Friday, October 20, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #11: Spicy Chicken and Swirl Cone

Me no big fan of spicy but this chicken sandwich was pretty bland. It had, for me, a moderate amount of heat, as in a 4 out of 10 on the scale of what I would eat. For instance, I would never eat a habanero so that's way off the scale, as in half infinity. So this one gave my mouth a moderate tingle. Otherwise there wasn't much. I added ketchup and some fries and it still was just "meh."

The cone, however, was a nice treat for just one buck. Even average ice cream is good ice cream.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rallys-Eat-It-All #10: Cheese Champ and Monsterella Stix

Today's meal was compliments of a coupon for free Monsterella (mozerella) stix with sammich purchase. I'm not 100% positive it's spelled "stix" instead of "sticks" or even "styx" but it's edgier that way so I'm leaving it. I've been wanting an excuse to get a Cheese Champ 'cause I like the name and so made my move.

I kind of expected more than one slice of cheese. Otherwise it had one average patty with pickles, lettuce shreds, tomato, red onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo. I could have added bacon but I wasn't feeling rich. I chomped the champ and it tasted good but nothing extraordinary. I mean, it's a basic cheeseburger loaded with all the fixins.

The Cheese Champ did seem to have a little fancier bun, as seen in this picture next the cheese sticks. The Monsterella Styx serving size seemed small but after gnoshing my way through four of them I was pretty cheesed out. Good, stringy cheese but the cup -o- sauce was pretty bland.

That's it for this week. The coupon is for loaded fries, which I've already had, so next week I might give my digestive system a breather.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #9 - Hot Dog and All American Cheese Burger

Today's post is brought to you by the word "ADEQUATE."

I needed just a bit more food to round out the leftovers I had brought in from lunch so I bought the two cheapest items that still remained on my list. Exhibit #1 : The Grilled Hot Dog. Witness the ample amount of ketchup and mustard (which makes some hot dog purists shudder). They asked if I wanted relish, I did, and so gave me two packets of green glowing glop. All together this is a perfectly acceptable hot dog with the meat being a much better quality that is served by school corporations.

Exhibit #2 is the All American Cheeseburger. Previously I'd eaten the bacon version of this puppy and this is the same, just less bacony. Again, it was just okay although the burger was waaaay off center on the bun, almost as if the sandwich maker had disdain for wasting his craft on such a measly morsel. I think some day I will pit this against the one dollar cheeseburgers from McD, Burger King and Wendys. Oh, it will be a most exciting day indeed!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #8 - Big Daddy Times Two

Because I have more children than most people have tires on their dump truck I knew that I could resist buying any sandwhich titled "Big Daddy." This beast comes in two varieties, beef and chicken, and they have the same toppings. They were 2 for $5 so I grabbed one of each. Let's unwrap these, shall we?

The first up was the beef. It certainly was big, although the second patty was buried in the bun. They weren't overly large patties so the "big daddy" probably refers to the sandwich as a whole, not to the quantity of meat. And while the crispy onion tanglers were amazingly delicious there was but one lone "grilled onion", and a tiny one at that. Maybe, just maybe, this itty bitty onion had spent some time near a grill recently but definitely not on it. We'll just call that a FAIL and move on from there, shall we? The thousand island sauce was a nice touch but after a few bites I had to add ketchup, just because I love that condiment. The bacon was also nice and tasty, probably two strips of the stuff.

Opening up the chicken Big Daddy I was surprised to find that it too had just one small raw onion which leads me to believe that this is how these items are intended to be made. And there was just one breaded chicken patty, which I guess is to be expected. Overall this one wasn't nearly as tasty as the beef, though you can't blame the chicken. Okay, you can blame the chicken. I suppose if the chicken was coated in a thick, crunchy batter then it would rawk my world. But it's just your standard fast-food softly breaded piece of bird.

I am now at 39% completed, having tasted 14 of Rally's 36 menu items. I reckin' it will cost about $75 to complete this gastronomical feat, assuming they don't drop any items or add new ones before I'm done. Or that I don't suffer some health crisis.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #7 - Boneless Chicken & Chicken Dippers

This week's BOGO coupon is for the five piece Boneless Wings and thus it was my lunch today.

Because my taste buds are wimpy I didn't get any of the three hot sauce choices. Selection #1 was Garlic Parmesan. It was quite tasty and perhaps a bit salty. In fact, I'm still tasting the garlic in my mouth even though it's been two hours since I popped these puppies (not real puppies) into my mouth. Yumbo!

Selection #2 was Honey BBQ. The sauce on these is rather tasteless and bland. It's not super sweet, like Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ... it's just kind of there.

Now about these "wings." They ain't wings. They is chicken nuggets. Pretty big ones, too!

Because I thought I'd only be eating a skimpy 10 chicken wings, instead of 10 big nuggets, I also ordered a new item, Chicken Dippers for two dollah. These come with fries and a tub of their "Crazy Good" sauce. It's not crazy good, at least to me. It's a kind of sweet & sour sauce mixed with mustard. The first ingredient is "soybean oil" and further down in the list is MSG... no thanks. But I tried the sauce with one of the five dippers because that is my duty and then I realized that I was already full so I stopped eating.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #6 - The Big Buford

How can you not love a sandwich named THE BIG BUFORD?!?!? Well, if you happen to love ketchup and this sammich doesn't come with ketchup that's a start.

But first, a correction. I learned on my last visit that Rallys does NOT have kids meals. Pick up a 4 for 3 instead and quit yer blubberin'!

Here's the Big Buford as pictured on the coupon I received 'cause I'm part of the special Rally's Club. Pretty, ain't it? Almost majestic in how it towers above the legalese, with all it's strata clearly visible.

Here's what I got upon opening the wrapper. This burger is squashed and lopsided. Kind of like life.

Let's upon this bad boy up, eh? One slice o' tomater, a smattering of lettuce, some mayo, the burger seems kind of pale (and had pink bits inside, but I suffered no digestive ills overnight) and a surprisingly small amount of red onion. While the two burgers were on the large side there wasn't a lot of flavor, like someone forgot to salt it. Or maybe this one doesn't come with ketchup or mustard. After two bites I added my own ketchup and it went down okay, although I don't think I'll be ordering this one again.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rallys Eat-It-All #5 - Mushroom Swiss & a Stacker

It's been a whirlwind of revelations concerning Rallys.

#1 - They know their clients. There are no wimpy salads on the menu, just greasy diner food. They have kids meals but they aren't advertised and I doubt you get a toy. Maybe a BIC lighter.

#2- Not every store carried every item. After perusing the list I downloaded from the Rallys website I went in and asked for a bacon crispy cheese double. They had no idea what I was talking about. On a whim I asked if they sold tacos. Nope. But some Rallys must. I had a coupon for a free Stacker with purchase so I looked at the menu and picked the mushroom swiss burger from the 2 for $3 area. "That's $1.87 if you order it by itself." I was told. So I panicked and punted and picked a chili dog as my second item. As they were preparing it I had that "DOH!" moment when I remember that I'd already had this item. The plus side is that they only have approximately 35 entree items instead of 63 so I'm farther along than I thought!

Okay, so maybe two isn't exactly a "whirlwind". My brain is full of grease.

Here it is. I'm not a big mushroom fan and I'm not a big fan -o- Swiss cheese but this wasn't too shabby. It's good to try something different now and then. Note also the Strawberry Cheesecake stacker which tasted three times as good because it was free.