Snack Time #47 – Chips Ahoy! Soft Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

On the prowl for the cookies to bring home on a recent trip to the grocery store, I spotted this Chips Ahoy! Cookies release and my decision was made. Sometimes the Sip Advisor gets it right and this was one of those occasions.

The Soft Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies may be a mouthful to say, but they are an even better mouthful to eat. The cookies are very good and check off many of my cookie requirements: soft, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. It’s hard to not eat the entire pack.

Chips Ahoy! Soft Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

Of the extensive line of cookies Chips Ahoy! Produces, I’d love to try their Sweet N’ Salty with salted caramel chunks. Perhaps putting together a cookie sandwich of the Soft Chunky Peanut Butter and Sweet N’ Salty will be in order.

I’ve long been a Chips Ahoy! fan and don’t see this changing. The one thing that bugs me about this product is the name, as soft and chunky is exactly what you’ll be if you eat too many of these delicious cookies.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…


Snack Time #46 – Cheetos Snowflakes

When I first learned of this holiday edition treat from the fine folks at Cheetos, I thought they would be great to profile for the Christmas season. Well, I finally got around to picking up a bag and trying the puffed cornmeal snack.

The Snowflakes are made with white cheddar and come in four different shapes. They are very tasty and fun to munch on. Online reviews seem to be very favourable for the product, with some hoping they will become a permanent addition to the Cheetos line.

Cheetos Snowflakes.jpg

That said, the snack is only available for a limited time, so if you want to give the Snowflakes a try, you should get your paws on them ASAP. A similar style of product was used for Cheetos Bag of Bones at Halloween, so other seasonal items could be coming.

My favourite Cheetos are the Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno variety, which are very good with a nice burn. I’m curious about the Cheetos Flamin’ Hot product, but think that sticking with what I know is probably a good idea.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…

Snack Time #45 – Breyers Reese Chocolate Ice Cream

Every week, Mrs. Sip and I (along with Baby Sip) get together with Cousin Sip and her husband for dinner. On a recent gathering, Cousin Sip served up this Breyers Ice Cream treat for dessert and it was a very popular offering.

The Reese Chocolate Ice Cream is delicious with tasty chunks of Reese Peanut Butter Cups buried amongst the Reese Peanut Butter swirl ice cream. The dessert is decadent, but not too rich and goes down very well. It certainly left me fiending for more.

Breyers Reese Chocolate Ice Cream.jpg

The product is the newest member of Breyers’ Fun & Indulgent line. Other varieties in the collection, include: Hershey’s Kisses, Mrs. Fields Chocolate Brownie, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, SKOR, Cadbury Caramilk, Raspberry Creamsicle, and Creamsicle.

While winter might not be the ideal time for ice cream, if you’re warm and snug indoors, there nothing wrong with a frozen treat. Heck, you can really irritate your teeth sensitivity by adding a warm beverage to the mix.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…

Snack Time #44 – Ruffles Jalapeño Ranch Potato Chips

On a recent trip to the United States, I was perusing the potato chip aisle (as I always do), when I spotted this intriguing Ruffles Potato Chips product. I knew instantly there was no turning back and these beauties were coming home with me.

The Jalapeño Ranch Potato Chips are very, very good. They remind me of a Sour Crème and Onion chip, with a nice burn at the end, but nothing too extreme. If you’re looking for a little more bite to your potato chip, Ruffles also has Flamin’ Hot and Classic Hot Wings flavours that might pique your interest.

Ruffles Jalapeño Ranch Potato Chips.png

The Jalapeño Ranch chips combine two of my favourite food concepts. First, there’s ranch, which I put on practically everything from pizza to chicken strips to cereal… well, maybe not that last one. Next, there’s jalapeño, which is one of my favourite spices in cocktails and with meals.

Of the product, Ruffles writes: “We took that zesty jalapeño kick and cooled it down with some creamy ranch. We might have created a perfect flavor combo. And by might, we mean we did. You’re welcome.” Thank you, indeed!

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…

Snack Time #43 – Triscuit Nutmeg & Cinnamon Crackers

Mrs. Sip, one of the biggest cheese and crackers fans I’ve ever come across, recently picked up a box of this Triscuit Crackers product. Although initially hesitant, the Sip Alliance all enjoyed the snack after giving it a chance.

The Nutmeg & Cinnamon Crackers are good, with a nice mix of sweet and spice. Given their dessert nature, though, finding toppings for the cracker is a bit of a task. The box shows a cracker topped with sweet potato, apple and walnut, which is intriguing.

Triscuit Nutmeg & Cinnamon Crackers.jpg

Mrs. Sip and Cousin Sip went with a pomegranate-habanero jelly and aged white cheddar combo, which they devoured in short order. The limited edition release hit store shelves last month and should remain available through the holiday season.

Triscuit has put out a number of flavour variants in recent times, including Dill Sea Salt, Smoked Gouda and Roasted Garlic. I just don’t get as excited for crackers, as I do potato chips, but I do like Triscuits in general.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…

Snack Time #42 – Oreo Thins Salted Caramel Cookies

On our recent trip across the border, Mrs. Sip found this Oreo Cookies release. I can confirm, the Oreo Thins Salted Caramel Cookies did not last long in our snack cupboard, as they we very tasty and you didn’t feel so guilty about eating them.

Mrs. Sip and I were discussing Oreo Thins the other day and we thought it was funny that when you’re a kid, Oreos are all about the filling. When you get older, you are looking to snack without doing too much damage to the body, so the Thins are a perfect option.

Oreo Thins Salted Caramel Cookies.jpg

We found the Salted Caramel Cookies at Target, but I assume they are available at a number of grocery chains. Other Thins flavours include Chocolate, Mint, Lemon, and the one Mrs. Sip was hoping to get her hands on, but they were sold out, Coconut.

No company comes out with more intriguing flavours than Oreo. Every time Ma Sip is in the U.S., she finds a new variation or holiday limited edition to bring home. Recent discoveries have included Jelly Donut, Apple Pie and even Mystery.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…

Snack Time #41 – Lays BLT Potato Chips

The day has finally arrived when a BLT flavoured potato chip has been created, thanks to the fine folks at Lays Potato Chips. Why it took so long to dream up such an internationally recognized and beloved flavour, I don’t know.

These chips are fantastic. The bacon, tomato and light lettuce tastes are there, but I think what I love best about them is they managed to include the mayo finish you typically get when consuming a BLT. This really puts them over the edge in the delicious category.

Lays BLT Potato Chips.png

The BLT has always been one of my favourite sandwiches and my adoration of potato chips is well documented. Combining the two is like a dream come true. I only hope these aren’t just a limited edition flavour; however, sales may decide that.

To this day, I still weep that my suggested PB&J potato chip flavour was rejected by Lays because of nut allergy concerns. I believe they should make the product and those who have the allergy can choose to stay clear.

For more Snack Time articles, please visit our main page…