Friday, August 15, 2008

Color Me Jealous

Last week my niece and I were joking around about my encounter with the Burger King Loaded Steakhouse Burger and she asked me, though I can't recall her exact words, why I try these things when I know there's a very good chance they're going to be terrible.

Frankly, I didn't really have an answer for her. Maybe I'm making up for all the lost time when I was the world's pickiest eater and rarely strayed from a very rigid culinary regimen. I'd like to think I'm doing it for you, the members of The Hungover Gourmet Nation, but that's a pretty small nation.

I guess I do it because I'm an optimist. I'm always hoping that one of these sandwiches or other fast food concoctions is going to rock my world and make it all worthwhile.

I have a feeling one of the things that would "rock my world and make it all worthwhile" is the Carl's Jr. Cap'n Crunch Shake. Alas, I don't think there's a Carl's Jr. anywhere near here so I have to hope that it'll make its way to Hardee's, the Carl's Jr of the East Coast.

Thanks to Rod Lott of Bookgasm for bringing the Cap'n Crunch Shake to my attention.



Your readers are lucky to have you out there, fighting the good fight, eating the most disgusting concoctions imaginable and reporting on it.

The niece that posed the question

I am so wise said...

A large part of taste is mental, so unless you overcome the dubious idea that fast food is terrible, it'll never taste all that great.

Try some variety of blind taste test and you;ll find fast food is often as good as the more expensive local stuff that people bray about buying.