Adam from GrubGrade

I am best known for my grilling adventures with Bison testicles. That and being a college football expert and freelance writer.

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The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

I'm fairly sure Steve from Full House would have pounded 2-3 meatloafs per eating occasion. Other than that, flawless!

The 'Big 3' U.S. candy bars?


I tend to think you are overlooking the other Hershey bars. For instance, I would have a Cookies and Cream and Special Dark bar at least on the C-list, and would even put them on the B-list.

I have recently gotten in Canadian Candy and must say, Crispy Crunch is amazing. Adding molassas to peanut butter and peanuts seems a little odd, but it works. Coffee Crisp is great as well, as is the Mr. Big bar.

BTW, Zero's are repulsive.

Reality Check: Burger King's BK Toppers

I don't know Todd. I feel like the beefy burger taste alone -- coupled with BK's new and much improved bacon -- makes these worth it. Although I still find the Single Stacker the best $1 burger in the fast food kingdom.

Cereal Eats: When Classic Cereals Try New Flavors, Fail

We agree on these new cereals. I've tried all three, and although I actually do enjoy the Blueberry HBO, I found the fake, almost metallic edge of the peach taste to completly overpower the vibe of the other. It's really a shame HBO discontinued the chocolate cluster flavor they had a few years back.

FTC sucked, but I do think you should at least try Bluebbery Muffin tops from Malt-o-Meal. I think, like me, you'll find it sweet beyond eatable, but it is a, uh, different experience.

Maybe a good future post would be comparing all CTC knock-offs, like Malt-o-Meal, Mom's Best, all other "natural" kinds? A bling taste test perhaps?

I love Cocoa Puffs myself, but dislike the Brownie Crunch. I think I'm in the minority though when I say I've enjoyed some less than popular offspring flavors. Cookie Crisp Sprinkes comes to mind, as does Chocolate Lucky Charms.

Sugar=The Devil?

If sugar is the devil, than reading this site is like looking at Dante's Inferno.

IMHO, the "sugar is the devil" question is just the latest "butter will drop you dead asap" or "fat free, how about 'die for free?'" claim out there.

And no, any posted links will not change my mind :)

National ( Food of Your Choice) Day!

Last year (my senior year of college) my friend Steve and I celebrated 4/20 Day as any wholesome and conservative Utah college students would; we didn't actually get high, but did stuff most people would think you'd have to be high to do.

Taking a line from the movie Heavyweights, we tested the theory about putting twinkies on pizza (a Papa Murphey's Take-N-Bake.) It was actually pretty decent. I described it as a "like a toasted marshmallow and pound cake panini."

So from here on out I plan to make April 20th "DO put twinkies on your pizza day."

(Ok, awaiting Adam Kuban and the rest of the slice department to either give it a try or burn me at the stake.)

San Diego: Pigging Out at Carnitas' Snack Shack

+1 on the babe reference. one of my favorite "elementary school" movies ha!

what was the bacon "jam" like? was it tomato or fruit based?

we may be on opposite coasts but I love these reviews btw. nice job as always

Super Bowl Giveaway: 10-Pound Box of Pat LaFrieda Sliders

As a short white guy myself, I clearly I will be rooting for Wes Welker and his "great route running" ability and "fantastic hands." That and eating leftover chili from a cookoff the night before.

In Food Policy This Week: 5 News Bites

"They" should really think about trying to mandate more enticing looking trays and tableware. I'd have a hard enough time going cold turkey from the chicken fingers and churros as it is without having to eat it off of something designed for a Jetsons movie.

Cereal Eats: Wheaties, a Champion Among Cereals

I credit my fantastic fast twitch muscle ability in all pickup sports as a youth to Frosted Flakes, including a short-lived but damn good run through the honey infused goodness of Frosted Flakes Gold. I also credit my Jon McEnroe theatrics and use of all words banned on a little league baseball field to the insane sugar rushes of those days.

Other than that, I've always been known as "that dude" in the press box of NCAA Division I football games to pass on the media buffet in favor of homemade cereal trail mixes.

Fast Food: McDonald's Chicken McBites


Because that wouldn't taste good. Also, because stuff can't stay crispy in a liquid environment like the bloodstream. Duh!

Chain Reaction: Uno Chicago Grill's Artisan Thin Crust Pizza

My thoughts were very much the same Will. My only complaint is the size for the price. I think most people will find one pizza a complete meal, and I think something like $11.99 for the Fig and Goat Cheese.

Fast Food: McDonald's Chicken McBites

Chick Fil A has to do a popcorn chicken version. I love their nuggets but they are a different animal, but I've always found the crunchy parts on their sandwiches to be like eating awsome.

Fast Food: McDonald's Chicken McBites

I need a full proof way to turn soggy mcnuggets which have been bought at noon but not to be consumed till dinnerish into those crispy, salty, right from the fryer nuggets you get off the line. Kenji, hate to ask for advice during your present situation, but got any tips?

Vegan Eating and Nutrition

"Nutrition is a complicated and politically-charged field that I prefer to steer clear of in my writing"

Not to nitpick, but isn't the whole idea of going vegan (ie. your Day '0' post) a politically-charged preface to begin the experiment on?

BTW, have you thought of supplementing protein with (geez, no surprise I'm suggesting this) a breakfast cereal like Kashi GoLean?

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Krave Comes to the U.S.


I feel like the exterior has too easy a give. As a compulsive snacker who likes mixes, I want something with a little more bite. Like Cocoa Puffs

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Krave Comes to the U.S.

@ Leandra,

Hope I don't steal your thunder, but I shared my thoughts on the new blog (

I love the concept of Krave, and really hope other fillings will be tossed around. I for one know I could get behind a chocolate exterior and peanut butter "cream" interior. My only complaint is that the exterior is shabby. I wish it had more crunch, but alas, then the milk might not penetrate as well.

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Krave Comes to the U.S.

Love Double Chocolate Krave. It's like a poor man's chocolate ecclair in the center, and is one of the few cereals I prefer with milk, or, better yet, half-and-half. However, best new cereal this year is still Kelloggs' Cinnamon Roll Little Bites. It's like eating 48 cinnamon rolls for just 190 calories.

Reality Check: Wendy's Cheesy Cheddarburger

I like the melted cheese sauce you get on the Arby's Jr. Ham and Cheddar melt better. The Wendy's stuff is actually a little thick for me, but if you ask for it on the "W" in between the beef with the regular cheese, you get something of an In-N-Out effect. No, you don't get In-N-Out, but last I checked they don't operate off freeways in rural Virginia at 10 in the morning...

Cakespy: Twinkie Tiramisu

When I was in college I once put twinkies on a Papa Murphey's take-and-back pizza to test out the line from Heavyweights. Surprisingly good.

Cook the Book: 'Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook'

Gotta be eggs. Fry up two, spread some low fat cream cheese on two slices of toasted dark wheat bread, top it will some cucumbers and dill, then hurdle on the eggs. Frozen veggies work great as a side. Just micorwave some forzen peas with mint and lemon juice and you've got yourself a really filling and reasonably healthy meal.

Cereal Eats: Special K

I second the love for Protein Plus. It's a great cereal to add to sugary mixes, and it's 10 grams of protein per serving are awsome. If you're looking for an awsome post workout munchie bag I suggest Protein Plus + Kashi Go Lean + A dried fig. It's all under 300 calories and has 23 grams of protein and a decent amount of sugar.

PS: It might make you fart.

My mom thinks Special K Chocolate is the best cereal ever. I don't see how it's anything more than just brown sugar glazed special K with fake chocolate chips poured in...