Review: Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit & I Ain’t Living In No UFO House Boat! | sriracha
JFG Nation, Facebook mobile has an annoying “feature” now where when I’m scrolling through my feed, all of my friend’s posts will be interrupted either by ads (STOP IT, BLACK TUX) or random videos from places like Tasty, Tip Hero, or Mental Floss. I swear, STOP SHOWING ME HOW TO MAKE THREE STEP BROWNIES, TIP HERO. YOU FAST FOWARD EVERYTHING.
One Mental Floss video caught my eye the other day:
“The recently unveiled housing concept consists of a 40-foot, saucer-like platform with a spherical cabin at its center. The upper half of the bubble serves as the kitchen, living room, and dining room, and the lower half contains a bedroom and bathroom with a wrap-around window offering views of the underwater scenery.”
I may be speaking just for myself when I say: This looks like an awful idea. Sure the design elements are cool: solar and wind power are great, and it’d be neat to be able to go down into your bedroom and see the ocean all around you. Noise proof too! But for much of the video, I thought: Um, have the people who designed this ever BEEN in the ocean? Because the ocean’s a bitch. As this article aptly puts it: It’s all the compact thrill of a tiny house, only with the added danger of Poseidon’s wrath.
The articles seem to suggest that these houses can just putt putt around the ocean with no issues. I’m pretty sure I will NOT want to be inside one of these things when 40-foot waves are around. Oh, I’ve seen Interstellar. I know the deal. Plus, what if a wave sucks you under for a few minutes, and then all that glass shatters? I’m pretty sure I don’t remember the video talking about how much pressure these things can withstand. And the picture of the bottom of the UFO house just scraping along the coral floor of the sea? I’d seen/felt coral before. It’s hard as F*CK.
What do you think, JFG Nation? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit!!
Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit! I’ve reviewed plenty of Triscuit on this site – sometimes they’re a hit (YES, SMOKED GOUDA), but sometimes they are a flop (No, Olive, noooooo). We discussed these on the Nosh Show recently, and while I know that the Sriracha trend has sort of plateaued, I’m still all in on it. And why wouldn’t I be? Sriracha is great, and I actually use it on real food.
Sriracha snacks are always dicey too. I’ve reviewed a ton, and the question is always the same: Will they get the flavor right? Sriracha is more than just HOT, it requires a sweet pepper flavor as well as a strong garlic note. Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit, you have a lot to live up to.
The box design here is cool thought. Watermark grey? Sriracha written in squeezed sauce? The visual of the pink shrimp and green avocado? I give this a thumbs up.
…oh, you’re really pushing this shrimp/avocado thing huh, Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit? O……k.
Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit uses some wacky font to list the ingredients. Nothing TOO weird in this list of ingredients…
I sniffed the open box of Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit, and the smell wasn’t strong – definitely got a bit of a nostril tang and I could smell some peppery sweet, but nothing overwhelming. I mostly smelled the wheaty Triscuit smell.
The looks of this Triscuit variety was interesting too – some crackers were REALLY red, while others weren’t. Not the most careful hand in making these, it appeared.
I popped a nicely coated Limited Edition Sriracha Triscuit into my mouth and chewed…and BOOM. IMMEDIATE SRIRACHA FLAVOR. Whoa – the cracker I ate was SPOT. ON. The first flavor I got was that bright almost-sweet red peppery flavor of Sriracha sauce that all of us are familiar with. After a couple of chews, the garlicky notes really came out. And the cracker was indeed decently spicy – it burned a good amount all over, mixing with the sweet flavor to provide the tongue confusion that Sriracha usually provides. Woooooo – a tiny bit of tongue-numbing qualities too.
Before eating, I was worried that the Triscuit cracker itself would not be a great vessel for the Sriracha flavor, but no – the little nooks and crannies held the Sriracha flavor perfectly. It was interwoven into the cracker nicely, and the little wheat threads scratched my tongue all over, causing the fire of the Sriracha to really take hold.
The only downside? Consistency. The crackers that weren’t very red were, expectedly, not very spicy. Ever cracker had a bit of seasoning, but it was clear that some squares were more flavor blasted than others.
But these were good. The JFGal also approved. I’m buying these again for sure – didn’t even need shrimp or avocado to enjoy them.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Chevy Chase, DC
COST: $2.50 on sale