Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Unique Randomness

I decided to focus my thoughts for this week's Unique Randomness. I’ll take a closer look at my five best and worst fast food items.

Let’s start with the POSITIVES:

McDonald’s Big Mac
I just had to start out with a classic. There’s no middle ground with the Big Mac, you either love or hate it. I partake in the gluttony about twice a year.

Sonic’s Strawberry Limeade
Little known fact regarding me and Sonic...I have never eaten actual food from there…just drinks. Don’t plan on changing.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets
I'll save you the speech. I know they are vile. But I still love them. And if it wasn’t so frowned upon by society, I bet I could take down a 50 piece…just saying.

Murphy’s Deli’s Supreme Club
I probably shouldn’t technically qualify this as fast food, but there is no way this is healthy for you.

Taco Cabana’s #4
Oh yeah, sucks if you don’t live in Texas and can’t experience this. I am not the biggest fan of TC, but I am of their #4…Shredded Chicken Burrito with chips and a Diet Coke.

And now...the NEGATIVES:

Arby’s Seasoned Curly Fries
It’s been about eight years, but never again. Stopped there out of desperation (nothing else for miles). About ten minutes later I had to stop at the nearest trash can. Why? The fries smelled like a pack of construction workers after a ten-hour shift. I could barely drive with those in the car.

Anything Burger King
I hate to blanket an entire establishment. It’s been 14 years since my last visit. Overdosed on BK freshman year in college. On a side note…have you seen their new commercial? They now sell ribs. Although you may be fooled. Looks like someone took a mold of a rib and filled it with dog sh*t. At least it would smell better than Arby’s fries.

Jack in the Box’s Ultimate Cheeseburger
Just bad feelings here…got violently ill after downing one in high school. Another little known fact about me. Did you know I’d rather starve than eat anything from Jack in the Crack? It’s true.

KFC’s Family Meal
I spent my Christmas 1998 in Louisville for the big basketball game between the Cardinals and Wildcats. Only thing open was a KFC. I figured…when in Rome. Never in my life have I gotten so sick. Thought I was gonna die. Have not eaten KFC since (nor will I ever).

Pizza Hut’s Pan Pizza
This shouldn't even be legal to sell. The health ramifications must be worse than chain smoking. I gotta admit…love the taste. But after three pieces you just want to die. It’s crippling. And this was in college. I shudder to think what it would do to me now.


Alicia said...

I would add to the positives the Nachos Bell Grande at Taco Bell. It has orange stadium cheese and is totally generic but I still love it.

I got HORRIBLE food poisoning from a Jack in the Box Double Cheeseburger and I would not even drink a soda from that establishment.

Also, I could not agree with the Burger King analysis more. Why is Burger King even still open?? There is one by my house and there are NEVER any cars there!! Why? Because it sucks!!!

Totally disagree on the Pizza Hut Pan Pizza. It's delicious. It's like eating a giant loaf of buttery, toasted white bread - with cheese. mmm.

You should try KFC again. Fried Chicken tastes good. They have the best mashed potatoes and gravy.

Carrie said...

Really? McDonald's fries didn't make the list? They're the best! Especially dipped in a vanilla shake...I know, sounds terrible, but it's yummy!
And, I'd like to add my WORST fast food experience. Bit into a crispy chicken sandwich from Whataburger only to find that it was completely raw! I'm forever traumatized...

Kevin Shalin said...

Alicia...I couldn't agree with you more about orange stadium cheese. Love it. Carrie...I love me some Whatburger, but don't blame you. Biting into a raw sandwich is a deal breaker.

Thundercat Mama said...

I'm with you on the deliciousness of Sonic's Strawberry Limeade. My favorite part is sucking up the mushy strawberries through my straw. It's a little mouthful of heaven every time.

I have to disagree with you though about Burger King. I love me some Mustard Whopper! Throw in a little ketchup and pickle and you've got yourself something fantastic!

Kevin Shalin said...

I protest BK just because those King ads freak me out.