February 27, 2005

Almond Joy Cookies

almondjoy.jpgI spotted these new Almond Joy Cookies in the local Kwik-E-Mart and thought Iíd give them a try. If you didnít already figure it out, these cookies are made to taste like an Almond Joy candy bar. Well, sort of. The cookies have a crispy chocolate wafer in the middle, which isnít found in the candy bar. And missing from the cookies are the almonds found in the candy bar. Actually, there is a tiny bit of them that you will hardly notice unless you look for them carefully. The coconut and milk chocolate are what gives the cookie a quasi-Almond Joy taste. Misleading product name aside, the cookies are ok, but nothing to get too excited about.

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February 23, 2005

Wise Snacks

ridgies.jpgMy brother was nice enough to bring me an assortment of Wise snacks on his last trip to California. Wise snacks are only available in twenty East coast states, so I had never tried them before. My favorite is the Sour Cream & Onion Ridgies. They are thicker than most similar chips, and have a great flavor. I could eat them all day long. My second favorite is the Honey BBQ potato chips. The light BBQ flavor is nicely completed by the taste of honey. The two flavors work very well together. The Puffed Cheese Doodles were ok, but werenít really much different than other cheese puffs Iíve had. Overall, Iím impressed with the East coast snacks (see my previous Utz review). Hey, Glenn - bring me some more Wise snacks the next time you come to visit!

Phoood rating - Sour Cream & Onion Ridgies: Outstanding!
Phoood rating - Honey BBQ Potato Chips: Good.gif
Phoood rating - Puffed Cheez Doodles: So-so

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February 17, 2005

Reeseís Fudge Peanut Butter Cups

No-Image.jpgIn case you havenít noticed, there are now at least six different types of Reeseís Peanut Butter Cups. One of the newer varieties is the Fudge Peanut Butter Cups. Not much imagination went into creating this product - they have just replaced the milk chocolate outer shell found in the original variety with fudge. Thankfully, the same great peanut butter that we all love is still on the inside. The fudge does not complement the peanut butter as well as milk chocolate does, which results in an unimpressive combination. Take my advice and stick with the original Ė it doesnít get any better.

Phoood rating: So-so

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February 9, 2005

Jack In The Box Chocolate Malt Crunch Milkshake

No-Image.jpgBack in the day, our milkshake choices were almost always limited to chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Nowadays, we have more choices. Jack In The Box has introduced a new flavor that is fantastic. The new Chocolate Malt Crunch Milkshake is made with real vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and pieces of malt balls. How could it not be great? The shake I got was so think that it was hard to drink it with a straw (just the way I like itÖ). Thankfully, it came with a spoon. If you live near a Jack In The Box (sorry, rest of the country), I suggest you try the new Chocolate Malt Crunch Milkshake soon.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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