Thursday, May 05, 2005

Funny food review site

Short post today.

For the other blog, Getaway Banjo Music ("When We Think There's News, We Write It"), I was trying to think of a funny way to mix a movie review with that of something totally unrelated, like chocolate pudding, and I needed some sort of inspiration. Googling "food reviews" returned this gem of a website:

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Reviews of New Food

This is not a depository of bland food critiques; no, the contributors to this site are a lively, eloquent bunch, not shying away from how they really feel about the food products they are reviewing. Some of this stuff's quite hilarious.


Coca-Cola with Lime - "On my mother's grave, I swear, you might as well just give me a glass of Pine-Sol for all the epicurean enjoyment this citrus-flavored swill is going to provide me."
CornNuts - "CornNuts, crunchy like barnacles, age well, for which many, many preservatives are to thank. That I sometimes forget I'm not eating soft teeth is interesting, and hardly a deterrent."

Ice Breakers Liquid Ice Mints - "If all liquid ice—or 'water' to us laypeople—tasted like this, then the world would have died of dehydration long ago."

Warning: As to be expected with scathing reviews, a little bit of the language is rated PG-13.