PRIZE DRAWING: Because I Want To Put A T-Shirt On Your Back

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I got the t-shirt (size large) pictured above for free from the folks at Carl’s Jr. I’ve had it in my possesion for six or seven months, but I’ve never worn it. It’s been sitting the cardboard box it came in because I forgot about it. During the time it’s been in the box, the Green Hornet movie was released in theaters and on DVD.

I thought about using the t-shirt as a rag. I thought about donating it to Goodwill. I thought about using it to cover my bare chest. But I decided that this t-shirt should cover the chest of an Impulsive Buy reader or be used as a rag by an Impulsive Buy reader. So it’s time to have another quick prize drawing and I’m going to call it:

The Impulsive Buy’s T-Shirt/Rag Promoting A Movie That Came Out Almost Six Months Ago Prize Drawing

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To enter The Impulsive Buy’s T-Shirt/Rag Promoting A Movie That Came Out Almost Six Months Ago Prize Drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. Say whatever you like.

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the winner for their mailing address. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Friday, June 24, 2011 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s open to everyone who’s 18 years old or older.

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I read @theimpulsivebuy and all I can win is this lousy t-shirt. http://bit.ly/iXShkT

Only one tweet per Twitter account. Please follow @theimpulsivebuy on Twitter so that if the winner is picked via tweets, I’ll be able to contact the winner.

Good luck!

Fine Print: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails for free Viagra in Spanish. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you my depleted AA batteries. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or the t-shirt not fitting properly.

NEWS: Get Ready To Show Fake Enthusiasm When Color Changing Jello Blows Your Kid’s Mind

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When I was a kid, it was awesome whenever I flicked a Bic disposable lighter and got a flame to appear. I would wave a finger multiple times through the orange flame to feel the warmth and pain it provided. When I got bored with that, I’d light newspapers in a Weber grill, waving my hand multiple times through the flames. When I tired of that, I’d set fire to a cardboard box and dance around it as if it were an offering to the Chinese god of fire, Zhu Rong. Today, however, those simple actions no longer excite me.

I bring up my past pyromania because Jell-O’s new Mixchief line of color changing pudding and gelatin may seem cool to children now, but in the future they’ll look back and realize how lame it was, much like how I think pouring lighter fluid on a newspaper fire is lame now. The line comes in two varieties Jell-O Mixchief Color Changing Vanilla Pudding and Jell-O Mixchief Color Changing Grape Gelatin.

The color changing happens while stirring the powdered mixes with the instructed liquid. The vanilla pudding turns green and the grape gelatin turns red. How boring is that? Wouldn’t it have been better if the two changed colors while stored in the refrigerator to set? It goes in one color and it comes out a different color. The way it is now, it’s as impressive as watching the water turn blue after dropping a 2000 Flushes in your toilet’s tank and then flushing.

Along with the color changing desserts, Jello-O also released Mixchief Make Your Own…Add Soda Gelatin, which is just unflavored gelatin that calls for 12 ounces of your desired soda instead of water. Yup, you can make Pepsi or Coke flavored gelatin. Or if you can get your hands on the Limited Edition Mountain Dew Pitch Black, you can make Jell-O that tastes like that.

REVIEW: McDonald’s Cheddar Onion McChicken Sandwich

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McDonald’s has been coming on pretty strong lately.

I swear, it seems like every week, they’ve got something new on the menu. Despite whatever reservations you have about spending your hard-earned cash on food that could make you die faster if consumed in excess, one must admit that McDonald’s has pulled out all the stops to keep you coming back for more, and it seems to be working. McDonald’s knows you want to leave them, but they refuse to let you go.

It’s like at any moment, they’ll show up in their vintage convertible outside your school, beat down your best friend in a fit of jealous rage, then prison-tattoo your name on their chest right above the words “4-EVA.” But don’t get me wrong, I approve of their efforts so far — most have been radical and delicious. It’s true that after a very long time of not setting foot inside a McDonald’s, I too have been lured back by the promise of novelty and exciting new flavor sensations. Among them is the Cheddar Onion McChicken.

Sorry, Cheddar, but after sampling this new item, I can confidently say that Onion deserves top-billing, for it’s clearly the star of the show. The Cheddar Onion McChicken is very similar to the other new chicken sandwich (Jalapeno Cheddar McChicken) since it’s constructed with white cheddar cheese, lettuce, and a (subtly) spicy chicken patty, but it’s an entirely different flavor experience. The combination of caramelized onions with the white cheddar slice creates a slightly creamy texture that, thankfully, isn’t slimy. The breaded chicken patty has a wonderful crunch that complements the smoothness of the cheese and onions. Now, I’m a fan of grilled onions, so the fact that the first bite of my sandwich was bursting with onion flavor was a good thing.

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The only drawback is the bland white cheddar. They had already slapped that white cheddar on the Jalapeno Cheddar McChicken, and it didn’t add anything to the overall experience except gooeyness. On the Cheddar Onion McChicken, the cheese seems smoother, but it still doesn’t add much in the way of flavor.

At first, the idea of pairing a breaded chicken breast with onions and cheese didn’t seem all that exciting to me, but this sandwich was pretty bomb. McDonald’s has figured out how to keep you locked in their strong embrace even when you know they’re dangerous.

The franchise has made a bold (for them) move by trying out these jazzed-up yet affordable chicken sandwiches, and I think they did well with the Cheddar Onion McChicken. On the pleasure scale, it’s no sexy rollercoaster ride, but it’s better than finding your dog’s severed head. Maybe we have nothing to fear after all.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 sandwich – 370 calories, 140 calories from fat, 16 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1050 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 17 grams of protein.)

Item: McDonald’s Cheddar Onion McChicken sandwich
Price: $1.49
Size: N/A
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Carmelized onions are the bomb. Mid-90’s teen thrillers starring Mark Wahlberg. Chicken patty is delightfully crispy on the outside. Sexy roller coaster rides. Costs a buck forty-nine.
Cons: Available in limited markets. Severed heads. As usual, white cheddar cheese doesn’t add much in the way of flavor. Prison tattoos immortalizing your L.O.V.E.

WEEK IN REVIEWS – 6/18/2011

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

Looks like someone might get sued. I have no problem with it, unless drinking it increases Facebook friend requests from those people who were dicks or never talked to me in high school. (via ED Junkie)

Caffeinated ice cream? This is where caffeinated product technology has taken us? Boring. How about caffeinated laundry detergent so I can get a boost of energy every time I wear one of my thongs. (via Caffeine-A-Holic)

I think I’ve watched too many X-Files episodes to drink something called blk. water. (via Thirsty Dudes)

A Lay’s potato chip from Poland that tastes like chicken and spices excites me. I wonder if a Lay’s potato chip from the United States that tastes like barbeque sauce would excite snackers in Poland. (via Food Junk)

If I want to feel pleasure and pain from chocolate, I prefer having hot melted chocolate poured slowly on my chest and not chocolate made with the world’s hottest pepper melting on my tongue. (via Chocolate Reviews)

NEWS: Pringles Combines Dried Potato Flakes and Hot Sauce To Create A Limited Edition Flavor

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Update: Click here to read our Hot Sauce Pringles review

New Pringles flavors make me giddy.

Whenever I discover a new flavor, I pick two cans up, start shaking them like they were maracas, and do a little cha-cha. After I do my little dance, I put the two cans back on the shelf because the Pringles inside are probably in pieces thanks to my violent rhythmic shaking and then I purchase an unshaken can.

Well, it looks like I’ll be doing my Pringles can dance and horrifying unsuspecting shoppers if I can get my hands on the limited edition Pringles Original Hot Sauce. I learned about the new flavor via a review by our friends over at Review Spew.

Unlike the Tapatio-flavored chips Frito-Lay introduced a few months ago, these hot sauce flavored potato crisps aren’t attached to a brand name hot sauce. They aren’t even attached to an obscure hot sauce with a silly name, like Satan’s Blood Hot Sauce, Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally … The Slap Heard Around the World Hot Sauce, or Sphincter Shrinker Hot Sauce.

Yes, those are real hot sauce names.

A serving of Pringles Original Hot Sauce has 140 calories and 9 grams of fat, and they can be found at Walmart.

Update: According the commenter Echo710 below, the Hot Sauce Pringles come in three varieties: Original, Chipotle, and Garlic. Also, the line might be a Walmart exclusive.

Source: Review Spew