When I was growing up, they’d serve these things in elementary school and I mostly hated them. As I got older, the nostalgia around this food item grew and nowadays, I’ll even pay to eat one. It’s mostly the nostalgia that attracts them to me.
Jamaican style beef patties is basically spiced beef in yellow, flaky dough. I don’t want to say it’s puff pastry, but it’s flaky enough. It’s basically in the same food group as a pasty or an empanada.
Whether you will or will not enjoy this will vary. If you grew up eating these things, then you will know what you are in for and possibly enjoy it. What I like about these specific patties is that they somehow figured out how to make the outside flaky. You microwave it within the bag and the bag somehow makes it flaky instead of soggy. It’s kind of impressive because I was expecting soggy mush. The spice isn’t immense, but it’s there.
The price is a bit high though when considering that this is a frozen food and frozen foods lack for taste. I paid $1.25 per patty in the package I bought. I’ve seen local pizzerias sell these things for about two dollars, so the price I paid wasn’t that different from the marked up price local business sell them for.
Overall, I really liked these things. They are a convenient, quick snack that somehow maintains the flaky aspect of the dough. I’m not sure I could recommend these to anyone who has never had them before. I think you need to have had this before and know what it tastes like before making the purchase. This isn’t gourmet, it’s just convenient and relatively tasty.
Papa John’s Spicy Garlic Sauce is the improvement needed for the already popular garlic sauce. It’s got decent spice, which is something the original garlic sauce could always use more of. If given a choice, I’d choose this sauce almost all the time.
All fast food chicken nuggets are pretty much the same. They take the nastiest parts of the chicken, like the toenails internal organs and whatever other scraps, then mash them together into a paste and then shape them into nuggets. They’re all made the same way and they all taste mostly the same. The only issue when it comes to fast food chicken nuggets is the price. In this regard, McDonald’s fails.
In my neighborhood, you can buy six spicy nuggets for $2.99, ten nuggets for about $4.99, twenty nuggets for about $6.69 (they will not let you order this after midnight) and forty pieces for $12.99 (strangely, they have no problem with an order of this size after midnight). Thus, the best deal is to order twenty nuggets at a time (before midnight). However, I am never in the mood to eat twenty nuggets. I usually just want a single serving to go with my combo meal.
For comparison, at Wendy’s, you can get a four piece spicy chicken nuggets for $1.29, a six piece for for $1.79 and a ten piece for $3.09. The pricing is vastly superior (if you order twenty at Wendy’s, the cost is about the same) and the taste is pretty much the same.
Oh and I can’t tell you about the sauce that was supposed to come with the nuggets because they ran out. Of course they ran out. They run out of every promotion they’ve ever come up with. Why even bother.
In conclusion, buying spicy chicken nuggets at McDonald’s is stupid unless you are buying at least twenty, which you can only do before midnight. For that reason, McDonald’s fails in the spicy chicken nugget department.
This is the Paldo Jjajang noodles, just spicy. I really enjoyed Paldo’s Jjajang noodles already, so this wasn’t that much of a stretch. The only difference is the extreme spiciness that is commonly associated with Paldo instant noodles. So this is good. It has the sweet, now incredibly spicy, sauce with some dried meat and vegetables in it. If you like spicy and jjajang noodles, this is probably the best instant noodles you can get.