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My Forking Thoughts on Hershey’s NY Cherry Cheesecake Bar

 

Hershey’s is one of the largest manufacturers of chocolate in North America. They’ve been manufacturing affordable chocolate since 1894. People of a certain age might remember the jingle from TV commercials that went……”Hershey’s the Great American Chocolate Bar”……..Until now I haven’t come across much in the way of unusual or weird flavored food in the Hershey’s Brand until now. Here is Flavor of New York Cherry Cheesecake bar embedded with crispy cookies. New York is famous for many foods but one of the New York Specialties is considered to be Cheesecake.

I open up the bar.

It doesn’t smell appetizing.

It smells like a combination of cough syrup laced with something I remember from my childhood……..my Mom’s cedar Closet with moth balls. (I don’t think people have cedar closets or use moth balls anymore)

It also doesn’t look appetizing.

Looks like a skin disease …….. maybe… chicken pox.

I bravely taste a pip.

It’s very sweet like canned frosting.

It doesn’t taste natural at all… It really doesn’t taste like any kind of food.

It taste like how it smells……Very Sweet…..main flavor is cough syrup…..laced with cedar closet moth balls.

feeling something gritty…..

Yuk…the lumps taste like crumbs of cough syrup.

My mouth feels very greasy now.

YUK! THIS IS FORKING AWFUL!

I don’t think any person in the whole wide world can enjoy this…….

Poor Milton Hershey would be turning in his grave if he could taste this bar with his name on it.

I have no understanding of how such an awful tasting product could have been manufactured.

NOT WORTH A FORK!

NOT WORTH A FORK!

My Forking Thoughts on the Hershey’s NY Cherry Cheesecake Bar.

Your taste and experience may or may not differ……(but I FORKING doubt it)

The Forking Truth

NEW Different WEIRD and Special Edition Foods out there August 2017

 

There is ALWAYS something new, different, weird or special edition out there in the world of food. I never know what I’ll see when I go to a store and here are just a few of the things I saw recently. Here are Lay’s BLT “limited” potato chips. They are suppose to taste like a bacon , lettuce and tomato sandwich. How does that sound to you?

Lay’s also has out “limited”Lime and Sea Salt Flavored Potato Chips. I like lime but potato chips???? Don’t know?????

Lay’s “limited” 40% less fat sweet chili and sour cream. They had me at 40% less fat and sweet chili…….but lost me at sour cream….and really lost me with sweet chili and sour cream together.

To my surprise Tostitos Corn Chips also offers “limited chips” Here are Sopapilla Cinnamon and Sugar Corn Chips. Who knew that these were out there?

Italian Herb Ritz Crackers. Now these could be a good appetizer. A little Cheese, a slice of tomato and a basil leaf. It will be a little crunchy pizza.

Pop Chips are potato based snacks that are slightly healthier being low fat and not fried. These are the Crazy Hot Flavor. I purchased this bag and it wasn’t crazy hot…….My bag was CRAZY TART, Forking SOUR and Acidic. I think I Forking got a defective bag.

Speaking of defective……If there is something out there that is defective somehow I seem to find it.

Landies Milk Chocolate Pretzel Bites with peanut butter drizzle. These Pretzels look like they taste amazing……….but they don’t taste the way they look…..Oddly they taste like fruit…..sort of like artificial cherry…..maybe with a touch of mint in the drizzle….I ate the drizzle and the coating over the pretzel separately to figure it out. I contacted this company on the web with the lot number inquiring about these pretzel bites but nobody felt the need to contact me back….

Fork Them!

I was excited when I saw Krispy Kreme Glazed something that looked like chocolate bar….Thinking about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Chocolate…..BUT WTFork……THESE ARE COFFEE…..oh well not for me.

It seems Americans can’t go on without new flavors of Oreos. Here is Jelly Donut. This one sparked my interest but I didn’t purchase them……. just like I don’t purchase any Oreo for me since I don’t like that cheap store bought cookie taste. But I am interested….too bad I’ll never Forking find out how these cookies taste

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Here is something New and Unique. Bake in your oven Pillsbury Smores Rolls with Marshmallow Cream…. I don’t know why but I think Klingons eat them…?

Macadamia Milk…who knew!

Coldstone Creamy is a popular American Chain of Ice cream Parlors. How the Fork can you bottle a milk shake without it being melted…..?

Tampico is a popular Mexican Hot Sauce. Who knew they make beverages too?

Sunny D is a popular breakfast drink or a sort of artificial substitute for orange juice. Now they make substitute orange and strawberry flavored gushing candies………..

Fruit flavored Gumies that look like bandages.

Key Lime Pie FILLED? Twizzlers candy. Sound fun and tasty.Might be good?

Sriracha Diced Tomatoes and Red Chilies…OH MY!

Whataburger is an American Fast Food Burger Place that I have never been too. They are selling their own Ketchup now at the grocery store.

Three kinds of Apricots who knew?

I thought this was mighty weird. Something called Cocktail Caviar. It’s Blueberry and Wildflower infused beads in vodka. I guess you use a little and garnish a fancy dessert with the “Caviar” maybe it’s fun to decorate a cannoli with this “caviar?” Or maybe you just want to eat it like a Forking Tub of ice cream?  I thought it was weird and it reminded me of something you might remember from ten years back.

Photo via Pinterest

Remember orbitz? I tried to drink this once because it looks really cool but I can’t stomach it. FORKING TRUTH! I couldn’t get one sip down. It just turned my stomach.

AS THE STOMACH TURNS…………….

The most different thing I came across at the Asian and International Market is a WTFork…

Sourleaf…Trust me you don’t want to try this one unless you have a hankering for something that is foul tasting, a mild narcotic, dulls pain and makes pink foam in your mouth and possibly turns your teeth to a color of blood red…….Sourleaf….it’s not for everyone.

Well that was the NEW, DIFFERENT, WEIRD and Special Edition for August 2017. I don’t know WTFork I’ll come across next month.

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My Forking Thoughts on Lay’s Everything Bagel Potato Chips

 

The Lay’s Million Dollar finalist winning flavors for the  “Do Us a Flavor” Contest varieties are now out in stores for us to try!  I was pretty excited to try out the Everything Bagel and Cream Cheese Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from Lay’s. Everything Bagels are so bold with flavors. Those bagels are crusted with onions, garlic, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. All them flavors really wake you up and I thought that this would be a very easy flavor to pull off.

I start by opening the bag and take a whiff.

It smells like something fried.

It smells a little bit like fried onion rings.

I smell a slight sourness……

I pour some chips on to a paper towel.

I notice that the chips are very small and came from tiny potatoes. Many of the chips are folded and some are sprinkled with poppy seeds.

These chips are greasy. My paper towel is getting oily.

They are very crunchy with some potato flavor.

They do have some sort of flavor that’s similar to buttermilk with a hint of onion.

Almost ranch………..Almost Onion Dip……….some sort of cheese flavor?

Some chips are almost flavorless and some have stronger flavors.

I don’t get any sesame seeds….I don’t get that burnt onion taste…I don’t get the pops of garlic either.

Some of the chips taste almost a weird buttery flavor with poppy seeds…like a poppy seed crunch with a slightly tangy buttery dip-like like product.

Not so good………Not horrible…….disappointing!

1/2 a Fork…………

Crispy Taco and Fried Green Tomato are also out for a limited time.

Give them a try if your up for it!

Your experience may or may not differ.

The Forking Truth

NEW DifFERent Weird and Special Edition Foods out there July 2017

 

There is ALWAYS something New, Weird, Different or Special Edition out there in the world of foods. I never know what I’ll see when I go to a store. Here are some of the foods I’ve seen recently. Here is FORKING Cookie Dough in a Forking jar. I know most people enjoy eating raw cookie dough but this is nuts…….cookie dough is not food to me…Cookies are food…(sort of)…..How the fork would you feel about pizza dough in a jar……

Pre – portioned Cookie Dough for people who are nuts about cookie dough………..note package reads nut free….

Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars seem strange to me and makes me crave an actual cinnamon bun.

Now here are Cinnabon Buns that you can bake at home in your own oven…….Confusing to me because it reads on the package Pillsbury….Um Pillsbury doesn’t make Cinnabon Brand……..or…..do they?

Here’s another odd one. Cake Batter Cookies. Aren’t cookies made from cookie batter? Not cake batter??????

The weird doesn’t stop. Who the FORK would dream up Wedding Cake Gum?

Blood Orange and Coconut Lime Velamints. I don’t know about blood orange mint? Coconut lime mint might taste sort of Asian?

Bacon Buttermilk Pancake English Muffins????? Pancake/Muffin..?????? I don’t know????? Would  you still put bacon on it???? Or would that be oink kill?

Imitation Abalone in a can….Who the Fork knew this existed.

Pollock Burgers! I never came across a Pollock Burger Before! Pollock is an extra light almost tasteless fish that is very inexpensive. I would expect that these burgers might have little flavor of any kind and should be the lightest protein you ever had. I guess you can flavor them anyway you desire.

Famous American Candy Flavored Hot Cocoa…Um…Junior Mint might be good but Tootsie Roll doesn’t even taste like Chocolate…WTFork

It’s possible I might have had Kellogg’s Smorz Cereal here before but I blocked this one out….

Triscuit Crackers in new Fig and Honey and Ginger and Lemongrass Flavors….???

Good Thins Beet, Balsamic Vinegar & Sea Salt and also Wheat with Ancient Grains. Umm sounds tasty.

Bacon Habanero Pretzel Crisps…?

Cracker Barrel Brand Cheese….Macaroni and Cheese Dinners..?

Duncan Hines Microwave Cup Sized Cakes…….Mix that you prepare in your microwave..?

Hope Brand Thai Coconut Curry Hummus is pretty FORKING Different and possibly WEIRD! …..I hope it taste good…..

Who the Fork would ever think I’d come across Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Croutons….What salad dressing do I Forking use with these croutons????

Here’s Seafood Mushrooms….I purchased these. They actually smell and taste like sweet seafood. I actually like them very much!

That was the New, Weird, Different and Special Edition items out there for July 2017. I don’t know WTFork I’ll come across next month.

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From India Lay’s American Style Cream and Onion Potato Chips

 

Came across Lay’s American Style Cream and Onion Potato Chips from India at the Asiana Market so I thought I’d give them a try. I do note that the bag is impossible to open unlike American Lay’s and you will need shears.

The bag is a buddy pack but I don’t know why?….

There are very few chips in the bag so I hope your buddy isn’t hungry.

according to the bag it’s only one serving.

One of the ingredients is edible vegetable oil……I would expect the vegetable oil to be edible….WTFORK wants to consume INEDIBLE VEGETABLE OIL??????

I open it up and it looks like this.

I start by taking a whiff….It smells sort of like cheese puffs.

The chips are very small and they have ridges and green specs.

The chips taste very naturally oniony and have a slight tangy cream finish and dissolve rapidly in your mouth unlike American Lay’s. The chips sort of remind me of packaged instant mashed potatoes with lots of onion and a tiny smear of sour cream.

I like the flavor and  despite the instant potato thingy overall the chips have a natural flavor.

The American Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chip Bag looks like this.

The American Ingredients do differ and appear to contain much more calories. I note that I didn’t check the serving size so I don’t know if that differs. American Bag is 240 calories per serving and the Lay’s Chips from India are only 150 calories.

Unlike the Indian Lay’s the American Lay’s Chips seem like slices of potato and not formed chips.

If you come across the Indian Lay’s American Style Cream and Onion Potato Chips give them a try and see what you think.

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Forking Worst Chip I’ve Tried…Crazy Awful

 

I found these Pop Chips potato chips in Crazy Hot Flavor.  I like chips sometimes and I like crazy hot so I thought I might like these chips. These Chips are lower in calories than most chips. low fat and contain fiber. They aren’t fried and are made with healthier oils. I don’t think they actually contain any chili because I didn’t notice any chili listed in the ingredients.

I open the bag and they smell tasty. They smell just like cayenne pepper and maybe something sort of cheesy like cheese curls.

I go to taste one.

OUCH! IT FORKING HURTS!

It’s like someone poured extra tart acidic lemon juice in my mouth.

It’s tart…..It’s tangy and it’s sour.

I do get a lingering cayenne pepper taste and the chips are powdery weird.

Doesn’t seem spicy…just is awful.

I can’t finish one chip.

They are in the trash now because even my husband can’t eat them.

I note I might have purchased a defective bag of Pop Chips because I can’t imagine any company would make a chip that taste like this.

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My Forking Thoughts on Limited Edition Strawberry Nut M&M’s

 

I came across these Limited Edition Strawberry Nut M&M’s at Walgreens Drug Store so I picked them up. They came in a share size package that weighs 3.27 oz or two (or more) servings.

The first thing I do is open the pack and take a whiff. It smells delicious! Just like chocolate covered strawberries.

Then I take some M&M’s out. They come in colors of Pink Eraser, Blood and VW Green. They are irregular in assorted shapes and some have a a bonus extra nut in them.

I go to taste one. It’s different than the normal candy shell. It taste flavored like a sweet tart. It’s a slightly tart but sweet fake strawberry flavor. After the shell is melted off I think it’s a regular chocolate covered peanut. When you just eat them you get a slightly different experience. The fake slightly tart strawberry flavor is more subtle but you get hit with more fake aftertaste.

I’m not a fan of the sweet tart taste so I’m not a fan of these M&M’s.

Your Opinion May Differ.

The Forking Truth

My Forking Thoughts on New Caramel M&M’s Candy

 

There is a new flavor of M&M’s out there and it’s Caramel.  I’ve found the package in the share size that is 2 or more servings.

I start by opening the package and taking a whiff. It smells just like a typical chocolate candy bar that contains caramel.

I open the bag and I see that the M&M’s are irregular in shape and size. They come in the normal M&M’s colors of Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, Green and Blue.

I bit into one M&M. It’s very chewy. The M&M has lots of chewy caramel in it.

The Caramel taste similar to the caramel in Twix Candy Bars but I don’t recall that caramel this chewy.

It’s a good taste but a little too chewy for me.

New Caramel M&M’s…not bad! Taste good but too chewy for me but worth a Fork if you like very chewy caramel.

The Forking Truth is that your opinion may differ.

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Kettle Brand Korean Barbeque Potato Chips are Worth a Fork

 

When I see a fun flavor of Potato Chips sometimes I feel I have to try them to see if they meet my expectations. I saw these Korean Barbecue (spelled Barbeque) Chips. It seemed like a flavor I had to try.

I start by opening the bag and I get a whiff of soy sauce.

The chips are on the small side but have more texture than most other chips with bubbles fried in the surface of the chips and seasoning is visible.

I taste one.

I get lots of flavors.

I get sweet, soy sauce, garlic, onion, maybe sesame? something a little spicy…but not too spicy, some sort of Asian Vinegar kind of taste and a ginger finish.

These chips are very addictive and it’s hard to stop eating them.

These Kettle Brand Korean Barbeque Chips are delicious and are Worth a Fork! (Unless it’s preferable to purchase chips that don’t taste good so you eat less)

Worth a Fork!

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My Forking Thoughts on Lay’s Garden Tomato and Asiago Potato Chips

 

I saw the new Lay’s Kettle Cooked Garden Tomato and Asiago Flavored Chips and thought the flavor seems appealing so I thought I’d give these a try.

I do note that these new edition potato chips run much more expensive than a regular large bag of Lay’s Potato Chips. This is a smaller bag and it cost $4.29 (8 1/2 oz) and a regular bag of Lay’s cost around $3.50 for 14 3/4  ounces.

I open the bag and it does smell like Italian Cheese possibly of an Asiago Variety.

I notice the chips seem to be on the smaller side and not all but most of them are folded and the chips are flecked with what looks like seasoning.

I taste one chip. It has a very sharp crisp crunch and does have some potato flavor. The dominate flavor I taste is sort of buttery asiago cheese followed by a little Italian Seasoning. It sort of taste like a frozen pizza.

I eat more and I sort of forget about the Italian Seasoning and I get more sort of buttery asiago kind of taste.

I hardly get any fresh tomato taste…it sort of blurs with the Italian seasoning.

My rating due to my taste….

1/2 a Fork….OK at best…and not the worst.

I have to give Lay’s credit for improving the taste of a Kettle Chip. Other Kettle Chips I’ve taste usually lack potato flavor and these Kettle Chips actually contain potato flavor. For me the asiago taste is believable but I’m not sure why they made it buttery.

I would be more excited about the chips if the Garden Tomato taste was more part of the equation to this flavor formula.

You taste and opinion may differ from mine.

The Forking Truth