Sometimes, in my ongoing quest to seek out and sample new snacks and whatever else they’re throwing out these days, I will see some form of advertising for said products. Whether on social platforms, TV or old school store signage, I usually see it coming. And then, sometimes, I get completely blind-sided; I’ll just be walking down an aisle at my local supermarket, and there it will be, an item I have never even heard of, let alone seen. And then I’m like a hunting dog on the scent – good luck trying to tear me away from this undiscovered edible artifact. That’s what happened with the Crunchy Rollers rolled rice snacks. So here’s what I uncovered about them…
At the risk of repeating myself, things certainly have changed for me since I found out I had cancer, and in more ways than one. One of those changes was to my diet; not only in the things that I could handle eating, but the fact that I am starting to be more and more particular about what I eat. Not only is this due to a general desire for better health, but also because of restrictions brought on by various medications I am now taking. I already talked about my diet last summer not long after my diagnosis. So when I came upon the Hail Merry snacks at the supermarket recently, I was ready to give them a try. Sweet treats? Made from better-for-you ingredients? Cute packaging? Sign me up.
I feel like it’s been forever since I reviewed any new snacks, and I’ve recently been bored with a lot of what’s been on the shelves at my local supermarket. So when I noticed the new line of snack crackers from Mondelez International – the folks that own Nabisco and other major labels – I decided to give a couple of them a go and see if they could stand out in the sea of snacking options that we’re faced with these days. If you haven’t heard or seen the new Vea World Snacks line, and are looking for something a bit different for a snack option, just keep reading!
I do not eat pork. There, I said it. No ham, no bacon, no pork tenderloin. And while this does put me in a gastronomic minority in our bacon-centric culture, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on too much. Although a small part of the reason I choose not to eat it is moral, it is mostly because I just don’t care for it. There are plenty of other meats out there, and I prefer them. And when I am able to come across alternative bacon options (like turkey) I’m always open to giving it a try. So when I stumbled across a new line of snacks while shopping recently, my interest was piqued.
Sometimes, when strolling by the yogurt case at the supermarket, I have to giggle. Traditionally it’s supposed to be healthy, a great alternative snack in the afternoon or a good-for-you addition to breakfast. But some brands seem to have lost sight of that in favor of appealing to the masses (i.e. making money) with some less than healthy add-ins like Oreos or M&Ms. At that point I feel like you have exited the healthy arena and jumped straight into Dessert Land. So I don’t take things too seriously when I grab for yogurt, but I do feel better about picking up Chobani. I’ve been enjoying their yogurt for a long time, and although I know what a great product they put out, I haven’t ventured very far into their Flips line, which offers a coordinating mix-in for their very tasty yogurt. So when I saw a few new ones – particularly a flavor I always go for – I had to give them a try.
Being a long-time consumer of granola bars in all forms, it is an understatement to say I was surprised to notice a new concept from Quaker. As I was walking through my local supermarket the other day, I was casually perusing the granola bars and noticed that they have recently debuted the Chewy Snackwich. Baffled at the notion of a granola bar sandwich, of course I immediately had to grab a couple of boxes and try them out, so I can let you fine folks know my thoughts.