Freakishly Long Forum Food Fun (POLLS!)

I am bored and throughout the week of charity streams that TRS was hosting, some of the most common (and furious) debates that occurred were about food. I like finding out what rattles around in everyone’s brains and polls are always fun, right? So, I figured I’d make a massive poll thread to find out where everyone’s preferences lie when it comes to places and things to eat. It’ll be a great bonding experience! Maybe…

Anyway, this is just some dumb, ridiculous fun. I realize this post is LONG and a lot of you may get bored before you finish it, but I enjoyed putting it together and it’s totally fine if you skip a bunch. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

P.S. I apologize for any non-US users that may have few selections in certain polls. I’m not familiar with what chains you have.

Sweets!

Ultimate syrupy breakfast?

  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French Toast
  • Other / None

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Classic dessert debate.

  • Cake
  • Pie
  • Neither

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What other desserts are the best?

Pick up to 4.

  • Bars
  • Brownies
  • Cheesecake
  • Cookies
  • Crisps (i.e. apple crisp)
  • Frozen Treats (ice cream, froyo, etc.)
  • Fudge
  • Pudding
  • Tarts
  • Other (share!)

0 voters

Which frozen product is better?

  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Gelato
  • Ice Cream
  • None of these

0 voters

What kind of candy do you prefer?

  • Chewy (i.e. taffy, caramels)
  • Chocolate
  • Gummy (i.e. bears, worms)
  • Hard (rock candy, mints, etc)
  • Soft/Sugary (candy corn, cotton candy, etc)
  • None

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What type of chocolate is the best?

  • Dark
  • Milk
  • White
  • Not a chocolate eater

0 voters

Favorite fillings in chocolate treats?

Pick up to 3.

  • Caramel
  • Coconut
  • Cream
  • Fruity
  • Marshmallow
  • More Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Wafer
  • Other
  • None / Don’t eat chocolate

0 voters

M&Ms or Skittles?

  • M&Ms
  • Skittles
  • Neither

0 voters

General

Favorite taste?

Spicy doesn’t count here - it gets its own poll.

  • Bitter
  • Salt
  • Savory
  • Sour
  • Sweet

0 voters

Can you brave the heat?

  • I love spicy
  • Mildly spicy is ok
  • I don’t like spicy

0 voters

Favorite kind of meat?

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Other (bison, venison, gator, etc)
  • I don’t eat meat.

0 voters

How do you like your beef cooked?

Pick up to 2 if it varies, such as between burgers and steaks.

  • Rare
  • Medium rare
  • Medium
  • Medium well
  • Well-done
  • I’ve got a beef with beef.

0 voters

Ketchup on steak?

  • Delicious
  • Viable
  • Disgusting
  • Steaks are best without a sauce

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Favorite way to eat potatoes?

Pick up to 3.

  • Baked
  • Boiled
  • French Fries
  • Hash
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Potato Pancakes or Latkes
  • Potato Salad
  • Roasted
  • Scalloped or Au Gratin
  • Wedges
  • Other (share!)
  • None

0 voters

Which is better?

  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Neither

0 voters

Eggnog at the holidays?

  • Yes
  • Only if it’s spiked
  • Not a fan

0 voters

Pumpkin-flavored treats?

  • I love them
  • Some are OK
  • They’re overrated

0 voters

Are edible bowls a viable dish?

Courtesy of StockPhotoSteve’s outrage on the TRS Founders Legacy Chat stream.

  • Yes - less cleanup
  • Yes - they’re tasty/fun
  • No - they’re messy
  • No - they’re a dumb idea
  • It depends on the bowl
  • Never had one

0 voters

What do you call the long/submarine sandwiches?

Multi-choice (up to 3) because some people use multiple terms, like myself.

  • Grinder
  • Hero
  • Hoagie
  • Po’boy / Poorboy
  • Sub
  • Other

0 voters

How do you prefer your pizza crust?

  • Deep Dish
  • Flatbread
  • Homemade
  • Standard
  • Thin
  • I don’t eat pizza

0 voters

Best way to have tacos?

  • Bowl
  • Hard Shell
  • Soft Shell
  • Other (salad, pizza, etc.)
  • Not at all

0 voters

Chili: beans or no beans?

  • Beans
  • No beans
  • I don’t like chili

0 voters

Which soda side are you on?

  • Coke
  • Pepsi
  • Both
  • Neither

0 voters

What is your favored classic hot drink?

  • Coffee
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Tea
  • No preference / It depends
  • None

0 voters

Should fries be dipped in milkshakes?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

Eating Out

First off: de-facto best fast food?

I tried to include places from all around, so it’s a big list. I had to split it into two due to poll limitations. Pick up to 4 for each.

PART 1

  • Arby’s
  • Burger King
  • Captain D’s
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Dairy Queen
  • Del Taco
  • Domino’s
  • Hardee’s
  • In N Out
  • Jack in the Box
  • Johnny Rockets
  • KFC

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PART 2

  • Little Caesars
  • Long John Silver’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Panda Express
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Popeye’s
  • Quiznos
  • Sonic Drive-in
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Tim Hortons
  • Wendy’s
  • White Castle
  • WingStreet

0 voters

Best taco fast food?

  • Del Taco
  • Taco Bell
  • Tacos from food trucks
  • Other (share!)
  • Neither

0 voters

Best fast food burgers of this selection?

You can pick up to 2. If there’s a place you like better, feel free to share it.

  • Burger King
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Dairy Queen
  • Five Guys
  • Hardee’s
  • In N Out
  • Jack in the Box
  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Can’t stand any of these

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Best pizza of this selection?

Pick up to 2.

  • Domino’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Papa John’s
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Pizza Factory
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Palace
  • Round Table Pizza
  • Can’t stand any of these

0 voters

Favorite place to get coffee?

I imagine most people have a local place they like to frequent, but let’s give this a shot anyway.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Starbucks
  • Tim Hortons
  • A smaller chain or local place
  • I prefer coffee made at home
  • I don’t drink coffee

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Do you hang around in cafés (to read, chill out, go online, etc.) or get your coffee and go?

  • I like to relax in them
  • I’ll stick around sometimes
  • I don’t really stay
  • I don’t go at all

0 voters

Favorite restaurant cuisine?

Pick up to 2.

  • American
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mexican
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • Other

0 voters

I expect a lot of confused, outraged, indifferent, and “WTF” comments. Thanks for participating [in my boredom]. :purple_heart:

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Mint and chocolate is my favorite shiz lmfao

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Oh no how did I forget mint stuff?? CRAP. I looove dark chocolate and mint/peppermint.

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I’m concerned that people chose Medium for their steak…

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I have some beef, with that beef… >.<

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Indeed, I don’t really go much (or at all with some) to many food chains seeing I’m from Mexico. I’ve always liked supporting the small places around the quiet side of the capital, hahah.
Though with tacos in particular, man, I don’t know if anyone’s tasted 'em, but real “tacos al pastor” are a real treat, hah (I like mine with pineapple, though I’m not sure if that’s heresy in other countries :p)

Also on that regard, one would think with me being Mexican I’d actually like spices more. Unheard of! :p.

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I’ve already changed subject from european cuisine to the difference between giving valor and devaluing. I technically dropped the european cuisine subject, didn’t I?

Anyway, does anyone find this “thing” tasty looking?

I do not. It looks like (insert TF2 soldier’s voice) “dead VOMIT” to me.

How is “homemade” a pizza style? It’s just a condition of the pizza’s origin, not a determinant of the nature of the crust.

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Anything that is homemade is of much better quality than all those factory made foods. My dad does homemade pizzas and they’re great.

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How do you prefer your pizza crust?

My Preferred Pizza Crust:

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I went with standard :>


I get the feeling beef poll was there so Aramet could make that glorious pun >.<

Then I realise, this entire poll was to make that glorious pun O_O

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If you haven’t tried apple crisp paired with shortbread cookies you are missing out.

I prefer sour candies 2nd place goes to chocolate though.

Skittles are great but a better comparison is M&Ms vs Smarties. Which I’d choose smarties but skittles beat M&Ms.

How dare y’all scalloped and hash brown master race smh.

The fact anyone voted for taco bell as being the best taco fast food hurts my brain lol.

I’m gonna guess the best burger is in n out or five guys but I’m not gonna vote cause I’ve never been. Hero Burger is the closest I’ve been to an actual quality fast food burger and that’s mostly cause I could get a fried egg on top.

I can’t choose lol. I love indian and I love chinese but thai, mexican, korean (especially their bbq) etc are all too delicious to snub.

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I’m sorry, I’m missing an option: “IF I’M NOT CRYING IT’S NOT SPICY ENOUGH”

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Wheres my Italian cuisine option

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Potatoes are hasselback or dauphenois if you want to actually bring your potato game to the next level.

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Same here, but you can have homemade crust that fits the other style descriptions. Thick, thin, stuffed, those open-faced calzones the denizens of Chicago dare to call a pizza–any one of these can be homemade.

0NudHEd

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I put that in as sort of a “I prefer making it homemade/custom,” but you make a good point that it can fall under any of the other crusts. Every time I make it, it’s an abomination to geometry and somewhere between standard and thin crusts from most pizza places.

I actually had most of the thread done when that came into my head, and that poll was already in place. I was like, “YES, I’m a GENIUS!” and went back to add it in. :joy:

I’ve heard of them before! I love putting an egg on my burger at home. It’s so good.

First place is actually Burger King at 35%, followed by Five Guys and Wendy’s at 28% each. In N Out is 5th at 14%.

PREACH.

Oh my god, I forgot Italian?? By the time I got to the cuisine option, I had been working on this for over 4 hours and my brain was goop, so I completely ruined the whole poll. :tired_face:

@Dovahkick Sorry that I missed out on European cuisines - as I said, I was tired and I was considering what types of restaurants were around me. French/etc. was not one of them, but I should’ve thought of it regardless.

That’s why I put the disclaimer up top and left an “other” option in. I knew I’d forget some stuff.

These look delicious. Thank you for sharing! I really want to try those recipes when I have a proper kitchen.


Edit: I’m SO happy to see some French Toast lovers here! Everyone thinks I’m crazy when I say I like French Toast > Pancakes > Waffles.

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In my defense it’s the only place on there that I’ve gone out to eat tacos at lol

I normally either eat them at home, go to a local Mexican joint, or eat taco bell (which I’m super mad they took away my Cherry Sunset Freeze btw that shit was the bomb)

I’ve never even heard of Del Taco lol rip

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Maybe the BKs are just trash up in Canada but I’d put Wendy’s over BK. Only heard good things and In N Out and 5 guys though.

Same but like you can eat it and be like this tastes good but I know it’s awful.

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