November 20, 2005

Taco Bell Grilled Steak Taquito

tacobell.jpgI havenít been this disappointed by a fast food item in a long time. I should have suspected that there was something amiss, as a taquito should be deep fried, not grilled. The Grilled Steak Taquito is really nothing more than a rolled-up Steak Quesadilla. The one I got seemed small, with not much meat. It looked nothing like the picture in the advertisement. You get your choice of sour cream, guacamole, or salsa to dip the taquito in. I got the sour cream, which didnít taste very good but was perhaps the best part of the meal. Itís hard to go wrong at Taco Bell, but the Grilled Steak Taquito is one menu item that I recommend staying away from.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

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November 9, 2005

Planters Trail Mix - Honey Nut & Caramel

planters.jpgI found this Planters Trail Mix on sale at Albertsonís for only $1.00. I couldnít pass up such a great deal, so I bought a few bags. Itís a unique combination of ingredients Ė honey roasted peanuts, yogurt flavored raisins, peanut brittle, cashews, pretzels, and caramel popcorn. Honestly, I didnít think it would work. Surprisingly, it does. The peanut brittle pieces, which you normally donít find in trail mix, are what really make it good. The rest of the ingredients are also very tasty. There are five other varieties of Planters Trail Mix, but I recommend trying Honey Nut & Caramel first.

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November 2, 2005

Wheat Thins Chips

wtchips.jpgHereís yet another example of uninspired product development Ė take an existing product, change it a little, put it in different packaging, and call it new. It worked with Ritz Chips Cheddar, didnít work with Cheese Nips Chips, and doesnít work with new Wheat Thins Chips either. They only vaguely taste like Wheat Thins (which I love), and the ďchipĒ format just doesnít work with these multi-grain chips. Sure, theyíre edible, but so are lots of other snacks. But that doesnít mean you should spend your hard-earned money on them.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

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