Review: New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks & Awkward Thursdays: What To Do When Someone Just Rips One?
Junk Food Nation, a few days ago, it was a nice day out. I had parked my car about a block away from my place and was walking back home when I approached what looked to be a couple, maybe late 50’s, standing outside of their car that was parked on the street. They seemed to be discussing directions, and when I was about 30 yards away, the woman stepped away and went into the nearest apartment building, leaving the man standing next to the car. As I approached, I gave a normal courteous small smile and nod as I passed; he did the same. And then, as I was not five feet past where he was standing, this dude ripped a massive fart. Like, a LOUD one. Not “did someone step on a duck?” volume; more like this dude was shouting out of his ass.
Now, normally I’d just awkwardly keep walking, trying to stifle a chuckle, but this was SO loud, I actually stopped and turned. And you know what this guy was doing? GIVING *ME* A WEIRD LOOK. What the eff? THAT WAS *YOU*, DUDE. Why the hell are you giving me that look? THAT WAS YOU WITH THE TROUSER TRUMPET.
Anyways, I was so shocked to see the look on HIS face, that I quickly turned and scampered away. What the hell? What would YOU have done? I mean, I could’ve started laughing. Maybe this guy was trying to play-act in case anyone ELSE was watching us? Nation, it was so weird. I don’t normally do toilet humor, but this was bizarre. Tell me how you would’ve reacted in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks!
New Welch’s Creamy PB & J Snacks were seen at a Safeway grocery near me. I’m not sure if these are ACTUALLY new or not – it looks like they came out earlier this year – but this is the first time I got my hands on them. I wasn’t willing to invest the cash into both flavors until I figured out what the hell these were, so I opted for the grape.
Ah, grape. I love grape jelly! Hence, the selection of New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks. Made with real fruit and creamy PB, so that’s a good sign. I love PB&J, but I have to be honest: WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE? Fruit snacks encased in a PB shell? These were so bizarre that I had to buy them.
New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks are a “one bite, no mess” snack. But…I love messy PB&J, don’t you?
New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks contain a lot of things using a lot of big words. I spotted pear puree immediately which I thought was interesting. Would these have a hint of pear? And why was the pear necessary…to help beef up the volume?
New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks came in individual pouches, perfect for your on-the-go munching, I guess. I want to see airplanes handing these out instead of pretzels.
New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks, themselves, were little semi-spheres of…what looked to be…peanut butter? The outside was sort of waxy, and they smelled like peanut butter I guess. These smelled more like peanut butter cereal than peanut butter…that faint sweet peanut butter smell.
I chewed some of these New Welch’s Concord Grape Creamy PB & J Snacks and….hmmm. VERY interesting.
Essentially, the inside is like a grape fruit snack – a soft chewy gelatinous glob of grape-flavored stuff. Softer than a gummy candy. The grape flavor was ok – sweet and grape-y. Nothing too memorable.
The outside coating DID taste like peanut butter but was so waxy that it actually took a while to get the flavor to emerge, which I didn’t like. The PB flavor was not immediate.
Combined? These were just ok. Yes, I did get the PB&J flavor, but I would never choose these over a real PB&J, or even think this was a suitable on-the-go replacement.
If Welch’s was looking to add a PB&J fruit snack to the fruit snack universe that sort-of-accomplished its flavor goal, then I’d say they were successful. But, as they are, this is not a snack I will ever revisit. Sorry, Welch’s. I love your grape juice.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Wheaton, MD
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