Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the proof is in the pudding pineapple...that got stuck in my straw

I've fallen in love with another...

Drink, that is. Or lured over to the dark side. However you want to put it...

After having been hounded gently encouraged by some blogging friends to visit Sonic (which I had yet to do) AND after having been told that I couldn't knock the Pineapple Diet Dr. Pepper from Sonic before I tried it (I'm not naming any names...AMBER!) , I finally caved willingly took my merry self with family in tow to our neighborhood across-town Sonic for a Memorial Day treat. And I have to say the PDDP, as it shall now be dubbed, was heavenly and exceeded my expectations (which I will admit weren't that high). And the fact that there is REAL pineapple in it? Well that's just an added bonus.

For those who need further proof that I indeed mean what I say. I, of course, had my hubby take a picture of me delighting in my new found love (which he, of course, did not make fun of. Ahem.) because that is, of course, just what you do when you have joined the World Wide Blogging Community of Sonic Lovers UnAnonymous. That's a lot of "of course"s...

So in the word's of Lincoln after he tasted his daddy's..."Wow-eee!"


I should be done talking about Sonic now, right? Wrong. Because I have one more part to the story. We also decided to try out a few food items. And while the fry sauce turns out to be something that I would run over small children to get to, grab handfuls of, and hoard in my car and pantry... and the taste of the tots were evil (in the sense that I can just feel them attaching themselves to my muffin top, since I could easily eat a pound of them) I have to say I was disappointed in the bang for my buck. I ordered off the "value" menu, and perhaps that is where I was led astray, but please tell me I'm not the only one that would have expected more than 7 tater tots in my little paper bag. Yes, that was before eating any of them. And, yes, I counted them. Which I had to, because when I went up and asked if this was the "normal" portion size, I was told the "value"(and I use that term loosely at this point) should contain 8 tater tots. Phew. Boy do I feel better. All is right with the world now. Wait! What?! You have got to be kidding me!!!

But, oh, does it get better. Yes, it does. After I counted mine and discovered I had 7, she asked me if I would like her to go get me ONE MORE. Yeah. Because that will make it worth the $1 that I spent. So while the taste of the tots was divine, the pain in my frugal mind and pocket were not.

Will all of that keep me away from my Pineapple Diet Dr. Pepper and the Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper that I will most assuredly try next time (that one's for you Mer!)?? No it will not. I have a feeling that Sonic will see quite a bit of me this summer. Specifically during Happy Hour when the drinks are half price!


14 comments:

Family of 5 said...

Hahaha! You are funny! Ridiculous that you only get a measly 8 tots in a bag! Hopefully you were able to savor each one! We love Sonic too! The kids think it is super cool to eat in the car unbuckled! Unforunately why does it have to be across town? Why don't we get anything fun on this side where we live? I have never tried that drink...but it is sounding yummy! I'm thinking...we will have to hop on over there this weekend!

Carpoolqueen said...

Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper's are awesome and typically my drink of choice. I also enjoy the Cherry Limeade Slush, and I hear the new Mango Limeade is to die for as well.

So, here's to Happy Hour - I'll be at one this week, I'm sure.

Jenny said...

I live 3 miles from a Sonic and have never even HEARD of a PDDP before. I'll have to try it.

Brandi said...

Kaeden and I LOVE to get cherry limeaids with REAL strawberries. YUM! You can also get that yummy combination in a slush - again - YUM!! And, the half price happy hours make me - well - very happy! :)

Mighty M said...

I've got to get myself to Sonic, STAT!

Erin said...

SONIC is horrible! They put one not even 2 minutes from my house and its horrible for me!!!

Erin said...

I was joking on my post if you couldnt tell! I LOVE SONIC!!

Amber said...

Three words...

YOU ARE WELCOME.

In addition to the HSM dance-off, I am adding slurping pineapple through those mahvalus red straws to our to-do list.

And because I'm sassy that way...

I TOLD YOU SO.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I don't drink diet drinks...but my kids and I are going to check out a new health food store tomorrow, and I think a stop at Sonic for some sugary-carbonated drinks would be the perfect ending to our healthy shopping trip, don't you?

We'll pass on the tater tots though.

Think a pineapple dr pepper will taste as good as a PDietDP?

Oh yeah. I'll try it.

Acker Family said...

First off, LOVE the hat you are wearing! SUPER CUTE. Secondly, I too am a HUGE fan of Sonic and also wish it wasn't so stinkin' far away!! My heart is usually set on a cherry limeade-so good! You should try that one. But I'm thinking I should try this new favorite drink-even though the pineapple with dr. pepper is kinda weird to me, I might be trying it soon! Let's take a girl's trip over there! :)

Amber said...

I had to come back over and see if anyone was talking major smack about my precious PDDP. So far, so good.

And just look at all the people that we are pulling to our dark side. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (Another evil bad guy laugh.)

Have a good day, Kindred Spirit. I'm going to go grab a PDDP and think of you.

Hilary said...

Ok, so I see Sonic commercials and hear about Sonic...but I've yet to ever SEE a Sonic?? They really exist?
I would love to try some of that pineapple Dr. Pepper! Or the Vanilla..yum!

Oh and the precious tator tots...I used to make up songs about tator tots when I was little. Yummy.

Robin said...

I love vanilla diet dr pepper and may give in and try pineapple. I also love the new mango diet limeade, it is awesome.

Their burgers are awesome, as are their onion rings. My standing order is a cheese burger with mustard and no onions and a side of onion rings.

Gretchen said...

Our nearest Sonic is about 20 miles away, so I think I'll just have to believe you for it all. Miso soddy about the lack of carb/$.