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A Tale of Three Snacks


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A Tale of Three Snacks

Dave Feldman | Sep 12, 2002 02:44 AM

2 out of 3 ain't bad, right?

First the disaster: Stonyfield Farms nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt might be the single worst packaged food product I've tried this year. It has no discernible taste. Not vanilla. Not even sweetness. My question: I've found no-fat frozen yogurt sold fresh at superior yogurt/ice cream stores often tastes as good or better than low-fat varieties. But this hasn't been my experience with packaged yogurts -- any ideas why?

Now the 2 successes. I picked up lemon pistachio nuts at Kalustyan's in New York City. I've never tried them before, and they are addictive. Question: is this a snack of any particular nationality?

My favorite current snack? Trader Joe's Salsa Tortilla Chips. They do taste of fresh tomatoes and a hint of jalapeno and cilantro. But it isn't the flavor that's my favorite component -- it is the texture, rough and thick. Great stuff.

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