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Dunkin Donuts 

By Heather Blanchette 

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One of my best friends has a clever rating system for the Dunkin Donuts of the Northeast. He, a true Masshole, has traveled far and wide to find the best Dunkin Donuts in the state, and with his fantastic memory can remember which ones were great, which one’s really missed the mark and all those in between.

The one we hit up today was a 7 out of 10, which is a very adequate rating for him. Not only was the service relatively fast, although they did have to “look in the back” before they could tell me if they had a Coolata machine (skeevy), but they also got his order right. He’s convinced most Dunkies are out to kill him. Read the rest of this entry »

Funyuns

 By Heather Blanchette 
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OMG – please tell me you all remember Frito Lays, Funyuns! Those glorious tasting “onion rings” that are nothing more than packing peanuts molded into rings with flavor injected into them. What I would do for a bag of Funyuns right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Lollipops

By Heather Blanchette
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My apartment is my own little candy shop. My roommates and I have a bowl of cookies on the kitchen table, a platter with M&M’s, starbursts and Hershey Kisses next to the TV and an over sized bowl filled with every kind of lollipop imaginable on the bookshelf. Let’s just say CVS and Shaw’s have made quite a bit of money from us this semester.

We have those mini Dum Dum Lollipops, because you can eat three for the same amount of calories as a big Dum Dum (which apparently I thought was amazing when I bought a super sized bag of them). We have Tootsie Roll Pops, and mini Tootsie Roll Pops, and we have those giant round lollipops with crazy flavors like buttered popcorn (gross!). Read the rest of this entry »

Ice Cream 

By Heather Blanchette
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While eating my blackened toast this morning, I realized I hated breakfast. This realization made my stomach feel like I had eaten an entire quarry, and no that’s not just because my toast was hard as a rock.

I’m sick of breakfast; I’m sick of toast and butter, I’m sick of bagels and cream cheese, and I’m sick of sugared cereals all the way to healthy cereals that tastes like sandpaper. I’m sick of all of it…

 Except for…The Breakfast Of Champions! Read the rest of this entry »

Chick-fil-A 

By Heather Blanchette 
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If you had asked me a few days ago which fast food restaurant is my favorite, I would have said Chick-fil-A, hands down. However, as of yesterday, I’m feeling a little guilty about my answer.

I’m sure most of you, aside from Jordan who has apparently been living underground his whole life, have eaten at a Chick-fil-A. You know how good their waffle fries taste, you wonder about the necessity of the strategically placed two, not three, pickles on the chicken sandwich and you ogle at the huge, delicious shakes (yet often choose not to order them because you feel guilty holding up the line for twenty minutes while the underpaid seven year old behind the counter makes it). Read the rest of this entry »

Ben and Jerry's

By Heather Blanchette

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We’ve been dating for the last six months, we spend every night together, me, Ben and Jerry. There is no other brand of ice cream that I would rather spend so much quality time with. We watch TV together, do homework together, and watch movies in bed together; there is nothing Ben, Jerry and I don’t do. Read the rest of this entry »

Fruit Dip 

By Heather Blanchette

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Today began like any other day: 6 hours of sleep, up early to work on homework, hunch-backing to class with twenty pounds of papers, notebooks and snacks slung over my shoulder, but then in class I made a party foul. Now I am not a very graceful person, but I do try pretty hard to watch myself. However, when you combine lack of sleep, with too much caffeine, with nerves from giving a presentation, it equates to nothing but bad news.

During our luxuriously long and relaxing five minute break given to us as a treat to split up our three hours of sitting in the most uncomfortable desks in a room with poor lighting and curious carpet stains, I pulled out my super cute Little Mermaid container filled with grapes – because obviously my lack of sleep skews my perception of what I am actually going to want as a snack later in the day.

While my tummy grumbled, and the teacher stood watching the minutes tick by on his watch, as to not waste a second more of class time, I ever so carefully knocked the entire, very full container of grapes off my desk. Read the rest of this entry »

By Heather Blanchette 

 

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WE MOVED TO THE NEW TASTYMADNESS.COMRoman”>Sophomore year of college I had what can only be described as an unhealthy addiction to rice crispy treats. Every night I would leave my dorm room and trek down the street to the nearest dining hall to buy an overpriced, brick sized rice crispy block; only to have finished the entire thing before I even got back to my room. Seriously, the amount of rice crispy blocks I ate that year could probably have paved half of Boston.

After moving further up campus Junior year, the craving continued. Since the dining hall was further, and I am lazy, I decided to try my hand at making my own rice crispy treats. Rather than walk five minutes down the road to Shaws, I decided to buy cereal from the small convenience store right downstairs. They did not carry Kellogs Rice Krispies cereal though, which seemed like a disappointment at the time.

 Rice Krispies Cereal Rice Krispies Treat

I perused the display of cereal for what seemed like hours, especially since the cereal “wall” consisted of only six different cereals, two of which were healthy, so those were out, obviously. I was left to make a decision between Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Frosted Cheerios. For fear of making the sales associates suspicious by standing there any longer, I grabbed all four boxes, emptied the shelf of marshmallows, and bought two packs of butter.

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By Heather Blanchette

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I have always been a Spagettio’s girl, and although my brother used to eat cans upon cans of Chef Boyardee like it was nobody’s business, it has only been recently that I have realized the full variety of the Chef Boyardee brand. Aside from their multitude of canned concoctions, the company offers boxed “Kits,” including Spaghetti and Meatballs Kit, Lasagna Kit and Pizza Kit.

Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit

 Chef Boyardee Pizza

So Far I have only tried the Pizza Kit. It is amazing. It makes you feel like you are actually cooking, when really you just had to mix their dough with water and spread it around a pan, pour on their sauce, and sprinkle their cheese. Fifteen minutes later, presto, you look like you just made a home-made pizza, and it tastes really great too!

On a side note, as much criticism as Chef Boyardee takes for claiming to taste exactly like pasta from Italy, I am sorry to tell all of you non-believers, but it really does!

Doughnuts

By Heather Blanchette

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When it’s cold outside, nobody wants to take the time to travel in the morning to their local coffee shop to buy a dozen doughnuts, yet the craving doesn’t go away! That’s why I found an easy home-made doughnut recipe! With a pack of Pillsbury grand dinner rolls, sugar, cinnamon and oil, you can make a batch of doughnuts that rivals any large coffee chain’s assortment. Read the rest of this entry »


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