Daily Archives: January 29, 2022

Mission Accomplished . . .

Today was finally my chance to check out Arby’s new Diablo Dare Brisket Sandwich, and we had to travel all the way over to the Arby’s in Pearland to try it. Turns out that our Clear Lake location wasn’t serving either of the Dare sandwiches, the chicken version or the brisket one.

The sandwich comes with a small snack-sized shake, Jamocha for me, supposedly to cool off your mouth from the heat. But in my case it wasn’t really needed.

They say the limited-time sandwiches, on sale until Feb. 6th come with five sources of heat: ghost pepper jack cheese, fiery hot seasoning, fire-roasted jalapenos and Diablo BBQ sauce, served on a red chipotle bun.

Diablo Dare Brisket 1

Since their dining room wasn’t open, we had to eat in the Jeep, which meant I had to hold the sandwich in one hand and photograph it with the other.

Diablo Dare Brisket 2

My first thought was that the brisket really looked good. And it was.

In fact it was very, very good. And like the ads, it was the hottest sandwich I’ve ever from a restaurant.

Hotter in fact than the ‘spicy’ sandwiches from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or Popeye’s.

But relatively speaking, it didn’t rank very high on my heat meter. More like somewhere around the middle, maybe.

For example it wasn’t as hot as the Texas Hot Chicken Tenders I had last Tuesday at The Cookshack in Webster. And of course no where their AMF Level I and Level II I had there back in September. Those you have to sign a waiver for.

But in Arby’s case, I wish that the Dare sandwiches were on their standard menu. If they were, we might go back more often.

In fact, we still might, just to have their brisket again, which IS on their standard menu, and was really good all by itself.

Give it a try, but don’t dawdle. They go away a week from tomorrow.

Coming back over to Clear Lake, we stopped off at Kroger’s to pick up a couple of prescriptions. I mentioned that last June we had moved all of our prescriptions over to Kroger’s Prescription Plan from WalMart and Sam’s. And it’s saved us a lot of money.

According to their website, my Kroger’s plan, which works through GoodRX has save us over $3400 based on the regular drug price. And according to my records, they’ve saved us over $600 from our WalMart/Sam’s costs.


Thought For The Day:

If your wife tells you that you’re right, that’s called sarcasm.