Posts from — April 2010
The chart breaks down just how other type of sandwiches from various Fast Food joints one has to consume to equal the perceived evil of the KFC Double Down.
All you healthy eating kids who think that by going to a place like Panera = good food…oh boy, think again. Their Chipotle Chicken sandwich DESTROYS the Double Down…
Even the Subway Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich isn’t that healthy comparatively (although the Subway Grilled Chickenmay very well be a good alternative for the hungry man).
I was just talking about this with some of my former Fathead peeps (and FOTDB*) last night. The Double Down isn’t that evil and if you balance it’s consumption against what you may choose to eat the rest of the day you could do okay. If like anything else, if you only eat this day-in / day-out for any period of time, then you’ll be either 600 lbs or dead.
Yes, I know this is just a surface analysis but still something to think about next time you are gonna grab a chicken sandwich somewhere.
* friends of The Daily Bacon
April 30, 2010 1 Comment
I’m back in the saddle again…
It has been a crazy two days that have taken me completely away from the interwebs, but I am back and ready to rock!
Sorry about the hiatus but hopefully I’ll have a good story or two or three to tell you in the next few weeks (how’s that for foreshadowing?)
April 30, 2010 No Comments
- Did u know IKEA offers guests free coffee until the store opens at 10am? I did not and have to say it was a pleasant surprise… #
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April 30, 2010 No Comments
Well lookie here…our regular Tuesday segment is once again back on it’s “proper” day.
Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 4/25 – 5/1/10.
Don’t forget the bacon Mrs. Pitt! (photo via Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits)
April 27, 2010 3 Comments
Well you had to know this was going to happen.
From the maker of the iPod and iPod shuffle felt bacon protective cases comes…
the iPad Bacon Case.
Seriously, with a photo like that, what more needs to be said?
Go get one over at Etsy.
April 27, 2010 1 Comment
WARNING – This post is nothing more than a rant! If you feel that you don’t want to involve yourself in such things, keep scrolling below for bacon goodness.
Okay, so a few weeks ago I stop by my local Dunkin’ Donuts for my typical order, a XL black coffee and two chocolate frosted old fashioned (cake) donuts. This has been my basic order for almost 20 years…20 YEARS!! The man on the other side of the speaker tells me he doesn’t have chocolate frosted cake. Hmmm…maybe they ran out today. So I begrudgingly order some other donuts and away I go.
I go back to that location about a week later, order the same thing and once again I am told that they do not have chocolate frosted cake. What is going on? When I get to the window I ask and I am told that they do not make that kind anymore. WHAT???? He tells me it doesn’t sell well and they just stopped making it.
So now I am scratching my head. This particular donut is a staple for donut shops everywhere. I personally have had chocolate frosted cake with my coffee, again, for 20 years. Hmmmm.
I decide I would start going to another Dunkin’ Donuts location. It is farther from my house, but still on the way to work. My first time in there, they still had my donut and I thought, ok all is fine with the world. I will just come here from now on. But then three weeks ago I notice they no longer have my donut on their racks. I have since been back to that location three times, including today where I was told by a manager that they no longer make the donut.
So now I am pissed!!! But understand that this is about more than just two Dunkin’ Donuts locations no longer carrying a donut I like. I understand business…if something isn’t selling, you move on or stock a product that is. My problem is from a customer service standpoint. The fact is they STILL make a plain old fashioned donut. They STILL have chocolate that they use to frost other donuts. Why is it so hard for a regular customer to get a chocolate frosted cake donut?!? Why can’t someone say no problem sir it will just be a second?
Better Half and I have had this sort of test for when we go to the more high end restaurants. While I enjoy a full dessert, usually chocolate, after a great steak dinner, she typically only wants a hot chocolate to cap things off. Most places however do not offer hot chocolate on their menu. We still always ask and usually about 60% of the time she can get her hot chocolate. The places where she get her hot chocolate, we frequent again and again and recommend to our friends. The places she doesn’t, we never go back.
Every restaurant has milk. Every restaurant has some form of chocolate sauce. Most of the high end places I am referencing here have an espresso machine or something similar (in fact almost all offer an after dinner espresso or cappuccino beverages on the menu). So if you have the means to make it, why not make it and give the customer a great experience??? I could order an number of weird cocktail combinations, I could ask you to cook my food a certain why, adding this or subtracting that from the prepared dish but yet a simple request such as hot chocolate in some cases creates such an uproar.
You have the means!!! It is not some incredibily unreasonable request and in the case of the donut, it is a product that you have been making for over 20 YEARS!!!
So Dunkin’ Donuts, you are on notice and that sucks for me. I love your coffee and have for years been a loyal customer. There is one more location between home and work and I will try next week to see if my donut is available there. If it isn’t, I will see what the employee’s answer will be. If it is sorry we don’t make that, then you have lost me as a customer. I know for a fact that there is at least two Tim Horton’s I could always stop at.
April 26, 2010 2 Comments
I just couldn’t get my act together earlier in the week and so the regular Tuesday posts once again appears on Thursday. I’ll get my mojo back eventually, but until then…
Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 4/18 – 4/25/10.
Look Kids…Vanessa Minnillo. She can do my shopping anyday! (photo via The Insider)
Let’s get to it… [Read more →]
April 22, 2010 1 Comment
Sadly, this one is only for the ladies. If the brain trust at Think Geek would make this unisex, I’d be all over it…sparkles and all!
It’s three strips of bacon coated in glitter on a black babydoll (fitted) t-shirt.
Simple, stylish and dare I say…tasty?!? And a subtle reminder that any more than three slices per sitting and you may find it tough to fit in the “fitted” tee ladies!
$18.99 over at Think Geek
April 20, 2010 1 Comment
This Monday was the launch of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s newest creation, the KFC Double Down sandwich. This is KFC’s first bacon related menu item so you know I had to try it. It’s all for “science” right?
Much has been said about the sandwich across the interwebs this week and this won’t be a review specifically about the Double Down. We run a bacon blog here so that is where we will focus our attention.
So without further ado…
April 16, 2010 3 Comments
I know, I know…what was a regular Tuesday post was skipped two weeks ago, got pushed back last week to Wednesday and this week to Thursday. What can I say, I’m a slacker. Like you were really going to do your grocery shopping during the week anyway…
Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 4/11 – 4/17/10.
Look Kids…everyone’s favorite FBI Agent and Rogue Vampire David Boreanaz.
Let’s get to it… [Read more →]
April 15, 2010 1 Comment