Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pirate's Booty New York Pizza

Hey Pizza fans-- Pizzalicious' sister here, The Forgetful Chef, doing a guest blog review of Pirate Brands (formerly Robert's American Gourmet) NEW pizzalicious snack- New York Pizza Pirate's Booty. Heralded as a "healthful snack" by its manufacturer, Pirate's Booty is here to save us all from the doledrums of boring rice cakes and celery sticks. Is it possible that they have stumbled upon something tasty, crunchy, salty and delicious- that is actually GOOD for you? in short- Yar Matey! Thar be good!

Pirate's Booty- a puffy and crunchy snack has been compared to me lovingly as the "tastiest packing peanuts on the planet," has come out with a couple new flavors to fill your bellies, Bermuda Onion, Barbeque, Sea salt and Vinegar, and New York Pizza.

Being a fan of the Veggie Booty already- a surprisingly delicious and slightly addictive vegan treat that tricks you and your kids into eating spinach and kale for a snack, i just had to try the New York Pizza Pirate's Booty, and share its review with my sister and her Pizzalicious fans. I ate it for breakfast- since what is better after a long night, than a slice of pizza for breakfast?

Boasting a only 130 calories per 1 ounce bag (1 ounce equals about 2 puffed cups- so more than a couple hand fulls), New York Pizza flavored Pirate's booty is a blend of baked rice and corn (think fluffier Cheetos) and includes only real ingredients on its ingredient list-like tomato, onion, Italian spices and cheddar, mozzarella, and blue cheese.

When Pizzalicious and I were kids, we used to get home from school and make tons of flavors of air popped popcorn for our after school snack. We got pretty creative back in the day, and this has allowed us to be quite the puffed snack connoisseurs. As adults, air popped popcorn is still one of our favorite treats- and if you've never tried it instead of the microwaveable bags- I would highly recommend it. When we discovered the pizza blend spices from Penzey's Spices my first thought was to make Pizza flavored popcorn. Pirate's Booty New York Pizza has basically done just that, and maybe upped the ante just a little bit in the pizza flavored snack isle.

While i think that it is pretty risky to name your treat after one of the single most debated and competitive topics in the land, (PIZZA) I think the Pirate's brand finds a comfortable stance with their new New York pizza inspired treat. It doesn't really taste like the gooey, tangy, salty, crisp and delicious mouthful that is a good slice of pizza, NY Pizza Pirate's booty definitely tastes like tomato sauce with a little cheese on top- sort of like the deconstructed idea of pizza. Mostly it was just a really tasty snack. Simultaneously savory, sweet and a little spicy, it is just as crunchy and addictive as the Veggie Booty i love with only one draw back. It gives you really bad breath. But don't let this stop you! Just make your friends eat it with you, and no one will notice the freight train of stink emanating from each of your satisfied mouths.

4 comments:

Pizzalicious Lauren said...

I LOVE IT! I want to get some ASAP! Do you have it at your store Maya? I've totally done the Penzey's pizza spice on Popcorn before. It is delicious!

videorose said...

freight train of stink!

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Haylee Johnson said...

Do they look like the Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar Puffs?