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Goldfish Veggie Crackers Sweet Carrot
Snack Review

Goldfish Veggie Crackers Sweet Carrot

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Taste test: This new version of Goldfish promised to include actual carrot among its ingredients, but the crackers looked mostly like the regular ones, with an orange color and familiar shape — the fish-shaped ones, anyway. The others were shaped like carrots, though with eyes and a smiling mouth that I've never seen on the actual vegetable.

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The big change here was that despite the orange color, there wasn't any cheese. I crunched in to find a nice crisp crunch and a good taste, which surprisingly wasn't all that different from the Goldfish that have cheese. Basically, it tasted like a salted wheat cracker, with maybe some additional flavor from the carrot, and it turned out that wasn't radically different from one with cheese. If I really thought about it, I guess I could notice the lack of cheese, but if nobody had told me that there was none, I might not have noticed.

One big change here was that they used a much different kind of bag than the usual paper/foil ones, and this bag included a Ziploc-style closure mechanism. Unfortunately, that mechanism was terrible — it just wouldn't lock without trying again and again and again. I've never seen a zipper bag that took so much effort.

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Smell test: Just a mild cheese smell. Couldn't notice the carrots.

From the package: “1/3 serving of carrots per serving” ... “Veggie–yum! Carrot goodness baked in with the great taste you expect from Goldfish®! … What's not to love?” ... “The ingredients from corn and canola in this product come from genetically modified crops.” ... “Made with smiles and Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Carrot Powder (Carrot Juice Concentrate, Carrot Puree), Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Cornstarch, Salt, contains 2% or less of: Monocalcium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Canola Lecithin, Nonfat Milk, Paprika Extract (Color), Sesame Seeds.”

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Company: Pepperidge Farm, Inc.

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .

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