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March 2013

Keebler Filled Pretzel Bites – Peanut Butter & White Fudge

Posted in Confectionaries

Hello my dudes! Guess what?! Today is my birthday! That’s pretty radical eh? Today I bring you the white fudge version of yesterday’s Keebler treat, so lets get into it!

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I thought the chocolate fudge version had a little but of an identity crisis, but not nearly as bad as the white fudge do. The outside coating is good, but because of its translucent state it makes the snack look a little less appealing. Normally I find that white fudge and/or white chocolate is too rich for my liking but I feel like the fudge that they used on these added more of just a hint of sweetness than an explosion of vanilla.

Sadly they made no changes in the peanut butter recipe so we are stuck with the same weird dried out log of peanut butter on the inside. But like the chocolate version, as long as you consume them in one whole bite, the texture of the peanut butter is pretty unnoticeable.

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Texture : 4/5 – The outside fudge is smooth and creamy, the pretzel has a good crunch, and the peanut butter innards are gritty as ever. Somebody get that PB a glass of water.

Smell : 2/5 - These smelled rather sweet with a hint of peanut butter.

Appearance : 1.5/5 - The exterior coating is a weird translucent white which makes the pretzel look weird. The pretzels look quite different from the picture on the outside of the box.

Taste : 2.5/5 - The white fudge version was okay. I prefer the chocolate fudge myself. I was expecting more of a vanilla taste from the fudge but it was mostly sugar. The pretzel was nice and crunchy and perfectly salted, but much like the chocolate counterpart, the peanut butter is grainy and dry. Hopefully Keebler will rework this element.

March 4, 2013
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Keebler Filled Pretzel Bites – Peanut Butter & Fudge

Posted in Uncategorized

Hello hello! Today I bring you something new from the elves at Keebler. I super love the Anderson peanut butter filled pretzels, so I figured that this would be similar but covered in chocolate – winning! I found it kind of interesting that they decided to put this snack out considering cookies are more of Keebler’s forte.

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I was rather surprised to see how few were inside of the package. These would be a nice lunch treat but as for snacking? You’ll eat the whole box before you’re satisfied. I have a bowl that I keep packages of snacks this size like the 100 calorie almonds and the like in so it worked out well. Also I feel less guilty when I eat one of these little packages.

The picture and the product are a but different than each other. The real thing (pictured below – duh) looks more to me like chocolate covered panda cookies than pretzels. The pretzels are also not as full of peanut butter as the picture on the box would lead you to believe.

Upon first bite I was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes chocolate covered pretzels lack the salt on the pretzel which makes it taste more like a wafer to me. Keebler kept the salt and I think it really enhances the flavor. The peanut butter on the inside was a little dry, but as a complete bite, they were good. I decided to bite one of the pretzels in half and eat the peanut butter by itself. Bad move. I don’t really know how to describe the taste but without the pretzel outside, the peanut butter is nothing but a chalky little log. Yuck.

Because of the size of the package, there are usually only 3-5 pretzels inside, which can be slightly disappointing when you start to get into them.

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Texture : 4/5 – The chocolate fudge on the outside is smooth, the pretzel has a nice crunch to it, and the peanut butter is a little weird. For best results eat in one bite.

Smell : 3/5 – The only smell that I could pick out was the chocolate.

Appearance : 2/5 – These aren’t the most visually appealing snack food out there. The shape is rather odd (though if they were not covered in chocolate I think the shape would be okay).

Taste : 3.5/5 – These were good but I wouldn’t call them great. The gritty peanut butter kind of ruined it for me, but I would probably buy these again if I saw them on sale. The chocolate outside is very tasty, which I attribute to the skill that Keebler has in making cookies.

March 3, 2013
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Mothers Circus Animal Cookies – Fudge and Vanilla

Posted in Cookies

Mothers Circus Animal cookies were probably one of the first cookies I ever had as a kid. The classic white and pink cookies are my Mother’s favorite (fancy that.) A while back, Mother’s tried trick me into thinking that they came out with new circus animal cookies by putting out the green and white jungle animals. I’m on to you Mothers – all you did was change the color! The Fudge & Vanilla almost slipped by me because I thought they were trying to do some gypsy magic again but this time they in fact changed the favor, not just the color!

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Mothers circus animal cookies are not something I normally buy despite liking them. I can’t usually eat more than a few as I find that if I eat more than a few that I feel like I might combust. Just something about them that makes me feel that way. I was leery about the fudge coating because I was afraid that it would be chocolate flavored instead of chocolate. Trust me there is a difference.

I decided to try the fudge cookies first since I pretty much already know what the vanilla cookies taste like. The inside cookie is still a shortbread, not chocolate, which I could have gone for, but still good. I was really surprised by how delicious the fudge cookies were. I then moved on to the vanilla and found that they tasted even better than the vanilla cookie that I remember as a kid. I don’t know if it is because of the fudge and vanilla cookies being jumbled around in the same bag had something to do with it which may have slightly altered the flavor but these cookies were SO good.

I had to place the bag across the room because I was literally to the point where if I continued to eat them, that I would make myself sick.

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Texture : 4/5 - These cookies have a nice crunch to them and a delicious smooth outside coating. The sprinkles on the outside also add a nice little crunchy element to it as well.

Smell : 4/5 - When opening the bag you are greeted with an extreme sweet smell, but man do they smell delicious!

Appearance : 3/5 - The coloring of these are pretty basic. Some of the animals are hard to tell what they are because of the external coating.

Taste : 5/5 - If had to choose between these and the classic Mother’s circus animal cookies, I would choose these every time. I think the reason why I do not quickly tire of the flavor is because of the chocolate element. I really hope that this is something that they add to their permanent line up as if they plan on going away, I guess I should start stockpiling.

March 2, 2013
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Popchips – Katy’s Kettle Corn

Posted in Chips

Hi food friends. I can’t seem to recall the last time a popstar had their own food product, that is outside of being on the cover of a Wheaties box. When I found out that Katy Perry was getting her own flavor of Popchips, I was curious to see what kind of flavor she would go with. I spotted these at Target and thought I Would give them a go. I enjoy kettle corn, and Popchips are alright, so it couldn’t’t be too bad, right?

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Much like the two previous reviews on this blog, There was really no stretch of the imagination when it came to picking a flavor that could be endorsed by someone like Katy Perry. I guess the kettle corn angle works because she could claim that shes a little bit rock n’ roll and a little bit pop, but eh. The outside of the bag had cute little sparkles all over the chips, so I was hoping that Popchips would bust out the disco dust and add some glitter to my chips. I guess that would drive away some of their audience though, but I guess nothing stops me from doing that myself eh? Too much effort.

The chips deviate from the normal round Popchip and are triangles. They remind me a lot of the rice cakes that Quaker Oates has as far as texture. They are kind of a compressed popcorn, and are slightly sweet and salty. I really enjoyed these as it was a nice balance of both vs too much of one or the other.

The evil thing about Popchips is that they make their bags slightly smaller than a normal chip bag, so the chances of you eating the entire thing, like I did, are good. Overall I thought these were decent, but I fail to see the connection between the chip and Katy.

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Texture : 4/5 - These chips have a nice crunch to them that makes them rather addicting.

Smell : 2/5 - These chips had hardly any smell to them. You could slightly smell buttery popcorn, but it was really faint.

Appearance: 2/5 - I already voiced my sadness about how there was no glitter on these chips. There is nothing special about the way that they look. Just a plain white triangle. BOO.

Taste: 3/5 - I must have hit a run of the mill snack food streak because nothing I have been buying lately as been incredible. These were good, and I ate the whole bag, but they could have been anyones kettle corn and I would have probably done the same thing. I’d buy them again, but they are not something I would go out of my way to find.

March 1, 2013
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