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Cracker Jack'D Hearty Mix Cheddar BBQ

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Cracker Jack'D Hearty Mix Cheddar BBQ

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Taste test: This Jack'D mix followed a similar formula to the peanut butter and chocolate version, with flavored oat clusters and two kinds of nuts — in this case, cheddar and barbecue clusters, salted peanuts and smoked almonds.

We crunched in to find that the oat clusters were spicy and quite zesty, and unlike the PB & chocolate kind, which had two separate kinds of clusters, these clusters combined the two flavors. They were crisp and very tasty and had a light crunch, with just minimal oat texture. The peanuts and almonds were about what you would expect, without much seasoning, providing a sharp contrast to the strongly flavored clusters. The problem here was with the clusters — or lack of them, as it turned out. There were a bunch of clusters, but the whole bottom of the bag was filled with what seemed to be individual pieces of oat, seasoned like the others, but in sizes ranging from small to tiny. They tasted the same as the big ones, but they were just too small to try to grab. So it only worked if you poured the bag directly into the mouth; otherwise it became kind of a mess to deal with.

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Smell test: More link honey-roasted peanuts than cheddar or barbecue on the first whiff. Could some some hot BBQ powder after that.

From the package: “Snacks with Impact™” ... “Bursting with bold ingredients and unique flavor combinations, Cracker Jack®'D snacks are built to satisfy for any occasion!” ... “Tangy cheddar and BBQ flavored oat clusters, mixed with salted peanuts & smoked almonds”

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Walgreen's. Review published .

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