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Offline 8ullfrog

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Fast Food.
« on: October 23, 2023, 07:27:08 PM »
I don't buy much fast food, but figured I should split this from the what are you eating thread because it's slightly different.

Today I bought the Jack in the box Angry Monster Taco. For those unfamiliar with Jack in the box tacos, they're not what you would call "good" but they are addictive. My roommate occasionally hands me one when he orders too many.

The APP allowed me to get one "Regular" monster taco, and one "Angry" monster taco. I did this to gauge how spicy the angry taco was. My conclusion? It's more an annoyed taco. There's some spice, but it's ignorable. The bright red taco shell is simply a stunt. If you couldn't see the food coloring, you wouldn't notice it. I also didn't notice any flavor to the shell, it's just a bright red corn taco shell.

I'd say if you like Jack in the box tacos, this is a solid purchase, but if you're not, you shouldn't bother. There's nothing all that exciting about the Angry Monster Taco.

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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2023, 06:42:28 PM »
I've never been to a Jack in the Box.  But if I did, I don't know if I'd get a taco.  I'm surprised to learn they have them, since I thought they were a burger chain.

Angry Monster vs Annoyed Tacos reminded me of this:

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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2024, 06:20:42 PM »
A childhood dream became a reality tonight.

My dad was a huge fan of Little Caesars. And when he got Little Caesars, he always got crazy bread.

As a child, I wondered why they didn't make the pizza out of crazy bread.

Well, they've done it, and it is a salty, delicious mess.

I'll probably never order it again, and my sodium levels are undoubtably through the roof, but I'd honestly forgotten what crazy bread tasted like.

Considering the huge disappointment of the Pretzel Pizza, I was expecting another letdown, but honestly, this pizza was amazing.

There was one excess it didn't really need; the pizza is stuffed crust. So, if you're not into that... don't order it.

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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2024, 12:53:35 PM »
Funny.  I once went to a place called Taco John's or something like that in the midwest and had a nice meal.  A few years later I went to another one and it was just awful.

So I'm glad you got the great experience of that tasty treat again.  We had a quiche yesterday from a new guy who opened a tiny carryout next to the gas station.  They were cheap and delicious so that was encouraging.

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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2024, 01:36:34 PM »
Subway needs to stop whispering in my ear that it’s ok, like it’s not crap. 
Also, long John silvers, omg.  Hush puppies! :P every few weeks I give in.

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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2024, 01:25:41 PM »
I do find it amusing that subway's marketing is now "We're not garbage!"
So much for "eat fresh" eh?

Today I blew my caloric intake severely, I got the Carl's Jr Beyond Famous Star, and a Big Hamburger.

I figured the big hamburger was just marketing, but it was in fact, very large. I should have asked for a kids meal hamburger. instead.

The Beyond famous star was intriguing. I specifically made this order because I heard the Beyond company is circling the drain and may not be long for this world.

The burger was certainly more expensive than a regular burger, and visibly, you can tell it's not real meat. Texturally and taste wise? I couldn't tell the difference.

With the Impossible whopper, you know that you're eating soy. The burger is savory, and goes a good way towards tasting like meat, but doesn't quite pull it off. Beyond does.

I don't think I'd like to make it a regular part of my diet though. It's definitely a stunt burger.

The big hamburger was five dollars, the Beyond famous star was eight dollars, twenty cents. I don't like breaking double digits for a lunch, but I figure I'll skip dinner tonight.

Both burgers had the usual accruements, pickle slices, onion slices. The Beyond burger had a leaf of iceberg, but that's not anything to write home about. The onions are fresh as opposed to dehydrated, so that was nice.

So as a stunt, I'd say the beyond burger fits the bill, but for a regular lunch option, too rich for my blood. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2024, 01:53:56 PM »
I also find it weird they covered up the glass windows so people don't say "let me get some of that"
They want you to order using their numbers system. I haven't been in a subway for 15 years. I think I'd rather go to an independent shop than jump through those hoops.

It also brings to mind the chipotle "half scoop" scandal where online orders were getting half scoops. The CFO said "No, they're getting 'Correct' portions, and people in store 'bully' the staff into giving them more scoops."

I think I went to Chipotle once, and was unimpressed with the food AND the pricing.

I just checked out the subway reddit, WOW they are miserable. Owners and employees getting squeezed by corporate. And Subway Canada discontinued yellow mustard!

https://www.reddit.com/r/subway/comments/1ag1xqu/discontinue_yellow_mustard/
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Re: Fast Food.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2024, 05:17:45 PM »
We go to Subway when that's the only thing available.  Like when we are driving on an interstate and that's all we can find on the highway.  I usually get a turkey sandwich so I can't speak to their subs.  It's acceptable but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there.  Chipotle is good but kind of pricey.  I usually get a bowl with all kinds of nice addons and it lasts me for 2-3 meals, so I guess it works out, pricewise.  We don't eat there much due to the cost.

Beyond Burger is among the best of the fake meat burgers and it's not particularly cheap.  They use pea protein.  One of those makes for a hearty lunch.  We generally buy them on sale and eat them at home on a toasted English muffin (don't laugh) with barbeque sauce.  I've never ordered one at a restaurant, but I don't eat out much.

Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to put together a vegetable stir fry with tofu.  I'm going to toss the tofu with soy sauce and corn starch and cook it separately then stir fry the vegs and add back with some kind of sauce.  I really have no clue what I'm doing.  Maybe I should watch some youtube videos.  I don't mind eating tofu but I'm not particularly skilled or knowledgable about how to prepare it.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2024, 05:19:22 PM by 6pairsofshoes »