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The Snackpot: Why We Do It.

January 14, 2013 by admin

The Snackpot is taking a time-out to refill our treat coffers and take care of some website housekeeping. But while we’re away from daily posts, we wanted to bring you some thoughts from our editorial crew on the nature of snacking itself.


Friday Night Snackdown: Hapi Wasabi Peas vs. Hapi Sriracha Peas

December 14, 2012 by Anna Bond

Sometimes we ask ourselves questions we already know the answer to. Sometimes those answers are still surprising. Anna Bond pits two heavyweights against each other in a battle of the peas.


Pringles’ Holiday Flavors And The Struggle For Seasonal Validity

November 26, 2012 by Jacob Daneman

Do we really need reindeer-flavored chips or holiday ham-flavored cupcakes? Let’s reel it back a notch, folks. There’s a reason these snacks are seasonal.


Counterpoint: Who’s Treating Who? A Hostess Legacy, Considered

November 19, 2012 by Laura Witkowski

Nostalgia tastes better than any flavor in the world, and let’s be honest: Hostess peddles nostalgia and whimsy more than it does delicious food. And that isn’t the same thing as taste.


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Reviews this week


Hanukkah Gelt

December 19, 2012 by Jacob Daneman

We dive deep into our damaged childhood memories and remember what made gelt so good. It certainly wasn’t the chocolate.


Frosted Blueberry Pop-Tarts

December 18, 2012 by Johnny Loftus

Arguments regarding whether Strawberry was the only truly palatable Pop Tart lead us to dig a little deeper into the Pop Tart canon.


Meiji Chocorooms

December 17, 2012 by Jacob Daneman

Meiji makes fanciful chocolate-based treats that may be a physical manifestation of a grandmother’s love, but why the bland biscuits?


Baked! Lays Southwestern Ranch Potato Crisps

December 13, 2012 by Johnny Loftus

Ranch will never leave us. In Big Snack’s world, it is the earth, the moon, the stars, the sky. If they could serve you a drink of ranch, they would. Thankfully, they’re currently only focusing on snack chips. Here’s the latest.


Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes

December 12, 2012 by Jacob Daneman

Hey! This Zebra Cake is shaped like a TREE!

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