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Mountain Dew Liberty Brew Review: It’s So Blue

Mountain Dew Liberty Brew Review: It’s So Blue

I wrote about how much I love soda, and by extension, gimmicky seasonal soda in my review of the wretched and vile Pepsi Fire last year so I’ll save you all the foreplay on this one. Mountain Dew has a new summer soda this year and I tried it, because of course I did.

Mountain Dew Liberty Brew replaces last year’s DEW.S.A. as the patriotic soft drink of the summer, and while it’s a huge step down in terms of clever naming it’s definitely a step up in taste. DEW.S.A. (that’s so much more frustrating to write than to say) was a mixture of red, white and blue Dew (Code Red, White Out and Voltage) that was supposed to represent the colors of AMERICA, but the soda itself was a weird shade of purple which is not very AMERICA. It tasted fine, but wasn’t anything special.

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Let’s Review an Obliquely Castlevania-Related Snack

Let’s Review an Obliquely Castlevania-Related Snack

It’s Konami’s 50th anniversary apparently, which has them feeling a bit sentimental for the bygone days when they released video games. As a result they’re re-releasing collections of some video games they’ve made over those 50 years, including a nice little bundle of Castlevania titles, one of their most well-loved franchises.

None of this has anything to do with what I’m ACTUALLY talking about in this here blog post, which is a snack produced by Brad’s Plant Based. I was walking through the grocery store when my Video Game Sense started tingling. What I saw was a bag of dried kale emblazoned with VAMPIRE KILLER right on the front. I was intrigued. I buy stupid snacks all the time but usually they’re garbage food because I’m a garbage person. Would I buy a Healthy Snack just because someone at the company named it after the legendary weapon of the Belmont Clan?

Yes. Yes I would.

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2018 is a Literal Garbage Fire but At Least Pizza Ranch is Back

2018 is a Literal Garbage Fire but At Least Pizza Ranch is Back

Let’s be honest, unless you’re an asshole 2018 hasn’t had very much good news to go around. All most of us reasonable people can do while we wait for either things to get better or for the universe to mercifully implode in on itself is to bury our feelings in creature comforts that make us feel as safe and warm and full of pizza as we did when we were naught but children. My friends, I am absolutely delighted to inform you that my, and probably someone else’s, prayers have been answered and we can relive the wild 90s with the return of Pizza Ranch.

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Pepsi Fire Review: You’ll Spit Hot Fire

Pepsi Fire Review: You’ll Spit Hot Fire

Summer is in full swing and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. Brands are our friends, and our pals at Pepsico have our backs with a new soda that’s the equivalent of someone shoving a hand grenade stuffed full of Hot Tamales candy into your gullet and pulling the pin.

A little bit of background info on me: I’m a huge soda guy. It’s my biggest vice. I don’t much care for alcohol and I’ve never smoked or done drugs. When I come home from work on a Friday night soda is the thing I want to crave to help me unwind and relax. Does that make me sound super weird and lame? Probably. Who cares. Let’s move on.

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Ecto Cooler, One Year Later

Ecto Cooler, One Year Later

When Ecto Cooler returned for a brief period last year it was nothing short of magical. Even though I wasn’t the hugest Ghostbusters fan as a kid (which, honestly, baffles me to this day) Ecto Cooler was THE flavor of Hi-C that I wanted in my school lunch. Tasting it again two decades later and immediately recognizing it, as if seeing an old friend, was something I’ll never forget.

It wasn’t the perfect relaunch, though. It was damn near impossible to find in stores which meant you had to fight the online crowds whenever the cans came in stock on Amazon. My wife was the MVP that one fateful day.

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