junk food Tag

04 Oct Ode To Junk Food: Pizza

I’m not sure why a junk food post about pizza hasn’t happened yet, but nevertheless it is my favourite food. It’s also definitely the perfect food for when you are on the road. Disagreements between your friends over where to eat can always be settled with a pizza place. Whether you are a meat eater or a vegetarian, there’s something for everyone, and each place has it’s own unique character. Click below to read a quick comparison of pizza in Canada’s east versus the west.

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15 Jul Ode To Junk Food: Ice Cream

As temperatures rise all over the country and people are out riding bikes, there’s no greater indulgence then a classic ice cream treat. Whether you have an old fashion ice cream truck like the one pictured above selling smooth soft serve, the Dickee Dee pedalling around and selling rocket pops, or you’re stopping in at the corner store to get an ice cream sandwich, frozen treats reign supreme in the summer time. Keep it in mind this weekend as you’re enjoying the weather and session with your friends. Nothing beats the summer heat like a cold ice cream treat.

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27 Feb ODE TO JUNK FOOD: FOUR LOKO

While we have written about BMX’s love affair with junk food in the past (La Belle Province, Taco Bell), I feel the need to write about another recent popular indulgence: Four Loko. Yes, it is not what one would call food, but it still falls under the junk category. If you’ve been under a rock for the last  six months, let me explain. Four Loko fever seemed to sweep not only BMX, but North America by storm last summer, and left a trail of destruction in its path. While we cannot get the caffeinated malt alcoholic drink in Canada, that didn’t stop plenty of riders from shopping for them at stores south of the border. It is said that just two or three of these monstrous 23.5 oz cans can leave a person in a world of hurt and hangover regret. They come in a variety of fruit flavours such as grape, watermelon, lemon-lime, cranberry lemonade. Nowadays it’s harder to find a can of the original recipe Loko in stores after much criticism and controversy came from several US campuses after many students began experiencing injuries, blackouts, and often hospitalization from over consumption of the drink. This led to the Liquor Control Commission in several states to ban the drink, retailers voluntarily pulling the drink from shelves, and eventually in November 2010 a ban of the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages by the Food and Drug Administration.

While I feel that Four Loko might be old news by now, there are still places where people can and are finding them for sale, and with the number of Canadian riders flocking down to warmer US climates this winter, no shortage of stories of people getting Loko’d. On a personal note, I think it tastes like a horrible mix of an energy drink and cough medicine, but to each their own. My favourite thing to have come out of all the Four Loko mania however is the music video that you can watch after you click below.

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20 Dec ODE TO JUNK FOOD: TACO BELL

As a follow up to our last Ode To Junk Food post, Toronto’s Leland Nightingale sent through his story of BMX road trip indulgence:

We (Leland Nightingale, Patrick Krzyzanowski, ‘Miami’ Mike Broff) have been going to Ft Lauderdale, Florida for four years now every winter before xmas (to ride) and each and every day we have Taco Bell once (or twice) sometimes for breakfast and we always go to this same grimey pizza joint (Downtown Pizzeria or DTP) for late night slices once a day. Its pretty gross but its the way she goes.

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