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Product Review: EZ-Squeeze Jello Shot Cups

Posted by Dave On November - 12 - 2008

(Editor’s Note: This tailgating product review was conducted in 2008. The manufacturer of EZ-Squeeze Jello Shot Cups has informed us that this model of their product has been discontinued and is no longer available. Their newer version cups have not been reviewed by our staff.)

Ah, the Jell-O shot. What would a tailgate party be without the Jell-O Shot? The problem with Jell-O shooters is the cups that are traditionally used leave some of your shot behind. You then either use your finger to dig out the remnants of the stuff left behind or use your tongue to lick out the remaining shot. Or you could master the technique of loosening the gelatin first. Here is a great example of how to get a Jell-O shot out of a small plastic cup.

But what if you’re a tailgating newcomer and haven’t had the extensive training and practice to be able to do that? You might want to try a different type of cup to hold your Jell-O shots. I was recently sent a batch of EZ-Squeeze Jello Shot Cups. The claim is they are designed specifically for Jell-O shots in order to eliminate the digging and waste associated with Jell-O shots in plastic or paper cups.

As you can see in the above photo, EZ-Squeeze Jello Shot Cups are small plastic cups perfectly sized for Jell-O shots. The difference is in the design. These little cups are made to flatten out like an accordion and essentially propel the Jell-O shot out of the cup and into your mouth.

I tested out these little cups for myself and in all honesty, I would say they had mixed results. They performed as advertised in that I would squeeze from the base of the cup and the Jell-O shot would then squish into my mouth. Unfortunately there was still some remnants left in the cups. I was under the impression that the point of these collapsing cups was to avoid all the picking and digging one has to do with Jell-O shots in regular plastic of paper cups. As you can see by the photo I took while conducting my own experiment, there is still quite a bit left in the cup.

 

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I learned a while back that if you use some non-stick cooking spray, like Pam, and sprayed a mist over your empty cups, the Jell-O shots come out much easier. The cooking spray doe not affect the taste at all but just makes the shots slide into your mouth a lot easier. I would imagine this same technique would probably work on EZ-Squeeze cups as well.

The smallest quantity of EZ-Squeeze Jello Shot Cups is a package of 50 that sells for $6.95. A set of 100 cost $10.95, 200 run $21.40, 300 cost $31.95, 400 cups are $41.95 and 500 of them are $49.95.

More Beer Pong Options With BJ’s Beer Pong Tables

Posted by Dave On November - 5 - 2008

Beer Pong as a tailgating game is evolving. It has moved out of the frat houses and the basements of America and has firmly entrenched itself as a staple of any tailgating parking lot. With increased popularity comes the desire to stand out and have your beer pong game get you noticed. Outside of making insanely difficult shots, the No. 1 thing that gets you noticed will be your beer pong table design. That’s why I am offering the opportunity to buy unique and quality designed BJ’s Beer Pong tables directly from our online tailgating store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com.

Standard sized  2′ x 8′ beer pong tables

BJs King of Pong Beer Pong TableBJs Major League of Beer Pong Table

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As you can see in the above images, all BJ’s Beer Pong Tables are hard top beer pong tables that are made of high quality aluminum that makes them sturdy yet lightweight for easy transport to a tailgate party. The rubberized grips and mats hold your cups in place to prevent tips, slides and spills even when wet. And when you are done playing and ready to head into the game, just fold it up and it fits back into your car perfectly.

Flat rate FedEx shipping rates apply and the standard original tables cost $26 flat rate shipping. The price on the standard tables is $124.95 + shipping. So if you want to stand out from the rest of the tailgaters out there playing beer pong, you’ll definitely want to get one of these themed beer pong tables.

After you have gotten your beer pong table, may we suggest these other items that will enhance your next game of beer pong.

Hurricane Shooters Get You Bombed Without Getting Busted

Posted by Dave On November - 4 - 2008

With more and more tailgating parking lots enforcing rules prohibiting glass bottles or glass of any type, doing a Boilermaker or a Jäger Bomb is getting harder and harder. Sure you could try to drop a plastic shot glass into a red Solo cup but the weight is not the same and the shot will not sink to the bottom. So I guess doing Jäger Bombs while tailgating is a thing of the past. That might have been the case until I discovered Hurricane Shooters.

Hurricane Shooters manufacturers plastic cups that is a two chambered cup. With a 1 oz. inner shot glass and a 4 oz. outer ring cup, it separates the two liquids until you tilt it up and are ready to take your shot. Hurricane Shooters also have smaller Bomber style cups with a 1/2 oz. inner cup and a 1 1/2 oz. outer cup for you lightweights. They even have glow in the dark bomber cups for those that still like to tailgate in the dark after the game is over and the parking lot attendants have turned out the lights. (Make sure you have a designated driver if you are this type of tailgater.)

With the popularity of energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, Liquid Ice Energy Drink, Full Throttle or Rock Star getting mixed with Jägermeister, you are bound to be a hit at the tailgate party when you arrive with these cups. The best thing is that the cops will not nail you for having glass in the parking lot. Quantities are as low as 10 cups for $6.50 and of course, price per unit goes down with larger quantity orders.

In honor of Hurricane Shooters allowing you, the tailgater, to still enjoy Jäger Bombs while tailgating, here are a few recipes of Bomber style drinks to try out:

Irish Car Bomb
one-half shot (1 part) of Irish whiskey
one-half shot (1 part) of Irish cream
3/4 pint of stout (24 parts) Guinness Stout is the preferred
Drop the shot in the Stout and drink quickly. (I swear it tastes like chocolate milk.)

The Chuck Jäger
Drop a shot of Jägermeister into a glass of Woodchuck Hard Apple Cider. Upon consuming the beverage, the drinker is required to emphatically yell “Sonic Boom!” This is a reference to Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier.

Purple Jesus
Drop a shot of Jägermeister into a glass of Grape Soda. Inspired by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

For more Bomber style drink recipes check out Wikipedia.

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GasWatch Takes The Guesswork Out Of Tailgating

Posted by Dave On November - 2 - 2008

Have you ever been loading up your tailgating gear and had to guess how much propane you had left in the tank? You would normally pick it up to test the weight of the cylinder or maybe shake it around to get a feel for how much propane is in there. Pretty scientific stuff huh? The worst part is after you complete this highly accurate guessing game testing procedure, you end up running out of propane anyway. You then transform into The Moocher, begging people to put your half-cooked meats on their grill. You now have become “that guy” that no one wants to have around all because you underestimated your propane levels. Not anymore.

I recently discovered a tailgating product that takes the guesswork out of figuring out just how much propane is left in your tank. It’s called The GasWatch and it works similarly to the gas gauge in your car. You wouldn’t get in your car and start driving without checking to see how much gasoline you have in the tank, right? Then why would you start grilling without knowing how much propane you have left?

Easily connect between the propane tank and regulator on any Type I connection. You don’t need tools to attach it. Just hand tighten it to your propane tank and then connect your regulator to the GasWatch. Open the valve and the gauge immediately tells you how much propane you have in the tank. If the needle stays in the green area, you should have plenty of propane to grill at your tailgate. If the needle hits the yellow area, it means the levels are getting low but you still have enough to finish what you are grilling. Once the needle hits red, the tank is almost empty and it means you have about 10 to 15 minutes of grilling before your tank goes empty.

The electronic model of The GasWatch even has a remote LED display unit that sounds an alarm when the tank level is low. In addition to built-in leak detection, there’s also a safety feature on the device to keep flow below dangerous levels for additional peace of mind while tailgating.

The devices are available at stores and home centers including Lowe’s, Target, BJs, Sam’s Club, Sears, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, True Value, Handy Hardware, Home Depot and other local hardware stores. The original GasWatch sells for $19.95, the GasWatch Digital Deluxe goes for $24.95, $29.95 for the electronic version and $24.95 for the GasWatch Universal.

Honestly, for less than 20 bucks, isn’t it worth it to have the peace of mind knowing you won’t run out of propane at your next tailgate?

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Video: Kid Doing The Louisville Chugger

Posted by Dave On October - 29 - 2008

Okay, there are all sorts of wrong going on this video. Here are just a few that jumped out at me:

1) The kid looks like he is 10 years old and he is doing the Louisville Chugger.
2) He’s not only doing a Louisville Chugger but he is doing it wrong.
3) Some adult off camera is goading him into drinking faster by claiming, “C’mon Tyler. I’ve seen an old lady do better than this.”
4) Let’s just hope the contents of the bat was apple juice or a Gatorade and not really beer.
5) If it was beer, it would not surprise me if this guy was his dad.

 


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