Taste Test Thursday

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The morning show team is putting their reputation on the line to give you the definitive rankings on a variety of foods. OK, mostly junk foods, but we are open to suggestions. If you’ve ever wanted the best of the best – well we’re here to help make that decision a no-brainer, but trying a little bit of everything and sparing you from getting a dud. Because we’re generous like that.

JULY 39 – SNOBALLS! (In ascending order)

Spearmint [3.5] *The worst flavor BY FAR! What is wrong with you people?

Chocolate [4]

Nectar [4.5]

Nectar Cream [5]

Tutti Fruiti [5]

Strawberry [5.5]

Grape [6]

Coconut [6]

Wedding Cake [6.5]

Pina Colada [7]

Blue Razberry [7.5]

Green Apple [8] * The SURPRISE BIG WINNER!

 

JULY 23 – ZAPP’S POTATO CHIPS

  1. Cajun Dill: 10 10 | 10
  2. Sweet Creole Onion: 8 10 (FUNIONS!) | 9
  3. Spicy Cajun Crawtator: 8 9 | 8.5
  4. TIE
    1. Salt & Vinegar: 8 7 | 7.5
    2. Sizzling Steak: 7 8 (Tastes like grilling in the backyard!) | 7.5
    3. VooDoo: 7 8 | 7.5
  5. Regular: 7 7 | 7
  6. Mesquite BBQ: 6 | (The only flavor with Gluten… sorry JoJo)
  7.  TIE
    1. Sweet Potato: 7 4 | 5.5 (Made with Sweet Potato – tastes like a crunchy Sweet Potato Fry/JoJo – eats a lot of gluten free sweet potato products and was not super impressed)
    2. Hotter ‘N Hot Jalepeno: 6 5 | 5.5 (Hot and peanuty, but not really jalepeno-y)

 

JULY 16 – JELLY BELLY JELLY BEANS
1. TIE
– Cotton Candy [9.5] – Toasted Marshmallow [9.5]

2. TIE
– Sizzlin’ Cinnamon [9] – Dr. Pepper  [9]

3. Pomegranate [8.5]

4. Very Cherry [8]

5. A&W Cream Soda [7.5]

6. Bubblegum [7]

7. Green Apple [6.5]

8. TIE
– French Vanilla [6] – Sunkist Tangerine [6] – Red Apple [6]

9. Lemon Lime [5.5]

10. TIE
– Peach [5]  Pina Colada [5] – Licorice [5]

11. TIE
– Coconut [4.5] – Strawberry Cheesecake [4.5]

12.Watermelon [4]

13. TIE
– Blueberry [3.5] – A&W Root Beer [3.5]

14. Chocolate Pudding [3]

15. Tuti Fruti [2.5]

16. Cappuccino [2]

17. TIE
– Buttered Popcorn  [1.5] – Juicy Pear (It tastes EXACTLY like canned pears) [1.5] – Sunkist Lemon [1.5] – Orange Sherbert (Tastes like medicine) [1.5]

18. TIE
– Caramel Corn (1)
– Top Banana (1)This was hands down – the absolute worst.

 

JULY 1 – CREOLE CREAMERY ICE CREAM
1. Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake (9.6) – Amazing from the first taste.

2. Peanut Butter Fudge Pie (9)

3. A Chockwork Orange (8.6) – JoJo’s favorite!

4. Salted Caramel (8.3) – Josh says it tastes like a “Christmas Cookie.”

5. TIE (7.6)
– Salty Smoky Chocolate Almond
– Thai Basil Coconut – Refreshing!
– Cotton Candy – Surprising. Tasted like a circus.

6. TIE (7.3)
– Blueberry Pie – With bits of cinnamon pie crust
– Chocolate Malt Chip

10. TIE (6.3)
– Cafe Au Lait – Strong coffee flavor. (JoJo sabotaged this one.)
– Earl Grey – Josh says “I’d like a milkshake of that.”
– I Scream Fudge

11. TIE (6)
– Mexican Hot Chocolate – Josh loved this one.
– Lavender Honey – Julie’s favorite! But Josh thought it was bland.
– Cookie Monster – Classic Cookies & Creme
– Creole Cream Cheese

12. Red Velvet Cake (5.3)

13. TIE (4.6)
– Hibiscus Sweet Cranberry – mild, not so sweet
– Chef’s Perfect Chocolate

14. Roasted Pistachio (4.3) – Josh says it tastes like milk & nuts.

15. Golden Summer Fig (3.3) – Way too figgy.

16. Mango Unchained (2.3) – Overwhelming after bite.


JUNE 25 – SWEET TEA (Local Fast Food)

1. Popeyes – Super Sweet. Good. (8)

2. Cane’s – Sweet, but not very strong. (7.5)

3. McDonald’s – Not sweet and not strong. (7)

4. TIE!
Burger King – Very sweet, with a hint of lemon. Got better as we drank it. (5)
Rally’s – Sweet. “Soda Fountain Brisk” – Josh. (5)

5. Wendy’s – Weak with a hint of lemon. But came in a fancy clear cup. (4.5)

* There wasn’t a nearby Chick Fil-A, but let’s face it – they are a Perfect 10.


JUNE 18 – FRIES

1.  TIE!
Rally’s – So hot! Crunchy. (9)
Popeye’s – Very flavorful, crispy. (9)

2. TIE!
McDonald’s – Hot and salty, but not crispy enough. (7.5)
Cane’s – Which was surprising. The saltiness really added to them. Hot. (7.5)

3. Wendy’s – Hot. Salty. Thick fries. (7)

4. Burger King – Thick, but crispy. No potato flavor. Needed much salt. (6.5)

* We stuck to available, stick fries. We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to the awesome waffle fries at Chick Fil-A, curly fries from Arby’s and one of Josh’s personal favorites – Five Guys (which was not convenient to get to).

 

JUNE 11 – HOT POCKET
1. Pepperoni Pizza – 9 (It tasted just like pepperoni pizza. “That’s just good.” – Josh.)

2. TIE!
Bacon Cheddar Cheese Melt – 8 (The pretzel crust set this one apart. It was the best crust overall.)
Meatballs & Mozzarella – 8 (This is Julie’s favorite. “I really liked this one, because it tasted just like my favorite Hamburger Helper – Cheesy Italian Shells.”)

3. Philly Steak & Cheese – 7.5 (“I’ve never had a real Philly Cheese Steak, but Josh said it didn’t taste like one. However it did taste good.” – Julie)

4. Four Meat & Four Cheese Pizza – 6 (This one might be unfairly judged. The first bite was cold. And we just couldn’t get over that.)

5. Cheddar Cheeseburger – 5 (Tasted like a cheeseburger, complete with pickle. But not in a good way.)

6. Chicken Broccoli Cheddar – 3.5 (Which is the lowest score yet on Taste Test Thursday. Very bland. The croissant crust was the only redeeming quality.)

 

JUNE 4 – FROZEN YOGURT

1 . TIE!

Death by Chocolate (9)
Almond (9)

2. Pomegranate (8)

3. Chocolate Hazelnut (7)

4. Honey Graham Cracker (6.5)

5. TIE! (Four Ways!)

Coffee (6)
Vanilla (6)
Birthday cake (6)
Tart (6)

 

MAY 28 – OREOS

1. Chocolate: 9.5

2. Smores: 8

3. TIE!

Mint: 7.5
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 7.5

4. Cookie Dough: 6.5

5. Birthday Cake: 5.5

 

MAY 21 – POP TARTS

1. TIE!

Peanut Butter
Cinnamon Roll

2. TIE!

Chocolate Chip
Strawberry

3. TIE!

Wildlicious Wild Cherry
Chocolate Peanut Butter

4. Chocolatey Strawberry