ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Writer Taylor

Before I delve into my introduction I would like to preface with: I am addicted to Taco Bell.

I have been an addict to the Bell for about a year now — thanks in large part to vodka on the weekends. Let’s be real. We all know that out of the $450 million* Taco Bell brings in a year, much of that come from drunk customers. Can I get an amen?

I look at this opportunity with The Impulsive Buy as my savior. Not only for allowing me another creative outlet such as writing, but also an interventional** tool to replace my high-fat, high-sodium rich diet of Taco Bell with other high-fat, high-sodium rich foods. Just trying to expand my horizons.

I’m Taylor, an Oregon native who grew up in an extremely small town that I’m sure none of you have heard of. So, I’ll save you the agony of hearing me bitch about it like I have pressed upon so many people for 25 years now. Moving on.

I moved to Portland about six years ago to enroll in a Graphic Design program where I poured my blood, sweat and tears into a portfolio I haven’t since touched. But hey, I have that really cool piece of paper that I spent 40K+ to obtain! Currently, I work for a major Grocery Corporation that has subsidiary companies all over the United States. I have become exceptionally good at stapling.

And Googling.

Life has not yet handed me anything that requires a massive amount of attention, like a husband or child (I am thankful for the absence of both of those, right now, so hold up on feeling sorry for me) so when I am not busy mastering the art of stapling 75 pages with one single swipe and click, I am usually adventuring with friends and/or my dog, Forrest, the most mellow Labrador you will ever meet. I am looking forward to spending more of my free time feeding you my two cents on whether or not a product is worth your hard earned money.

Let’s Eat!


*I am not a reputable source for Taco Bell’s profit margins.

**“Interventional” is a word that means something completely different than what I have intended it for, but it sounds better, so there.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show #40 Thunderbeast

In this episode, we discuss Mountain Dew Lemonade, stevia-sweetened Pepsi True, candy bars from Mars that won’t be available until 2015, the McFried Ice Cream Pie, junk food and fast food crossovers, and more. Links to the products we talk about are available at

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PRIZE DRAWING: Win Jack’s Ca$h Cards To Help You Win Jack’s Munchie Peel

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We’ve mentioned Jack’s Munchie Meals several times. They’re available with two tacos, halfsie fries (half regular, half seasoned curly fries), a 20 oz. drink, and your choice of either Loaded Nuggets, a Stacked Grilled Cheeseburger, a Hella-peno Burger, or Jack in the Box’s new Chick-N-Tater Melt. But now they’re also available with a side of possible winning.

Jack in the Box is giving away over $1,000,000 in food and other prizes during their Jack’s Munchie Peel Instant Win Game. You can play after 9PM by purchasing a Jack’s Munchie Meal and peel off the sticker from the iconic purple box to see if you’re an instant winner. One in four entries wins.

If you didn’t win instantly, don’t worry. Jack is giving a second chance to win the ultimate prize at a VIP experience for four in Las Vegas at the MTV Real World Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

To celebrate this late night game, the nice folks at Jack in the Box sent us Jack Ca$h Cards to give away to four lucky Impulsive Buy readers. Each winner will receive $50 worth of Jack Ca$h Cards.


To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Jack’s Munchie Peel Giveaway, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want. Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for their mailing addresses.

We will stop accepting entries on Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Good luck! And thanks to Jack in the Box for supplying the Jack’s Ca$h Cards!


The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you email from the Finance Ministry of some country. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you Golden Nugget flyers. Bribes will not be accepted. If you’re coming from a site called Online-Sweepstakes, your entries will be disqualified because this drawing for Impulsive Buy readers only. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or late night munchies.