Pierre Foods Fast Choice® Pizza Charbroil with Cheese

The vendy is almost emp­ty this Fri­day. Some­one, oth­er than me, has been eat­ing stuff from it. I hypoth­e­size that the folks work­ing all night on the 4th floor are to blame. All that was left in the machine were things I’d already eat­en [Muf­fin, Chick­en Sal­ad, Pick­le] except for a chimichanga and what I end­ed up choos­ing today, Pierre Foods Fast Choice® Piz­za Char­broil with Cheese.

First, a lit­tle more about Pierre Foods. Did you know that

Pierre Foods is a mem­ber of many indus­try orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing:

Amer­i­can Meat Insi­tute
Cana­di­an Food & Bev­er­age Asso­ci­a­tion
Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Truck Stop Oper­a­tors
and the NRA

and that their

…man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es are con­duct­ed under Haz­ard Analy­sis Crit­i­cal Con­trol Point (HACCP) prin­ci­ples and mon­i­tor­ing pro­grams. HACCP in con­junc­tion with a sophis­ti­cat­ed micro­bi­o­log­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing pro­gram of envi­ron­men­tal, equip­ment, and fin­ished prod­uct test­ing pro­vides the assur­ance for [their] cus­tomer that they will receive safe, whole­some, high qual­i­ty prod­ucts.

Ful­ly cook­ing [their] prod­ucts destroys harm­ful bac­te­ria and actu­al flame broil­ing and sear­ing with a bran­der gives our char­broiled prod­ucts a deli­cious “fresh off the grill” fla­vor. Grad­u­at­ed super­heat­ed air ranges from 1000 F to 300 F pro­vid­ing supe­ri­or tex­ture and col­or. The prod­ucts are Indi­vid­u­al­ly Quick Frozen (IQF) to lock in fla­vor and assure shelf life. All of this ensures a con­sis­tent qual­i­ty prod­uct that is sure to sat­is­fy every time.

That last block­quote sounds like some­thing out of an applied nuclear physics lab. All of that effort goes in to each sack of crap that I buy from the vendy. All that work, and it ends in fail­ure every time.

The Pierre Foods Fast Choice® Piz­za Char­broil with Cheese is described as a

Sea­soned, flame­broiled beef pat­ty topped with Ital­ian piz­za sauce and one slice of moz­zarel­la cheese on a sesame seed bun.

I wasn’t quite cer­tain how one would char­broil a piz­za, but I should have count­ed on Pierre Foods to be one step ahead of me in cre­at­ing a piz­za fla­vored ham­burg­er. This bug­ger cost me $1.65 and weighed in at 5.2 ounces. The piz­za sauce looked like some­thing scraped off the bot­tom of a dump­ster behind the worst Piz­za Pan in exis­tence. The moz­zarel­la slice was unseen until it start­ed ooz­ing out of the bun and looked like steam­ing spunk. The bun had the “full dia­per” feel­ing that every Pierre Foods prod­uct seems to have and the sesame seeds could have eas­i­ly been bee lar­vae. It tast­ed like a gravy/pizza fla­vored cig­a­rette. This is the sec­ond worst thing I’ve eat­en from the vend­ing machine. And it sup­plied me with 47% of my RDA of sat­u­rat­ed fat. The rest of the nutri­tion info is here.

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  • i love read­ing your vend­ing machine adven­tures adam. you are for sure a tougher man than i. i cant help but laugh every time you eat some­thing new.

  • I just took a bite of the most foul thing I have put in my mouth. (late­ly) What was I think­ing buy­ing the chick­en sand­wich from the gas sta­tion? Well, I knew it would suck, but not to the point that I would google Pierre foods so I can call and com­plain. Worst three dol­lars ever spent. Please, DONT do it!!!!!!!!

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