Archive for the ‘Egg’ Category

Burger King Breakfast Muffin Sandwich

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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Burger King Breakfast Muffin Sandwich

Looks: The bun is overly browned (-0.5 points), the cheese is an oily orange and it curls up instead of down (-0.5 points), the sausage patty is overcooked (-0.5 points), and I want to deduct one more thing (-0.5 points). 3 out of 5

Taste: Burger King is advertising this sandwich as being blatantly stolen from McDonalds but offered for half the price, so let’s compare it to McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin.

  1. The McDonald’s version is so oily I needed to call in the National Guard to help with cleanup efforts after I finished it, but this is lacking any sort of grease overflow.
  2. It tastes more “real” than McDonalds’ too; almost as if I made it myself in my kitchen. (That is, if I had access to pre-cooked egg-like squares and a heat lamp to leave it under for 20 minutes.)
  3. The sausage is just a little bit spicy, where McDonalds’ meat is unprovocative.
  4. The egg is mostly tasteless and not at all like McDonalds’ version of eggs, which aren’t too far off from the real thing.

Burger King is selling this for just $1, so it gets a favorable rating on that aspect, but for every dollar they raise the price, I’d probably take a point off of my rating. It’s good, but not $2 good. 3 out of 5

Red Baron Sausage Biscuit-Style Scrambles

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Red Baron Sausage Biscuit-Style Scrambles

Looks: Have you ever seen something more delicious looking, especially at 7am? The only thing missing is the faint glow of the heavenly halo that the box depicts, but even though you can’t see it, be assured that I felt the presence of a higher power immediately before eating this. 4 out of 5

Taste: I know I’ve reviewed the bacon version of these in the past, and I know that some people don’t like it when I review two similar items, but some people can just sit on it. Maybe someone who hates bacon was wondering, “Gee, I wonder if the sausage version of that is any good…” Well, now they’ll know: the sausage version is even better than the bacon version. I had no trouble with overcooked biscuit this time, and the egg, cheese, and sauce combination was still delicious. The bacon topping had been a little bit dry, but the sausage topping is perfectly hydrated. I’ve bought an entire freezer to fill with these as soon as they go on sale. 5 out of 5

Jimmy Dean Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Cheese

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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Jimmy Dean Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Cheese

Looks: Small differences: the eggs are not so cheesy in real life, and the apples lack any sort of sauce or extra moisture. If you squint, the two pictures look pretty much the same. 4 out of 5

Taste: Good, and good for you!

Jimmy Dean Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Cheese - Nutrition

Just kidding. The eggs were dry and uncheesy; the potatoes were rubbery and tasteless. The sad little apple pieces were actually the best part of this meal, but that’s not saying much at all. Nothing tasted terrible, and if I was in a hurry and really needed to get my cholesterol levels up, this would be an ok choice. Other than that exact situation, I can’t see ever eating this again. 1.5 out of 5

Red Baron Biscuit-Style Scrambles (Bacon)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Red Baron Bacon Scramble

Looks: While the food on the box appears as a golden, flaky, biscuit covered in fluffy eggs and melted cheese, the real deal is closer to a molten Pac-Man dead-set on devouring you and anyone you care about. The crust singes around the edges, the cheese doesn’t melt evenly, and the bacon cooks much darker than pictured. 3.5 out of 5

Taste: Regardless of how it looks, this thing is delicious – it’s like deep-dish pizza had a baby with an Egg McMuffin, and they named it Scrambles. The cheese and bacon are great (of course), and although the egg doesn’t really make you think “hey, this tastes like eggs,” it doesn’t detract from the flavor. There’s also a creamy sauce underneath the toppings, and it is most likely made from magic pixie deliciousness dust. My only complaint is that the outer edge of the biscuit gets too hard during cooking. 4.5 out of 5