The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about other things > Talking about food

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1561  
Old 02-02-2019, 10:20 AM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 20,593
Default



Quote:
This is the current menu at Burger King in Sweden, who are trolling the shit out of McDonalds after they lost the EU trademark to "Big Mac" to the far smaller Irish burger chain "Supermac".
Reply With Quote
  #1562  
Old 02-02-2019, 10:27 AM
Torzelbaum's Avatar
Torzelbaum Torzelbaum is offline
????? LV 13 HP 292/
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Pronouns: he, him, his
Posts: 13,069
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WisteriaHysteria View Post
Only if we bring back æ first
Will that be before or after we bring back þ?
Reply With Quote
  #1563  
Old 02-03-2019, 08:38 AM
Büge's Avatar
Büge Büge is offline
Toothsome!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: TO, ON, CA
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 16,413
Default

Only if we ſucceſsfully reſtore the uſe of the long s.
(ſide note: the ſpell checker lets it paſs)
Reply With Quote
  #1564  
Old 02-05-2019, 02:54 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 20,593
Default

You have this many minutes to consume McDonald's French fries before they're inedible

Quote:
Robert Frost got it, man. He understood how fleeting life’s pleasures—nay, life itself—can be.

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf’s a flower
But only so an hour


That dude knew things. That little nugget comes from a poem called “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which dwells on the impermanence of transcendent beauty in eight short lines, arriving at last at the line which serves as its title. Boom goes the dynamite: Nothing gold can stay. Nothing. You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir. Frost was writing about nature, and death, and the brutal reality of existence. He was not writing about the bliss and diminishing returns of a just-made batch of McDonald’s finest French-fried potatoes…. Or was he?!*

As Takeout editor-in-chief Kevin Pang wrote about our the top-ranked item on our list of America’s greatest fast foods, “When you see your order travel from fryalator to hot tray to cardboard sleeve to paper bag in one almost-continuous motion, you have witnessed the platonic ideal of fries-dom.” Yet experience tells us that the window for that platonic ideal is a small one. Those first few fries are perfection (nearly always). But sometime between those exquisite bites and the moment the mostly-empty bag hits the trash can/passenger seat floor, those returns sharply diminish this. They’re great, then they’re good, then they’re mostly edible, then they’re cast aside.

So: What is the half-life of a McDonald’s French fry? When does it expire? What are the precise stages of that diminution in deliciousness? At what point does solid gold become fool’s gold? We at The Takeout were determined to find out.

* He probably was not. Frost died after both the founding and franchising of McDonald’s, so it’s not not what he meant.
Reply With Quote
  #1565  
Old 02-06-2019, 12:15 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 20,593
Default

Pun-filled sign battle rages between Indiana Taco Bell, Popeyes

Quote:
Like all epic rivalries, it began with a chicken costume. A relatively new Popeyes location in Scottsburg, Indiana, recently tried to drum up business by placing a person in a chicken costume outside its location. That didn’t sit well with a neighboring Taco Bell, which perceived the chicken as encroaching on the fast-food turf it’s occupied for 28 years.

“We were pretty salty about it at first,” Whitnei Ward, general manager at said Taco Bell, told WAVE-3 News.

Her assistant manager, Katelyn Phillips, chimed in: “And so, we were thinking, we got beef with that chicken.”

[Editor’s note: Golf claps for the fast-food employees of Scottsburg, Indiana and their sense of humor.]
Reply With Quote
  #1566  
Old 02-06-2019, 12:25 PM
muteKi's Avatar
muteKi muteKi is offline
O tempora! O morays!
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Green chile cheeseburger capital of the world
Pronouns: they're more hobbyist nouns tbh
Posts: 14,351
Default

much better corporate propaganda than sunny delight faking depression for those social media interactions
Reply With Quote
  #1567  
Old 02-08-2019, 05:59 PM
Ixo's Avatar
Ixo Ixo is offline
Will get there eventually
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 874
Default

KFC continues to bring the weird promotional items.

Like scratch n Sniff Valentine's Cards for example.


Last edited by Ixo; 02-08-2019 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Spoiler Pop'd because huge image.
Reply With Quote
  #1568  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:00 PM
Torzelbaum's Avatar
Torzelbaum Torzelbaum is offline
????? LV 13 HP 292/
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Pronouns: he, him, his
Posts: 13,069
Default

But not to mine because I prefer extra-crispy.
Reply With Quote
  #1569  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:25 PM
Balrog's Avatar
Balrog Balrog is offline
Ugh
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 13,353
Default

I haven't had KFC in years but I had some chicken fingers with Nashville hot on 'em and it was outstanding.
Reply With Quote
  #1570  
Old 02-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 20,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ixo View Post
KFC continues to bring the weird promotional items.

Like scratch n Sniff Valentine's Cards for example.

Yoink!
Reply With Quote
  #1571  
Old 02-21-2019, 03:24 AM
Ixo's Avatar
Ixo Ixo is offline
Will get there eventually
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 874
Default



Quote:
The photo above was sent in by TIB reader Austin in Davis, CA, who said of the finger food, “It tastes like they literally put a whole burger in a blender and then deep fried it.”

Reply With Quote
  #1572  
Old 02-21-2019, 06:38 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is online now
Um Actually oil outlaw
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 13,825
Default

...I want to try one.
Reply With Quote
  #1573  
Old 02-21-2019, 07:23 AM
Patrick's Avatar
Patrick Patrick is online now
of the Black Falcons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Pronouns: he, him
Posts: 19,584
Default

I would take a bite out of one if someone else offered. I don't think I would pay for it.
Reply With Quote
  #1574  
Old 02-21-2019, 08:24 AM
TheSL's Avatar
TheSL TheSL is online now
World of Darkness Returns
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 23,590
Default

It's mean to make it look so much like a mozzarella cheese stick.
Reply With Quote
  #1575  
Old 02-21-2019, 04:16 PM
Büge's Avatar
Büge Büge is offline
Toothsome!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: TO, ON, CA
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 16,413
Default

But is it a sandwich?
Reply With Quote
  #1576  
Old 02-21-2019, 06:07 PM
Mightyblue's Avatar
Mightyblue Mightyblue is online now
Are You Sure About That?
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: I am a Mountain Man, in a mountain land
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Posts: 23,468
Default

I mean, it's a hot dog, isn't it? Meat in a tubular container?
Reply With Quote
  #1577  
Old 02-26-2019, 07:14 PM
LBD_Nytetrayn's Avatar
LBD_Nytetrayn LBD_Nytetrayn is offline
..and his little cat, too
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 9,162
Default

KFC is advertising that they have Extra Crispy chicken here again , but they're not fooling me twice.
Reply With Quote
  #1578  
Old 02-26-2019, 08:44 PM
Torzelbaum's Avatar
Torzelbaum Torzelbaum is offline
????? LV 13 HP 292/
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Pronouns: he, him, his
Posts: 13,069
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LBD_Nytetrayn View Post
KFC is advertising that they have Extra Crispy chicken here again , but they're not fooling me twice.
That's not always available in Canada?
Reply With Quote
  #1579  
Old 02-27-2019, 12:23 AM
WisteriaHysteria's Avatar
WisteriaHysteria WisteriaHysteria is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 8,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torzelbaum View Post
That's not always available in Canada?
LOL apparently KFC in Canada is extra fucked. It kinda blows my mind what they tried to pass off on Canadians as "coleslaw" for all those years.
Reply With Quote
  #1580  
Old 02-28-2019, 05:31 AM
LBD_Nytetrayn's Avatar
LBD_Nytetrayn LBD_Nytetrayn is offline
..and his little cat, too
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 9,162
Default

Indeed. It used to be a normal thing here, but then they took it away, and only began trotting it out recently as a limited time thing.

Worse is that when I actually went for some, none of them were carrying it!

Other things Canadian KFCs don't have:
  • Biscuits
  • Corn on the cob (we get a seasoned kernel corn on occasion)
  • Green beans
  • Mac & cheese
  • Pot pies
  • Potato wedges
  • Chicken Littles
  • Any kind of bone-in chicken besides original recipe (save for the aforementioned Extra Crispy sham); we never got Kentucky Grilled Chicken, Nashville Hot, Georgia Gold, any of it.
  • Those neat little parfait cups

And the Crispy Strips suck; they're incredibly generic, and worse is that the Original Recipe Strips are so much better, but they aren't carried at most locations.
Reply With Quote
  #1581  
Old 02-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Serephine's Avatar
Serephine Serephine is offline
hang high, soft star
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 10,743
Default

You literally described the entire menu there, what DO they sell out of those buildings?
Reply With Quote
  #1582  
Old 02-28-2019, 07:09 AM
Patrick's Avatar
Patrick Patrick is online now
of the Black Falcons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Pronouns: he, him
Posts: 19,584
Default

Off the top of my head: mashed potatoes, black beans, and chicken. Or, do they have Canada exclusive items?

Edit: I was thinking of Popeye's red beans & rice. I think Canadian KFC just has mashed potatoes and chicken.

Last edited by Patrick; 02-28-2019 at 07:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #1583  
Old 02-28-2019, 07:19 AM
TheSL's Avatar
TheSL TheSL is online now
World of Darkness Returns
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 23,590
Default

A KFC without biscuits might as well not exist.
Reply With Quote
  #1584  
Old 02-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Positronic Brain's Avatar
Positronic Brain Positronic Brain is offline
Out Of Warranty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Pronouns: He/him
Posts: 9,922
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSL View Post
A KFC without biscuits might as well not exist.
Tell that to the whole European branch. Other fast food menu item misteriously missing: McDonald's apple pie.
Reply With Quote
  #1585  
Old 02-28-2019, 08:17 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is online now
Um Actually oil outlaw
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 13,825
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Or, do they have Canada exclusive items?
Our KFCs have poutine!

...Along with pretty much every other fast food place.

I don't eat KFC very often, but my go-to is a Zinger sandwich and/or Popcorn chicken. They're both fine. It's never struck me that the menu is particularly lacking in selection.
Reply With Quote
  #1586  
Old 02-28-2019, 10:00 AM
YangusKhan's Avatar
YangusKhan YangusKhan is online now
does the Underpants Dance
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Pronouns: he/him
Posts: 7,482
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSL View Post
A KFC without biscuits might as well not exist.
Reply With Quote
  #1587  
Old 02-28-2019, 06:07 PM
WisteriaHysteria's Avatar
WisteriaHysteria WisteriaHysteria is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 8,365
Default

I don't know how Baja Blast Mt Dew can be so good, but be soooo baaaad in icee form.
Reply With Quote
  #1588  
Old 03-04-2019, 06:15 AM
LBD_Nytetrayn's Avatar
LBD_Nytetrayn LBD_Nytetrayn is offline
..and his little cat, too
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 9,162
Default

Let's see, Canadian KFCs have:
  • Original recipe chicken (now cut in a weird new way people hate)
  • Popcorn chicken
  • Original recipe tenders (only at some locations)
  • Crispy Strips (a generic imitation of the ones in the States, available everywhere the Original Strips aren't)
  • Zinger Sandwich
  • Big Crunch sandwich
  • Double Tender Sandwich
  • Twister wrap
  • Hot wings
  • Fries
  • Poutine
  • Chicken (Famous) Bowl
  • Mashed potatoes (only on account of the bowl)
  • Corn (same)
  • Coleslaw (green stuff, different from the States)
  • Macaroni salad
  • Potato salad
  • Strawberry swirl cheesecake
  • Chocolate chip cookies (with box meals)
  • Buttery bread (a slice of bread that's been buttered, also with box meals)

I believe that's literally everything that isn't gravy, a sauce, drinks, or some combination of the above.

I barely eat there anymore, unless I can get the Original recipe strips. Problem is, no one knows what they have in most instances -- I've asked or ordered the Original recipe strips numerous times, only to be met with the disappointment of the other strips -- even on "Original recipe" sandwiches.
Reply With Quote
  #1589  
Old 03-04-2019, 03:29 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 20,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LBD_Nytetrayn View Post
Original recipe chicken (now cut in a weird new way people hate)
????
Reply With Quote
  #1590  
Old 03-05-2019, 11:42 AM
LBD_Nytetrayn's Avatar
LBD_Nytetrayn LBD_Nytetrayn is offline
..and his little cat, too
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 9,162
Default

https://www.kfc.ca/differentpieces

People are taking all sorts of issue with it, chief among them saying the pieces are smaller (KFC says the breasts and thighs are smaller, but the wings and legs are bigger), and are charging the same price.

That they had to create a page to talk about it speaks for itself.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black bun , deep-fried , fries with that , good food quickly , guilty pleasures , ha1loween , hamberders , hamburgers , i'm burgin' , regional differences , where's the beef? , wholegrains kill you

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts ©you, 2007