Posts Tagged 'snack'

Super Bowl Snack – 47-Layer Bucket-O-Dip

47BuzzFeed presents an in depth report on the construction of this super-sized bucket of eats. The author assembled it in a plastic ice bucket and it appears to be tasty. After reviewing the list of ingredients, only one ingredient should definitely be omitted – dill pickles – and I’m not sure about the french fries and ketchup.

Read all about the dip HERE

 

So… You Gotta Have Some Twinkies

Your craving for Twinkies has reached the point where you begin thinking about making your own. Brilliant idea! According to Leite’s Culinaria it is totally doable. But then, this Popular Science article that indicates that a chemistry set and industrial bakery is required to create a “real” Twinkie. I’m guessing that the true lies somewhere in the middle – the homemade version might be good, but not exactly the same as Twinkies. Personally, I don’t understand all the love shown for a non-chocolate snack cake.

Leite’s Culinaria recipe

PopSci article

 

Scary Looking Halloween Treats

Buzzfeed presents a collection of photos of ghoulish and gross dishes for Halloween – no recipes, just photos.

See the treats HERE

mmmmmm – Chewy Hemp Granola Bars

While visiting my local Big Lots store, a box of granola bars caught my eye. I picked up the box of Nature’s Path Sunny Hemp Chewy Granola Bars. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a very suspect leaf on the front of the box and the ingredients list includes hemp seeds. At that point, I thought WTF! Of course, I had to buy a box – $2.50 for a box of 6 bars – not bad.

Purina Hippie Chow?

The back of the box includes this serving suggestion -“Just the thing for when you’ve got the munchies.” But what about active ingredients? Do the bars contain any drugs? According to the Nature’s Path website – “Rest assured, eating our foods with hemp will not result in a positive drug test. We have our hemp products tested by two independent labs to determine the level of THC in the food. Both labs are able to test down to one part per million and report finding no detectable THC. ” What do you expect for $2.50?

A Very Non-Professional Taste Test

The bars appear to be standard chewy granola bars. I found the taste to be bland. Raisins were few and far between – one bar had none (see image below). Sunflower seeds can be tasted, but I am not a fan of sunflower seeds in a granola bar. The only pleasant flavor came from the molasses and cane syrup used to glue the granola together. Eating one bar did not produce any ‘side effects’. I will not buy another box.

Cake Makes Everything Better [pic]

A picture from Romania in 1989. Click HERE to embiggen.

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