Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nathan's French Fries and Onion Rings

"Nathan's" is a well known hot dog distrubuter here in the states, yet they've put out a whole line of products who can only hope to stand in the shadow of their famous Hot Dogs. A couple of those products, the readily available "Jumbo Crinkle cut French Fries" and their "Thick cut Onion Rings" are easy to find in any supermarket. Here I will be reviewing both of them, I will not review their hot dogs, as I am not a Hot Dog fan.

I'll start with the Onion Rings first and foremost, while honestly speaking I am not an Onion Ring fan, I found myself at first skeptical. We've bought name brands and off brands and none seemed to be all that great in fact, they were all soggy and mushy. In short, they sucked harder cock in the a hooker at a glory hole.

So when my mother brought these home, I groaned, and in my mind I was like "These will suck too"

To my utter surprise, they were fantastic, I ate more than my normal share of them and actually wanted more! For once, in my life I'd found a truly awesome onion ring! They were crispy, and the batter wasn't overpowering rather it worked well with the onion taste. They also used, y'know, real onions which not many people use, as we all know there are two types of onion rings - ones that used chopped onions and ones that use whole. 

I was pleasantly surprised and they quickly became a staple in our house, and an easy companion to Hamburgers. I suggest if you're leery about frozen onion rings, try Nathan's, you'll never go back to the bargain brand again!

Now, while I hate Hamburgers and most Frozen Onion Rings, there is one product that most people can't fuck up and it's any potato product. Potato bread, scalloped Potatoes, French Fries...you name a potato dish and I'll likely eat it. If not the main course the potatoes at least! I love potatoes! They're versatile and can be used with just about any meat as an awesome accent to a good dinner.

I probably get such an addiction from my Grandmother who was an avid potato lover as well! So it's likely to say that when it comes to French Fries I've had my fair share of them. I don't like very skinny fries, in fact, I like my Fries crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.

Nathan's achieved just that to some extent, while admittedly the fries are way too thick, they've kept a balance between crunch and mush. I don't mind my fries being a little floppy either, in fact sometimes they're good namely if you're not feeling well. Though I'd love to comment on the taste, I am in fact sick so I couldn't taste very well. Thought the texture was pleasing, and I'd certainly pay the $2.99 for them again! Though I admit, I love tater tots better, Nathans! Come out with a Tater Tot too! Love, BGTF

I'll update more on the flavor next time, luckily I bought two bags so I can give you a more indepth review on them later!

Rating: A

Peace Bitchlets!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

M & M's Dark Chocolate Mint

I am not a chocolate person, in fact, if asked, I would tell you honestly I detested chocolate. Though I am lient enough to know that I cannot avoid the confection entirely. So I've learned to love the bitterness of Dark Chocolate, the one chocolate type I'll consume and enjoy. I also have this aversion to things being mixed in with chocolate, nuts, fruits and the like. One common combination doesn't bother me nearly as much, Mint and Chocolate. I like Mint Chocolate ice cream, so long as the Ice cream is mint, and there are just shavings of chocolate. So when Hersey's came out with these new Mint M & M's I was curious at best, my first impression was, "they have milk chocolate inside" but upon closer inspection I realized it was Dark Chocolate.

So, as curiosity goes, I finally caved into my urge and bought a pack at the end of my shift at work. I was hesitant at first, what if I didn't like them? Who would eat them if I happened to decide against them? Then, as if rationalizing my fears somehow, I tore off the corner and spilled into my hand a single M & M. I noticed it was a lot bigger than the normal milk chocolate ones, it was a bit rounder and more plump. I think it was a way for the consumer to enjoy more of the mint flavoring, now that I'm thinking on it.

I have to say, upon eating that first one I did not stop until the whole small bag was consumed. The mint flavoring went so well with the bitterness of the dark chocolate. It was some crazy beautiful balance between chocolate and mint, as if someone had found a way to perfectly balance them. The weird after taste, that is present in all Hersey chocolate products had been eliminated as well, which helped it work somehow. Yet as you continued to eat them it didn't feel like the mint was overwhelming, in fact it was very pleasant. It wasn't like other mint products which makes it unbearable after a time to consume anymore. In fact, I probably could have continued eating them, had I not run out so quickly!

So on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being terrible and 10 being fantastically good) I would give these little guys a sound 9! I recommend them to all my customers, and now I will recommend them to you, my readers. If you're able to get a bag, go for it! If you hate mint of any kind, I would stay far far away from these obviously, but if you like mint, or don't have an real opinion one way or the other, give these a try! They're really good!

Rating: B+

Peace, Bitchlets!