Monday, 07 May 2012
My story involves reduced fat Cheez-Its. The Cheez-It is an incredibly addictive and tasty snack food. Once you pop open that red box, it's very difficult to stop yourself from finishing it. Before long your teeth are covered with an orange tint from the cheesy massacre.
One way to kill a Cheez-It addiction is to unknowingly eat a few reduced fat Cheez-Its. Immediately you'll be wondering where the flavor disappeared to.
During college I did the majority of the grocery shopping. I shopped for my roommate Quinn too. We shared meals and food for the last two years of college. As a frugal shopper I usually stick to the basic grocery items, going heavy on produce and cheese, and not straying far off the list by purchasing tons of snack foods and cookies.
But, Quinn loved his Cheez-Its. So, I typically bought either a box or two of white cheddar or regular Cheez-Its. Within no time the Cheez-It addiction took hold of me. Two to three days after a grocery trip the red boxes would be empty.
I made a huge grocery mishap on one trip to the store. I saw the sale tags in front of the Cheez-It boxes and grabbed two without realizing the catastrophe. The next day when I took that first bite I knew something was off. Someone stole the flavor from the box. I discovered the problem when seeing the "Reduced Fat" lettering across the box.
Somehow Quinn and I managed to not waste the food and eat the tasteless Cheez-Its. That was the worst snack week in history.
I don't think I could ever compromise with reduced fat Cheez-Its. For me, reduced fat translates to tasteless. Maybe they could grow on me if ate so many that I forgot what regularCheez-Its taste like.
What do you think about reduced fat snack foods?