February 18, 2011

Wendy's Asiago Ranch Chicken Club

wendysasiago.jpgIf any of you were watching the Super Bowl this year, you might've seen a commercial from Wendy's that advertised their new Asiago Ranch Chicken Club sandwich. In it, a man describes the taste of the sandwich to his friend by slapping him across his face. While I did not feel the sensation of being hit in the face myself, I did quite enjoy what this sandwich had to offer. When you order the Asiago Ranch Chicken Club, you get to choose between three different fillets: Spicy, Homestyle, and Grilled. I opted for the Homestyle fillet as that appeared to be the standard variety. When I unwrapped my sandwich, I saw that it surprisingly looked a lot like how it's presented in the commercials. Simply looking at it was not good enough to come to any sort of conclusion, so I immediately dug right in. The chicken was impressive, with just the right amount of seasoning on the outside along with being juicy and tender on the inside. The bacon was a step above what I've had in other fast food restaurants, and there was just enough ranch so that it didn't overpower the rest of the sandwich. The cheese was firm and had a mild nutty flavor to it, which complemented the rest of the sandwich perfectly. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I'd be willing to add Asiago cheese to any chicken sandwich I ever eat in the future. It is important to note that the sandwich itself will set you back around 5 dollars (for those of you who regularly order off of the value menu), and while the price might scare some people off, I believe that you get what you pay for. The ingredients blended together harmoniously to result in one of the best chicken club sandwiches I've ever had.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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February 15, 2011

Monster Absolutely Zero

monsteraz.jpgI'm not sure what you want me to say here. An energy drink with the promise of no calories, no sugar, that's "good enough to earn the Monster M" made me skeptical. But then I cracked open the can, took a sip, and ladies and gentlemen, oh my goodness. I'm shocked. It's got the typical biting Monster taste, perhaps a notch down (an effect of the alternative sweetener?), but definitely still good. Great, in fact. I'm wired, I love the taste, and I'm not going to swell up like a waterlogged sea lion. So in my humble opinion, this drink earns an “Outstanding!" for both its taste and its health appeal. Just spray me with radiation foam when I start glowing.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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February 9, 2011

Eggo Thick & Fluffy Waffles

eggothick.jpgEggo has some new frozen waffles on the supermarket shelves, called “Thick & Fluffy.” Essentially, they are Eggo’s version of a Belgian waffle. The waffles are pretty much what you would expect a frozen, Belgian-style Eggo waffle to taste like. There not nearly as good as homemade or what you can get at a diner, but taste fine considering how easy it is to prepare them. One difference I noticed with the Thick & Fluffy compared to regular Eggo waffles was that they have a pronounced vanilla flavor. In fact, when toasting them in the toaster, a strong smell of (imitation) vanilla filled the kitchen. I guessed there wasn’t any real vanilla in the waffles. The ingredient list confirms this – there’s only “artificial flavor.” Fortunately, the waffles tasted okay when I ate them and while their vanilla favor may not have been the best, it wasn’t bad either. Otherwise, the waffles were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They’re a bit larger than regular Eggo waffles, which is nice because two of them make a nice breakfast whereas two regular Eggo waffles really aren’t much more than a breakfast hors d'oeuvre. I enjoyed the Thick & Fluffy waffles enough that I’ll probably make them my frozen waffle of choice in the future.

Phoood rating: Good.gif

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