Rod gives a hard-hitting editorial on fast food secret menus, including a look at Arby’s new meat mountain sandwich. Then, Hugh shares some of his favorite snack hacks – ways to fashion “adult” snacks from everyday food items without getting caught. Cheerios and butter? Why not? The episode concludes with a resounding Corn Chip vs. Corn Chip face-off. Jeff Foxworthy has a line of grit-flavored corn chips? Of course he does.
(02:03) Secret Menu items – A Divisive topic
Secret Menu Item, sēkrit ˈmenyo͞o ˈīdəm, noun, 1. a food item that is not on a restaurant menu, but legend has it that one can get it if they are bold enough to ask for it. 2. an amalgamation of restaurant food ingredients/components found in regular menu offerings, instead prepared or combined in manner not offered by the standard menu.
(16:12) Snack Hacks
Hugh gives listeners ideas on how to create unconventional, unhealthy quasi-tasty snacks from random or stock ingredients from the kitchen, because nowadays, with kids around, the good stuff doesn’t get on the grocery list anymore.
Snack Hack #1 – Get Lemons. Make Lemonade – If soda and sugary drinks are forbidden in your home, you may be forced to get creative. It’s not that hard. Add lemons (or lemon juice) to the grocery list under the premise that you want some to drink refreshing low calorie lemon water. Of course, when you make that lemon water, add a bit of sugar, then a bit more. Aaaand maybe a bit more sugar. BAM! Sweet, sweet lemonade!
Snack Hack #2 – Poor Man’s Party Mix (since you don’t get to buy chips anymore)
* Step 1 – take bowl of Cheerios (a cup?)
* Step 2 – take a pat of butter and place it on top of the Cheerios. Shake on some garlic salt
* Step 3 – Microwave for a while. If you’re lazy just nuke it until the butter is melted. If you want better butter coverage, stop every 15 seconds to stir it up.
* Step 4 – Stir it up.
(23:20) Corn Chip Vs. Corn Chip
Jeff Foxworthy’s Southern Creations Original Grit Chips – Small challenger brand with “big” celebrity endorsement
- Pro: Fantastic marketing copy on the bag
- Con: No unique “grit” flavor (it’s a standard corn chip)
Doritos Dynamite – Corporate brand that co-opted tube shape from Mexican brand “Sabritas”
- Pro: Innovative and effective tightly rolled tube shape
- Con: Limited flavors options (only spicy)
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