Zaxby’s

What’s up fellow foodies! Today I decided to try a salad at one of my favorite fast food chains, Zaxby’s. This week hasn’t been the best week for me in terms of trying different fast foods, but today marks the second bright spot this week.

Zaxby’s offers four types of salads: House, Caesar, The Cobb and The Blue. You can get them topped with either grilled chicken or fried chicken. I of course went with the fried cobb salad and as far as the dressing, blue cheese baby!!! Blue cheese all the wayyyyyy! This is what it looked like before I picked out the hard pieces of fried chicken.

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And this is what it looked like after I picked out the hard bits of chicken and ate the toast. Sorry guys, I was hungry.

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Overall, the fried cobb salad wasn’t too bad. The veggies were so fresh and I only had to remove a couple of hard pieces of chicken. As far as the taste, it was pretty good. I think within the next month or two, I’ll try the Caesar next. Give one of their salads a try the next time you stop at Zaxby’s.

My rating: 🍴🍴🍴🍴

Best,
The Foodie Hunter

Sea-Pak Beer Battered Crab Poppers Review

What’s up fellow foodies! You know I’m coming at you with another review. I noticed that Sea-Pak had a new item in my area, Beer Battered Crab Poppers in the frozen seafood section. You know I had to give them a try.

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I was actually pretty excited about these and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Now that I’ve tried them, I could have waited. One, they were pretty greasy after you baked them and two, I kept getting bits and pieces of crab shell in every other bite. That was beyond frustrating and I couldn’t really enjoy them. I wouldn’t recommend a child or teenager snacking on these. They might get choked on the crab shell bits.

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I will say you could taste a hint of beer in the batter and that the meat used was definitely crab meat and not the imitation crab. I did appreciate the slight kick of jalapeños in the crab poppers. The citrus tartar sauce sucked. At almost $6.00 a box, I won’t be buying these again. I could’ve saved my money.

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My rating: 🍴

Best,
The Foodie Hunter

Pappadeaux

What’s up fellow foodies! I’m coming at you tonight with another foodie review. After hearing so many people brag about how good Pappadeaux is, I decided to give them a try. I ordered the seafood platter which includes: a stuffed crab, fried shrimp, two pieces of fried tilapia, a blue crab cake and one stuffed shrimp. All of it was piled on a plate of dirty rice which was my choice. I opted for dirty rice instead of a plate of fries because I figured that would be better. I snapped a quick pic before I dived into it.

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Lord have mercy. This dish has to be one of my biggest letdowns this year in terms of “fine” dining. There was nothing fine about what I ordered. The blue crab cake had little to no crab meat in it, the stuffed crab was stuffed with nothing but batter-no meat whatsoever, the fried shrimp and tilapia was bland and my stuffed shrimp was a total embarrassment. There was nothing stuffed about it. Don’t get me started on the dirty rice because the dirty rice tasted atrocious. I was sitting there trying to figure out for the longest what all the bragging was about. What I got didn’t look or taste like what was on their menu.

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Considering the the money I spent, my wait time to get it and how disappointing my dish was, I feel my rating below is absolutely appropriate for Pappadeaux.

My rating: 🍴

Do better Pappadeaux.

Best,
The Foodie Hunter

Cheez Its Grooves

What’s up fellow foodies! Boy do I have an awesome snack for you! First things first, I have to admit that I never been a fan of Cheez Its. To me, they always tasted plain, bland and blah. While I was out shopping in CVS the other day, I noticed they had Cheez It Grooves on sale. Since I’m on a budget and shop on a budget, I decided to give them a try. My mind was blown m’kay? Mind blown…

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I was expecting the same ole boring Cheez Its, not a mouth bursting with rich flavor. The Zesty Cheddar Ranch were off the chain! I can’t speak on the other flavors. Hands down, this is going to be my top snack at work for weeks to come. I guess I might be a fan of Cheez Its after all.

My rating: 🍴🍴🍴🍴🍴

Best,
The Foodie Hunter

Mango Habanero

What’s up fellow foodies! I decided to try an off brand marinade for my baked chicken tenderloins and the marinade mix I picked wasn’t too bad. I bought the Great Value Mango Habanero wing seasoning mix at Wal-Mart for 94¢ and for the most part, there was a nice burst of flavor.

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My main reason for buying this marinade mix was to spice up my chicken salads for lunch. It was getting boring so I wanted to add some new flavor to the mix. I’m trying to do better about eating healthy and fresh garden salads are my staple at the moment. By the time I added fresh parmesean cheese and ripe cherry tomatoes to my spring salad mix, the only thing left was to add my chicken and choice of dressing. Let me tell you, it was delish!

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If there is one thing I would change about this marinade mix, I would add a little bit more habanero. It wasn’t as spicy as I would have liked it to be. It was still pretty good for an off brand marinade mix.

My rating: 🍴🍴🍴🍴

Best,
The Foodie Hunter