Monday, May 18, 2009

The Week in Food

Pictures of what I've enjoyed over the past week.

Salad courtesy of my wife: Lettuce, chicken, red and yellow bell peppers, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and lemon pepper.

A chicken super burrito from Jalisco Grill here in Roseville. Before and after:

Curiosity got the better of me this week and I picked up a case of Pepsi Throwback. Newly-introduced Pepsi Throwback is made with sugar instead of the high-fructose corn syrup that's been standard in all domestic Pepsi and Coke products since 1984. I enjoyed it, but I'm reluctant to get hooked since the product will only be available until June. I might have to start importing Mexican Coke, which is still made with sugar.

Barbecued chicken, peppers and mushrooms on skewers.

An excellent strawberry shake from The Counter. As you can see, in spite of their steep prices, I can't get them out of my head.

Reuben sandwich from Thunder Cafe, a restaurant at Thunder Valley Casino in nearby Lincoln, California.


  1. I'm curious about that Pepsi Throwback... Can you taste a difference?

  2. The Pepsi Throwback does taste a bit sweeter than regular Pepsi made with corn syrup, though it's not as sweet as the Mexican equivalent. Actually, I wonder if I would have been able to tell the difference if Pepsi had changed the formula without telling anyone. I'm considering pouring a glass of each and doing a sort of blind taste test, though I'm guessing that the fact that I know one's made with sugar and one's not might taint the results.

    MrManuel - I've been jonesing for another one the past couple weeks!