I’ve developed a bit of an obsession over the past few months with a pretty lowbrow treat: Munchies Cheese Fix Snack Mix. I think it’s absolutely the best one on the planet, beating out anything Chex or Cheez-It or Annie’s or Utz can whip up. Why? Because it’s the SuperFriends of snacks.
First up are Nacho Cheese Doritos, the gold standard of processed snack foods. That’s the Superman of the bunch.
Then there’s Crunchy Cheetos, science’s attempt to imbue an ordinary food product with superhuman capabilities. That’d be Batman, with all of his high-tech gadgets (I guess you could also consider the puffy kind to be Robin, the far less capable and almost unnecessary sidekick).
The Sun Chips are like Wonder Woman, something thrown in for the girls and the Rold Gold Pretzels are like Aquaman, an indispensable if unremarkable member of the team. Somebody’s got to be able to call in the whales!
Add them all up and you have an irresistible force, at least where I’m concerned. I’ll admit it – I’m addicted to this stuff. So much so that it’s what I had for dinner last night along with a few Dale’s Pale Ales. The flavors, the textures, the crunching – it’s all perfect.
Now you might say, “but Jim, this isn’t the Super Friends of snacks, this is the mixed sixer of domestic macro lagers of snacks. A bag of Munchies Cheese Fix is like putting Bud, Miller High Life, Coors Banquet Beer and Michelob (that’d be the Sun Chips, of course) together in a bundle and calling it special.”
To that I’d say, “umm…well… you have me there…but just taste ‘em – irresistible!” Love doesn’t lie!
So there it is, my latest obsession – a bad snack food. This stuff scratches an itch that no Chex Mix or Cheez-It or any other regional snack mix can come close to scratching. Hell, I don’t even LIKE snack mixes and I can’t stop eating this stuff. If I don’t stop soon, I’ll need to start wearing sweat pants to work to accommodate my growing gut.
Uh oh. I just realized – maybe this stuff isn’t the Super Friends at all – maybe it’s actually my kryptonite!