Review: Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix & Do You Wake Up Automatically?
JFG Nation, today is President’s Day, which means I don’t have work today, which means I literally opened my eyes only two hours ago. Hello. What’s going on in the world?
*Looks out window* SNOW!? Again? Well, weather gods, you win. I hibernated past my usual waking point.
As a 9-5 drone like many of you, I wake up (hopefully) at the same time every morning. I have those same moments as you where, once my body is attuned to an alarm, I now wake up three minutes before the alarm goes off. I lie there, staring at my phone until the alarm goes off, at which point I hit my phone screen and succumb into the living hell that is snoozing.
Even on weekends, where there is no alarm, I TEND to wake up around the same time, with no ability to fall back asleep. The JFGal is not like that. Unchecked, she will sleep until dinner.
But there are the rare days, like today, where I don’t open my eyes until 10:00 a.m. And I’m startled – what if today WASN’T a federal holiday. Would I have just slept past my alarm? What happened to you, internal clock?
The waking-up-automatically thing is both a blessing and a curse, I guess. What about you, JFG Nation? Are you like me, who wakes up three minutes before your alarm goes off every morning? Or could you sleep until sunset, needing an alarm to go off fifteen times before you get up? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix!!
Ah, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, my old friend. How is it that you never had a mustard variety before? Seems baffling to me. As a fan of mustard flavored things, I was STOKED to see this Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix in stores. You know those long oversized-pencil-pretzel logs? I could down a package of those with a jar of spicy mustard. Looking at the front of this package, I wish a tornado of mustard would take me away. Let’s eat these.
Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix contains smiles. Oh, and turmeric. Can’t forget the turmeric.
I opened this bag of Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix and sniffed; there was a faint smell of honey mustard. Not super potent, but it was there. The mix was a combination of both cracker fish and pretzel fish, each with a light powdering of something…mustard powder?
I tackled this Pepperidge Farm Honey Mustard & Pretzel Goldfish Mix in separate parts first. The crackers…they were slightly mustard flavored. The flavor wasn’t just in the powder, it was baked into the fish itself too. The honey mustard flavor was quick – it was medium-strength at first and then faded quickly into the savoriness of the cracker dough.
The pretzels – here, the mustard flavor was concentrated solely in the powder. Good mustard powder on pretzel flavor – evocative of Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces. The bag definitely had more cracker pieces than pretzel pieces.
Eaten together, the mix had a decent mustard flavor that, like the individual parts, faded quickly. Still, I feel like that’s ALWAYS the case for flavored Goldfish – unless you get flavor blasted versions, the flavor fades as soon as your chews turn the goldfish into dough-y mush. Still, that doesn’t mean this was a bad snack – not at all. I enjoyed these immensely even if they didn’t bowl me over with mustard flavor. I would have liked more honey mustard taste but the flavor that WAS there kept me munching happily.
For two bucks? Why not. Nothing mind blowing, but I liked these a lot.
PURCHASED AT: Wegmans, Germantown, MD
COST: $1.99 on sale
Junk Food Guy