Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Travels with Blondie: South FLA Gives Me My First Sonic

Snickers Sonic Blast
I, for one, am constantly tempted by Sonic's Sonic Blast commercials. They are frequently advertised in the New York area, and yet the nearest Sonic is 70 miles away. And in New Jersey. So when I went for a relaxing jaunt to the Sunshine State, and my cuz let it slip that there was a Sonic by her house, I was there. After I got my IHOP rewards card of course, but more about that later.

G-rated Happy Hour
Upon driving in, I noticed the words "Happy Hour". It was the G-rated version, but it still grabbed my undivided attention.

Limited Edition Sonic Blast!
Then, I saw "Limited Time Only" and "Snickers" and the words "Hells" and "Yes" escaped from my mouth.

Snickers Sonic Blast
Mmm, first Sonic Blast ever. You were heaven in a large Styrofoam cup.

Oreo Sonic Blast
My cousin got a Blast with Oreo and I believe Snickers, but an aversion to vanilla soft serve made her convince them to (OFF THE MENU ALERT!) make it chocolate. Have them add chocolate syrup, worked like a charm. Why they don't have chocolate soft serve is ridiculous, but beggars can't be choosers.

Mmm, burger
For actual food items, we went with the $1 menu-my vacation philosophy is that money's better spent on booze when in the tropics. The cheeseburger was fairly good for fast food, better than some of the big chains, but no Shake Shack. It was on the saltier side, yet the fresher bun and the fact that it tasted like real meat makes this worth it.

Jr. Chili Wrap
Another item was the Jr. Chili Cheese Wrap. Yes, that's a flour tortilla filled with chili, cheese, and Fritos. I am always a fan of chips in sandwiches and wraps. I would love to see someone make this with homemade chili. It would be phenomenal.

Tots or fries?
And of course, tots and fries on the side. How could I not?

Sonic Mints
In case you're maybe on a date, Sonic provides you with mints. How thoughtful.

By the way, the first New York Sonic will be far upstate, in Ulster County. Road trip! Want to find your nearest Sonic? Click here.


Bear Silber said...

Sonic is a pretty good place if you've got one near you. I like that they've got items you're not gonna find the Frito Roll-up thing you got...and tater-tots. Mmmmmmm.

jezinthekitchen said...

Isn't it just the greatest place ever? I love love love their drinks (and the happy hour!) - but I must confess my most guilty pleasure is a SuperSonic cheeseburger with chili, cheese and jalapenos. Oh ... must go, drooling on keyboard ...

Danny said...

mmmm, happy hour for slushes! and tater tots! we need one of these by central park or something.

Cupcake Activist said...

I love tator tots. Thank you Sonic for being the only fast food place that sells them!

susan said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous, I hate the fact that they always show the commercials here, it's such a big tease!

Vanessa said...

Wowwwwww lovely foods, all foods are very tasty and they are looking yumyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..........

Anonymous said...

As poor and hungry grad students at Bard, a few friends and I often had late night cravings for the Fritos pie, Chili-Cheese Coneys and Limeades. It was good for a 10 min ride across the Hudson to Kingston, but definitely not worth a trip from the city. Stick to Shake Shack! =)