I'm baaaaaack! How was your June? Relaxing? Productive? I like to think mine was a mixture of both. :)
Anyhoo, to ease back into the swing of things, I'm bringing you a new and delightfully random feature—but first we need to do a quick disclosure: I was given a free product or sample because I’m a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.
That said, let me tell you about the magic that is Chex Mix Popped. I’ve been getting Klout perks for a couple of years now—things like Moo Minicards, a Shutterfly book, a McDonald’s gift card, etc.—but this is the first snack that’s shown up on my doorstep. When I opened up the box, I was pretty shocked to find not one, but two full-sized bags to try.
(I totally assumed they would cheap out and give me one of those tiny bags kids get in their lunch boxes. Oops!)
Now, before I get into my reaction, I should preface this with two facts:
1. I don’t like sweets, because they’ve always made me sick. Thankfully, I’m on meds now, but the preference (or lack thereof) remains.
2. I hate snacks that are covered in a thick, heavily-seasoned coating, just to be branded as another flavor.
Let’s just say I was skeptical, but optimistic as I opened the White Cheddar...
My first thought was, “Is it all just popcorn puffs? Where’s the stuff they showed on the front?” I shook the bag around and the heavier pieces surfaced. You’ll definitely want to throw this mix in a bowl or be prepared to root around a little. Don’t worry, though. It’s totally worth it.
Alone, the popcorn isn't too shabby. It has a light, subtle flavor. But when you combine all of the elements? Good stuff! I could totally write and munch on this snack (as long as I was in the mood to deal with kernels).
Next came the Sweet and Salty. This was the one I wasn’t too sure about. If it was anything like a sticky box of Cracker Jacks, I probably wouldn’t enjoy it. I carefully pried the bag open and laid all the pieces out...
This time, my first thought was, “OH MY GOSH. THIS STUFF IS CRACK!” Seriously. I went to town on this bag. It wasn’t too sweet or too salty—plus, it had that light, popped thing going on. (Note: This would make perfect PMS food, ladies. The next time I get some book royalties, I’m picking up a bag or two to keep on hand!) You’ll definitely want to try this one first.
Two words to describe my experience with Klout and Chex Mix? Pleasantly surprised. You should try it for yourself. :)
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