Happy Monday, boys and girls. I’ve been doing the eating-and-writing-and-taking-a-few-pics thing for a month and a half; but all the masticating and reporting doesn’t give you a good idea of how these items compare to one another. This is my first “top” list and, and I figured parsing my twenty-something items into a list of three would make the competition more cutthroat. And here she is:
3. Red Bull Total Zero
RBTZ (wow, that contraction is never going to catch on) was the winner in my first Thirsty Thursday competition. I feel a little guilty electing a diet drink as my third place, when it ought to make for guilt-free drinking! However, I opted for this beverage in my spare time just last week. It was a late night at a gas station and I was going out for the evening. Seeing as this was a rare occasion for me and it was during the work week, I needed an energy-inducing drink to make it past midnight. And my figurative glass slipper came in the form of a small, silver can.
Red Bull Total Zero has a milder taste than most energy beverages, and isn’t accompanied by that gross “diet” taste. This winner holds true.
Read my Red Bull Total Zero musings.
2. Blue Diamond Almonds Bold: Wasabi & Soy Sauce
I feel absolved of all my diet energy drink transgressions in sentences past. These are healthy AND delicious. I was recommended these by a friend and, upon seeing them hanging by the other nuts at my gas station, I was glad to try them. It is rare for me to finish the whole bag of anything I try on my epicurean expeditions; however, I’m pretty sure I dipped the tips of my fingers in the spicy almond dust at the bottom (like a junkie sniffs the rug when they drop their stash).
Read more about these delicious Blue Diamond Almonds: Wasabi & Soy Sauce here.
1. Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Pieces
So yummy! In my original review I made sure to iterate that I was not expecting much from pretzels, as they are one of my least favorite treats. They’re hard, awkward, and definitely not as flavorful as other chips. Lo and behold, I didn’t read the part of the bag where, larger than the rest of the text, it states PIECE. Jumbled, crunched up bits of pretzels are an easier to eat, more flavorful snack with a different texture than pretzels. Please, don’t eat a whole bag just because they’re my number 1.
In first place: Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Pieces.