Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked - Santa Cruz Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have a note on my computer that says "No buying bagged cookies!" but I guess I willfully disregarded it when I picked these up at Walgreens. Sometimes you just want sweets, you know?! The problem is that these are 130 calories per cookie, and there are 8 cookies, which is realistically 2 servings of cookies, which is like 500 calorie servings of cookies, which means you'll get a stomach ache and also feel bad about yourself. If you operate like I do. Which you probably don't.

Anyway the taste is decent. The size is a nice-sized round chewy cookie, with plenty of raisins. It's a little TOO chewy/wet for my liking, and also too sweet(!) for my preference too. But it's still a good big cookie without nuts that is certainly more appealing than your oreo-chips-ahoy options. For someone who can't eat bakery food and doesn't want to bake cookies every night, this is a good pick.

Overall
Cost: 5/10 (about 3$)
Taste: 7/10

Monday, April 16, 2018

Goya Plantain Chips - Original

I thought these would be like the thicker tostones Goya makes, but no! These are way thinner, like a normal potato chip, and are basically chip-like in all ways (although maybe yucca-chip like, not potato). They are slightly more fun  than a regular chip because of the cute built-in banana design, but the taste is just so-so for me. Very bland and a little nutty, and not that much salt. I do think they're better than the too-thick tostones though.






Overall
Cost: 7/10 (2$ for a 5oz bag)
Taste: 5/10

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Amazin' Raisin - Strawberry

These are much better than the lemon flavor! The strawberry is somehow less intense or less overpoweringly sweet, so I didn't get as sick of these (though they still taste better one at a time rather than in huge handfulls). The strawberry flavor is like a strawberry candy or a strawberry gummy or fruit snack, not necessarily a real strawberry, but that's fine with me because these are raisins. Honestly I'd rather just eat strawberries, because raisins are not my favorite snack (so sticky, so sweet), but these are kind of a cute idea and this flavor was definitely a better pick than lemon was. Who knows, maybe some of the others are even better (though I can't imagine cinnamon is any good at all).



Overall
Cost: 7/10
Taste: 6/10

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Good Health Kettle Chips with Olive Oil - Sea Salt & Vinegar

These were fine! As a brand, I like these chips; they're firm and crunchy without being oily or crumbly or anything undesirable. Salt and vinegar isn't my favoooorite flavor, but it's better than just salt, and it's kind of fun to have that sour vinegar vibe. Especially as the weather gets warm! This was a pleasant spring snack with just a little bit of a zing, overall a mild flavor. I'm not sure if the olive oil adds anything special beyond your typical vegetable oil, but I get the sense that it's secretly better for you, so I guess that's nice. I think it's cute that the oil (olive, avocado, others???) gets top billing over the flavor with these chips, since it's such a non-entity in the flavor department, but there you go!


Overall
Cost: 5/10
Taste: 6/10

Friday, April 13, 2018

Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

This is a fun brand; most of their popcorns are safe (just not the creative sweet ones, sniff sniff). I like the opaque packaging, and I generally like cheddar popcorn, so this was nice. I liked that it was yellow-orange powder (like the bag) and not weirdly floral white cheddar powder like some popcorns have. The texture was good and the cheese powder tasted like cheese powder. It's not earthshattering, but it did the job. A nice tasty snack that isn't too regrettable. (It is messy for your hands though! Don't meet new people without a little washup first.)




Overall
Cost: 6/10
Taste: 6/10

Monday, April 9, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts Espresso Iced Coffee

As you might know from my 30 page long Dunkin' Donuts proper entry, I'm a big DD loyalist. I love them despite their sometimes crappy food and service, because they have good allergy info and cheap prices and an app. But this is not that. This is the "Dunkin' at Home" line of pre-bottled drinks. Still, I went for it because of the branding, even though I kind of suspected I wouldn't love it. This is OK, but it's so so milky? and sweet and not like coffee (or iced coffee) at all. Just like Nesquick or something. The espresso flavor doesn't seem that different from the other flavors, it's just a general milky coffee liquid. But it is convenient and has caffeine, so I can't hate it, it just doesn't taste that good to me. Sorry Dunks, try again later.



Overall
Cost: 5/10 (About 2$)
Taste: 5/10

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Food Should Taste Good - Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips

I do agree that food should taste good. Too bad these chips were shockingly average!! Sick burn!!!!

I like sweet potato chips a lot, so I was hoping for that slightly sweet/salty vibe, but the first and prominent ingredient here is corn. These are basically corn tortilla chips with an orange hue. They are very crunchy and if you want tortilla chips I guess they are fine and probably good for dipping since they are quite firm. However, I am not a huge fan of tortilla chip so I'm not a fan of these. I like the stylish packaging but I find the name a little misleading! Needs more sweet potato.


Overall
Cost: 5/10
Taste: 5/10