Popeye's Chicken - Don't call me Honey
DEL CITY, OKLAHOMA -- The ladies were going to Popeye's Chicken and asked if they could bring me back something. I haven't had fried chicken in a while so what the hey. They bring back my spicy two piece (all dark meat of course) meal with a biscuit and red beans and rice. The chicken was cooked perfectly and very delicious. The red beans and rice as always spectacular. The biscuit, eh, acceptable. Even more so I'm thinking with honey. Well, therein lays the problem.
In my box was various condiment packets. Louisiana hot sauce, margarine type spread and a pack of honey ~~ or so I thought. The label 'honey sauce' seemed kind of odd. So a quick check of the ingredients I see honey, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, natural flavor, fructose, caramel coloring. You gotta be kidding me. Seriously, you replace the dab of honey with some lab experiment to save what a nickel a meal? A dime a meal?
First of all I do not eat high fructose corn syrup if at all possible. Secondly, honey is one of nature's perfect foods. It needs no help, alteration or caramel coloring. And thirdly it tastes like crap. Yeah, I had to take a taste. I just had to.
What passes as food or should I say food substitutes these days is just ridiculous. I feel like I'm being pwned by the Popeye's bean counters who think I'm too stupid to tell the difference. Well I ain't and Popeye's is now on the black list along with such playas as Wendy's, Burger King, KFC, Carl's Jr, Arby's, Taco Bell, Taco Bueno, Rally's, Crystals, Steak and Shake and Jack in the Box.
When did it become the rule that fast food has to be junk food?