Planters Select Cashews Almonds And Pecans

Planters Select Cashews Almonds And Pecans

Planters describes this Select nut blend as “delicious” and they’re almost right. Skittles tastes better; I generally prefer sweet than savory; but they’re profoundly unhealthy. These are both wholesome and tasty; thanks partly to the additional of sea salt; a rarity in the snack world. My only complaint is that there aren’t enough Pecans.

my rating : 4 of 5

video review : The Twilight Zone : Eye Of The Beholder

video review : The Twilight Zone : Eye Of The Beholder

The best thing about this Twilight Zone episode, about a hospital patient who’s undergone a series of medical treatments to normalize (“fix”) her grotesque appearance, is the suspense in the build-up. She’s first shown with her face wrapped in gauze bandages. It’s not until the story is almost over that it, and the twist, is finally revealed.

Maxine Stuart gets annoying when she goes into a fit of overacting to convey the desperation/frustration of Janet Tyler, known by hospital staff as patient 307, but that melodramatic bit doesn’t last long. As the title suggests, the overall lesson is that beauty is in the Eye Of The Beholder; something ugly people have to repeat to themselves.

my rating : 3 of 5

1960

Breyers Frozen Dairy Dessert : Vanilla [ No Sugar Added ]

Breyers Frozen Dairy Dessert : Vanilla [ No Sugar Added ]

Ice cream with no sugar? Well, it’s not ice cream; it’s Frozen Dairy Dessert; and the No Sugar bit comes with the caveat of the word Added. The ingredients include maltitol syrup; a natural sugar alcohol.

Breyers promotes the taste as “Simply delicious”, but that’s marketing hype. It’s good enough for what it is; basically healthy ice cream; but it lacks the sweetness and creamy texture of its sugary counterparts.

my rating : 4 of 5

audio review : Morphine ( song ) … Michael Jackson

This song is addictive. It rocks and rolls as a manic Michael Jackson rants and raves; the verses mimic the fragmented thoughts of a broken addict fiending for a fix; over its intense industrial-style beat.

Demerol provides some relief; the song is a rhapsody of sorts; but it’s not the opioid of choice. He “heard what the doctor said”, but he doesn’t give a shit. He’s in pain (dammit) and he wants his Morphine.

my rating : 5 of 5

1997

audio review : Blood On The Dance Floor [ History In The Mix ] ( album ) ... Michael Jackson

Noo Fuzion : Frosé Rosé

Noo Fuzion : Frosé Rosé

What’s the difference between this Noo Fuzion Frosé Rosé from Bang Energy and the regular one? Apparently not the taste. They’re indistinguishable; imagine drinking grape-strawberry Pez; to my buds.

This new Fuzion version is marketed as a “pre-workout” drink “designed to enhance muscle protein synthesis and performance”. The can gets quite technical as it boasts about the science behind the claim.

my rating : 3 of 5

Rockstar Pure Zero : Silver Ice

Rockstar Pure Zero : Silver Ice

This Rockstar has Zero fat, Zero sugar; only the latter fact is used for promotion; and more caffeine (Energy) than most other brands. The taste is, despite its carbonated sting, sweet and citrus-like. The can describes it as “grapefruit”, though there’s no actual grapefruit juice on the ingredients list. It’s a drink that’s best served (Ice) cold.

my rating : 3 of 5