Recently Kroger’s MyMagazine Sharing Network invited me to participate in a challenge called the Kroger Trail Mix Face-off. They sent me a free bag of Kroger Mini Twist Pretzels and a nice size bag of Kroger Almonds as well. The challenge was to come up with the ultimate trail mix and to decide based on what you mixed together if you were Team Sweet or Team Savory. On their website they even gave idea of possible sweet and savory combinations.
In my concoction I added basically everything but the kitchen sink. I started with a ton of the Kroger mini pretzels, added some honey-flavored Teddy Grahams, Kroger Cheese Nips, caramel Crunch ‘n Munch, plain chocolate M&M’s, and wheat Chex. I decided that in my opinion trail mix needs to be both sweet and savory. I can’t imagine just choosing one or the other. I think my trail mix turned out ok–my husband sure ate enough of it. But I think it wasn’t the best trail mix ever. I think that what it could have done without were the Teddy Grahams and the Chex. While I enjoy both of these products on their own I feel like they just didn’t add anything to the mix to make it stand out. The pretzels and cheese nips added a nice saltiness and the M&M’s and Crunch n’ Munch added the perfect amount of sweetness. All ingredients were perfectly crunchy!
Again, I refused to declare myself “Team Sweet” or “Team Savory”. I think instead I should make my own team called “Team Delicious” and I would happily be a taste-tester for any people who would like to join my team!
Kroger Mini Twist Pretzels
I have always been a fan of Kroger pretzels. Growing up we would eat Kroger brand food over name-brand most of the time. A bag of these will run you just over $1 which is quite the deal. In contrast the name brand pretzels of similar quantity run anywhere fro $2.50 a bag to $3.50. I will choose $.99 every time as I do not believe that the name brand are substantially better if better at all.
Kroger Salted and Roasted Almonds
Kroger sent me a free 10 oz package of these almonds. I couldn’t find the 10 oz packages in store but a 24 oz package will cost you just shy of $10–yeah I know, nuts are expensive! But, in contrast a Blue Diamond 16 oz package costs $9. So, the Kroger brand is by far the better value. Unfortunately I cannot attest to the flavor difference in the Kroger vs the Blue Diamond as I do not eat nuts. At all. Ever. I know I am weird. I brought the bag of nuts to a party and I will say they definitely got eaten. So–they must have been good.
This was yet another fun challenge given to me by Kroger’s MyMagazine Sharing Network. I can hardly wait to be assigned a new mission with more great products to try!