Review: New Snyder’s of Hanover Flavor Doubles Hot Buffalo Wing & Buttermilk Ranch Pretzels & WHAT ARE YOU DOING, TSA??
Junk Food Nation, as you’ve heard a snowstorm is hitting DC. My Facebook feed is littered with people lamenting how little snow there actually is outside, versus some friends who are living in surrounding areas who are getting pummeled. All I can say is ZIP IT. Gov’t was cancelled today. DEAL WITH IT.
However, that doesn’t end my own personal beef with government. I found out yesterday that the TSA is allowing small knives back on planes now???? Um….what!? In all seriousness, did I miss something? Was there some huge movement amongst fliers to “GIVE US BACK OUR KNIVES”?? Why the hell would TSA make this ok. I remember that the 9/11 hijackers used boxcutters and razorblades, which are apparently still not allowed… but “knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch” are now ALLOWED? Like, a Swiss Army knife blade. WTF.
The Bloomberg article I’ve linked to says the rule was changed to meet international guidelines. Ok…so because they allow knives to be carried on a plane originating from Peru, we have to allow them here? I really don’t understand. If you’re packing a knife, or something, that for some reason you REALLY NEED in your landing location, just check the bag…right? “Oh, but that’s a pain.” I’m sorry, I’m not a real fearmonger, but I prefer my planes knife-less.
Seriously, Nation – someone explain to me what possible purpose we need to carry knives on planes? And trust me, I AM ALL ABOUT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS – free speech, balanced and checked government, etc. etc. But knives on planes???? WHY. Someone tell me why.
Today’s junk food: New Snyder’s of Hanover Flavor Doubles Hot Buffalo Wing & Buttermilk Ranch Pretzels!
Look, my cable is coming in an out, so let’s just make this a quick review. I love Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels. My favorite is the Hot Buffalo Wing flavor Pretzel Pieces, straight up. So when I saw these New Snyder’s of Hanover Flavor Doubles Hot Buffalo Wing & Buttermilk Ranch Pretzels, I was definitely intrigued. Buffalo Wing pretzel pieces AND ranch pieces? Would these mesh?
I ate some of these New Snyder’s of Hanover Flavor Doubles Hot Buffalo Wing & Buttermilk Ranch Pretzels, and long story short: not worth the trouble.
Did it taste bad? No. In fact, the Hot Buffalo Pieces here are the exact same as those that come in a bag of Hot Buffalo Wing pretzel pieces. They were full of crunch, tang, and great Buffalo flavor.
How about the ranch pieces? While they weren’t my favorite, they tasted good too – herbacious, tangy, creamy, these tasted like really good ranch flavored croutons you might put on a salad. There was definitely a hint of sweetness that took the flavor almost into blue cheese territory as well. Very good.
So what’s the problem? Eating them together was the problem. The flavors separately worked so well, they didn’t (to me) work together. The creamy ranch balanced out the hot wing, but so what? I don’t want my buffalo flavor muted. I don’t want my ranch to be just a creamy afterthought to the buffalo sauce.
I dunno – this mix was fine, and tasted FINE, but that’s about it. Not a bad idea, but not my favorite. Next time I’ll stick with eating these wonderful delicious flavors on their own.
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COST: $3.00 on sale
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