Friday, July 15, 2011
My Fast Food Condiment Adventure
Then, while texting with a friend about the sauces - the Angels weren't playing that day so we didn't have anything else to talk about - I got an idea: why not try all the fast food sauces I have enjoyed in the past and see if I can come up with my favorite?
Two years ago, on the third Friday in July, I wrote about trying all the chili cheese fries in Pasadena. Last year I wrote about trying every value menu chicken sandwich. This year, it's fast food condiments. I rounded up several of them for a tasting.
"I would totally give you some if we had it," she said. "I'm not lying."
It had never occurred to me that she might be. She gave me a sweet & sour sauce, something I hadn't even asked for. It was exactly what I've come to expect from sweet & sour sauces: all sweet, no sour. I can see how this would complement one of Jack's delicious egg rolls, but other than that I have no use for it.
Shanghai McNuggets that I have longed for for years - but it just doesn't do anything for me now.
"Do you have like a case of it I could buy?" I asked her. I don't know where that came from. Road trips give me strange ideas.
She checked with her manager.
"We can't do that," she said.
I wish she had, though. I really love this sauce.
I wonder what I'll attempt next year.
Posted by JustinM at 9:32 AM