Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
We can only imagine how this over-the-top, disjointed “happy hour snack mix” came to exist.
Dude 1: Hey man, do you have anything we could crunch on with these ice cold brewskies?
Dude 2: Not sure…let me check the cupboards. Oh yeah, let’s see here…..looks like I’ve got butter toffee peanuts, wasabi peas, roasted almonds, pecans, cashews, some rice crackers, and cajun corn sticks…..oh yeah, and apparently honey mustard pretzels. What would you like?
Dude 1: Well, it is happy hour, so everything! Mixed together!
And as they say….the rest is history.
Not too much to say about these. TGI Friday’s has taken a lot, and we do mean A LOT, of high quality products we know and love, and combined them into one sweet & spicy mess of a snack mix. Despite the weird combination of disconnected crunchy pieces, it somehow all works!! The wasabi peas are certainly the most dominantly flavor profile, but most of the other mix ingredients play off of the unmistakable nasal heat just fine. The variety of nuts provide a good level of mouth fat and textural difference, and the pretzels are there to bring everything home, and probably to soak up the beer!
Mix discovered at 7-eleven; Burr Ridge, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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