Friday, March 31, 2017

Kirkland Signature 2016 Pinot Grigio

Kirkland Signature 2016 Pinot Grigio is an Italian white wine that has a very very dry flavor and no semblance of fruit that I can detect. 

I found this to be a flavor that I would not get again, but I have to point out that a wine of this nature is simply not for me. 

I would rather have a sweet wine. If you like it dry this is the wine for you. It is not the wine for me.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Waba Grill No. 12 Waba Bowl

Waba Grill's Waba Bowl is what you get when you like both chicken and beef. I have to say that this has become my go to for Waba Grill and that I'm fully happy with the decision. 

If you're not sure if you're hungry you can get one of these and they keep much better than a burger or other fast food offering. I've had one in the refrigerator for a full day and had it cold but still found it to be good eating. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Michelina's Meatloaf

I found Michelina's Meatloaf at my local market at two for a dollar and figured 'why not try some?' This stuff is half a meal in that it has starch and protein but no vegetables. Kind of high in salt.

No, potatoes are not vegetables!

In any case, if you can make vegetables these are otherwise a good thing to have around. Not a complete meal but not all that bad.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pop Tarts Crush Orange

Pop Tarts Crush Orange have to be one of the saddest products I've ever seen. Orange Crush is kind of s second ringer soda that you have every now and again. Pop Tarts are a thing you never eat unless you just don't have time for real food. 

Pop Tarts Crush Orange are okay. I had to try them, but I don't have to like them. These are not as good as the soda but okay. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Barbara's Puffins Pumpkin

Puffins are a breakfast serial that remind me of Captain Crunch only harder and with less sugar. The Pumpkin Puffins are the holiday addition that didn't sell well because they aren't that great. 

Now, I know at some point I've tried Puffins, and I didn't keep buying them so I don't think much of them to start with, but these are just kind of there. 

This is anther example of a company trying to take part in the pumpkin spice crazy that happens every year around thanksgiving and for some reason hasn't died out yet at my local market. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bomba Energy Drink Mixed Berries

Hailing from Germany Bomba Energy Drink Mixed Berries is a grenade shaped bottle of blue not great that will not keep you up but rather give you bad dreams and green poop. 

The funny thing is, I like it so much I went and got more. I mean, this stuff made me dream like a champ. It's better than watching a movie, so I love these little psychedelic balls of nasty. 

Buy this to trip off but not to keep you up at night. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

BJ's Restaurant Chocolate Chunk Pizookie

BJ's Restaurant Chocolate Chunk Pizookie is basically chocolate chip. I didn't see enough in the way of chunks to make this a chocolate chunk anything. If you're going to call something chocolate chunk I want that chocolate to be on the chunky side. 

Some of you may want to make a Goonies reference here, but I can assure that that a chubby Jewish kid will not save the day for this Pizookie.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

BJ's Restaurant Classic Combo Pizza

BJ's Restaurant Classic Combo Pizza is studded with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, seasoned tomatoes. On the whole this is a solid choice, but then I go to Bj's with my brother, and he always wants pizza so we are running out of choices. 

BJ's pizza has a thick spongy crust I just wish I could see more of the menu.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BJ's Restaurant Crispy Flatbread Nachos

BJ's Restaurant Crispy Flatbread Nachos are a very American version of what is already really a very American food. That green stuff that is not Avocado is what I believe to be cilantro and you either like that stuff or you don't. Me, I'm not very big on the stuff and I didn't think much of this Flatbread.

It was okay just not great.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BJ's Restaurant Sparkling Raspberry Lime

I'm not sure the BJ's Restaurant Sparkling Raspberry was properly made. In any case, it was on the bitter side with very little Raspberry. I would not get this again. It wasn't very good. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jack in the Box Sourdough Jack

Jack in the Box's Sourdough Jack needs to be more sour. I mean this thing was so mild that I hardly knew that I had eaten it. The large amount of trans fat is also an issue. I have to say this wasn't that great but then was anything from Jack in the Box a real show stopper.  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Red Hook Summer Hook Golden Rye Ale

March 20 is the first day of spring this year and it's felt like summer for a few days now. What better time could there be for a nice Red Hook Summer Hook Golden Rye Ale?

As you can see here this beer has a robust head for a lighter beer. The rye flavor is prevalent and the beer is smooth. It's hard to go wrong with Red Hook. I gave two six packs of this away to veterans of the US armed forces and both said they were impressed. 

You kick it, Red Hook!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Maggie's Pub Sherlock Holmes

Maggie's Pub 'Sherlock Holmes' is your standard fish and chips. They are simple, filling, and very Irish. My mouth waters just looking at them so I recommend them all the way.  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Maggie's Pub Chili Cheese Fries

Maggie's Pub 'Chili Cheese Fries' are big. I mean, I had to take some home kind of big. I can't say these are the best thing on the menu, but I can say these are nice and filling. If you have a large party these are the thing to buy.

That said, there are some things wrong with them. First, the 'chili' is mild. Some folks like mild chili and some like it strong. I've had weaker chili, but I think this still could have been stronger. Second, it's not all real cheese. Nacho cheese is not at all cheese and that being put under the chili was a big disappointment.  

All in all, I would not get this again because there are better things on the menu. Stick with those onion rings if you ask me. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day at Maggie's Pub

Saint Patrick's Day at Maggie's Pub is a buffet with live music I went there for 2016 and found the place divided in two with two live bands.

The waitresses were decked out in their hottest outfits and parties were arriving right at open.

This meant of course that I was miserable because I don't like parts, and I don't mix my food with fun. I resolved to stay home on holidays.
The food was great and the women were gorgeous. I recommend everyone but me go.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

M&M's S'mores

With the California winter all but over some folks are thinking about S'mores. Not me, but I got these at a discount store and figured they were worth a try. 

I can't say these are great, I like them about as much as I like normal M&M's. I can see how they never got popular. Still, if you can find these they are worth a try.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Panera Bread Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

The Panera Bread Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich is one thing you can get from Panera Bread. However, the sausage is not properly cooked. It tastes like it's been made in a microwave rather than a grill making it bland and soft. 

It does have more heft than the more poplar Sausage sandwich from other places but it is so bland that eating it is like watching Sharknado when you want to see Jaws. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tap It Brewing Co. Pi Golden Ale

In honor of Pi Day we have Tap It Brewing Co. 'Pi Golden Ale' which is a golden beer with a solid head and mild aftertaste. This a stronger in flavor than some of the blond ales I've had, and the bitterness of the aftertaste is not overpowering.

This is a great light beer with a fine flavor. Well suited for spring, math geeks, and lovers of good drink.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Panera Bread Iced Caffe Mocha

Panera Bread Iced Caffe Mocha is not to be confused with a Frozen Mocha which is a blended drink. The Iced Caffe Mocha is a coffee with ice in it and topped, like many sweet coffees, with whipped cream.

It's not that great but a hundred and thirty food calories less than it's frosty brother.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Panera Bread Seasonal Fruit Cup

Panera Bread's Seasonal Fruit Cup is something you order if you want to add vitamins to your meal. I ordered one and found it to be less than worth it as the fruit wasn't of the same quality as the image. 

They scraped that pineapple to the skin and the melon was mostly rind. I will point out that this was inexpensive but you could just by some grapes at the market and get a better deal. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Shamrock Shake are the dumbest thing I've seen at the golden arches given that they taste kind of like mint toothpaste. I have to say that this made me sick, but then I think that McDonald's shakes are still made with food grade polymer. 

In the end, don't put this in your body. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

McDonald's Side Salad

A McDonald's Side Salad is what you order if you want to pretend that you're not eating McDonald's. There is almost nothing here but it is green.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

McDonald's Grand Mac

The McDonald's Grand Mac is a lot of bun. Not so much burger as it is bun. It's been a long time since I had a burger from the golden arches and I have to say that these are better than Jack in the Box.

That said putting a bigger bun on some small burger does not make it better but who am I kidding? You're going in for the french fries.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Subway Sandwiches Jalapeno Cheese Bred

Subway Sandwiches Jalapeno Cheese Bred is what happens when you roll uncooked Subway Italian bread in cheese and Jalapeno then bake it. The Jalapeno could have been a little less moist.

I have to say the bread would have been better if the flavor was infused but I don't like Jalapeno all that much anyway.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kraft Jet Puffed Jumbo Red Velvet Cupcake Marshmallows

I saw these Kraft Jet Puffed Jumbo Red Velvet Cupcake Marshmallows and new that my life would just not be complete unless I tried them. Well, blindfold me and they taste like marshmallows. I mean it, there is nothing flavor wise that is all that grate about these things.

Then, red velvet is just food coloring in chocolate anyway so I guess that's what I should have expected.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pallini Limoncello Liqueur

Pallini Limoncello Liqueur is some of the strongest lemon flavors I've had with alcohol. This drink is overpowering on it's own so I would recommend using it in tea and sodas to give them a tart lemon flavor. I personally really enjoyed what this did to some green tea ginger ale.

I would make this a part of my liquor cabinet but know that it doesn't go with everything. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Alpha Wolf Fruit Punch

There is no way you will mistake Alpha Wolf Fruit Punch  for real fruit punch. The flavor is reminiscent but as far as the energy drink part I had one and then took a nap. I think I know why this stuff was on sale now. I mean, it puts me right to sleep and I'm not sure that's what I want in an energy drink.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Digiorno Pizzeria Thin Spicy Sausage and Provolone Pizza

Digiorno Pizzeria Thin Spicy Sausage and Provolone that is a lot of name. As far as what this is like, well, it's okay. I don't care for the tomatoes on top.

I can say that this pizza is okay. It is better seasoned then some and the square shape makes for less wasted space. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Talenti Gelato Coffee Toffee

I ran into Talenti Gelato Coffee Toffee and new I had to try it being a major coffee hog so I got two of these tiny jars that have real screw off lids so the ice cream doesn't get nasty. 

I can't imagine this lasting long enough to get nasty because it's really good, hard to resist good, ice cream. The chocolate and the hard toffee give it real texture.

If you like coffee and Ice Cream you need to try this stuff.  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jack in the Box Sweet & Sour Sauce

Tasting of mango Jack in the Box Sweet & Sour Sauce is, well, edible. I can say this stuff was better then the chicken on it's own but not by much. It's not as good as the golden arches version. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jack in the Box Chicken Strips

Jack in the Box Chicken Strips are real chicken. They are very much like what I would get at my local Costco only faster and less good for me.

I mean, meh, I'm indifferent towards these.