Monday, October 31, 2011

Arnold Palmer Hard Half & Half | Chad'z Alcopop Reviews #9

If you've been watching me for the last year or so you know I love Arnold Palmer Half & Half (the non-alcoholic beverage that's a mixture of iced tea and lemonade). Well, not surprisingly, some marketing genius thought it would be a great idea to add some alcohol to it and make an alcopop out of it. Some of my favorite alcopops have been hard lemonades and hard iced teas - would combining both together create for the best alcopop, ever!?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Albany Comic Con (Fall 2011)

It's time for the FALL edition of the semi-annual Albany Comic Con. I like the Fall edition better because it's almost twice the size of the spring show. There was two rooms of vendors, a gaming room and a panel room. I didn't film everything, mostly I was just going for an overview from my perspective. I did manage to get some pretty good comics and filled in some major holes in my collection. And yes, I will be filming an updated tour of my comic book collection soon!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sprite | Chad'z Soda Reviews #21

I can't believe I've been doing this show for well over a year now and I've never reviewed Sprite! I actually remember when Sprite first came out in the 1980s (at least I think it did). It's always been a go-to, safe, reliable soda but never one I've really loved. I've never really taken the time to analysis or contemplate what it is about this soda I like and what flavors are actually there (although that's true of almost all sodas on this show). So, for the record, here's what I think about Sprite.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snapple Raspberry Tea | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #22

Can you believe it's been almost NINE MONTHS since I last reviewed a Snapple product?! Feels like it was just the other day, but at the same time it feels like that was years ago. Anyway, this is a fairly new Snapple product I believe. I don't recall seeing a raspberry iced tea flavor before. I'm a huge fan of the peach tea and the lemon tea is pretty good, too. So how will a raspberry tea from Snapple taste?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mexican Fanta | Chad'z Soda Reviews #20

This isn't the first time I've reviewed Fanta, nor is it the first time I've reviewed a Mexican version of a Coca-Cola product. While I have reviewed quite a few orange sodas on this show, they've all been made with HFCS. But now my local Walmart carries both Mexican Coke and Fanta, so i thought I would give this a try to see how it differs from the American version since it's made with real sugar.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NOS Grape | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #35

If you saw my review of 5 Hour Energy Grape you know I'm not a fan of grape-flavored drinks. But I am, however, a fan of the NOS line of energy drinks. So which way would this go?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

2011 vlog #19 | Requests recap; upcoming trades; my "beer cellar"; October reviews

Man it's been a long time since I did a regular vlog. I was just going to do a recap vlog but since I had time I wanted to tell you about some upcoming things. I'm in talks with two people from different parts of the country to do some wicked beer trades that involve Russian River and Three Floyds. I give you a quick tour of my beer "cellar" (yeah I know Chris Steltz just did the same thing). My basement flooded after Hurricane Irene and the bottles got wet and some got moldy. I'm wondering if the beer inside is still good? If you know please let me know. Lastly, I want to let you know what's in my fridge and what I have planned for October. Enjoy!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Java Monster Loca Moca | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #34

It's been months since I reviewed a coffee energy drink first thing in the morning, so I thought now is as good a time as any to try doing that again. I found this Loca Moca Monster at a different grocery store than I usually go to so of course I bought it. The name intrigued me because "mocha" usually means coffee + chocolate. Plus I've liked the other Java Monsters well enough - would this be any different?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Harpoon Cider | Chad'z Cider Reviews #4

I do so many review shows I can't keep track of them. It's been over two months since I last shot a cider review, so I decided to do a fairly popular brand: Harpoon. This brewery is out of Boston but they also make this cider which I tend to see everywhere. I actually attempted to review this cider a month or two ago but didn't notice the bottle was expired until after I took my first swig. I made a point of buying a fresh one this time around. Would the end result be any better?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rockstar Recovery Lemonade | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #33

I thought it would be fun to do a back-to-back comparison of similar energy drink styles. Much like the "Monster Rehab", Rockstar Recovery Lemonade is billed as a hangover drink (well, in not so many words). It's also non-carbonated. But unlike the Monster, this drink is just plain lemonade and non a lemon/iced tea blend. I haven't had a Rockstar product in a LONG time! So let's see how this thing stacks up.