This post, like many of our others, raises the hard-hitting question: what is art? Does this silly conversation count as art? Our conclusion: who cares? We’re posting it anyway. Whatevskis.
Stephanie: In honour of what I’m eating right now, I think we should do a quick, dialogue-based blog post in which we rate snack foods as if we were, say, sports commentators or movie critics or something. But for snacks.
Stephanie: I will say that although Party Mix is kind of like potato chips’ annoying little brother that no one likes, I LOVE HIM/IT.
To extend the analogy: at first you think, “Oh, man, Party Mix? I wish there were some REAL potato chips around here. Party mix is okay, I guess, but remember how awesome chips are? I don’t know if party mix could ever be as good.”
But then you remember: there are Cheetos in there.
Party Mix really is good. I like the tiny Sun Chips. Sun Chips, but cuter! It’s the pretzels that bring the whole thing down.
Hmm. I used to think that, but I think they’re necessary. Otherwise it’d be too much cheesiness. If there is such a thing. Plus, they bring in genuine salt, instead of that strange powdered substance that has salt in it somewhere but you can’t ever really be sure how.
You make some interesting points. I actually have no qualms with Party Mix. It’s good stuff… but may I please put a good word in for another Humpty Dumpty product, an underappreciated one: Ringolos! So good!
Stephanie: YES. Especially because I just made the sad discovery that this workplace bag of Party Mix has no Ringolos in it. Sacrilege!
It can’t upset me too much, though, because as you know, I am married first to microwave popcorn and then to salt and vinegar chips. (Snack marriages are complex and polygamous.)
Chloë: They are indeed.
It’s interesting to me that Humpty Dumpty, a major potato chips player in the ’80s and ’90s, now basically rests all its business on Party Mix and Ringolos.
What else do they still make? I don’t even know.
Stephanie: That is interesting. I don’t know what else they make. I think they sold the chips to Lays? I remember being distinctly upset about that. I also, strangely, remember the Humpty Dumpty commercial with Matthew Perry in it.
My allegiances are: 1. Smartfood popcorn 2. Miss Vickie’s jalapeño chips.
Stephanie: We are so different.
Because I love popcorn, but Smartfood I could for sure live without. This is good because it just means we don’t have to fight over who gets the foods.
I remember when you came back to Canada you stayed with me and, one day, I came home from work and it was a bit of a Smartfood massacre. You had gone out and bought all the Canadian foods you missed.
Yeah man, so worth it!
It’s good that they make so many varieties of salty snack, so we can all have just what we want.
Stephanie: Haha; “praise the multimillion-dollar food industry, set to kill us all!”
Chloë: Well as long as we’re moderate, we’ll be okay… but it’s hard to be moderate about snack foods.
Stephanie: “Moderate” is not how I would describe my relationship with snacks.
It’s more of a binge-or-abstain kind of love.
Anyway, you don’t actually have to put this on your blog. i just thought you might want a silly, easy post.
And I needed to declare my love for snacks, i guess.
Chloë: Fair enough. Silly, easy posts are excellent to have in between the heavy, time-consuming ones.
Any favourites, readers?
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