By: Jordan Stacy
1. Popcorn Chicken (8 out of 10 stars)
Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of the popcorn chicken!!! Kill me for it, but I feel that the bread to chicken ratio is really off. I think that there is so much breading soaked in the spicy sauce that the taste of the actual chicken is lost. I like the taste of the sauce and really the idea of popcorn chicken, but the bread-chicken ratio is really what does it for me.
2. Tacos, Fajitas, Burritos (7 out of 10 stars)
I grouped the tacos, fajitas, and burritos together because I, like most other students, am confused what the difference is. That is my reasoning for why this category lost three stars. The defining features of tacos, fajitas, and burritos are lost because they are all so similar, with the same components making up each! However, I do think that the quality itself of these items is very good.
3. Churros (10 out of 10 stars)
I LOVE THESE. I gave them a 10 out of 10 stars, all the way. I need these in my life every day. They have that nice, salty, cinnamon crunch with the soft, creamy filling and together they just balance each other out. They are not super messy to eat which is always a plus. I have nothing but good things to say about this food.
4. Hummuses (7.5 out of 10 stars)
Do people even know these extensive varieties of hummuses exist? (Or the correct word for a plural hummus?) I am not sure if I am the only one, but until recently, I have never realized all of the diverse hummus options we have at HB. I took 2.5 stars off because of the lack of advertisement of this side dish. I also love the different pita bread/chip options to go with the many types of hummus.
5. Macaroni and Cheese (6 out of 10 stars)
Personally, I am not a huge fan of the macaroni and cheese. I don’t think the taste is bad but there isn’t a ton of flavor to it and I don’t like pouring bottles of salt and pepper on it. When the mac is super warm, for me, it’s more enjoyable because it’s creamier and has the melty effect which makes it tastier.
6. Tuna Salad – On the Salad Bar (8.5 out of 10 stars)
I eat this at least two days a week on my salad. I wouldn’t say it’s my all-time favorite but it tastes pretty good in a salad. However, I am quite confused about what exactly is in it. Obviously, tuna, I would hope. I also know that there are slices of hard-boiled eggs in it, but I am unsure of what else. At different times, I have seen celery, cucumbers, peppers, onions, and carrots in this tuna salad. I think, for me, the confusion surrounds what vegetables are actually in it. I think it has a good taste but knowing what ingredients are really in it, I think, would take this HB staple to a whole new level.