There’s this woman at my work. Let’s just call her “Sandie”. On the surface, we really have nothing in common. She has spiky hair and a thick South Carolina accent. She doesn’t eat sweet stuff. She views a Saturday afternoon watching football with her significant other as, well, not the most fun or worthwhile thing to do on a Saturday afternoon in the fall.
Sandie has an eclectic taste, literally. I can respect that, even if I don’t get on board with her breakfast spreads featuring various crackers, hummas, and cheeses. It’s always an interesting sight walking by her office though, especially when she’s just back from the store. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes, when she’s down the hall doing something else, I’ll even stick my head into that office and check out her stash of snacks.
She’s pretty much got all her bases covered. There are crackers, of course, and definitely chips (she seems partial to Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion, although also seems to be a Ripples fan.) In the nature of any good perpetual snacker, she also maintains a steady stream of Cheetos.
I never thought myself a big cheese snack guy, but I’d be telling tales out of school if I didn’t admit I sometimes snag a few puffs from the big bag on Sandie’s desk. There’s just something that seems natural –in, you know, a chemical engineered way — about the finger licking, buttermilk and cheese culture tang that enrobes those puffed corn sticks. It satisfies a basic human need to suck on ones own finger, and quenches that innate craving for cheese in powder form.
Thanks to a sample bag of Herr’s new Crunchy Cheese Sticks, I’ve been able to quench that craving without robbing Sandie’s office. If you’re looking for the crunchiest cheese snack around, look no further. These things are delicious in that go-in-the-basement-and-devour way that we all seem to retreat to when gluttony rears its head. They’re not health food by any means, but I can appreciate the commitment to baking in the cheesy, salty flavor without the use of hydrogenated oils. But mostly, I can just appreciate the crunch.
I’ve always been a big fan of the exotic flavors of snack Herr’s has put out, munching on everything from ketchup to Sloppy Joe to Hot Dog chips. But when it comes to cheese sticks, this is one case where deviation isn’t needed. Just keep me away from my keyboard when eating on them, because there’s no way your fingers are going to escape this bag without a complete and orangey makeover.
A free sample of these snacks was provided by Herr’s. Not that free stuff influences my opinion. If it sucks, I have no problem telling you.