NEWS: Asses Beware, Carl’s Jr. Testing A Bacon Cheeseburger With Habanero Sauce

Habanero

Despite how much my colon hates it, I do enjoy the flavor and burn of the habanero pepper. Every time a fast food joint releases a jalapeño sandwich, like BK’s recent Jalapeño & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse Burger, I think to myself, why doesn’t the habanero get any love? Well, it appears the habanero is finally getting some love.

Carl’s Jr. is currently testing a Habanero Bacon Cheeseburger that’s made up of a beef patty, two strips of bacon, a slice of Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and topped with a habanero sauce. The folks at Foodbeast gave it a try and posted a short clip of their thoughts.

I really hope the Carl’s Jr. Habanero Bacon Cheeseburger burns a lot of mouths, because the more mouths it burns, the more money it makes. And the more it sells, the more likely it’ll show up at my local Carl’s Jr. locations to burn my mouth and colon.

Source: Foodbeast

NEWS: California Pizza Kitchen’s Pizza & Appetizer Lets Your Oven Pretend It’s A CPK Wood-Burning Oven

Update: Click here for our California Pizza Kitchen Pizza & Appetizer review

During a recent grocery trip to Safeway, I spotted this box of California Pizza Kitchen’s Pizza & Appetizers in the freezer aisle. I could only find the sicilian pizza with spinach artichoke dip variety, but there could be others. If you’ve seen other varieties, let us know in the comments.

This combination is similar to the DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies and Pizza & Wyngz that came out earlier this year.

I really hope there are other varieties, because I’m not a huge fan of CPK’s sicilian pizza. But I do enjoy their Spinach Artichoke Dip, which is possibly the unhealthiest way I can become strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. Actually, I can’t think of any other appetizer CPK offers, since I always order the dip, which comes with tortilla chips and not the flatbread wedges that come with the CPK Pizza & Appetizer kit.

REVIEW: Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich

Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich

Indecisive people must HATE Jack in the Box.

If I was indecisive, I’d take one look at the vast menu board, feel completely helpless, and then weep. And if the cashier told me I could also choose something from the breakfast menu at two in the afternoon, I would fall to my knees, put my hands on top of my head while it shakes side to side, and then yell, “There’s so much to choose from, I don’t know what I want! Please help me!”

By the time I stopped yelling, Jack in the Box probably would’ve added something new to the menu since it expands faster than the waistlines of those of us who eat Jack in the Box food. Seriously, Jack in the Box is the Cheesecake Factory of fast food chains. Did you know they have funnel cake?

Anyhoo, Jack’s latest addition to the menu board that makes the indecisive pull their hair out is the Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich, which is made up of steak strips, grilled onions, cheese and Jack’s new Bourbon BBQ sauce in between two slices of grilled artisan bread.

Of course, my first thought when I heard about the Bourbon BBQ sauce was whether or not it contained alcohol. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t, but my extremely low tolerance for alcohol, plus my urge to take off pieces of clothing when alcohol is in my system would be an accurate way to find out.

After eating the entire sandwich, no article of clothing was removed, so it seems there’s no alcohol in the BBQ sauce. Although my taste buds could’ve told me that, since the BBQ sauce tasted like any run of the mill sauce. This was disappointing because I hoped it would taste more like licking a drunk than licking a designated driver.

As for the rest of the sandwich, the steak strips were surprisingly tender and there were a lot of them. The grilled onions were a nice touch and complimented the steak well. The cheese seemed to be there to only to act as a glue to make sure the steak strips and onions don’t fall out of the sandwich. The artisan bread wasn’t crispy, it was a little soggy with chewy edges. But at least it wasn’t as greasy as Jack’s other Grilled Sandwiches.

So if you’re an indecisive person staring at the Jack in the Box menu board, I want to let you know that the Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich was a good sandwich, but I expected more from the featured ingredient, the Bourbon BBQ sauce.

You know what? After rereading that last sentence, I realized it probably won’t help you come to a decision. I’m sorry. You should start weeping now.

(Nutrition Facts – 595 calories, 206 calories from fat, 23 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 80 milligrams of cholesterol, 2022 milligrams of sodium, 495 milligrams of potassium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein.)

Item: Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich
Price: $6.49 (small combo)
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Good, but could’ve been better. Steak strips were tender. Cheese keeps steak strips from falling out. Grilled onion complimented the steak. Bread wasn’t greasy.
Cons: Bourbon BBQ sauce was disappointing. Artisan bread wasn’t crispy. Cheese brings nothing to the table, flavor-wise. An indecisive person staring at a Jack in the Box menu board. The nudity that follows when alcohol is in my system.

NEWS: Jack in the Box’s New Grilled Sandwich Has What Men Crave – Bourbon, BBQ, and Steak

Update: Click here to read our Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich review

Grunt. Grunt. Grunt. Grunt.

You hear that? I’m grunting like a manly man. Don’t believe I’m a manly man, I’ve got the voluptuous chest and back hair to prove it. Because I’m a manly man, the new Jack in the Box Bourbon BBQ Steak Sandwich makes my voluptuous chest hair stand up with excitement.

The sandwich is made up of steak strips, grilled onions, cheese and Jack in the Box’s new Bourbon BBQ sauce in between two slices of grilled artisan bread. The sandwich is the fourth in Jack’s Grilled Sandwich line, joining the Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar, Deli Trio, and Grilled Breakfast Sandwich.

Jack in the Box’s Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich will be available for a limited time starting Monday, April 25th. However, it won’t be available at locations in Austin, Houston and Kansas City. So the manly men there won’t be able to have their chest hair tickled by it.

NEWS: Goldfish Sandwich Bread Totally Freaks Me Out

Why do Goldfish crackers smile?

I’ve always wondered this because their smiles freaks me out as much as clowns do.

They have no reason to smile, because I’m going to crush their fragile cracker bodies with my teeth, then let their mangled, saliva soaked bodies travel through my digestive system, and then I’m going to poop them out of my body. How can a Goldfish smile knowing that fate?

So if tiny smiling Goldfish crackers freak me out, I believe I’ll have nightmares forever if I come face to face with the new Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Sandwich Bread. Yes, bread shaped like smiling Goldfish crackers.

They’ve been available for several weeks and come in packs of eight in either white or whole wheat. The freaky crust-free bread has 120 calories, 3 gram of fiber, and 18 grams of whole grains per serving. They also don’t contain high fructose corn syrup. Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Sandwich Bread has a suggested retail price of $3.49.