Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: Big Mac Sauce

Yes, you saw that right.  I'm reviewing Big Mac sauce!  Straight from Canada!

Right now, you can only get Big Mac sauce in bottles to take home at Canadian grocery stores.  I'm not sure why they don't have it in the United States because I know it would be a hit (but for real)!  

Luckily I have some amazing co-workers who knew I wanted to try Big Mac sauce and McDonald's other sauces for Danielle's Dish, so they brought some back home to the United States so I could give you all a full review!  In full disclosure, I wanted to try Big Mac sauce on the vessel it is known for - a burger!

So I'll be completely honest, and I think we all already know this, but Big Mac sauce, including the Big Mac sauce in this bottle, tastes exactly like Thousand Island dressing.  Maybe even a bit more mild than some brands of Thousand Island dressing.  

While it was delicious on my burger, I don't need to go completely out of my way to snag another bottle (if, let's say, I haven't been to Canada in awhile to get another one!)

Also stay tuned.  There are also Filet-O-Fish sauces and McChicken sauces at the Canadian grocery stores which I will also be reviewing for you as well!

  • The Big Mac sauce truly tastes like Thousand Island dressing, but it somehow feels better to know the Thousand Island dressing you are eating is coming out of a Big Mac bottle.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Jar Bar

So Jar Bar recently opened in Northbrook, IL, and I was primarily interested because they have cake in a jar.  Yes, you heard me right - cake - that's in a jar!  The reason it's so cool is they dye the cake - by layer - into different colors to stick with a 'theme.'  Like Pride for the month of June.  Or pink and green to celebrate 'watermelon,' the fruit of the summer.  Or red, white, and blue for the 4th of July!  See?

The cake is actually super moist between the layers of creamy frosting.  I actually have no complaints about the cake in the jar, it was much more moist and fresh than I had anticipated so that left me happy.  I will pay for novelty so even though the price was more than a traditional slice of cake, I'll take it to get the Insta.

But for real, this stuff tasted good.

However, if you are going to order breakfast, I would refrain from ordering an acai bowl.  As you've seen in earlier posts and photos, I tried acai bowls on a vacation at the end of last year and loved them ever since.  But the acai bowl I had, the Mermaid, while pretty, did not have any flavor at all.  My friend had an acai bowl that was supposed to have a shot of coffee in it, but we did not taste coffee or much flavor at all.  Don't let the pretty look of the bowl fool you:

So disappointing for such a pretty bowl!  Next time I come in, I want to try the oatmeal.  That's what I saw the locals eating.

  • Get the cake in a jar, but not an acai bowl.  Next time I'd try a different breakfast item if I need something more substantial than cake.