Fried Chicken at Taco Bell! We Tried the Crispy Chicken Grillers, Chickstars, and Quesadillas

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Josh Chesler
A lot of products, only a few ingredients.

The Guilty Pleasure: Crispy Chicken Chickstar and Crispy Chicken Grillers
Where to Get It: Taco Bell
Price: $3.99 (Chickstar) $1.69 (Grillers)
What it Really Costs: The total loss of your belief that Taco Bell even tries to serve Mexican food anymore.

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Chips Ahoy! Root Beer Float Flavor Misses the Boat

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Josh Chesler
Root beer floats? Delicious. Cookies? Delicious. Root beer float-flavored cookies? Meh.

The Guilty Pleasure: Chewy Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations - Root Beer Float
Where to Get It: Grocery stores, right next to the other weird Chips Ahoy! flavors
Price: $2.98
What it Really Costs: The crushing reality that two of your favorite childhood desserts don't go well together.


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Oreo Biscuits from Church's Chicken Are Shockingly Delighful

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Josh Chesler
They're not the most visually striking dessert, but Oreo Biscuits are better than a lot of fast food options.

The Guilty Pleasure: Oreo Biscuits
Where to Get It: Church's Chicken
Price: 99 cents for 5
What it Really Costs: A sugar crash, as well as the time and thought to redefine what you consider a biscuit.

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Taco Bell's Biscuit Taco Isn't Much of a Taco

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Josh Chesler
It's a fast food bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a folded biscuit. What did you expect?

The Guilty Pleasure: The Biscuit Taco
Where to Get It: Taco Bell, like you even had to ask
Price: $3.29 plus tax
What it Really Costs: The emotional distress of sitting in a Taco Bell drive-thru before 11 a.m.

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We Tried the Sriracha Quesarito from Taco Bell (and Lived to Tell the Tale)

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Josh Chesler
Love it or hate it, Taco Bell's Sriracha Quesarito is here.

The Guilty Pleasure: The Sriracha Quesarito
Where to Get It: Taco Bell, duh
Price: Roughly $3, depending on your choice of meat.
What it Really Costs: Your pride of not eating Taco Bell for dinner, a little bit of your love for sriracha, and possibly a plumbing bill.

Well, they didn't kill us yet, so therefore it must be time for Taco Bell to put out a new creation.

Whether you find them disgusting or disgustingly delightful, you have to admit that Taco Bell has never been short on ideas when it comes to combining the various food groups of the people who actually eat Taco Bell sober (primarily Doritos, Mountain Dew, and grease).


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We Tried the Churro Dog, the Latest Ballpark Food Phenom at Arizona D-Backs' Chase Field in Phoenix

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courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks
The churro dog, in all its glory.
The Guilty Pleasure: The Churro Dog
Where to Get It: Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Price: $8.50
What it Really Costs: 1,100 calories -- not counting that corn dog we know you'll pair it with

We're not sure of the statistical accuracy behind this, but we're willing to venture a guess that roughly 99% of churros eaten in America are consumed in either a theme park or Costco.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chef Michael Snoke are looking to add Chase Field to that list with the creation of the Churro Dog.

We ventured over to the ballpark to try one for ourselves.

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Little Caesars Introduces Bacon-Wrapped Deep Dish Pizza, Is Apparently Trying to Kill Us All

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JK Grence

The Guilty Pleasure: Bacon-Wrapped Deep-Dish Pizza
Where to Get It: Little Caesars, locations nationwide
Price: $12
What it Really Costs: Each slice is 450 calories. Each. Slice.

Peak Bacon has come and gone. I mean, things with bacon on them are still delicious, but the trend of slapping bacon on anything that doesn't run away fast enough is so last year, possibly even so 2013. I'm a little wistful, but mostly relieved.

That doesn't stop people from trying, though. Case in point: Little Caesars went and lined the crust of their deep-dish pizzas with strips of bacon.

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Chocolade Van Brugge in Scottsdale Serves Excellent Liege Waffles

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Lauren Saria
This waffle will blow your mind.
The Guilty Pleasure: Leige waffle
Where to Get It: Chocolade Van Brugge
Price: About $5
What it Really Costs: More calories than I'd like to think about

Situated in a part of Old Town Scottsdale that's mostly filled with expensive art galleries and fancy boutiques, Chocolade Van Brugge, a chocolate shop, is a bit of an unlikely find.

Then again, the boutique sweet shop sort of fits in perfectly -- just consider the $2.50 per truffle price tag. Chocolade Van Brugge justifies the price with the fact that the chocolates are imported from Belgium, and though they're certainly worth trying, what we really love are the shop's Liege waffles.


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Ben & Jerry's Cookie Core Ice Creams Are Even Better Than You Expect

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JK Grence

The Guilty Pleasure: Ben & Jerry's Cookie Core ice cream
Where to Get It: In theory, your favorite grocery. In practice, I've only seen it at Walmart.
Price: About $4, same as all the other Ben & Jerry's flavors wherever you buy them.
What it Really Costs: Three times the calories to find your favorite. And entering Walmart.

Ben & Jerry's has long been a standard bearer for guilty pleasure sweets. I know it's my ice cream of choice if I'm curling up on the couch with a bad movie after a rough day.

I love that even though the eponymous duo doesn't have a hand in day-to-day operations of the company, Ben & Jerry's still has some of the most fun and innovative flavors on the market.

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New Red Velvet Oreos? Yes, Please!

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JK Grence

The Guilty Pleasure: Red Velvet Oreos
Where to Get It: Your favorite big box grocery store.
Price: Same as the regular box of Oreos.
What it Really Costs: More money per cookie, considering the smaller box.

When someone tells me that Nabisco is going to unveil a new flavor of Oreo, I get a little nervous. While they've released some fun flavors (the pumpkin spice ones weren't half bad), I have minor PTSD over the dubious watermelon flavor Oreos.

This time around, they played it safe and went with perenially popular red velvet cake, in cute little sandwich cookie form.

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