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Title: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on May 09, 2013, 09:26:35 AM
I enjoy my drive thru fast food once in awhile.  This morning I had a Taco Waffle at Taco Bell: sausage+egg+waffle.  It was pretty good and the waffle was soft enough to wrap it all up well.  Then I had an epiphany....Taco Bell and KFC are the same company...and they sometimes come together in a trifecta as Taco Hut Chicken....so why not a chicken and waffle taco?  If I go drive thru and order that, will they be able to make it?  I guess I can order it separately and hack it together myself... Taco Waffle, hold the sausage and egg, and a side of boneless chicken strips...syrup.. Whoila!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 09, 2013, 09:38:30 AM
Didn't know Taco Bell was doing waffles now... that means they can probably do your magic combo at the one on Culver and Irvine Center Drive since that's a KFC/TB combo.

Speaking of waffles... need to post something in the Retail thread...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 07, 2013, 10:44:10 AM
The Taco Bell on barranca between red hill and jamboree is a corporate owned location. They offer different items on the 99cent menu such as a mini spicy beef or chicken quesadilla which is really good. Those menu items aren't even on the website. I asked the drive thru girl why those menu items were not available elsewhere and she said only corporate owned locations had them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on July 07, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
Finish off the meal properly with a:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Choco_taco.jpg)   :P
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on July 07, 2013, 03:42:39 PM
The Taco Bell on barranca between red hill and jamboree is a corporate owned location. They offer different items on the 99cent menu such as a mini spicy beef or chicken quesadilla which is really good. Those menu items aren't even on the website. I asked the drive thru girl why those menu items were not available elsewhere and she said only corporate owned locations had them.

Kinda like the original Del Tacos in Barstow....lots of stuff avail that no other Del Taco has
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 18, 2014, 07:22:25 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/ff37266fbe11670c558386d55d88322c_zps153522b9.jpg)

Haribos on sale at World Market!  They sell these everywhere, even Amazon, but the ones at World Market tend to be the freshest.  Gonna get some colas and twin cherries. 

Digestives and Biscoff spread also on sale as well.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on February 18, 2014, 07:31:00 AM
Are those gummy bears?  They are for you kids right? ;)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 18, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
Are those gummy bears?  They are for you kids right? ;)

Sure for my kids... I can polish off a cola bag on my own in one sitting, I'm not big on sweets but these gummies had me at "Ha" :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on February 18, 2014, 12:09:42 PM
I'm a big fan of Wendy's Value Meal.  A lot of variety and good fast food.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 18, 2014, 06:50:52 PM
As I was getting some more pot pies this weekend from Pie Not in Costa Mesa I decided to get a couple of doughnuts from the donut place next door called sidecar doughnuts. I got three donuts and the cash register rings up 8.75!  I didn't think to ask about the price, well cause if you have to ask the price you can't afford it :-)

In any event, the doughnuts while pricey are excellent donuts. My wife is something of a donut expert and she loved them. Is had a couple of bites throughout the day from each donut and they were in fact excellent. Much better than your average donut. They are more dense and the flavor are excellent. It appears though they only have 8-10 flavored a day but they make them in small batches throughout the day. So while you don't get the large selection as a regular donut shop (cornbread flavored donuts, lava cake doughnut, etc) they are of much higher quality.



http://m.yelp.com/biz/sidecar-doughnuts-and-coffee-costa-mesa
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 18, 2014, 08:23:48 PM
My wife is something of a donut expert
Keeper!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 18, 2014, 11:08:33 PM
My wife is something of a donut expert
Keeper!

The donut expert is just the cherry on top. What made her a keeper was she qualified under my 80% rule. Meaning she made at least 80% of my salary. So that way if we ever divorced she wouldn't be a future liability (any significant alimony).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 19, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
.n to.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 19, 2014, 01:07:07 PM
Qwerty, get a Fry Baby or Fry Daddy. You can make your own doughnuts. I crank out my own Apple Cider doughnuts & Glazed doughnuts. Good when warm.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 19, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
Qwerty, get a Fry Baby or Fry Daddy. You can make your own doughnuts. I crank out my own Apple Cider doughnuts & Glazed doughnuts. Good when warm.

this cant be good for me. this is like giving a heroin junkie a needle that is filled up and ready to go.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 19, 2014, 01:43:16 PM
Qwerty, get a Fry Baby or Fry Daddy. You can make your own doughnuts. I crank out my own Apple Cider doughnuts & Glazed doughnuts. Good when warm.

this cant be good for me. this is like giving a heroin junkie a needle that is filled up and ready to go.

Haha. True. Mr. SoCal always says that is one of the ways I am going to give him a heart attack & kill him early.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 19, 2014, 02:26:42 PM
What made her a keeper was she qualified under my 80% rule. Meaning she made at least 80% of my salary. So that way if we ever divorced she wouldn't be a future liability (any significant alimony).

Divorcée - meh. "Professional Widow" is where the money's at. *Fries up new batch of high cholesterol donuts*
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 19, 2014, 04:18:59 PM
Qwerty, get a Fry Baby or Fry Daddy. You can make your own doughnuts. I crank out my own Apple Cider doughnuts & Glazed doughnuts. Good when warm.
Like many foods, I like donuts enough to buy them, but not enough to make them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 19, 2014, 04:27:15 PM
Like many foods, I like donuts enough to buy them, but not enough to make them.

Well, Duh, that's what a wife is for.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 19, 2014, 04:33:47 PM
Maybe I should have also said "not enough to wait for them to be made".

My wife works too so I don't expect her to cook for me if she doesn't want to.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeshopper on February 19, 2014, 10:33:52 PM
Asks Mrs Qwerty when you heat up the donut does the inside hole gets bigger or smaller due to dough expansion?
My wife is something of a donut expert
Keeper!

The donut expert is just the cherry on top. What made her a keeper was she qualified under my 80% rule. Meaning she made at least 80% of my salary. So that way if we ever divorced she wouldn't be a future liability (any significant alimony).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 19, 2014, 10:38:24 PM
Asks Mrs Qwerty when you heat up the donut does the inside hole gets bigger or smaller due to dough expansion?
My wife is something of a donut expert
Keeper!

The donut expert is just the cherry on top. What made her a keeper was she qualified under my 80% rule. Meaning she made at least 80% of my salary. So that way if we ever divorced she wouldn't be a future liability (any significant alimony).

i dont know if this is a serious question or whether this is a "thats what she said" situation. maybe she isnt a donut expert, perhaps just a specialist.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 19, 2014, 10:48:26 PM
I think IHS is TWSSing you.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 19, 2014, 11:07:14 PM
I think IHS is TWSSing you.

yeah i agree.  IHS is now a believer :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 19, 2014, 11:14:42 PM
Asks Mrs Qwerty when you heat up the donut does the inside hole gets bigger or smaller due to dough expansion?
My wife is something of a donut expert
Keeper!

The donut expert is just the cherry on top. What made her a keeper was she qualified under my 80% rule. Meaning she made at least 80% of my salary. So that way if we ever divorced she wouldn't be a future liability (any significant alimony).

cmon IHS, you know the answer to this. your talking to the tripod AKA Batman.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeshopper on February 19, 2014, 11:45:05 PM


You can't use your tool as theory of relativity. You may feel the hole is getting smaller when heated.

Read this on thermal expansion. I don't want to ruin your good night sleep. It is almost 3am.

http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/py105/Temperature.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 07, 2014, 07:15:14 PM
two filet o' fish fridays and personal round table maui zaui pizza.. 1480 calories, 22g of saturated fat, I'm stuffed
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 07, 2014, 07:36:56 PM
two filet o' fish fridays and personal round table maui zaui pizza.. 1480 calories, 22g of saturated fat, I'm stuffed

god damn! i need to start hanging out with PS9 - im having oatmeal with two bananas for dinner :-(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 01, 2014, 08:26:36 AM
http://www.jackinthebox.com/coupons/extreme-sausage-sandwich

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/extremesausage_zps1f3ecedf.jpg)

Today only, enjoy!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 01, 2014, 09:27:00 AM
Saw this, thought it would be a good gift idea for Mrs. Qwerty and Mrs. Iho to send you guys.

Edible Arrangements for Men.  :)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/10154174_804467972914130_2081069898_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 01, 2014, 09:32:51 AM
note to self: in addition to opening up a runza franchise, start an edible arrangements for men.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 01, 2014, 09:41:03 AM
note to self: start an edible arrangements for men.
Aha... got you.

That's what qwerty said!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 01, 2014, 09:42:24 AM
note to self: start an edible arrangements for men.
Aha... got you.

That's what qwerty said!!!!!!!!!!!!

damn, should have said it out loud. we can make deliveries in USC's, manly man car, GT3.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 01, 2014, 05:16:21 PM
For ps9, Panda Express Shakes:

http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/04/01/panda-express-launches-orange-chicken-and-broccoli-beef-milkshakes-nationwide/

(http://cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2014/03/2shakes.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 01, 2014, 05:26:56 PM
(http://imgick.pennlive.com/home/penn-media/width620/img/food/photo/chick-fil-a-090082d1f637a676.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on July 11, 2014, 10:33:09 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/A2A16813-7279-4908-97B2-1186984AE663_zpscurrxjko.jpg)

Double order of shiitake kale with chow mein.  My go to meal if I want a savory breakfast.  Open at 10am, near where qwerty lives.

This is the healthiest junk fooding ever.  I always get stares when I walk in, being the minority :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 11, 2014, 11:01:53 AM
Breakfast?

How are you not the same width as me?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 11, 2014, 11:14:44 AM
Breakfast?

How are you not the same width as me?
Fast metabolism?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 11, 2014, 11:19:42 AM
Yeah... and age.

It's really true... once you get to a certain point... your metabolism starts laughing at you and takes way more naps than it used to.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on July 11, 2014, 01:02:43 PM
I eat breakfast and lunch as one meal, only 2 meals a day for me, my new diet, calling it the old world peasant meal plan.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 11, 2014, 02:55:25 PM
Yeah... and age.

It's really true... once you get to a certain point... your metabolism starts laughing at you and takes way more naps than it used to.
Hmmm, there are exceptions....like my mom who has always been slender....she can out eat a truck driver and won't gain a pound.  Why didn't see pass that gene on to me?   :'(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ob1 on July 18, 2014, 12:37:12 PM
Anyone try the Deep-Fried Doritos, Deep-Fried Chicken Skin or Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels at the fair yet?

That crackling sound you hear is the hardening of my arteries from just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 29, 2014, 05:48:12 PM
Last week I went to McDonald's for lunch and saw they had a new burger for $2, the jalapeño double.  Could be my favorite fast food burger. Two patties, cheese, jalapeños, butter ranch and battered/fried Jalapeño pieces. I could eat this for every meal. No wonder I feel hot at 78-80 degrees
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on July 29, 2014, 06:09:13 PM
Had two last week, not bad, gonna ask for jalapeños on my McRibs next
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 29, 2014, 06:16:04 PM
Anyone try the Deep-Fried Doritos, Deep-Fried Chicken Skin or Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels at the fair yet?
At 7-11 they have this breaded Dorito cheese thing they were giving out samples for... it was interesting but I don't think I could eat more than 1 or 2 without getting sick.

For those who like cheese sauce type nachos... 7-11 is at the top of my oh so healthy list (right before movie theater nachos).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on July 29, 2014, 09:45:53 PM
Jalapenos taco tuesdays = heartburn all night
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on July 31, 2014, 02:07:56 PM
asdf
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 09, 2014, 04:12:11 PM
Need to try this

http://m.jackinthebox.com/food/breakfast/grande-sausage-breakfast-burrito

And this

http://m.jackinthebox.com/food/tacos-and-sides/croissant-donuts


Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 09, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/chinup_zps0e7ee111.jpg)http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNAKEE/

Here's something for after :)

DotD at Amazon, $20 to collect dust in your house, or like others mentioned, hang it over your laundry room and instant clothes hanger!  Bought one
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 09, 2014, 05:12:19 PM
Can that top threshold frame on your door really hold a person's weight?

Quote
Supports up to 270 lb.

Not IHO ready. :(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 09, 2014, 05:46:33 PM
Tomorrow's headlines:

Irvine man brings down roof while attempting a chin-up in laundry room
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 10, 2014, 11:40:09 AM
http://slickdeals.net/f/7124818-ozeri-touch-440-lbs-total-body-bath-scale-for-only-23-97-shipped-plus-free-gift

Getting a scale now with free fat pincher/tester
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 10, 2014, 01:58:46 PM
Quote
440lb Digital Bath Scale
IHO ready.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jackbrouno on August 12, 2014, 02:41:36 AM
Where do we get such items
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 12, 2014, 07:19:10 AM
We had some KFC last night, the Extra Crispy kind:

(http://www.kfc.com/images/products/extra_crispy_615x615.jpg)

It was actually tasty, my kid loved it.  They had a 7 piece leg/thigh for $8.  I got home late so had two cold pieces from the bucket.  And no I didn't turn into a gremlin overnight :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 12, 2014, 08:30:39 AM
I tried the croissant donuts from jack in the box. Very similar to their churro except more doughy in the middle. It was good, just doesn't taste like a cronut, tastes just like their churro
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 12, 2014, 08:40:58 AM
I tried the croissant donuts from jack in the box. Very similar to their churro except more doughy in the middle. It was good, just doesn't taste like a cronut, tastes just like their churro
Wait wait... what?!?

How much were they? They are $4+ at local donut stores... Whole Foods sells them for $2 but not as good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 12, 2014, 08:45:19 AM
I tried the croissant donuts from jack in the box. Very similar to their churro except more doughy in the middle. It was good, just doesn't taste like a cronut, tastes just like their churro
Wait wait... what?!?

How much were they? They are $4+ at local donut stores... Whole Foods sells them for $2 but not as good.

It's under $1 for 1 or 3 for $1.89. They are not regular size though. They are minis, which is why the layers just get mushy/doughy in the middle. A little bigger than the mini churros.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 12, 2014, 08:51:41 AM
Tried it just now:

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/17634A81-F526-442B-9713-C2DD4F0ADD82_zpsrgstihgz.jpg)

Burrito was tasty, the sriracha sauce provide a mild kick.  The croissant donut was ok, got 1 for $0.89.  Like qwerty said, not flaky but more doughy.  I'll pass on it.

KFC followed by JITB, extra chin-ups tonight!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on August 12, 2014, 01:34:13 PM
Tried it just now:

Burrito was tasty, the sriracha sauce provide a mild kick.  The croissant donut was ok, got 1 for $0.89.  Like qwerty said, not flaky but more doughy.  I'll pass on it.

KFC followed by JITB, extra chin-ups tonight!

My favorite breakfast fast food burrito is from Del Taco.  Even their breakfast tacos are good.  Just egg and cheese but tasty and $0.79 a piece. 

Subway also serves a good breakfast sandwich.  $3 for a 6-inch breakfast sandwich and coffee.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 12, 2014, 02:56:15 PM
Carl's Jr. Loaded Breakfast Burrito for me (although the Jack's one is good too).

But nothing beats the ones you can get at greasy spoon/diners.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 12, 2014, 04:53:47 PM
Farmer boys makes a mean bfast burrito, too bad not close enough to warrant a drive.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 12, 2014, 05:36:28 PM
The breakfast burger at carls is good too
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on August 12, 2014, 06:06:27 PM
Chick-fil-a has a good breakfast burrito (the chicken one). 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 24, 2014, 07:34:59 PM
Had a 1/4 # big bite and lg coke slurpee the other day.  Brought back memories.  Too bad they didn't have a SFII machine.  That would've been the ultimate trip down memory lane, also need that little Asian kid that beats me up with dragon-punch-at-anytime Ryu.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 24, 2014, 08:30:52 PM
i used to love the big bite hot dogs at 7-11 when i was younger. havent had one in a very long time. i still get slurpees though. pina colada is my favorite, then coke.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 24, 2014, 08:35:12 PM
My favorite food at 7-11 is the nachos with chili, cheese and onions (and now they have sour cream).

Reminds me of football practice where I would go there between 2-a-days and then not feel very good during the 2nd session.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 24, 2014, 08:38:59 PM
yeah their nachos used to be really good.  havent had those in a while either. but i would get big bites, put the cheese sauce on them, then get the nachos, flood them in cheese. one bite of the dog, the one nacho and wash it down with the slurpee. then repeat.  the good old days.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on August 24, 2014, 09:01:29 PM
yeah their nachos used to be really good.  havent had those in a while either. but i would get big bites, put the cheese sauce on them, then get the nachos, flood them in cheese. one bite of the dog, the one nacho and wash it down with the slurpee. then repeat.  the good old days.

I hope you don't eat that everyday.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 24, 2014, 11:53:06 PM
yeah their nachos used to be really good.  havent had those in a while either. but i would get big bites, put the cheese sauce on them, then get the nachos, flood them in cheese. one bite of the dog, the one nacho and wash it down with the slurpee. then repeat.  the good old days.

I hope you don't eat that everyday.

Unfortunately it's been a while. I'm 37. In my high school years I used to eat that. I think the last time I had that was in my early 20's.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 25, 2014, 07:46:19 AM
I'm going to leave some 7-11 nachos on a CS doorstep some day (now that there are so many 7-11s in Irvine).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 04, 2014, 05:26:47 PM
Drive by the Taco Bell on barranca the other day and I saw they had a quesalupa.  I just stopped by to try it right now and it's heaven. It's a tortilla that is stuffed with cheese then fried to a golden crisp then the inside is just beef, lettuce tomatos and some sauce. I checked the tacobell website and didn't see it there. Then I did a general google search and found nothing. The barranca is a corporate owned location and they try new products there so maybe it's a test item.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 04, 2014, 05:35:26 PM
Qwerty, I am mildly concerned about your health. (No, not quite as concerned as I am about Iho's. Yet still concerned.) Do you ever go a day without eating fast-food or something from a restaurant?? You need some good home-cookin' just to detox a little, my friend.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 04, 2014, 05:48:14 PM
My daily breakfast is oatmeal with milk or two cinammon raisin muffins (no butter). My lunch is typically a fast food lunch. But I have cut down the portions. I try to keep my lunch to 800 calories such as two burgers and small fries from McDonalds. For dinner I try to eat relatively healthy such as oatmeal with to kolaches or cereal with a couple of muffins etc. the quesalupa I bought I just had two bites and tossed it  it was really good but it would throw my calorie count way off for the day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on September 04, 2014, 05:51:23 PM
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Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 04, 2014, 06:08:42 PM
That's my biggest problem. I don't like any green stuff at all. I grew up in a house were my mom cooked beef/rice/beans/potatoes every day because that's what my dad liked. At some point in the near future in sure my hand will be forced and won't have a choice. But that time isn't here yet :-)

So I'm trying to be as relatively healthy as I can be without vegetables. I do supplement with a daily vitamin from Costco :-)

One in the morning with breakfast and the other with dinner. That ensures I have glow in the dark pee 24 hours a day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on September 04, 2014, 06:17:16 PM
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Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 04, 2014, 06:49:52 PM
That's my biggest problem. I don't like any green stuff at all.

Are there any Mexican salads you like? One of my favorite salads is this one from El Pollo Locco. I wonder if you could choke down a small one like this. It is just a very small side salad. The cotija cheese and cilantro dressing are very good!:

(http://m.elpolloloco.com/contentAsset/raw-data/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/mobileProductImage)
http://m.elpolloloco.com/our-food/#/menu-item/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/Loco Side Salad
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on September 04, 2014, 06:56:26 PM
That's my biggest problem. I don't like any green stuff at all. I grew up in a house were my mom cooked beef/rice/beans/potatoes every day because that's what my dad liked. At some point in the near future in sure my hand will be forced and won't have a choice. But that time isn't here yet :-)

So I'm trying to be as relatively healthy as I can be without vegetables. I do supplement with a daily vitamin from Costco :-)

One in the morning with breakfast and the other with dinner. That ensures I have glow in the dark pee 24 hours a day.

Pretty sure your pee glows in the dark from something else ;)

It's from the green margaritas.  ;)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 04, 2014, 08:02:35 PM
That's my biggest problem. I don't like any green stuff at all.

Are there any Mexican salads you like? One of my favorite salads is this one from El Pollo Locco. I wonder if you could choke down a small one like this. It is just a very small side salad. The cotija cheese and cilantro dressing are very good!:

(http://m.elpolloloco.com/contentAsset/raw-data/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/mobileProductImage)
http://m.elpolloloco.com/our-food/#/menu-item/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/Loco Side Salad

This actually looks pretty good. I'll try it this weekend and report back. I love all things cotija/cilantro/lime.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 04, 2014, 08:06:34 PM
I eat veggies all the time... yet I'm pretty sure I'm chunkier than qwerlupa.

I blame it on the bacteria.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on September 04, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
I eat veggies all the time... yet I'm pretty sure I'm chunkier than qwerlupa.

I blame it on the bacteria.

What type of veggies?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 04, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
I eat veggies all the time... yet I'm pretty sure I'm chunkier than qwerlupa.

I blame it on the bacteria.

What type of veggies?

He means fries. Potato is a veggie.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 04, 2014, 10:14:11 PM
That's my biggest problem. I don't like any green stuff at all.

Are there any Mexican salads you like? One of my favorite salads is this one from El Pollo Locco. I wonder if you could choke down a small one like this. It is just a very small side salad. The cotija cheese and cilantro dressing are very good!:

(http://m.elpolloloco.com/contentAsset/raw-data/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/mobileProductImage)
http://m.elpolloloco.com/our-food/#/menu-item/0a9a7cec-82aa-485c-9ff1-0c360a83e7c7/Loco Side Salad

Try Maria's Chopped Salad at Miguel's in Foothill Ranch.  My favorite Mexican Salad of all time.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 04, 2014, 10:26:08 PM
I eat veggies all the time... yet I'm pretty sure I'm chunkier than qwerlupa.

I blame it on the bacteria.

What type of veggies?
All kinds. I'm one of those people who prefer some type of vegetable (not just potato) with their meals.

I'm just not active enough with my bad knees.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on September 04, 2014, 10:38:02 PM
I eat veggies all the time... yet I'm pretty sure I'm chunkier than qwerlupa.

I blame it on the bacteria.

What type of veggies?
All kinds. I'm one of those people who prefer some type of vegetable (not just potato) with their meals.

I'm just not active enough with my bad knees.

I hope Okra and Kale (decreases risk of cancer)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 05, 2014, 06:36:45 AM
I like kale, okra not so much.

I guess I stay away from the bitter veggies but generally like most greens (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on September 05, 2014, 08:54:49 AM
I like kale, okra not so much.

I guess I stay away from the bitter veggies but generally like most greens (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc).

Thumbs up
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on September 26, 2014, 10:49:58 AM
This is the mother of all supersize.  Krispy Kreme offers the ultimate supersize box of doughnuts, the Double Hundred Dozen box.

2400 doughnuts and about half a million calories, sweet.   

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/22/kripsy-kreme-doughnuts-fast-food-restaurants/16051013/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 26, 2014, 10:53:45 AM
I can down those in about half an hour.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on September 26, 2014, 11:09:45 AM
I can down those in about half an hour.

LOL, but I think you will be in a diabetic coma before you even reach the first 100. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on September 30, 2014, 07:59:48 PM
Trying to lighten today's TI mood:

Carl's Jr has done it again, sexual innuendo + high calorie burger = sales


(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/carls_zps5b91d348.jpg)

half pound burger at 1200 calories, got a coupon today for buy one get one free with the Tuesday grocery ads.  Heart attack next day, see you in the ER.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 30, 2014, 08:08:17 PM
Man I wish I had the job of finding the talent for those Carl's commercials. She looks like a young faith hill.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: rnirvine on September 30, 2014, 10:25:46 PM
While I laugh at your 1200 calorie burger, I raise you a 3500 calorie burger meal at Red Robin and the best part is that it can be FREE.

Here's how my coupon works.

Eat the meal in its entirety, have the guaranteed Heart attack and your meal will be free (unless you live through the Heart attack and they send you the bill).  :o

Forgot the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/30/xtreme-eating-awards-monster/13323087/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: RandomLetters on October 01, 2014, 07:51:48 AM
I was very disappointed when Carls went with Phil Hellmuth in the commercial for their BBQ Burger with the fried jalapenos.
I still tried it though-- it was just aw-ight.

Speaking of which, who does have the best jalapeno burger?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on October 01, 2014, 08:43:33 AM
BJs has a really good jalapeno burger. McDonalds jalapeno double is good. And red robins burnin live burger is good. You can alway make your own burger with fried jalapeños at slaters 50/50
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 01, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
7-11 taquitos.... 3 for $3.

#IHOisFAT
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on October 22, 2014, 08:33:46 PM
Wasabi Ginger Will Be the Next Lay's Potato Chip Flavor

https://www.yahoo.com/food/wasabi-ginger-will-be-the-next-lays-potato-chip-flavor-100597279086.html

Might be worth a try  :P
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on October 23, 2014, 08:00:48 PM
KFC unveils breadless meat beast burger with fried chicken acting as buns, the Zinger Double Down King, but only in Korea.

The new KFC monstrosity will kill us all (http://www.salon.com/2014/10/23/the_new_kfc_monstrosity_will_kill_us_all/)
Quote
Last year, KFC released the Double Down to much fanfare, with 350,000 items being sold within the first ten days of its launch.

But that wasn’t enough for the chicken chain, whose motto apparently is “We won’t stop until all our customers have died of complications related to heart disease!” On Oct. 18th, the chain launched the ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING for its South Korea locations, which is just the same as the Double Down, except they’ve added a burger patty and some kind of white sauce.

It will cost you about 750 calories and about a year of your life expectancy.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on October 23, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
Ooo. I hope Kim Jong Un skips across the border and downs fifty-two of those.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on October 23, 2014, 08:33:04 PM
why do all the places outside of the US have all of the fun?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on November 13, 2014, 06:07:54 PM
Sounds like a sex act, or something...  >:D

https://gma.yahoo.com/ramnuts-ramen-donuts-latest-insane-ramen-creation-231321484--abc-news-Recipes.html

Ramnuts – Ramen Donuts – are Latest Insane Ramen Creation

In the year and change since the ramen burger burst onto the scene, we’ve seen culinary creations like the ramen burrito, ramen grilled cheese, ramen tacos, ramen pizza, ramen lasagna, ramen sushi and more.

But never anything sweet. Thank goodness Josh Scherer is around to change that. Scherer, the blogger behind Culinary Bro Down, has created ramen doughnuts. Or, as he likes to call them, ramnuts.

Specifically, they’re ramen noodles boiled in horchata (cinnamon-spiced milk), molded and stuffed with custard or jam, then fried in oil, frosted and sprinkled. And there’s a recipe!

“They were really good. It had a flavor profile really similar to rice pudding, and a texture like kugel. I'd do some things differently to optimize the recipe -- make them thinner to create more surface area, fry at a lower temperature to allow for more oil penetration,” Scherer told ABC News. “If you really think about it, there's no reason this shouldn't taste good, it's just fried dough and sugar.”
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on November 13, 2014, 06:52:49 PM
Ramnuts – Ramen Donuts – are Latest Insane Ramen Creation

The one with red jelly filling looks so good.  Where can I get one?


Sounds like a sex act, or something...  >:D
Ha ha, check out his The McConsensual-Group-Sex-Burger (http://culinarybrodown.com/2014/09/the-mcconsensual-group-sex-burger-how-america-came-to-be-so-fat/)!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 14, 2014, 07:17:48 AM
Ramnuts? I guess Domen isn't that much better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Soylent Green Is People on November 14, 2014, 01:16:35 PM
Everytime this thread gets boosted I can't help thinking of "The Great Foodening"

http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/The_Great_Foodening (http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/The_Great_Foodening)

I can't link a YouTube from work but I'm sure it's out there.

"Because of all of the customers swarming to the Snacking Planet, the gravity is so dense that nobody can leave".

Kinda like being trapped in a mid-America McDonalds during lunch rush.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on December 22, 2014, 09:48:53 AM
taco bell came out with crunchwrap sliders, tried the beefy cheddar for breakfast today, it was pretty good.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lq0tIWPH78A/U3y5axFn1iI/AAAAAAAAdEo/CfvgnNNK9tw/s1600/taco-bell-crunchwrap-sliders-menu-board.JPG)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on January 11, 2015, 09:06:33 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/d78c1c8bcb0bc06f23dd7822c4d22fd6_zps1fc47638.jpg)

Pastrami fries, saw it the other day at the local Wienerschnitzel on Jeffrey/Walnut.  Recall vaguely of their pastrami from days long past.  Don't like the rye bread they put it on.  Still miss the old school Wienerschnitzels with the red roof, the smell of their deep fry fragrant oils assault your nostrils as you approach. I blame my childhood obesity on them.  I could use a stinky kraut dog anyday anytime.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 11, 2015, 09:26:09 PM
Ah, the Pastrami fries are back? Nice. To me, their pastrami is a let-down compared to a place like The Hat. However, it is nice when they switch up the menu just for variety's sake. I'm with you in my love for Wienerschnitzel. You know you go too much when the owner recognizes you at a grocery store 10 miles away (the red roof one at 1st & El Camino Real in Tustin.) The first time Mr. SoCal and I went to Club 33 at Disneyland for dinner, we hated it, and swung by the big W for a dog on the way home. Nothing satisfies me like Wienerschnitzel does.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on January 18, 2015, 10:12:55 PM
The pastami dog on pretzel bun at W is actually pretty decent.   Haven't had one in a few months but getting the munchies thinking about it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 18, 2015, 11:49:56 PM
Taco bell tapas menu. 59 cents for mini burritos. Very tasty
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on January 20, 2015, 01:52:55 AM
Anyone tried the breakfast crunchwraps with the hash brown inside?  Those look good but I never wake up for work early enough to pick one up.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 20, 2015, 10:47:47 AM
I have. It's pretty good. I like taco bells breakfast better than McDonald's. Although I typically way breakfast at home.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 02:43:37 PM
B.R.B. Got to go get some Oreos...

(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativecontent/images/cms/483380_630x354.jpg)

Appropriately timed for release just before Valentine’s Day, Oreo's newest cookie will be the Red Velvet Oreo.

http://abc7.com/food/oreo-unveils-its-newest-flavor----red-velvet/483387/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 20, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
every time i got to target i just stand there and stare at the different oreos and different chips ahoy cookies. after about 2 minutes of staring i never get any, but i may have to succumb to the these. the last oreos i bought were the chocolate chip cookie dough cream flavor, those were really good. although after about 5-6 cookies i threw the package away before i could do more damage.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 03:23:03 PM
after about 5-6 cookies i threw the package away before i could do more damage.

Whaaaaa....?!?!! Did I read that right? You only ate 5-6 then trashed the box?! Unimaginable!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 20, 2015, 03:37:56 PM
after about 5-6 cookies i threw the package away before i could do more damage.

Whaaaaa....?!?!! Did I read that right? You only ate 5-6 then trashed the box?! Unimaginable!

yeah, my wife hates it when i do that.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on January 20, 2015, 03:50:30 PM
every time i got to target i just stand there and stare at the different oreos and different chips ahoy cookies. after about 2 minutes of staring i never get any, but i may have to succumb to the these. the last oreos i bought were the chocolate chip cookie dough cream flavor, those were really good. although after about 5-6 cookies i threw the package away before i could do more damage.

Do you watch shark tank?  Reminds me of this one idea someone had for a timer based snack jar. Snack would be locked inside and you set the timer. The jar only opens when the timer goes off. It's supposed to help fat ppl and/or ppl with no self control with snacking. The idea was pretty dumb. I don't think they got a deal but I could be remembering wrong.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 20, 2015, 03:59:25 PM
Speaking of Oreos, these are my absolute favorite, they are sold during the winter holidays and I always make sure to buy a box or 10:

(http://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/21802-White-Fudge-Oreos.jpg)

Gotta check out those Red Velvet ones though.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on January 20, 2015, 04:02:21 PM
junk food won't work for me,  too much guilt every time I look at the 8 pack in the mirror. and my wife does hate me when I stare at the mirror for too long
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 04:27:27 PM
Do you watch shark tank?  Reminds me of this one idea someone had for a timer based snack jar. Snack would be locked inside and you set the timer. The jar only opens when the timer goes off. It's supposed to help fat ppl and/or ppl with no self control with snacking. The idea was pretty dumb. I don't think they got a deal but I could be remembering wrong.

What if we have no self-control with snacking, though. What if we need one of these locked jars. How can we buy one? Just asking for a friend.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on January 20, 2015, 04:31:28 PM
Do you watch shark tank?  Reminds me of this one idea someone had for a timer based snack jar. Snack would be locked inside and you set the timer. The jar only opens when the timer goes off. It's supposed to help fat ppl and/or ppl with no self control with snacking. The idea was pretty dumb. I don't think they got a deal but I could be remembering wrong.

What if we have no self-control with snacking, though. What if we need one of these locked jars. How can we buy one? Just asking for a friend.

Awww are you gifting one to qwerty? Super sweet.
The kitchen safe!
http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Safe-Locking-Container-Clear/dp/B00JGFQTD2
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 09:52:55 PM
they are sold during the winter holidays

Speaking of the holidays, have you guys tried the Limited Edition Fudge Covered Ritz which are only out then? I really like them.

(http://www.thestranger.com/binary/db5a/1293565299-fudgeritz.jpg)

I bought a box every week through December. Then when the stock was dwindling, I bought a few boxes. I like to store them in the icebox and eat them chilled (the same way I like to eat apples, cold). I ate half a box all at once when I got home from the grocery store the day I bought them.  :-X It was not one of my finer moments in life. Maybe it's a good thing they only come out once a year.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 10:05:27 PM
And speaking of gorging one's self. What is the most you guys have ever eaten of a single thing all in one sitting?

I have eaten an entire box of Snackwell's Devil Food Cookies all at once. And this has happened a few times! "Hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt!"

(http://www.bestgrocerydelivery.net/assets/images/nabiscosnackwellscookiesdevilsfoodfatfree.jpg)

I can't buy them because I know enough about myself at this point to know it isn't safe. I can think of few things as good as these cookies.  :(

I have also eaten an entire package of Ice Breaker Duo's. There are 37 mints in here! I ate them consecutively. The serving size is ONE! Not one package! ONE MINT.

(http://www.hersheys.com/icebreakers/images/icebreakers/products/icebreakers_duo_Strawberry.png)

I do not recommend doing this. I regretted it immediately! I thought it might send me to the hospital. But I didn't go. Because how do you explain that?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 20, 2015, 10:11:03 PM
I once made my own milk shake using an entire half gallon of ice cream.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 20, 2015, 10:15:16 PM
I once made my own milk shake using an entire half gallon of ice cream.

Haha, I remember you mentioning that a while back. What flavor was it and did you finish it? After reading your Oreo post, I bet you took 2 sips then threw it in the sink.   ;)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 20, 2015, 10:20:54 PM
I need to follow qwermoneybags more closely, he throws out food left and right... could feed my family on his scraps.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on January 20, 2015, 10:27:49 PM
And speaking of gorging one's self. What is the most you guys have ever eaten of a single thing all in one sitting?

I have eaten an entire box of Snackwell's Devil Food Cookies all at once. And this has happened a few times! "Hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt!"

(http://www.bestgrocerydelivery.net/assets/images/nabiscosnackwellscookiesdevilsfoodfatfree.jpg)

I can't buy them because I know enough about myself at this point to know it isn't safe. I can think of few things as good as these cookies.  :(

I have also eaten an entire package of Ice Breaker Duo's. There are 37 mints in here! I ate them consecutively. The serving size is ONE! Not one package! ONE MINT.

(http://www.hersheys.com/icebreakers/images/icebreakers/products/icebreakers_duo_Strawberry.png)

I do not recommend doing this. I regretted it immediately! I thought it might send me to the hospital. But I didn't go. Because how do you explain that?


Haribo's Gummi cola is my only weakness, usually not a sweettooth, but these gummies are addicting
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 20, 2015, 11:06:43 PM
I once made my own milk shake using an entire half gallon of ice cream.

Haha, I remember you mentioning that a while back. What flavor was it and did you finish it? After reading your Oreo post, I bet you took 2 sips then threw it in the sink.   ;)

I was much younger and and worked out a lot more back then, damn right I drank it all. Now I would take two sips and leave it out for IHO :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 21, 2015, 03:06:28 PM
B.R.B. Got to go get some Oreos...

(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativecontent/images/cms/483380_630x354.jpg)

Appropriately timed for release just before Valentine’s Day, Oreo's newest cookie will be the Red Velvet Oreo.

http://abc7.com/food/oreo-unveils-its-newest-flavor----red-velvet/483387/

was at target yesterday and swung by the cookie isle and they didnt have these :-(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on January 21, 2015, 03:37:39 PM
Here you go Q:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/red-velvet-Oreo-cookie-brand-new-flavour-/271748961584
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 21, 2015, 03:40:26 PM
was at target yesterday and swung by the cookie isle and they didnt have these :-(

That's because they come out February 2.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 21, 2015, 04:25:22 PM
was at target yesterday and swung by the cookie isle and they didnt have these :-(

That's because they come out February 2.

Yeah I guess I should have opened the link

Saves me a trip to ralphs tonite :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on January 21, 2015, 07:22:42 PM
B.R.B. Got to go get some Oreos...

(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativecontent/images/cms/483380_630x354.jpg)

Appropriately timed for release just before Valentine’s Day, Oreo's newest cookie will be the Red Velvet Oreo.

http://abc7.com/food/oreo-unveils-its-newest-flavor----red-velvet/483387/

was at target yesterday and swung by the cookie isle and they didnt have these :-(
Oh man, those look good.....MUST RESIST, MUST RESIST
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on January 21, 2015, 07:25:09 PM
I should delete this thread so TI members can love long healthy lives.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Soylent Green Is People on January 21, 2015, 07:37:41 PM
Wacked stuff here. Stuck at office and need sustenance. Not what I'm seeing posted...

Soylent Yellow and Soylent Blue have suddenly taken to Jell-O. Nothing like fruit flavored ground up hooves and "other" gel like substances that go into that product to take the hunger away.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 26, 2015, 01:39:35 PM
Here you go, Qwerty. KFC's Double Down Dog available only in the Phillipines!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/double-dog-down-kfc-fried-chicken-hot-dog-sandwich/22350739/

(https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/double-dog-header.jpg?w=650)

A more realistic pic. Looks kind of, uh, grotesque.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8SIOBNIMAAWuF0.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 26, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
Damn, all the good shit is always overseas :-(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 26, 2015, 04:01:08 PM
I never should have started reading this thread. Now, I'm making homemade cinnamon rolls! Trying a new recipe from my usual one. They are rising as I type:

Can't Eat Just One (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/can-t-eat-just-one-cinnamon-rolls)

(http://hostedmedia.reimanpub.com/TOH/Images/Photos/37/300x300/exps184258_TH153340C09_24_6b.jpg)

I'm also making spaghetti & meatballs for dinner. So, shoot me.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on January 27, 2015, 08:59:13 AM
Here you go, Qwerty. KFC's Double Down Dog available only in the Phillipines!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/double-dog-down-kfc-fried-chicken-hot-dog-sandwich/22350739/

(https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/double-dog-header.jpg?w=650)

A more realistic pic. Looks kind of, uh, grotesque.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8SIOBNIMAAWuF0.jpg)

Saw on twitter that they apparently they sold out all 500 of them in 11 locations within the first hour or so. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on January 30, 2015, 12:41:33 PM
Here you go, Qwerty. KFC's Double Down Dog available only in the Phillipines!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/double-dog-down-kfc-fried-chicken-hot-dog-sandwich/22350739/

(https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/double-dog-header.jpg?w=650)

A more realistic pic. Looks kind of, uh, grotesque.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8SIOBNIMAAWuF0.jpg)

Saw on twitter that they apparently they sold out all 500 of them in 11 locations within the first hour or so.

#looksGross

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2015, 05:01:55 PM
I just got back from doing the grocery shopping and look what I saw. Oreo isn't the only one doing a red velvet / Valentine's product:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2vw8qkk.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2015, 05:09:25 PM
I bought the red velvet Oreos while I was at the store. Not bad.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on February 03, 2015, 05:18:38 PM
Have you guys tried the Cinnabon delights at Taco Bell?  So good.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2hcmikj.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 03, 2015, 05:20:08 PM
This thread makes me want to cut sugar for a month. Thanks for the motivation guys! :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2015, 05:21:58 PM
Great. I just spent $245 and bought enough ingredients to cook the next 4 homemade dinners and now I gotta throw it all away so I have an excuse to go to the Taco Bell drive-thru right now for dinner so I can buy those incredible things you just posted, Aquabliss! Those look UHHH-MAZING!! I'm on it!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2015, 05:26:51 PM
I never should have started reading this thread. Now, I'm making homemade cinnamon rolls! Trying a new recipe from my usual one. They are rising as I type:

Can't Eat Just One (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/can-t-eat-just-one-cinnamon-rolls)

(http://hostedmedia.reimanpub.com/TOH/Images/Photos/37/300x300/exps184258_TH153340C09_24_6b.jpg)

I'm also making spaghetti & meatballs for dinner. So, shoot me.

Update: For those of you who like to bake, these turned out SCRUM-DIDDLY-UMPTIOUS!!! The "Can't Eat Just One" cinnamon rolls have a slight edge over the recipe I usually make which is called "Clone of a Cinnabon" and tastes like you'd imagine, based on the title. It has already been requested that I make these again. I would say they are perfect! I really wouldn't change a thing, except I used a bread machine to spare me the elbow grease when making the dough. Then I just plopped it out and finished out the recipe the way it states.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on February 03, 2015, 05:40:33 PM
Great. I just spent $245 and bought enough ingredients to cook the next 4 homemade dinners and now I gotta throw it all away so I have an excuse to go to the Taco Bell drive-thru right now for dinner so I can buy those incredible things you just posted, Aquabliss! Those look UHHH-MAZING!! I'm on it!

SoCal I know you live near a Taco Bell... Go, now - order an 8 pack, you won't regret it!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on February 03, 2015, 05:51:18 PM
Great. I just spent $245 and bought enough ingredients to cook the next 4 homemade dinners and now I gotta throw it all away so I have an excuse to go to the Taco Bell drive-thru right now for dinner so I can buy those incredible things you just posted, Aquabliss! Those look UHHH-MAZING!! I'm on it!

SoCal I know you live near a Taco Bell... Go, now - order an 8 pack, you won't regret it!

#actuallyUwill
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 03, 2015, 05:53:48 PM
Socal - thanks for the reminder! I had completely forgotten about the Oreos, those fun size Twinkies look better. Going to have to make a run to the grocery store. Thanks for contributing to my early death!!!

Ps - you really need to try those Cinnabon at Taco Bell. Heaven on earth
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 03, 2015, 10:11:40 PM
Man, this thread just made me go down to Albertson's and they don't have jack.

No Oreos, no Twinkies, no CupCakes... boo.

Just Valentine's candy stuff.

Will try Tarjey tomorrow.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 03, 2015, 11:35:29 PM
Ralph's had the oreos, pretty tasty. No luck on the twinkles. Iho , swing by city hall for the leftover oreos.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 04, 2015, 08:21:25 AM
Ralph's had the oreos, pretty tasty. No luck on the twinkles.

Really? That's weird because I was also at a Ralph's when I took that pic. I would have thought they all get it in at the same time. Maybe they're sold out. Did you check the end caps? Sometimes they actually don't put many boxes over on the shelf area when they are promoting an item.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 05, 2015, 09:27:07 AM
Success!

Went to the Bullseye yesterday and at first, didn't find them in the grocery section but when I was checking out, they had the Red Velvet Oreos near the registers.

It's good... I like that the filling is cream cheese flavored and not same as the vanilla flavored filling in the regular Oreos. There will be no leftovers to be dropped at the doorstep of the Glowing Lime House.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 05, 2015, 09:56:20 AM
yeah ive been to two ralphs and target on no success on the red filled twinkies. oreo red velvet is down to half a package left.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 05, 2015, 06:46:12 PM
Success!

Went to the Bullseye yesterday and at first, didn't find them in the grocery section but when I was checking out, they had the Red Velvet Oreos near the registers.

It's good... I like that the filling is cream cheese flavored and not same as the vanilla flavored filling in the regular Oreos. There will be no leftovers to be dropped at the doorstep of the Glowing Lime House.

Did you also get the special Twinkies and the cupcakes? If so, how are they?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: RandomLetters on February 06, 2015, 08:00:39 AM
yeah ive been to two ralphs and target on no success on the red filled twinkies. oreo red velvet is down to half a package left.

If you ever venture out to OS territory, I saw them at the Albertsons at NP plaza.

I really hesitate to say this, but I saw them  . . . and thought of Qwerty. 

(http://www.junkfoodguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/cherrychocodile-01.png)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 06, 2015, 09:39:03 AM
I do venture to that albertsons. I'll have to go this weekend. If they had XXXL size twinkies then they really would have reminded u more if me :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 06, 2015, 12:40:08 PM
No Twinkies or Cupcakes... but I'll keep looking.

(but not for qwertwinkies)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 06, 2015, 01:18:16 PM
No Twinkies or Cupcakes... but I'll keep looking.

(but not for qwertwinkies)

Qwertwinkies are only for the ladies of Columbus Square. I dont like to share with Irvine :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 06, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/papa_zps4764b403.jpg)

Not bad, not bad at all... pickles/acid makes the difference.   Order now, enjoy for 2 days. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 07, 2015, 01:58:47 PM
Found the cherry filled twinkies at the Northpark albertons. I like them better than the regular twinkies. Pretty good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 09, 2015, 09:08:30 AM
Finally found the Twinkies... but they are actually Chocodiles (if anyone remembers those).

They were okay... I wasn't really a Twinkie fan to begin with so these may end up on qwercodile's doorstep.

Still have not found the elusive Red Velvet Cupcakes. Saw these heart-shaped Little Debbie Cakes though, maybe I'll try those next time:

(http://www.littledebbie.com/images/photos/Valentine/NewProductPage/ValentineCakesRedVelvet_1012.gif)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on February 12, 2015, 10:20:00 AM
This is not exactly junk fooding but it looks really interesting.

The inside out egg.  The best part is that you can make it yourself.  How to cook an egg inside out. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/how-to-cook-an-egg-inside_n_6654028.html)
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2597324/thumbs/n-EGGS-INSIDE-OUT-large570.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: AhmadElm on February 12, 2015, 12:31:28 PM
Wow Inc, lol that looks very weird but that's something I'm willing to try
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on February 12, 2015, 12:59:57 PM
You want us  to eat that thing?   You must be yolking.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 17, 2015, 03:53:25 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/34C4E84B-09FE-401A-A0EC-A05984C67E4C_zpsuzrvs9l7.png)

I'm drawn to this for some reason... Can't give in... Need to eat healthy...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 17, 2015, 04:00:07 PM
i havent tried their steak in a while, last time i had it thought it was just ok, prefer their ground beef. i thought about ordering this but having them make it with the ground beef instead of the steak. and then adding some of the nacho cheese sauce inside.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 17, 2015, 05:23:00 PM
The steak is decent, don't know how ground beef will do in flatbread.  Guess the nacho cheese is the binder so the beef won't fall out :)

Wonder if I can add some red onions to this?  Does the Taco Bell on Barranca let you customize?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 17, 2015, 06:24:07 PM
Yeah it does. I customize all the time
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 17, 2015, 08:06:44 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/tacobell_zps1053561b.jpg)

Dammit, eating a salad right now  >:(

Thought this will be closer to 1000 calories, I guess 670 ain't bad.  I'll tell them to hold the cheese, and go fresco style, that should cut the calories down.  Look at that sodium!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on February 17, 2015, 09:05:09 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/tacobell_zps1053561b.jpg)

Dammit, eating a salad right now  >:(

Thought this will be closer to 1000 calories, I guess 670 ain't bad.  I'll tell them to hold the cheese, and go fresco style, that should cut the calories down.  Look at that sodium!

Not to be a bummer, but not all salads are healthy.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on February 18, 2015, 06:09:11 PM
Bacon, Bacon everywhere!!

Little Caesars to roll out bacon-wrapped crust pizza (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/little-caesars-to-roll-out-bacon-wrapped-crust-pizza-2015-02-18)

Bacon Wrapped Crust Pizza
(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2015/02/18/Photos/MG/MW-DF848_Little_20150218182511_MG.jpg?uuid=7b9f2c6e-b7c5-11e4-a9f5-824b86c5cf32)

Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin Donuts
(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2015/02/18/Photos/MG/MW-DF840_glazed_20150218173226_MG.jpg?uuid=418009a6-b7be-11e4-a9f5-824b86c5cf32)

Bacon Sundae from Burger King
(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2015/02/18/Photos/MG/MW-DF847_bacon__20150218181102_MG.jpg?uuid=bba5673a-b7c3-11e4-a9f5-824b86c5cf32)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 18, 2015, 06:31:58 PM
Bacon Sundae from Burger King
(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2015/02/18/Photos/MG/MW-DF847_bacon__20150218181102_MG.jpg?uuid=bba5673a-b7c3-11e4-a9f5-824b86c5cf32)

Bacon Sundae? For once, I don't mind being lactose intolerant.

But that doughnut sandwich looks interesting. I do wish we had Dunkin Donuts here on the west coast! I hear good things about it from friends in other parts of the country.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on February 18, 2015, 06:52:33 PM
I do wish we had Dunkin Donuts here on the west coast! I hear good things about it from friends in other parts of the country.

There's one in Downey and another one in Long Beach.  It's just too bad that there's no Dunkin in OC. 

Here's Dunkin's new croissant donuts.  Haven't try one yet but it looks pretty good. 
(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/33/20/03/7143659/3/622x350.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 18, 2015, 07:09:34 PM
DD is coming to laguna hills. Opening March 2015.

25242 McIntyre Street, Laguna Hills, Laguna Hills, California 92653
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 18, 2015, 09:06:09 PM
Went to Krispy Kremes just before Heart Day and I forgot how good they taste when hot off the conveyor belt.

Plus they have all those special flavors for Vs... heart shaped etc etc.

They just don't seem to taste as good the next day, whereas old school donuts can last a couple of days.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on February 18, 2015, 09:41:52 PM
Krispy Kreme - KKK Wednesday

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2015/02/17/krispy-kreme-apology-kkk-doughnut-club/23569513/

A better promotion should be Triple Triglyceride Thursday
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on February 24, 2015, 08:08:35 AM
Free Krispy Kreme glazed donut today for the first 1000 customers
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on February 26, 2015, 10:24:52 AM
Taco Bell just keep coming out with the good stuff. 

Sriracha Quesarito (http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-taco-bell-sriracha-quesarito-20150225-story.html) and Taco Bell's Hot Sauce Packet Chips (http://consumerist.com/2015/02/25/new-products-girl-scout-cookie-ice-cream-bars-taco-bell-sauce-packet-chips/)

Sriracha Quesarito
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-54ee23a5/turbine/la-taco-bell-sriracha-quesarito-20150225-001/450/450x253)

Taco Bell's Hot Sauce Packet Chips
(https://consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/taco-bell-taco-sauce-tortilla-chips.jpg?w=680)


Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 26, 2015, 11:10:53 AM
well now i know what im having for dinner tonight. will also need to stop by various grocery stores to find these chips. how did i not know of this yesterday?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 26, 2015, 11:21:15 AM
well now i know what im having for dinner tonight. will also need to stop by various grocery stores to find these chips. how did i not know of this yesterday?
I guess now I know what leftovers I'm having tonight.

:)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 26, 2015, 11:44:57 AM
That Quesarito looks like a good kick in the face. I should have gotten that last night when I had Taco Bell for dinner. Lately, I have been having a weird craving. I am drowning everything I eat in Tabasco. This is really abnormal for me since I am not accustomed to eating spicy food. I personally do not care for the taste of Sriracha, though. But maybe I will just lick it once and throw it away a'la Qwerty. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 26, 2015, 12:16:52 PM
Cholula.

Bought the 2-pack from Costco.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 26, 2015, 12:25:37 PM
Taco Bell just keep coming out with the good stuff. 

Sriracha Quesarito (http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-taco-bell-sriracha-quesarito-20150225-story.html) and Taco Bell's Hot Sauce Packet Chips (http://consumerist.com/2015/02/25/new-products-girl-scout-cookie-ice-cream-bars-taco-bell-sauce-packet-chips/)

Sriracha Quesarito
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-54ee23a5/turbine/la-taco-bell-sriracha-quesarito-20150225-001/450/450x253)


Not bad.  Only 60% of your daily recommended saturated fat & 75% of daily sodium. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 26, 2015, 12:30:53 PM
Cholula.

Bought the 2-pack from Costco.

I wonder if Cholula makes purse-sized bottles? I carry Tabasco with me. Double benefit... you can splash it in an attacker's eyes.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Compressed-Village on February 26, 2015, 12:33:00 PM
Have anyone notice how lack of In And Out burger on Irvine. There is a good reason behind that. Cos  In and Out management would not bend for Bren
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on February 26, 2015, 12:34:46 PM
Have anyone notice how lack of In And Out burger on Irvine. There is a good reason behind that. Cos  In and Out management would not bend for Bren

There's one across from UCI.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 26, 2015, 12:44:46 PM
Have anyone notice how lack of In And Out burger on Irvine. There is a good reason behind that. Cos  In and Out management would not bend for Bren

There's one across from UCI.
And there is one in the Tustin side of The Marketplace which is also TIC managed.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 26, 2015, 01:15:40 PM
the first time i had sriracha was on a taco belll pizza. never had the urge to try it cause it was asian and figured it couldnt be very good. boy was i wrong, now i really like it.  on a separate note, bought the mega stuff oreos the other day, i thought the double stuff was heavenly but the mega stuff is even better. package is half gone, damn.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 26, 2015, 01:17:35 PM
Coming soon...

Cotton Candy Oreos.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/261E7AF600000578-0-image-m-2_1424964820297.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/261E78C300000578-0-image-m-6_1424965229132.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2970587/Will-Cotton-Candy-Oreo-cookie-hybrid-hit-shelves-Leaked-factory-photos-appear-reveal-new-funfair-inspired-flavor.html

There is a rumor swirling that a S'mores Oreo is on its way, too.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 26, 2015, 02:10:32 PM
the first time i had sriracha was on a taco belll pizza. never had the urge to try it cause it was asian and figured it couldnt be very good. boy was i wrong, now i really like it.
qwertraitor!

Cholula > Sriracha
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 26, 2015, 02:11:35 PM
Speaking of, has anyone tried the Watermelon Oreos? I thought it was weird to have a that type of fruit in an Oreo... they weren't out very long because when we went back to buy them, they were gone (at Tarjey).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 26, 2015, 02:16:25 PM
Speaking of, has anyone tried the Watermelon Oreos? I thought it was weird to have a that type of fruit in an Oreo... they weren't out very long because when we went back to buy them, they were gone (at Tarjey).

The fruit ones are available in Aisa.  Mango, Peach, Strawberry, combination flavors.  They're pretty gross.  Tastes like medicine.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on February 27, 2015, 02:43:28 PM
Right up TI's alley:

Deep fried cap'n crunch doughnuts.

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/02/83054/taco-bell-capn-crunch-delights

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Vinster on February 27, 2015, 03:23:08 PM
Their corporate headquarters is in an office building next to the UCI In N Out.

Also an In N Out at the Tustin District.

Have anyone notice how lack of In And Out burger on Irvine. There is a good reason behind that. Cos  In and Out management would not bend for Bren

There's one across from UCI.
And there is one in the Tustin side of The Marketplace which is also TIC managed.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 27, 2015, 03:34:47 PM
The District is not TIC-owned.

It would probably have a better layout if it was. :(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 27, 2015, 04:19:18 PM
Right up TI's alley:

Deep fried cap'n crunch doughnuts.

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/02/83054/taco-bell-capn-crunch-delights



ive been having cap n crunch berries for breakfast for like the last month. my daughter and dogs love it as well.  just when i was planning on having a nice relaxing weekend, now i need to drive to damn bakersfield. thanks for nothing bones.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on March 02, 2015, 01:38:10 PM
Maybe this headline will make you want them less:

"Taco Bell is Unleashing Cap'n Crunch Testicle Bites"

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--VNsRTEx3--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/edxyqgmeqpqousnflbvy.jpg)

http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/taco-bell-is-unleashing-capn-crunch-testicle-bites-1688643749
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on March 02, 2015, 01:41:15 PM
the comments are hilarious. these balls will go fine with the Cockcicle.

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--IKBzmnV4--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/v6rjzbys7zhsj5eac8w0.jpg)

Maybe this headline will make you want them less:

"Taco Bell is Unleashing Cap'n Crunch Testicle Bites"

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--VNsRTEx3--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/edxyqgmeqpqousnflbvy.jpg)

http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/taco-bell-is-unleashing-capn-crunch-testicle-bites-1688643749
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jmoney74 on March 02, 2015, 01:48:13 PM
The District is not TIC-owned.

It would probably have a better layout if it was. :(

makes more sense now
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 02, 2015, 01:59:10 PM
nope, that did not deter me at all.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 10, 2015, 02:01:36 PM
the taco bell at the marketplace has a frito shell chili taco (chili, lettuce,cheese, sour cream, tomatos). you can get the shell in original fritos or chili cheese fritos. tried the regular fritos shell, pretty good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 10, 2015, 04:19:28 PM
tried the regular fritos shell, pretty good.
And where are my scraps?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 10, 2015, 04:26:15 PM
tried the regular fritos shell, pretty good.
And where are my scraps?

if i knew where you lived (or at least the closest basketball court) you would have had your scraps :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 10, 2015, 04:32:08 PM
Just leave it on any basketball court in Irvine, I'll find it. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 16, 2015, 12:01:37 PM
Cholula.

Bought the 2-pack from Costco.

I thought of you when I was at dinner last night. (I was craving Denny's. You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.) They had a bottle of Cholula right next to the Tabasco. Except on every table, the Cholula was still sealed. I used the Cholula. It's pretty good. I like how you can use more of it since it doesn't seem like you're guzzling vinegar as with the Tabasco, which sometimes bothers me. However, it seems like you have to use more of it. The heat level seems low compared to Tabasco. I was eating an omelet... I think eggs are a good test for hot sauce, possibly the best test. What's funny is I looked around at the real Mexicans who were eating to see which one they picked, and they were all using the Tabasco. Odd. Anyway, I do like it and would use it again.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 23, 2015, 06:54:05 PM
I bought these today when I was at the grocery store:

(http://wkrn.images.worldnow.com/images/3948622_G.jpg)

I'm not a big peanut butter fan but I think these are actually pretty good. Mr. SoCal, on the other hand, is a huge fan of Reese's... and he says they are "just okay". Weird.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 23, 2015, 07:27:26 PM
Ooh those look good. I love Reese's peanut butter cups and Oreos. Sounds like a winning combo.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 23, 2015, 10:44:03 PM
I just saw those tonight.

Would have bought them but we have nut allergies so don't want to risk it (not me).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 24, 2015, 08:35:07 AM
I just saw those tonight.

Would have bought them but we have nut allergies so don't want to risk it (not me).

You can always buy a pack just for yourself to keep at your desk at work.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 24, 2015, 08:08:37 PM
No Mrs. today so time to misbehave. I already like their deep dish pan pizza so had to try this:

(http://i57.tinypic.com/warius.jpg)

Yeah... that's a bacon wrapped deep dish from Little Caesar's. So greasy... I'm lucky the closest one is in Tustin.

Mmmm... bacon bacon.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 24, 2015, 08:28:49 PM
ive  been wanting to try out their deep dish for the last several weeks and have not pulled the trigger. not a fan of bacon, but maybe ill get a regular deep dish this weekend.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 24, 2015, 08:33:46 PM
Speaking of bacon, recently converted to pre cooked bacon.  So much easier.  No mess and best of all, no leftover bacon grease/fat.  10 seconds per slice in the micro, so easy.  You can even have bacon for lunch at work!  Recommend the precooked package at TJs, no nitrates/nitrites or whatever's suppose to kill you when you turn 50. 

Yes uncured precooked bacon is actually not bad (though $$$).

Take that 30 days fitness challenge! 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 24, 2015, 08:43:56 PM
Precooked turkey bacon is pretty good too.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 24, 2015, 08:46:28 PM
Precooked turkey bacon is pretty good too.

Wrong thread buddy, all pork or go home
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: nosuchreality on March 24, 2015, 08:47:39 PM
You know, when you see those *'s on the cover you should pay extra attention.

You see, that little star on bacon claiming no nitrates or nitrite usually says except those naturally occurring in celery salt.

Now,commercial bacon, and most nitrite cured bacon does not continue nitrate.

Celery salt however contains massive amounts of nitrates when used in a curing process.  In a less stable and predictable form .

So hey, do it like they did in the middle ages and market it well as a safer product.


Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 24, 2015, 10:10:08 PM
not a fan of bacon
Oh... who's not a man now?

#BeAMan
#TurkeyBaconCounts
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 25, 2015, 06:23:19 AM
Precooked turkey bacon is pretty good too.

Wrong thread buddy, all pork or go home
Speak for yourself...

no nitrates/nitrites or whatever's suppose to kill you when you turn 50. 

nitrates/nitrites = junk food

:)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 25, 2015, 08:27:38 AM
No Mrs. today so time to misbehave. I already like their deep dish pan pizza so had to try this:

(http://i57.tinypic.com/warius.jpg)

Yeah... that's a bacon wrapped deep dish from Little Caesar's. So greasy... I'm lucky the closest one is in Tustin.

Mmmm... bacon bacon.

Haha! I was watching the T.V. commercial for that last night. "Three and a half feet of bacon!" I was LOL'ing.

So, was it everything you hoped it would be and more?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 25, 2015, 08:58:41 AM
So, was it everything you hoped it would be and more?
Yeah... that's the problem... now my kid is going to want it whenever the food police is not around.

I already like the Little Caesar deep dish (they used to call it Pan!Pan!... the box now says Deep Deep Dish)... I think that's a better value at $8 than the BaconBacon at $12.

If I ever order it again, I may not have them put bacon on the top (now I'm sounding like qwirlyman).

BTW: That's an actual IHO pic, as you can see... I already started eating it before I remembered to take the photo.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 25, 2015, 09:08:45 AM
"The food police" - LOL!!!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 25, 2015, 09:18:53 AM
I had to get the Pizza Hut pretzel crust a few days ago after drooling over a commercial for it. (I'm having trouble finding a pic online because they all seem to be Little Ceasar's version.) Anyway, I thought it was really going to be pretzel but it's not. They brush something on it to make it LOOK and TASTE like pretzel. Or so they say. It didn't taste anything like pretzel to me and barely looked like it. I'll betchya Little Ceasar's is doing it the right way. Pizza Hut also has a bunch of other flavors they can put on the crust like Honey Sriracha, Fiery Red Pepper, Garlic Butter, etc.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on March 25, 2015, 01:08:24 PM
(http://i2.wp.com/cdn.bgr.com/2015/03/taco-bell-chicken-biscuit-taco.jpg?w=625)

http://bgr.com/2015/03/24/taco-bell-chicken-biscuit-taco/

If you eat Taco Bell’s new breakfast, you may not live to see lunch

Most fast food companies are mere amateurs when it comes to concocting creative ways to help you gain explosive amounts of weight and boost you chances of an early demise. In our time watching the fast food industry evolve, though, we’ve come to appreciate KFC and Taco Bell as the real innovators in this field — after all, few companies have given us anything as uniquely revolting as the KFC Double Down Dog or the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco in recent years.

Because of this, we were pleased to see Taco Bell once again up its game this week with the release of the new Chicken Biscuit Taco, a new breakfast meal that stuffs a slab of fried chicken into a biscuit-based taco shell and then smothers it with either gravy or jalapeno honey.

Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol basically admits to Bloomberg that he has no idea if this new breakfast will catch on and that the company is trying something outrageous in the hopes of getting attention.

“The Biscuit Taco is going to get people to rethink their morning routine,” he explains to Bloomberg. “When you do things that people don’t see coming, those are the types of products that get people talking.”

If Taco Bell decided to stuff a raw dead pigeon inside a taco shell and serve it for brunch, it would definitely get people talking as well. Unfortunately for the company, it’s also something we’d probably see coming as the natural evolution of Taco Bell’s other recent innovations.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 25, 2015, 01:23:03 PM
yeah i saw that last night, TB should just sell the fluffy biscuit taco shell on its own as well, looks tasty. ill be trying this tomorrow for breakfast and will report back. although i will be getting one with ground beef, not the fried chicken.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 26, 2015, 10:16:06 AM
Tried the biscuit taco with sausage egg and cheese. Pretty tasty. What made it really good was a side of the jalapeno honey to put all over the taco. Would recommend. I asked if the sold the biscuit shell and it turns out that they do.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 26, 2015, 10:19:45 AM
So no leftovers for IHO?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 26, 2015, 10:22:07 AM
So no leftovers for IHO?

Not today man, not today.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 26, 2015, 12:56:17 PM
What made it really good was a side of the jalapeno honey to put all over the taco. Would recommend.

That sounds interesting. How spicy is it on a scale of 1-10?

In other news, I am making Chicken and Dumplings for dinner. It is in the slow cooker right now. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 26, 2015, 12:59:16 PM
What made it really good was a side of the jalapeno honey to put all over the taco. Would recommend.

That sounds interesting. How spicy is it on a scale of 1-10?

In other news, I am making Chicken and Dumplings for dinner. It is in the slow cooker right now. 

just had a nice little kick, like a 4?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 26, 2015, 08:54:31 PM
Crap, didn't know the Taco Bell triple steak stack is a limited item like the McRib.  The marketplace Taco Bell no longer has it.  Arghhhh. 

@qwerty

Does the Von karman Taco Bell still carry it?  It's like a flagship store right?  Like the Del Taco's in Barstow.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 26, 2015, 09:33:48 PM
Crap, didn't know the Taco Bell triple steak stack is a limited item like the McRib.  The marketplace Taco Bell no longer has it.  Arghhhh. 

@qwerty

Does the Von karman Taco Bell still carry it?  It's like a flagship store right?  Like the Del Taco's in Barstow.

the taco bell at von karman/barranca is a corporate owned store, the one at the marketplace is a franchise. i was there several days ago at the von karman location and did not see the triple steak stack on the menu. any taco bell will customize an order, why dont you get a gordita shell with steak and cheese? essentially a steak and cheese gordita? its the same ingredients just a different shape. the von karan location a lot times will have test products since its a corporate store, the marketplace location never has test items
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on March 27, 2015, 03:01:56 PM
Here's new item on McDonald's menu, I think it's called "dogs in a blanket".>:D

(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/r3cbZCu4VdhCwqi.ZDwakA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/finance/2015-03-27/67bb33c0-d488-11e4-aa1e-e5a9d0951cd9_mcds-lifestyle-8.jpg)
McDonald’s launches Big Mac fashion and lifestyle line (http://http:http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/McDonalds-Launches-Big-Mac-Fashion-Collection-297526111.html)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 31, 2015, 10:39:21 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/24291E72-2DBE-41F6-A8AC-67AB657DB63C_zpsucutcj5k.jpg)

Next on the bucket list
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 31, 2015, 11:07:59 AM
Hey, I just read online that McDonald's will begin experimenting with serving breakfast all day. I love all-day breakfast places.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Vinster on March 31, 2015, 11:15:06 AM
World's largest coupon for Buttery Jack.

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/jack-box-unveils-worlds-largest-coupon-8-story-high-monstrosity-163774
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 31, 2015, 11:17:09 AM
Hey, I just read online that McDonald's will begin experimenting with serving breakfast all day. I love all-day breakfast places.

i dont know why they dont do it. jack in the box has been doing it forever with efficiency. i know Mcdonalds is trying to streamline their menu and increase their efficiency but i dont think offering breakfast all day would slow things down.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on March 31, 2015, 12:18:25 PM
Breakfast loses its specialness if served outside of breakfast hours. 

Does anyone other than McD call pancakes "hot cakes"? 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvine Dream on March 31, 2015, 01:01:27 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/24291E72-2DBE-41F6-A8AC-67AB657DB63C_zpsucutcj5k.jpg)

Next on the bucket list
Crossed off the bucket list ;D
Not bad but if you are eating while driving be aware that the butter will ooze out of the burger.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on March 31, 2015, 01:18:24 PM
Breakfast loses its specialness if served outside of breakfast hours. 

Does anyone other than McD call pancakes "hot cakes"? 

Ruby's Diner is one that I'm aware of.

Menu(PDF) (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CHkQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rubys.com%2Fimages%2Fmenu%2Fbreakfast.pdf&ei=cgAbVY-oNpKyyQSs3oLgCw&usg=AFQjCNGeToEcbJ3UXxdn-io38UQ5DoYXWg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 31, 2015, 02:11:26 PM
Breakfast loses its specialness if served outside of breakfast hours. 

Does anyone other than McD call pancakes "hot cakes"? 

jack in the box has the silver dollar pancakes. i think you get 6 for $1.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on March 31, 2015, 03:41:57 PM
Taco Tuesday at Urban Seoul in Spectrum is so good.  3 Pork Belly Tacos @ $2ea + Canteloupe Mint Lemonade and I'm a happy camper the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 31, 2015, 05:18:21 PM
If you like pork belly, get the PBAT sandwich at TLT at the Spectrum. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 31, 2015, 07:33:43 PM
McDonald's needs to sell their regular menu during breakfast hours.

Sometimes I need a qwerger to start the day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 02, 2015, 07:39:43 PM
Yo, Qwerty! I was just at Target a little bit ago and found these men's lounge pants. Guess who I thought of right away? I just had to take a picture. They can either be your new pants for sexy time with Mrs. Qwerty OR they can double as fat-pants for those days when you're "junk fooding" and only an elastic waist will do.  :D

(http://images.photos2.walmart.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Eydnpcuvbwsnrcgu9%3A5%3B%3Enu%3D4238%3E6%3A2%3E832%3EWSNRCG%3D368%3B7%3B695332%3Bnu0mrj)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 02, 2015, 08:07:11 PM
I was already thinking of going to target tonite, this just sealed the deal :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on April 08, 2015, 09:42:55 PM
Just want to remind all donuts lovers out there, Dunkin' Donuts at Laguna Hills finally opens today.

Drive-through open 24hrs >:D

https://www.facebook.com/DunkinDonutsOrangeCounty

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dunkin-donuts-laguna-hills


Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 08, 2015, 10:33:15 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/e09ff88528375e1130e93aa11511c011_zps00oulf0f.jpg)
https://www.slurpee.com/BYOC/

Ooooo.....gotta brainstorm this one....

Bucket, old baby tub, crock pot..... Wait, got it:

1 gallon milk jugs

Hmmmm.. Milky coke slurpee!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on April 08, 2015, 11:06:02 PM
That is so gross.  I'm staying away from 7-11 and the homeless moldy mugs that will be running through that slurpee machine.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Soylent Green Is People on April 09, 2015, 12:27:03 PM
Tried the MV Dunkin' Donut's this AM. The 2 hr wait my brother experienced (he's a committed DD fan) is now down to a 10 minute or less line.

Their coffee exceeded expectations for a chain donut place. Hot enough, not too sweet, not too milky. It's not Starbux, but it's not Farmer Bros either.

The donut's were OK, nothing to jump up and down about. Edible, but there are better donutteries in the area. A solid notch above Winchells, but that isn't saying a whole lot. I'm not a fan of Krispy Kreme at all due to their astronomical sugar content but the variety at DD was strong enough to warrant a return if I'm passing through at an early hour.

The staff were all going through a measure of crowd shock and errors in order were a'plenty. On the flip side, after a 10min wait in line the person in front of me ordered a hyper complex order, then blurted "oh, I forgot my purse" now freezing the line for 5 min while her daughter went to fish money out of Mom's car. Time delays are expected when new places open, and I'd bet most of the issues are with the customers who don't know what to order compared to their ever patient staff.

My .02c
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 11, 2015, 12:24:06 PM
I'm baaaack! A one week cruise to Mexico and I just barely lived to tell about it. Oh, man. Iho, you were on my mind so many times during the past week when I was at the buffet and the dining room as I thought to myself you would love it. I didn't take any photos of food because I'm not really into that kind of thing. But suffice it to say, you would see more plates than sunrises and sunsets. I sailed Carnival, which is famous for their Chocolate Melting Cakes.

Now I must go look for that 30 day diet challenge thread. Let the diet begin.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 11, 2015, 01:32:28 PM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 11, 2015, 01:54:45 PM
Welcome back!

Thank you, Qwerty! It was great getting to meet all of your three-legged cousins. Lots of dreamy guys there in your homeland. There was this one guy, my tour guide on a camel safari in Cabo. He goes by "Hector the Protector". Gorgeous. Golden brown skin, dark hair, green eyes, and a really beautiful smile. I was debating running off with him to start a second family in Meh-hee-co while making tortillas to supplement our camel-herding income. But I wasn't sure an Orange County girl, the same shade as snow, could make it on an 800 acre camel ranch, living off the desert landscape. So, I had to come back. Next time, Hector. Next time. Sigh.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 14, 2015, 09:43:26 AM
Need to try wendys ghost pepper fries this week. Diced jalapeños and cheese/ghost pepper sauce
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 14, 2015, 09:58:25 AM
Need to try wendys ghost pepper fries this week. Diced jalapeños and cheese/ghost pepper sauce

I dare you to eat that alongside with Carl's new "El Diablo" burger.

(http://burgerbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/CarlsJr.-El-Diablo.jpg)

Jalapeno Poppers, Pepperjack cheese, Habanero sauce, and sliced jalapenos.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 14, 2015, 09:58:32 AM
So when SoCal sees a buffet she thinks of me, but when she sees a dreamy, gorgeous guy on a camel she thinks of qwercalves.

Actually, I'm okay with that... I'll take a buffet over Hector any day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 14, 2015, 10:03:48 AM
The Diablo burger is on my list. I have a checkup in two weeks so trying to eat healthier to manipulate the numbers :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 15, 2015, 09:53:50 AM
Their coffee exceeded expectations for a chain donut place. Hot enough, not too sweet, not too milky. It's not Starbux, but it's not Farmer Bros either.

If you ever want some at home, I believe some of our local grocery stores have started to carry their ground coffee, iirc.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 15, 2015, 09:58:27 AM
So when SoCal sees a buffet she thinks of me, but when she sees a dreamy, gorgeous guy on a camel she thinks of qwercalves.

Actually, I'm okay with that... I'll take a buffet over Hector any day.

I think you would love cruise ship dining. Going to the dining room allows you to work those buffet techniques that have been mentioned on T.I., while having someone else do all the work for you. For example, they offer Appetizers, Entrees, sides, and desserts. You select as many from each section as you want. On my ship, the menu had 2 sides. The left side were the everyday items. The right side were items only served that night. And then there's one section called "Didja", as in, "Did you ever try..." and that is where they put the weird stuff like alligator fritters, which I thought were pretty nasty, by the way. So, anyway, what some people do is order 1 appetizer, 10 lobster tails!, and a dessert. Or you could order every appetizer. Or every single entree. Or whatever. Some people pig out and leave behind a mountain of filet mignon plates or lobster tails.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 15, 2015, 10:01:19 AM
We hit a few buffets while in Vegas.

The wife likes the fru-fru (and expensive) ones (Bachhanal at Caeser's is $53/person, no kids age 5-12 discount)... but the cheapest one (at South Pointe) was the best tasting to me.

It's funny though, when we got back, eating out is boring because we can only eat one type of food.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 15, 2015, 10:08:08 AM
had those ghost pepper fries from wendys, more heat from the diced jalapeno than the ghost pepper sauce. they were pretty good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 15, 2015, 10:12:25 AM
I think Jack has a ghost pepper burger too.

First sriracha, now ghost pepper sauce... spicy is the new trend.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 17, 2015, 08:48:03 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/e09ff88528375e1130e93aa11511c011_zps00oulf0f.jpg)
https://www.slurpee.com/BYOC/

Ooooo.....gotta brainstorm this one....

Bucket, old baby tub, crock pot..... Wait, got it:

1 gallon milk jugs

Hmmmm.. Milky coke slurpee!



Well, what I did on that day was I took a Slurpee bath.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on April 17, 2015, 09:12:01 AM
700 grams of carb for my carb up day -> need to drink 2.5 gallons of slurpee!

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/e09ff88528375e1130e93aa11511c011_zps00oulf0f.jpg)
https://www.slurpee.com/BYOC/

Ooooo.....gotta brainstorm this one....

Bucket, old baby tub, crock pot..... Wait, got it:

1 gallon milk jugs

Hmmmm.. Milky coke slurpee!



Well, what I did on that day was I took a Slurpee bath.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 22, 2015, 03:34:37 PM
ive been on dessert binge the last couple of nights. last night i picked up some donuts from DKs Donuts in orange, pretty damn good donuts. got the blueberry crumb, a couple of red velvets and some cronut holes. all of them were excellent.

IHO - ill leave the donuts tonite at the columbus square basketball courts.

http://dksdonutsorange.com/

on monday night my wife was getting an orange julius and i told her to get me one of these, it was like crack, would highly recommend. i got a small, then when i was done with it i looked at the calories on the webiste, 800 calories :-(

http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/Menu/Treats/Blizzard-Treats/Salted-Caramel-Truffle/

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 22, 2015, 03:40:53 PM
on monday night my wife was getting an orange julius


Wow, it's been so long since I've seen Orange Julius mentioned! So it sounds like they are still in business. That's good. I remember hanging out at the Brea Mall and the Orange Mall way before that - in the 80s - and stopping by the Orange Julius. Memories.  :'(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 23, 2015, 01:31:13 PM
My favorite cake is German Chocolate. Since the weather has cooled down this week, I can finally run the oven. I'm going to bake one using an old Amish recipe for the cake. I make a mean German Chocolate Frosting.

Disclaimer: I am not Marketing Director (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,12976.msg258739.html#msg258739) for the Amish. Likewise, I am unaffiliated with sugar and flour companies everywhere.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 23, 2015, 01:41:08 PM
But you are part Amish right?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvine Dream on April 23, 2015, 02:06:22 PM
My favorite cake is German Chocolate. Since the weather has cooled down this week, I can finally run the oven. I'm going to bake one using an old Amish recipe for the cake. I make a mean German Chocolate Frosting.

Disclaimer: I am not Marketing Director (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,12976.msg258739.html#msg258739) for the Amish. Likewise, I am unaffiliated with sugar and flour companies everywhere.

Hi SoCal

I love German Chocolate Cake.  Since I have already derailed from the no-sugar diet in April fitness challenge, would love to have some.  Bring some to the Kobe parking lot?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on April 23, 2015, 02:16:44 PM
If you're looking for a lighter tasting cake than the German Chocolate, I recommend the Dobash cake from King's Hawaiian Bakery.

"Chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate pudding filling and topping."

Sure, it's a bit far in Torrance, but if you're headed up there anyway, good place to stop by and pick up some.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 23, 2015, 02:33:36 PM
But you are part Amish right?

Well, that would be like asking if someone is part Baptist. Amish is a Christian denomination. So, in that sense, no. I am not part Amish. Although I share their Bible and their faith, I am not part of their denomination because I do not follow the teachings of Jacob Amman. If you mean ethnically, then I suppose the answer could technically be yes to a somewhat distant degree in western Europe, for example from Germany, depending on which people they are related to. Amish groups sprung up in many parts of Europe including Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Russia, etc. For example, there are the Pennsylvania Dutch which I'm sure you've heard of. The "Dutch" in that case, does not really mean Dutch from Holland as we English-speakers think of it but rather it is a corruption of the word "Deutch" (pronounced doy-tch) which means "German" in German. Lastly, if you mean culturally, then maybe just a little bit as my father and most of my family is from the rural midwest not far from Amish country. But they're not Mennonite or anything like that either. (Mennonites = think "Amish" but "with electricity".)  They're definitely what the Amish would call "English". "English" is the Amish term for any outsider who is not Amish, whether they are from England or not. But yes, they were predominantly from England. There's a big German influence in midwest cooking just like the Amish cooking so there are some similarities like that among people in the region just like Scandinavian in more northern parts of the midwest. Not all those Germans are Amish Germans. But I was the first one among them after hundreds of years spent living in the midwest and east coast to be born and raised here on the west coast, in The O.C. So the short answer would have to be nope, not Amish!  :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 23, 2015, 02:37:24 PM
I meant in a technological sense... remember?!?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 23, 2015, 02:41:09 PM
I meant in a technological sense... remember?!?

Ah. Barely. I'm gettin' old over here, Iho! Refresh my memory?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 03:01:58 PM
So, McDonald's Happy Hour is back! M-F 2-5, BOGOF cafe drinks. And so is their seasonal Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, which my boys look forward to all year. Which means, since today is in the upper 80s, it was what I like to call: Abduct-The-Neighborhood-Children-Walking-Home-From-School-Fill-Up-Your-Car-With-Kids-And-Treat-Them-All-To-Frozen-Drinks-Then-Drive-Them-All-Home Day!

Watch out for neighborhood kidnapping! May randomly strike any hot day after school.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 28, 2015, 03:03:17 PM
i tried that frozen strawberry lemonade when it first came out, didnt like it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 03:04:59 PM
i tried that frozen strawberry lemonade when it first came out, didnt like it.

Then I can't kidnap you.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 03:08:15 PM
Coming soon...

Cotton Candy Oreos.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/261E7AF600000578-0-image-m-2_1424964820297.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/261E78C300000578-0-image-m-6_1424965229132.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2970587/Will-Cotton-Candy-Oreo-cookie-hybrid-hit-shelves-Leaked-factory-photos-appear-reveal-new-funfair-inspired-flavor.html

There is a rumor swirling that a S'mores Oreo is on its way, too.


There's a carton of these sitting on my kitchen counter. I tried it. They do taste EXACTLY like cotton candy. It tastes like someone took some cotton candy, wound it up really tight, condensed it, and stuck it between two vanilla Oreos. Although it's very authentic, I don't really like the cookie. I'm sure kids would like it, though. Or someone who is obsessed with cotton candy.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 28, 2015, 03:11:07 PM
i tried that frozen strawberry lemonade when it first came out, didnt like it.

Then I can't kidnap you.

i meant i love that strawberry lemonade :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 28, 2015, 03:12:34 PM
damn it socal - i think you are the single reason i cant keep my weight down :-(

now i need to try this.

IHO - look out for some leftover oreos hitting the basketball court this week.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 03:20:59 PM
damn it socal - i think you are the single reason i cant keep my weight down :-(

now i need to try this.

IHO - look out for some leftover oreos hitting the basketball court this week.

I'm making a Banana Cream Pie in a graham cracker crust tonight. I remember a couple years ago you said you liked this kind. I'll tell Iho to replace the Cotton Candy Oreo rejects with a slice of my pie.  That is... if it's safe in his hands.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 28, 2015, 03:33:13 PM
yeah banana cream pie is my favorite pie, with key lime a close second.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on April 28, 2015, 07:05:42 PM
yeah banana cream pie is my favorite pie, with key lime a close second.

You should definitely try Polly's banberry pie.  It's banana cream pie with strawberry on top, it's incredibly good.

(http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/8df4KWVFO5OroC5uk1Nyow/o.jpg)



Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 07:15:29 PM
^ The banberry pie is amazing. One of the best I've ever had. Good choice, Inc.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 28, 2015, 07:36:37 PM
Btw, I actually make the banberry pie at home with a recipe I found online a long time ago which is identical to Polly's. It tastes exactly like the original! It is fairly easy to make although there are several different steps involved. Due to the time it takes, I usually make it for Easter. I  wouldn't really recommend it for a beginning baker. But if you are good at tempering eggs and making Chantilly cream then it's doable. If anyone wants it just let me know. It's nice to be able to have banberry pie anytime you want!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 29, 2015, 07:25:41 AM
Got a B1G1 in the Tuesday grocery mailer: 

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/jitb_zps2icfbqx9.jpg)
Dinner tonight!

What's with all the spicy ghost pepper in fast food?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 04, 2015, 04:59:59 PM
Saw this. Thought of Iho. I dare you, Iho.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 05, 2015, 12:07:53 AM
Free biscuit taco at taco bell on Cinco de Mayo from 7am to 11am.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 05, 2015, 02:11:14 AM
Saw this. Thought of Iho. I dare you, Iho.


That guy is aiiiiiiite but I prefer the original.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 05, 2015, 07:03:27 AM
Free biscuit taco at taco bell on Cinco de Mayo from 7am to 11am.
Which court should I be waiting at?

(http://fatbellyfat.com/wp-content/uploads/overweight-man-playing-basketball.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 05, 2015, 08:56:27 AM
Just finished my biscuit taco. Nothing beats free
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on May 05, 2015, 09:03:27 AM
all Taco Bells?  I can stop by two on the way to work.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 05, 2015, 09:08:06 AM
all Taco Bells?  I can stop by two on the way to work.

Yes
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 05, 2015, 12:01:00 PM
Free biscuit taco at taco bell on Cinco de Mayo from 7am to 11am.
Which court should I be waiting at?

(http://fatbellyfat.com/wp-content/uploads/overweight-man-playing-basketball.jpg)

Ewww. You're so pasty.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 05, 2015, 12:14:06 PM
Saw this. Thought of Iho. I dare you, Iho.


That guy is aiiiiiiite but I prefer the original.


Wow. The passenger sounds Jamaican. Pretty surprised to find out he's a white guy.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 08, 2015, 06:36:37 PM
Well this isn't "junk food" but I didn't want to make a new thread, so...

I just thought this was a weird fruit. In all honesty, it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life. And I thought it was the first time I had ever seen it until I was told they have been around a long time but something happened(?) and they grew tremendously in size. Supposedly, they used to be really small like mandarin oranges! Now they are kind of unrecognizable. I don't know if I believe that because I'm sure I would remember lumpy bumpy fruit. Anyone tasted one of these "golden nuggets" before?

(http://s29.postimg.org/aa1xmmnnb/20150508_170730.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on May 08, 2015, 07:43:02 PM
Well this isn't "junk food" but I didn't want to make a new thread, so...

I just thought this was a weird fruit. In all honesty, it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life. And I thought it was the first time I had ever seen it until I was told they have been around a long time but something happened(?) and they grew tremendously in size. Supposedly, they used to be really small like mandarin oranges! Now they are kind of unrecognizable. I don't know if I believe that because I'm sure I would remember lumpy bumpy fruit. Anyone tasted one of these "golden nuggets" before?

(http://s29.postimg.org/aa1xmmnnb/20150508_170730.jpg)

Yes, this varietal has been around since the 1950's.  It was invented at UC Riverside.  It grows really well in our climate, and it's unusual to find them in grocery stores as most people grow them in their backyards instead.  The fruit is easy to peel (due to the bumps), very sweet, and most importantly, seedless.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 09, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
Noticed Miguel jrs was open last night, was very busy. I went there today for lunch, I went through the drive thru and they asked for my invitation. Said soft opening was by invite only but because the drive thru wasn't very busy they let me go thru. One entree, no charge, they wouldn't let u order more even if u wanted to pay.  Got an entree for my wife and I got Taco Bell. I tried the rice and beans from my wife's combo. Mediocre. I'll go back to try a burrito and their nachos but will probably stick with supermex and Taco Bell. They open on Tuesday
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 07:19:32 PM
Noticed Miguel jrs was open last night, was very busy. I went there today for lunch, I went through the drive thru and they asked for my invitation. Said soft opening was by invite only but because the drive thru wasn't very busy they let me go thru. One entree, no charge, they wouldn't let u order more even if u wanted to pay.  Got an entree for my wife and I got Taco Bell. I tried the rice and beans from my wife's combo. Mediocre. I'll go back to try a burrito and their nachos but will probably stick with supermex and Taco Bell. They open on Tuesday

Miguel's Jr.? What a coincidence. We also have Miguel's (the full-sized version, not a Jr.) here in Foothill Ranch. In fact, that is where I had lunch for Mother's Day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 07:22:35 PM
I could go for a meatloaf sammich. Anyone know a place? I will probably jaunt over to the Spectrum area around lunch time tomorrow.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 07:43:56 PM
Okay, everybody! I found a way to cope with the temptation of this junk food thread. As a matter of fact, I plan to print this out and tape it to my fridge right now so that I shall never eat again.

"A Maryland woman is accused of shaving the bottom of her feet and dumping the dead skin into her roommates’ milk": http://on.hln.tv/4qRL7q

Check out that mug shot! She seems pleased with herself!!  :o

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/dr/hln/www/release/sites/default/files/imagecache/textarticle_640/2015/05/12/schrock_sarah_10.5.58_2_0.jpg)

A Maryland woman is accused of shaving the bottom of her feet and dumping the dead skin into her roommates’ milk.

On May 4, the roommates returned home after being gone most of the day and poured a glass of milk to drink with dinner, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said.

When one of the victims swallowed some of the milk, she began to choke on a substance in the milk, police said.

“She then coughed up the substance and discovered what appeared to be human skin,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

A second roommate also swallowed some of the milk from her glass and felt something in the liquid. She, too, began to gag and cough up the milk and substance, the news release states.

The roommates then poured the remainder of the milk into a strainer and found what appeared to be more human skin shavings in the milk container, police said.

The victims believe the dead skin came from their roommate, 56-year-old Sarah Shrock, who allegedly “shaves the bottoms of her feet and keeps the skin in trays in her bedroom,” according to the news release.

Shrock was arrested for felony food contamination, assault, and violating a peace order. She was released from custody after posting bond.

Shrock is scheduled to appear in court on June 2. She has not yet retained an attorney, according to court officials.



...Because we ALL have trays full of foot shavings lurking around our bedroom, riiiiiiiiiight?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 12, 2015, 07:44:59 PM
I could go for a meatloaf sammich. Anyone know a place? I will probably jaunt over to the Spectrum area around lunch time tomorrow.
Lazy dog cafe has a really good meatloaf according to my wife. She occasionally gets it for takeout.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 07:49:26 PM
I could go for a meatloaf sammich. Anyone know a place? I will probably jaunt over to the Spectrum area around lunch time tomorrow.
Lazy dog cafe has a really good meatloaf according to my wife. She occasionally gets it for takeout.

Oh, nice. Are you sure they have a meatloaf sandwich, though? I've never been. I just pulled up their online menu and I don't see a meatloaf sammich or any meatloaf at all, actually. Maybe it's not updated?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 12, 2015, 07:56:54 PM
It wasn't a sandwich but you can ask them for buns and make your own. Looks like they may have replaced it with the pot roast. The pot roast is served with mashed potatoes and gravy the same way the meatloaf was.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 08:15:49 PM
It wasn't a sandwich but you can ask them for buns and make your own. Looks like they may have replaced it with the pot roast. The pot roast is served with mashed potatoes and gravy the same way the meatloaf was.

I guess this is where our backgrounds diverge.  :) It's an American thang. The meatloaf's got to be cold. Preferably chilled overnight. White bread. Mayonnaise, ketchup, etc. It's a craving that a hamburger or warm meatloaf can't fix. But I do appreciate the suggestion very much and will definitely have to stop by Lazy Dog Cafe one day. I actually just made meatloaf for dinner tonight except my recipe has a tomato sauce based sweet & sour glaze baked on top. Not bland enough for the sammich. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 12, 2015, 08:20:59 PM
Ah I see. This is why burritos are superior to sandwiches :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 12, 2015, 08:58:34 PM
Noticed Miguel jrs was open last night, was very busy. I went there today for lunch, I went through the drive thru and they asked for my invitation. Said soft opening was by invite only but because the drive thru wasn't very busy they let me go thru. One entree, no charge, they wouldn't let u order more even if u wanted to pay.  Got an entree for my wife and I got Taco Bell. I tried the rice and beans from my wife's combo. Mediocre. I'll go back to try a burrito and their nachos but will probably stick with supermex and Taco Bell. They open on Tuesday

Miguel's Jr.? What a coincidence. We also have Miguel's (the full-sized version, not a Jr.) here in Foothill Ranch. In fact, that is where I had lunch for Mother's Day.

Is this the same company?  Menu looks quite different than FR location.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 09:15:34 PM
Noticed Miguel jrs was open last night, was very busy. I went there today for lunch, I went through the drive thru and they asked for my invitation. Said soft opening was by invite only but because the drive thru wasn't very busy they let me go thru. One entree, no charge, they wouldn't let u order more even if u wanted to pay.  Got an entree for my wife and I got Taco Bell. I tried the rice and beans from my wife's combo. Mediocre. I'll go back to try a burrito and their nachos but will probably stick with supermex and Taco Bell. They open on Tuesday

Miguel's Jr.? What a coincidence. We also have Miguel's (the full-sized version, not a Jr.) here in Foothill Ranch. In fact, that is where I had lunch for Mother's Day.

Is this the same company?  Menu looks quite different than FR location.

Yes, same company. The long title is "Miguel's California Mexican Cocina". On the Jr. site you'll see the full name of the restaurant and logo stamped on there. The juniors have an abbreviated version of the full restaurant menu. It looks like the junior might be a more casual service style as well. The full sized restaurants are sit-down and also have a take-out window / station where you can order & pu takeout.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 12, 2015, 09:22:29 PM
Too bad no Maria's chopped salad at Jr.'s.  That's by far my favorite entree at the regular restaurant.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 12, 2015, 09:59:56 PM
I tried the rice and beans from my wife's combo. Mediocre. I'll go back to try a burrito and their nachos but will probably stick with supermex and Taco Bell. They open on Tuesday

Although it's technically the same menu (but shortened) as Miguel's restaurant, I'm wondering if they substitute cheaper ingredients at the Junior locations to make it more "Fast Food Friendly". I'll bet they do. I think they would have to for the sake of time alone. Quality may suffer. Out of the last 3 Mexican places I've been to (La Perlita, Olamendi's, and Miguel's), I thought Miguel's in F.R. had the closest authentic Mexican rice. My favorite Mexican dish is fajitas. So, I got the chicken and steak fajita. It was very good. (Not available at the Junior locations, only the sit-down Miguel's.) They do make homemade tortillas which you would probably like. I was on the fence about them. A bit thick, almost like a thick crepe, and the cooking temp was a bit too high, imo. Burnt spots. But at least they're not phony Mission Tortillas like some places use. I'm somewhat of a guacamole expert. I would grade theirs about a B+. It was fresh and they didn't skimp on avocado. But it's a little too smooth, too perfectly blended. I like chunkier. But at least it's not a bowl of mostly pico de gallo masquerading as guacamole due to the price of avocados, as some places have done. As for the beans, cheddar on refried beans is just weird. I threw half away. Actually, I still have most of the meal in my fridge because it is ridiculously filling even without eating the rice and beans. After a few bites I was done. The F.R. Miguel's has a full bar. I don't know if Jr. serves any alcohol. I thought the drinks were priced a bit high. I can not hold my liquor and wanted to stay lucid. One drink and I'm under the table. So, I didn't try their margaritas but maybe if I go for dinner next time.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on May 15, 2015, 02:42:01 PM
What do you call a hamburger with a grilled hot dog on top of a one-third pound beef patty with Lay's potato chips and American cheese?

The "Most American Thickburger". :)


Most American Thickburger from Carl's Jr. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/carls-jr-most-american-thickburger_n_7285596.html)

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2952476/thumbs/o-BURGER-CARL-JR-570.jpg?4)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 15, 2015, 05:09:46 PM
I'm as sick as a dog for the last few days. Typing from bed. Who sells chowder? Clam preferred. Potato acceptable. New England, yes. Manhattan, meh. Racking my brain. Will probably send my go-fer to the grocery store deli because I can't think of anywhere else. Wish there was a drive-thru.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on May 15, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
I had no idea Mountain Dew is associated with white trash:

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/5/15/8570043/mountain-dew (http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/5/15/8570043/mountain-dew)

Mtn Dew has always been my favorite drink.  I used to get hopped up on the stuff when I was a kid.  Guess I'll have to spike it with moonshine to enjoy it in its intended way.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on May 15, 2015, 06:27:15 PM
I'm as sick as a dog for the last few days. Typing from bed. Who sells chowder? Clam preferred. Potato acceptable. New England, yes. Manhattan, meh. Racking my brain. Will probably send my go-fer to the grocery store deli because I can't think of anywhere else. Wish there was a drive-thru.

Hope you get well soon and meanwhile, may I suggest Boudin's clam chowder in their famous sourdough bread bowl.

(http://cdn.nexternal.com/boudin/images/ChowderinBreadBowl_RET_FLT_13.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on May 15, 2015, 06:27:33 PM
I'm as sick as a dog for the last few days. Typing from bed. Who sells chowder? Clam preferred. Potato acceptable. New England, yes. Manhattan, meh. Racking my brain. Will probably send my go-fer to the grocery store deli because I can't think of anywhere else. Wish there was a drive-thru.

If you're feeling chinese adventurous, get the seafood tofu soup from Tasty Noodle.  Lots of cilantro flavor, little chunks of seafood.  It's like egg drop soup but with more seafood briney flavor.   It's ps9's mom's thumb's up approval, and that's pretty rare.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on May 15, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
I'm as sick as a dog for the last few days. Typing from bed. Who sells chowder? Clam preferred. Potato acceptable. New England, yes. Manhattan, meh. Racking my brain. Will probably send my go-fer to the grocery store deli because I can't think of anywhere else. Wish there was a drive-thru.

Hope you get well soon and meanwhile, may I suggest Boudin's clam chowder in their famous sourdough bread bowl.

(http://cdn.nexternal.com/boudin/images/ChowderinBreadBowl_RET_FLT_13.jpg)

Yuck, i haven't had a breadbowl since freshmen UCLA days... 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on May 15, 2015, 06:33:39 PM
I'm as sick as a dog for the last few days. Typing from bed. Who sells chowder? Clam preferred. Potato acceptable. New England, yes. Manhattan, meh. Racking my brain. Will probably send my go-fer to the grocery store deli because I can't think of anywhere else. Wish there was a drive-thru.

If you're feeling chinese adventurous, get the seafood tofu soup from Tasty Noodle.  Lots of cilantro flavor, little chunks of seafood.  It's like egg drop soup but with more seafood briney flavor.   It's ps9's mom's thumb's up approval, and that's pretty rare.

When I'm sick, I'm more interested in comfort than adventure.  If I'm sick as a dog, Chinese food, which I normally like, would be quite fatal.  When I'm sick, my soup of choice is menudo.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: gaogi on May 16, 2015, 06:27:02 AM

Yuck, i haven't had a breadbowl since freshmen UCLA days...

Good old days of bread bowl and chili cheese fries at Puzzles. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 26, 2015, 02:40:31 PM
For those who have moved to Baker Ranch... a Blue Fig just opened up @ Lake Forest Dr. & Dimension. Gelato, panini, coffee.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 26, 2015, 02:55:48 PM
speaking of food in lake forest, got some empanada man this weekend. tasty. my wife loves their chimichurri sauce.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 03, 2015, 02:20:17 PM
(http://s16.postimg.org/kwantt9s5/20150528_164910.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 03, 2015, 02:27:25 PM
Me no like marshmallow.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 03, 2015, 02:29:53 PM
You guys might have already seen those by now. I took the pic last week when I first saw them and was going to post it. Then my cable modem died. And then I went away for a little while on a retreat.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 03, 2015, 02:34:56 PM
Me no like marshmallow.

Yeah, me no like marshmallow either. I did not actually buy the cookies. But I think they might still be good because I doubt there is really any marshmallow in there. It's probably just the regular filling with some mild flavoring is my guess. I might buy them next time.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 03, 2015, 03:26:58 PM
ive been meaning to post about the smores oreos for a while and keep forgetting. i bought some of those several weeks ago, they are really good. these and the red velvet are probably my two favorite outside of the standard oreo flavor. still have half of the package. debating whether i should leave at the bball court or not for IHO.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on June 03, 2015, 03:51:09 PM
You guys might have already seen those by now. I took the pic last week when I first saw them and was going to post it. Then my cable modem died. And then I went away for a little while on a retreat.

There is also that s'more shop in the Union Market thing in the District.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 03, 2015, 03:55:13 PM
You guys might have already seen those by now. I took the pic last week when I first saw them and was going to post it. Then my cable modem died. And then I went away for a little while on a retreat.

There is also that s'more shop in the Union Market thing in the District.

ill have to try that out. although you can get smores at the rocky mountain chocolate factory by AMC theater as well.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on June 05, 2015, 09:19:05 AM
This brownie batter Oreo sounds pretty good.  Can't wait to try it. 

Quote
For those of you who aren’t keeping track at home, the list of new Oreo flavors introduced this year includes Red Velvet, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Lemon Twist, and S’mores.

However, Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreo might soon be added to the list.
http://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/2015/06/03/coming-soon-limited-edition-brownie-batter-oreo-cookies/
(http://i2.wp.com/www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Nabisco-Limited-Edition-Brownie-Batter-Oreo-Cookies.jpg?resize=640%2C480)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 05, 2015, 09:27:50 AM
Interesting. I hadn't heard of the Chocolate Lemon Twist. Brownie Batter... I'm all over that. Will definitely keep my eyes peeled.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 09, 2015, 10:23:35 AM
Here's a coupon for BOGO Jack In The Box Black Pepper cheeseburger in case anyone is interested.  It doesn't sound appetizing but the picture looks pretty good.  Let me know if you guys try it....

http://www.jackinthebox.com/coupons/bogo-black-pepper-cheeseburger
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 09, 2015, 10:41:55 AM
*Attention* All Junk Food Junkies, the below is a must try.

I've seen this Ice Cream place in Fountain Valley called "Afters" getting good reviews and the pics are pretty mouth watering.  As much as I wanted to try it I didn't have any reason to go to Fountain Valley and I didn't want to drive there just for this.

Browsing Yelp yesterday, I noticed they just opened one in Tustin on the corner of Main and Newport, so I convinced a few of my coworkers to try it with me at lunch.  And behold...

(http://i59.tinypic.com/m7dn2o.jpg)

I ordered the Milky Bun with Churro Ice Cream and Cinnamon Toast Crunch topping.  This thing is diabetes on a plate but wow, I think it changed my life.  Its like a super dense, super sweet krispy kreme donut on steroids.  The bun is served warm and fresh then they put the frozen ice cream of choice inside with your selected topping.  It's freaking good.

I warn you though a lot of my asian co-workers though it was too sweet, but this is coming from the same people who require birthday cakes from the asian bakery because they're not too sweet. 

All of you guys gotta go try this though.  I think I can only stomach about 1 per month,  but once the sugar dilutes from my bloodstream I'm heading back to get another combination.

Make sure you get the Milky Bun, don't just order Ice Cream in a cup or cone, or it's a wasted trip... Enjoy!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/afters-ice-cream-tustin-2
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 09, 2015, 11:17:44 AM
There are a few shops in Irvine copying the "Afters" experience.

Stax in the University Center does ice cream in a donut (and maybe Snow Monster too).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 09, 2015, 11:43:49 AM
I bought the Smores Oreos. Meh. Nothing to write home about. The "marshmallow" isn't noticeable to me at all but neither is the rest of the cookie either. Kind of bland and boring. My kids definitely like them, though. I let them have those while I went to bake some "black and whites" instead - chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips. Unfortunately, they are very good and I ate some breakfast. The last two days. Bad SoCal! On that note, after seeing how carried away I am getting, baking cookies right after I made rice pudding, I am now back to counting calories. There is no other choice. I obviously have a problem with sweets. Admittedly, they are my drug of choice. I need to get a grip on this.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 16, 2015, 06:18:08 AM
Tried one of these at Carl's Jr:

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ST0q5eiWDn6bqAcZsWt4I1beomg=/0x0:1981x1486/400x300/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/46443488/ding-dong-ice-cream-sandwiches.0.0.jpg)

The pictures made it seem larger... but you have to remember how small a Ding Dong is*.

Would not buy again for $1.49.

*TWQS
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 16, 2015, 09:22:22 AM
That Ding Dong ice cream sandwich would be so easy to make at home.

I made marbled fudge yesterday.

I have been back to counting calories for the past 11 days. Dropped some weight and inches while still eating M&Ms every day. So far, so good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 16, 2015, 04:25:45 PM
Has anyone tried any of the new Starbucks frapp flavors? I don't like SBUX - their beans nor their politics - so I'm not much of a customer but the Red Velvet Cake flavor sounded kind of intriguing. The flavors are:

Caramel Cocoa Cluster
Cinnamon Roll
Red Velvet Cake
Cotton Candy
Cupcake
Lemon Bar

(https://cdn-starbucks.netdna-ssl.com/uploads/images/_framed/gzwCzsYT-4770-6296.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WillJoy on June 17, 2015, 10:24:15 AM
I can hardly spare any calories for these treats. Are these samples or did you really buy 6 of them?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 17, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
I can hardly spare any calories for these treats. Are these samples or did you really buy 6 of them?

It's just a marketing photo I found online. I haven't tried any of them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 17, 2015, 07:05:50 PM
Mmmm. Syrup.

(http://d1nt4a7y8dwdsx.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Aint-Jemima.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 21, 2015, 06:45:55 PM
Just picked up some sriracha ketchup. I'm curious how it compares to the Tabasco ketchup. I'll report back with the winner
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on June 21, 2015, 09:09:38 PM
Try this Jalapeno Tempura Char at Habit today and it's pretty good.  Can't find an official pic so burrow this one from Yelp, it might be a limited time offering.

 

(http://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/3XNaAyx_8b0kP3lel0t5VQ/l.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 21, 2015, 09:46:44 PM
oh that looks good. will have to have that for dinner one day this week.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on June 24, 2015, 05:34:14 PM
Remember this Cap'n Crunch Delights (Bone post it on page 14 of this thread (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,3825.195.html)) which was being product-tested in Bakersfield early this year , now it's going to be available in all Taco Bell starting July 2nd. 

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After a brief taste-testing period, Taco Bell announced that it is finally bringing its much-anticipated Cap'n Crunch Delights to stores on July 2. The donut-like hybrid is a sphere of fried dough, filled with warm milky icing and topped with Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries.

According to Taco Bell, the dessert will come in packs of 2 for $1, 4 for $1.69 or 12 for $4.49. Sounds like something we don't need to start eating in the summer, but probably will anyways.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/08/taco-bell-captain-capn-crunch-delights_n_7534716.html
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3045476/thumbs/o-TACO-BELL-570.jpg?7)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 24, 2015, 05:35:22 PM
already had 7/2/15 in my calendar. 


Also, i tried the Sriracha ketchup, the tobasco ketchup tastes better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 24, 2015, 05:36:01 PM
oh that looks good. will have to have that for dinner one day this week.

So, how was it?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on June 24, 2015, 06:06:21 PM
Remember this Cap'n Crunch Delights (Bone post it on page 14 of this thread (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,3825.195.html)) which was being product-tested in Bakersfield early this year , now it's going to be available in all Taco Bell starting July 2nd. 

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After a brief taste-testing period, Taco Bell announced that it is finally bringing its much-anticipated Cap'n Crunch Delights to stores on July 2. The donut-like hybrid is a sphere of fried dough, filled with warm milky icing and topped with Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries.

According to Taco Bell, the dessert will come in packs of 2 for $1, 4 for $1.69 or 12 for $4.49. Sounds like something we don't need to start eating in the summer, but probably will anyways.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/08/taco-bell-captain-capn-crunch-delights_n_7534716.html
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3045476/thumbs/o-TACO-BELL-570.jpg?7)

Props Inc. I think you do the best job here crediting sources and providing links back to older posts. You either have an amazing memory or a lot of free time to find the proper links :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 24, 2015, 07:06:27 PM
oh that looks good. will have to have that for dinner one day this week.

So, how was it?

Haven't tried it yet. But the weeks not over
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on June 29, 2015, 09:06:14 AM
This deep fry Big Mac looks really good...   Too bad it is not offer at McDonalds.

How to make a deep fried Big Mac!  (http://peepmyeats.com/2015/06/24/deep-fried-big-mac/)

(http://occ144datkn3vrjlq7r63p19.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/deep-fried-big-mac.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 29, 2015, 09:20:09 AM
I went to the habit this weekend to get that jalapeno tempura burger. The one on barranca didn't offer it. I forgot how tasty the habit burgers are.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on June 29, 2015, 09:33:02 AM
I went to the habit this weekend to get that jalapeno tempura burger. The one on barranca didn't offer it. I forgot how tasty the habit burgers are.

I had it at the Habit on Walnut/Culver.

Got to go back for more before it's gone.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on June 29, 2015, 01:26:35 PM
Speaking of burgers again... The 'Throwback' burger at Umami is pretty decent.  Had it yesterday at the spectrum Umami burger location.  Lots of pickles, so make sure you like em'.  Reminds me of a Big Mac, except more beefy
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 29, 2015, 01:51:08 PM
I can't tell what thread I'm in anymore.

Are we talking about Feng Shui, cemeteries, or burgers?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on June 29, 2015, 04:08:56 PM
Any topic you want:  Grexit, Netflix split, Deandre a Laker... :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 01, 2015, 10:30:55 AM
This isn't junk food but we don't have a thread about cooking or slow cookers. Anyone who knows me knows I have a small obsession with slow cookers. I just got #9!!! 8) And I'm excited. My garage is now turning into a Crock Pot store. When I went to Target and saw that they FINALLY make a 9x13 casserole crock, I almost did back-flips in the aisle. It's a brand new product. I'm using it for the first time right now. It perfectly fits a rack of spareribs, side by side. As snug as a bug in a rug. Take that, round crocks!!

(http://s13.postimg.org/k9d4wrofb/11063921_10207437652763370_5892468991241210861_n.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/rygv52771/11214029_10207437653283383_4638972234787703158_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on July 01, 2015, 10:45:06 AM
Just use the 22qt version of this:
http://www.amazon.com/Rival-RO180-18-Quart-Roaster-White/dp/B000G0HPEI/

23"x17", you'll have space for days.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 01, 2015, 11:02:16 AM

23"x17", you'll have space for days.

That's alright if you're feeding Iho. 22 quarts is enormous... that's considered an industrial size, as is 18. However, the rule of thumb with slow cookers is that they specifically work best when they are "one-half to two-thirds full". Too much room and the food will usually overcook in a shorter period of time; not to mention taking up a lot of counter space. Not enough room and it may not surpass the safe temp threshold quickly enough or will take an ample amount of time to finish. For a frame of reference, this cooker is 3.5 quarts. It is holding about a 4 lb. rack of ribs. Cookers can get quite heavy when they are full. This one has a locking lid and a gasket so you can transport it to a potluck without spilling. The weight is manageable. I have a 6 quart oval which is almost too heavy when it's empty for me to carry.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 01, 2015, 12:08:23 PM
22 quarts is a snack for IHO.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 01, 2015, 09:44:00 PM
22 quarts is a snack for IHO.

I would love to know what your monthly grocery / eating-out bill is. Same as the Gross Domestic Product of a small country?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 01, 2015, 10:45:44 PM
I actually don't eat a lot... my metabolism has slowed down.

#myexcuse
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 04, 2015, 11:58:35 AM
Just bought some cap n crunch delights from Taco Bell. They are great. Pretty good. Not sure they are better than the regular Cinnabon delights though. There was not very much cap n crunch on the outside.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on July 10, 2015, 02:41:36 AM
Have you tried Toro Burger in Tustin off the 5 near 4th st (irvine)?

It's got some different flavors, all good.  a bit pricey, but definitely good to check out at least once.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 10, 2015, 06:49:21 AM
Have you tried Toro Burger in Tustin off the 5 near 4th st (irvine)?

It's got some different flavors, all good.  a bit pricey, but definitely good to check out at least once.

I have been wanting to try this place for a while just have not gotten around to it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 09, 2015, 11:02:21 PM
Have tried taco bells new dare devil loaded grillers over the last couple of days. Each grillers has beef/nacho cheese/red strips and the available sauces are chipotle, habanero and ghost pepper. The chipotle probably has the best flavor.  The ghost pepper has a good kick for fast food. The habanero is in between since it's not as tasty as the chipotle and not has hot as the ghost pepper. I hope these stay on the menu permanently - only $1 each.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on August 09, 2015, 11:39:53 PM
Have tried taco bells new dare devil loaded grillers over the last couple of days. Each grillers has beef/nacho cheese/red strips and the available sauces are chipotle, habanero and ghost pepper. The chipotle probably has the best flavor.  The ghost pepper has a good kick for fast food. The habanero is in between since it's not as tasty as the chipotle and not has hot as the ghost pepper. I hope these stay on the menu permanently - only $1 each.

You actually eat Taco Bell... What kind of Latino are you man! ;)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 12, 2015, 07:09:09 PM
Regular Oreos are $6.49 after coupon at Costco.  That's 130 cookies at around $0.05 per cookie.  Best of all they come in 10 separate sleeves of 13 cookies, so you eat your unlucky 13 and the rest stays package sealed fresh.  Win win
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: happytales on August 13, 2015, 04:07:36 PM
Finally got to try to Sriracha Popcorn. It leaves a lingering spiciness at the end. Yum! $3.99 from HMart. I didn't expect it to be this good but I can finish the whole bag in one sitting.

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0280/2075/products/POP_Sriracha_web_0814_1024x1024.jpg?v=1408547827)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 29, 2015, 01:26:46 PM
Holsteins at SCP opens on Monday.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on August 29, 2015, 04:55:29 PM
Holsteins at SCP opens on Monday.

How can you post this without pictures. :)


Holstein’s burgers & Shakes is coming to South Coast Plaza inside Bloomingdales (http://www.eatdrinkoc.com/holsteins-burgers-shakes-coming-to-south-coast-plaza/)

(http://www.holsteinsburgers.com/rescon/system/erw_core/timthumb/timthumb.php?src=http://www.holsteinsburgers.com/rescon/uploads/2013/10/Nom-Nom-1200x801.jpg&w=650&wm=0&ws=/var/www/demo34/rescon/system/erw_core/timthumb/watermark.png)

(http://www.eatdrinkoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/holsteins1.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on August 29, 2015, 05:54:49 PM
Holsteins at SCP opens on Monday.

Were you on the sneak preview phase 1 release VIP list?  This place will need its own thread.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 29, 2015, 07:48:35 PM
Holsteins at SCP opens on Monday.

Were you on the sneak preview phase 1 release VIP list?  This place will need its own thread.

No. Just been checking every couple of days. I think the food is great so just want to go get some food
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on August 31, 2015, 11:35:34 AM
I still haven't figured out a decent strategy for tackling burgers like that one pictured above, especially in public. I've never really gravitated towards meals like that, "guy food", so I don't have a lot of experience. However, I am anemic. It is pretty bad. I have taken iron (ferrous sulfate) supplements for years and it does not help. I have always eaten leafy greens and it is not helping either. I don't like beans and lentils so I don't really eat that much of it. I've decided to try eating more red meat. I've begun ordering those type of burgers when I go out. Except last weekend I made the mistake of ordering a burger which the waiter said was 12 oz.!!! That was at Red Robin. I changed it to something smaller. Anyway, I guess you can just cram it into your face but that's just really awkward in a restaurant, kwim?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: happytales on August 31, 2015, 11:47:12 AM
I still haven't figured out a decent strategy for tackling burgers like that one pictured above, especially in public. I've never really gravitated towards meals like that, "guy food", so I don't have a lot of experience. However, I am anemic. It is pretty bad. I have taken iron (ferrous sulfate) supplements for years and it does not help. I have always eaten leafy greens and it is not helping either. I don't like beans and lentils so I don't really eat that much of it. I've decided to try eating more red meat. I've begun ordering those type of burgers when I go out. Except last weekend I made the mistake of ordering a burger which the waiter said was 12 oz.!!! That was at Red Robin. I changed it to something smaller. Anyway, I guess you can just cram it into your face but that's just really awkward in a restaurant, kwim?

I don't know if by "tackling burgers" you mean finishing them or not making a mess. I assumed the latter, so here's apparently the "perfect" way to hold a burger: http://kotaku.com/the-perfect-way-to-hold-a-hamburger-proven-by-science-1513085238
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 31, 2015, 12:02:49 PM
Cut it in half or fourths.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on August 31, 2015, 12:20:14 PM
Okay, I'll try quarters. Some of them are just still SOOOO tall, though. I just don't like it all over my face or leaking down my arms. Last time I grabbed it, the meat slid out the bun and fell straight down into the inside of my top! Not cool.

I've been asking for an extra plate then hacking it all up until it looks like an axe murderer butchered it and then eat it all with a fork & knife. At which point, I don't always have room in my stomach for the bun so I'm like, "Why didn't I just order a steak?" Well, not all places carry steak, so...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 01, 2015, 07:50:56 PM
McDonalds will start serving breakfast all day on October 6:

http://bgr.com/2015/09/01/mcdonalds-all-day-breakfast-october-6/

What they need to do is serve their regular menu in the morning so someone can get a qwerger for breakfast.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 01, 2015, 08:36:55 PM
Yeah Carl's jr has burgers whenever they are open, so does BK and jack in the box. Jib has the best set up, the entire menu all day.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 01, 2015, 09:02:20 PM
You guys ever wonder how they know whose order is whose at a double drive-thru? Today, I was in one and the guy in the next lane cut me off to squeeze ahead of me. I thought for sure it would screw things up. Yet they still got the orders right. I asked how. Any guesses...?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 05, 2015, 08:11:38 PM
Went to Holsteins. As tasty as I remember. Had the nom nom and the Kalbi quesadilla. Wife had the lobster rolls.  It's pricey. With tip it was like 80.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on September 05, 2015, 08:25:00 PM
That sounds steep,  $80 will cover 2.4 days of BP mello
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on September 05, 2015, 08:43:41 PM
That sounds steep,  $80 will cover 2.4 days of BP mello

You know how Qwerty rolls. "Money ain't a thang"

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 07, 2015, 06:24:06 PM
This sure is a lot of work for two nibbles and a sip but it's fun to watch.


Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 10, 2015, 01:43:32 PM
I'm not a huge chip fan in general, however, I think that these are really good. It really DOES taste like country gravy!!! They nailed it. Good job, Lay's.

(http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Lays-Biscuits.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 10, 2015, 01:51:17 PM
McD's doesn't have $1 any size drinks anymore.

But they do have BOGO on McCafe drinks M-F (not just after 3pm).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: paydawg on September 10, 2015, 09:13:51 PM
I'm not a huge chip fan in general, however, I think that these are really good. It really DOES taste like country gravy!!! They nailed it. Good job, Lay's.

(http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Lays-Biscuits.jpg)

Have you tried the Truffle Fries flavor?  They're pretty good....and invented by an Irvine resident!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 14, 2015, 07:49:25 AM
I'm not a huge chip fan in general, however, I think that these are really good. It really DOES taste like country gravy!!! They nailed it. Good job, Lay's.

(http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Lays-Biscuits.jpg)

Have you tried the Truffle Fries flavor?  They're pretty good....and invented by an Irvine resident!

Yeah, I've tried them. However, if I answered the question fully & truthfully, I'd be accused of being "anti-Irvine". Well, at least they're not quite as disgusting as the Gyro chips which taste like sweaty gym socks and were so bad we threw them away. No offense to Wichita Falls, Texas!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 14, 2015, 08:32:17 AM
Anyone tried the Reuben?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on September 14, 2015, 09:00:35 AM
I'm not a huge chip fan in general, however, I think that these are really good. It really DOES taste like country gravy!!! They nailed it. Good job, Lay's.

(http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Lays-Biscuits.jpg)

Have you tried the Truffle Fries flavor?  They're pretty good....and invented by an Irvine resident!

Yeah, I've tried them. However, if I answered the question fully & truthfully, I'd be accused of being "anti-Irvine". Well, at least they're not quite as disgusting as the Gyro chips which taste like sweaty gym socks and were so bad we threw them away. No offense to Wichita Falls, Texas!

Gee, rampant heroin use, meth labs, and nasty potato chips...  Irvine is the shits.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: rideBMC on September 14, 2015, 10:43:23 AM
Anyone tried the Reuben?

It's better than that Southern Biscuits & Gravy, IMO.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 14, 2015, 10:58:30 AM
Anyone tried the Reuben?

It's better than that Southern Biscuits & Gravy, IMO.

Oooo, really? Yum. I want to try the Reuben. It's the only one of the four finalist flavors I haven't tried. Sounds amazing. Or maybe I'm just "Pro-DuBois, Penn".
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 18, 2015, 07:57:51 PM
Ralph's on jamboree has pumpkin spice cupcakes and Twinkie. Got the cupcakes they were pretty good. I wish they would put icing on the middle CS that fluffy whipped shit they use. The also have pumpkin spice donettes. Isle 10
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on September 22, 2015, 05:43:01 PM
lol Coca Cola spent millions for health research on sugary drinks. The outcome? smaller packaging (less volume) for the same $
http://www.newstribune.com/news/2015/sep/22/coca-cola-spent-1186m-health-efforts-5-years/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 28, 2015, 04:18:50 PM
So I've seen this on Food Network and always wanted to try them, Cheese Curds:

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/08/c5/89/a0/cuban-roast-pork-dip.jpg)

Didn't know where to get them but was at the Yard House and saw them on the menu, so good... but so bad.

Red Robin has them for the month of October but they use a corn dog like batter and are horrible compared to the ones at Yard House.

Also, I think I solved the Ziosk mystery that bones and I were talking about. Turns out that the Red Robin in the Spectrum uses the Ziosk tablets... but the Red Robin in the District does NOT have them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on September 28, 2015, 04:49:42 PM
Just had Holsteins at SCP, not impressed.  Gburger and Habit are better and cheaper. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 28, 2015, 05:33:39 PM
So I've seen this on Food Network and always wanted to try them, Cheese Curds:

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/08/c5/89/a0/cuban-roast-pork-dip.jpg)

Didn't know where to get them


Iho, Dairy Queen has them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 28, 2015, 05:39:30 PM
Ralph's on jamboree has pumpkin spice cupcakes and Twinkie.

I got those Twinkies. The worst, most leathery Twinkies I've ever had. If George Hamilton was a Twinkie, this is the Twinkie he would be. Not sure if I just got a stale box or what.

In the past week, I've made Pumpkin Pie Waffles (very good), Pumpkin Spice Lattes (CZ!), and pumpkin bread. All very good but after all this, I'm a little pumpkined out. Next up: Apple Cinnamon waffles and Chocolate Lava Cake a' la mode.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 28, 2015, 07:23:10 PM
Divert your eyes. I have this in the slow cooker right now.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 28, 2015, 07:36:34 PM
Just had Holsteins at SCP, not impressed.  Gburger and Habit are better and cheaper. 

I thank you for saving me $50.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 28, 2015, 09:41:02 PM
Iho, Dairy Queen has them.
Does the DQ in the Marketplace sell them? They look like the Red Robin corn dog type ones which isn't how they are served in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on October 06, 2015, 07:10:45 AM
Burger King's Halloween Black Whopper Is Causing Green Poop
 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-whopper-green-poop_56137ad4e4b0baa355ad21db)  :o

(http://media2.kshb.com/photo/2015/09/26/Halloween%20Burger%20from%20Burger%20King_1443301965172_24439531_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 06, 2015, 07:17:51 AM
Speaking of, I saw some black rolls or bread at 85D. What was that?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on October 06, 2015, 07:41:44 AM
Squid ink roll, that's my favorite at 85, garlicky with just a touch of seafood you taste, highly recommend
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on October 07, 2015, 03:49:25 PM
Carl's JR new hamburger ad:  Texas vs Mexico Borderball

I'm rooting for Mexico. :)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on October 07, 2015, 07:50:15 PM
Does the DQ in the Marketplace sell them? They look like the Red Robin corn dog type ones which isn't how they are served in Wisconsin.

Heeheehee. Not sure why but every time I read that part, and it's been, oh, about a dozen times now, it literally makes me chuckle. "That's not how they are served in Wisconsin!" haha. Uh-oh, not like Wisconsin, ooh, we can't have that! Boy, you sure are midwestern for a MexiFilinese guy, huh, Iho. You're whiter than me, huh.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 07, 2015, 08:20:07 PM
Go Packers!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on October 18, 2015, 08:42:28 PM
Ok, now this is getting weird.

McDonald's unveils burger with a gray bun in China (http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/mcdonalds-unveils-burger-with-a-gray-bun/ar-AAfAjOb?li=AAa0dzB)

(http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAfARzA.img?h=364&w=540&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=293&y=270)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on October 20, 2015, 11:36:13 AM
Anyone try the burgers at GD Bros on 4th st and the 55?  (formerly El Toro Burger)

(http://www.eltoroburger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/red-black-buns.jpg)

(http://www.eltoroburger.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ghost.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 20, 2015, 12:03:20 PM
GD Bros are in this season's Food Truck Race.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on October 20, 2015, 12:23:53 PM
On a side note...  GD Bros merged with El Toro Burger.  I'm not sure what that means.  Did the food trucks get new menu items?  Did the restaurant get new menu items?  What items are no longer?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on October 20, 2015, 02:20:14 PM
I've always wanted to try both so this works out well. Maybe I'll eat there tonight
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on November 05, 2015, 07:39:36 AM
Lately, we've been getting really fed up with the bad customer service, poor quality food, and increasing prices at your typical fast food and take-out joints. I think most couples struggle to come up with an answer when they ask each other: "What sounds good?" It's a lot of "uh" and "um" and, "I don't know. What sounds good to you?" or simply saying, "Nothing sounds good." So, we sat down and came up with a "shit list", for lack of a better word, pardon my French. Places that are an absolute NO due to increasingly worse experiences to the point where it is no longer acceptable, not even worth thinking about. We figured that would help streamline the process.

In the meantime, I have two new hobbies. Aside from cold rise artisan bread baking, I like looking at Copy Cat recipes online. They are plentiful. This way, if there is anything you really like from a certain spot, you don't have to put up with them. You can just make it yourself. Then there is really nothing to miss. Last night, I made Panda Express copycat noodles. It was pretty close. Not exact but close enough. I also found a copy cat for Wendy's chocolate frosty. We shall see.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 05, 2015, 07:48:22 AM
Lately, we've been getting really fed up with the bad customer service, poor quality food, and increasing prices at your typical fast food and take-out joints. I think most couples struggle to come up with an answer when they ask each other: "What sounds good?" It's a lot of "uh" and "um" and, "I don't know. What sounds good to you?" or simply saying, "Nothing sounds good." So, we sat down and came up with a "shit list", for lack of a better word, pardon my French. Places that are an absolute NO due to increasingly worse experiences to the point where it is no longer acceptable, not even worth thinking about. We figured that would help streamline the process.
The ps9 NoGo list:

http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,13005.0.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on November 16, 2015, 05:10:42 PM
I had my first pho today. What the "phu"... I went for the Oxtail. When I open up my Amish-Asian restaurant, BobaSchnitzel, maybe I'll add this Flyswatter Soup to the menu.

I came close to trying boba for the first time as well, since I was already there, but didn't want to push it too far.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on November 17, 2015, 09:09:56 AM
Qwerty! Paging Qwerty!! Red Alert!!! Please pick up the bat phone!

"Saved from wrecking ball: Taco Bell to relocate original 1962 Downey food stand to Irvine" (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bell-692398-taco-food.html)

(https://consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/taco-bell-455x350.jpg)
Caption: An early photo of the walk-up window food stand at 7126 Firestone Blvd. in Downey. Taco Bell plans to save the "Numero Uno" restaurant from demolition by relocating it to Irvine on Thursday night.

Taco Bell is saving its first fast-food restaurant from the wrecking ball by relocating the iconic 400-square-foot food stand from Downey to its corporate headquarters in Irvine.

“This is arguably the most important restaurant in our company’s history,” said Taco Bell Chief executive Brian Niccol. “When we heard about the chance of it being demolished, we had to step in. We owe that to our fans; we owe that to Glen Bell.”

Earlier this year, new development for the vacant Firestone Boulevard site triggered demolition plans for the nostalgic building, dubbed “Numero Uno.” An uproar in the community followed. Taco Bell remained relatively quiet, though it did encourage the #SaveTacoBell campaign on social media.

Behind the scenes, however, the chain had been scheming for months to save the walk-up structure, famous for its adobe-style archways.

The structure's 45-mile overnight journey begins Thursday at 10:30 p.m. It should garner much attention as it traverses the cities of Downey, Norwalk, Cerritos, La Palma, Buena Park, Anaheim, Orange and Tustin. Throughout the four to five hour trip, Taco Bell is encouraging fans to follow the historic relocation via a live webcam.

The bedazzled structure will be visible as it is trucked through parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the company said: “We’re lighting this thing like the Fourth of July.”

Taco Bell founder Glen Bell opened the Downey restaurant in 1962. The walk-up window was surrounded by shops, live music and fire pits. Glen Bell wanted the Taco Bell to look as if it was selling authentic tacos, thus early buildings sported slump stone, arches and tan brick to resemble an adobe house. Most of these early Taco Bell structures have been converted to other uses.

Taco Bell eventually scrapped the look because it needed to build locations with drive-throughs. The Downey restaurant, at 7126 Firestone Blvd., closed as a Taco Bell in 1986. Since then the site has been home to various taqueria shops. It’s been vacant since December 2014.

Long Beach-based We Are The Next, a preservation group, has been working with Taco Bell on the relocation effort.

“This building isn't designed by a famous architect, and it's not particularly beautiful in the conventional sense. But it does demonstrate how even the most ordinary buildings can tell tremendous stories,” said Katie Rispoli, the preservation group’s executive director.

Taco Bell said the building will remain at its headquarters for storage until its future use is determined.

Marisa Thalberg, chief brand engagement officer, said the fast-food chain will turn to social media to ask fans what the company should do with the building.

“This isn’t a decision that should be made in a boardroom, but a social experience that can allow our biggest fans to truly be a part of Taco Bell history,” Thalberg said.

Bell, along with Ray Kroc of McDonald’s, Carl Karcher of Carl’s Jr. and Harry Snyder of In-N-Out Burger, are considered fast-food pioneers. Their innovative takeout counters and drive-throughs catered to the growing Southern California car culture.

Taco Bell isn’t the only fast-food brand looking to honor its past.

In early 2014, Southern California institution In-N-Out Burger unveiled a 100-square-foot replica of its first burger stand. The Baldwin Park food stand opened in 1948 and was later demolished when the (10) Freeway was built.

Preservationist Rispoli said by saving structures like the first Taco Bell in Downey, “we hope to set a precedent and demonstrate the great power that can come from unexpected histories in seemingly-ordinary places.”

Contact the writer: nluna@ocregister.com and follow the Fast Food Maven on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 17, 2015, 10:04:34 AM
When I open up my Amish-Asian restaurant, BobaSchnitzel,
Not sure if the food concept will work, but the name is killer good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on November 17, 2015, 04:56:20 PM
SoCal - I would have tied myself to the building to prevent the wrecking ball :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on November 17, 2015, 08:00:32 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/D03B5931-80D3-4A15-8E51-A959BB999A53_zpsn0kaveez.png)

JITB (http://m.jackinthebox.com/food/breakfast/jalapeno-bacon-breakfast-burrito#warp-speed) Jalapeño bacon breakfast burrito..... Droooool.....perfect munch food while driving to work.  B1G1 coupon with Tuesday's grocery ads.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on November 17, 2015, 08:35:49 PM
I saw that the other at jib and have been resisting since. Not sure how much longer I can hold out
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on November 17, 2015, 08:47:32 PM
I did 15 min on the elliptical, I'm getting my burrito tomorrow!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on November 18, 2015, 10:44:50 AM
That looks good.  I'll eat jalapeño anything.  My go to order at JITB is jalapeño poppers + curly fries.  Basically my college diet.  Luckily I only do that like once every 6 months.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Bullsback on November 18, 2015, 11:02:24 AM
I like Chik Fil A's breakfast burrito. Probably my favorite fast food breakfast (I haven't tried taco bell's) and I don't eat a ton of fast food.  I'm probably biased as Chik Fil A is my favorite fast food place (but it definitely isn't the cheapest place).  Sausage McMuffin and the McDonalds breakfast burrito rank distance 2nd and 3rd. 

But that Jalapeno burrito looks fantastic.  Would probably kill my stomach like most (i.e., McDonalds) fast food does within 3 hours, haha. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: happytales on November 18, 2015, 11:22:38 AM
Has anyone tried Raising Cane's in Costa Mesa yet? http://www.yelp.com/biz/raising-canes-costa-mesa
I tried to go on a Saturday for lunch but the line of cars to go into the plaza was a block long sooo I went to Ikea instead  >:(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on December 07, 2015, 04:53:51 PM
Beware of Wendy's @ Red Hill & El Camino Real in Tustin!

Mr. SoCal ate there for lunch last week. He got violently ill from their chicken wrap! Scary. After eating it, he was dizzy and nauseous. Wasn't sure he could drive home without pulling over to throw up. Could barely walk. I put him to bed. He was shivering. Took his temp. Fever. Then he threw up sooo much & so hard. I was scared! Then after he was done throwing up, it was like a switch flipped. All better!  :o By the next morning, fever was gone. What a quick turn-around. It took another day to eat normally again and a couple days for the rib pain to go away from hurling. He had to miss work over Wendy's chicken. ugh. Never going back there again.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Bullsback on December 07, 2015, 05:20:57 PM
Scientifically speaking, I believe it is very unlikely that you get dizzy / nauseous after eating the bad food, which means the more likely food poisoning was another meal.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on December 07, 2015, 05:42:18 PM
Scientifically speaking, I believe it is very unlikely that you get dizzy / nauseous after eating the bad food, which means the more likely food poisoning was another meal.

The nausea began about an hour afterwards. Vomitting about 7 hours later. My mistake saying he was dizzy. I thought he was because of the way he was moving. He said he wasn't dizzy, just couldn't move well because of the nausea.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on December 08, 2015, 01:40:08 AM
Beware of Wendy's @ Red Hill & El Camino Real in Tustin!

Mr. SoCal ate there for lunch last week. He got violently ill from their chicken wrap! Scary. After eating it, he was dizzy and nauseous. Wasn't sure he could drive home without pulling over to throw up. Could barely walk. I put him to bed. He was shivering. Took his temp. Fever. Then he threw up sooo much & so hard. I was scared! Then after he was done throwing up, it was like a switch flipped. All better!  :o By the next morning, fever was gone. What a quick turn-around. It took another day to eat normally again and a couple days for the rib pain to go away from hurling. He had to miss work over Wendy's chicken. ugh. Never going back there again.

I eat there every once and a while, never had an incident.  It's a good reminder, though, that they might not have precautions to prevent that sort of stuff. 

It does sound like food poisoning, which is enough to put you off of a restaurant for a long time.  That sort of thing has gotten me before with chicken meals at other places such as Boston Market.  (Never ate there again)

Chipotle, apparently, is having more and more incidents.  I wonder if that's related...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 08, 2015, 09:02:32 AM
This question is probably for qwertaco and ps9sauce but have you ever used Del Taco's sauces on Taco Bell food or vice versa?

It doesn't taste the same, especially on the tacos and bean burritos.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on December 10, 2015, 10:35:56 AM
It does sound like food poisoning, which is enough to put you off of a restaurant for a long time.  That sort of thing has gotten me before with chicken meals at other places such as Boston Market.  (Never ate there again)

Chipotle, apparently, is having more and more incidents.  I wonder if that's related...

Yeah, there's no doubt in my mind if it was that meal or not because no such meal existed prior to it. Mr. SoCal doesn't like to eat breakfast. He only had a couple almonds the morning before the lunch. His only meal eaten before lunch was dinner the night before. He felt fine that morning.

He actually thinks it was the sauce they put in their wrap rather than the chicken itself. Mr. SoCal is a "burger guy", never inclined to get chicken at Wendy's, of all places. However, in an effort to eat a little bit healthier, he decided to go with something a wee bit healthier than a burger. He thinks nobody orders chicken wraps from a burger joint so he blames it on the unpopular/unused/old/spoiled sauce. I think he said it tasted "off".
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on December 10, 2015, 10:41:41 AM
Very true, I learned my lesson:  never order chicken at Korean bbqs, that was painful
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 01, 2016, 11:52:45 AM
McDonald mcpick 2 started today at the culver/Irvine Blvd location. You can get any 2 of the following for $2. Fries, mcdouble, mcchicken or mozzarella sticks
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on January 01, 2016, 12:40:19 PM
McDonald mcpick 2 started today at the culver/Irvine Blvd location. You can get any 2 of the following for $2. Fries, mcdouble, mcchicken or mozzarella sticks

Sounds like Wendy's 4 for $4 menu.

Wendy's stock is one of my under the radar stock.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on January 01, 2016, 12:52:07 PM
McDonald mcpick 2 started today at the culver/Irvine Blvd location. You can get any 2 of the following for $2. Fries, mcdouble, mcchicken or mozzarella sticks

Sounds like Wendy's 4 for $4 menu.

Wendy's stock is one of my under the radar stock.

http://m.nrn.com/same-store-sales/wendy-s-value-deal-drives-3q-sales
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on January 05, 2016, 10:02:43 AM
Random grocery find:

Farmer John hot dogs are $0.88 at Albertsins.  Not as good as Nathan's but can't beat the price.  Cheaper than the store or ghetto bar s dogs.  Bringing out my hot diggity digger toaster (still my vote for best invention ever)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: The California Court Company on January 07, 2016, 01:48:41 PM
haha I loaded my fridge up with these hot dogs. i have struggled to gain weight for months so i start to eat junk foods

Random grocery find:

Farmer John hot dogs are $0.88 at Albertsins.  Not as good as Nathan's but can't beat the price.  Cheaper than the store or ghetto bar s dogs.  Bringing out my hot diggity digger toaster (still my vote for best invention ever)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 07, 2016, 02:02:45 PM
i have struggled to gain weight for months so i start to eat junk foods
Trying to make me jealous? :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on January 15, 2016, 09:29:21 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/15dd2a813ab0d15a08da8cf5579dfc7f_zpscdenbvx6.jpg)http://www.kfc.com/menu/chicken/nashville-hot-chicken

Looks good, if only they fry the pickle too....
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on January 19, 2016, 09:29:17 PM
Mmmmm, junk food on top of junk food.  You know it's coming to the US real soon!

http://news.mcdonalds.com/Corporate/Feature-Stories-Articles/2016/McDonald-s-Japan-Puts-a-Sweet-Spin-on-a-Golden-Arc

(http://news.mcdonalds.com/getattachment/15aa83fb-7f5d-4b33-9244-eab6930284b5/McDonald-s-Japan-Puts-a-Sweet-Spin-on-a-Golden-Arc)

January 19, 2016

Today, McDonald's Japan announced the latest fry innovation to hit their menu- a tasty twist on one of the Golden Arches' classics. Everyone’s favorite French fries received the ultimate chocolate makeover with the introduction of the McChoco Potato.
 
Japanese customers can now enjoy an ideal combination of McDonald’s French fries drizzled with two types of chocolate sauces - chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate. Customers will find McChoco Potatoes enjoyable for different occasions, as it also makes for a great dessert. The combination creates a wonderful salty and sweet harmonious taste. This limited-time menu item is a creative way of enjoying McDonald’s delicious French fries.
 
McDonald’s Japan continues to introduce surprising and unique menu items that exceed customers’ expectations. This isn’t the first time McDonald’s Japan offered customers a different way to enjoy French fries. Previously, they offered Shaka Shaka Potato fries topped with cheese sauce or bacon.
 
The McChoco Potato is available at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Japan starting January 26.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 08, 2016, 02:06:11 PM
So I tried the qwersalupa... err... quesalupa:

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It's nothing like the picture or the commercial... the cheese is barely there.

It's ok... but at $3-$4 a pop, I'll just have the regular chalupa. Or for the same price, the Cheesy Gordita Crunch has more cheese.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on February 08, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
I tried this too.  I didn't get any stringy cheese like on the commercial - so sad!

Also I think it expanded in my stomach cuz I am feeling crazy full with just 2 of these from an hour ago.  I'm over it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: paydawg on February 12, 2016, 11:38:52 PM
Taco Tuesday at Urban Seoul in Spectrum is so good.  3 Pork Belly Tacos @ $2ea + Canteloupe Mint Lemonade and I'm a happy camper the rest of the day.


Urban Seoul, 2750 Alton Parkway, Irvine; cockroach infestation; permit suspended Jan. 25, reinstated Jan. 26.   :o
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on February 13, 2016, 11:12:36 PM
Taco Tuesday at Urban Seoul in Spectrum is so good.  3 Pork Belly Tacos @ $2ea + Canteloupe Mint Lemonade and I'm a happy camper the rest of the day.

Urban Seoul, 2750 Alton Parkway, Irvine; cockroach infestation; permit suspended Jan. 25, reinstated Jan. 26.   :o

That just makes it more authentic
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 14, 2016, 07:26:57 AM
http://slickdeals.net/f/8503461-smashburger-printable-coupon-buy-one-entree-get-one-free

Smash burger B1G1, I actually enjoy their burgers, skinny fries are decent too
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 22, 2016, 05:22:12 PM
Free weenie. All beef chilli dog, good with any purchase until 2/29.

Print or show on your phone.
https://www.facebook.com/Wienerschnitzel/photos/pb.6481598385.-2207520000.1456190330./10153583900703386/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 22, 2016, 07:37:41 PM
Tomorrow Burger King starts selling all beef hot dogs!!!!
Oscar Meyer is making a special dog just for BK.  I hope they sell well. I'm not a fan of weinerschitzel.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 22, 2016, 08:07:14 PM
But do they have a pretzel bun??
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 22, 2016, 08:25:57 PM
Shake shack selling chicken sandwiches, Burger King selling hot dogs.... What's next... In N Out adds bacon to the menu??  Chick fil a sells hamburgers?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on February 23, 2016, 09:04:09 AM
Shake shack selling chicken sandwiches, Burger King selling hot dogs.... What's next... In N Out adds bacon to the menu??  Chick fil a sells hamburgers?

Let me know when McDonald's serves tacos, then I know the world will be ending soon.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on February 23, 2016, 02:56:14 PM
Shake shack selling chicken sandwiches, Burger King selling hot dogs.... What's next... In N Out adds bacon to the menu??  Chick fil a sells hamburgers?

Let me know when McDonald's serves tacos, then I know the world will be ending soon.

McDonalds used to sell fajitas and they were pretty damn good for fast food fajitas.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on March 19, 2016, 10:18:58 PM
Late night JITB burger and curly fries, hits the spot

Only difference between now and college:  washing it down with some shiraz versus a large Coke

And maybe 30lbs :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 21, 2016, 12:21:46 PM
Tomorrow Burger King starts selling all beef hot dogs!!!!
Oscar Meyer is making a special dog just for BK.  I hope they sell well. I'm not a fan of weinerschitzel.

I hear from a friend that they are terrible.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on March 21, 2016, 12:24:01 PM
Why would you ever go anywhere for a hot dog besides Costco.  All other dogs really pale in comparison and the price of course is much better.  If you take your Costco dog home and add gourmet toppings like crispy onions, cole slaw, bacon, it's  even better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 21, 2016, 12:57:21 PM
I did try the BK hot dog. It was average at best. Couldn't really taste the meat much - wouldn't buy it again.  Costco hot dog is #1. No argument there.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jmoney74 on March 21, 2016, 01:26:16 PM
I did try the BK hot dog. It was average at best. Couldn't really taste the meat much - wouldn't buy it again.  Costco hot dog is #1. No argument there.

Now or hebrew nationals times frame?  Your credibility is on the line here. 😜
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 21, 2016, 02:24:04 PM
Couldn't really taste the meat much
Hah.

#TWQS
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: My_Alter_Ego on March 21, 2016, 02:33:12 PM
Had a Taco Bell Enchirito for the first time in a LONG time.  Man, that has to be their best item.  Wonder why it's not listed on their menu board. 

... I miss the Bell Beefer....  >:(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on March 31, 2016, 11:09:02 AM
Just for qwerty (& My Alter Ego):

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/taco-710297-burrito-bell.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on March 31, 2016, 05:14:06 PM
I was a big fan of both of these burritos and glad to hear they are coming back. With the app though it is really easy to customize any item. The beefy cheesy burrito is just the beefy frito burrito with no Fritos which is how I order it now. If you add extra beef you have the double beefy cheesy burrito.

I need to become the chief food officer at Taco Bell to really jump start new product innovation
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on March 31, 2016, 07:01:09 PM
I was a big fan of both of these burritos and glad to hear they are coming back. With the app though it is really easy to customize any item. The beefy cheesy burrito is just the beefy frito burrito with no Fritos which is how I order it now. If you add extra beef you have the double beefy cheesy burrito.

I need to become the chief food officer at Taco Bell to really jump start new product innovation

I like them as well...I usually skip the Fritos but sometimes the crunch is nice.  Is the difference between beefy frito and beefy crunch...just that the beefy crunch comes with red fritos?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 01, 2016, 11:11:36 AM
I need to become the chief food officer at Taco Bell to really jump start new product innovation
I don't think "more beef here" and "more burger here" can be called innovation. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 11, 2016, 08:46:58 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/57f39d1e0863c0df466e08c43f77826e_zpsselyoo6t.jpg)

Got these cookies in Paris and thought they were delicious.  Buttery, crumbly, good crust, and with enough fruit tart to keep me eating.  Loaded up overseas but when we got back.. saw it at the local Costco >:(  and of course cheaper as well.  Goes great with tea or coffee or milk.. not so great with dieting.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on April 14, 2016, 12:16:13 PM
Apparently, this lady really wanted to get into AFTERS based on Ronnie's recommendation.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cream-712045-ice-vehicle.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on April 14, 2016, 12:25:36 PM
Apparently, this lady really wanted to get into AFTERS based on Ronnie's recommendation.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cream-712045-ice-vehicle.html

Whats this?  A bad driver in the Diamond Jamboree shopping center?  Say it ain't so!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 14, 2016, 12:36:53 PM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jmoney74 on April 14, 2016, 01:03:21 PM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)

You have glazed donuts ready to go?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 14, 2016, 01:04:27 PM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)

Wait 'til Iho finds out I hacked his account.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 14, 2016, 01:44:54 PM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)

You have glazed donuts ready to go?
It's not really a glazed donut, it's more dense. It's like a glazed hamburger bun.

True story... I've put ice cream in a hamburger bun (no sesame seeds) as a dessert.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on April 14, 2016, 04:19:04 PM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)

You have glazed donuts ready to go?
It's not really a glazed donut, it's more dense. It's like a glazed hamburger bun.

True story... I've put ice cream in a hamburger bun (no sesame seeds) as a dessert.
Was that a buffet hack?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 14, 2016, 07:52:52 PM
I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious. One of the best steaks I've made and that's saying a lot since I've made many steaks over the years, several different ways. It has converted me into a fan of the Reverse-Searing technique. Will never go back to the old way of doing it.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 15, 2016, 07:01:19 AM
Speaking of Afters... I don't get it.

$5 for bread and ice cream? I can do that at home. :)

You have glazed donuts ready to go?
It's not really a glazed donut, it's more dense. It's like a glazed hamburger bun.

True story... I've put ice cream in a hamburger bun (no sesame seeds) as a dessert.
Was that a buffet hack?

Ghetto hack... parents wouldn't buy ice cream sandwiches. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 15, 2016, 11:08:29 AM
Ghetto hack... parents wouldn't buy ice cream sandwiches. :)

(http://lolworthy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/growing-up-poor-bread-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 15, 2016, 11:59:48 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/FAA67B5D-89D1-4291-B36E-D1F7BC24008C_zpsqxjaj1bu.jpg)

Double shackburger, pretty good, more flavor saltier than In N Out, not bad
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 15, 2016, 12:12:16 PM
saltier than In N Out, not bad

Question -- do you guys find fast food to be super salty and even difficult to eat? Whenever I eat out, I've noticed that I always seem to be saying it's too salty. The worst offenders, to me, are Jimmy John's cold cuts and their bacon. It's so salty that I can barely keep it in my mouth. I don't know if it's just me. I don't eat out a lot because I cook most of the time. But even when I cook, I don't go out of my way to make only low-sodium things. The worst thing that has happened is I was stuck in a place, at two different times, when the only things available to eat were so salty I could barely tolerate it and I got so swollen as a result. When I went on a cruise last year, I put on 12 lbs. of water weight! It was ridiculous. To be quite honest, I couldn't even put on my shoes and I could barely bend my fingers. I attended a church retreat last spring where every meal was catered and the same thing happened. This happens every time I can't eat food at home. Does this happen to you guys?! You guys eat out way, way more than I do. I just had a thought -- Iho, you're not chunky -- it's probably just water weight!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 15, 2016, 12:19:32 PM
There is no such thing as too much salt
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on April 15, 2016, 12:21:48 PM
There is no such thing as too much salt

My blood pressure has already risen by drooling at PS9's picture.  haha
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on April 15, 2016, 01:27:10 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/FAA67B5D-89D1-4291-B36E-D1F7BC24008C_zpsqxjaj1bu.jpg)

Double shackburger, pretty good, more flavor saltier than In N Out, not bad

Now in Vegas?  Didn't you just come back from Paris?  Man, you have a nice life.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 15, 2016, 01:33:30 PM
There is no such thing as too much salt fat.
Druthers.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on April 16, 2016, 07:34:26 AM
Just for qwerty.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bell-712308-taco-cheese.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on April 16, 2016, 09:19:53 AM
Just for qwerty.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bell-712308-taco-cheese.html

I've tried this thing 2 or 3 times and the cheese never strings like that, just breaks off.  Anyone able to get the pull apart effect?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 16, 2016, 12:30:36 PM
I eat it from one side to the other so don't know if it would ever string like that
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on April 16, 2016, 02:11:41 PM
I've tried this thing 2 or 3 times and the cheese never strings like that, just breaks off.  Anyone able to get the pull apart effect?

I eat it from one side to the other so don't know if it would ever string like that

Are you guys still talking about the quesalupa?  Or did you change the subject to Lupe's queso?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on April 16, 2016, 02:33:24 PM
I eat it from one side to the other so don't know if it would ever string like that

I also eat it this way but i figured I would get some stringy-ness from the bite and pull which didn't happen.  So I proceeded to pull it apart from the middle like the commercial but still didn't happen.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on April 20, 2016, 05:23:40 PM
People still eating Big Macs?

Quote
McDonald’s Corp. is testing two new versions of its iconic Big Mac sandwich (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mcdonalds-is-testing-new-big-macs-and-analysts-want-fries-with-that-2016-04-20)

McDonald’s is currently testing a bigger Big Mac called the “Grand Mac,” which will be composed of a third-pound of beef split between two patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, minced onions and pickles on a larger sesame seed bun, according to a release. It‘s priced at $4.89.

The “Mac Jr.” cuts the Big Mac to one layer which is “easier to eat on the go,” the release said. It’s priced between $2.39 and $2.59.

(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/04/20/Photos/ZH/MW-EK741_big_ma_20160420131024_ZH.jpg?uuid=c58edcb6-071a-11e6-9d9e-0015c588dfa6)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 21, 2016, 06:50:24 AM
I like the idea of a Mac Jr.

As for the quesalupa, I was able to get the stretchy cheese effect but it's not as much cheese as it looks like in the ads. Taco Bell is working hard on that I guess:

http://www.businessinsider.com/taco-bell-tries-to-fix-cheese-pull-2016-4

But, it's not logical to eat a quesalupa like that anyways (does anyone else break their tacos in half before eating them?).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on April 21, 2016, 08:02:24 AM
Iconic steakburger chain Steak 'n Shake to open first O.C. restaurant next month

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/restaurant-712983-steak-shake.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 21, 2016, 10:21:33 AM
qwerburger must be convincing all these places to open up in OC.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 21, 2016, 05:17:32 PM
I love Steak 'n Shake, now we just need White Castle.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 21, 2016, 05:33:33 PM
I love Steak 'n Shake, now we just need White Castle.

Ralph's carries White Castle burgers in the freezer section. Just f.y.i.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on April 21, 2016, 08:12:42 PM
Yeah I buy hem occasionally. Not the same though.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 21, 2016, 08:50:09 PM
Never tried the real ones, frozen ones are gross.  Even in an inebriated state.  I even try to steam them to duplicate the real restaurant method.. still nasty.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Paris on April 22, 2016, 01:27:18 AM
Yeah I buy hem occasionally. Not the same though.

what's better - White Castle or In N out?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: B2FiNiTY on April 22, 2016, 02:54:14 AM
is this a serious question?

in-n-out hands down
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on April 22, 2016, 03:18:07 AM
Yeah I buy hem occasionally. Not the same though.

what's better - White Castle or In N out?

Joke of the day. You must not be serious.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 22, 2016, 06:48:31 AM
Never tried the real ones, frozen ones are gross.  Even in an inebriated state.  I even try to steam them to duplicate the real restaurant method.. still nasty.
The real ones are just as bad as the frozen ones.

I remember we went out of our way to the bad side of town (forgot what city it was) to try White Castle... and to this day we are wondering what the big deal is.

McD's cheeseburgers are better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Paris on April 22, 2016, 08:34:09 AM
Yeah I buy hem occasionally. Not the same though.

what's better - White Castle or In N out?

Joke of the day. You must not be serious.

Lol! well I love In n Out and have never had white castle which so hyped up. Didn't know if I needed to go out of my way one day to try it. guess not then huh :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 27, 2016, 08:59:44 AM
I made these last night. I swear my kids could scarf down the entire pan if I let them!!

The temp should be reduced to 375. I just use Pillsbury pizza dough and it works fine. I've made them a few times now, different ways. They remind me of the Auntie Anne's or Wetzel's Pretzels things but better.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 27, 2016, 10:31:02 AM
You can get hot dog dim sum at Capital Seafood (or most Taiwanese bakeries).

:)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 27, 2016, 10:41:12 AM
You can get hot dog dim sum

These are Lil' Smokies. It's a smoked sausage rather than a hot dog. Although, Vienna sausages can be substituted. Lil' Smokies from Hillshire Farms are particularly addicting, though.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on April 27, 2016, 10:41:26 AM
You can get hot dog dim sum at Capital Seafood (or most Taiwanese bakeries).

:)
I tried the hot dog buns at local Taiwanese bakeries like 85c and JJ but the hot dogs they use are very low quality (mushy and tasteless).  I wish they used premium natural casing dogs or at least Nathans or Hebrew National. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 27, 2016, 10:53:34 AM
I tried the hot dog buns at local Taiwanese bakeries like 85c and JJ but the hot dogs they use are very low quality (mushy and tasteless).  I wish they used premium natural casing dogs or at least Nathans or Hebrew National. 
Heh... hot dogs are low quality as a rule. :)

Now that Berkley Dog and Jerry's Dogs are closed, it's either WeinerDude or Taiwanese bakeries (there aren't even Burger Kings in Irvine anymore).

Edit: I forgot, you can also go to 7-11 or AMPM (since there are so many in Irvine now).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jmoney74 on April 27, 2016, 11:26:22 AM
I tried the hot dog buns at local Taiwanese bakeries like 85c and JJ but the hot dogs they use are very low quality (mushy and tasteless).  I wish they used premium natural casing dogs or at least Nathans or Hebrew National. 
Heh... hot dogs are low quality as a rule. :)

Now that Berkley Dog and Jerry's Dogs are closed, it's either WeinerDude or Taiwanese bakeries (there aren't even Burger Kings in Irvine anymore).

Edit: I forgot, you can also go to 7-11 or AMPM (since there are so many in Irvine now).

Dogzilla?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Bullsback on April 27, 2016, 12:28:35 PM
Ummm...costco?  Home of the best hotdog on the freaking planet.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on April 27, 2016, 04:50:10 PM
I tried the hot dog buns at local Taiwanese bakeries like 85c and JJ but the hot dogs they use are very low quality (mushy and tasteless).  I wish they used premium natural casing dogs or at least Nathans or Hebrew National. 
Heh... hot dogs are low quality as a rule. :)

Now that Berkley Dog and Jerry's Dogs are closed, it's either WeinerDude or Taiwanese bakeries (there aren't even Burger Kings in Irvine anymore).

Edit: I forgot, you can also go to 7-11 or AMPM (since there are so many in Irvine now).

There is a Wienerschnitzel on Jeffrey! 

Actually, I go to Costco to get my hot dogs.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jmoney74 on April 27, 2016, 05:05:59 PM
There is just no room for hot dogs other than costco. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on April 27, 2016, 05:09:10 PM
Besides Costco, Five Guys hot dog also got my vote.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: paydawg on April 27, 2016, 05:13:41 PM
Unless I'm at Costco or a baseball game, the only hot dogs I'm eating are at home.  Nothing else tastes better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 29, 2016, 11:37:38 AM
I tried this from Carl's today. Saw it on a t.v. commercial last night and was on a mission. S'alright.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iDfHEOIiUG4/mqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on April 29, 2016, 11:47:32 AM
I tried this from Carl's today. Saw it on a t.v. commercial last night and was on a mission. S'alright.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iDfHEOIiUG4/mqdefault.jpg)


Who's is this?  And what have you done with SoCal? :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on April 29, 2016, 11:59:58 AM
Who's is this?  And what have you done with SoCal? :)

Carl's is my favorite place. However, my pretzel buns are definitely better than Auntie Anne's. I'm glad I tried it once but probably wouldn't order it again.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on April 29, 2016, 12:10:22 PM
SoCal do you know how to make Wetzel Bitz at home?  If so please share the recipe.  I want my wife to try to match them, those are my absolute favorite when they are fresh.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on May 02, 2016, 07:16:17 PM
Baja Fresh: The location at the Oak Creek Shopping Center is closing at the end of the month, a representative for the Irvine Co. said. The location at The Market Place will remain open. The Irvine Co. has not named a replacement tenant.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/restaurant-714436-orange-burger.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 10, 2016, 08:32:17 PM
SoCal do you know how to make Wetzel Bitz at home?  If so please share the recipe.  I want my wife to try to match them, those are my absolute favorite when they are fresh.

Sorry, Aquabliss, I just saw this!

I do have a recipe for pretzel bites. However, I've never eaten Wetzel Bitz so I can't say if it's similar or not. Does your wife work with yeast? Believe it or not, many people shy away from it because it can be intimidating. Some people won't even consider a recipe if it calls for yeast. I do work with yeast and that is what my pretzel recipe uses for leavening. However, truly, any alkalized dough recipe will do. After all, the alkaline solution is what makes a pretzel a pretzel. If your wife is o.k. with a yeast recipe, I'll try to get back here and send it to you as soon as I get time.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on May 10, 2016, 08:48:55 PM
Does your wife work with yeast? Believe it or not, many people shy away from it because it can be intimidating.

That just sounds so nasty.  Right, qwerty??
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on May 10, 2016, 10:03:33 PM
Does your wife work with yeast? Believe it or not, many people shy away from it because it can be intimidating.

That just sounds so nasty.  Right, qwerty??

I was thinking the same thing. Great minds think alike :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 10, 2016, 11:02:27 PM
My wife slapped me when I asked her what she knows about yeast.

Anyhow, SoCal please go to Irvine Spectrum this weekend and get the Wetzel Bitz (regular, not Cinnamon), salted.

You can thank me later.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Paris on May 11, 2016, 12:57:17 AM
SoCal do you know how to make Wetzel Bitz at home?  If so please share the recipe.  I want my wife to try to match them, those are my absolute favorite when they are fresh.

My very first job was at wetzels pretzels. I remember they had these "secret wetzel recipe" packets we would use to make the dough so who knows what was in those. Sorry, even as an "insider" can't help you out on the recipe. I agree with you...Wetzels pretzels is still my favorite pretzel place.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 15, 2016, 07:40:10 PM
Does your wife work with yeast? Believe it or not, many people shy away from it because it can be intimidating.

That just sounds so nasty.  Right, qwerty??

Lame.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on May 16, 2016, 10:27:36 AM
SoCal do you know how to make Wetzel Bitz at home?  If so please share the recipe.  I want my wife to try to match them, those are my absolute favorite when they are fresh.

My very first job was at wetzels pretzels. I remember they had these "secret wetzel recipe" packets we would use to make the dough so who knows what was in those. Sorry, even as an "insider" can't help you out on the recipe. I agree with you...Wetzels pretzels is still my favorite pretzel place.

I came across a "almost famous pretzel"recipe posted on foodnetwork. Also, there are other recipes when you do a google search.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/almost-famous-soft-pretzels-recipe.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on May 21, 2016, 10:52:15 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/6F09B9AB-DBE9-4DB9-8CD1-0AE50CFD9299_zps1u7tygt5.jpg)

Yardhouse's Nashville Hot Chicken

Spicy, savory, honey, pickles, sweet potato pancakes, fried sage.  Lots of flavor combos, add some citrus flavor with this:

(https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/36644_Deschutes_FreshSqueezed12_Comp_R5_SMP.png)

We rarely go to Yardhouse any more, had an old gift card so we finally used it at the Spectrum location recently.  Pleasantly surprised with this dish, our waitress suggested chicken + sage + pancakes + pickles + honey + ranch mouthful for the full experience, not bad.  There's also a $10 AMEX offer valid till 5/31
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 23, 2016, 08:59:03 AM
Anyhow, SoCal please go to Irvine Spectrum this weekend and get the Wetzel Bitz (regular, not Cinnamon), salted.

You can thank me later.

Ok, I did. Stopped by a Wetzel's when I was at the outlets in Lake Elsinore on Friday and had them give me the Aquabliss special.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on May 23, 2016, 09:08:28 AM
Ronnie - the "ugly brown" fence is down over at BP. What was our bet again?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 23, 2016, 03:20:55 PM
Chic-Fil-A's frozen iced coffee is sinfully delicious. It's like a cross between a frappucino and a shake. Smoother than the first, lighter than the latter. It's supposed to be for a limited time only. I hope it becomes a permanent menu item.

(https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Media/Img/catalog/Food/Large/ChickfilA-Frosted-Coffee.png)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 23, 2016, 03:31:45 PM
Anyhow, SoCal please go to Irvine Spectrum this weekend and get the Wetzel Bitz (regular, not Cinnamon), salted.

You can thank me later.

Ok, I did. Stopped by a Wetzel's when I was at the outlets in Lake Elsinore on Friday and had them give me the Aquabliss special.

Annnnnnnnnnd, not too impressed?  Maybe you didn't get a fresh batch.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 23, 2016, 03:35:11 PM
Ronnie - the "ugly brown" fence is down over at BP. What was our bet again?

Hey I was willing to bet but your response was:

-------------------
Been thinking. Nothing I want from you
:) :) :) :)
-------------------

Also, only portions of the fence have gone from under the bridge, I think there's still a lot of fence left on both sides of Ridge Valley, right?  None the less, I have been seeing this thing evaporate over the last few weeks and was wondering when you would post this.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on May 23, 2016, 04:27:57 PM
Annnnnnnnnnd, not too impressed?  Maybe you didn't get a fresh batch.


Yeah, I thought they were tasty and they were very fresh. They're good for what they are. Not a very strong pretzel flavor but that's true of nearly all fast-food type of pretzels. I prefer them a little darker and deeper, which is how I make them. But this was probably the best "convenience pretzel" I've tried. I would get it again if I was at a Wetzel's. I liked it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on May 23, 2016, 09:39:51 PM
For IHO:

Voodoo Doughnut: The Portland specialty doughnut shop is opening its first California location at Universal CityWalk, theme park officials said Wednesday. The shop is opening in the fall, adjacent to Universal Cinemas. Besides Oregon, the gourmet doughnut company operates shops in Austin, Texas; Denver and Taiwan.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 23, 2016, 09:59:24 PM
Too far... even for donuts.

Stupid Poquet Donut only open in the morning... twice I've been denied that deep fried goodness.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on May 24, 2016, 11:50:23 AM
Ronnie - the "ugly brown" fence is down over at BP. What was our bet again?

Hey I was willing to bet but your response was:

-------------------
Been thinking. Nothing I want from you
:) :) :) :)
-------------------

Also, only portions of the fence have gone from under the bridge, I think there's still a lot of fence left on both sides of Ridge Valley, right?  None the less, I have been seeing this thing evaporate over the last few weeks and was wondering when you would post this.

I haven't been over there in awhile but I think all the "ugly brown" fencing is gone on the BP residential side. The brown fence is still there on the BP commercial side but I'm sure that'll come down once when they start working/building on that piece of the land.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 31, 2016, 05:04:15 PM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on June 01, 2016, 11:13:12 AM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2

I can happily report to TI this place is ready for primetime (unlike EMC Seafood). They were moderately busy for a weekday morning. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. You line up to order and they give you a number to place on your table. Waitresses were friendly and came by frequently for coffee refills. I tried the pancakes (tasty, not too light, and some chewiness which I enjoy), Portuguese sausage (nice and spicy like you would get in Hawaii), and fried rice (goes well with the spicy sausage). I would definitely come back and can foresee long lines on the weekends. The nice thing is you can do takeout and still find additional seating by Starbucks or Burnzilla in the morning.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Cornflakes on June 01, 2016, 12:15:43 PM
Any idea when snooze is opening in marketplace? Saw the sign up the other day when I was driving by.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 06, 2016, 04:30:40 PM
I made this a couple nights ago. It's a good excuse to break out your large Lodge cast iron pan. It was a universal like. But I advise NOT putting a cup of sauce on the pork shoulder prior to roasting. You will end up with one severely burnt pan. I also recommend roasting the pork and making the fries on separate sheets.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Dresden215 on June 06, 2016, 06:34:37 PM
Anybody tried Krave yet? Saw this place when I was at Souplantation.

http://www.ocweekly.com/restaurants/krave-asian-fusion-restaurant-makes-the-best-korean-fried-chicken-around-6946013 (http://www.ocweekly.com/restaurants/krave-asian-fusion-restaurant-makes-the-best-korean-fried-chicken-around-6946013)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: A S on June 08, 2016, 09:15:22 AM
Anybody tried Krave yet? Saw this place when I was at Souplantation.

http://www.ocweekly.com/restaurants/krave-asian-fusion-restaurant-makes-the-best-korean-fried-chicken-around-6946013 (http://www.ocweekly.com/restaurants/krave-asian-fusion-restaurant-makes-the-best-korean-fried-chicken-around-6946013)

Went there for a weekday lunch a few months back.  The décor is pretty stark, just tables and chairs with blank walls.  The two of us ordered two wings and fries lunch combos (wanted the drumstick and wings combo, but they ran out...who runs out of drumsticks at noon?!).  You can pick different sauces for the wings, they were crispy and tasty.  We also got a garlic noodle, I would recommend this.  It was very simple, essentially ramen noodles with a TON of garlic, but very flavorful.  I would probably go back again during lunch time for the lunch combos.
Title: In-N-Out scores best burger title again, thanks to 'obsessed' fans, Harris Poll
Post by: WTTCHMN on June 09, 2016, 03:24:27 PM
In-N-Out scores best burger title again, thanks to 'obsessed' fans, Harris Poll says

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/harris-718759-burger-poll.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on June 09, 2016, 04:54:47 PM
I'd eat a Whopperito just so I can say the word "Whopperito" to the cashier.

http://www.grubgrade.com/food-news/new-whopperrito-from-burger-king
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on June 09, 2016, 06:56:54 PM
I just unloaded my CMG stock because of the whopperito
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on June 09, 2016, 07:13:32 PM
I just unloaded my CMG stock because of the whopperito

Burger King is trying everything to generate more sales. Hot dogs, chicken fries, and now burger burrito.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: B2FiNiTY on June 11, 2016, 06:14:44 PM
Hmmm... interesting new junk food. I'm game.  8)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 15, 2016, 08:37:20 AM
Okay, so, what exactly is boba, again? I'm taking my kids somewhere tomorrow for a summer treat where they sell this concoction. Maybe I'll try it. Is it sweetened or unsweetened tea?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on June 15, 2016, 11:00:21 AM
Okay, so, what exactly is boba, again? I'm taking my kids somewhere tomorrow for a summer treat where they sell this concoction. Maybe I'll try it. Is it sweetened or unsweetened tea?

Boba is from tapioca pearls...
The popular variation is usually boba milk tea, where it's milk and black tea combined with the boba pearls.  It usually comes sweetened but you can ask any place to go half sugar or no sugar..I usually get half

There's so many combos you can have with boba...like slushes/green tea/black tea/smoothies...also try lychee jelly if they sell it..it's awesome

It's super popular with the young crowd
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 15, 2016, 02:33:49 PM
I think we've described boba to SoCal 44 times now. I thought she had already tried it (but I think it was the popping boba theyhavel at froyo places).

It's not live squid so you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 15, 2016, 03:38:40 PM
I think we've described boba to SoCal 44 times now.

 :'(  I'm a slow learner, okay?

I did finally try the mini boba balls, that is correct. I haven't tried "boba" yet. I thought "boba" was a general, abbreviated term for the cold drink with big balls. I'm starting to think that's not the case, though. Yes, I've been told what the big balls are all about. I just wasn't sure what's in the drink besides milk and tea. I don't generally like tea if it's strong because it leaves me parched. I don't like that "cotton mouth" feeling. I"m hoping it's not like that. I don't want to waste my money if it's mainly tea.

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on June 15, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
I think we've described boba to SoCal 44 times now.

Double death if she can swallow the big balls?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 16, 2016, 02:58:10 PM
Just got back from the boba. Not quite sure what happened. Went to a pho place with an all Mexican staff. I stared at the menu for five minutes and then asked the guy what the difference is between this boba drink and that one. He said they're the same. His answer to every flavor was that they're all the same. I asked for a regular milk tea boba. Gave me my drink. It tasted like iced coffee. The boba was also black. I thought boba was a different color. Went next door to a Korean place where I realized they also sell boba. I told her I had a Mexican boba that tasted like coffee. She looked at my drink and said it's definitely not tea because it's not even the right color. She begged me to let her fix it for me. She poured golden tea into it. So I ended up with some kind of VietMex Korean coffee tea black ball boba drink. All I really wanted was a regular, real boba drink like the originals? It was just alright. The drink part was okay. The boba didn't even taste like tapioca or anything. Totally flavorless and almost choked me a couple times when I drank it without looking. I drank the drink and threw the rest away.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on June 16, 2016, 03:08:08 PM
Just got back from the boba. Not quite sure what happened. Went to a pho place with an all Mexican staff. I stared at the menu for five minutes and then asked the guy what the difference is between this boba drink and that one. He said they're the same. His answer to every flavor was that they're all the same. I asked for a regular milk tea boba. Gave me my drink. It tasted like iced coffee. The boba was also black. I thought boba was a different color. Went next door to a Korean place where I realized they also sell boba. I told her I had a Mexican boba that tasted like coffee. She looked at my drink and said it's definitely not tea because it's not even the right color. She begged me to let her fix it for me. She poured golden tea into it. So I ended up with some kind of VietMex Korean coffee tea black ball boba drink. All I really wanted was a regular, real boba drink like the originals? It was just alright. The drink part was okay. The boba didn't even taste like tapioca or anything. Totally flavorless and almost choked me a couple times when I drank it without looking. I drank the drink and threw the rest away.

Sounds like you had a Latino boba.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: cheetos on June 16, 2016, 03:10:17 PM
You should go to a boba shop because the boba is probably fresher. I like 7leaves.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 16, 2016, 03:12:36 PM

Sounds like you had a Latino boba.

What's funny is, when he said "they're all the same", I thought we were having a language barrier problem. But now that I confirmed it's the wrong color and tastes like coffee, I think he really meant it when he said they are all the same! They probably only have one kind and just market it as ten different flavors.  :P
Title: Free Taco Bell
Post by: WTTCHMN on June 20, 2016, 03:12:13 PM
For qwerty:

Taco Bell: The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have won a free Doritos Locos Taco for everyone in the U.S. The freebies are part of Irvine-based Taco Bell’s “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. The free tacos will be available 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Taco Bell locations participating in the promotion can be found at TacoBell.com/StealATaco.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 20, 2016, 09:50:39 PM
Technically it should be 2 tacos since the Cavs stole Game 7 and the Finals.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 23, 2016, 06:46:20 PM
Mac and Cheetos... Google it!!!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 30, 2016, 03:15:12 PM
Do you guys eat when you're grieving? I don't. I'll go a couple days without eating when I'm really gutted over something. Right now, I'm covered in flour. I cleared my schedule and have been working in the kitchen since 9 a.m., cooking a baking a huge meal and dessert for 6 adults. It's for the family of the girl who was killed in the accident mentioned in the O.C.R. I kind of think this is all going to end up in the trash. I've been asking myself, "WHO is really going to eat it??" It's one thing if there are small children in the house, depending on you to feed them. But that's not the case here. Two years ago, the husband told me this one dish I made (not realizing it was me who made it) was "amazing" and "a life saver". (I literally memorize every comment someone makes about my cooking.) I am making that with the hopes it will not go to waste. But I'm okay if it does. It's more of a gesture of support than anything else. I just don't think I would want daily deliveries of dinners if it was me who lost a child.  :-\
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvine Dream on June 30, 2016, 03:22:16 PM
Do you guys eat when you're grieving? I don't. I'll go a couple days without eating when I'm really gutted over something. Right now, I'm covered in flour. I cleared my schedule and have been working in the kitchen since 9 a.m., cooking a baking a huge meal and dessert for 6 adults. It's for the family of the girl who was killed in the accident mentioned in the O.C.R. I kind of think this is all going to end up in the trash. I've been asking myself, "WHO is really going to eat it??" It's one thing if there are small children in the house, depending on you to feed them. But that's not the case here. Two years ago, the husband told me this one dish I made (not realizing it was me who made it) was "amazing" and "a life saver". (I literally memorize every comment someone makes about my cooking.) I am making that with the hopes it will not go to waste. But I'm okay if it does. It's more of a gesture of support than anything else. I just don't think I would want daily deliveries of dinners if it was me who lost a child.  :-\
Nice gesture cooking for them but why dessert? 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on June 30, 2016, 03:29:28 PM
Nice gesture cooking for them but why dessert? 

The sign-ups offered a tip to bring something they can munch on at other times of the day such as breakfast or a snack. So, I made oatmeal cookies.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on July 05, 2016, 10:17:50 AM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2

I can happily report to TI this place is ready for primetime (unlike EMC Seafood). They were moderately busy for a weekday morning. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. You line up to order and they give you a number to place on your table. Waitresses were friendly and came by frequently for coffee refills. I tried the pancakes (tasty, not too light, and some chewiness which I enjoy), Portuguese sausage (nice and spicy like you would get in Hawaii), and fried rice (goes well with the spicy sausage). I would definitely come back and can foresee long lines on the weekends. The nice thing is you can do takeout and still find additional seating by Starbucks or Burnzilla in the morning.

+1

Finally tried it over the weekend and just love this place.  That coconut syrup and that Captain Crunch macadamia nut french toast is just crazy. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on July 05, 2016, 10:24:44 AM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2

I can happily report to TI this place is ready for primetime (unlike EMC Seafood). They were moderately busy for a weekday morning. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. You line up to order and they give you a number to place on your table. Waitresses were friendly and came by frequently for coffee refills. I tried the pancakes (tasty, not too light, and some chewiness which I enjoy), Portuguese sausage (nice and spicy like you would get in Hawaii), and fried rice (goes well with the spicy sausage). I would definitely come back and can foresee long lines on the weekends. The nice thing is you can do takeout and still find additional seating by Starbucks or Burnzilla in the morning.

+1

Finally tried it over the weekend and just love this place.  That coconut syrup and that Captain Crunch macadamia nut french toast is just crazy.

Had it too this weekend
Will report it is worth the wait! Went on July 4th, wait was around 30 mins to take order, but around 5 mins for food to arrive

It's awesome! Highly recommend Kahlua pork eggs benedict as well as the loco moco with fried rice (I chose spam as meat) as well as the French toast.  Pancakes are fluffy too

Go try it folks
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: paydawg on July 05, 2016, 10:25:03 AM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2

I can happily report to TI this place is ready for primetime (unlike EMC Seafood). They were moderately busy for a weekday morning. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. You line up to order and they give you a number to place on your table. Waitresses were friendly and came by frequently for coffee refills. I tried the pancakes (tasty, not too light, and some chewiness which I enjoy), Portuguese sausage (nice and spicy like you would get in Hawaii), and fried rice (goes well with the spicy sausage). I would definitely come back and can foresee long lines on the weekends. The nice thing is you can do takeout and still find additional seating by Starbucks or Burnzilla in the morning.

+1

Finally tried it over the weekend and just love this place.  That coconut syrup and that Captain Crunch macadamia nut french toast is just crazy.

How crowded was it during the weekend?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on July 05, 2016, 10:52:14 AM
Stacks Is Open:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-pancake-house-irvine-2

I can happily report to TI this place is ready for primetime (unlike EMC Seafood). They were moderately busy for a weekday morning. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. You line up to order and they give you a number to place on your table. Waitresses were friendly and came by frequently for coffee refills. I tried the pancakes (tasty, not too light, and some chewiness which I enjoy), Portuguese sausage (nice and spicy like you would get in Hawaii), and fried rice (goes well with the spicy sausage). I would definitely come back and can foresee long lines on the weekends. The nice thing is you can do takeout and still find additional seating by Starbucks or Burnzilla in the morning.

+1

Finally tried it over the weekend and just love this place.  That coconut syrup and that Captain Crunch macadamia nut french toast is just crazy.

How crowded was it during the weekend?

I was there around 7:15 and there's no waiting but it's about 75% full already. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 05, 2016, 10:58:53 AM
How crowded was it during the weekend?
Tried to go last Sunday at around 8:30a, line was out the door and not even moving. Went to Knowlwood's instead.

I guess you have to get there really early.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on July 05, 2016, 03:51:05 PM
How crowded was it during the weekend?
Tried to go last Sunday at around 8:30a, line was out the door and not even moving. Went to Knowlwood's instead.

I guess you have to get there really early.

Yeah, I drove by a couple of times, and there was at least 20 people in line outside the door each time I drove by. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 05, 2016, 08:12:41 PM
Tonight for dinner, I made a homemade copycat version of Taco Bell's "Crunchwrap Supreme". It's very close but better. Much fresher and better quality... let's put it that way. Anyway, I instantly thought of Qwerty and decided I'm just gonna leave this right here:

http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/taco-bell-crunchwrap-supreme-copycat/

The only thing I changed was that, instead of a nonstick pan, I toasted them in a Lodge cast iron skillet. Oh. And I also served them with a bottle of Cholula. Use a flat iron, if you have one. It comes out perfect that way. And don't worry. They actually do hold together extremely well.

(Not my pic but they look exactly alike.)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/oa8wvm.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 06, 2016, 01:31:15 AM
Where was my invite to come over for dinner :-(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 06, 2016, 07:17:01 AM
Where was my invite to come over for dinner :-(
Because she knew you would only eat half and throw the rest away.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 06, 2016, 09:43:36 AM
Where was my invite to come over for dinner :-(

I taped your crunchwrap next to the twenty you leave for Iho.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 10, 2016, 08:55:23 AM
Snooze at the Tustin marketplace opens up tomorrow at 6:30am!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on July 10, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
I had some cucumber ice cream over the weekend. Oh, yuck. The other people around me were all, "MmmMmm. The best ice cream I've ever had. So delicious." I took two small tastes and had to throw the rest away before I threw up. The strangers seemed offended by that, which was weird. It came from a Persian grocer, in case you want to try it yourself.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on July 11, 2016, 06:04:18 PM
Snooze at the Tustin marketplace opens up tomorrow at 6:30am!

It was open on the weekend and it was free.

Saturday morning, I went by Stacks and the line was stupid long so I decided to check out Snooze.  They seated my family right away.  When we got the check, they told us they weren't opening until Monday and that the weekend was their "soft opening".  They told us the meal was free and they would not accept gratuity.  They did ask for a donation to the Tustin Community Foundation (or something like that), though.  We donated about what our check would be.  The donation was completely confidential and there's no pressure to give them anything.

I went outside my comfort zone and had the following: 
Chilaquiles Benedict - Very good
Chile Verde Benny - Very good.  The pork was excellent.
OMG! French Toast - Amazing.  It's about as sweet as it can get without going overboard.  Very Good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 11, 2016, 07:22:08 PM
Snooze at the Tustin marketplace opens up tomorrow at 6:30am!

What do they serve?  breakfast?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 17, 2016, 09:51:30 PM
taco bell just put out a new crunchwrap on thursday - i tried the spicy one, really good.

http://www.eater.com/2016/7/15/12197564/taco-bell-triple-double-crunchwrap



Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 17, 2016, 09:55:33 PM
Snooze at the Tustin marketplace opens up tomorrow at 6:30am!

What do they serve?  breakfast?

they serve breakfast. went this weekend and had the spuds deluxe (i think is whats called) - its hash browns, cheese, eggs and two meets, doubled up on chorizo. it was pretty good but next time i will get it smothered in salsa verde or ranchero sauce to give it a little more flavor.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on July 17, 2016, 10:37:44 PM
People on Nextdoor were saying Snooze breakfast was 100 minute wait this weekend.  Think I'll wait a few months.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on July 17, 2016, 10:55:16 PM
People on Nextdoor were saying Snooze breakfast was 100 minute wait this weekend.  Think I'll wait a few months.

That's what takeout is for. While waiting for my food I heard the hostess tell a customer it was a 110 minute wait. Fuck that. I did find it interesting how they quote the wait in minutes vs saying one hour and 50 minutes
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on July 17, 2016, 11:41:28 PM
People on Nextdoor were saying Snooze breakfast was 100 minute wait this weekend.  Think I'll wait a few months.

That's what takeout is for. While waiting for my food I heard the hostess tell a customer it was a 110 minute wait. Fuck that. I did find it interesting how they quote the wait in minutes vs saying one hour and 50 minutes

The breakfast line at Stacks is looking relatively short now
Title: This Chinese breakfast food is taking America by storm
Post by: WTTCHMN on July 18, 2016, 09:46:00 AM
This Chinese breakfast food is taking America by storm

http://theweek.com/articles/635331/chinese-breakfast-food-taking-america-by-storm
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: momopi on July 19, 2016, 08:36:46 AM
This Chinese breakfast food is taking America by storm
http://theweek.com/articles/635331/chinese-breakfast-food-taking-america-by-storm

...I prefer the sesame & green onion pancake bread at Ma's Chinese Islamic Restaurant in Anaheim.  Great with stir fried lamb.

(http://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/yn9KDwIOV-7bobOjNzhlFA/o.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on July 19, 2016, 10:20:01 AM
I'm going to give thumb up for the Ma's also.

Generous portion and vary reasonable priced.  And that sesame green onion bread is indeed very good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on July 19, 2016, 10:21:27 AM
Have any of you guys been to RJ's café in dana point?

Just went, breakfast is really good there.  Cinnamon role, eggs benedict, country fried steak, better than stacks in my opinion.  Plus walking distance to the harbor. 

FYI for pokemon go players, go up the hill *on the street that leads to the harbor* and there's a dratini spotting every hour or so  ;)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on July 25, 2016, 01:43:15 PM
Precision Hospitality & Development: The Irvine-based company, which opened the first Orange County Dunkin’ Donuts in Laguna Hills, plans to open a co-branded Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins shop in Foothill Ranch in September.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on July 27, 2016, 10:09:44 PM
For qwerty:

Taco Bell to deliver deep-fried chicken taco shell, and Cheetos Burrito

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/taco-723840-bell-burrito.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on September 11, 2016, 04:33:23 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/EFB99A8C-2280-4E07-B584-A8D4509902D8_zpsrezn9v2r.jpg)

Off the wagon
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 11, 2016, 04:41:22 PM
Tried hopdoddy this weekend at the marketplace. The burgers are very good. The fries are good as well. And I highly recommend the the green chile queso. You can get an extra cup of queso for just 1.50. I had the Diablo and my wife had the continental. She really lied it. Would definitely recommend hopdoddy.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on September 11, 2016, 04:45:07 PM
We also tried bosscat kitchen by John Wayne, also highly recommend this place. The only thing is the fries are cooked kind of wierd. They bake the potato then cut into wedges and fry them. So they are very fried/overcooked. But they have some tasty appetizers. Parmesan crusted meatloaf squares (deep fried) and some corn bread in the shape of Madeline cookies. Both tasty. And let's not forget the chirps for dessert.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on September 12, 2016, 05:55:31 PM
Baskin Robbins Gold Medal Ribbon on a bed of crumbled fortune cookies....
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on September 14, 2016, 03:09:23 PM
How low can El Pollo Loco stoop?  The now sell the signature mass food service/theme park/elementary school cafeteria staple: the breaded chicken tender:

http://www.elpolloloco.com/our-food/#/menu-item/126d1f82-ad78-458b-a962-9aa50fb51f3f/Chicken Tenders

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on September 14, 2016, 04:51:06 PM
El Pollo Loco's best was the twice grilled burrito.  Also great was was when they had their steak items.  Those were all pretty awesome, but what is a chicken place doing selling steak?  It was a matter of time before they were gone. 

Then they pretty much went bankrupt and hired a new firm to make their menus more appealing and cheaper.  Their food went to shit from there.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 18, 2016, 11:48:26 PM
The El Pollo Loco in Foothill Ranch always has a long line at lunch time both in Drive Thru and inside.  I actually like their chicken salads and tostadas.  Also, their crunchy chicken tacos are pretty good.  I usually go there in streaks when I get their coupons in the mail once a month - good deals for $5 combos and such. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 21, 2016, 03:22:41 PM
Don't know where to put this. A yakitori (sp?) place is opening soon over by Baker Ranch in that new drive-thru SBUX / Goddard school center. The banner said the name of the place but it was foreign to me so I can't remember what it was.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on September 21, 2016, 03:24:46 PM
The El Pollo Loco in Foothill Ranch always has a long line at lunch time both in Drive Thru and inside.

I often wonder why they don't stay open late like the JIB next door, especially now that business is booming late at night.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 22, 2016, 09:46:39 AM
Boba Milk Tea lovers, have you guys tried these:
https://whateveryoudesire.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_5717.jpg

They are so freakin' awesome.  They sell them at 99 Ranch, unfortunately it's around $5 for a box of 5 but I am addicted to these.  I like how they split the milk and the tea part, and theirs little pieces of boba in the tea section.  I want one now just thinking about it #weightgain
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 22, 2016, 10:07:44 AM
Anyone try these yet?

(https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/cheetos-chicken-fries.jpg)

I tried the Mac and Cheetos and they were not good... too dry.

I haven't even tried BK's regular Chicken Fries.

No BKs in Irvine... maybe that's good for me.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 23, 2016, 12:53:37 AM
Isn't there a BK on Irvine Center Dr. across from the new whole foods?

I only go to that center for Fukada usually but there used to be one there.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on September 23, 2016, 07:21:05 AM
Isn't there a BK on Irvine Center Dr. across from the new whole foods?
Oh yeah, I'm never over there so I forgot about that one.

I think there is also one in Tustin, up on Jamboree across from the Marketplace.

But those are too far away... I only drive distances for certain junk food. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 25, 2016, 12:00:54 AM
Boba Milk Tea lovers, have you guys tried these:
https://whateveryoudesire.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_5717.jpg

They are so freakin' awesome.  They sell them at 99 Ranch, unfortunately it's around $5 for a box of 5 but I am addicted to these.  I like how they split the milk and the tea part, and theirs little pieces of boba in the tea section.  I want one now just thinking about it #weightgain

Did somebody read this and go buy all these!?  I took a special trip to 99 Ranch tonight right before closing specifically to pick up 2 boxes of these and they were sold out.  In the 5 years I've been buying them, never had that happen.  Should have kept my mouth shut.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Compressed-Village on September 25, 2016, 05:20:43 AM
HA Ha, you are indeed have a taste for the finer thing in life.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jayl23 on September 30, 2016, 07:09:53 PM
Boba Milk Tea lovers, have you guys tried these:
https://whateveryoudesire.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_5717.jpg

They are so freakin' awesome.  They sell them at 99 Ranch, unfortunately it's around $5 for a box of 5 but I am addicted to these.  I like how they split the milk and the tea part, and theirs little pieces of boba in the tea section.  I want one now just thinking about it #weightgain

Did somebody read this and go buy all these!?  I took a special trip to 99 Ranch tonight right before closing specifically to pick up 2 boxes of these and they were sold out.  In the 5 years I've been buying them, never had that happen.  Should have kept my mouth shut.

FYI, they're back in stock, and on sale this week for $3.50 - go and stock up!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 30, 2016, 09:44:46 PM
Thanks J... I'm all over it tomorrow...!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on October 04, 2016, 04:40:52 PM
Just got back from the D.D./B.R. grand opening in F.R.

It's been a madhouse down there all day. I actually drove by at 11:30 p.m. last night on my drive home from work and the first person was already there to win the $250 g.c. at opening this morning. They have run out of all the cronuts and other varities but still many kinds left. The line was still out the door even at this hour but it moved quickly.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on October 04, 2016, 04:43:49 PM
SoCal don't they have a drive thru?  Was it pretty bad as well? 

I guess if any good comes of this it's that the starbucks drive thru down the street on Alton won't be as packed...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on October 04, 2016, 04:50:36 PM
SoCal don't they have a drive thru?  Was it pretty bad as well? 

I guess if any good comes of this it's that the starbucks drive thru down the street on Alton won't be as packed...

Yes, that's right, they have a drive-through. It didn't look too bad. The drive-through was full of cars but not backed up. It seemed to be moving along just fine.

Mr. SoCal drives by that Starbucks every morning and he told me that this morning, on D.D.'s opening day, that Sbux was as busy as usual.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on October 12, 2016, 11:20:00 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/3850EFFE-0F52-4ADE-9073-821D10196EBF_zpso2u2vdxd.jpg)

My lunch, carne asada fries from Sabrosada.  Carne asada, guac, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream...all on a crown of fries.   What you eating?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on October 12, 2016, 11:25:38 AM
Damn. I need to get me some of that
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 12, 2016, 09:34:09 PM
My lunch, carne asada fries from Sabrosada.  Carne asada, guac, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream...all on a crown of fries.   What you eating?
Is that the Lake Forest one? Used to be Alberto's and before that Chronic Tacos.

Maybe you should have bought in Baker Ranch since you like to eat off of El Toro so much. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on October 12, 2016, 10:11:58 PM
Yup, near Home Depot/99 cent store.  One of my favorite streets in OC, Sizzler, China Buffet, Mongolian BBQ, In N Out, that new fried chicken fingers place....
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on October 12, 2016, 10:53:10 PM
Also has Cafe Rio across the street and great Acai Bowls from Cuppa Juice a couple blocks up. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Vinster on October 19, 2016, 03:15:03 PM
Don't forget Tommy's.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on November 03, 2016, 08:33:27 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/72045D77-901F-4534-A102-013527D0D127_zpsboxnurcs.jpg)

Shin ramyun vs crab claws....when you get that hungry craving late at night..
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on November 20, 2016, 09:12:10 PM
Holsteins at SCP opens on Monday.

How can you post this without pictures. :)


Holstein’s burgers & Shakes is coming to South Coast Plaza inside Bloomingdales (http://www.eatdrinkoc.com/holsteins-burgers-shakes-coming-to-south-coast-plaza/)


(http://www.eatdrinkoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/holsteins1.jpg)

Gourmet burger eatery Holsteins closes at South Coast Plaza after only a year

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/holsteins-733846-restaurant-block.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: zubs on November 20, 2016, 10:02:10 PM
More importantly.the side bar on your article about holsteins says marche moderne is moving next to mastro's ocean club...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on December 21, 2016, 09:56:17 AM
Tried hopdoddy this weekend at the marketplace. The burgers are very good. The fries are good as well. And I highly recommend the the green chile queso. You can get an extra cup of queso for just 1.50. I had the Diablo and my wife had the continental. She really lied it. Would definitely recommend hopdoddy.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/17CC653B-361C-4C60-867F-02C9B903CAD3_zpseekmfzfn.jpg)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/7B072791-4639-4DA7-AC57-E5CE5BD288BF_zpsd4exit2t.jpg)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/AED20FF5-3005-48A8-82EB-EEA5B18E0F62_zps45lcfphe.jpg)

Finally tried hopdoddy, not bad, I would definitely recommend going now because of the $10 beer/burger combo special.  That price would not be around for long I bet.  Diablo above, first few bites were great, then it kinda catches up to you.  And beer does not help with quenching spice.  The Unicorn juice was our favorite beer, it was different with passion fruit flavors.  A girly beer that doesn't look girly, so I don't mind drinking it.  the golden chaos is nice as well.  I would recommend the primetime burger paired with the truffle fries and a pint of unicorn juice.  If the cashier's nice, he'll let you order 3 of the $10 beer/burger deal, even though our third person was not of drinking age :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 21, 2016, 01:58:49 PM
How does HopDaddy compare to Burger Lounge or The Stand?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on December 21, 2016, 03:30:48 PM
Haven't been to the other two places, burger is decent IMO, almost as good as shake shack
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on December 21, 2016, 04:05:02 PM
I've been to the  stand after IHO mentioned it. I would take d take stand over hopdoddy. The chimichurri burger is really good at the stand. Stand has many more toppings which I like.

I like thicker fries so prefer the stands fries but the queso at hopdoddy is excellent
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 21, 2016, 06:01:24 PM
I've been to the  stand after IHO mentioned it.
What? I need to keep a lookout for calves next time I'm there.
Quote
I like thicker fries
#twqs
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on December 31, 2016, 06:43:18 PM
I'm having a lot of fun with my new T-Fal deep fryer. I love that it has a built-in oil-filtration and storage system. It's the only model I've seen which has that feature.
(http://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/99/80/998081e39d9d17c621674779b650ad59.png)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41o42%2B0XURL._AC_UL130_.jpg)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQ7QFGM/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_PogAybBFP16SJ

Tonight I tested it by making a few dozen Drop Doughnuts using this recipe. (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/drop-doughnuts) But mine looked WAY better. Perfect golden brown balls. Not a wreck like that photo. I gave everyone their own paper bag that had a topping in it. Powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and plain. Then you shake it up and eat out of the bag. All low calorie, of course! They're like doughnut holes / cake doughnut. My boys LOVED these. They came over & hugged me. That's how I know.

Then someone wanted a random corn dog so we tried that out. He loved it. All dietetic, of course.

I'm looking forward to making my fried chicken in it, apple fritters, and more. All zero calorie, guilt-free, of course!



Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on January 05, 2017, 01:59:25 PM
Tried Burnt Crumbs in Los Olivos center today and had the spaghetti grilled cheese.  So good, but I don't want to eat it again anytime soon.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/260wpir.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: peppy on January 05, 2017, 02:20:38 PM
Tried Burnt Crumbs in Los Olivos center today and had the spaghetti grilled cheese.  So good, but I don't want to eat it again anytime soon.

How busy was it?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 05, 2017, 02:31:13 PM
Ooo... I wanted to try that.

Burger Lounge and Phans 55 are pretty good... although Phans is a bit high priced for pho.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 05, 2017, 04:54:14 PM
Tried Burnt Crumbs in Los Olivos center today and had the spaghetti grilled cheese.  So good, but I don't want to eat it again anytime soon.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/260wpir.jpg)

That looks like a grilled cheese sandwich vomiting spaghetti all over the place.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: A S on January 09, 2017, 12:44:13 PM
Tried Burnt Crumbs in Los Olivos center today and had the spaghetti grilled cheese.  So good, but I don't want to eat it again anytime soon.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/260wpir.jpg)

That looks like a grilled cheese sandwich vomiting spaghetti all over the place.

Heard their avocado toast was good, need to try that place.  Went to Angelina's Pizzeria for dinner recently.  I think their pizza is better than Cucina Enoteca's, which is better than North's.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 09, 2017, 12:47:16 PM
Went to Burnt Crumbs Friday night.

The spaghetti sandwich was pretty good as well as their chicken club toast and the Fried Chicken biscuit.

I didn't realize this was from the Burnt Truck guys... just a more upscale version of their sliders.

Pricey but the food is good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on January 09, 2017, 01:18:29 PM
I thought a few of you in this thread may find this relevant:

I recently attended Surefire CPR (https://www.surefirecpr.com/) in Laguna Hills. I figured anyone who eats my cooking on the regular may need it. I am now certified in: CPR, AED, and First Aid. No. I'm not kidding. Now I'll be able to efficiently resuscitate Mr. SoCal after a heavy meal. Consider passing this link on to your loved ones as well (*looks at Iho sideways.*) I give them 2 thumbs up.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 06, 2017, 09:26:04 AM
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/170118102908-mcdonalds-grand-mac-780x439.jpg)

I like the Mac Jr, less meat and bread.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: zubs on February 06, 2017, 09:36:19 AM
I like that Mcdonalds didn't pick the best pictures to represent their big macs.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on February 06, 2017, 01:55:28 PM
Yesterday was the day for pigging out....pizza, wings, chips, more pizza, and best of all Qwerty brought Ikes sandwiches over.....OMG, soooooo good.  Took them home and just had 2 more today along with leftover pizza.  haha
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 07, 2017, 07:25:50 AM
Yesterday was the day for pigging out....pizza, wings, chips, more pizza, and best of all Qwerty brought Ikes sandwiches over.....OMG, soooooo good.  Took them home and just had 2 more today along with leftover pizza.  haha

Thanks for the invite!!
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on February 07, 2017, 04:27:44 PM
Yesterday was the day for pigging out....pizza, wings, chips, more pizza, and best of all Qwerty brought Ikes sandwiches over.....OMG, soooooo good.  Took them home and just had 2 more today along with leftover pizza.  haha

Thanks for the invite!!

Haha  Not my gathering IHO, a mutual friend invited us over for the Super Bowl.  I brought the BBW wings. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on February 14, 2017, 03:55:19 PM
Burger King offers whopper meal with sex toy for Valentine's Day:

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/02/14/burger-king-offering-special-adults-only-valentines-day-meal-with-bedroom-toys.html
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: momopi on February 14, 2017, 08:03:12 PM
Driving to Burger King now.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on February 17, 2017, 09:12:18 AM
Saw this on the web and had to laugh... thought of Iho & Qwerty. Your wives must have been very, very impressed on that first date! Well-done.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/radppv.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 17, 2017, 09:56:38 AM
It was the other way around for me.

She even ate some of my food after she was done with hers.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: ps9 on February 19, 2017, 07:46:28 AM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/C10DC097-9768-44BA-9FC5-B70A17833A2B_zps8fjxjd2r.jpg)

https://www.tacobell.com/news/taco-bell-exposes-the-naked-chicken-chalupa

Taco shell is chicken. Genious
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on February 19, 2017, 10:31:21 AM
I'm not a big fan of chicken so have not tried it. I'm waiting for the fried ground beef taco shell :-)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Ready2Downsize on February 19, 2017, 01:38:14 PM
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Ps99472/C10DC097-9768-44BA-9FC5-B70A17833A2B_zps8fjxjd2r.jpg)

https://www.tacobell.com/news/taco-bell-exposes-the-naked-chicken-chalupa

Taco shell is chicken. Genious

I'm gonna have to be on the lookout for a knockoff recipe for that one.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Soylent Green Is People on February 19, 2017, 03:51:01 PM
Reminds me of the KFC Double Down - chicken/bacon/cheese/chicken "sandwich". You felt unwashed after consuming one of these. I still get queasy thinking of the one and only Double Down I ate just for shiats and giggles.

Anyone yet try a Halo Top ice cream? ( https://www.halotop.com/ (https://www.halotop.com/) ) Their hook is that a pint of their stuff is 250 or so calories. Not per serving, but the entire pint. The cost is 2x most full sized ice cream packages which keeps me from buying one.

Every time I'm out at Ralphs with Soylent Yellow, she reminds me "Any quart of ice cream is a single serving if you're sad enough". What passes for humor today.....

My .02c

SGIP
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Happiness on February 28, 2017, 10:45:41 AM
Subway "chicken" contains less than 50% chicken.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-chicken-fast-food-1.3993967
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 02, 2017, 09:05:30 PM
I just finished baking 3 dozen classic "Peanut Butter Blossoms".

(not my actual photo)
(http://cookdiary.net/wp-content/uploads/images/Peanut-Butter-Blossoms_1979.jpg)

I decided to strategically bake the cookies I like the least so they won't be threatening to my diet. Not a fan of peanut butter over here. Especially warm peanut butter with warm chocolate. Ick. It's like something you would find melted together in the center console of your car after a hot day at the Spectrum. But my kids love them.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on March 22, 2017, 08:37:31 PM
Anyone yet try a Halo Top ice cream? ( https://www.halotop.com/ (https://www.halotop.com/) ) Their hook is that a pint of their stuff is 250 or so calories. Not per serving, but the entire pint. The cost is 2x most full sized ice cream packages which keeps me from buying one.

I'm eating the Lemon Cake Halo Top as I type...

"Unfulfilling" is how I would best describe it.... like wearing a parka during a massage. Barely a hint of sweetness or flavor. It also leaves me with cotton mouth. Very unpleasant. I've never been this parched eating something before. I usually only get like this after drinking tea. The texture of the Halo Top is ok. It was as hard as a rock coming out of the freezer but softened up nicely.

Verdict: I will not buy it again. While it's not disgusting, it's not very good either. The 240 calories in this container is better spent towards an enjoyable dessert or save the calories and have none at all. I finished a third of the pint and put the rest away. It's now been 10 minutes since I stopped eating. I drank water. The cotton mouth is still there, stronger than ever, and has traveled down my throat. This is bizarre. Halo Flop.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: jumpinjacks on March 23, 2017, 12:21:41 PM
If you enjoy lemon desserts, the lemon squares at Trader's are convenient and tasty. They are literally 1 square inch though so if you have portion control issues, maybe not good. 80 calories per piece.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on March 25, 2017, 02:44:11 PM
If you enjoy lemon desserts, the lemon squares at Trader's are convenient and tasty. They are literally 1 square inch though so if you have portion control issues, maybe not good. 80 calories per piece.

Have you had the lemon cake at Del Friscos in Spectrum?  Yum, I want one now.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 27, 2017, 11:41:27 PM
Anyone try these:
https://www.bk.com/menu-item/mac-n-cheetos

Instant death, but I have the urge.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Paris on May 28, 2017, 01:30:53 AM
Anyone try these:
https://www.bk.com/menu-item/mac-n-cheetos

Instant death, but I have the urge.

OMG my kids would LOVE this - specifically because mac n cheese is a forbidden food in our house (along with cheetos) - lol. So anytime we go to a restaurant they ask for it  :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: paydawg on May 28, 2017, 05:17:48 PM
Anyone try these:
https://www.bk.com/menu-item/mac-n-cheetos

Instant death, but I have the urge.

OMG my kids would LOVE this - specifically because mac n cheese is a forbidden food in our house (along with cheetos) - lol. So anytime we go to a restaurant they ask for it  :)

why is mac n cheese forbidden?  it's not THAT bad, is it?  the cheetos i understand.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Paris on May 29, 2017, 07:19:20 PM
Anyone try these:
https://www.bk.com/menu-item/mac-n-cheetos

Instant death, but I have the urge.

OMG my kids would LOVE this - specifically because mac n cheese is a forbidden food in our house (along with cheetos) - lol. So anytime we go to a restaurant they ask for it  :)

why is mac n cheese forbidden?  it's not THAT bad, is it?  the cheetos i understand.

Because there is no nutritional value in it. My kids get green pasta from a bunch of veggies blended into pasta sauce. Esp that processed mac and cheese in a box - I see parents give that to their kids all the time - the cheese is not even real.
We try to stay away from processed foods...I have to practice what I preach to my patients right?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on May 29, 2017, 08:57:11 PM
Anyone try these:
https://www.bk.com/menu-item/mac-n-cheetos

Instant death, but I have the urge.

OMG my kids would LOVE this - specifically because mac n cheese is a forbidden food in our house (along with cheetos) - lol. So anytime we go to a restaurant they ask for it  :)

Tried these yesterday... Meh, not so great, I'd rather have McDonalds fries.  First bite was ok but after I finished the first full piece I was pretty much done.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 30, 2017, 07:16:31 AM
I posted about those MacNCheetos earlier in this thread when they first came out last year.

Not very good... too dry.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on June 01, 2017, 01:07:39 PM
Because there is no nutritional value in it. My kids get green pasta from a bunch of veggies blended into pasta sauce. Esp that processed mac and cheese in a box - I see parents give that to their kids all the time - the cheese is not even real.
We try to stay away from processed foods...I have to practice what I preach to my patients right?
I think they throw in a stick of butter.  Butter is good for you now, until the next nutritional article comes out that says it isn't.

What's healthy for parents isn't necessarily so healthy for kids and vice versa.

Nutrition science is one of the worst sciences that we have.  Everything I was taught in college was pretty much debunked.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 01, 2017, 01:14:50 PM
I thought those Kraft MacNCheese things said "Uses real cheese".

Real cheese is bad for you anyways right? It's just fat and protein. Now I'm hungry again. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on June 01, 2017, 01:29:29 PM
I'm so happy to see a thread where Our Gang hasn't spammed it yet 😀
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 22, 2017, 10:16:43 PM
Have you guys tried the El Pollo Chicken Crunchy Tacos?  Kinda hidden on the menu so I don't think many people know about them but they are awesome.  Get 2 of those with a side of pics de gallo and you're in flavor heaven.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on June 22, 2017, 11:14:24 PM
Have you guys tried the El Pollo Chicken Crunchy Tacos?  Kinda hidden on the menu so I don't think many people know about them but they are awesome.  Get 2 of those with a side of pics de gallo and you're in flavor heaven.

Did you use the el pollo app?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 23, 2017, 12:12:55 AM
Have you guys tried the El Pollo Chicken Crunchy Tacos?  Kinda hidden on the menu so I don't think many people know about them but they are awesome.  Get 2 of those with a side of pics de gallo and you're in flavor heaven.

Did you use the el pollo app?

Yep, they give you a free entree when you d/l and I already used mine but it didn't go away on the app so I'm pretty sure I can use it again.

their California Avocado layer salad is also really good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvine Dream on June 29, 2017, 12:29:23 PM
Have you guys tried the El Pollo Chicken Crunchy Tacos?  Kinda hidden on the menu so I don't think many people know about them but they are awesome.  Get 2 of those with a side of pics de gallo and you're in flavor heaven.

Ordered the crunchy tacos,  Took a bite from the top and thought  "Ok, finally found something I disagree with Aqua"   continued eating and then bit in near the bottom where all the chicken was......tasty!! Search to disagree continues
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 29, 2017, 02:59:33 PM
Have you guys tried the El Pollo Chicken Crunchy Tacos?  Kinda hidden on the menu so I don't think many people know about them but they are awesome.  Get 2 of those with a side of pics de gallo and you're in flavor heaven.

Ordered the crunchy tacos,  Took a bite from the top and thought  "Ok, finally found something I disagree with Aqua"   continued eating and then bit in near the bottom where all the chicken was......tasty!! Search to disagree continues

Ya, once you get down to the shredded chicken + melted cheese + yummy grease on the bottom, they're pretty darn good.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 29, 2017, 03:53:21 PM
I'm not a big fan of chicken but shredded chicken can be tasty. Is the shredded chicken in the taco thin or chunky? Prefer thin. I'll try these out.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 30, 2017, 03:40:48 PM
I'm not a big fan of chicken but shredded chicken can be tasty. Is the shredded chicken in the taco thin or chunky? Prefer thin. I'll try these out.

Ugh now you're making me guess if it's really shredded chicken or just chicken they pull off the bone so it kinda looks shredded when they put it in the taco.  Never examined it clearly enough but it's worth a try either way.  I also like thin shredded chicken but I don't think these would classify as thin shredded bits.  I think Miguel's and Miguel's Jr. has pretty ok thin shredded chicken.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on June 30, 2017, 03:45:19 PM
@aqua - I had two of the crunchy tacos at EPL, very tasty. I used that hot sauce in the clear packet they have. I think it's a jalapeño hot sauce. Thanks for the rec, I'll definitely be going to EPL on a routine basis now. If they only used cotija cheese instead of the one they use now it would be even better.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 30, 2017, 04:06:26 PM
@aqua - I had two of the crunchy tacos at EPL, very tasty. I used that hot sauce in the clear packet they have. I think it's a jalapeño hot sauce. Thanks for the rec, I'll definitely be going to EPL on a routine basis now. If they only used cotija cheese instead of the one they use now it would be even better.

The cheese they use helps the taste I think, but ask them to add cojita on the taco for you I'm pretty sure they will.  They have it for their loco salads so they got some sitting around.

In other junkfood news, today is McDonalds Premium Sandwich Free with any purchase (Angels Home Run) via the app.  Here's the best adjustment I found so far:
Order the Maple Dijon (burger/artisan bun)
No Dijon
No Leaf Lettuce
No Grilled Onions
Sub Shredded Lettuce
Add Big Mac Sauce
Add white onions

Boom, tastes like a premium Big Mac with Bacon on a better bun...

My gosh we're gonna get fat.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on July 02, 2017, 06:21:44 PM
Anyone wants to try a Boba milk tea with giant cotton candy cloud on top?

Saw this crazy stuff at Anaheim Packing Housing today, my kid just love it.  They also have a store in Irvine near UCI. https://www.yelp.com/biz/snow-monster-irvine


(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/bKZBACrZiZ-mh9jdl_iMnQ/o.jpg)
Pic borrow from yelp
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on July 02, 2017, 06:30:23 PM
Do you valet when you park there?

Anyone wants to try a Boba milk tea with giant cotton candy cloud on top?

Saw this crazy stuff at Anaheim Packing Housing today, my kid just love it.  They also have a store in Irvine near UCI. https://www.yelp.com/biz/snow-monster-irvine


(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/bKZBACrZiZ-mh9jdl_iMnQ/o.jpg)
Pic borrow from yelp
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on July 02, 2017, 07:39:34 PM
Do you valet when you park there?

No, just park on the street.  Got there early and found plenty of street parking.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 03, 2017, 06:51:33 AM
Much easier to get the Cloud Boba at the Monster near UCI.

Their ice cream macaroon sandwiches are excellent.

The EPL chicken tacos are pulled chicken, the shredded chicken at Miguel's is awesome.

The crispy tacos at Jalapenos are still superior. :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: zubs on July 03, 2017, 02:16:02 PM
Sometimes a cup of diabetes is real tasty...but then I remember I don't want diabetes, and then I throw it away half drunk :(
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 10, 2017, 01:13:52 AM
Sometimes a cup of diabetes is real tasty...but then I remember I don't want diabetes, and then I throw it away half drunk :(

Yup, that's why I stay away from most of the goodies on here now.  Grandpa was diabetic (although slender) and dad is pre-diabetic (overweight) so I'm not going for the trifecta. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 22, 2017, 09:15:17 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4296/35484039474_c624677b20.jpg)

Saw these at the market the other day and bought them "for my kids".

These are actually smaller than the mini size ones, really tiny... and *only* 100 calories each (12 in a box means I can eat a whole box right?).

(http://i65.tinypic.com/noc6xc.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on August 22, 2017, 09:52:00 AM
I bought the cotton candy flavored twinkles a couple of weeks ago.  Better than the regular Twinkie.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 13, 2017, 01:39:33 PM
Has anybody seen these? Me want.

(https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2017_39/1284563/white-fudge-ding-dongs_d535083a966aa6c1fe649c375033479c.today-inline-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on October 13, 2017, 04:46:10 PM
I’ve been tempted for weeks to buy those.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: SoCal on October 16, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
Is anyone else here old enough to remember when Ding Dongs came wrapped in foil? I'm dating myself here. I still like Ding Dongs but they were better then. They were denser and stayed cold longer... I keep mine in the fridge. Down side was if you missed a piece of foil and got an electric shock in your metal fillings. Boy, this post makes me sound ancient.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: lnc on December 07, 2017, 07:29:18 AM
Ruby’s $2.99 burger and fries deal, today only.

https://www.rubys.com/rubys-diner-celebrates-35-years-of-americas-favorite-burgers-fries-and-shakes-on-december-7-2017/

(https://www.rubys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/T-stand-Window-Cling.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 02, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
Tried Aioli in Irvine for the first time today. Had read good things about, lived up to the hype. Very tasty burger. Would definitely recommend.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 03, 2018, 11:29:53 AM
Taco Bell to debut $1 french fries as fast-food war heats up

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/step-aside-burger-king-mcdonalds-taco-bell-to-debut-1-french-fries/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 03, 2018, 11:30:56 AM
In-N-Out adds hot cocoa, the first new menu item in more than a decade

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/in-n-out-adds-hot-cocoa-the-first-new-menu-item-in-more-than-a-decade/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on January 03, 2018, 11:31:29 AM
In-N-Out adds hot cocoa, the first new menu item in more than a decade

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/in-n-out-adds-hot-cocoa-the-first-new-menu-item-in-more-than-a-decade/

Really?  Hot cocoa?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on January 03, 2018, 11:32:24 AM
Taco Bell to debut $1 french fries as fast-food war heats up

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/step-aside-burger-king-mcdonalds-taco-bell-to-debut-1-french-fries/

I tried the stacker...really really heavy.  I will stick with the beefy frito burrito fresco style.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 03, 2018, 02:17:55 PM
In-N-Out adds hot cocoa, the first new menu item in more than a decade

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/in-n-out-adds-hot-cocoa-the-first-new-menu-item-in-more-than-a-decade/

Really?  Hot cocoa?

Yeah, because everyone wants that with their burger and fries.

New Secret Menu Item: Hot Cocoa Animal Style :)
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 03, 2018, 03:22:45 PM
The stacker is a great item. Too bad it’s only for a limited time. Fries at Taco Bell could be a game changer.

I can see it now, nacho fries, etc
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 03, 2018, 03:57:38 PM
The stacker is a great item. Too bad it’s only for a limited time. Fries at Taco Bell could be a game changer.

I can see it now, nacho fries, etc

Your wish is my command.

"The so-called Nacho Fries are being touted by the chain as “the most-anticipated menu item release of the year.”  The seasoned fries, served with a side of warm nacho cheese, will debut on the Dollar Cravings menu Jan. 25 at roughly 7,000 restaurants."
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on January 03, 2018, 04:01:40 PM
The stacker is a great item. Too bad it’s only for a limited time. Fries at Taco Bell could be a game changer.

I can see it now, nacho fries, etc

Your wish is my command.

"The so-called Nacho Fries are being touted by the chain as “the most-anticipated menu item release of the year.”  The seasoned fries, served with a side of warm nacho cheese, will debut on the Dollar Cravings menu Jan. 25 at roughly 7,000 restaurants."

Not a huge fan of nacho fries...needs chili.

Of course...fast food chili fries can be really bad...see Wienerschnitzel
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on January 03, 2018, 10:45:28 PM
In-N-Out adds hot cocoa, the first new menu item in more than a decade

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/03/in-n-out-adds-hot-cocoa-the-first-new-menu-item-in-more-than-a-decade/

Really?  Hot cocoa?

Yeah, because everyone wants that with their burger and fries.

New Secret Menu Item: Hot Cocoa Animal Style :)

They need to add bacon as an optional add-on, that would be a game changer.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 04, 2018, 02:02:31 PM
Ugh, another rice bowl restaurant? Yes, but Pier 76 in Tustin is better than most

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/04/review-ugh-another-rice-bowl-yes-but-pier-76-is-better-than-most/
Title: Are Taco Bell’s new Nacho Fries, available today, better than McDonald’s?
Post by: WTTCHMN on January 25, 2018, 11:33:19 AM
Are Taco Bell’s new Nacho Fries, available today, better than McDonald’s?

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/25/are-taco-bells-new-nacho-fries-available-today-better-than-mcdonalds/
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: qwerty on January 25, 2018, 01:41:24 PM
Been waiting for this day. Tonight I will indulge in the nacho fries with beef, sour cream and extra cheese sauce.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on April 06, 2018, 05:21:54 PM
Tried the triple melt burrito yesterday...very disappointed.   Back to the Beefy Frito Burrito. 
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on June 12, 2018, 04:19:23 PM
If anyone has Disneyland passes, try the "Carrot Cake Churro" in New Orleans square, for a limited time only during Pixar Fest.

Best Churro I've ever ate.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: eyephone on June 12, 2018, 04:32:36 PM
Just go to Costco if you want a Churro.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on January 21, 2019, 04:29:12 PM
Just tried Redstraw, new tea shop in Cypress Village where juice it up used to be.  You can really get diabetes here within a few feet of each other with Cauldron+Starbucks+Redstraw.

Anyhow tried the RS Milk Tea with boba.  After all, a true measure of any tea shop is how they execute the classics, right?  The verdict... meh, it was decent but nothing great.  I do think though I’d choose this milk tea over Lollicup and Tapioca Express.  The boba had good texture and some flavor unlike the bland mushier boba at the other shops.  Tea was just ok, still a bit too sweet at 75% and I like sweet stuff.

I think my go-to is still Sharetea Okinawa Milk Tea with Boba 75% sweet.  The Sharetea boba texture and flavor is perfect, better than any I’ve had in US and the Tea Flavor is awesome on the Okinawa... I just wish I didn’t have to drive to UCI or CM for it.

Oh well, Happy junk fooding!

https://www.yelp.com/biz/redstraw-irvine-6
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on January 21, 2019, 04:52:18 PM
Just tried Redstraw, new tea shop in Cypress Village where juice it up used to be.  You can really get diabetes here within a few feet of each other with Cauldron+Starbucks+Redstraw.

Anyhow tried the RS Milk Tea with boba.  After all, a true measure of any tea shop is how they execute the classics, right?  The verdict... meh, it was decent but nothing great.  I do think though I’d choose this milk tea over Lollicup and Tapioca Express.  The boba had good texture and some flavor unlike the bland mushier boba at the other shops.  Tea was just ok, still a bit too sweet at 75% and I like sweet stuff.

I think my go-to is still Sharetea Okinawa Milk Tea with Boba 75% sweet.  The Sharetea boba texture and flavor is perfect, better than any I’ve had in US and the Tea Flavor is awesome on the Okinawa... I just wish I didn’t have to drive to UCI or CM for it.

Oh well, Happy junk fooding!

https://www.yelp.com/biz/redstraw-irvine-6

Agree on the review...they try doing all these exotic teas that just falls flat.  Also super expensive.

Sharetea is excellent but the new fav is Omomo at the Alton Square.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: bones on January 21, 2019, 06:32:04 PM
Just tried Redstraw, new tea shop in Cypress Village where juice it up used to be.  You can really get diabetes here within a few feet of each other with Cauldron+Starbucks+Redstraw.

Anyhow tried the RS Milk Tea with boba.  After all, a true measure of any tea shop is how they execute the classics, right?  The verdict... meh, it was decent but nothing great.  I do think though I’d choose this milk tea over Lollicup and Tapioca Express.  The boba had good texture and some flavor unlike the bland mushier boba at the other shops.  Tea was just ok, still a bit too sweet at 75% and I like sweet stuff.

I think my go-to is still Sharetea Okinawa Milk Tea with Boba 75% sweet.  The Sharetea boba texture and flavor is perfect, better than any I’ve had in US and the Tea Flavor is awesome on the Okinawa... I just wish I didn’t have to drive to UCI or CM for it.

Oh well, Happy junk fooding!

https://www.yelp.com/biz/redstraw-irvine-6


I liked it. A lot. Enough to drive out of my way to get it twice in a week. I do mine with soy milk at 25% sweetness.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 04, 2019, 10:38:52 PM
Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on February 05, 2019, 01:34:52 PM
Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.

Omomo and 7 Leaves are not cheap but worth the price. Just avoid peak times.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Mety on February 05, 2019, 01:39:20 PM
Cauldron from CV plaza used to be packed with 2-hour waiting lines, but now they're all gone. Pretty empty whenever I visited these days. It could be the time frames I visited. Also when the line used to be so long, I found out it was because the cashier guy was going over the whole menu with each customer talking for literally 3-5 min at once. That guy gets the mad prop from the owner's perspective. Maybe he is the owner.




Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on February 05, 2019, 06:05:52 PM
Cauldron from CV plaza used to be packed with 2-hour waiting lines, but now they're all gone. Pretty empty whenever I visited these days. It could be the time frames I visited. Also when the line used to be so long, I found out it was because the cashier guy was going over the whole menu with each customer talking for literally 3-5 min at once. That guy gets the mad prop from the owner's perspective. Maybe he is the owner.

I dislike all those nitrogen ice cream places...so overrated and expensive.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 05, 2019, 07:19:00 PM
Expensive yes. Overrated, it taste pretty good because it’s made fresh, like Stricklands (RIP).
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: spootieho on February 13, 2019, 04:04:19 PM
Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.

Since new owners at Lollicup on Jeffrey/walnut, the prices have gone up like 3-4 different times.  What was $5 is now $8.75.  Doesn't sound like much, but when paying for 4, $20 becomes $35 and it's very noticeable.  I love their popcorn chicken, but go there much less now.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: Irvinecommuter on February 13, 2019, 04:35:48 PM
Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.

Since new owners at Lollicup on Jeffrey/walnut, the prices have gone up like 3-4 different times.  What was $5 is now $8.75.  Doesn't sound like much, but when paying for 4, $20 becomes $35 and it's very noticeable.  I love their popcorn chicken, but go there much less now.

I remember thinking about buying the place way back in like 2006...the first owner was selling it for like $450K.  The place basically had a monopoly on boba back then. 

I also remember seeing it being listed a few years back for like $250K...
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: akkord on February 14, 2019, 09:21:30 AM
Wife likes Ding Tea, I'm a bigger fan of the popcorn chicken from Cha, the bogo coupons they have in the Irvine Company coupon books and on the retail therapy app make it our go to.  We use the bogo Mendocino coupon when we're at the one by UCI too. 

Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.

Since new owners at Lollicup on Jeffrey/walnut, the prices have gone up like 3-4 different times.  What was $5 is now $8.75.  Doesn't sound like much, but when paying for 4, $20 becomes $35 and it's very noticeable.  I love their popcorn chicken, but go there much less now.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 14, 2019, 10:49:43 AM
Lollicup is still good enough for us.

Waiting in line at Omomo and 7 Leaves is crazy... not to mention how much it costs.

Since new owners at Lollicup on Jeffrey/walnut, the prices have gone up like 3-4 different times.  What was $5 is now $8.75.  Doesn't sound like much, but when paying for 4, $20 becomes $35 and it's very noticeable.  I love their popcorn chicken, but go there much less now.

What do you get? I was there a few weeks ago and it was still $4-5 for a drink... which is about the same everywhere. Omomo I think is $5+ for some of their items and only one size.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 17, 2019, 08:14:44 AM
The Cheddar Chalupa at Taco Bell was so good.

But someone told me they don't have them anymore... did qwerty buy them all?
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: zubs on October 18, 2019, 08:53:49 AM
After realizing a container of boba is 1,000 calories, I stopped drinking it.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on October 28, 2019, 12:54:15 PM
After realizing a container of boba is 1,000 calories, I stopped drinking it.

Uh yeah, it'll make your insulin spike to the moon.  I rather eat my calories and carbs, not drink them.  :P
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: iacrenter on September 16, 2020, 12:25:53 PM
Anyone try Paderia Bakehouse?
https://www.yelp.com/biz/paderia-bakehouse-irvine
The Portuguese egg tarts are really tasty and remind me of Macao. Much better tart than 85c or other bakeries in Irvine.


(https://s3-media0.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/NxnUbQwvp6pSZi4vK8bJJg/o.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: akkord on September 16, 2020, 12:36:12 PM
Anyone try Paderia Bakehouse?
https://www.yelp.com/biz/paderia-bakehouse-irvine
The Portuguese egg tarts are really tasty and remind me of Macao. Much better tart than 85c or other bakeries in Irvine.


(https://s3-media0.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/NxnUbQwvp6pSZi4vK8bJJg/o.jpg)

Jim's Bakery in Alhambra has great Portuguese egg tarts if you're ever in that area.  Guess I'll need to try this place to compare.
Title: Re: Junk fooding
Post by: aquabliss on September 16, 2020, 08:16:04 PM
Tried the Chips Ahoy McFlurry (came out today). Wow, it was really good.  The mix it with caramel and the textures with the smooth ice cream, sticky caramel and crunchy cookie really works. 
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