Food reviews

Happy International Hamburger Day!

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This day has been celebrated annually on May 28 since 2011.  I couldn’t find any greeting cards to commemorate the event, but let’s be honest, no one wants a card- they want a burger!

Business Insider ranked the top 10 fast food burgers in the US and in their rankings, In-N-Out topped the list.  I don’t have one near me, but I tried them on a trip to Austin once and didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, it seemed pretty average to me, but to each his own.  However, I heartily agree with some of the other burgers listed in their top ten.

  • Five Guys– awesome burgers, flavorful and juicy (and the fries are so good!) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fuddruckers– love their burgers, very flavorful, but the buns and the topping bar really elevate these ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Wendys– good burgers, but the franchises near me have HORRIBLE customer service, so I don’t eat there often ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Whataburger- another restaurant that is not found everywhere, but lucky me, I live near several.  This is our family’s go-to fast food burger as it’s inexpensive and the burgers are consistently good.  They are flat, not really juicy, with a basic bun, but have a unique flavor that our family enjoys and Whataburger gets bonus points for having an amazing breakfast menu as well! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Looks like this would be fun for Halloween!

I couldn’t finish this post without sending a shout out to my husband, who makes incredible hamburgers at home.  My mother never seasoned food when she cooked it, so I had the opinion that home cooked burgers were blah, until I had one he made. Bryan is in no way a gourmet, but I credit him with showing me the value of seasoning food when cooking, it takes his homemade burgers to another level.  They are delicious, juicy, and much cheaper than anything we could get elsewhere. 💛💛💛💛💛

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Food Review: Chick Fil A’s Frosted Key Lime Treat

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to try Chick Fil A’s newest menu option- the Frosted Key Lime.  This not something I would normally get. If I’m splurging at Chick Fil A, it’s usually on fries or cookies.  However, the uniqueness of the flavor intrigued me enough to try it.

This treat starts as a frosted lemonade, an already well established item on Chick Fil A’s menu.  The lime flavor comes from a mixture of three types of limes and it’s colored with turmeric and spirulina.  I didn’t know what spirulina was and my stomach clenched a bit when I found out it was algae, but if algae tastes like this, I may just become a fan.

I loved how the creamy sweetness of the ice cream counteracted the tartness of the lime without obscuring it. Chick Fil A’s soft serve ice cream has a sweet vanilla flavor, better than other fast food restaurants, which really elevates all their frozen desserts.

The drink comes in two sizes and also in a “diet” version utilizing their Splenda sweetened lemonade in the base.  I tried the regular version, but next time I might try the “diet” as my husband might not be as eager to help me drink it.  Maybe I should just tell him about the algae?

I highly recommend giving this a try.  I don’t eat key lime pie so I can’t speak to the authenticity of the flavor when compared to the real thing, but it certainly was delicious.  It’s only available for a limited time and I will definitely be getting one more before it exits the menu.