Monday, April 14, 2008

SnackWatch Issue 5 Vol. 3

Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping , the bees are buzzing, and the desk jockeys are snacking. I'm here to let you know what snacks are hot or not for the Spring snacking season.

Whats New?
As we all know, the snack machine has been going through some growing pains lately. With prices soaring and "healthy snacks" popping up everywhere, its nice to see a new snack arrive and remind us why we all started snacking in the first place.

Dirty Chips are the new darling of the snack machine (In my eyes at least). The hefty $1.00 price tag might scare some people away, but trust me when I get what you pay for. At a whopping $1.25 per bag in stores across the city, Dirty Chips come at a bargain price in our benevolent snack machine. What makes these chips so great? They cook them in cholesterol free peanut oil, which gives them more crunch than any other the world, Yeah I said it, THE WORLD. Now, I'm not saying I'd give up my first born child for a bag of Dirty Chips, but I'd definitely consider it if I were hungry enough.

As I said before, the snack machine has been going through some growing pains lately. For every step in a good direction, we seem to take two steps back ( Thanks, Paula Abdul). The arrival of Chocolate Skittles sent shock waves through the snacking community. Some people, myself included, didn't know what to make of such an unorthodox snack. Is it fruity? Is it chocolaty? How could two different candy flavors exist peacefully in such a tiny bag? I made sure to steer clear of the Chocolate Skittles, and none of my snacking constituents tried them either. If there's someone out there bold enough to try such a mind boggling snack, please tell me and the SnackWatch readers of your experience.

Signs From Above
No matter what your personal beliefs, every once in a while something happens that lets us know there is a higher power out there. Shooting Stars, Aurora Borealis, America's Next Top Model know what I'm talking about. Well, this week another phenomena occurred that can only be explained as being caused by the hand of God...I'm talking about a 2 for 1 snack. When I saw it, I couldn't believe it. A bag of Cheeze-Its resting on top of a bag of Sour Cream & Onion chips. Two of my favorite snacks in a compromising position...and I took advantage. Stories have been told of 2 for 1 snacks, but it hasn't been chronicled until NOW (Click here to see the snack phenonmenon).

Thanks to Christine Spataro (Fellow 2 for 1 snack receiver) for taking the pics.

SnackWatch Challenge
What's your Candy IQ? Answer this question and test your snack knowledge(or ability to quickly look up facts on the Internet). Leave your answer in the comments section for your chance to win one SnackWatch dollar, redeemable at the snack machine of your choice.

What candy bar was named after its inventor's family horse?
A: Snickers B: Almond Joy C: Fast Break D: Baby Ruth

Congrats to the winner of last issue's SnackWatch Challenge
Damian Nash

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Gina said...

hysterical. love the photo!

Joy Hwang said...

me, me, me!!!

the answer is A) Snikers! :D

Stop looking at my answer, you cheaters!

CL said...

They need to get rid of the 40% reduced fat chips. What the freak is the point?!

Christopher said...

Yo, where can I get one of those Muthaf#@%in' snack phenom sweatshirts? Uniqlo? American Apparel?