Thursday, December 11, 2008

Planters Cheez Ball Crisis

As you all know we are expecting.
I finally had a mild craving.

Planter's Cheez Balls
You know the ones blue can, yellow lid.

I had them when I was pregnant with Maddie. So, while Chuck was at Walgreen's I asked him to get me some. He called, and very nicely stated that they did not have any and would I like Cheetos instead? NO! DUH! They have their own unique taste, I must have them. He went to HEB, none there either. He comes home hoping that I will be satisfied with what he has.
Meanwhile, I am googling Planter's Nuts and coming up very disappointed.
Apparently they do not make cheez balls anymore. Millions of people are in uproar. Good to know that I am not alone. This does not help my craving and I am starting to get irritated.
Chuck comes in bearing gifts from the cheese gods, what are we to do?

We must have a taste test. We have three judges. You know who they are.
We actually have five but dogs will eat anything, so their votes did not count.
Here they are in no particular order.

1.) Fisher Cheese Balls
These had the advantage cause they are round. Weird after taste though, little sour like licking a battery!
2.) Cheetos Brand Crunchy Cheetos
These are wonderfully cheesy, but too crunchy, not much like a cheez ball.

3.) Cheetos Brand Cheese Puffs
Not round! Light and airy, like a cheez ball but not the same.

Tallying the results.
MMMMMMMMMMM! Cheesy Goodness!

And The Winner!

Cheetos Cheese Puffs

By default, we were too cheesed out to vote properly. Cheez Balls have now gone to snack heaven, I will forever remember their bite size yummy goodness.

This post is dedicated to Uncle Dan who shares a love of good snack food.

1 comment:

dross said...

Hey, it's Uncle Snack here! I should send you some more contenders for the puffed cheese snack contest. We have some ALL NATURAL varieties up here that are pretty tasty.

On a related topic, what do you think of peanut-flavored puffed balls? The French have embraced them. Me, I prefer just to eat them.