Taco Bell Breakfast

27 Mar

Lately Taco Bell has been reading my blog and trying to crack me. First with cheap delicious Grillers, now Waffle Tacos. Well Taco Bell, you win. Because this spread for under $8 is a pure win.

Taco Bell Breakfast Spread

 

I have to admit, I did commit the cardinal sin of the Bell and forgot to ask for sauce. I think a few of these would have benefited from a squirt or two of verde sauce or even hot. Regardless, I ate them for you, and didn’t hate it.

AMCRUNCHWRAPbacon

A.M. Crunchwrap Bacon ($2.49): We have a giant hash brown, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. I think American cheese would’ve been a better fit, but who am I to judge? It was pretty good; I really liked that the bacon were little pieces distributed throughout. 

Sausageflatbread

Sausage Flatbread Melt ($1.00): This was a little dry, but for $1 it ain’t bad. I feel like they should’ve spiced things up with some grilled peppers and onions but with a little sriracha it was perfectly acceptable.

waffletaco

Waffle Taco Sausage ($1.99): This was the most exciting thing for me in the bag, but I felt it slightly missed it’s mark. The waffle was slightly greasy, which makes me a hypocrite because I couldn’t care less whether a biscuit was greasy. I wasn’t expecting it here though, and it was a little gross. The waffle itself was pretty decent, but I found myself wishing it were slightly sweeter and the sausage was slightly spicier. It was worth trying, and I could see myself getting it again. I just felt this was such a great idea that fell a little flat.

CinnabonDelights

Cinnabon Delights (4 ct $1.59): These things are freaking delicious! The are cinnamon sugar covered dough balls filled with cream cheese laced Cinnabon frosting.

 

This isn’t my favorite breakfast. If I were driving down the road with my bff, I would stop at Hardees or Bojangles because I’m a biscuit slut. If those weren’t to be found then Chickfila. If my bff who hates biscuits threw a bitch fit, I would probably suggest Taco Bell. There’s definitely more than a pinch of novelty here, but for the most part it works and is edible and even enjoyable.

 

 

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Paddy Bee Sting / Paddy Devil’s Apple

26 Mar

Paddy Whiskey

These products are my first press samples. How exciting! I’m not quite sure if this is a good development or bad. Free booze is always fun, but doesn’t it taste just a little sweeter? In any case, I would’ve been ecstatic about both of these even if I had shelled out my own hard earned cash. They are both scrumptious and dangerously delicious. And can I say, I LOVE the bottles? Old-timey chic is a thing, right?

Paddy Bee Sting (70prf) – This is my favorite but in that very slight way you might favor one of your children over the other. It is deliciously honey flavored without being fake or overly sweet. The whiskey is there too, don’t you worry. Dear Jack Daniels, this is honey whiskey done right.

Paddy Devil’s Apple (70prf) – Devil’s Apple has a spicy, cider-esque flavor that is pure fall and America. There’s enough whiskey to flavor, but not overpower. I love this shit.

Both of these are some of my favorite new drinks I’ve tried recently. If you are looking for some new whiskey inspired drinks, I give these two cheers. And say CHUG!

 

This product was a free press sample. This does not in any way affect my review of this product. If you would like to see your liquor reviewed by this blog email me at liquorlunch@gmail.com

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Paddy Irish Whiskey “Sleep When You’re 30″

14 Mar

I recently was contacted by a very nice lady from Paddy Irish Whiskey. Though I had no idea their brand existed, she had a cute video from Collegehumor.com regarding the upcoming holiday of St. Paddy’s Day and offered samples of their booze. Multiple samples of their booze. Far be it from me to deny my adoring fans with a review of an Irish whiskey! So for you I do this.

I have ridiculously fond memories of enjoying Collegehumor.com when I was younger. And a possible borderline obsession with Amir. I stayed up and watched them pull all nighters, they once even said my then-screen name on camera! I read their site every day with the languid sort of procrastination I now reserve for Reddit. So from both Collegehumor.com and Paddy Irish Whiskey I bring you St. Paddy’s Day When You’re 20 vs. 30….

Fast Food February – Burger King Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

21 Feb

I feel that I’ve seen this actually marked off my local dollar menu, but when I went in to review some other products there it was. I’m a sucker for spicy chicken sandwiches. I think they are easier to execute that a burger as long as they are actually spicy. Without further ado, I present the BK Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich!

Burger King Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Underwhelming? Maybe. I didn’t realize that the chicken itself wasn’t spicy but rather the Firecracker Sauce they put on it. The sauce had a nice mild heat that the peppery coating of the chicken complemented. Other than that it was just disappointing. I think the problem is a sauce like that need a thicker chicken patty so as to not completely over take it. I found myself wishing for ranch or mayo to balance out the Firecracker sauce. Or cheese maybe? I would order this again, but with a side of ranch sauce. And an order of Satisfries.

Pinnacle Salted Caramel

19 Feb

Salted Caramel Pinnacle

I have pretty warm feelings about this vodka. It’s got tons of caramel flavor without being too sweet and syrupy, but also has a pronounced burn. It almost feels like I’m drinking a coffee flavoring that will get me deliciously drunk. As a matter of fact, if you slip this in your coffee I won’t judge.

It’s New Years [ed. note: well, it was] and something has to get you through that bubbling hangover brought on by cheap carbonated wine. Also I am declaring today National Mimosa Day due to the hoards of discounted “champagne” being offered at your local grocer. Someone send the memo to Obama.

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Fast Food February – Burger King Satisfries

18 Feb

Burger King’s value menu used to hold one of my all time favorite fast food burgers – the Whopper Junior. The Whopper Junior still exists, but at a higher price than the $1 it used to cost. I used to get that shit so much the cooks knew me by sight and offered to make me one before the lunch switchover on my birthday one year. Add in a value Icee and for $2 and you’re on your way to a lifetime of having an x in front of your size. I’ve basically stopped going to my local BK now aside from reviews for this blog, but they are also the closest fast food joint to me so they get the honor of being the first of a couple Fast Food February posts.

Note: I ate half of these on the ride home

Note: I ate half of these on the ride home

Ever since the Satisfries came out I have been meaning to try them. They promise 40% less fat and 30% less calories. The value size that I purchased has 190 calories per 89g. Compare this to the value menu versions of McDonald’s (230cal/71g), Wendy’s (220cal/77g), and Sonic (280cal/88g). I suspected the larger fries simply meant you got less fries overall but as you can see it’s a very generous portion size for a value fry and it’s calorie count is well below others with smaller portion sizes. But how do these things taste? I have to say, not awful. The outside was a little less than a freshly fried normal fry but not soggy or off putting either. The inside was soft and fluffy and everything you hope for in a fry. I tasted a weird metallic taste that I generally associate with old oil so I will hope that is a fault of my location and not the fry itself. Once dipped in ketchup it wasn’t noticeable.  These weren’t the best fries I’ve ever tried but they also weren’t even close to the worst. I would get these over other fries, or at the very least eat 30% more without guilt. Kudos on the Satisfries BK.

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