February 24, 2008

Orbit Mint Mojito Chewing Gum

orbitgum.jpgThis product was quite literally handed off to me by my girlfriend's brother along with the statement, "Do you want this? It's nasty." So perhaps I indulged into this travesty with my own set of expectations, or perhaps it was just honestly the most uncomfortable sugar-free chewing gum experience my taste buds have ever had the misfortune of becoming involved with. Orbit usually has creatively eccentric flavor compilations the likes of which induce a mild curiosity in the chewer. However with the "Mint Mojito" flavor I personally believe Orbit allowed its innovative spirit to wander a bit too far away from the flavor consistency which we come to expect from chewing gum. A stick of "Mint Mojito" Orbit gum has a strange milky lime flavor fused with a hint of mint. I noticed myself removing the piece of gum from my mouth almost immediately after beginning to chew it. Let's just say I won't be handing this gum box to anyone else, its fate lies at the bottom of my office trash can.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

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February 19, 2008

North Fork Cheddar Onion Potato Chips

nfchips.jpgThe nice folks at North Fork Potato Chips recently sent me a couple bags of their chips to try. I had never heard of the company, which is located on Long Island. Their products are distributed primarily on the East Coast, so I may have never had the pleasure of eating their chips if they hadn’t sent them to me. Each of the flavors I tried was good, but I especially enjoyed the Cheddar Onion variety. The chips are “kettle cooked,” but they are much thinner than other kettle chips I’ve eaten. They also have a very fresh taste, as if they were just recently cooked. I usually don’t like onion-flavored food, but I really like these chips. The cheddar flavor is very nice and the onion flavor is mild. Most importantly, the delicious flavor of the potato chip is not obscured by the cheddar and onion flavors. They are really tasty chips, and I’m sorry that I probably won’t be able to find them in my area easily. But for those of you on the East Coast, give them a try.

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February 9, 2008

Wanchai Ferry Kung Pao Chicken Dinner Kit

wanchaiferry.jpgA few months ago, I happened to notice some products on the shelf of my local supermarket, low on the shelf in the Chinese food section. It must have been the “sale” sign on them that caught my eye. They were Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kits, in Kung Pao Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Spicy Garlic Chicken, and Cashew Chicken varieties. I was looking for something new to try for dinner and the price was right, so I bought one of each. Since then, they have become a staple in our pantry. Of the four varieties, the best tasting is Kung Pao Chicken. All it takes is about 20 minutes, one pound of chicken breast, some oil, and some water. Using the ingredients included in the kit, you get a delicious dinner that will serve two to four people. Preparation is so easy that anyone should be able to do it. I don’t doubt that many people would say that the food is not “authentic” enough, and this is probably true. However, it’s far better than the last Chinese take-out I had. And, I get the satisfaction that I cooked dinner (even if did come from a box).

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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February 3, 2008

DiGiorno Ultimate Pepperoni Pizza

digiornoultimate.jpgSuper Bowl Sunday is a great time for pizza, so I cooked up a new DiGiorno Ultimate Pepperoni pizza to eat while I watched the game. I am a huge fan of DiGiorno Rising Crust pizzas, so I assumed that the Ultimate pizza would be very tasty. The pizza is very similar to the Rising Crust pizza, but the crust doesn’t rise as much as doesn’t have the dusting of corn meal on the bottom, which I really missed. DiGiorno refers to the crust as “pizzeria style.” No one is going to mistake the crust for one that came from a pizzeria, but it is pretty good nevertheless. The sauce has a fresh tomato flavor and is less sweet than on the Rising Crust variety. However, I found it to be a little bland. I didn’t have a micrometer to measure them, but the pepperoni slices seem to be a little thicker than those on the Rising Crust. Overall, the DiGiorno Ultimate pizza is one of the best frozen pizzas I’ve eaten, but falls just short of deserving a top rating.

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