WEEK IN REVIEWS – 2/4/2012

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Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

A Wienerschnitzel Junkyard Dog comes with chili, cheese, onions, fries, and mustard. Sadly, it does not come with a wheel from a 1970’s Datsun Sunny. (via An Immovable Feast)

The British sure love mystery. They gave us Sherlock Holmes and the PBS show Mystery! I wouldn’t be surprised if the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine was a Vauxhall. Now the British have mystery flavored potato chips. (via Foodstuff Finds)

Here’s a fun little game: Get completely wasted and try to click one of the links in this sentence that lead to the alcohol-related candy reviews Candyblog posted this past week. (via Candyblog)

Trader Joe’s Choczilla Nut Pie makes me giggle. Perhaps it’s because choczilla, nut, and pie have all been used in porn titles. (via What’s Good at Trader Joe’s)

If you hear the name Sweet Blossom Lavender Flowers and think it’s either a women’s deodorant or perfume, you’d be wrong. (via Thirsty Dudes)

NEWS: Der Wienerschnitzel Offers New Bacon Wrapped Dogs, Frustrating Millions Who Gave Up Bacon for Lent

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I lived within walking distance of a Wienerschnitzel for the first 22 years of my life, and I never went there once. I’m not going to delve deep into my psyche to figure out why, but the Occam’s Razor explanation is that my parents always bought Oscar Meyer hot dogs, and Oscar Meyer hot dogs suck, so I just figured all hot dogs suck. I’m older and more open-minded now; I eat Nathan’s all-beef natural casings and put all kinds of crazy toppings on them that would probably gross some of you out.

I now live within reasonable driving distance of a Wienerschnitzel, but I still have not experienced their hot dogs. Probably because I can make better ones at home. However, Der Wiener has come out with a couple of new dogs that have piqued my interest: the Bacon Wrapped Dog Bacon Wrapped Dog and the Bacon Wrapped Dog Street Dog. Now, I realize they’re calling a dog a dog here, but if you’re going to create a category of food such as “Bacon Wrapped Dog,” try to get a little more creative with the actual dog name. At least change up the order of words. Bacon Wrapped Dog: Dog Wrapped in Bacon. Okay, that sounds stupid, too. I give up.

Der Schnitz has very little to say about the Bacon Wrapped Dogs on its website beyond a coupon, but my source says that the Bacon Wrapped Dog is a…bacon-wrapped dog, and the Street Dog, while also wrapped in bacon, also has grilled onions, mustard, mayo, and ketchup as toppings. Mayo: interesting choice for a wiener topping.

The Bacon Wrapped Dog will cost you $1.79 and the Street Dog $1.99. Der Wien offers Original, Turkey and Big 100% Angus Beef Dogs on its regular menu; I’ll go out on a limb and say the Bacon Wrapped Dogs will also be available in these three options.

No nutritional information is available at this time.

Source: Brand Eating