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Cravings Fast Food

Here’s Absolutely Everything You Can’t Eat If You Boycott Pepsi

People got a little pissed at Pepsi’s Diet Woke commercial, where Kendall Jenner brought about world peace with nothing more than a sexy walk and a can of Pepsi.

While boycotting Kendall Jenner is easy, things get a little more complicated should you decide to boycott Pepsi.

PepsiCo’s reach is pretty deep and they own products that you probably wouldn’t even think were associated with the brand.

Let’s start with the big names such as Pepsi-Cola, Lay’s, Tropicana, Quaker, and Gatorade. All of these brands are global and household names that are all owned by PepsiCo.

Let’s dig into Yum Brands, which isn’t owned by Pepsi, but has a lifetime contract to carry Pepsi products. That’s why every time you walk into KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut or Long John Silver’s, they are exclusive Pepsi drink slangers.

Then they have the “Good for You” division, with brands that they deem healthier alternatives. These brands consist of several favorites such as Kevita, Naked Juice, Sabra Hummus, Aquafina, and Sunbites.

Then we get a little deeper with the “Better for You” PepsiCo division, with healthy-ish brands such as SoBe, Stacy’s Peta Chips, Alvalle Juice, Grain Waves Chips, and Propel Water.

The “Fun for You” division has a lot of notable names such as Cheetos, Doritos, Mtn Dew, Fritos, Tostitos, and the most unlikely item of all, the Starbucks Ready-to-Go beverages.

That’s a lot of brands to memorize. Even if you tried your hardest, you’d probably accidentally eat or drink something Pepsi related. It’s not impossible though, and if that commercial really pissed you off, give it a shot, player.

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Deals Fast Food

Taco Bell FINALLY Makes Their Crunchwrap Sliders With Cheetos

When it comes to fast food, it’s safe to say that American kicks every other country’s ass in terms of quantity, sizes, variety and price. Quality is a tough category for any fast food company to pin down. With Canada’s recent additions to their Taco Bell menu, they might very well be gunning for that throne.

In a move that upsets every American that has wanted this, Taco Bell in Canada has come out with their new Cheetos Crunchwrap Sliders. This is upsetting to American Taco Bell enthusiasts for one reason: the chips.

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When Taco Bell first introduced the Sliders, they came in three flavors: spicy chicken, BLT and beefy cheddar. All three flavors were good and each boasted their own unique qualities. The only issue was that they put Frito’s corn chips in them, and lets be honest, nobody gives a damn about Frito’s chips anymore.

What they SHOULD have done was used Doritos, or Cheetos, or any other brand of potato chips that ends in -to’s other than Frito’s. Canada seems to have figured that out formula out.

The company’s Canadian locations will be serving Crunchwrap Sliders of the same flavors, although they will be swapping out the American-influenced BLT Crunchwrap Slider for the Supreme Crunchwrap Slider. On top of that, they will be using delicious Cheetos Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno chips rather than the Frito’s, which don’t make nearly as much sense in hindsight.

Unfortunately for Americans, the Crunchwrap Sliders are no longer available here, so someone pick me up on their way up to Winnipeg. I’ve got beer and Cheetos.

 

 

Photo Credit: Buzzfeed, Business Insider

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Is Testing Fritos Chili Burritos On Their Dollar Menu

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Taco Bell sure loves throwing chips into its menu items.

The fast food chain is currently testing two new items for their Dollar Cravings Menu in Michigan. The new additions are the Chili Fritos Burrito and the Cheesy Jalapeño Fritos Burrito. As you can conclude from the name, both burritos contain a Fritos-heavy theme.

Taco Bell’s two new test items join the Beefy Fritos Burrito on the Dollar Cravings Menu. Because three’s the magic number, right?

At $1 each, the burritos have yet to make a national release with the Taco Bell chain. However, if they end up doing well in Michigan, expect to see them in the near future.

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Photo: GrubGrade/Sascha

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Teases Everyone with Fritos Shells, May Appear Soon

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Now that Taco Bell has monopolized the world of Doritos-flavored taco shells, it appears the company is setting its sights on another chip altogether. Fritos.

Business Insider reported that during a presentation with Taco Bell’s parent company, Yum! Brands, they noticed a peculiar item in one of the slides. The fast food company had an image of a taco shell with a Fritos bag wrapped around it, similar to how they would market their (in)famous Doritos Locos Tacos.

While it could be nothing more than a test image, it could also mean that Taco Bell has big things in store for Fritos chips, and they’re looking taco-shaped.

Fritos are a snack product owned by Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of Pepsi-Co.

Could we see a Fritos Locos Taco sometime in the near future? If so, here’s hoping for a Honey BBQ Fritos shell.

h/t + Picthx Business Insider

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Fast Food

This Fritos Chili Pizza Will Be the New Go-To for Stoners

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Papa John’s finally took off their boring suit, threw on some basketball shorts and flip-flops, and decided to cover a pizza in chili and Fritos.

Fritos have long been a staple at fast food joints, such as Taco Bell and even Subway, but we’ve never seen a chain put them on a pizza pie.

Mr. Papa is still sticking with his traditional crust, but he’s replacing the ol’ pizza sauce with chili made with beef, sliced onions and Roma tomatoes. Over that is a layer of cheddar and mozzarella, topped off with Fritos corn chips.

This likely stoner-inspired pizza will be available until November 23.

H/T+PicThx Grub Grade

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Features

The 23 Most Ridiculous Food Lyrics from Kanye West

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Kanye West has been called a genius numerous times. Granted, it’s usually just him saying it, but it does takes a special kind of artist to put together so many food references in his lyrics throughout the years. He’s at a point in his career where anything he says can be turned into an inspirational quote worthy of Pinterest/Tumblr/Instagram. That’s how genius works, right? From his affinity for Klondike bars to the nostalgic description of his mother’s chicken soup, Kanye finds masterful ways to incorporate food into his beautiful music.

Maybe he writes some of his best stuff in his kitchen, or at a restaurant, regardless, here’s 23 of Kanye West’s tastiest food references.

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In 2008 Kanye teamed up With Lil Wayne for the Lollipop remix and graced us with this double entendre that almost solidified his genius with one verse alone. Nacho cheese has never felt so complex.

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Kanye didn’t stop there. The very next line in the Lollipop remix gave us another chip classic, this time using Fritos.

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Kanye showed his versatility in this one as he dropped some French on us. Not only did he tap into our food fantasies, but dropped a literature reference. Some said it couldn’t be done, but Kanye can do anything.

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Keeping with the French theme, Kanye jumped on the Alors on Danse remix and talked about filet mignon. Unnecessary? Maybe. Awesome? Always.
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Christina-Milian-Klondikae

Kanye is known to ask the hard-hitting life questions. He’s somewhat of a philosopher in his own right, kind of. In this verse, he put a spin on the age-old Klondike question.

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In this verse, Kanye kind of answered his own question from the last quote. He’d do anything.

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In this one, Yeezy showed one of his innovative uses for Cool Whip.

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chicken-soup-hey-maama

In one of his more serious songs, this one really showed a nostalgic West as he honored his mom’s home cooking.

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Fridays-Gonae

Yeezus showed some pretty classic foodie alternatives to jewelry in this one.

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Gorgeous-Fish-Sticka

This one was in retaliation to a classic South Park episode where Yeezy was compared to a “gay fish.”

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Yeezus has hundreds of libation references in his music, as most rap artists do, but here he displayed a special ability to rhyme, “vodka” with “blocka, blocka, blocka, blocka.”
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Heartbreak-Cakea

This one is a bit painful if you’re a fan of cake. Having to leave a party early before the cake is cut is brutal, twice as brutal if there’s Rocky Road ice cream served with it.

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I-am-a-God-Croissanta

Yeezus showed his God-like rhyming as he let out his wrath on a lowly French server in this one.

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kobe-beef-like-thata

A tribute to one of the most dominant duos in basketball history. Unfortunately, he brought up the break up portion of the duo’s relationship.

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Last-call-mayonnaisea

This verse is probably close to Kanye’s heart, as he talked about it being one of the lines that got him noticed as a rapper and not just a producer. The power of food.

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Lawry's-Good-Lifea

‘Ye took Lawry’s to the mainstream with this one and started a rap style that took off with rappers like Drake and Lil Wayne.

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mocha-workout-plana

This is one of the simpler workout tips Kanye gives in this song.

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Paris-Fish-Fileta

Kanye teamed up with Jay-Z in this song and asked him these rhetorical questions that he clearly knew the answers to.

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So-appalled-cheeriaos

It takes true genius to to care about lowering your cholesterol.

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Yeezy sure does know what to do with those extra sweet and sour packets that McDonald’s… oh wait, they never give anyone enough sweet and sour sauce.

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We get three food references in this one as Kanye sadly describes the time in his life he broke his jaw in an accident and couldn’t enjoy food. If you’ve had braces, you can feel his pain. Sort of.

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Touch-thea-KFC

Wait, KFC has a buffet?

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Yeah. This is Kanye’s music in a nutshell.

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So there you have it. If you don’t feel inspired to eat something delicious after this, there’s something wrong with you. Go bake yourself a cake and call it genius.

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Uses Shrink Ray to Test $1 Crunchwrap Sliders

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Before the gimmicks, before Doritos, before taco waffles, there was Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap: a humble bit of fast food ingenuity, that combined everything decent about fake Mexican food into one neat, catchily named package. So, yes, you can say we’re a little excited about this.

Out in Ohio, Taco Bell is currently testing — has been testing for a least a month now — a new line of mini Crunchwraps they’re calling Crunchwrap Sliders, because screw real food categories, right? Like the original Crunchwrap, these guys take a firm, folded tortilla and stuffed it with your choice of beef and cheddar, barbecue chipotle chicken, or bacon, lettuce, and tomato fillings, but in a size barely larger than an open adult palm. Instead of the original taco shell round, the sliders also get their crunch from a nice helping of Fritos chips, presumably for size reasons, but maybe also because the tiny corn curls were feeling left out of big brother Doritos’ party.

Either way, if you’re in the area, you can grab yours for just $1, or all three for less than a cost of a regular Crunchwrap (about $3.29).

H/T Big J Reviews + Picthx @JohnTaylor84

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Fast Food

Subway Launches Deliciously Unhealthy Fritos Enchilada Melt Nationwide

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After its test debut in Florida and Seattle last summer, Subway’s shamelessly indulgent, Fritos-stuffed Enchilada Melt has finally made its way nationwide, available throughout the month of February. It’s shredded chicken soaked in enchilada sauce and topped with melted cheese and crunchy Fritos.

Truth be told, we’ve been anxiously scoping our local Subway since last week in hopes of sneaking a peek. No dice, but we are happy to report the sandwich was well worth the wait. Even after sitting for a good five to ten minutes, the Fritos still maintained a decent amount of crunch. We also dressed ours in jalapeno cheese bread, chipotle sauce, and pepper jack cheese for a little extra spice, though the enchilada sauce by itself was nothing to sneeze at.

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For those in the mood for Italian over Mexican, there’s also a new series of “Flatizzas” (pizza toppings on flatbread) available, including cheese, pepperoni, “Spicy Italian,” and veggie.