Dear Impulsive Buy readers,
I never thought this would happen to me….
My nameâ€™s Marisa and Iâ€™m humbled to be invited to join the team of writers here. Iâ€™m East Coast born, West Coast raised and will swear up and down that I donâ€™t have any sort of an accent. The city of Tacoma is where I currently reside, a city made minimally famous by Almond Roca candy, a Steve Miller song, and named the “most sexually healthy cityâ€ by Self Magazine. Trust me, itâ€™s a tough reputation to live up to.
I would bet dollars to donuts (sweet, delicious donuts) that Iâ€™m the typical example of the online food reviewer: slightly overweight build, hunched back from hours in front of a computer, and an ungodly knowledge of the all the flavors of Pop-Tarts that have debuted over the years. Iâ€™ve been rambling about all sorts of junk food for years now, so itâ€™s great that I can legitimately put it on a resume now. I always get a thrill from purchasing â€œLimited Time Only!â€ foods (note Exhibit A: The stack of Birthday Cake Oreos piling up in my kitchen) and quickly discontinued foods that disappear faster than endangered species. I still mourn the loss of Sprite Remix & Surge on a semi-regular basis.
When Iâ€™m not working for my state government forty hours a week helping to increase student loan debt, I post food musings on my own site Clearance Cuisine, whose biggest fan and ardent supporter happens to be my mom. By the way Mom, if youâ€™re currently reading, this is what the Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Arts, Media & Culture got me. Nevertheless, Iâ€™m ecstatic to try loads of products in my spare time and have a captive audience to my thoughts. By eating junk food for a living, I consider it less â€œkilling myselfâ€ than I do â€œtaking one for the teamâ€.
If you were wondering, my favorite go-to fast food meal is three McDoubles with no bun and no ketchup. Iâ€™m watching my carbs, okay?