Diet Big Red Soda [OUR LOOK]

If you didn’t grow up in Texas or live there now chances are you’ve never sipped on some Big Red Soda, the “original red cream soda.” Living in California, I’ve never heard of it until now, but apparently Big Red was once the sixth highest selling soft drink company in the United States only a few years back.

I’m not sure what the original Big Red Soda tastes like, but the new diet version they sent us is almost undrinkable. It tastes like bubblegum toothpaste with a whole lot of sweet and low. I am a fan of diet drinks, but this is one beverage that you won’t be seeing in my refrigerator.

If you’ve tried this drink, feel free to chime in with your thoughts…I’d love to hear some alternate, or similar, viewpoints.

Packaged Food

OUR LOOK: P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Meals for 2

I’m sure many readers out there love Chinese food, but cooking it from scratch is simply out of the question. It’s just plain intimidating! Not only is a good recipe hard to come by, so are various questionable ingredients. I am self admittedly an Asian person who can’t cook Asian food, or at least very well… So I was glad when P.F. Chang’s Home Menu sent us samples of their new frozen meal line. Pepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles and Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles were on my menu tonight.

So how does it compare to your local Chinese takeout spot? Overall, I would say it’s on point! The meat was super tender, the sauce was flavorful, and the noodles kept their shape. And ready in 6 minutes, preparing Chinese takeout at home couldn’t get any easier. Also need I say, there was no MSG to be found? 

The only qualm to be had was that the bell peppers were too soggy for my taste and the noodles could get pretty salty after a few bites, but that was expected from a frozen meal.

Along with 5 noodle meals to choose from, there are also 7 stir fry meals available, for more information and products visit