Happy happy Monday, So Good Readers. Just your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy here. A while back, over on JunkFoodGuy.com, I reviewed a couple of the new Cracker Jack’D items that I found at Walgreens – new, re-designed, on-the-go snacks from the makers of CrackerJack. I remember being back and forth on them…some I liked a lot, some were just ok, some had caffeine, some didn’t.
Well, the folks at Cracker Jack’D decided they wanted my take on the entire line of their new “Snacks with Impact” line, and I came home to find this box:
…with these Cracker Jack’D items inside:
It was a veritable Cracker Jack’D Justice League of Flavors. SPICY PIZZERIA! BUFFALO RANCH! SALTED CARAMEL! BERRY YOGURT! ZESTY QUESO! CHEDDAR BBQ! PB & CHOCOLATE! ASSEMBLE AND FORM: SNACKS WITH IMPACT!
Gone are the days of simple peanut butter and jelly. Toast spreading options used to be pretty limited, but with the European invasion of Nutella, Biscoff and the like, there are now many ways to coat your toast in delicious spread. What’s your favorite?
No jams or jellys are included here – I figured comparing jelly to peanut butter is an apples/oranges thing. Gathered below is a scattershot sampling of peanut butter-like spreads. Vote for your favorite and explain your choice in the comments.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of Rice Kripsies Squares? The iconic ooey, gooey snack which became a staple of any Mom’s “This will shut them up!” repertoire? Nostalgia alone had me begging my fellow So Gooder, Sam to mail a care package up to the Great White North to help satiate my intrigue for a new snack mix on the market.
What if your Dollar Store could finance a super hero team? Think of Rice Krispies Treat Crunch Mix as “The Avengers” of knock off snacks, combining six lackluster components together, whose only special abilities are to leave a chemical taste in your mouth and a deep seeded resented towards Snap, Crackle and Pop for selling out.
As part of a new line of franks rolling out to the wiener hungry masses, Oscar Mayer has obviously been garnering a bit of free press via drooling social media types, thanks to their “Bacon Dog” offering.
Hitting shelves this week Nationwide, it’s the Power Ranger of dogs, combining turkey, chicken, pork and bits of smokey strips into one unstoppable force of porcine goodness.
Really, isn’t that what every hot dog has been lacking? Double oink?
I think this is the last of my alternative summer beverage columns, because I’m not sure I can take anymore. St. Ides was one of the original 40′s of Malt Liquor that I was aware of. It is on the Mount Rushmore of 40′s alongside: Olde English 800, Colt 45 and Steel Reserve. St. Ides had commercials featuring an impressive line up of Rappers over time.
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another Eating Styles poll. The season for chili cook-offs is just around the corner. In my family, my dad is the chili chef. He’s mostly concerned with getting rid of whatever’s leftover in the fridge, though, so there’s no telling what sort of meat, vegetable or condiment might end up in there. But no matter what crazy concoction comes together on our stove, it never includes noodles. It wasn’t until college that I saw someone put noodles in their chili, so to me it was pretty strange. So today we’re wondering, do you make chili with or without noodles?
We’ve already asked you what toppings you like on your chili, now we’re wondering about the noodle issue. Maybe it’s not as widespread of a practice as I thought. I’ve only ever seen my roommate from rural Wisconsin do it, and then of course there’s Cincinnati Chili served on top of spaghetti. At any rate, it seems like a pretty American thing to do. So do you put noodles in your chili? Vote below and explain your answer in the comments.