April 9, 2012

McDonald's Strawberry & Crème Pie

Optimized-mcdonalds_strawberry_and_creme_pie.jpgMcDonald's has been selling their Baked Apple Pie for as long as I can remember. A quick Google search will reveal that the fast food company sells quite a few variations of baked pie all around the world (corn pie from Thailand, anyone?). But today I got the chance to try the new Strawberry & Crème pie that has recently sprung up around where I live. As soon as I took my first bite, I realized that there are two sides to it- crème on the left and strawberry filling on the right. The strawberry filling was sweet and fruity while the crème portion can be best described as a hybrid between cheesecake and whipped cream. Also, the crust was deliciously flaky and warm. Lastly, I appreciated the fact that the pie didn't taste like it was excessively crammed with sugar. I think McDonald's has got themselves a winner here, and hopefully they decide to keep it as a permanent addition to their menu.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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Wendy's Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club

Optimized-Wendys-Spicy-Guacamole-Chicken-Club.jpgGuacamole is one of those foods that has to be eaten fresh to get the best taste out of it. Anyone who's made their own guacamole at home can probably agree with me on that. So when you combine it with fast food, you can be sure that you won't be getting the best you've ever had. With that said, I wasn't too quick to judge this sandwich. To start off, Wendy's chicken always manages to amaze me. Most other fast food restaurants just can't compare with how thick and juicy their fillets are. The spiciness in the seasoning was there, but just not as fiery as I thought it'd be. Perhaps this was done to appeal to a wider range of taste buds. The rest of the ingredients were just fine, but I saw that there wasn't as much guacamole as I expected. The quality certainly made up for it though, as I could definitely distinguish the taste of avocado throughout most of the sandwich. If you're looking for a chicken sandwich made with quality ingredients, then look no further.

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April 8, 2012

Bob Evans Original Sausage Gravy

bobevansgravy2.jpgSausage gravy with biscuits is one of my favorite meals, but making sausage gravy at home is a lot of work. So, I was happy to recently find Bob Evans Original Sausage Gravy in the refrigerated/egg section of my local Safeway. “Ready in minutes,” the box said. That sold it. All it took to prepare the gravy was a couple minutes in the microwave. I put the gravy over some Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits, the kind that come in a cardboard tube. The biscuits were horrible, but the gravy was pretty good. It had a nice consistency and that didn’t seem at all like it came from a plastic bag. And, there was a fair amount of sausage in it, although the pieces of sausage were pretty small. The gravy was a bit on the bland side and could have used some more spices, but I understand that it was probably made mild so that it would appeal to as many people as possible. Next time, I think I’ll add a pinch of cayenne pepper to it. No, it’s not the best sausage gravy I’ve had. But, it’s better than some I’ve eaten in restaurants. If you’re looking for quick and easy sausage gravy, it’s hard to beat. Just be sure to put it over some good biscuits.

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