Review: Snyder’s of Hanover “Wholey Cheese!” Crispy Baked Crackers x3 (Mild Cheddar, Swiss & Black Pepper, Smoked Gouda) & What Are Spring Flavors? GO!
JFG Nation, Happy day after President’s Day! Let’s do a quick roundtable and get right to the review. Fall is pumpkin everything. Winter is mint, gingerbread, cocoa. Valentine’s Day is when the industry tries to cram in red things: strawberry, red velvet, etc. And now we’re approaching Easter and Spring. So tell me, JFG Nation: What are “Spring” flavors? Fruit? Flowers? Grass? Sports related flavors – hot dog, hamburger? Let me know in the comments below – I’m curious what you think.
Today’s junk food: Snyder’s of Hanover “Wholey Cheese!” Crispy Baked Crackers!!
JFG Nation, cheese crackers are my life. My life blood. My jam. My peanut butter. I love cheese crackers so much. I always have a box of Cheez-Its in my house. When a new cheese cracker is born, I must have it. And when a quality company like Snyder’s of Hanover jumps into this pool? Then I REALLY must have them. Munch munch time, boys and girls. While the name “Wholey Cheese” doesn’t inspire, hopefully the flavor will.
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? YES. GOOD GOD, YES.
WHY OR WHY NOT? Texture: These are light, super crispy, potato-starch puffed crackers. Imagine Pringles or Baked Lays that have been puffed out and hollow. Each shape is an expertly crafted pillow. One problem – results in a bunch of broken crackers. But the ones that are intact are a work of art.
Mild Cheddar: An immediate hit, this cracker was super cheesy – “mild” only in that it wasn’t a sharp cheddar flavor, it was more or a general cheddar/almost nacho flavor. These weren’t mild in flavor. Ridiculously easy to eat.
Swiss & Black Pepper: This one requires a few crackers to really get that flavor out. The black pepper-y flavor is immediately noticeable, but the Swiss really shines after a few munches. Light, bright, and accurate. The mix of pepper and Swiss was on point.
Smoked Gouda: The best one of the three. Nailed the Smoked Gouda flavor; so smoky that it almost trends bacon-y. Still, the creaminess of the flavor leaves the distinct Smoked Gouda flavor. Very bold, and unrelenting. My tongue did not “get used” to the smoke – it hit me every time.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? *crumbs everywhere* *looks around at empty bags* Uh, these were really good. I’m going to be re-buying these. Several times.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Chevy Chase, MD
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? Cardboard display in chip aisle
COST? $2.50 each on sale