I’ve tasted a lot of different foods for Business Insider.
I’ve gained an awareness for what makes each fast food chain’s menu stand out from its competition.
I have not been impressed by many fast food menus. But the thing that made my stomach turn the most was Dairy Queen’s menu.
I recently tested random food items on Dairy Queen’s Grill & Chill menu, and I was completely disturbed. The food lacks flavour, it’s soggy, and it made me question the brand’s identity as a whole.
Which leads me to the worst fast food item I have ever tried: Dairy Queen’s chilli cheese dog.
I thought the chilli dog would be the least of my worries. I was more concerned about eating a fish sandwich or a mushroom burger.
But I was immediately disappointed when I took a look at the chilli dog.
The cheese was barely melted. It was crusty, and it sat on top of a measly amount of chilli.
I picked up the hot dog, took a bite, and could not hold back my reaction.
“That is not a hot dog,” I said out loud. (I feel like I would know — this was right after I finished taste testing hot dogs from typical burger joints.)
I know hot dogs have questionable ingredients (and I choose not to think about that!), but I couldn’t stop thinking about that when I ate Dairy Queen’s hot dog.
As one of my fellow taste testers described it: “This tastes like it’s three weeks old.”
Perfect description, awful taste test. That “chilli cheese dog” will haunt me for the rest of my life.
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