If you'r thinking of a Vodka for the new year this one will do well for your money. Kirkland Signature American Vodka is a smooth drink with a solid finish and no major aftertaste. Where as I never was big on shots I have this often with cola and other sodas, and it always fits well without making it's presence to overt. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

M&M's Coffee Nut

I ran across M&M's 'Coffee Nut' variety at a discount store and figured that I just had to try them. As a coffee lover these are good stuff. I have to say that these are some of the best M&M's I've had. 

I'm not sure they would take the place of the classic flavors, but if you run into these and like chocolate and coffee they are a must try. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Victor's Villa Chocolate Milkshake

Victor's Villa Chocolate Milkshake is, well, a milkshake. There isn't much to say about it but I had the choice of ordering this or something I can't review. I wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't impressed. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Victor's Villa Texas Fries

I didn't know what I was ordering when I asked for Victor's Villa 'Texas Fries' and the fellow at the register gave me a look like I was crazy. I guess most folks never ask for these. I can't see why. 

I have to admit that pickled peppers are not my bag and I gave most of those away but you get bacon and cheese as well and were as chili fries would be better I think these are rather good. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Victor's Villa Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Victor's Villa Bacon Double Cheeseburger is a lot of burger. It's not the best burger I've had but at least I know when I eat one I'm not putting as much money in some corporate sleazebags bank account. 

Now I will say that I wish it was cooked a bit hotter to give the beef a crunch, but you can't have everything. Good burger just not top notch. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Taco Bell Breakfast Soft Taco

Who are they kidding the Taco Bell 'Breakfast Soft Taco' is just an unfinished breakfast burrito. Small and unsatisfying you may need to buy a good number of these to feel full. As for me, I would rather have a normal taco or at least what Taco Bell calls a taco.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Taco Bell Hash Brown

The Taco Bell Hash Brown  is still not a McDonald's hash brown. It tries hard and get's somewhere close but it's just not cooked at the same temperature giving it less crunch.  It also tries to make up for this by being larger but it's just not cutting the mustered. 

May  be it would be better with mustered. Now I got to try that!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Taco Bell Iced Regular Coffee

Taco Bell Iced Regular Coffee is unremarkable, unflavored, and basically there if you don't like hot coffee. I would not recommend this unless you want a low calorie caffeine boost. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights

Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights are kind of like deep fried and sugared balls of goop. I have to say they are rather good, terrible for you, but otherwise totally great. They kill me almost as good as french fries. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Oreo

The 'Winter Oreo' is, as far as I can see, an Oreo with red filling. Other than the box and snow man on the back these are less winter than normal Oreo's that have a white center. I mean, snow is white or brown right? Look, I live in LA. The only snow I see is man made. 

What does red have to do with winter? They didn't say Christmas Oreo did they?! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Firehouse Subs Firehouse Meatball

Firehouse Subs Firehouse Meatball is bigger and meatier than the subway version. I can't say that it's as good because the one I had the meatballs were cold in the middle. I will say that it was more filling, but as it comes with a bigger price tag I think it's all about the same in the end. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

In N' Out Burger Neapolitan Milkshake

In N' Out Burger Neapolitan Milkshake is what you get when you put all three flavors of milkshake together. It's not that great. It's about as good as any milkshake and I'm glad I tried it but I'm not sure why people order these. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Takeya Thermo Flask

Takeya Thermo Flask is one of the more durable water bottles I've used. They suffer the dishwasher poorly but the damage has been whole cosmetic. They keep cold beverages cold for very long periods of time and have a large enough opening to fit a good sized bottle brush.

I like these so much that I now have four of them three or witch you can see here. The black one on the bottom I painted green to keep folks from swiping it at the gym. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Glenfiddich Scotch 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich Scotch 12 Year Old is a fines Scotch, and I need to make the point that the bottle I had was found abandoned for at least ten years.

Well, I can't say much for it but this is my first Scotch. Again, I wouldn't drink it in shots and I can't say that it was all that powerful. As a nix drink it has a harder flavor and is more noticeable than Whiled Turkey 101.

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about, but I will put out that this is an elegant drink for guests.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Rolls

Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Rolls are underwhelming. The spice part is a little misleading and the pumpkin part is just a fraud. This could have had a much stronger flavor to go with my coffee.

To be honest these are okay. If they come on sale and you don't have a weight problem then go for it. If you're fat like me give them a pass. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oreo Red Velvet

The Red Velvet Oreo is  a major improvement over normal Oreos. You would think this to be impossible given that a Red Velvet Oreo should be an Oreo with food coloring in the mix. 

However, the cream cheese filling is what make the cookie and this cookie reminds be of what Oreos were like before the cookie cot to dry to be eaten without milk. 

Sadly, I found these on sale at a discount store and they will be hard to find but my rotund self needs no Oreos.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Holly Nog Chocolate Mint Nog

Holly Nog's 'Chocolate Mint Nog' is and alcoholic cream that tastes like Andes Mints. To be honest this was totally kickn' and made the holiday much more marry. 

I find it on the light side alcohol wise, but past that it's a top notch drink. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Peanut Butter Oreo

The Peanut Butter Oreo is something of an upgrade over the normal Oreo but still not an Oreo I want to eat without something to dunk them in. I have to admit I'm not big on Oreo's now days even if eating them pisses off Donald Trump.

Still, if you're an Oreo fan these things will knock the roof off your mouth. Me, I kind of shrugged them off but I got them to put in my Christmas baking anyway.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Holly Nog Original Egg Nog Flavored Wine Specialty

Holly Nog Original Egg Nog Flavored Wine Specialty has a very long name. Even with it's very long name I think that this will put some kick in your holiday. I rank it above any other Nog I had in 2015. I may have had better by the time I post this, but at the end of 2015 when I was writing this the best Nog I had was Holly Nog Original Egg Nog Flavored Wine Specialty.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Maggie's Pub Garden Vegetable Combo

With mushrooms, zucchini, and cauliflower the Maggie's Pub Garden Vegetable Combo is like a plate of gold nuggets you can eat. I will say that I could have used more mushrooms and both my brother and I loved this plate. 

The dipping souse is a big part of this dish because alone the vegetables are on the bland side, but I believe that is in the tradition of Irish food.

All and all, get one of these because they're great!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Maggie's Pub Nicolas Copernicus - Polish Kielbasa Sausage

The Nicolas Copernicus at Maggie's Pub is a toasted Polish Sausage sandwich and I would say it is a good one but I would rather have the Sausage cooked to a crisp. 

If you are going to get this I would be very clear on how you like it, because this was under done. I feel that Maggie's shines on it seafood menu, but the sandwiches are good as well. Still, know what you are getting and know what you like.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Maggie's Pub Fruit

I ordered the vegetable of the day and they asked if I still wanted the coleslaw that came with my sandwich. I said no as I have never understood coleslaw and this came in it's place. This was great compared to coleslaw but I couldn't find it on the menu. 

In any case, I think this is just canned fruit but it was a welcome change. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Maggie's Pub Vegetable of the Day

I get the feeling that at Maggie's Pub few people order the Vegetable of the Day. I could have microwaved this myself. They added nothing to these to make them different from what I would get in a frozen pack at the store. 

I think they were just added to the menu for folks who get dragged to places by their friends and want to eat healthy. I wouldn't have ordered them if not for the fact that I want to try everything on the Maggie's menu.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Maggie's Pub Birthday Cake

Had this last year, don't worry I'm writing this a year in advance, and it was so-so. It had a great spectacle with the sparkler but otherwise left me flat.

It is the most basic cake you can have without making it without flavoring at all and was on the stale side.

Now I love Maggie's Pub but next year I'm going to suggest we go somewhere else for the anniversary of my birth.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Panera Bread Mitten Cookie

This is the Panera Bread flat bread cookie only in mitten form decorated for the holiday. If you like that then go for it but just remember that as much as these things are good there are better things for the same money at Panera Bread. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Equal Exchange Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Look down at the chocolate you no doubt have in your hand and ask "did a child slave pick the beans for this?" If you honestly don't know than you should by Equal Exchange 'Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips' because you know no slave labor when into your chocolaty treat. I will say that these are just about the same as other chocolate chips you get. 

I can't say they are better for cookies, but they are better for who you are as a person. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mint Oreo

If you just brushed your teeth and didn't get all the paste out then had a normal Oreo you would just about have the flavor of 'Mint Oreo'. I can't say much for this product but like most Oreo's eating them reminds me that my childhood is dead. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bob's Burgers French Fires

If you're fat like I am you've said "I want more french fries' more than once. At Bob's Burgers you will definitely not say that after ordering a combo. You get a lot of French Fries, like, a whole French of them. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bob's Burgers Double Cheese Burger

There really is a 'Bob's Burgers' and they make this Double Cheese Burger which is big and made of real meat. It will get off your plate and beat the chemical smoke off any whopper any day. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pizzamania Pizza

Pizzamania is one of the best small Pizza places I've ever been to, but then it may be that going there reminds me of the days of my youth and when I could eat a whole large pizza on my own. 

This pizza did have a few burns around the edge there. That will happen if they get a big order right before yours.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Little Beijing Fried Rice

Little Beijing's Fried Rice has white onion. I never could deal with white onion. Other than that it's okay. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Little Beijing Orange Chicken

Little Beijing 'Orange Chicken' is as good as Panda Express. If I were blindfolded I honestly believe that I couldn't tell the difference.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Little Beijing Broccoli Beef

Little Beijing's 'Broccoli Beef' is, like all Beef with Broccoli, a standard of American Chinese food. This is what you get if you want to believe you're eating healthy and it fools me every time. 


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Little Beijing Pepper Chicken

Little Beijing is a Chinese American restaurant not far from where the 60 hits the 605. I call it Chinese American because I honestly believe this kind of food is hard to find in China. 

So 'Pepper Chicken' is one of their signature dishes and I have always found it to be one I love. Other than a few Jalapenos this is basically chicken and it has that chewy fast food feel. I know it's probably horrible for me but it's just one of those foods.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Subway Sandwiches Steak and Cheese

Subway Sandwiches 'Steak and Cheese' is one of those sandwiches that needs to be hot. I will say that it gets hot enough to make the vegetables  wilt and that's a bad thing for vegetables so you need to think hard about this sandwich. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In N' Out Strawberry Shake

In N' Out Strawberry Shake is a reasonable beverage or desert. I am not a fan of strawberry but if I was I'd get these often. I'm normally the one who gets something else but like everything you get at 'In N' Out' these are top quality. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wienerschnitzel French Fries Burrito

Wienerschnitzel French Fries Burritos are the perfect food for people who love eating in their car. 

This staid in the burrito and was about as good as what you get at Wienerschnitzel. 

I have to say I like these, they're not as good as corn dogs but I like them.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wienerschnitzel Oreo Shake

Wienerschnitzel Oreo Shake is the well over done Oreo Shake you get anywhere, it fails to stand out. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wienershnitzel Mini Corn Dogs

Wienershnitzel 'Mini Corn Dogs' are corn dogs without the stick. Given that the one thing I dislike about corn dogs, other than they make me fat, is the stick I think these are great. No more groping around thinking the stick may be the one of your french fries at the bottom of the bag.  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Panera Bread Signature Hot Chocolate

Panera Bread 'Signature Hot Chocolate' is a 510 Calorie mess that isn't worth all the extra flesh around your belly. I thought it was okay but for 510 Calories you need to be better than okay. You need to be great and this wasn't. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rock Fish

Rock Fish is, well, the most miserable fish I have ever cooked. It's so bland it needs to be aggressively seasoned and it's spiny so you can hurt yourself. If it were me I would only eat it if I caught it and that's only because I'm not handling that nasty thing for nothing. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Shasta Grape

I got this "Grape" Shasta to cover the flavor of some whisky that I didn't care for and it does that job very well. Grape soda is nothing like sparkling grape juice. It's just grape soda and if you like the flavor of fake grape then this stuff is for you. I would say it's very rich for the 150 Calories. Soda is death juice, and I love my death juice but this is for those who can't afford better stuff.

Buy this if you want to cover the flavor of low budget alcohol.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Freschetta Signature Pepperoni Pizza

Freschetta Signature Pepperoni Pizza is a thin crust version of it's thick crust brother and it's just not as good. The crust is just a hair too thin and it tastes like it came from the microwave no matter how you heat it up. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Jack Daniel's Limited Edition

I feel I need to explain this to the public at large. We make whisky for one reason and one reason alone. That's for drinking. I'll grant you that every now and again a bottle of whisky washes up on a beach, and that's a collector's item mostly because it probably stinks. 

This whisky is not made for drinking. It's made for collecting and that's just a horrible thing to do to whisky. 

In this case I got a triple pack with Jack 1 through 3 and found out why they stopped making the stuff. I've never had Jack No.7 but I'd like to try it some time.

This, on the other hand, turned my brother off to Jack as a brand and that's just a crime.