Soft Drink Review and Warning: Counterfeit Tiger Sugar Bottled Milk Tea

Details: Official warning from Tiger Sugar on these counterfeit drinks can be found at https://www.facebook.com/tigersugarSGofficial/posts/2708644756039609

Articles on this subject can be found at https://mothership.sg/2020/08/tiger-sugar-fake/ and https://mustsharenews.com/tiger-sugar-counterfeit/

Score: 0/10… because it’s fake.

I was going to write a review for this product until I started to do some internet research. Turns out, this is fake. Tiger Sugar actually doesn’t produce any packaged drinks. All their drinks are sold from their official bubble tea stalls and are made to order. So if you’ve had any Tiger Sugar branded prepackaged products recently, those are all fake and the safety of those products cannot be guaranteed.

This was officially proclaimed on the official Tiger Sugar Facebook of Singapore. There are also a few articles written on the subject I found online. All of these are included in the Details portion of this post above.

As for the taste… it tasted like every other overly sweetened brand of bottled milk tea. Nothing special and probably not safe.

My recommendation is to avoid any bottled, packaged, or plastic wrapped Tiger Sugar products in the supermarket because Tiger Sugar simply doesn’t make anything like that.

Frozen Food Review: Totino’s Pizza Rolls, Combination

Details: More information can be found at https://www.totinos.com/

Score: 4/10

Totino’s Pizza Rolls is one of the worst things I’ve ever eaten. The dough tastes like cardboard. The tomato, cheese and whatever mystery meat they put inside tastes spoiled. This was just all around awful. The only redeeming aspect of this product is it’s convenience. If you’re starving, nothing is open and you need something quick to eat, microwaving a bunch of these things will let you survive, though the burning cheese and tomato sauce inside will likely burn the roof of your mouth.

Overall, don’t buy this. There are a lot of similarly priced frozen foods you can purchase that taste better and will satisfy inconvenient hunger.

Supermarket Review: H Mart located at 142-06 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355

Details: Also known as Goohwa Market. Located at 142-06 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Official H Mart website is https://www.hmart.com/

Score: 1/10

This is less of a review and more of a warning. I’ve been here many times and on the vast majority of those times, I’ve been charged more than was labeled on the product. Usually, I bring it up, they make some big drama and when it’s confirmed they were wrong, they charge the correct, lesser price. They do this shtick every time and after a while, a guy starts to get the idea. I came back recently after staying away for a while and they did this again, which is why I write this.

More specifically, it was the instant ramen. I usually come here to get instant ramen of the Korean variety. Almost every time, stuff is mispriced. Sometimes, the thing I’m buying is specifically on sale. I go buy it, it scans a dollar or more than indicated on the shelf. Sometimes, it’s just a regular item not on sale and it is still mispriced and always a higher price than labeled on the shelf. This has happened a couple times now.

Don’t go to this supermarket, you will likely get ripped off a dollar or so per item depending on the item. They mislabel the prices and charge you more than was labeled.

It’s happened enough times that it is either incredible incompetence or they are doing it on purpose and hoping no one notices the difference between the labeled price and what they are charged. They’re trying to nickel and dime you.

Additionally, I gave it a 1/10 because they do sell food, they just lie about their prices. I also don’t know if this is true of all H Marts, but it is true of this one.

Fast Food Review: The Crispy Taco at Burger King

Details: More information can be found at https://www.bk.com/menu-item/crispy-taco

Burger King has decided to dip their toes into the fast food taco industry and the result is trash. Most tacos you get from fast food restaurants are trash, but relatively speaking, Burger King’s tacos are more trash than their competitors. I think what makes it so bad is that the taco I received was premade. It had sat there for a while before I purchased it and I could taste that. Taco Bell at least has figured out that even if you take trash ingredients, if you assemble it at the time of ordering it will at least stay somewhat fresh and crispy rather than a soggy, stale lump. The Burger King taco was a soggy stale lump. Just go to Taco Bell if you want some trash tacos. I will say that for a dollar, the taco is not a catastrophic failure.

Score: 4.6/10

Restaurant Review: Caffe Venice

Details: Located at 596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Edit: So this place charges extra for using credit cards on top of sales tax, which wouldn’t be so bad except that they don’t tell you about it until after they charge you. Most places also ask the customer if they want a receipt. This place never does, probably to hide the extra charges. Normally, businesses cover any fees associated with using credit cards and do not pass those costs down to the customer. Furthermore, we have no idea if the credit card charge is right or they’re just charging whatever they want. It’s sneaky and deceptive of them to do so. I’m changing the score down to a 3/10 for this.

Score: 3/10

Caffe Venice is a relatively new deli that opened in the area. I’m not sure if their prices are just good or if they gave me a special deal since they just opened.

I ordered their version of an Italian sandwich. I don’t remember what was in it, but it was Italian (I guess American-Italian) cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a roll. Although I didn’t order it, it came with a can of soda and chips.

The price was only $6.50, which is ridiculous considering the neighborhood. Midtown east usually prices sandwiches closer to ten dollars.

In any case, this has no become the go to spot to get deli sandwiches in the area. The price is simply too good compared to other delis. The only issue is that I’m unsure that price will remain as it only recently opened.