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MARKET PANTRY – Mixed Fruit Gummie Snacks

14 May

UntitledMarket Pantry is the Private Label Brand of Target products.   They have a huge variety of products…today it’s the $1 bag of gummies I found next to the checkout.   C’mon now….a dollah…for some gummies?? What a simple and cheap treat…..

That tastes rather cheap.  I taste more gummie than flavor.  These are very chewy….so there is that.  Maybe these should have been labeled as chewys.

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7-11 – Locally Made Meals – Chicken Parm

11 May

UntitledIf you read JFC on any regular basis, and why wouldn’t you?…. you know we love THE SEV.   So hearing that they were coming out with their own line of “grab-n-go” locally prepared meals…we gots excited y’all!

And nervous….I mean let’s get real…this could go either way.

Once I heard that Chicken Parm was one of the choices, then I was super-curious…was it possible to make a heat-n-eat Chicken Parm that I could eat sitting on the curb at the Sev…and be happy with it?

Here goes…..

I wasn’t totally shocked but I was pleasantly surprised how GOOD it was.   I mean you have to keep in mind…you are getting this from a convenience store at any given moment.  I have certainly had worse frozen dinners…and I can think of a couple of Italian restaurants that wishes their chicken parm was this good.  For Five Bucks??? nice.

I got to give it to The Sev for stepping up their game on something like this.   There are FOURTEEN different dishes available at any one time.

The ONLY problem I see with this is marketing.   The Sev, for whatever reason, has chosen to use one of the Dallas Cowboys as their spokesperson for this here locally.   No football player is going to appeal to my sense of convenience or give something like “grab-n-go” food a chance.  EVER.

I would hate to see such a great idea fall to the wayside due to the fact that NOBODY has heard that it’s available or they stumbled with the ad campaign.   The chicken parm…at least…is worth a try.

SOUTHERN RECIPE – SALT & PEPPER PORK RINDS

10 May

UntitledThese. Could.  Be.  The.  BEST.  Pork.  Rinds.  I have ever had.   No joke.

These are SUPER-LIGHT and crispy.  The seasoning is bold and simple.   The crunch WILL NOT break a tooth like some other ‘rinds’.

These are totally top-shelf and an instant classic!

Found these at WinCo Foods and some Kroger’s.

DORITOS – CRUNCH NUTS

9 May

UntitledUh…I like the name.  The box is unique too.  Inside are basically….follow me now…Doritos covered peanuts.

I’m not lying.   Somehow they managed to put a thin and tiny shell of Doritos corn chip on peanuts- wow!!!!!

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH…. so…how they taste?

Well they are kinda cool at first crunch..it’s like wow….nacho cheese…

…then just peanut.  That shell immediately disappears and you are left with just peanuts.

Swing….and a miss…..

CAMPBELL’S RAVIOLOS

13 Oct

UntitledI know I am gonna catch hell for this, but I don’t care….I will take Raviolios over Chef Boyardee Ravioli….

any.  day.  of.  the.  week.

Better sauce, better meat texture…over all better tasting product.   I haven’t seen this in quite awhile but I am happy to report I found it at Dollar General…for…..a dollar!   So it’s also cheaper!

STARBURST – SWEET HEAT

12 Oct

UntitledUhhhh…. I wasn’t excited to try these.  With flavors like:

Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin’ Orange, and Pipin’ Pineapple.   All of which have a bit of a kick…but I didn’t detect so much actual “heat”.   If anything it had just some basic quirky peppery feeling.

Nothing I couldn’t live without.   Can’t see myself buying these again when the Original and Tropical flavors are all so much better.  BUT…they got me to buy it..and talk about their brand..so mission accomplished.

ARBY’S – CHICKEN PEPPERONI – PARM SANDWICH

11 Oct

UntitledWOW. This.  Is.  Special.   Arby’s you did it this time!

This is the best sammich I have ever had from Arby’s.  It’s sooooo good.

If it was just a chicken parm sammich I would be happy…but just the simple addition of some deli slice pepperoni takes this to the next level.  It’s for a limited time..so go get it FAST….oh lawd…..it’s so good…