Planters Select Cashews Almonds And Pecans

Planters Select Cashews Almonds And Pecans

Planters describes this Select nut blend as “delicious” and they’re almost right. Skittles tastes better; I generally prefer sweet than savory; but they’re profoundly unhealthy. These are both wholesome and tasty; thanks partly to the additional of sea salt; a rarity in the snack world. My only complaint is that there aren’t enough Pecans.

my rating : 4 of 5

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

If the thought of Pumpkin Spice turns you off as it does me, don’t fret. This Limited Edition (October/November) version of Cheerios has only a soupçon of the flavor. It tastes more like Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, albeit not quite as sweet and tasty.

my rating : 4 of 5

Breyers Frozen Dairy Dessert : Vanilla [ No Sugar Added ]

Breyers Frozen Dairy Dessert : Vanilla [ No Sugar Added ]

Ice cream with no sugar? Well, it’s not ice cream; it’s Frozen Dairy Dessert; and the No Sugar bit comes with the caveat of the word Added. The ingredients include maltitol syrup; a natural sugar alcohol.

Breyers promotes the taste as “Simply delicious”, but that’s marketing hype. It’s good enough for what it is; basically healthy ice cream; but it lacks the sweetness and creamy texture of its sugary counterparts.

my rating : 4 of 5

Burger King’s Rodeo Burger

Burger King's Rodeo Burger

I don’t know what this burger has to do with a Rodeo, aside from the onion rings being somewhat reminiscent of lassos, but I can imagine a cowboy chopping one down on horseback. The inclusion of barbeque sauce makes it a tasty alternative to a regular hamburger.

my rating : 4 of 5

Yoplait Original : Harvest Peach

Yoplait Original : Harvest Peach

Peaches were never one of my favorite fruits growing up, but a cup of this Yoplait Original cold from the fridge is enough to make a man question his own life values. It’s smooth creamy yogurt with bits of real Harvest Peaches and it’s absolutely delicious.

my rating : 5 of 5

Roger Wood Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage

Roger Wood Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage

The catchphrase; Great Tastin Good; makes no sense, but these Smoked Sausages do taste good enough to eat and enjoy. That’s especially the case when you put them on a bun with ketchup and mayonnaise or use them as a side with macaroni and cheese.

What’s a bit annoying is how they come tied in pairs, meaning you have to cut them, umbilical-cord-style, before you cook them. It also means, unless you snip off the parts you cut, you’re often left chewing on tough strings, which could potentially kill you.

What’s fun, though it might also make your skin crawl, is how they burst open, sometimes violently, when you boil them too long. It’s a grotesque sight, but the laceration makes for a convenient place to hold the aforementioned ketchup and mayo.

my rating : 4 of 5

Quaker Rice Cakes : Lightly Salted

Quaker Rice Cakes : Lightly Salted

I didn’t think I liked whole grain brown rice, but, aside from Salt, it’s the only thing on the ingredients list. There is “no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or added colors”. These Rice Cakes are also “gluten free” and “cholesterol free”.

That makes them a healthy snack; or at least it means they’re not an unhealthy snack; one of the rare ones that actually taste good. That’s partly because of the Styrofoam-like texture, which also makes them fun to eat.

my rating : 4 of 5