Review: Lance BOLDS Buffalo Wing Blue Cheese Crackers

If you haven?t figured it out, I?m just reviewing random snacks I already have in my work desk snack drawer.

Lance BOLDS Buffalo Wing Blue Cheese Cracker Sandwiches! The problem with most snacks that purport to be ?Buffalo Wing Flavored? could equally be labelled as ?Sorta Tastes Like Hot Sauce But Not Really? Flavored?. I?m always left disappointed. How do these cracker sandwiches stack up?

(Get it? Because you can stack them?)

It?s a step in the right direction. They?re definitely tasty. There?s just a little heat, as you would expect from a mainstream snack food. The difference here is the addition of blue cheese. It adds some extra dimension to the standard hot sauce flavor. Do they taste like eating at your local Wing Shack? No. But they?re a welcome distraction from staring at my computer screen all day.Interesting Note: I?ve been working out on my lunch breaks from time to time. I got back to my desk last week and thought ?MAN. I think I can smell my shoes. That?s so weird, they?re basically new. I guess I need to get some spray or something.? Ten minutes later, I tracked down the smell. These crackers smell like funky shoes.

 

But in a good way??

 

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Review: Cheez-It Crunch’d

Alright folks, what do we have on the table today? Cheez-It Crunch’d! I’m going to be honest here. I’ve been wanting to try these out for months now, but I’ve been too cheap to actually spend 3 whole dollars on it. I guess it’s some weird hang up I should seek professional counsel for. Would I have taken a shot at $2.50, probably. But at THREE WHOLE DOLLARS? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? But this article isn’t about me, it’s about this overly punctuated snack food.**

Let’s just get to it, are Cheez-It Crunch’d actually crunchy? YES. Exceedingly so, actually. I bought them for my cubicle at work and I am terrified to eat them with anyone around because they’re so DAMN loud. They are the loudest chip/snack/cracker that I can ever remember eating. If I want to have one and any of my cube neighbors are nearby, I have to slowly soften the Crunch’d with saliva before actually chomping down. Kinda like a spider digesting its prey. Or an old lady who’s forgotten her dentures. I personally prefer the first analogy.

Ok, so they’re crunchy. What about the other half of their grammatically abridged moniker? Are they cheesy? Yes. I?m really not a huge fan of classic Cheez-Its. To my tastes, standard Cheez-Its are overly salty and have a very flat cheese taste. Basically, the Goldfish’s less whimsical cousin. The Crunch’d keep the classic cheddar flavor while toning the salt level down a notch. There’s almost a nacho-esque hint to the flavor, but not overly so. If you’re a Cheez-Its fan, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you’re a cheesy snack junky like I am, I would also give these the thumbs up.

Verdict:

Cheez-It Crunch’d lives up to its name, delivering their classic cheesy flavor the loudest crunch I’ve ever experienced out of a snack. It’s a great snack for everywhere that isn’t your office cubicle where you sit right next the Director of your department.

**Note: I finally picked these up for $1.00 at my local Big Lots. SCORE! I’ll put the two dollars I saved towards my therapy sessions about unrealistic pricing expectations.

 

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Pogos potato cheese sticks review

Pogos Jalapeno Cheddar, White Cheddar and Hickory SmokedThe nice people at Medora Snacks sent us some samples of their new Pogos potato cheese sticks. Thanks guys! These are wholesome snacks made with all natural ingredients. A quick peak at the nutritional facts shows that these are actually better for you than most other snacks.

So what about taste? Taste is the most important part of a snack food and Pogos passes that test hands down. I was a little confused at first about the flavor but soon realized why. Pogos really taste like the flavor they claim to be. When I tasted the Hickory Smoked Pogos, I was expecting the same generic barbeque flavor that you get with most chips. No, these actually have a smoke taste to them. The White Cheddar Pogos(my favorite) taste like real cheese, not some fake orange stuff. And the Jalapeño Cheddar definitely has the kick of jalapeno. And it’s a spiciness that lasts.

Pogos have a very satisfying texture and crunch. They are not some flimsy little chip; these sticks have a serious crunch.

Pogos potato cheese sticks gets a 4 out of 5 awesomes. Pogos have a satisfying crunch and flavor that won’t stretch your waistline!

Rating= 4

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Life, Cheetos and Flaming Hot Sex

I recently reviewed the newest flavor from Cheetos. It got me wondering if you can measure maturity based on Cheeto preference.

In high school, for me it was all about Flaming Hot Cheetos. That’s what life is like as a teenager: EXTREME! You think you’re invincible and will stick anything in your mouth that’s exciting or spicy. (maybe that was just me…)

I’ve gotten a little older and now prefer Cheddar Jalepeno as my cheese snack of choice. I do revisit my old friend Flaming Hot from time to time, but mostly to prove that I can still hold my own. Cheddar Jalepeno Cheetos still offer a little spice in my life, but are mild enough to enjoy with mixed company. It’s sort of like trading in your sports car for a sedan, but you install rims and exhaust on the sedan to show you’re still cool.

I imagine that as I get older, my taste for Cheetos will get more and more mild. Some day, I’ll be gumming on Cheetos Puffs telling my grandchildren about the awesome ’91 Honda Prelude I used to drive. With Flaming Hot fingerprints all over the upholstery. From the Flaming Hot sex I was getting. Then my granchildren will throw up and we’ll all have a good laugh.


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Cheesy Enchilada Cheetos- Dangerously Awesome Review

What makes Cheetos so dangerous? I haven’t read any news articles blaming Cheetos for crime rates like the iPod. Maybe we should blame Cheetos. That cheetah is up to no good. Just watch the latest commercials for Cheetos. Chester is sneaking in and out of the shadows, enlisting innocent people to perform acts of civil disobedience. We’ve got to stop these random acts of Cheetos. And I’ll thank you not to shove Cheetos in my nostrils, Chester. Cheetos belong in my mouth.

Cheesy Enchilada Cheetos reviewEspecially these new Cheesy Enchilada Cheetos. I picked them up at Kroger- 2 bucks on sale- and DAMN are they good. For the cheese-puff-related record, here’s how I prefer my Cheetos. In order from favorite to least: Cheddar Jalepeno, Flaming Hot, Puffs, Classic. Yes, I put old school crunchy at the bottom of my list. These jump right on up there, right smack even with Flaming Hot. Tied for second!

They’re your classic crunchy form of Cheeto, with an extra kick of flavor. I actually don’t do enchiladas that much, so I didn’t expect much out of these. But these are great! They’ve got a dash of chili and cumin; not enough to be spicy, but enough to be freaking awesome. Repeat munchability factor is high.

Perhaps that cheetah is onto something. Maybe I’ll join the Orange Underground. You think they give you free Cheetos?

I give this a 4 out of 5 on the awesomeness meter!

Cheeto’d meter 4

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Pirate’s Booty (giggle)

Pirate's Booty review

Maybe I have the sense of humor of a 5 year old. Or maybe I’m hoping to draw misplaced and confused Johnny Depp fans to netfoodie.com. Whatever the reason, I chose to review Pirate’s Booty from Robert’s American Gourmet Snacks .

I picked up my Booty (teehee) from Whole Foods Store in their chip aisle. I’ve seen these all over the place though: campus stores, vending machines, grocery stores, etc. The company apparently has an entire line of Booty chips ranging from Fruity Booty to Veggie Booty. I picked up my 4oz bag for 2 bucks on sale. The bag is bigger than it sounds because these are actually pretty light. I’d say about the size of a bag of Doritos.

Pirate’s Booty are aged white cheddar flavored puffs of rice and corn. They’re somewhat healthy- 5g of fat, 180 calories- and boast to be all natural. They’re very light and airy, almost like packing peanuts. Unlike packing peanuts, however, they taste great! The actual booty are very randomly shaped nuggets. Personally, I think they could have gone with a little more flavoring on it, but I’m a huge fan of white cheddar. They’re filling enough to snack on and healthy enough to not feel too bad.

Check out the pictures of my all natural Booty!

White Cheddar Pirates Booty bag Pirate Booty closeup

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