High school kids get busted for raging root beer kegger!

http://www.nbc5i.com/news/15740008/detail.html

Must be boring in Wisconsin… but still I commend these kids for standing up for a cause. Apparently, their buddies were suspended from playing sports because they were drinking out of red plastic cups in a picture. So theses kids decided to throw a root beer kegger. Their little protest was to prove that not all teens drink alcohol at parties. The cops showed up and made everyone take breathalyzers. Take that, the man!

Here’s the video from youtube. Notice that most of them sound high. I’m not sure if that’s from the sugar/caffeine rush or that’s what Wisconsin kids sound like. I love their Wisconsin accented gangsta speak.

Order a keg of Virgil’s Root Beer here:
http://www.reedsgingerbrew.com/order/virgils_keg.asp

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Funny Foods: Vegetarian Swallow Balls

Vegetarian Swallow Balls

And no, I didn’t try it. Honestly.

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Arlington: Cousin Jack’s Steak Pasties coming soon?!

Ok, I want to first point out that I only knew of one definition of pasty before today. A pasty, to me, is a little adhesive patch that is used to cover nipples, for sheer clothing or often used in strip clubs. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw this banner hanging on a building in south Arlington:

Arlington TX Cousin Jacks Steak Pasties

Did they leave the ‘r’ off of pastries?! No, they wouldn’t have missed that. Is it a meat product made to cover nipples? Hmmm….

Brad Pitt Steak Pasties

No, that would be way too messy. I don’t even know what kind of glue you would have to use. It must be something else. Teach me, oh internet gods.

So apparently, pasties are also meat filled pies. Pssh, take the easy way out why don’t you. Still these things sound/look delicious!

Meat Pasty

I can’t wait to review these for you guys! No word as to when they’re opening, but when I hear something, I’ll post it up meat pie style!

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Peacock Brand Fish Flavored Pervert Snacks

Ok, so they’re not actually called Pervert chips. There’s really not much English on the bag at all. But the picture says it all:

Peacock brand Fish Snacks

I can honestly say, these are the most homo-erotic snacks I’ve ever eaten. I’m not even sure what the pictures have to do with chips. If anyone could give me a rough translation, that’d be awesome!

They taste surprisingly sweet and toasty at first, followed by a very strong fishy aftertaste. It tastes nothing like perverts. Or bi-curious teenage boys. Or so I would imagine. I’m not much of a seafood lover so I couldn’t see buying these again.

Peacock brand Fish Flavored Snacks get a 2.5 out of 5. They taste like a 2, but the bag art earns them an extra half point!

Rating= 2.5

Quoth the roommate-”They taste sweeter than I thought, just like little boys.”

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Nation Joe Day is today! On March 27, you can be a Joe too.

national joe day bazooka joe

Don’t like you’re name? Well today’s you’re day! Apparently, on March 27th anyone can change their name to Joe for one day. The great part is that this is a unisex name. It could be short for Joseph or Joanna. It’s fun for everyone! And don’t stop there, if you’re going to lie about your first name today, make up a last name too! Here are some fun Joe names, including a couple culinary ones:

  • JoJo(great if you’re a 15 pop sensation!)
  • Bazooka Joe
  • Joe Blow
  • Cuppa Joe(sounds Italian!)
  • Joe Mamm(old school!)

So get up, chew some Bazooka bubble gum, go to your favorite coffee spot, introduce yourself to the barista as Joe, order a cup of joe, and relax listening to your ipod playlist of JoJo, Joey McIntyre, and K-C and Jojo.

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netfoodie.com at Ben E. Keith Food Show -or- Journey through free sample heaven

We’ve all been sampling. On a Sunday morning(2pm), what’s better than strolling through the aisles of your local discount warehouse market or Whole Foods store and getting tiny tidbits of free food on frilly-topped toothpicks? It’s a true American pastime! But how many of you can say that you’ve been “sampled out” before. Can you say you’ve ingested so many bite sized morsels of food that you can’t take any more? We here in the netfoodie household can honestly say we did just that today.

Strike superhero pose. Cue wind machine.

Today, we went to our first food industry trade show, the Ben E. Keith Food Show at the Fort Worth Convention Center. We stumbled across this event as a tip from my Entrepreneurship prof at UT Arlington- Thanks Steve! I had no idea what to expect, so I dragged along my wife Angela and roommate James. We had a quick lunch at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and headed off to Fort Worth.

Ben E Keith Food Show Fort Worth entrance

The entrance to the Food Show. Our sincerest apologies to the worker with the wedgie. This is seriously the best picture we have. All of our pictures have varying degrees of wedgie. Great photos James!

Next year, we’ll skip the lunch. We thought that there’d be some sampling to be had. “Some” turned out to be a gross understatement. Turns out “food show” is industry jargon for “sampling smorgasbord”. There were booths upon aisles upon rows of vendors begging you to try their products. You could not wipe the smile off my face with a brillo pad when I walked into the entrance.

We start off with a couple of your average toothpick-style samples before we hit the Maple Grove Farms table. “Do you like pancakes at home?” the man asks as he hands us a gallon jug of maple syrup. No, not just to look at or as part of a sales pitch. This man just gave us 128 fluid ounces of maple syrup. That’s when we knew we were in the right place. We simultaneously unbuckled our metaphoric belts. Now all we had to do was find a free pallet of pancakes.

Samples Treasure we scored at the food show

This is not even a quarter of the free samples. The rest was stored as energy for the upcoming winter. Wait… it’s March. Crap.

More coverage of the Ben E. Keith Food Show to come. Must sleep off tummy full of samples.

 

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Lucas Skwinkles / Sopeados Review- Gummie worms and chili sauce??

Lucas Skwinkles gummie worms and chili sauceI ran across these Skwinkles at Fiesta mart for 50 cents. They were awkwardly positioned next to the dog food, so I had to make sure I was eating people food. Check! These Skwinkles are these little inch long gummy worms with a chili dipping sauce. Hungry yet?
Lucas is a candy company out of Mexico that makes all sorts of Mexican treats. They’re headed by a cool duck with sunglasses. Maybe if I eat more candy, I could be as cool as him! I mostly remember them from their Lucas Limon Salt- basically a shaker of really sour salt. And you eat it straight up as candy. What the hell was I thinking when I was a kid?! Actually, they were really popular at my school and actually garnered a news station to have them test. The results showed them to have an unhealthy acidic level for kids. Yum! Who would have thought ingesting super sour salt was bad for you?

Lucas Skwinkles gummie worms and chili sauce

Anyways, the implied directions are to take the gummie worms and dip them in the dark red chili sauce. The gummie worms look like sour “nightcrawler” worms, but feel firmer. Once you bite into them, though, they’re much softer and have a light sweet flavor. The sauce is super thick: between syrup and a paste. It looks like it’d take some planning to not make a mess before you finish the candy. It has a sour/salty/sweet flavor-in that order- with a low dry heat to it. Not spicy, but definitely chili. Together, you get the sweetness of the gummie worms and the tartness and saltiness of the chili sauce. Overall, they work well together and are super flavorful.Overall, it’s definitely flavorful and definitely different. Not something I’d eat everyday, but not bad. I give Lucas Swkinkles a 3 out of 5 awesomenesses.

Rating= 3

Roomate James says, “It tastes somewhere between putrid and sweet.”

 

 

 

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Easter fun: Dyed Easter Quail Eggs!

I thought it’d be fun to do a little twist on the traditional Easter egg dying tradition. I picked up a dozen quail eggs at Hong Kong Supermarket for $1.19. I boiled them for 5 minutes, let them cool and dunked them in a homemade Easter Egg dye mixture of 4 parts hot water, 1 part vinegar and 5 drops of food coloring. Here’s my result!

How to dye Easter quail eggs

They were more for a centerpiece than anything else, but I thought they looked awesome! They have a really earthy texture to them since quail eggs are naturally speckled. As an added bonus, I got to eat the boiled quail eggs later that night. I love boiled quail eggs with rice and a little soy sauce. Yum!

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Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos review! And where to find them!

Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos reviewHot damn! I finally found the Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos that Stephen Colbert has been raving over on the Colbert Report! I’ve been checking every store I go to and could not find a single bag! Today, I was getting stuff for our Easter BBQ and found them at Fiesta Mart in Arlington, TX. If you don’t have one nearby, you could always try to find them online: KatiesKandies has them.

Now are they worth it? Sure! I’ve had Sweet Chili chips before and haven’t liked them much. Usually they’re going for a Thai flavor and everything just ends up too dry tasting if that makes any sense. Too much heat and not enough flavor.

New Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos are surprisingly good. There’s definitely enough flavor to go around. It starts with a sweet cheesiness and gives you a little heat on the back end. It’s almost a BBQ taste. They weren’t very spicy to me, but some friends that tried them thought there was a decent amount of heat on them. They’re not my favorite Doritos flavor, but I definitely wouldn’t mind munching on them at a party or bbq. Or watching the Colbert Report. Gotta love that Colbert Bump!

Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos gets a 4 out of 5 on the awesomeness meter!

Rating= 4

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Pocky recipe- Toasted Peep and Chocolate Pocky Kabobs

Pocky and Peeps smore skewer recipeJust in time for clearance Easter candy! We had a BBQ at Lake Arlington for Easter today and lots of fun was had. Probably the cutest part of the day was these little Peep-kabobs! It’s a super simple recipe and they taste GREAT! Just take a stick of chocolate Pocky and skewer on three marshmallow Peeps. You may need to make the holes with a straw or something similar before you put them on the Pocky; I broke 2 sticks before finally getting them on. Toss them on a warm grill, just enough to melt the chocolate a little- these things are very structurally sound.

Don’t feel like getting the grill going? Toss it in the microwave for a few seconds. You could stick them in the toaster oven for a minute or two. Or run a torch over them to toast the Peeps a little. If you can manage to stick 2 Pocky sticks in there, you might even be able to manage holding them over a campfire!

Heating them up gives them a very smore-like taste! Awesomeness! Just check out Angela trying a kabob out!

Angela Eating a Pocky and Peeps kabob

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Peeps Torture- Setting on Fire

Maximum burnination! Another segment of our Peeps Torture series is done. We’ve successfully doused an innocent little peep in lighter fluid and set it ablaze! Bwahahaha!

Peep on fire:

Marshmallow Peep on fire

Aftermath pic:

Burnt peep after fire

Click below to see the video!

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Peeps Torture- hammer

Pretty simple idea: Marshmallow peep + Hammer= fun.

video:

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Peeps Recipe- Strawberry Peeps Smoothie

When brainstorming for our Easter special Peeps Torture series, I thought I’d figure out a way to torture a Peep AND make something tasty at the same time. It’s like killing two marshmallow birds with one stone! Or in this case, four spinning steel blades.

The addition of marshmallow Peeps to a strawberry smoothie give it a thicker and creamier texture. You really can taste the Peeps!

Peeps Strawberry SmoothieStrawberry Peeps Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 3 Peeps (I used yellow chicks because I’m old school)
  • 1 Peep for garnishing (optional)
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions

  1. Add, in order, Peeps, frozen strawberries, milk, sugar and vanilla to the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish glass with a Peep (optional).
  4. Serve immediately.
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Peeps Torture- pan frying a marshmallow peep

As part of our on-going Easter Peeps Torture series, we are now pan frying a marshmallow peep. If you’re going to do this at home, fair warning: there’s going to be a good bit of smoke!

aftermath(fried peep is on the bottom, duh!):

Pan fried Easter Peep

Video:

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Peeps Torture- microwaving marshmallow peeps

Welcome to the first installment of our special Easter segment, Peeps Torture! Oh, sorry. I meant Peeps Advanced Interrogation Techniques. Better? Not really, but here we go!

From now until Easter, I’m going to find new ways to maim, mutilate and macerate these cute little marshmallow chicks! I figured I first should start with the classic torture- the microwave. Surprisingly, I’ve never actually microwaved Peeps. There are pop culture references to it, but I never got around to doing it. That’s about to change!

Here’s the video of microwaving Peeps for 30 seconds:




Wow, that was actually more than I expected. Microwaving Peeps cause them to fluff up and grow to almost 3 times the size. After about 20 seconds, the Peep starts to deflate. The other 10 seconds was more overkill than anything else. And the coolest part? It tastes awesome! Better than “live” Peeps, these nuked Peeps taste alot like those meringue cookies. Same texture and everything!

Our lesson today- microwaving defenseless marshmallow baby chicks is delicious.

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