It seems like it’s impossible to come up with new ways to eat things and then some place like KFC comes up with these “bowls,” all based on the concept of mixing mashed potatoes, cheese, corn, and chicken into one food item that appears to basically be pre-digested. I bet it doesn’t feel like that, however.
And let’s not forget Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr., who not only has this “Loaded Breakfast Burrito,” which looks like an edible log, but also makes that completely disgusting “Breakfast Burger,” which is basically one of everything the restaurant makes under one bun, sold before 10:30 am. Fried eggs, a hamburger, bacon, hash browns, cheese, ketchup, and probably some more things I don’t want to know about. About the only thing missing is a shake, but only because they haven’t come up with some way to inject that into the burger after it’s been cooked. Seriously, I am happy to stomach a bowl of Cheerios most mornings. How can people eat like this so early?
And now there’s “Mac and Cheese Snacks” from Sonic. Because the big problem with macaroni and cheese was that you couldn’t eat it on the go, it’s now battered and deep fried into little brown discs. As disgusted as I am by these – the commercial shows them halved, displaying their macaroni-filled insides as a cross-section of some sort of cheese-blooded beast where big, gross, cheese-bearing arteries deliver fat directly to the golden brown crust on the outside. I guess the intent was to be “mouth-watering” and intriguing, but it’s really rather horrifying. I am, however, very curious how they manage to get the little discs of such loose, wet material to form and stick together in the fryer. On the other hand, as a parent of a little mac & cheese addict, maybe I don’t want to know.