CHOW****'s David Pistrang (DaveMpHound on Twitter) flies all the way out from San Francisco to offer Supertaster a blind tasting of fried pork rinds that he won't soon forget.
In search of microwavable perfection, Supertaster tries Quinn, Pop Secret, Black Jewell, Orville Redenbacher's, and Lakota.
One of Supertaster's fans Down Under keeps the International Thursdays flag flying high with a care package of "lollies" and other treats.
Supertaster noticed that one of his Facebook friends had taken to drinking a half-liter of coffee with nearly a stick of grass-fed butter in it in the morning. It's called Bulletproof coffee, apparently. But how does it taste?
Supertaster heads out to Seattle, Washington; meets up with viewer Daryl; and chows down on one of the city's infamous cream-cheese-laden hot dogs at Dog in the Park.
Supertaster confronts the specter of vat-grown fungus-as-"chicken" in the form of Quorn frozen dinners: Kung Pao Chik'n and Spaghetti & Meatless Meatballs.
Supertaster sips on the presumably refreshing Coco Breve, a new alcoholic beverage made with coconut water.
New little chicken bits are McDonald's defensive move against Popeyes and KFC. Supertaster lets us know how this re-envisioned McNugget fares.
Supertaster delves into his archives and ranks his five favorite pop-food taste sensations of 2012.
Here they are: the five worst things Supertaster was compelled to ingest in the name of flavor exploration in 2012.
Supertaster Jim Norton is back, and he's ready to try a "fancy" new item from the Taco Bell menu. Taco Bell's making an apparent attempt to capture the high-end shrimp-eating market. Six shrimp per taco, people. Call Robin Leach.
International House of Pancakes enters the burger market, much to the dismay of Supertaster.
Pretzels are heating up as an alternative to boring old bread, but do Lean Pockets truly represent real pretzel flavor and texture?
Combine mint, sugar cubes, and Everclear, and you've got a potent Italian dessert known as "mother-in-law sugar."
This week's mission: blood capsules from Target and Living Nightmare, plus a homemade alternative.
James Norton samples Samuel Adams Utopia beer, priced at $150 for a 24-ounce bottle.)