As a food blogger, I get to eat and drink a lot of really great things. But then there are days that involve Domino's and a three-cheese mac-n-cheese that looks like this:KC Beer Blog
and Fat City recently conducted a semi-tasting of new Domino's products. "Semi" in the sense we didn't try all of Domino's six new "American Legends" pizzas, just the Memphis barbecue chicken. (There's also the buffalo chicken, Philly cheese steak, Honolulu Hawaiian, Cali chicken bacon ranch and Pacific veggie.) The pizza had decent barbecue sauce but the chicken had the same texture of silicon. It was also nearly $14 for a medium, more than similar pies from local chains such as Minsky's
But it was the bread bowl that drew everyone's attention.
Fat City wrote a post about the bread bowl
earlier this month and included a picture of it from the Web site ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com
. This provoked some argument in the comments about whether the accompanying picture was an accurate description of the bread bowl's disgustingness.
The answer is no picture can correctly capture the awful smells and tastes of the mac-n-cheese bread bowl.
Anytime somebody asks where the trash-can is "just in case" upon first
seeing an item of food, you know you'll never forget the dish. The cheese has a glow-in-the-dark orangeness, and underneath that cheese top is layer after layer of penne pasta not
entirely mixed with cheese.
As one taster pointed out, it's not the pasta that's so
bad but the bread-bowl, which is covered with an overpowering garlic
salt that does not mix well with the pasta.
The Onion did a mock news piece about Domino's testing the limits of what humans will eat,
and the company seems to have found the edge with the bread bowl. "If you order this for
your kids, they should send a social worker on the delivery as well,"
one of our tasters said, only half joking.