Review: New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves, The Nosh Show, Ep. 20, & Rooting for Your Rival / BCS Predictions
Junk Food Nation, tonight No. 1 Florida State takes on No. 2 Auburn in the East West GoDaddy.com Capital One Sponsored by Michelin Tires Justin Timberlake Discount Doublecheck HingleMcCringleberry BCS Championship Game. This is the final college football game for the season, and it’s a good one – the high powered Florida State offense led by Famous Jameis vs. the SEC-battle-tested Auburn Tigers. Question: who do you think Alabama fans are rooting for?
It’s an age-old question, and one addressed in a previous post: when your team is knocked out, who do you root for? The two options:
(1) Root for the team that knocked you out. That way if they win it all, you can eventually say, “Hey, at least we lost to the eventual champions.” So, Alabama rooting FOR Auburn. OR…
(2) Root against the team that knocked you out. Hell hath no fury like a college football fan scorned.
If I WAS an Alabama fan, I’d be all in on Florida State – screw Auburn. I’m not rooting for my cross-state rival just because they are also SEC. Red Sox fans are never rooting for the Yankees, But that’s me. Who would YOU root for? Tell me in the comments below.
Also, my pick for tonight: I think Florida State takes Auburn. Florida State had not faced a defense like Auburn, but Auburn has also not faced an offense like Florida State’s. I’m giving the edge to FSU, just because.
Meanwhile, THE NOSH SHOW EPISODE 20 IS OUT TODAY:
This week, “In this episode, we talk about Red Velvet M&M’s, Baskin-Robbins Movie Theater Popcorn Ice Cream, White Castle soup, our most-liked products of 2013, and much more.“
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Today’s junk food: New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves!
Junk Food Nation, you love Cheez-Its. I love Cheez-Its. WE ALL LOVE CHEEZ-ITS. And I’ve reviewed plenty on this website. What’s not to love? Cheesy crackers. Yummy.
These New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves are the next in the line of Cheez-It product releases, and appears to be Cheez-It’s foray into the world of cracker chips! Move over, Special K.
New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves are “thin and crsipy” and are a chip and cracker in one, apparently. I’m betting that the shape of this cracker has nothing to do with it’s general crispiness. Cheez-It probably made this cracker chip, and the marketing peeps thought, “Well, we can’t just call these Cheez-It Chips…we need something else to distinguish it!” So, they rippled the surface. OOOOO.
New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves contain both cheddar AND white cheddar. Now THAT’S dedication.
When I opened the box of these New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves, almost NO crackers were broken – almost all of them were pristine, flat squares with a nice ripple to them. They were THINNER than normal Cheez-Its, and I could tell they weren’t flaky like normal Cheez-Its.
Smelled sort of like cheese, but not really. Time to crunch:
HOLY S. These New Cheez-It Sharp White Cheddar Grooves are effing tasty. Sorry for working blue, folks…but these were very good cracker chips.
The texture of these Cheez-Its was definitely different than normal Cheez-Its – gone is the cracker-like flakiness, the way that cracker dough would get stuck in the crook of your mouth. Instead, these were light, crispy/crunchy … so light I almost thought these were a rice cracker (they aren’t). Did they feel like “chips”? I mean, not really – they didn’t feel like Pop Chips or anything. They did, however, crunch loudly like chips.
The flavor? SPOT ON, but that’s no surprise – STRONG white cheddar flavor, just like normal White Cheddar Cheez-Its have. The lightness of the cracker actually made it, I think, a tad more difficult to taste the white cheddar flavor in the cracker itself, but Cheez-It more than made up for it by making the cheese powder on the outside more prevalent. I licked the surface of one of these Grooves and my brain exploded with white cheddar taste. REALLY good.
All in all, I loved these. Truthfully, it’s not THAT innovative – lighter texture, good cheese powder. And I already love Cheez-Its anyways. Still, I think these were a winner.
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