Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Completely crackers

I've been neglectful of the blog because I've been busy with work. NOT because there's any dearth of material, oh no. Two quick notes:

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers
How many times have you said, "I like Cheez-Its, but they taste too much like actual cheese, and they're not bright enough to read by at night. What can I do?" Your troubles are over with the introduction of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers. Yes, really.

Is Cereal Supposed to Be Bad for You?
I spotted this at a local grocery store and could hardly believe it: Chocolate Chex. Next to it on the shelf was Strawberry Chex. No. No, no, no. Chex is supposed to be a decent cereal, a not-so-sweet cereal. It's supposed to be one of the few mainstream brands on the cereal aisle that might be a little bit good for you. Turning it into candy is just wrong.

OK, I'm going to go eat some peaches. I'll write more soon.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you'd noticed the crackers too! It's the cracker that tastes somewhat like, but is not, the boxed dinner that tastes somewhat like, but is not, macaroni and cheese!

I tried making from-scratch stovetop mac'n'cheese for the first time a couple of years ago and started laughing. If you buy pre-grated cheese (which is sometimes cheaper than a solid piece for some reason) and have everything laid out beforehand, you can make it in one pot, just like the box kind, and it takes less than 15 minutes after you get the water to boil, just like the box kind, and it's actual food that leaves you actually full. That boxed crud isn't even useful for college students--they'd be better fed buying a bag of pasta and a shaker of Parmesan. You could even make a decent sauce if you "borrowed" some foil-wrapped butter pats and single-serve containers of half'n'half from the cafeteria.

Maybe they're trying to get at adults who are embarrassed to be seen opening the blue box but secretly long for the taste of their childhood. I wonder if Chef Boy-Ar-Dee crackers are next.

Jenny Islander

sally said...

Here's a newsflash: Those aren't listed on the "Sensible Snacking" portion of the Banisco site. I also noticed there wasn't a "Really, Really Stupid Snacking" area, which is where I assume these would go.

Samatakah said...

There is also a version of chocolate cheerios. Or there was - it showed up at the food bank, which means they could be a failed test product. But that's unlikely.