Spanky’s review of Burger King Firecracker Tendercrisp

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Now, I’m late to the ballgame on reviewing the BK Firecracker Tendercrisp. I will tell you up front that the gold standard in my book is Wendy’s #6, although recent chatter gathered by Soupy Intelligence has pointed to Bro Taguchi’s launching an upcoming assault on this standard. I, for one, am not fazed.

I would argue that the Firecracker Tendercrisp is partly inferior because its spiciness comes from its sauce, while the spiciness of the #6 is “in” the breading of the chicken patty. The result is that the FT’s spice might not be uniform. The sauce is fairly spicy, however, and you shouldn’t be disappointed. The FT does have lettuce and tomato, which are standard gear on the #6.

I would say that the FT is very good, but I’m not sure that it’s going to consistently lure me away from a Whopper. It is a contender.

Burger King Firecracker Tendercrisp

I can tell you, however, that the #6 itself has been sitting the bench a lot lately, as I have opted for a straight-up Plain Jane #1 with cheese.

-MC Spanky McGee

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-24-08

Here’s another Soupy Trumpet daily-dose of internet finds to enjoy:

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-22-08

Here’s another Soupy Trumpet daily-dose of internet finds to enjoy:

Do Do Fun Coffee? Dick Shoes? Distractions to my western eyes.

Spanky, I believe your claim that Bich Nga exists. Your post inspired me to share a couple photos I took while I was in Changsha (Hunan Province), China in 2001. Coffee or shoes, anyone?


Yes, I prefer my Do Do to be fun.


I didn’t go into the above store. I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn’t know how to make proper use of the products they sold.

Pho Bich Nga? What?

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Some people think Pho Shizzle could be a fake. I’ll give you the arthur hungry guarantee that Pho Bich Nga does in fact exist. It’s in Vancouver, on Kingsway, and I took the picture myself! We didn’t actually try it though as we were there at like 4pm in between meals. That will be for another day…”

Senator Beer Named After Grammy Winner Barack Obama

Barack Obama Beer

The last few days for Illinois Senator, and presidential hopeful, Barack Obama have been overwhelmingly positive. He just recently won three states to pass Hillary Clinton in delegate count in the Democratic nominee race primaries. He had a higher winning percentage than Kanye West at the Grammy Awards where he beat former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as Maya Angelou and M*A*S*H star actor Alan Alda for Obama’s second Grammy award. He won his first in 2005 in the spoken word category for his reading of his own book “Dreams Of My Father” and the recent award is for another book of his, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream” in the same spoken word category.  The tribute song and music video by and 40+ celebrities for his “Yes We Can” speech is getting millions of hits (including being a favorite here at  It has also inspired numerous “Yes We Can” parody videos including “I Like Turtles” and “No You Can’t” (a John McCain slam) as well as many others .

As if all of this is not enough, Obama has had at least one more honor bestowed him.  In his father’s homeland of Kenya, there is a beer called Senator Keg Lager that has been consumed at an alarming rate in celebration of Obama’s recent victories.  During all of this alcohol consumption, “having a Senator” has been informally renamed to “having an Obama“.  Now Barack Obama joins Samuel L. Jackson as men that sort of have beers named after them.

Now you can say “I’ll have a Sam Jackson” OR “I’ll have an Obama“.

Spanky’s review of Taco Bell’s Fiesta Platter and Wendy’s premium fish sandwich

1. This last weekend I had Taco Bell’s Fiesta Platter. I had the grilled steak stuft burrito version. The burrito is pretty solid–it’s big enough to get you feeling warm and round. The most surprising positive aspect of this platter is the salsa, which is chunky. I didn’t know Taco Bell could get chunky, since most of their sauces are runny. The only problem was that they didn’t give me enough of it. I don’t like naked tortilla chips. I guess I could have asked the manager for more salsa.

The rice is fairly standard. The beans are topped off with that weird Taco Bell sauce that they put on the enchirito (one of my favorite under-the-radar items at ol’ TB).

Beyond that, the Fiesta Platter is just a new arrangement of old materials. But I’m on to you, Taco Bell. I know that it is the Platter’s big black tray that really hypnotizes us: “WHOA! This platter is flippin’ HUUUUUGE, Kip!” After you are done with your meal, you will marvel at the size of this pontoon boat that held your sloppy ploppy mix.

Overall verdict: you’re better off mixing and matching like you normally do at Taco Bell.

(Below, Master Chief wishes he could fight in a sea of hot sauce in the Fiesta PT boat)

taco bell fiesta platter master chief

2. Wendy’s “premium” fish sandwich. I don’t see what’s so premium about it. It’s decent, it filled me up, but it’s kinda blah. The fish itself was good and had a uniform taste–there weren’t any weird chunks in it, and it didn’t taste mashed or processed.

If you’re going to try this fish-thingy, you might add some toppings to it, but I don’t really know what you could add to a fish sandwich that would really make it rock. I’d love to see suggestions for pimping your fish sandwich in the comments.

-MC Spanky McGee

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Videogames and Competitive Eating Together At Last

Major League Eating the Game Fake Box

Two of our favorite things at Soupy Trumpet are finally coming together like butt cheeks – Professional Competitive Eating and Video Games. On Thursday video game publishing company Mastiff Games released a press release for an upcoming game called “Major League Eating: The Game”. Mastiff acquired the gaming rights for Major League Eating (MLE) and the International Federation of Competitive Eating (I.F.O.C.E.) but divulged very few details at the time of the release. It is described as being played similar to a fighting game with twelve different foods to compete in.

Here at the Trumpet we certainly expect hope that our very favorite presidential candidate professional eater, Takeru Kobayashi , is not only in the game but the inaugural cover athlete. I have taken the liberty of firing up photoshop and offering a rough demo of said cover. Additionally we expect to be able to play as all of the best eaters in the world including Grown Pumpkin, rookie of the year Joey Chestnut, Patrick Bertoletti, Timothy “Eater X” Janus, Sonya Thomas, Chip “Burger” Simpson, Hall Hunt, and all the rest.

We also really hope that the game is available on XBox 360 since that is the only system Spanky has, the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) so far has been really only a Blu-Ray player, and the Nintendo wii is far to much work… however it may be a blast on the wii to digitally eat chicken wings. If they somehow figure out an apparatus that can attach to the wiimote that allows us to get husky while schooling fools as Kobayashi, then I will fully support the wii version and invite Big Headed Bro Taguchi over for some doubles when he is near the Pumpkin Patch.

There really is no reason for Soupy Trumpet NOT to be hired as a collective advisory board for this game as it is essentially being made for us. We need to get our agent on this stat.

Football Hangover…

This is cash.  We love the Super Bowl so much that we…eat…EVERYTHING!!!

7-Eleven stores say their antacids sales increase by 20 percent the day after Super Bowl. 

Six percent of all working Americans will also call in sick the next day.

15 tons of potato chips…15…tons.

Most importantly, on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans drain an estimated 10.5 million barrels of beer, roughly 17 times the nation’s average daily consumption.


…and it’s a school night.

Mix in these filthy beasts:

Janet super bowl

…and you’ve got all-out hedonism. 

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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We need a husky president.

“Huckabee challenges Romney over fried chicken”


I ain’t no Republican, but even if I were, I wouldn’t be votin’ for nobody who doesn’t know how to eat KFC. Hell, I’d rather vote for Jabba–we know he can get it done.

Who better to lead a nation of husky people than someone who can house KFC?

Huckabee is certainly justified in going after Romney on this.

Shit, I’m surprised he didn’t order a Snacker. Bro Taguchi will certainly show Romney how to order–and to destroy–some KFC. I’m sure Pumpkin has strong views on this, as well.

Just goes to show you how strong Romney’s tea is:


All this has made me very hungry. And very, very cranky. I hope Romney gets a rating of zero Taguchis.