Wednesday, July 1, 2015
It seems as though the future of snacking is upon us with Frito Lay's Doritos Jacked 3D. We tried the Bacon Cheddar Ranch flavor of this chip that promises "A 3D video in every bite."
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
On our recent trip to Hawaii, we visited Slappy Cakes, the global phenomenon and family favorite restaurant that features do-it-yourself pancakes! Slappy Cakes started in Portland, Oregon in 2009 but has since gone international. Everyone is going bonkers over the DIY pancake concept where you and your family make your own pancakes right at the table!
You can also order off the kitchen menu, which is exactly what we did. Our waiter pointed us to his favorite dish, the Banana Bread French Toast. This sinful meal consists of homemade macadamia banana bread slices dipped in custard and grilled then served with eggs and candied bacon. We opted to pour the Hawaiian favorite, coconut syrup, all over our french bread and we were instantly transported to flavor heaven! With the sticky sweet candied macadamia bacon and fried eggs, this meal was like eating dessert and breakfast all at once!
We loved Slappy Cakes and can't wait to return and try flipping our own flapjacks!
photo via slappycakes.com
Monday, June 22, 2015
Send the dog to bed, this snack's for you!
They're hard, flat and dry and barely have any chocolate in them, but there's something about Dare's Breaktime Chocolate Chips Cookies that makes you want to eat the entire box. This toothsome Canadian snack food product is mostly found in discount and dollar stores (we got a box for $1.49), but that doesn't mean they're not munchie, delicious goodness. These cookies are actually super yummy with a nice sweet vanilla taste and subtle saltiness. The chocolate chips themselves are more like chocolate specks, but for whatever reason they work perfectly in these pleasantly crunchy flat biscuits.
If you see them, give them a try. In no time, you'll be doing tricks for Breaktime Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Friday, June 19, 2015
This 2014 Lay's "Do us a Flavor" contest finalist has hit supermarket shelves and Snaxtime is on the case to see if this new potato chip variety is worthy of a win.
Right off the bat the flavor concept is not very original, but it is fireproof. Almost everyone loves cheese and bacon so for Lay's to go with this flavor is a safe bet. Also, mac-n-cheese is a wildly popular menu item found at not only dinner tables across America but at countless restaurants from budget buffets to high end steakhouses.
So the concept is a surefire winner, but how does it taste? Good! Really good, but it doesn't necessarily taste like mac and cheese with bacon. We found the flavor to be reminiscent of the classic cheddar and sour cream potato chip with a hint of Bac~Os Bits. We say Bac~Os, the classic salad topper, instead of bacon because the bacon flavor in the chips tastes more like imitation bacon than the real thing. We were impressed to see "Bacon Fat" in the ingredients, but it was listed last. "Natural Bacon Type Flavor" was listed higher up and it is this "Bacon Type" flavor that is coming through.
That is not to say we didn't enjoy this product. The chips have a great crunch with a nice amount of cheesy flavor. We ate the entire bag and licked our fingers afterwards. The flavor description is a fun gimmick on Lay's part, but the product itself tastes more like regular cheddar and sour cream potato chips with a hint of porky smoke, and we certainly didn't feel like we were eating mac and cheese with bacon.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The dinosaurs from "Jurassic World" have invaded Dairy Queen, and they're bringing with them a smashing new Blizzard treat, the Jurassic Smash Blizzard! For this frosty snack, Dairy Queen smashes together creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream with gooey cookie dough, peanut butter cookie bits and real chocolate pieces. The flavor combination is humongous and we really enjoyed taking a bite out of this frozen indulgence. The peanut butter, chocolate and cookie dough with cold vanilla ice cream combo really hits it out of the park!
So aside from smashing things, what does this Blizzard have to do with the new movie? The answer is that it tastes DINOmite!
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