November 21, 2011

Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon (Limited Edition)

wheatthinssc.jpgIím old school when it comes to Wheat Thins. Iíve never bought any of the newfangled ďflavoredĒ Wheat Thin varieties. And, I probably wouldnít have bought Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon (Limited Edition) if the company had not sent me a box to try. Iím glad they did. The crackers are like a cross between Wheat Thins and churros, or Wheat Thins and snickerdoodle cookies, although not quite as sweet. Personally, I would think they would taste better if they were just a little more sweet. Also, the sugar that is sprinkled on the crackers is ground very fine; I think a more course sugar would have made the sweetness more prominent and improved the mouthfeel. But, Iím nitpicking. Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon are a tasty snack and are a good choice when you want something sweet but donít want to go overboard.

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November 20, 2011

Jack in the Box Outlaw Burger

jiboutlaw.jpgI'll keep this short and to the point. If you want a burger with cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, and onion rings, just go to Carl's Jr. and get a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. It's much better than the wannabe Outlaw Burger.

Phoood rating: So-so

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November 18, 2011

Taco Bell Triple Steak Stack

tbsteakstack.jpgAs much as I love Taco Bell, I have to admit that they are one of the worst offenders when it comes to not being able to replicate the way their food looks in their advertising. This would appear to be especially true for the new Triple Steak Stack, which is said to be mounds of steak and cheese sandwiched inside of an extra long piece of flatbread. It's worth mentioning, first of all, that I didn't get any steak inside of the flatbread until at least a third of the way into it. Any notions of enjoying as much steak as the pictures suggest were immediately thrown out the window. Unfortunately, this means I had to chew through a thick layer of nothing but bread and cheese for a while. Once I finally reached the abundant cache of meat about halfway through, I was able to thoroughly enjoy every juicy bite. The combination of pillowy flatbread, tender steak, and oozing cheese was not groundbreaking, but still proved to be a delight. The biggest problem with the Steak Stack would definitely have to be the price. I'd be willing to go along with it had there been more substance to the product, but I ended up feeling a little cheated out for what I got. With a lack of content for the price you pay, it's very hard to recommend this to anyone (but at least it tastes good?).

Phoood rating: So-so

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November 1, 2011

McDonald's McRib Sandwich

mcrib.jpgThe elusive McRib has come to achieve immense popularity since its introduction to the McDonald's menu in 1981. I never completely understood why it has developed such a cult-like following, but I've always been willing to try them out whenever I happen to stop by McDonald's at the right time of year. It's worth mentioning first of all, that the McRib is definitely a unique item. If you've never heard of it before, it's essentially a pork patty slathered with BBQ sauce and topped with pickles and onions. Oh yeah, and it's also served on a sandwich roll. While trying to pick up the McRib, my hands were immediately covered in sauce. Speaking of the sauce, it was of fairly decent quality. I found it to be a good balance between sweet and tangy. The pork patty was spongy and gelatinous, all whilst carrying a distinct fattiness to it that pork is known for. 'Juicy' is the key word here. The pickles contributed an appropriate amount of sour flavor, but the flavor of the onions was a bit muted. Overall, I can't say that this is exactly worth all of the hype surrounding it, but this is definitely a great tasting sandwich that's worth trying out at least once as it's only available for a limited time.

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