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Starbucks Quadriginoctuple Frap

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February 20, 2013 – How does 48 shots of espresso sound to get your day cranking?

Customer Beau Chevassus gave his order for “Quadriginoctuple Frapa” which amounts to a mocha frappuccino soy mocha drizzle matcha powder protein powder caramel brulee topping with strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle frappuccino chips, vanilla bean and 48 shots. It costs $47.30.

And that my friends is what Starbucks calls their most expensive cup of coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker so I really don’t care how much espresso they add, but I would be concerned about the mental state of the person who is sitting in traffic sipping on that one.

I know how edgy I get when my caffeine level rises to the top after a diet Mt Dew, but 48 shots of espresso and rush hour? That can’t be a good combination.

Right now I have this vision of Starbucks patrons squirming in their chairs, tapping their feet, teeth rattling while speed texting.

Irritable jitters anyone? – JRoycroft

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02/20/2013 at 7:07 PM

Nutella vs Jif: The Hazelnut Chocolate Wars Begin

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Move over Nutella, there’s a new competitor in town.

Jif has introduced it’s new Hazelnut Chocolate spread and I suspect the folks at Nutella might be a bit scared.
Jif Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut Spread, 14.1 oz

I personally cannot stand Nutella. Haven’t tried the Jif version, nor do I plan to. So far as I can tell, the only good that can come from the battle of the hazelnut chocolate spreads will be that someone will surely win the WordPress Freshly Pressed lottery when they write about it. We all know who won’t be in the running for that. Along with the standard Chocolate, Jif also has a Mocha Cappuccino flavor to tantalize your hazelnut desires. Top that Nutella! -JRoycroft

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02/16/2013 at 12:17 PM

What Political Campaigns Mean To Democrats

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October 8, 2012 – A reminder of what the 2012 Presidential campaign, and all political campaigns mean to Democrats. Not that you need to be reminded, but there are some newbies out there that may need some insight.

This is the message you tell your moochers and leeches:

“So, dear voter!  Are you are unhappy that there are people who have more than you have?  They drive nicer cars, live in nicer homes, take nicer vacations and are going to be able to retire earlier than you?  Well … we feel your pain, and we see no reason why you should have to get up before the sun and drive home in the dark to have the same lifestyle.  Everybody knows that you should be able to have the lifestyle you desire, no matter how lavish, on a 40-hour work week.  And if 40 hours a week is not enough to put the car you want into your garage, the flat-screen you want on your living room wall, the money you want into your bank account, and the tickets for that South Pacific cruise on your dresser, well then your friendly Democrat public servant is here to help.  It’s all so simple!  You just vote for us and keep us in power in Washington, and we’ll simply use the police power of government to take money away from those people who have so much more than you do, and give it to you.  It’s called ‘redistribution of the wealth’ and we are your re-distributors.  After all, it’s not like they actually worked for and earned that money!  Everybody knows that wealth is distributed, not earned.”

So there you have it. Democrats are are your tax paid wealth re-distributors for the moochers and leeches in our wonderful welfare society of  the all mighty Ruler Obama.

Now please excuse me while I go snuggle up to a bowl of my famous Roycroft Chili … that I MADE MYSELF! -JRoycroft

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10/08/2012 at 10:59 AM

Kansas Students Are Hungry Thanks To Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program

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Michelle Obama is catching a lot of grief and criticism over her government school lunch plan. Seems that in Kansas, some of the students are complaining they aren’t getting enough to feel full after eating.

“Some Kansas students and at least one political leader say new school lunch guidelines aimed at limiting calories and encouraging good nutrition are having an unintended consequence: Hungry kids,” McClatchy reports. The report points to this parody video of kids complaining about the new lunch program established by First Lady Obama.

The kids at Sidwell Friends, the elite private school the Obama kids attend in Washington, D.C. probably aren’t complaining about their pizza today.

According to the school’s website, pepperoni pizza is on the menu today:

French Mushroom Soup
Classic Caesar Salad
Boston Bean Salad
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Variety Flatbread Pizza
Variety Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
Sauteed Local Greens
Sliced Melon

I wonder did the Obama kids take a special healthy bagged lunch instead?- JRoycroft

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09/25/2012 at 4:18 PM

Owner Of “Crumb And Get It” Refuses To Allow Photo Op with Joe Biden

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August 16, 2012 – My new hero today is business owner Chris McMurray, owner of the “Crumb and Get It” bakery located in Radford, Va.

After being contacted by Biden’s staff for a photo op in Chris McMurray’s bakery, he respectfully declined. Chris told the Biden people he disagreed with Obama’s policies and his statement, “You didn’t build that.”

The best part about this story is soon after the “Crumb and Get It” owner told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ – the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray ”Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ – then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.

Gotta love it. -JRoycroft

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08/16/2012 at 6:48 PM

Julia Child

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August 15, 2012 – In honor of my favorite chef ever. No one did it better than Julia.

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08/15/2012 at 6:47 PM

It’s Man Food Saturday

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June 15, 2012 – Pot Roast. Shut the front door!

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06/16/2012 at 6:44 PM

Paula Deen Counter Point From My Dear Wife

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January 18, 2012 – Little did I know that my lovely wife would be the first to comment on my recent Paula Deen blog. Lindsay is a fan of Paula Deen as was her dear grandmother. I’ve decided that it wasn’t enough to just leave her words sitting in the comments section, because she has such a way with words that I have placed them here for you to enjoy as a post.

So … in Paula Deen’s defense, here is my beautiful wife Lindsay reading me the riot act as only she can do in her own charming way -

Baby, baby, baby…. You are going to catch hell, and rightly so! Are you seriously going to pick on Paula again? First of all, let’s talk about the picture you have decided to embellish your blog with. OF COURSE you had to choose a picture of the Queen of Southern Cooking stuffing her face. Her pretty smile just wouldn’t have done this blog justice, now would it?
As for Bourdain, he’s freakin’ awesome. But let’s face it… He’s a damn Yankee (from New York City!) that doesn’t know a damn thing about the South, soul food, and sweet tea.
Now, on to the real issue. Do you honestly believe that Paula Deen had the obligation of sharing her medical problems with her audience, fans, and patrons? That’s nonsense! Paula may have known about her diabetes and continued to prepare her “unhealthy” meals for herself and others, but her medical problems shouldn’t be anyone else’s concern! It isn’t up to her or any other TV personality to educate people on the “dangers” of eating high fat, high calorie, and sugary foods. We have an unhealthy, over weight Surgeon General to provide us with that information! Those who are making Paula’s best dishes at home and are visiting her restaurant are CHOOSING to eat her famous greasy fried chicken and gooey butter cakes. And why? For the same reason you eat them. THEY’RE DAMN GOOD!!! Paula is not a hypocrite for having type 2 diabetes and continuing to cook her “lard laden-ed goodies.” She has never once argued to be the epitome of health! (Lord knows she wouldn’t have a fried chicken leg to stand on there!) and I’m pretty sure she’s never claimed her dishes to be good for you… Not in a health sense anyway.
If I know you as well as I think I do… You don’t really believe what you wrote. At least not all of it. If you did then you would agree with all of those who blame McDonald’s for ramming Big Macs down their throats and super sizing their fries and ultimately making them fat. (Which of course is why they had to sue the restaurant for not having booths large enough to accommodate their fat asses.) I believe I just won my argument….Mr. Roycroft.
I hope you read this before eating your midnight snack of cornbread and milk. Ooops! too late! :) — Your Loving Wife

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01/18/2012 at 12:21 AM

Paula Deen: Butter, Sugar And Type 2 Diabetes

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January 17, 2012 - Wow, what a surprise to hear that Paula Deen has Type 2 diabetes. It wasn’t that long ago when Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen had their little media spat about Bourdain calling Deen an unhealthy cook. Ahh yes, I remember it well. It was on that very day when I blogged about their little love hate relationship and all hell broke loose.

Where do I begin?  How about the reader who anonymously threatened me and my family in comments because I dared blog about Paula Deen. Or better yet, that so called conservative blog that actually banned me from commenting on their site because I said she exaggerated her southern drawl and all that “Y’all” crap was getting old. So much for freedom of speech. Dare I even mention that I agree with Bourdain’s comment that “she’s proud of the fact that her food is f-ing bad for you.”

Oh hell , I can hear them all now… the frantic pecking on the key boards all over blog land in a freaking frenzy, writing the hate filled comments that I’m sure to receive very shortly. Those same fat asses that drool over Deen’s butter packed, lard laden-ed goodies who fill her restaurant to capacity waiting with pregnant anticipation for her famous greasy fried chicken. Oh and let’s not forget about the sweet tea, cakes and pies. Yum yum!

Funny thing about Paula Deen …  she has known for two years about her diabetes but has not mentioned it until now. Seems to me that she’s been quite the hypocrite selling her fat filled sugary recipes all the while knowing it was killing her. Never once mentioning to her devoted fans that she was sick and possibly due to her over weight, diet and lack of exercise.

Anthony Bourdain nailed it when he told in regards to her diabetes announcement: “When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got Type 2 diabetes … it’s in bad taste if nothing else.”

I personally can eat the hell out of some Buffalo chicken wings and I do love some home cooked southern food, but not every day. I enjoy a variety of foods and I will be the first to admit that I eat whatever the hell I want without stopping to ask myself if it’s healthy. It’s called using common sense and moderation.

Now y’all send me your hate mail and show some support for Paula Deen. – JRoycroft

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01/17/2012 at 8:09 PM

The Roycroft Report is getting a make over

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November 24, 2011 - To all my friends and enemies… Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve decided to change the layout of my blog and go with something cleaner and hopefully more appealing and easy on the eyes.

I’ll also be adding more variety, but not as much hard core political stuff that you’ve expected from me. Not to worry though, I’ll still have my rants against the moocher class and liberal agenda. After all, I have a reputation to maintain.

There will be sections for recipes and photography, both of which will be from my wife Lindsay and myself.

I welcome any and all suggestions from everyone.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and best wishes to all – JRoycroft

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11/24/2011 at 2:41 PM

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