Sunday, July 01 2012 13:47

Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties (Product Review)

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I haven't done a lot of food reviews here on The Rock Father, but since a few are in the pipeline, I figured it was time to test the water with something that I recently bought: BALL PARK FLAME GRILLED PATTIES. They market these things straight at guys to the point where my wife commented on a commercial for them and looked at me to say "You want those, don't you?" Yes, I did. But this is an example of marketing for a questionable burger.

If you've ever been to a convention center, maybe for a trade show, a Comic-Con, or some other event and paid around $8-$10 for a sub-par hamburger that tastes as if the "flame grilled" part was an "added flavor," now you can have that taste at home. 


For just under $6 at Walmart for a six-pack (oddly, mine contained seven patties), you can have a heat-and-eat burger patty that is not even at the same level as some store brand equivalents that I've tasted. And no, this is not fancy food here: it's lazy, quick, and not that great for you.


A bun, a slice of cheese, some mustard, and a little mayo later and it's edible - but for real taste, nothing beats fresh ground beef or turkey, prepared with care, seasoned properly, and grilled to perfection. BALL PARK FLAME GRILLED PATTIES are probably in the same league as a gas station hamburger. I'm rating it a 2 out of 5 just because it's meat.


The Rock Father Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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