Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Do you remember Barbeque Crunchits? They had the little red devil on the bag.

They were my favorites. Absolutely delicious!.

At some point they stopped making them and Crunchits became Chettos. My wife says I was dreaming or making it up, but I remember.

I'm hoping one day they'll bring them back!

The other night, while on a 15 minute coffee break, I spied Flamin' Hot Cheetos at the Orange Store on Water Street. They looked red, so I thought that at long last, BBQ Crunchits were back.

These zesty cheesy snacks were not what I was hoping. They were reddish but lacked the sweet smokey taste of the BBQ Crunchits. My anticipated Déjà vu experience was not met

Flamin' Hot Cheetos are the latest extreme flavor to hit the market. They are making waves because the excessive amounts of red and orange food dye is changing the color of childrens poop. Parents have been inundating emergency rooms mistaking red coloring in their stool for blood.

Apparently, some nutritionists are also concerned because the snack has been engineered to be "hyper-palatable".  Apparently, the combination of spiciness, salt and crunchit could prove hard for some to resist.  

Ashley Gearhardt, MS, MPhil, a clinical psychology professor at University of Michigan told the Chicago Tribune says the treats are addictive, “"It's something that has been engineered so that it is fattier and saltier and more novel to the point where our body, brain and pleasure centers react to it more strongly than if we were eating, say, a handful of nuts,"

I think the original BBQ Crunchits might have been pulled because of the red dye. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes, they were real. I was Cratchit in that commercial.

Scrooge was played by a guy who was the spitting image of Alastair Sim (I think his name was Bob).

They gave me a crate of the stuff. Not bad, really, but they did turn my lips orange.

- David Stein