Category Archives: Food and Products

Presidential Recipes!

Digging through the internet, I found this great compendium of presidential recipes!
http://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/index.php/2006/02/20/white_house_presidential_recipes_through?blog=5

Also, George Washington’s  beer: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1591417

Weak Will and Natural Disasters

Photo courtesy of tacobell.com

It’s well established that I can’t pass up novelty food items. Lately I’ve been passing it off as “research” for “food journalism”, but that doesn’t explain my recent encounter at Taco Bell. I had already eaten a huge breakfast (buckwheat soba noodles in a spicy chicken broth… as hangover cure “research”) and was on my way home with a car full of people that wanted to stop for fast food. At the drive through,  I saw the sign for THE VOLCANO TACO. OMG. That thing was so spicy they died the shell neon red. I pointed at it and said something along the lines of, “I need that NOW.”

Truth is, I really didn’t need it. I was monumentally disappointed- it was not nearly hot enough to be called a VOLCANO, or even just a volcano. I’ve had mild at thai resturants that were spicier than this. The taco was basically a normal one, with a cheese sauce that tasted like they had poured a couple packets of Fire Sauce in. The shell was slightly sweeter than normal, which was a good contrast and doused the inital spicy heat enough to turn it into a lingering background burn.

Bottom Line: Better than the default taco bell taco, but not VOLCANO (TM) good. 3/10

So cliche it hurts: Rutt’s Hut

 

 

Weird Food Products

 

I know. You’ve all heard of it. Most’ve you have been there. Until the other night when my boyfriend and I attended a preseason Jets game, I’d never visited. And despite my negative opinions of it, which mostly formed after actually eating the hot dogs, it is just as true a piece of New Jersey history and present as anything else we have. 

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Raw Bars: The Ron Puke Revolution

At a friend’s apartment recently, we were offered to sample a new product. Someone’s aunt (the crazy hippie aunt everyone seems to have) had sent them a box of raw food bars to try out. You know it’s going to be good when someone offers you food with a disclaimer along the lines of “do you want any of this before I throw it out.” Review and modern sculpture after the jump.

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Why did it have to be sna—I mean M&Ms.

Sure, this movie came out a while ago. Sure, it was to mostly mediocre reviews. But what we have here, folks, is something entirely different–mint crispy m&ms, which one assumes were made by simply taking the crispy batter and covering it with the mint chocolate. While these are a delicious treat that you can most likely find on sale by this point, there were several problems with them:

  1. They had wildly varying shapes. From blobs to actual m&m shapes! AMAZING.
  2. They are much too delicious to be only once in a lifetime. They taste exactly like thin mint Girl Scout cookies. In fact, why don’t Girl Scouts have their own candies? They’d rock and also probably be completely full of trans fat.
  3. They have nothing to do with any movie ever, unless there is a movie about growing mint plants out of a garden made entirely out of chocolate rice krispies. Which there isn’t, not until I get funding. Corporate scum.

Mystery of the Dorito Revealed in Quest

We all go on quests now and then. Frodo went on a quest to get rid of the rings. Sonic the Hedgehog went on a quest to get the rings. Spinal Tap went on a quest to be the best band possible. But maybe Doritos shouldn’t go on a quest.

The Quest mystery Doritos truly had us baffled at first–one guess was margarita, another key lime pie. As it turns out, these salty-limey-sweet Doritos were…Mountain Dew. While they tasted okay, they also tasted like something a pregnant woman would absolutely love to nosh on inbetween her smoked salmon and beetroot sandwiches. Or maybe something a pirate would take with him to the high seas to battle scurvy.

Bottom Line: The cheeseburger ones were better. 

 


On Omelets and Life

Today was a rough start for me. I woke up feeling rather stupid after having drank way more than I should’ve, and had a horrible headache. Even after chugging a Propel fitness water, I felt like poo. “Store…”, I squeaked to my boyfriend, “We have to go to the store. I need Aleve…”

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