May 28, 2005

Dreyer’s/Edy’s Vanilla Crunch Dibs

dibs.jpgI spotted these “bite sized ice cream snacks” at the local Kwik-E-Mart last week. They looked good, so I thought I’d give them a try. I’m sorry to report that I was very disappointed with them. What should be a great tasting snack is just plain boring. There is nothing special about the vanilla ice cream or the chocolate coating, and there isn’t enough Crunch Coating to make a difference. If you want an ice cream snack, stick to something you know is going to be good such as a Big Ed’s Super Saucer or an It’s It.

Note: East of the Rockies, Dibs are sold under the “Edy’s” name.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

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May 23, 2005

Jack In The Box Blueberries ‘n’ Cream Milkshake

blueberryshake.jpgIn my last review of a Jack In The Box milkshake, I gave the Chocolate Malted Crunch shake an “Outstanding” rating. So, I had high hopes for the new Blueberries ‘n’ Cream milkshake. As usual, the shake was so thick that I could barley suck it through the straw. I like my milkshakes thick, but I also shouldn’t have to work that hard to drink the darned thing. The taste? Well, it tastes like you would expect a blueberry milkshake to taste – like blueberries. It has a nice flavor and is definitely better than most other fast food shakes. But, there is really nothing special about it, as I have come to expect from Jack In The Box. So, I have to give it only a “Good” rating.

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May 16, 2005

Wienerschnitzel Pastrami Dog

pastramidog.jpgI love pastrami. It’s my favorite cured meat, by far. When I get a sub sandwich (a.k.a. a bomber, grinder, hero, hoagie, or poor boy) it is always pastrami. I like pastrami as a topping on a hamburger. I thought that it would make a good topping on a hot dog too. As it turns out, it doesn’t work quite as well as I hoped. The Pastrami Dog from Wienerschnitzel is made with an all-beef hot dog on a pretzel bun, topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, mustard, and a pickle spear. Individually, the components are all good. When combined, each gets lost in the flavors of the others. I’ve got to give Wienerschnitzel credit for coming out with a unique product for a fast food joint, but the Pastrami Dog falls short.

Phoood rating: So-so

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May 8, 2005

Chocolate Covered Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick

No-Image.jpgIt had been a while since I’d been to a fair, but last Friday I went to the Dixon May Fair. A friend had free tickets to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, so I couldn’t pass it up. The band was surprisingly good, and I got to eat some great fair cuisine. The foot-long corndog was great, but what really blew my mind was the Chocolate Covered Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick. Take a slice of frozen cheesecake, shove a stick in it, dip it in chocolate, roll it in chopped nuts, and you have pure heaven. Cheesecake purists may frown on it, and health-conscious eaters would likely run screaming at the sight of it. But for me, it doesn’t get any better that this. Fair season is just around the corner – I’m sure there will be one near you. Go, have a good time, and get yourself a Chocolate Covered Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick!

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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May 4, 2005

Carl’s Jr. Breakfast Burger

breakfastburger.jpgThe Breakfast Burger from Carl’s Jr. has been out for a few months now, and I finally tried one last week. It has received a lot of press, mainly because it has 830 calories and 46 grams of fat. The Breakfast Burger is made with a fried egg, bacon, hash brown nuggets, cheese, ketchup, and a hamburger patty, all on a sesame-seed bun. The combination of all these items works well, with the exception of the hash brown nuggets. They don’t really add much to the flavor and kept falling out of the bun. The Breakfast Burger wasn’t quite as tasty as I hoped it would be, but was pretty good. Personally, I think it would taste better with a sausage patty instead of a hamburger patty. Nevertheless, it is a good choice if you have a big appetite and aren’t scared off by the calories and fat.

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