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First Week of May Snack Reviews

I know you’ve been waiting for these. You’ve probably been asking yourself “Hey Me, how do I know what to buy if Jody doesn’t provide me with her personalized snack reviews?”

I apologize. You’re right, I should have been more proactive about this.

Did I just say proactive? Man, I need to get out of the office more.

Okay, not a lot of items this week, but it should get you started.

Fritos Chili and Cheese Flavor – I thought I was going to hate them. I actually did not buy my own, I ate a few out of the bag my project manager bought [waves to PM]. My first reaction was “oh my God, this really tastes like chili!” They are VERY VERY SALTY. Which isn’t a negative, just a warning. They are addictive the way smokehouse almonds are. I can’t figure out why I can’t stop eating them, but there you go.

The cheesecake they sell at Hannaford in Marlboro – I’m pretty sure this is the dessert you get when you eat a meal in Heaven. I can recommend the one with raspberry swirled in and the one with strawberries on top. I didn’t try to chocolate one that was filled with oozing caramel, but just the sight of it made me happy inside. Once again, got to try these courtesy of the same project manager who said “It’s not a question of whether we need cheesecake or not, it’s how many cheesecakes we need.” (The answer is apparently 2.)

Nerd-Filled Gumballs – I have a gumball addiction. It’s a recent one, and I try to fight it, but it’s hard. I found this enormous gumballs filled with Nerds. Now normally, I don’t like mixing gum with anything else. I even have a problem with Blo-Pops. But these gumballs rock. And the flavor lasts a long time. I rate these 5 out of 5 cavities.

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  1. Christine

     /  May 3, 2007

    I love Hannaford. Their bakery rocks. Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Anonymous

     /  May 3, 2007

    When I lived outside of “The Areah” I missed/craved WACHUSETT chips. Yes, Trisum chips were great out of the factory, but chusetts rule. Nothing fancy just that….
    sally

  3. Jody

     /  May 3, 2007

    See, Sally, I never liked Wachusett chips. Too thick and dry. I was a fan of Tri Sum, made with beef tallow back in the day. Chips that taste like steak. Mmmmmmmm. I think DeMoulas store brand used to be Wachusett and Victory’s store brand was Tri-Sum, back in the day. I could use a chip now. THANKS!

  4. Nicholle

     /  May 4, 2007

    How is it we frequent the same grocery stores in Leominster AND Marlboro and never run into each other? Well, not that you’d know what I look like….

    And we used to eat nothing but Tri-Sum chips when I was growing up buy my mom stopped buying them when she found a ciggarette butt in one of the bags and when she wrote them a letter about it they basically told her she was full of ‘you-know-what’ and to take a flying leap.

  5. Jody

     /  May 4, 2007

    In the almost 4 years I’ve worked in Marlboro, that’s the first time I’ve been in the store. Sad, huh?

  6. Bill

     /  May 4, 2007

    I have a problem with the Frito’s corn chips made with flavors — Frito’s are supposed to be Frito’s (I’ll forgive them for the dipping size) — have them with chili and cheese, but eeewwww on flavoring them.

  7. Anonymous

     /  May 4, 2007

    Ketchup Chips from Trisum were voted the best Pot Chip. My daughter loves them, bit too salty for me.

    I was down at Solomon Pond and at the candy store there I picked up some cherry drop sugar free candies.. Yum.. but bit tough to get off your teeth though.

    Still on my diet so I have to watch out. No Cheesecake or Dippin Donuts huge cinnamon coffee rolls. When I go to NYC I have to bring down a delivery of those coffee rolls for family. Jerry

  8. paal

     /  May 5, 2007

    Drives me crazy, especially whenever donuts get mentioned. We don’t have any of that kind of thing here. Norway is the richest country in the world and we don’t have a single donut shop in the whole friggin country.

  9. Anonymous

     /  May 7, 2007

    You need a Dunkin Donuts, we have one every 2 miles/km +- around out town.

    Ketchup chips are from Wachusett, not Trisum (correction to above). I did the proper research yesterday by downing one of those bag of chips to confirm the manufacturer. yum.. Did 3 laps at Doyle to field to work it off..