THE YEAR IN REVIEWS: The Top 10 Most Popular Reviews on The Impulsive Buy in 2010

In the blogosphere, the trend towards the end of the calendar year is to post Top 10 lists. I’ve read lists that cover the Top 10 Viral Videos, Top 10 Social Networks, Top 10 iPhone Apps, Top 10 Sexy Movie Moments, etc. So I decided to post a list of the Top 10 Most Popular Reviews on The Impulsive Buy in 2010, because I sometimes like to be a sheep. This list is not only based on traffic, but also the number of times it been shared on social networks. So here they are in a particular order:

10. McDonald’s Holiday Pie

I’m surprised this ended up on the list since it was posted in mid-December. But I guess a lot of people wondered what the hell a McDonald’s Holiday Pie was and were hypnotized by its radioactive yellow innards.

9. Macadamia Nuts with SPAM

I think most of the traffic for these came from Hawaii, California and Guam. Did you know Guam has the highest SPAM consumption per capita in the world? I certainly do because my Guam friends keep reminding me.

8. Taco Bell XXL Chalupa, Fire-Roasted Border Sauce and Verde Border Sauce

I didn’t review the XXL Chalupa, but I think this got a lot of traffic because people were wondering how XXL it was. Personally, I think it was more XL than XXL. If it were truly XXL, it would’ve been the size of an NFL regulation football.

7. Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee

Despite my penchant for snorting powders, I have yet to snort the Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee.

6. Hot Pockets SideShots Mini Cheeseburgers

There are now three varieties of Hot Pockets SideShots and they all look like boobs (or a butt) when still frozen.

5. Nair for Men Hair Removal Spray

For some reason this video review was seen on YouTube several thousand times. Sadly, that doesn’t count as viral. Maybe if there was more nudity, there would’ve been more views. Dammit. I should’ve shown a nipple.

4. McDonald’s Real Fruit Smoothies

I still find it strange whenever I have to type “McDonald’s” and “fruit” within the same sentence.

3. Jones Bacon Soda

I still have the bottle I opened for the review and it’s still four-fifths full. I plan to stick it in a time capsule to make someone in the future gag.

2. Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

I really hope they bring these back every year. I also hope someone figures out a way to use them in a real pumpkin pie recipe.

1. McDonald’s Frappe

This review was, by far, the most visited TIB review in 2010. And, yes, it’s the third McDonald’s product on this list, which makes it look like we’re getting paid by McDonald’s. But I assure you we’re not. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a warm bath of Big Mac Secret Sauce waiting for me.

7 thoughts on “THE YEAR IN REVIEWS: The Top 10 Most Popular Reviews on The Impulsive Buy in 2010

  1. Well done man. I’m glad I found your site this year. I am a dedicated reader. Thanks for all of the support you give my stupid little blog. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to the rest of 2011.

  2. Proud to be on the list, and proud to write for this site. Let’s hope 2011 has just as many crazy new crappy foods as 2010. I don’t think there will be a problem.

  3. I am also very proud to have made the list! Let’s hear it for the utter bizarreness of the McDonald’s Holiday Pie!

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