Those of you who are local to Bournemouth may be familiar with the veritable Valhalla of sugary treats known as American Fizz on Wallisdown Road.
Dave and I have been known to spend far too much money on American sodas (root beer for him, grape soda for me), Twizzlers, and Pop Tarts in every flavour under the sun. They also have tonnes of amazing savoury snacks, condiments, and of course the indescribably delicious Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese. If you haven’t tried it, trust me, it’s MAGICAL.
This time I picked up some of my tried and tested favourites, as well as some new things. And then proceeded to roll around on the sofa like a walrus and eat my yearly allowance of fat, salt and sugar in one evening. Good times!
Now I’m normally more of a Twizzler kinda gal, but much like the shelves of Doose’s market after movie night at the Gilmore house, American Fizz was a Twizzler AND Red Vines-free zone. Not to be deterred I went for these, swayed largely by the fact that they were grape flavour. Seriously, why do we insist on having boring blackcurrant as a flavour in the UK? Grape is so much better, sort it out UK candy manufacturers! These did not disappoint.
Pancakes and Maple Syrup Jelly Belly Beans
I’m always a big fan of Jelly Belly beans, but these were in a league of their own. My new favourite jelly bean flavour? The maple kind. (And no, I will never stop finding that dog video hilarious).
Maple Bacon Pop Tarts
Um…so I don’t really know what to say about these. I couldn’t resist buying them out of sheer curiosity and they (perhaps not surprisingly) were absolutely disgusting. I’m pretty sure even the dog in that video would not be a fan. Kellogg’s, I have some serious questions. Namely, whose idea was this, and what were they thinking? At any point did no-one think that perhaps bacon flavoured icing was a step too far, and maybe it was time to put a stop to the madness? Did anyone except me actually buy these?! Answers please!!
I’ve always been curious to try these. Their website assures me that they “taste like fruit, not like fish,” which is good to know, and their slogan is the delightfully nonchalant “try some if you want.” I do want.
These are hands-down my favourite American snack. We bought the pizza ones (the best flavour, IMO), but we also grabbed a pack of the Buffalo Blue Cheese (which sadly didn’t last long enough to make it into the photo!). Eat these NOW. Thank me later.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts
Kellogg’s, you are forgiven for your bacon-flavoured atrocities. These are sublime.
Are you a fan of root beer, or do you (like me) think it tastes like Listerine? What are some of your favourite American snacks? Is there anything I should definitely try next time? Let me know in the comments below!