Today while driving from Minneapolis to St. Paul, Minnesota I spotted a White Castle and immediately detoured so that I could relish in the experience made famous by Harold and Kumar as well as the Beastie Boys.
I went inside and immediately spotted the folks at the grill working on those tiny little square burgers that make White Castle famous, and then began to peruse the menu for a half dozen or so cheeseburgers – all the while imagining the delicous taste that was heading my way.
Incidently, did you know that you can purchase a White Castle “crave case” for $50 which includes 100 of those little burgers!
Well, after receiving our order and preparing to chow down on those little devils, my two female companions both remarked about the “quality” of said burgers. Let us just say that they were none too pleased. In fact, they both refused to eat them! It had something to do with the copious quantity of grease that was saturating the miniature buns the meat had been embedded in.
I however tore into those little bad boys with a vengance that would make any carnivore proud! Of course, I soon realized that there was virtually no meat actually in them! I stopped to examine the burger and quickly realized that the cheese was as thick, or thicker, than the beef! In fact, neither was much thicker than a quarter!
Well, I guess that’s about all you get for $.50 per burger, but McDonalds and Wendys sure seem to make $.99 go a lot farther with their cheeseburgers. Not to mention the fact that the White Castle burgers also tasted like… well, crap.
Oh, and did I mention the fries tasted like the cheap, generic, frozen ones you can get at the supermarket for about $.99 a bag?
If there was anything that actually made me happy, it was that they carried Coke and I was able to get a Cherry Coke to wash down the food. As you all know, I’m totally addicted to Coke products.
So, suffice it to say that the White Castle experience was… enlightening. But I don’t think I’ll be stopping back by anytime soon.