Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fast Bites BBQ Rib Sandwich

Here is another great product from the freezer section: BBQ rib sandwich by Fast Bites. This is pretty much over-the-counter McRib sandwich that is available throughout the year and it is regularly available at the Deals (Deal$) stores for only...$1.00!!! Yeah, thats right: only $1.00, although I also seen it a couple of times at the Associated food market for $1.99. So this sandwich is pretty much 2 burger burns   [with top one (lid) being coated with sesame seeds] with a rib-shaped pork meat patty that is glazed in the BBQ sauce, that form together the 5.5 ounces of food. I personally like all kinds of these BBQ rib sandwiches like McRibs, stuff that they sell in the 7-Eleven for $1.99 is a translucent plastic wrap and $2.99 in a fancy paper wrap, and this Fast Bites sandwich. Encore also makes the BBQ rib patties in a 6-pack family-size box, which you can use to create your own sandwiched with whatever bread or bun you like, its pretty good patties. Fast Bites has a whole lineup of burgers and sandwiches within its brand, and there are pretty much around 10 different varieties to choose from. Company by the name of [Advance] Pierre Foods makes all these sandwiches and from their website I could see that they make whole myriad of all kinds of products for all kinds of markets: dumplings, breadsticks, nuggets, pastries, sandwiches, burgers, sandwiches, fruit cups, frozen desserts and whatnot that is available for foodservice, retail and vending industries. I am also pretty much sure [at around 99.8%] that Pierre Foods also make cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches for the Walgreens' Cafe W (Cafe Dubya) private brand, that is pretty much re-branded to their new private brand by the name of Nice! [which is an inferior store brand to the complimentary Good and DeLish store brand by Walgreens and Duane Reade]. I compared Fast Bites and Cafe W cheeseburger and their boxes side-by-sides and there were about 99% similarities with both products, with only 1% being minor differences within the ingredients.

Back of the box.


Inside the wrap.




After cooking this sandwich in the microwave for 90 seconds, and letting it cool down, I began to chomp own on it. The buns are pretty good in taste but the pork patty was kinda average: from what I picked-up in it's taste was that there was way much soy filling rather than the pork/rib meat. The patty resulted in a bit of a bland taste. The BBQ sauce was not the best one in its category, but still it was pleasant on the tongue and helped the pork patty in diffusing the blandness. Overall, this is a good-tasting BBQ rib sandwich that definitely worth it's $1.00 price and presents a great value within the frozen food market, that has the costs rising up and the weight of the portions falling down. I rate this sandwich at 4.3/5.0 with a value rating of 4.7/5.0. Be sure to grab one if you stumble upon it: the BBQ rib are the most popular Fast Bites sandwiches and are the 1st ones to run out of stock from what I observed.  

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