Friday, September 30, 2016

Pure Order Brewing Co. Santa Barbera Pale Ale

As a man known for his live of pale ale I have to ask if I got a bad bottle of this beer. Not that it was bad, but simply that it was not good and, like the last sample I got from this brewing company, there was stuff at the bottom of the bottle.

It makes me sad to look at a California Brew and give it a poor review. I mean it really hurts to know that this stuff simply isn't great beer.

I would say that it's passable, better than the last one I tried, but I wouldn't buy it again. 

Come on, folks, you're making my home state look bad!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trader Joe's Cultivated Wild Rice

Trader Joe's Cultivated Wild Rice is a black hardy rice that needs longer to cook than other varieties. I should note, where as this rice is more expensive than more common rice it is high in fiber and protein as well as other micro nutrients.  

If you can afford this than it is be better alternative I tend to use it in conjunction with other grains where it lends color and texture to the meal. This stuff is on my buy list. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I ran into 'Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter' Ice Cream  at my local store and it being a hot day I decided to try this icy treat. I noted that the peanut butter was still in cube form when I served this but it was good ice cream. I didn't find it wonderful but it was good.

I would have liked a stronger vanilla to give it sweetness without calories. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Subway Sandwiches Carved Turkey

Subway Sandwiches Carved Turkey is loaded with fat, salt, and cholesterol. This is generally the way all fast food is so I wouldn't worry that much. In fact, I believe this to be a healthier option. I rather like these sandwiches. I would recommend them and I get them all the time.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sun Chips Veggie Harvest Tomato, Basil & Cheese

Sun Chips Veggie Harvest Tomato, Basil & Cheese are a mouth full of flavor. I thought these were a total win and given that the only other flavor of Sun Chips I like are original that says something. This is the first flavored sun chip I've had with the right amount of flavor. The other flavors tend to be overbearing and unpleasant. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Subway Sandwiches Spicy Italian

Subway Sandwiches 'Spicy Italian' is about nine hundred calories and more than twice that in milligrams of salt. For fast food this is about normal. This sandwich needs more spice to be spicy and something more. I'm not going to get this again but then I'm not going to turn my nose up at one.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Snyder's of Hanover Dippin' Strips

Snyder's of Hanover 'Dippin' Strips' are honestly great for dipping. They accomplish what they set out to do. I'm finding it harder and harder to figure out how to review tortilla chips given that they taste like salt but I bravely press on.

If you need tortilla chips these will do.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Salad

Calling this a salad should be a crime. This is something to put your dressing on. I don't like dressing much but Millie's included this with a meal so I didn't worry much about what was in this thing. If you get Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Salad you shouldn't go congratulating yourself for eating something healthy. It's just unhealthy things with lettuce as garnish. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Buffalo Chicken Strips

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery 'Buffalo Chicken Strips' are about what you would expect from Buffalo Chicken Strips'. These are wet, spicy, and crispy on the inside. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Fisherman’s Basket

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery 'Fisherman’s Basket' is shrimp and Alaskan White Fish together on one plate with french fries. It's like fish and chips only with shrimp. This was good. I can't say that it would be my go to meal at this place but I have always had a thing for shrimp. Reminds me of good times with my mother I guess. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Round Slice Chocolate Cream Pie

Millie's Restaurant & Bakery Round Slice Chocolate Cream Pie is a sad dessert. The pudding was okay, but the shell was thick and hard. It would not cut with a knife and I couldn't eating most of the hard mess. 

I'm sure there are better things to get at Millie's so keep clear of this because it's just not worth the calories. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Nutty but Nice Almond Dip Lemon & Garlic

Nutty but Nice Almond Dip Lemon & Garlic is the top flavor of Nutty but Nice dip so far as I can see. This is a dip that will make just about any chip happy to get eaten.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sizzler French Fries

Sizzler French Fries fall short of going the extra mile, but do give you another hundred yards. They are more flavorful than normal friend fries. My rule is to review everything so I reviewed these. Still, there is little to say about them. I would get them again, because I love french fries.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sizzler Classic Trio

Sizzler Classic Trio is a classic example of why Americans die of heart disease. You have beef, cheese, ham, chicken, and shrimp all on the same plate. It's between five and eight servings of protein and even if I was a body builder it would be too much for one person. I did get it all down, I look like a blimp to start with, but you should stay clear of this for health reasons. 

I will say that the chicken was great, the shrimp was so so, and the steak was a knock out. Good eating is just bad for you.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sizzler Cheese Bread

Sizzler Cheese Bread is almost a meal onto itself. I grant that if I'm going to sizzler I'm going to call that a 'cheat meal' but they bring you slice after slice of this bread and it's addictive. It tastes great but will kill you.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sizzler Mango Lemonade

Sizzler Mango Lemonade was overly bitter. You do get free refills but I didn't want any.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Old Town Baking Company Squaw Bread

Old Town Baking Company Squaw Bread is a dark hearty bread. Not sure there is much more I can say about this bread. I think it makes a better meatloaf. Still, it was rather unremarkable. If Squaw Bread is your thing this would be great, but I note that it does not have 'whole wheat flour' only 'wheat flour' which makes me ask why they add Wheat Bran. Do note that this, like with most 'Old Town Baking Company' breads, this will not last long on the counter and is better kept cool.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Coco's Bakery Buttermilk Pancakes

Coco's Bakery Buttermilk Pancakes are a basic pancake sure to get all you carbivors drooling. I can't say these were all that but then I make some crazy pancakes at home. If you want a traditional meal these do nicely. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pleasant Prairie Packing Center Cut Pork Chops

Pleasant Prairie Packing Center Cut Pork Chops are a frozen Pork Chop sold in packs of 6. These are a great meal if you can get them apart. The dang things come frozen together. After that, fine cut of meat and easy to cook. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Kermanig Bakery Focaccia Mozzarella & Basil

Kermanig Bakery Focaccia Mozzarella & Basil is a Mediterranean style precursor to Pizza. Pizza is American, get over it!

Anyway, this is best reheated brushed with olive oil and the one fresh basil leaf really could be cut up and dispersed. Overall I can't get enough of these things. On my buy list.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jack in the Box Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Shake

Jack in the Box Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Shake is made with real ice cream. I would like to know if that ice cream has milk in it but I'm not willing to look too deep into that cookie laden mess.

It's a great shake to be honest but I had trouble getting it out of the cup. Thick and cold, I had to use the straw for a spoon. All in all, good product if you're not a fat mess like me.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Jack in the Box Supreme Croissant

Jack in the Box Supreme Croissant is not all that supreme. I sea nothing supreme about this at all. I will say it works well as a croissant but supreme, no way.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jack in the Box Hash Browns

Jack in the Box Hash Browns are a knock off of the clown variety and, well, they are almost as good., disappointment in a paper bag.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nutty but Nice Lime & Curry Almond Dip

Nutty but Nice 'Lime & Curry' Almond Dip is a vegan way to enjoy curry. It's spicy but creamy, and one of the strangest dips I've ever eaten. I have to say this is a great dip. If you like curry try this.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley

Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley is a mix of preboiled long grain brown rice, black barley, and daikon radish seeds. Funny how it only has one kind of brown rice. You would think it would have more brown rice. 

Past that this is a solid starch with 5 grams of fiber per serving and 6 grams of protein. It has a texture that would make it easy to distinguished from simple rice even if blindfolded.

I think it's the radish seeds that pop in your mouth when you eat this medley. All in all, this has been on my buy list for some time and I will get it again. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Johnsonville Beer Brats

Johnsonville Beer Brats are high in saturated fat and sodium. They sport only 9 grams of protein and taste nothing like beer. I will have to be clear that I am not a big sausage fan. I avoid sausage normally, but my brother felt these would be worth a try. As sausages they were okay but the need for more beer flavor made them a disappointment. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016


A Veggetti is a device for making vegetables into spaghetti. This is the upgraded version because the old ones were braking. I can see how that happened given that the blades on these are way too dull and the thing is hard to clean. 

I don't know how this was done before the Veggetti but I can tell you I 100% need to find out.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Coronado Brewing Company Mermaid's Red Amber Ale

Coronado Brewing Company Mermaid's Red Amber Ale is a rich headed beer with a bitter flavor that makes it something of a winter brew. 

I can't recommend this because it boasts no standout quality and is simply not great drinking. 

If you're the kind of person who will sip your red and ruminate you may like this, but I didn't care for this bitter brew. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Shasta Kiwi Strawberry

'Kiwi Strawberry' is one of those flavors that you'll find hard to get your hands on unless you buy Shasta. I would say it goes well with vodka and is something different from the normal sodas so I give it a thumbs up. 

I will point out that the novelty is the biggest part so I'm not putting this on my buy list, but I am saying you should give it a go.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ray's Tepeyac Quesadilla with Beef

There are few foods as satisfying as a quesadilla and Ray's Tepeyac as three different kinds all filled with jack cheese but differing in their animal protein. These are the beef variety and they are wonderful.

The only problem I have with these is I shouldn't eat them because of how fat I am but they are well more than enough for a full meal on their own.

This is one appetizer that can fill you up.