Tuesday, January 3, 2017
If you're not a fan of Pepsi's new aspartame free Diet Pepsi, don't fret. Pepsi has released a "Classic Sweetener Blend Diet Pepsi" which still contains aspartame (as opposed to Splenda). The move is intended to placate fleeing Diet Pepsi fans who were not happy with the taste of the new formula. Classic Sweetener Blend Diet Pepsi indeed tastes classic and it comes in a beautiful, retro-inspired light blue packaging. But in true Pepsi fashion, this new release is difficult to find as the aspartame free recipe is still intended to be the primary version of Diet Pepsi. Call your local Pepsi supplier to ask if they carry Classic Sweetener Blend.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Few things inspire us more than the elusive McDonald's Holiday Pie, back this Holiday season for a limited time only. The mysterious pie, which consists of confetti encrusted sugar cookie crust filled with warm, silky vanilla custard, is not available this year in the NYC area. We found this batch at a McDonald's in Midlothian, VA, and it was as wildly delicious and exciting as we remember. If you've been craving this rare confection all year like we have, make sure to call your local McDonald's before venturing out and ask if they are serving it this Christmas. Happy hunting!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This Christmas season, Moose Enterprises is capitalizing off the huge success of their Shopkins toy brand with Shopkins Fruity Gummies!
Now your favorite little toys are edible, in 3 realistic, juicy flavors: blue raspberry, strawberry and green apple. And with adorable Christmas packaging, these sweet sundries are the perfect stocking stuffers.
With Shopkins Fruity Gummies, it's OK to play with your food!
MADE IN CHINA
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Our search for the city's best fried chicken sandwich led us recently to Wilma Jean in Brooklyn. This comfort food joint is known for their chicken and burgers so we ordered their Fried Chicken Sandwich and a Double Burger with an order of Tater Tots and Mac n Cheese for good measure.
The sandwich was served on a potato roll with crisp lettuce and homemade buttermilk dressing. The chicken itself was piping hot and moist (dark meat -- our favorite) and the coating was extra crunchy with loads of flavor. The simplicity of the sammy was key with the cool buttermilk, fresh lettuce and soft potato roll all perfectly balancing the generous hunk of fried chicken. This is certainly one of the most scrumptious chicken sandwiches we've had the pleasure of meeting.
We ordered the double burger with bacon and pimento cheese and boy-oh-boy were we glad we did! The burger came swimming in a pool of cheese grease with optional lettuce, onion and pickles on the side. There was also some kind of special sauce under the heavenly mounds of beef. The meat was flawlessly cooked and the sumptuous pimento cheese was tangy with a peppery bite. The bacon was thick and smoky and the entire burger kind of just melted all together. We enjoyed this burger even more than the chicken!
The tater tots were good, if not a little overcooked. The mac n cheese was OK. It was borderline soupy and needed more of a gooey texture. We didn't regret ordering them, though, and finished 'em off down to the last noodle.
Wilma Jean knows what she's doing and we can't wait to return and sample her Fried Chicken Dinner, Fried Bologna Sandwich and Banana Pudding. But be forewarned, eating here will leave you smelling like The Colonel's secret recipe (there is apparently no kitchen ventilation?). When we got on the subway afterwards, an old dog launched a sniff attack because we smelled so dang tasty!
Monday, December 19, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating the Holidays with their NEW Candy Cane Crunch Donut! Each of these naughty but nice Christmas treats is glazed with sweet icing and topped with minty crushed candy cane bits. And the holiday cheer doesn't end there! Each pillowy Candy Cane Crunch Donut is also stuffed with a silky smooth creme filling that is white as snow. We loved 'em!
For some Christmas cheer this year, pop into a Dunkin' and give these festive goodies a try!