Review: Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips & The Nosh Show, Ep. 26 & OPENING DAY!
Junk Food Nation, good morning! I had an exhausting weekend in Brooklyn (which I’ll tell you about tomorrow) during which I missed every single Sweet 16 and Elite 8 game. And I call myself a sports fan; I KNOW. But Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and UConn are left, huh? Really? That’s what we’re doing here, Warren Buffet? UConn? Somewhere, Kemba Walker is smiling.
As I begin the unenviable task of collecting entry fees of all the brackets I’m in (BOOOOO THE WORST PASTIME EVER), today IS a huge sports day in that it is MLB OPENING DAY for most every single MLB team! I can’t believe it’s here already. I haven’t even written my season MLB Preview yet!
There are already so many storylines for the season: How will Instant Replay, for the first time ever, affect games? Can the Cards and Red Sox repeat? Will the Dodgers and Tigers live up to their high priced expectations? What about the Jeter farewell tour and their new Guitar Masahiro? How will Bryce Harper and Mike Trout amaze people THIS season? Over on ESPN, most “experts” picked the Dodgers or the Nationals to win it all, with one lone employee picking the Indians. Hey why not? I certainly didn’t see the Red Sox going from worst to first last year.
Anyways, it’s going to be an amazing season; enjoy all the games today! We’ll be talking baseball for the next 5-6 months…gear up for that 😉
Hey, by the way, THE NOSH SHOW EPISODE 26 IS OUT TODAY:
This week, “We discuss Kit Kats you bake before eating, a new Sprite flavor, a sandwich with ghost pepper sauce, and Ryan’s Breakfast Phone. We also rave about McDonald’s new sandwiches and it’s Happy Happy Mystery Package Fun Time again!” Listen embedded here:
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips!
Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips! Because why NOT peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers? I reviewed my first Jif Whips last year, and it was good – I mean, it was just what I’d expected whipped peanut butter to be. I’ve opted not to buy/review any of the other varieties that came out, especially the peanut butter mint one (YUCK), but when S’mores came along, I had to try it.
Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips doesn’t contain marshmallows, as far as I can see. Again – we’re dealing with a situation where the flavor is stuck in that vague “natural and artificial flavors” domain.
When I opened this tub Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips, and took a big sniff, I was SHOCKED to smell graham cracker smell! No joke.I definitely smelled the chocolate peanut butter aroma, but hidden in there, unless I’m totally crazy, was a definite graham cracker smell. Holy. I’m excited now.
I took a big fingerful of Limited Edition S’mores Jif Whips and stuck it in my mouth, and it was good. REALLY good. Mainly because I felt like this did indeed taste like S’mores and peanut butter.
The graham smell translated over to graham taste! Or maybe it was a bit of honey taste – whatever it was, it complemented the already strong and familiar peanut butter / chocolate flavor of the peanut butter. The underlying flavor was like a Reese’s – sweet and perfectly balanced between a slightly salty peanut butter and a darker chocolate flavor.
What about the marshmallows? Not sure if I ever tasted marshmallows, per se, but what I DID taste was the chocolate being cut with a frothy sweetness that I normally associate with marshmallows. Plus, the whipped texture of the peanut butter reminded me a lot of marshmallow fluff or of just straight up melted marshmallows, so texturally, I felt like things lined up nicely.
Add to that the honey graham flavor I described, and you have a winner! I think this Jif Whips flavor was as successful as I hoped it could be. Good one, Jif!
PURCHASED AT: Wegmans
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