I'm not quite sure how I associated Jack in the Box onion rings with cockroaches, and steel wool in my mind just now, but I did.
What got me to thinking about this strange mix of indgredients was how the onion rings at Jack in the Box have evolved from the last time I bought them. At lunch time I jumped into my '05 GMC and headed over to Home Depot to buy some 0000 steel wool to polish the chrome on my '66 Chevy pickup. Using 0000 steel wool with Mother's chrome polish is a killer combination when it comes to getting the best results. So anyways back to the onion rings, boy have things changed in that receipe. Instead of the real onions that I used find with a thin coating of batter only a few years ago, the ones they sell now are like onion flavored dental floss with a heavy application of grease fried batter. The only thing that seems to survived change in the 21st Century is cockroaches, and the quality of steel wool. Please don't tell me they shrunk the size of a wad of steel wool.