[Candy Review] 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp Bars

Purchased at: Casey’s General Store
Cost: $1.09
Reviewed by: Zac Pritcher

I’m way too fat for the bike that I currently ride. It’s an early 1990s Schwinn Le Tour that my step dad once used for racing in triathlons. Yeah, triathlons. As in three athlons. Under any normal circumstances, I would have never even thought of riding a bike like that. In fact, the only reason I have it now is because I found it in my shed, where it has been sitting for the past 15 years. When we found it, mice had completely devoured the padding on the seat, the tires were flat and the rims were a bit bent from sitting in a single spot for so long.

Since finding it, I’ve had it serviced, replaced the seat, trued the rims and put a decent amount of mileage on it. I love it. It’s super light and goes really fast, though I could complain about the lack of comfort one experiences while riding it. If I cared that much, though, I would just ride my 2010 Schwinn City Series, which is probably the most comfortable cruising bike ever made. I do ride it from time to time, but I’ve become accustomed to the insane amounts of speed made possible by this road bike.

What does this have to do with the new 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp Bars? Absolutely nothing.

[Grocery Review] Cheetos Mighty Zingers: Ragin’ Cajun & Tangy Ranch

 

Purchased at: Kroger
Price: $2.39
Yield: About 10 servings
Reviewed by: Zac Pritcher

Throwing two different flavors into a single bag and calling it a day is certainly nothing new, as Doritos has been doing it forever with their Collisions line of chips. For Cheetos however, the idea of any flavor of snack crisp other than cheese or some variable of it seems ludicrous. That’s why New Cheetos Mighty Zingers caught my eye when they first came out some number of months ago. Sadly, they’ve been sitting in my locker at work ever since.

Luckily for you guys, I found them today (along with probably three other bags of chips, a box of cereal, some instant oatmeal, a bottle of honey, and a pair of women’s panties) and decided it was high time to give them a review. I really wish I could think of some clever joke to tell you right now, and throw a prominent “ZING!!!” onto the end of it, but unfortunately all I’ve got is a knock knock joke. Want to hear it? Read on, hungry reader.

[Restaurant Review] King Gyro’s

Location:
1916 S. 3rd St.
Terre Haute, IN
47802

Style: Chicago-style Diner
Contact:
812-234-9767
Web:
King Gyros of Terre Haute
Reviewed by: Zac Pritcher

The most important aspect of any restaurant is its food, and in that aspect King Gyro’s performs phenomenally. The first thing you’ll notice while looking at the menu is the great amount of selection and diversity, ranging from burgers to fish to Italian beef  to BBQ chicken to poor boy to chicken nuggets to tenderloins to sausage to gyros, and the list goes on. If you’re a human being with a stomach, there is something on this menu for you.

[Fast Food Review] Subway’s Buffalo Chicken Fiery Footlong

Purchased at: Subway
Size: Foot long
Price: $6.29
Reviewed by: XAQuiri Daquiri

Here’s a quick excerpt of a conversation I had with my father over dinner last night”

“Dad, why don’t you love me?”

“Because you’re not a man.”

And you know what? He was right.

[Candy Review] Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Caramel

Purchased at: Marathon
Cost: $.99
Size: 1.3 oz
Review by: Casual Clay Cunningham

I really beat up on Hershey’s products recently, as their products made up three of my Five Most Unnecessary Candy Concoctions List, which may have created the false impression that I hate everything they produce. To combat this, I was eager to try the new Hershey bar with Caramel as it seemed like something I would enjoy.

Well, not to pile on, but to my disappointment, my perception was incorrect.

[Grocery Review] Ben & Jerry’s Boston Cream Pie

Purchased at: Stop & Shop
Cost: $3.00 (Sale Price)
Size: 1 pint
Review by: David Roshinski

Nothing is more iconic of a dessert in Massachusetts than the Boston cream pie. What is it exactly? Well, it’s an absolutely delicious pastry cream sandwiched between two light yellow cake halves with a chocolate icing spilled over it. The Boston cream pie was originally conceived at the Boston Parker House Hotel in Boston by French chef, M. Sanzian.

[Fast Food Review] SunChips Monterey Jack and Sundried Tomato

Purchased at: Subway (Exclusively)
Cost: $0.99
Size: 1.5 oz.
Review by: David Roshinski

It is a chip made from the sun! Ok, no it isn’t, but Sun Chips have been around for a while, and are know as a healthier alternative to the traditional potato chip.

The company, which is under the portfolio of Frito-Lay Inc. in Texas, has teamed up with the sub giant, Subway, to produce an exclusive flavor for all the shops. This is going along side the Subway Fiery Foot Long promotion and all the chip bags contain a game code for it. I recently purchased these to add to the free sub I earned with my Subway points.

Review:

The claims on the package are that the chips have a great multigrain taste. I had to agree, the multigrain gives a nutty flavor that is almost as pleasant as the texture it gives. The next claim is each 1 oz. serving has 18g of whole grains which have been known as part of a healthy diet to reduce the risk of heart disease.

The Five Most Unnecessary Candy Concoctions Of All Time

By: Casual Clay Cunningham

Everyone likes candy, as it often proves to be a valuable asset when trying to harness the energy to get your fat ass from one meal to the next. But of course, not all of our convenience/grocery store options are of high quality, and choosing a bad snack can be outright depressing.

But sometimes when dealing with candy, sight can prove to be as strong a depressant as taste. There’s always at least that one brand you see that just baffles you. Candies you can’t comprehend anyone with an ounce of free will choosing to buy. Candies whose boxes are always filled to the brim, because why even bother adjusting for the expiration date?

This is my “tribute” to what I feel are the five candies most deserving of the scornful comments above. The five I look at and think “life’s too short.”

[Restaurant Review] Miko’s Cafe

Location:
912 Crescent St
Brockton, MA
02302

Style: Breakfast & Brunch
Contact: (508) 232-6753
Reviewed by: David Roshinski

I’m back with another review to serve up.

There are three things that I love about Sundays: a nice long drive with no traffic, acoustic versions of great songs on the radio, and a really good, hearty breakfast. Today I got to do all three on the way home north of Boston.

Miko’s was a nicely designed and decorated café with three sections, small tables up front, larger tables and booths in the middle and the diner counter with high backs where I sat in the back. At the counter there was a brilliantly ornate antique cash register more for show than function. Up top in the inlay was a large flat screen TV that softly chirped the news and built into the counter was a very appropriately placed foot rest.

[Restaurant Review] Sea Dog Brew Pub

 

Location:2 A StreetHull, MA02045Style: BrewpubContact: (781) 773-1840Reviewed by: David RoshinskiAfter interviewing with a brewpub before it opens, what is the next best place to have lunch with a old friend? Another brewpub of course! My friend Chris and I wanted to catch up since he just returned from Florida. Upon arriving the first small issue arose, the parking for the restaurant is quite small and I had a large boat trying to slowly push past cables into the water. However the view of the water from where I did get to park was well worth the minor frustration. The brewpub is located on the 3rd floor of the building and you can either take the stairs or industrial-looking elevator.Upon entering the pub you open up into the main dining room with a twenty person bar, a couple of tables inside, and a bunch of tall tops outside. My first impression was that the dining space was kind of small. Shrugging that off, we sat at the bar and pondered our beer choices. Looking around I saw some other things I liked: the place was extremely clean, the hand painted seadog you see in the picture of the elevator door above was super cool, and the mug club mugs lined the bar's overhead banister.

Our very cute waitress came over and my friend ordered the Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter and I ordered the sampler as I do at most brewpubs. My sampler was $10 and included blueberry ale, summer ale, IPA, hazelnut porter, apricot ale, and was all of decent size equaling about two pints in total.

Upon finishing those we ordered coconut shrimp, I ordered a BBQ burger, and Chris ordered grilled salmon. How was each? Well, let’s just say that the meals we had were two for three.

The coconut shrimp were delicious. Big succulent shrimps, a total of five were nested on the plate with a pineapple mango chili sauce. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the tempura and shredded coconut gave the appetizers a real nice bite to them with a touch of that great coconut sweetness. After we finished those our food came out.

My burger was just ok, I had requested it medium and it was a little overcooked and therefore a touch dry even with the BBQ sauce. The french fries were perfectly crispy and had an appropriate amount of salt already on them. Chris’s salmon was grill broiled and was cooked fine and came with two mounds of overly buttered but smooth mashed potatoes with grilled vegetables of all sorts on the side. His meal was $15 and my meal was $9.

The service was very good. There were only two employees on at the time but they were both attentive and refilled my water and cleared dishes in a timely manner. They were both friendly and served with a smile.

Does It Hit The Spot?

Maybe. If I lived a little closer to this brewpub it might be a place I visit often. The parking and my burger were two issues I have to take into account. Entrees range from $8 all the way up to $32 and beers were $5 per pint and $10 for a sampler. The meal that I really wanted, a lobster dish, was too expensive and I could have gone much closer to my house for the same type of feast. The service was great and the two other dishes of food were good. The other thing I considered in this opinion was I came when it was dead, but it still wasn’t a bullseye. If you going to sell something as simple as burgers for about thirty percent of your menu they better be near if not perfect. I hope restaurants listen to this next part; you don’t have to put parsley on everything! It doesn’t add flavor and is just silly sometimes. I can not give my double thumbs up for this place; but if you live nearby or are visiting the area it would be worth a go.