I was very skeptical when I heard that Carlís Jr. was going to have the Strawberry Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich on their menu. Even I, who love all things sugar-filled, fattening, and unhealthy, thought that it went a bit too far. Carlís Jr. is trying too hard with this one, I said. It will be too sweet, I said. The Pop Tarts will fall apart when you try to eat it, I said. But, it was too intriguing just to ignore so I bought one. Honestly, I think itís one of the most delicious ice cream treats I have ever eaten. The flaky Pop-Tart crust, its semi-fluid strawberry filling, and the hard vanilla ice cream make a delicious and interesting combination of flavors and textures. Surprisingly, it isnít overly sweet. Itís not big; I could easily eat two of them. But, for most people it will be just the right size and at $1.49 itís a great value. It gets my highest recommendation and I suggest that you get a couple of them while you can.
You might see a new brand of tortilla chips on store shelves in the near future. Just what we need, right? As if thereís not enough brands of tortilla chips fighting for you to buy them. Well, in this case Iím glad that another brand has entered the tortilla chip wars because El Restaurante chips are an outstanding product. Sure, theyíre just simple corn tortilla chips. You would think it would be easy to make tasty tortilla chips, but many brands fall short for one reason or another. El Restaurante chips get everything right and are probably the best tasting ones youíll find. They have a very nice corn flavor that is stronger than many other chips. They also have a texture that I absolutely love. Itís hard for me to describe the texture other than to say it is if the chips have layers. Must be the way that the chips are fried. As a result, the chips have a great, unique crunch. They also have just the right amount of saltiness, in my opinion. El Restaurante has hit a home run with these chips and they easily deserve Phooodís highest rating.