Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tai Pei Frozen Chinese Food Micro Boxes

Our purchasing staff had noticed this item before - as it comes in the unique packaging of a to-go box from a chinese restaurant. The box is rather clever, however....this is not a FPT pick of the week. As you can see in the photos the portion is tiny and it was just plain bland. Purchased on-sale for 1.99 - even more frustrating if you paid the full price of around 3.99. The staff here has chosen to stay away from the "Tai Pei".

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Coming Soon: True Story Behind The Unusual Food Photos Found Below

Soon, one of our regular readers/writers will be explaining in depth the meaning of and the intense preperation process of this culturally important foodstuff icon. Please check back here soon. BONUS MIDDLE O' THE NIGHT CONTEST FIRST PERSON TO POST A COMMENT HERE SAYING ANYTHING THEN SEND AN EMAIL TO FATPRIDER@YAHOO.COM INCLUDING YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS WILL NEED FOR SENDING PRIZE: 2 FREE 'PREMIUM' DRIVE-THRU MENU ITEM COUPONS GOOD LUCK WHOEVER GETS HERE AND GETS IT DONE FIRST!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Canadian Supreme Court Rules That Obese Get Second Seat Free As-Needed

The high court of our neighbors up north has mafe a landmark decision that could have effects worldwide. "One-person-One-fare" is the policy that will allow for those in need of extra space be provided such space at no extra cost to them. This policy allready exists in Canada for public transportation and the staff here is pleased to see it reach the airlines industry in Canada.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A So-Called Chicken Strip From KFC

On a recent visit to the Kentucky Fried Chicken near the FPT test kitchens one of our staffers purchased a chicken strips combo box. None of the so-called strips were anywhere near what we consider to be a 'strip' in size and shape. One of the 'chicken pieces' was very unusual as photos show. This thinng measures in at app. 3" tall and the shape is most unusual as the photo shows. Nuff Said.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Breakfast As Big As Our Burgers"-The Big Country Breakfast Burrito From Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. has introduced a mighty big breakfast burrito to their menu. The 'Big Country Breakfast Burrito' is a stand alone full meal. This burrito delivers on their new ad campaign "Breakfast As Big As Our Burgers" The Big Country Breakfast Burrito has eggs, sausage, ham, bacon, hash brown nuggets, shredded jack & cheddar cheeses with sausage gravy in a warm, flour tortilla. If you look closely at the photos above, you can see they even folded the tortilla properly so that the fillings do not out as you eat it. Something other places seem to always overlook. The staff here loved the generous amount of gravy inside - excellent compliment to the other fillings. Basically, this burrito is like an entire breakfast plate rolled up nicely inside a tortilla. The FPT staff here usually purchases food items on the premise "always buy two" if you wanna get full, this is an exception.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Reader Chris Norton's Hard Boiled Egg Parade Continues Its March

Thanks from the FPT staff to regular Chris Norton. He sent us another nice picture of his egg platters. We especially like the presentation on this one as well as the fancy countertops.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Beaver Brand Horseradish Sauce: Extra Hot Means Extra Hot

The staff recently opened up a bottle of Beaver brand horseradish here in the FPT test kitchens labeled as "extra hot". We were looking not only for overall quality but how they define extra hot as well. Beaver brand nailed their claim. This sauce is not only of great quality but actually extra hot as well. You can also get this in a normal hot variety as well. Upon further research we found this company makes a whole bunch of sauces - which we plan on trying one by one. If anyone is familair with any of these please email us with your experience/review:
  • Coney Island Hot Dog Mustard
  • Cranberry Mustard
  • Cream Horseradish
  • Deli Horseradish
  • Deli Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey Mustard
  • Honey Mustard Mayonnaise
  • Jalepeno Mustard
  • Seafood Cocktail Sauce
  • Seafood Tartar Sauce
  • Spicy Stone Ground Mustard
  • Sweet Hot Mustard
  • Wasabi Horseradish
  • Yellow - American Picnic Mustard
  • Chinese Hot Mustard
  • Dijon Garlic Mustard
  • Dusseldorf Mustard
  • Extra Hot Horseradish
  • Ground Garlic Cloves*
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Mustard
  • Horseradish Dijon Mustard
  • Kosher Beet Horseradish*
  • Kosher Hot Horseradish
  • Maui Onion Mustard
  • Olde English Hot Mustard
  • Russian Mustard
  • Wasabi Mustard
  • Wasabi Powder
  • Whipped Horseradish

Sunday, November 02, 2008

From The Eastern U.S.: Etathed Reviews Hardee's New Little Thick Burgers

Since our FPT test kitchens are located on the west coast of the USA, we asked one of our regular contributors to try out Hardee's new "Little Thick Burgers". Don't let the name fool you - these 'little' burgers are 1/4 pounders. His report: I ordered the 1/4 little thick burger as it comes, no extra fixins or anything like that. I wanted to test this burger in its original form, (minus tomato mind you, as i never touch those things). This is indeed a quality fast food burger. In comparison to other fast food 1/4 lb offerings this burger seemed to be much thicker than the rest on the market. I think this is what sets this burger apart, its true to its name, this is a THICK burger. It also had a very good flavor that i can only described as "Just Grilled." I believe this burger costs $1.99 and i would say it is worth it. But more important, 2 are well worth $3.98.

Foodstuff Alert: Crunchy Mozzarella Cheetos - Limited Time Only!

By dumb luck one of our staffers noticed these new Mozzarella Chrunchy Cheetos - and we could not be more pleased. These crunchy style Cheetos are excellent with a bold taste and go well with most flavors of Powerade. However, these are a limited time only offering as stated on the top of the bag so get a bag while they are still around.