Press coverage of The Crunchiest Site on the Interweb
May 18, 2011
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in "Potato chips reach for new flavors, new appeal"
The Daily Beast
Feb 3, 2010
Profiled Taquitos.net and our Chief Snacks Officer for their Super Bowl snacks preview.
The Phantom Gourmet
February 21, 2009 (and rerun March 29, 2009, May 2, 2009 and August 9, 2009)
Brought in our Secretary of Snacks and Chief Snacks Officer to have "Phood Fights" about Pringles, Doritos, Combos, Cheetos and Pop-Tarts.
Good Food on KCRW radio
April 19, 2008
Evan Kleiman interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer about snacks and challenged him to identify the snack she was eating based on the sound of the crunch over the phone.
CBS News Sunday Morning
March 16, 2008
Russ Mitchell spoke to our Chief Snacks Officer (as well as the potato chip lady from Johnny Carson) for a segment commemorating the 155th anniversary of the potato chip.
The Boston Phoenix
February 12, 2008
In a first for Taquitos.net, The Phoenix canceled a planned interview with our Chief Snacks Officer. The writer told us: "It has something to do with the exposure you're (sic) site has already received. We pride ourselves on reporting on stories that don't get into the other papers." (Five years later, The Phoenix went out of business.)
The Tampa Tribune
January 30, 2008
Spoke to our Chief Snacks Officer for Jeff Houck's Super Bowl feature on pork rinds. Called Taquitos.net an "astonishingly comprehensive Web site." (About eight years later, the newspaper went out of business.)
The Boston Globe
December 31, 2007
Profiled Taquitos.net in the (since defunct) "Sidekick" section under the headline "A heart-stopping work of staggering oddness."
The New York Times
July 4, 2007
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in Kim Severson's cover story about potato chips.
Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2007
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in "The snack shake-up" story on the quest for healthy snacks.
The Washington Times
Feb. 27, 2007
John McCaslin's Inside the Beltway column quoted from our Chief Snacks Officer's theories on double-dipping in an item comparing George W. Bush's apparent double-dipping to George Costanza's.
Feb. 1, 2007 (with Condoleeza Rice on the cover)
Joel Stein quoted our Chief Snacks Officer on his love for trans fat and other unhealthy snacks in "Sizing Up Super Snacks"
The Phantom Gourmet on (non-UPN) 38
January 21, 2007 (and rerun on January 27, 2007, February 4, 2007 and June 16, 2007)
Interviewed our Secretary of Snacks and Chief Snacks Officer for the annual snacking show.
MetroWest Daily News
August 30, 2006
Profiled our Secretary of Snacks and Chief Snacks Officer and their cable TV show, The Snacking Hour, for the Wednesday Food section
The Arizona Republic
May 16, 2006
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer for his cynical view of 100-calorie snacks in Sadie Jo Smokey's story on the 100-calorie snack craze
Woody & The Wake Up Call on WCOL 92.3
January 31, 2006
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer about snacking, the Super Bowl and more.
The Phantom Gourmet on UPN 38
January 28, 2006 (and rerun on February 5, 2006, April 2, 2006, July 30, 2006, and August 26, 2006)
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer and Secretary of Snacks for the annual snacking show. In one 5-second span, Jeremy, Keith and Dan each said "crunchtacularity."
The Bob Conners Morning Show on 610 WTVN
January 27, 2006
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer about Super Bowl snacking.
Charlotte News & Observer (and Detroit News)
September 21, 2005
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in a story on 100-Calorie Packs.
The Washington Post
May 11, 2005
Columnist Robert MacMillan mentioned Taquitos.net's RSS feed: "I strongly encourage anyone with a sweet tooth to get on RSS for this site alone."
February 4, 2005
Interviewed our Secretary of Snacks for Marc Lemay's Super Bowl preview show.
Phantom Gourmet on UPN 38
January 29, 2005 (and rerun March 13, 2005 and April 30, 2005)
David Robichaud interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer and Secretary of Snacks for Phantom's Snack Attack show. Dave and Keith shared a Diet Coke.
October 17, 2004
Columnist Jeff Edelstein mentioned us in his "Everyday musings for a Sunday" piece about Munchos
The Wall Street Journal
July 29, 2004
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in "Snack Giant's Boasts Sting Regional Rivals"
July 21, 2004
Columnist Mark Brown quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in his column about Jay's lawsuit over Frito-Lay's advertising claims.
Cincinnati Business Courier
February 6, 2004
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in "Potato chip lovers munching on bushel of fat, carbs, history"
The New York Times
January 15, 2004
Online Shopper columnist Michelle Slatalla interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer for her survey of online chip buying in the Circuits section.
Roker on the Road on Food Network
July 22, 2003
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer.
Phantom Gourmet on NECN
March and May 2003
Dave Andelman interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer and Secretary of Snacks for Phantom's shows about sandwiches and barbecue. Dan Andelman threw Fritos at us.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 2, 2003
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer for article about the 150th anniversary of the invention of potato chips.
January 23, 2003
Interviewed our chip tasters for their "Food Fanatics" show. (Rerun January 28, 2004)
December 16, 2002 (with Condoleeza Rice on the cover)
Mark Starr interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer for Tip Sheet. (Just over 10 years later, the magazine ceased publication on paper.)
The Boston Globe Magazine
October 20, 2002
Interviewed our Chief Snacks Officer for The Encounter.
The Wall Street Journal
August 9, 2002
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in a Weekend Journal story on unusual potato chip flavors.
DirecTV The Guide
Named us their "Best Byte" of the month, calling us "a deliciously fun, personable informative and easily navigated site devoted to the joy of noshing." (Our Chief Snacks Officer later became a monthly columnist for the magazine, picking a notable snack for each month. Several years later, the magazine ceased publication.)
Named us as "Cuttlefish-Inclusive Website of the Month" in The Index.
The Boston Globe
May 12, 2002
Called us a "a fab web site" in the Peaks & Valleys column.
The New York Times
March 27, 2002
Chief food critic William Grimes called us "one of those Internet sites that makes high-speed access worth the money" and "an obsessive's paradise, a self-contained world in which chips and chip-related products as diverse and obscure as Krack-O-Pop Cheese Crunchies, Route 11 Chesapeake Crab Potato Chips and Golden Flake Cheeseburger Flavored Potato Chips all get serious scholarly treatment." (William Grimes was later transferred to the Obituaries section.)
January 30, 2002
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in Food section cover story, "The scoop on potato chips, football fans' favorite Super Bowl snack." The story was copy edited by famed Long Island resident Judy Bernstein.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 23, 2001
Quoted our Chief Snacks Officer in story on potato chips. (Eight years later, the newspaper ceased daily publication.)
Named us a "Site of the Year" for 2001. Then chose our Worst Chips Ever as a Pick Profile in July 2007. (Yahoo discontinued its Picks service at the end of 2007 and eliminated the pages that had cited us.)
Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine
Reviewed us in "new, notable and fun" section. (The magazine has since gone out of business.)
The Industry Standard
March 19, 2001
Printed our Chief Snacks Officer's letter to the editor defending Pringles. (Later the same year, the high-flying Industry Standard suffered perhaps the most spectacular failure in publishing history. Coincidence?)
February 19, 2001
Wrote up Taquitos.net in the "e.biz" section, under the headline "Hello, Mr. Chips." (The e.biz section was later eliminated, and the magazine was subsequently renamed Bloomberg BusinessWeek.)