2017 04 09 14.02.37

I Heart Keenwah Aged Cheddar flavored quinoa puffs: Cheese puffs that substitute quinoa for corn and thus have a more substantial amount of protein (5g). About the size of a quarter, these crunchy bites have a flavor strongly reminiscent of aged cheddar boxed mac and cheese powder (the nice Amy's kind, not Kraft). Ends with a punchy peppercorn kick. Bag contains few servings (3). Worth a try if you're looking for a slightly healthier alternative to cheese puffs. 3.0/5.0

berkeleybowl 3.0 puffs flavored cheddar aged iheartkeenwah quinoa cheese
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Saffron Road Zesty ranch chickbean crisps : Multicolored triangular chips with a light ranch flavored coating. Similar in texture to Popchips. Flavor is pretty middle of the road - nothing notable here. 2.5/5.0

2.5 crisps chickbean ranch zesty saffronroad chickpeas berkeleybowl
2017 04 07 18.54.30

Freezing Point Creamery Matcha Rolled Ice Cream: Originating from Thailand, rolled ice cream is a technique for making fresh ice cream from scratch to order. Liquid ice cream base is poured onto a cold metal pan (think crepe-grill-sized) and is then mixed, scraped, and chopped by hand before its spread into a single, solidified layer. At this point, the scraper is used to roll the ice cream into individual pieces resembling fruit roll up / mini crepes, looking nothing like your typical scoop of ice cream. I ended up at Freezing Point Cr... (read more) 2.0/5.0

2.0 cream ice rolled matcha freezingpointcreamery oakland icecream
2017 04 02 14.59.26

It's-It Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich: Finally had one of these San Francisco classic frozen treats, with vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies, all covered in dark chocolate. In other words, it's essentially everything you really shouldn't eat if you're watching your diet. That being said, some treats can be well worth it when eaten infrequently. It's-It is not one of them. This hefty ice cream sandwich is extremely sweet, and the ice cream has a strange whipped-cream-like flavor and texture. I was pretty... (read more) 2.0/5.0

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2017 03 25 09.39.04

Nabisco Better Cheddars: I've had my fair share of cheddar flavored snacks (at the time of writing this review, there are 64 snacks tagged with cheese reviewed on Tasty Snacking http://www.tastysnacking.com/snacks?tag%5B%5D=cheese), and Better Cheddars occupies a largely untapped space. Unlike typical cheddar crackers (e.g., the Goldfish and Cheese-Its) which are thicker and have a more substantial bite, Better Cheddars are flaky and light, verging into chip-like territory. Similar to other "Flavor Originals" that... (read more) 3.5/5.0

3.5 cheddars better nabisco crackers cheese cheddar recommended
2017 03 25 09.38.48

Nabisco Chicken in a Biskit: Taking advantage of a major sale on Nabisco's Flavor Originals, I purchased two snacks from my childhood: Chicken in a Biskit and Better Cheddars (review forthcoming). I always wondered why the American junk food industry has not seemed to embrace meat-flavored snacks, and Chicken in a Biskit is one of the few I can readily name. The buttery biscuits are coated with a salty, chicken-flavored powder that I always imagined to be ground up bouillon cubes. Always addicting, but needs to be ea... (read more) 3.5/5.0

3.5 biskit a in chicken nabisco recommended