18. 03. 04
posted by: Adam Land

Let me start off by saying I rarely am out looking for something to eat for dinner and settle on KFC; not because I don't enjoy KFC, but mostly because their side dishes leave plenty to be desired in my world. Today I was asked by my wife to get KFC, she's pregnant and was craving chicken, and I was not in the mood to put my life on the line and argue one of her cravings. While on my way to the drive through I began to hear one terrible commercial play over and over again in my head, it was Reba dressed as the Colonel and singing about "smokey mountain barbecuuuueeeeee" yes you all know the one I'm talking about. Well Reba must have been speaking straight to me because this terrible commercial did its job; it helps that I am influenced relatively easily when food is involved (yes I'm a fat guy).

I waited until I was home to break into the tenders, only a psycho would dive into sauce-dipped tenders while driving. The tenders were still warm when I got them home (roughly 8 minutes) and I dove straight in like an animal. First bite was free of any dipping sauces, I wanted it to be pure and authentic, and this was different, this wasn't the typical KFC quality tender, these were on a different level. They truly are sweet and smoky as advertised, I did eventually use a dip as well to test them with a dip and the ranch helped elevate them even more. After eating these tenders I can honestly say KFC will now get considered while out looking for food, they would become a staple if they had some actual quality fries as a side, who in this world actually prefers a soggy ass potato wedge to a French fry, probably the same psycho who would eat dipped-tenders while driving. Overall this is a quality product from a bottom feeder fast food restaurant.

Review: 7.3/10

18. 03. 04
posted by: Luke Mauer

Let me start by saying Kroger's Clicklist is the greatest thing that's happened to my small town in some time. The ability to pick up groceries in a fraction of the time without any hassle of fighting crowds, forgetting items, or rolling my eyes at the sights I may see - is well worth the wait. Kudos, Kroger. An added bonus? FREE CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH BITES with your Clicklist order. Sure, I'll bite. Now, I've had the Oreo bites from Arby's and it was an utter disaster - why am I trying another "bite" that shouldn't exist? Because I believe!

You have two options to cook the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites - the oven or the microwave. Now, look, I know the oven makes everything better, but if preheating my oven takes longer than the cook time, it rarely becomes worth it. If it's in the morning and I'm running out the door for work, this is even MORE so the case. So I went with the microwave and in just 30 seconds, they go from frozen to ready (let sit 1 minute if you're a baby and need them to cool). I popped the first one in my mouth - pretty good. Nice and warm, great taste, good center. The second, wow, these are kind of addicting. I look down at my plate and there are no Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites left. Did I just eat 6 of these while blacking out into the abyss of greatness? Maybe it's because I'm comparing these to Arby's Brownie Bites, but they are actually pretty good! Great taste, great temperature, great texture - these hit the trifecta. Will I spring for a box when they aren't free? I'm not sure, but I'm very glad I got to try them at least once!

Review: 6.9/10

 

18. 03. 02
posted by: Luke Mauer

I pulled up to Arby's drive-thru before work eager and excited to try the new, delicious Arby's Oreo Bites. I ordered a 4 piece for under $3 and I nearly ripped the bag out of the cashier's hand when I pulled around to the window. I quickly pulled the first one out, a little concerned it didn't burn my fingers. I tossed it in my mouth to taste a Luke(me)-warm piece of fluff. I chewed what would be more comparable to a doughy biscuit than a donut. The inside (Oreo crème) seeped out, barely, with the same neutral temperature. I ate another, and another, and the result was consistent. These were not what I had expected.

I was expecting a nice warm treat - not the oozing Oreo crème that burned my mouth for the next week, but a hot morning donut. I was utterly disappointed. Each Oreo bite brought on slightly more disappointment that Arby's did not get this one right. The only plus side is I felt much better after eating the Brownie Bites than I generally do after one donut. The consistency was a plus for me, but that's about it. Arby's, these are for a limited time only and you should bury the recipe afterwards and never dig them back up - unless you learn to make a hot, crispy, perfect Brownie Bite!

Review: 4.6/10