Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sea Dog Root Beer

Sea Dog Root Beer is absolutely Root Beer, but I don't get the dog part or taste any sea. It's good root beer. It's a solid buy for good root beer. Then, it's been so long since I had a root beer that I almost forgot what they taste like.

Sea Dog is sweet and creamy with a complex aftertaste that will fit in with some good whisky. I had to drink it straight for the review, but my brother had it with whisky and he said it was good. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Prego Roasted Garlic & Herb

Prego Roasted Garlic & Herb was suspiciously not garlic flavored. I grant that garlic and herb is just kind of like saying pasta sauce, but I would have expected the flavor of garlic to be in there somewhere.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Panera Bread Tulip Cookie

Made to be festive for Easter the Panera Bread Tulip Cookie is a standard disappointment having nothing new added. If it were not for the fact that I try every holiday special I come across I would not have tried this one. If you like the other holiday cookies this one will be your jam, but they have so much more to offer than this.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Panera Bread Chipotle Chicken Avocado Panini

Panera Bread's 'Chipotle Chicken Avocado Panini' was a great sandwich but they didn't have the chipotle when I was there so I can't say it was good with that pepper. 

The only real problem is that I still can't find it on the menu so WTF Panera Bread? Update things will you.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Omega Burger French Fries

Omega Burger's 'French Fries' are golden, crispy, and topped with a brownish red salt that is kind of sweet. Much like their burgers this didn't jump out at me but they were satisfying. I could have lived without the salt but they put some effort into making this a different french fry.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Omega Burger Double Cheese Burger

Omega Burger's 'Double Cheese Burger' comes with shredded onion, tomato, lettuce, and thousand island dressing. I will have to say that I didn't find that this wowed me but it got points for the shredded onions, never seen those before.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Baileys' Dulce de Peche

Baileys' Dulce de Peche is little different from your normal Baileys' Irish Cream, but my brother loved it so this is his second bottle.

Me I hardly notice the stuff so I wouldn't go getting more of it personally. What this needs is more Peche. It has a nominal distinction over the original flavor that is out of place in an Irish Cream. 

Come on Baileys' lets have a cinnamon flavor rather than this meh.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Panera Bread Green Passion Power Smoothie

Panera Bread's 'Green Passion Power Smoothie' It tastes like mango and is okay health wise with little sodium but only two grams of fiber. 

I can't say this rocked my world, but I can say it was worth a sip. One of the better options as far as health goes I would get this again.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Panera Bread Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Asiago Cheese Bagel

Panera Bread's 'Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Asiago Cheese Bagel' has a name proportional to the amount of salt included in it's cheese and bacon. 1300mg of sodium to kill you a little more every time you eat one.

I will say that I liked this but found it small. If you're going to have one of these be sure to have a beer that night to wash the sodium out of your system. Other than that they are really good.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pacific Fish Grill Wild Jumbo Shrimp & Chips

Pacific Fish Grill's Wild 'Jumbo Shrimp & Chips' wasn't all that wild. The shrimp had a gamy flavor akin to it having sat too long before freezing but you got a lot of 'chips'.

All in all I liked this but it wasn't great. I could go either way with buying it again but may be it was the Poke we had as an appetizer that made me dislike it so if you like shrimp give this a try.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Pacific Fish Grill Ahi Poke

Pacific Fish Grill's Ahi Poke was a curiosity picked out by my brother. It turn out that Ahi is a kind of tuna fish and Poke is the method of preparation.

In other words, this is a plate of raw fish. Not sushi, sushi requires bitter rice, but raw fish none the less. 

We both found this revolting  and my brother now has asked me to remind him never to buy this again. He wouldn't even eat the avocado off the top.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Essential Everyday Miniature Marshmallows

Essential Everyday Miniature Marshmallows are a knock off of the name brand craft but how can you screw up a marshmallow? I guess you can't because these do just as well as any I have used in my life.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pure Order Brewing Co. Crooked Neck Hefeweizen

Pure Order Brewing Co. Crooked Neck Hefeweizen is named for the very real giraffe named Gemina who lived at the Santa Barbara Zoo and had a crooked neck. 

That unfortunate animal was born deformed but lived a normal life.

I'm not clear as to what this has to do with this Hefeweizen, but I can say I've never had a Hefeweizen like this one. 

First, it had a very strong head. I mean very strong and lasting so pour it slowly. Second, it had an oddly apple flavor that is strange because apple is not used in this beer. Finally, there was some brown stuff at the bottom of the bottle.

I have to say that this beer is so different from other beers that I would go out and try it just for the sake of doing so. I can't say I liked it all that much but it stands hour among the rest.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mountain Dew Kick Start Limeade

Mountain Dew Kick Start Limeade is basically Mountain Dew flavored energy drink. It's only 80 Calories and the flavor suffers for the loss. So it tastes like Mountain Dew only watered down some. Of all the Kick Start flavors I like this one the best, but, like all Kick Starts, it's just a discount knock off Monster.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Purple Cauliflower

So Purple Cauliflower is like Cauliflower only purple. Who knew! It tastes about the same but is rich in anthocyanins which is the antioxidant found in red cabbage and red wine.

For those of you who don't get nutrition that means this stuff is kind of better for you than normal Cauliflower. So it's great in all aspects except for that it is still Cauliflower and as such does not take on flavor as vegetables should. Me, I like to add green garlic to this vegetable and sometimes pepper, but if you want kids to eat it add cheese or butter.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Magic Hat Miss Bliss

I wasn't feeling the bliss with this Miss Bliss by Magic Hat. I think it's because I just don't like Coriander in my beer or maybe it's just over season for me. Then it could be the medication.

I found this to be soapy and unpleasant. My brother loved it but then he loves most beers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kirkland Signature Black Forest Ham

Kirkland Signature Black Forest Ham is crap. It tasted fine but was hard to chew and had little bits I kept having to spit out. I wouldn't mind that in my beef jerky but this is lunch meat. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spaghetti Squash

Looking like something that has been floating in the ocean for a few years Spaghetti Squash is just was it sounds like. You cut this thing in half and cook it then scrape out the spaghetti like insides.
It tastes like nothing, but I couldn't get past the sound it makes when I chew. My brother on the other hand can't get enough of this stuff and keeps asking me to make it for him. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ralphs Cheese Rolls

After they closed down the Ralphs in my area my brother became bitter and hateful towards the company. The one thing he does like to see from them is Ralphs Cheese Rolls which I often buy before my shift guarding a giant hole in the ground.

Nothing says good time like a good cheese roll as you sit in the cold and ask yourself when the next time you use a toilet that flushes will be. That is a big problem with America, great cheese rolls, but not enough jobs.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Angry Orchard Green Apple

Angry Orchard Green Apple hard cider is not a sweet as other angry orchard ciders making it more like a beer. I don't get why you would do this because if I wanted beer I'd drink it.

Wait! I do want a beer! Hold on. Ahhh, that's better. Now where was I?

Oh, yes, Green Apple is a great way to beat the heat if you don't have a sweet tooth like I do. I'm glad that there is this much variety but I wouldn't make this a standard buy. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Golden Melon

Golden or Canary Melon is a yellow teardrop shaped melon that tastes something like a cantaloupe. I liked this, but it wasn't some big change over a normal melon and it was bigger than a cantaloupe so eating half of one is a little harder.  

All in all, I'm glad I tried it and I'd serve it for lunch but not buy one just for me because of the size. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Explore Asian Organic Edamame Spaghetti

Explore Asian Organic Edamame Spaghetti has a bad name. Shouldn't be Explore Asia? Explore Asian sounds like cheap porn. However, this stuff is great!

It was kind of like string cheese to be honest, I can't figure why, but it was. I really to to this stuff and will buy it again. 

It also cooks faster than normal spaghetti so that's a plus. For you gym rats out their it's packed with protein and nutrients.  

Total win!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Galbi Grill KBBQ and Bar Three Sauce Thing

One of the things they give you at Galbi Grill KBBQ and Bar is this little plate with three sauces. No explanations as to what these are so you have to feel adventurous if you want to try them. 

Remember to discuss all food allergies with the waitress before eating!

In any case, the brown stuff I didn't like, the clear stuff I did, and the red stuff I never got round to. Most of the food comes seasoned so this is kind of useless. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Galbi Grill KBBQ and Bar Rice

As something of a filler Galbi Grill KBBQ and Bar gives you all you can eat rice to go along with the meat you cook yourself. Other than having something to shove in your face as you wait for the meat to be done I don't get this stuff. 

It's rice, a bit on the dry side, and otherwise okay. I'd stick to the meat, but if you can't wait go for it.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Galbi Grill KBBQ and Bar K-Pop Corn Chicken

K-Pop Corn Chicken is an odd offering for Galbi Grill as it comes precooked and ready. I would say this is out of place for a place were you cook your own food. 

That said this is crispy and less work than anything else you get at this place. I give it a thumbs up. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Gogue Dead Guy Ale

Even with the skeletons on the bottle Gogue Dead Guy Ale wasn't all that scary. I will say it was a novelty and worth bringing out at a party but I'm not adding it to my buy list.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

El Pueblo Burger Eggs and Bacon

You can tell by the chipped plates that El Pueblo Burger Eggs and Bacon doesn't go the extra mile. It was a passable meal but nothing more. I could have gotten the same thing at just about any place that sells this kind of food.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Panera Bread Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Panera Bread 'Chicken Tortellini Alfredo' would be great if it hadn't been sitting around for some time. I could tell that bacteria had grown on the pasta.  I know it sounds funny but this pasta felt sad and lonely, and if I hadn't been waiting for my movie to start I'd have been depressed all day after eating this stuff.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spam Bacon

If you want bacon why not eat bacon? Because you have 'Spam Bacon'! I'm not sure why this exists, and I can't say it's a big improvement over spam but if you were surviving off Spam this will be a nice change.

Past that, I'm not a fan of Spam so I could take it or leave it to be honest. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pepe's Finest Mexican Food Breakfast Burrito

Pepe's Finest Mexican Food 'Breakfast Burrito' is not the finest burrito I have ever had but it was big and filling. I rank it above Tommy's but I wouldn't call it world class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pepe's Fries

Pepe's Fries are enormous, easily a whole meal unto themselves, and, well, that's it. They didn't have ketchup out when I was there so these were bland, but I did have to give a few away because they were too much for me.