Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Shopper's Choice Brand Mini Pies 4 Pack

Thanks to Harold from our janitorial staff who brought this item to our attention. This must be a new brand as nobody here has seen "Shopper's Choice" before. Sort of a generic name - and the price is also quite nice. Most importantly, the little pies are excellent. Inside the box are four individually wrapped mini-pies - shaped like turnovers. The Dutch Chocolate ones are awesome - and we will be trying the others soon. Once again, the staff here went into a feeding frenzy and we forgot to photo the actual pies before they all had been eaten. The FPT management has scheduled a staff roundtable meeting to discuss and solve this ongoing problem. Please bear with us.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Hibachi House Microwave Chicken & Rice Bowls

On a recent group shopping trip we found this unique frozen/microwavable item. Hibachi House offers a variety of styles of LARGE portions of white rice and chicken breast strips. The staff chose to sample the General Tsao's Chicken but there are 2/3others as well. Normally this sort of item would not even be considered for review as they are generally overpriced and bland. Hibachi House has broken the mold - this is true restaurant quality meal - and the portion is huge covering one dinner plate in a colossal mound. Price is fair running around 5.00 on sale and 6.50 normal.

Yes, we know there is no picture of the actual food above but staff got busy on this and then there was nothing left to photo. Will get another soon and post.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pringles Goes Premium New Pringles Select Brand - Sold In A Bag Not A Can

Pringles is now offering an upscale gourmet version of their 'potato crisps' called 'Pringles Select' and comes in a variety of flavors. We tried the parmesan garlic flavor here at the FPT test kitchens and indeed found them to be pretty tasty. They are still not called 'chips' (legally they cannot call them chips as they are made from a dough) but have much more body than regular offering of canned/tubed Pringles.

Keep in mind the price of these are also upscale. They seem to run around 3.00 on average per bag, which we had issues with as to how full it actually was in relation to its size.

Other flavors of this new offering are: Sun Dried Tomato, Szechuan Barbecue, Cinnamon Sweet Potato, Parmesan Garlic & Honey Chipotle Barbecue.

FYI: The picture above is of a 'pringles select', we just had a can near us when we took the photo and it made a good stand.

The odd thing our thinktank decided was that these are not called anything individually - like a chip or a crisp, leaving us to think they are called 'selects' when speaking of an individual one.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Mystery Meal Contest Is On - A Loyal Reader Has Sent This Photo For You To Identify!

Game on. Use the comments button to name this plate. The most correct answer will win an assortment of fast-food coupons and condiments. Chicken and pasta is a good try - but a more specific answer will be the winner. This is an app. 5-day event with the closest guess winner announced this thursday evening.