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Nerd Lunch Episode 43: Salty Snacks

Posted in Cheetos, food, podcast, snacks with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Welcome to Episode 43. Hope you have your taste bud seat belts on because this episode we are joined by Steve from the blog Food Junk to discuss tons of salty snacks.

Wasabi Mayo DoritosGarlic Seafood PringlesHerr's Crab ChipsCheetos EnchiladaBlack Pepper Jack Doritos

We cover everything from Doritos and Ruffles to pretzels and crackers and we even cover little seen foreign snacks like Clam Chowder Doritos and Garlic Seafood Pringles.  It’s a veritable cornucopia of awesomeness for your mouth.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.

Or, you can listen to the show online here


Wrapup for the Weekend

Posted in food, Pepsi, soda with tags , , on June 15, 2007 by Paxton

Wazzup, bitches?

It’s Friday up in here. I can’t wait to blow this piece in 5 or so hours. Man alive, time is moving SO SLOW. WTF?!

Anyway, got a few things to mention.

doritos#1– Remember on my birthday when I found the two new flavors of Doritos; Wild White Nacho and Smokin’ Cheddar BBQ? Doritos wanted people to go to their website and vote for one of the flavors to be the new permanent Doritos flavor. Well, Smokin’ Cheddar Barbeque won. I still stand by my decision that Wild White Nacho was the best. I can’t believe the voting went contrary to my opinion. That’s a little shocking to me. People don’t agree with me? ME?! Ludicrous.

DPM#2– The other day my neighbor was telling me how awful the Smokin’ Cheddar Barbeque Doritos are and he couldn’t fathom the idea of me liking them. Just to show him how wrong he was I went to buy another bag (hence me finding out the news in #1) and I found a bottle of Diet Pepsi Max. Yes, the onslaught of new soda continues. This one is a tad boring because it’s not really different. There’s more caffeine and they’ve added ginseng, but that’s about it. The taste is only slightly changed due to the extra stuff, but really it’s the same old Diet Pepsi juiced up for the “high caffeine” market. I’ll stick to my regular Diet Pepsi and Diet Pepsi Lime, thank you.

Reunited#3 — Holy crap, did I just win the “train wreck lottery”?! MTV went out and got all the members of Real World Las Vegas and reunited them for ANOTHER run in the same suite in the Palms on the Vegas strip! Does it get anymore awesome than this? I think Peaches & Herb said it best….”Reunited and it feels so good! Reunited cause we understood!” Real World Las Vegas was the best (read: insane, bat-guano crazy) season of Real World, followed closely by Chicago or Miami. I have no doubt that the crew will be drinkin’, whorin’ and whinin’ every step of the way. The show started on Tuesday, but I DVR’d it because my wife has threatened my life if I watch it without her. So, because I’m rather fond of that life she so readily threatened, I’m waiting.

Have a good weekend everyone. See you on the other side.


New Doritos…oh, and my birthday

Posted in food, holiday, personal, reviews with tags , on May 10, 2007 by Paxton

Happy Bday
Well, yesterday was my 33rd birthday. Yay! My age finally matches Larry Bird’s number. How cool is that? I say, “Very.” My wife says, “Not so much” (what does she know?).

I had a good birthday. My wife got me a Polar Running Computer which is a running watch that also monitors your heart rate and times your intervals for you. I love it and can’t wait to use it. I also got some work clothes and some really cool gift certificates to my favorite stores. One of my friends and regular readers sent me a package of Garbage Pail Kids. Man, that was an awesome gift. I might turn that into a blog article, so stay tuned. For food, the wife and I grilled filet mignon and ate dinner just the two of us. Lots of fun, lots of wine. Typical Holley birthday. Thank you.

New DoritosBeing lucky because it was my birthday, I finally found the two new Doritos flavors that are fighting to be the newest addition to the ever present Dorito lineup. Click the image to the left to go to the “Fight For the Flavor” website. At this website you can vote to see which of the two flavors to the left are going to be the newest flavor of Doritos chips. The two flavors are Wild White Nacho and Smokin’ Cheddar BBQ. Let me tell you one thing, they are both GOOD. It’s going to be tough seeing one of these go. I probably like both of them better than Cool Ranch, but not as much as regular Nacho. However, if I have to pick a winner, in my own mind Wild White Nacho is the Rocky Balboa to Smokin’ Cheddar BBQ’s Ivan Drago. Wild White Nacho is almost as good as the saintly Nacho Cheese. And that’s saying A LOT. However, rush out and try some on your own, they are worth it.

Hostess Cup CakesYou know what else I found today? Hostess Apple Spice cupcakes. I thought they only sold these around Christmas time. Holy crap-in-a-hat these are divine. These things are like little apple-spice tears from heaven. Fluffs of clouds that have been lightly spiced with apples and frosting. It doesn’t get much better than this. If you can find these…GET THEM. So. F’n. Good.

Anyhow, I’ll probably have a more traditional article for you next week. I’ve been somewhat lazy because work has been kicking my butt and it’s been my birthday (which, in my mind, lasts a week). So, I’ll work on that article and get back with you early next week. Sound good?



Mexican Doritos: I’m Weird

Posted in food, humor, personal, reviews with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2006 by Paxton

As noted earlier, my wife and I got back from a Caribbean cruise for our 5th anniversay last week. The cruise was phenomenal and one of the ports my wife and I stopped at was Calica, Mexico.

While on an excursion, the tour bus stopped at a tiny marketplace where we could go to the bathroom and shop. It was a cool little area with lots of little crafts to look at. What do I get excited about? Not the hand carved stone chess sets or the intricately sewn Mexican blankets. I about lost my composure when I found a snack rack filled with Mexican chips and snack foods. As the title of this article told you, I’m weird. If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I love finding differently packaged sodas and snackfoods. Just check out the Halloween article right before this. It’s a sickness, I know, but I love it. 😉

Anywho, on the aforementioned holy rack of snacky goodness, I found several flavors of Doritos and Fritos that are not found in the US. Check out the two Doritos packages below (queue heavenly music and chorus of angels).

The one on the left is pizza flavored Doritos, which did exist many years ago in the US when Pizza Hut and Doritos partnered on the flavor. It tastes like pepperoni and green pepper based pizza, but there is WAY too much flavor powder in this particular bag. It’s overwhelming. It took a bottle of black cherry soda and two waters to get the taste out of my mouth. Yikes. Hope the other one is better. The package on the right is called Incognito, which means mystery, or puzzle. You have to guess the flavor. How awesome is that? They made it a game! There are pictures of limes and red/green chili peppers on the black packaging. The flavor powder is also black. It’s kind of cool to look into this bag and see dozens of black death chips staring back at you. As for taste, they taste like limes and chili peppers, which also tastes like many salsas you’ll have in the better Mexican restaurants. But there is also a small aftertaste of curry, which is usually found in Indian cuisine. Kudos to my wife for figuring that aftertaste out. Very odd to have that in a Mexican chip, but not unwelcome. It was weird at first, but the more I got into the bag the more I loved it. Much better than expected.

While sneaking around that marketplace I also found two cool sodas. In much of the world they don’t label Diet sodas as such. They just call them Light. I found Coca Cola Light, and Pepsi Light.

I don’t know about you, but this was so exciting to me. I had actually seen Coke Light many years ago on my first trip to Mexico back in 1999. I had traveled to the East Coast of Mexico to a small restaurant in Rosalita. This was the first time that I had found Pepsi Light, though. Words can’t describe it, people.

I want to say that the Coke and Pepsi Light drinks tasted slightly different than regular Diet Coke and Pepsi, but that may be because I drank them in the land of enchiladas and not in the upper 48.

Oh well, I’ll leave you with the last two bags I found, 2 flavors of Fritos that are so totally mexican I’m suprised they didn’t come packaged with a Corona. Behold Chili & Lime Fritos (left) and Chipotle & Chorizo Fritos (right).

I haven’t tasted those 2 Fritos yet, but I will. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about it.