Monday, October 31, 2016

Crystal Head Vodka

Today is the anniversary of me getting canned from a job I didn't care for and having a drink of this will make me fill just a little better. Crystal Head Vodka is a corn based alcohol so it is not much of a vodka at all, but I did find this to be a smooth drink to be had with soda. 

I wouldn't go drinking this on it's own. It tastes nasty like most vodka does. Still, I think this is great stuff and very festive given the day.  

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Candy Corn

Candy Corn, the sign that fall is in full swing and that little buggers will be at your door begging. I can say with experience that they will cry with joy at getting candy corn and I still don't see why.

Some folks like candy corn and others do not. Those that like this seasonal treat really can't get enough of the stuff. Me, I saved this from last year and finally got around to trying it and, yep, it's just as not worth it as I remember.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Branchs Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn

I picked up this 'Branchs Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn' on a discount rack last Halloween. Not only do I think these are better than normal candy corn, but my brother thinks these are superior as well. I have to admit I just don't like candy corn but peanut butter kicks.

These are just way better than the original.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Colombina Max Frutacidas Sour Pineapple

Colombina 'Max Frutacidas Sour Pineapple' is some kind of fruit taffy. They are a second stringer kind of candy and not all that great. If you haven't gotten your  Halloween candy yet don't get a pack with these in them unless you want the kids to egg your house. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fancy Filled Strawberry Filled Candy

Fancy Filled 'Strawberry Filled Candy' is another candy by Colombia and other than it's lack of filling these are rather good. I'd like to see what they are like dissolved in vodka. Well, no, I think I'd rather just have the vodka and a soda. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tootsie Fruit Rolls Lime Flavored

Tootsie Fruit Rolls Lime Flavored are on of the less popular members of the Tootsie family. They are a soft candy with a lime flavoring, not made with real lime, and a reasonable if not memorable candy. These are the kind of things that get eaten last in your candy bag.

If your kids get these in their Halloween stash this year be sure to let them eat these first so they won't like candy as much.

That and make sure not to let them eat all their candy in a day or so. They'll get sick and you'll be sorry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trader Joe's Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins

Trader Joe's Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins are 120 Calories per pumpkin. If they were less I would give them a better score but these are just so chocked full of sugar that they have to taste good. Sugar anything that much and it tastes good so give these a pass unless you can't gain weight.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hyphy Juice Purple Rush Flavor

For those of us who are energy drink hogs Hyphy Juice "Purple Rush Flavor" looks tempting and I can say that it stands as a solid energy drink. It lacks the power of my good old monster, and I love monster. 

Now, if you're looking to have something festive to keep the party going till the sun comes up Purple Rush is a great buy. If you're already a big energy drink person this will disappoint. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe Beef Taquitos

Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe "Beef Taquitos" are, well, okay. If they didn't take so long and by the time you got them you hadn't eaten your weight in chips. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe Cheese Stuff

I can get away with calling this 'Cheese Stuff' because I don't think I'll ever return to "Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe". Why? Well, for one thing they botched this so badly because it goes with the chips which we were out of when this arrived. 

As far as cheese goop goes this isn't bad but it wasn't served with chips so it looked like they wanted us to eat it with a spoon.  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe

Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe Chips come free with every meal and they are some of the best restaurant chips I've had. They also give you so many of them that you can't help but be full after eating at this Cafe. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mountain Dew Pitch Black

Mountain Dew 'Pitch Black' is a flavor that pops up every now and then so if you can get your hands on it you're on the lucky side. It goes very well with the Tequila that gives people gut pain.

I have no idea why they call this grape flavored soda 'Pitch Black'. It's just not as black as pitch. If you're into grape soda you will be into this and it will keep the party going for a few more hours. 

From what I understand this was released in 2004 for Halloween. Grape for Halloween? Why, just why, but it's not a bad soda. Drink in moderation. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carl's Jr. The Charbroiled Chicken Salad

Carl's Jr. 'The Charbroiled Chicken Salad' is a good deal better for you if you don't get the dressing. That dressing is full of salt and saturated fat.  Add that it looks nasty and what you have is a deal breaker for me. 

After that I thought this wasn't bad. The chicken didn't come apart. It was sliced but not cut into pieces. It was good chicken, sweet, and the salad took a long time to eat so it felt like I was eating more.

I wouldn't go eating this in my car, but if you need to stop at a fast food place for a meal it isn't bad. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Carl's Jr. Fried Zucchini

Carl's Jr. Fried Zucchini is one of those things you get when you want to pretend that your eating healthy. Let me just say, if it has 'fried' in the name it's bad for you. 

Once you stop lying to yourself these are an okay side. If you want a change get them. They are much better than Carl's French Fries.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fiesta Beef Tamales in Chili Sauce

If you are hoping for a real tamale taste then Fiesta Beef Tamales in Chili Sauce will disappoint you utterly. I can't say they were bad but they simply were far from the real deal.

These are a bit stronger than canned ravioli. Then I never buy that because it's so meh. I think these would make a good earthquake supply. These are agreeable but not great.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Subway Sandwiches Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Subway Sandwiches "Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich" is well like breakfast in a sandwich. It was filling and functional, it didn't leave me wanting more like what may happen with McDonald's and it was also loaded with vegetables.   

If you need to eat and run this is a great buy.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Trader Joe's Tomato & Olive Focaccia

Trader Joe's 'Tomato & Olive Focaccia' is a somewhat inconsistent bread. You can get good bites and bad bites but most of the bites are good. Just some times you get a little too much plant in your mouth and that just feels nasty. I would probably get this again, but only if I didn't see anything else interesting.  

Friday, October 14, 2016

BJ's Restaurant Salted Caramel Pizookie

BJ's Restaurant Salted Caramel Pizookie is a baked cookie with white chocolate chips topped with melting vanilla ice cream sprinkled with dark chocolate chips and then drizzled with caramel. 

You just gained five pounds by reading this now go get a good workout in before you have this calorificly dense treat. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

BJ's Restaurant California Supreme

BJ's Restaurant 'California Supreme' Pizza features Pepperoni, mushrooms, spinach, black olives, and seasoned tomatoes. It's not the best combination at BJ's. The tomatoes are under-seasoned and this could use more pepperoni.

All in all, this is a good pizza because BJ's only makes good pizza. Still, there are much better offerings than this at BJ's. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BJ's Restaurant Crispy Portobello Strips

BJ's Restaurant 'Crispy Portobello Strips' is one of the newer items on the BJ's Menu and they are absolutely great! My only problem with these is that they're on the small bites list and so you get enough for only one person. 

These were a crispy delight, moist on the inside, and with just enough crunch. They come with tarter sauce, but these were just fine as they were.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BJ's Restaurant Ice Coffee

BJ's Restaurant Ice Coffee is unsweetened. It's a frothy drink served with no sugar added because the sugar is on the side. I have to admit this was something of a shock but if you're a coffee drinker and watching your weight then this lets you decide if you want real or fake sugar. 

I'm not sure what to think of this to be dead honest. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Freschetta 4 Cheese Medley Pizza

With Halloween coming up you may be looking to have a few pizzas. Frankly I like to have a few in the freezer before the party in case we run short of real food or for when I just feel like skipping the cooking the next day. Freschetta '4 Cheese Medley Pizza' is a nice thick filling pizza that will get the job done.

I would keep a few of these around because they're rather good.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wendy's Vanilla Frosty

Wendy's Vanilla Frosty is a cup of ice cream. These things is not a shake so a straw is useless. It comes with a spoon and you'll need one. I can't say this is great, but I can't say this was bad. It works on a hot day.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wendy's Baconator

Wendy's 'Baconator' is a good amount of burger, but the bacon wasn't the main piece of the burger. I think this was good but not wonderful. I think the best part of this burger was the name. You have to love the word Baconator. I mean, just typing it makes me want to go get one.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wendy's Baconator Fries

Wendy's Baconator Fries are one of the greatest disappointments I have had as a food critic. The bacon was okay but the cheese was a joke and under that fake cheese. I would have been more satisfied with a regular fries and catch up.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Trader Joe's Candy Coated Chocolate Drops

Trader Joe's 'Candy Coated Chocolate Drops' are knock off M&M's. that said they are richer and more flavorful with an old time look that sets them apart. I would say these are the kind of candy you should by if you eat candy infrequently. These do not do well in heat, about as well as normal  M&M's, and can stain your hand.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mountain Dew Kickstart Black Cherry

Mountain Dew Kickstart 'Black Cherry' works about half as well as an energy drink and isn't as good as black cherry soda. I will say that if you're the kind of person who needs a fix but doesn't want to go all in this may work for you. For me, I'd rather have a monster.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Snickers Mixed Nuts

Don't look to close at the package of your 'Snickers Mixed Nuts' because that looks kind of like a scrotum. I have no idea what a scrotum tastes like, but I know what Snickers tastes like and this is about the same. I can't go around thinking much of these because they are almost just like normal Snickers. They are a little more wood flavored but not so much as you would care.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Outback Steakhouse Wood-Grilled California Chicken Sandwich

Outback Steakhouse's "Wood-Grilled California Chicken Sandwich" is a lot of chicken for one sandwich. It runs about ten bucks and that's about what you would pay for a large sandwich anywhere else. I have to grant that this is what you order if someone drags you to Outback and you wish to be more economical.

Still, I found this to be filling and worth eating.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Outback Steakhouse Loaded Blooming Onion

Outback Steakhouse Loaded Blooming Onion is a disappointing order. Nothing on this plate was crisp, not the onion, not the bacon, not the fries. 

If you're looking for oil to fill your gut so you can take more alcohol then I'd order this, but if you want something worth eating give it a pass. 

They also put a sauce bowl in the middle to make it look bigger. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Snickers Crisper

Have you ever wanted to know what would it be like to have Rice Krispies  in your Snickers? Then 'Snickers Crisper' are for you. 

If you haven't wanted to try that then these are just not as good as normal Snickers. I can't say I disliked these, but I can't say I would have them over the original.