Great news, Foods and Foodettes!
Dancing Deer is sending me a package of goodies to review, so expect many of their delicious confections in the next few weeks…Mmmmmm…
And this week I’ll be doing a few local joints, like some pizza specialties in my town, and perhaps those Domino’s BreadBowl pasta dishes…
More as we come!
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Mmmm…doughnuts. Nothing better than those.
D&D ran a contest about a month ago, and I genuinely hope I win. Why? Because I got to create the ultimate doughnut.
See, I love Boston Creme. It’s a love hate affair between the two of us. On one hand, I love the glaze, the cream, and the overall gooshiness of the product, but the cake…it’s just bleh. I love their glazed sticks- that’s good cake, but this is more of a Wonder-bread like product than their cake doughnuts, and it brings an almost neutral, bland taste to the entire thing.
I love it. I just wish there was more sugar and flavor, and that’s why I created my doughnuts.
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I really do enjoy tortilla chips, and Doritos are no exception. This flavor is pretty interesting, definitely deviating off the standard Cooler Ranch and Nacho Cheese flavors they tend to employ.
The scent is great and really pungent when the bag is opened. These Doritos really do taste like chili, and have a nice tang and paprika-like taste to them. As always, they’re crunchy and very tasty.
I never quite agree with the number of chips in the bag, though. It never seems like there are enough. Probably because they’re so good, but I digress. The flavoring is another thing. A few years back, they had a really excellent spicy, spicy flavor with TONS of powder. They were just doused with the stuff. And those were spicy, too. This is “spices” but not “spicy”. I wish Frito Lay would skimp less on the flavor powder.
7/10- QUITE GOOD
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These are freaking amazing. I appreciate- really, really appreciate a good brownie. I picked these up at my local organic grocery store. Not the hippie-dippie pretentious type, just a great place for groceries with the added bonus prize of being organic and delicious.
I think I could legitimately live off of these. Not healthily, mind you, but happily and full of goo. The texture is sublime in these brownies. Honest to Dog. The pecans are perfectly applied and crunch with that wonderful roasted toasted taste, and the caramel is gooey enough and adds to the overall softness of the brownie. They use only the best ingredients here. I popped it in the microwave and almost convinced myself I’d made these by myself.
They’re a tad on the pricey side, though, that’s my only concern, but if they send me samples to review I wouldn’t complain. These brownies kick ass. The deer kicks the asses of your brownies. This deer pooped on Little Debbie.
That is all.
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See, I like Yoo-Hoo, but you have to drink it the way they ask you to. No Yoo-Hoo anarchy here. If you decide to fight the man and eschew the system, you end up with a watery half drink, an average rest, and a chalky, quasi-chocolate goo-powder at the bottom.
But if you shake it…shake it good, like a Polaroid picture or like a crying baby…too soon? If you shake if well, it’s heavenly. Severely delicious.
It might take people a while to get used to the whole “chocolate drink” as opposed to the “chocolate milk” thing, but I think it’s vastly superior. Nothing compares to a good chocolate milk, but if you can’t have that, this is the next best thing.
Image copyright Boulder Canyon Foods
It’s the first time for me to try these chips, and I’m very excited, since I’ve been eying them since yesterday’s corn chip scandal.
The aroma is very strong and impeccable, like a dip in itself, but the overlying smell is cooked potato and olive oil, like an Italian restaurant.
I fell in love with these chips during my freshman year when the Parmesan and Garlic flavor inexplicably turned up in the vending machines, even though I’m not a huge fan of kettle chips.
These chips have a delicious crunch, very thick, and taste like the dip you’d get at Chili’s if you ordered a spinach and artichoke dip. They have the slightly earthy taste of spinach and the buttery dip taste. They’re very tasty. There’s even a creamy, sour cream-like taste to them. There are visible herbs on top of the chips to eat, and I tasted a strong basil hint in some of mine.
I’d eat these again, but since I’m not a big fan of kettle chips and prefer more powder as opposed to the more oil-based flavor these have.
7/10- PRETTY TASTY
Image courtesy of Herr’s website
These were interesting. I bought them while walking home from a doctor’s appointment and was determined to find new chips.
I hadn’t tried them before, and they seemed like a decent value at 99 cents, so I picked them up and carried them home.
On my way, I was thinking about them. The best corn chip is relatively flat, thick, and salty, with lots of seasoning. Herr’s like, legitimately delivers spices, with their hot chips and salt and pepper, they’re normally really great. But these chips were weak. The texture was like eating uncooked noodles or Fritos Twists, and the salt was…eh. On my fingers, it was less of a barbecue seasoning than just a flavored salt.
My verdict? Go with Fritos barbecue if you crave flavored corn chips.
4/10- NOT VERY GOOD
I’ve always skulked around food blogs and snack review websites and have been frustrated by the lack of tailored blogs, so I decided to create my own!
I’ll be reviewing all sorts of things- frozen meals, chips, candy, fast food, new fruits and veggies…you name it, I’ll review it!
Except mushrooms. God, those are fucking gross.
I’ll accept any tips for food, especially if you send me a sample. I’ll have photos and high-quality, detailed reviews every time.