Which of these Ridiculously Shocking New Snacks Do You Want?

Anything alcohol-infused is brilliant in our book. The (rather ridiculously named) popcorn company Populence teamed up with a New Zealand winemaker to create a “Sauvignon Blanc Kettle” that incorporates wine into the recipe. According to the site, “the sweet popcorn’s final flavor is bright and zesty and pairs beautifully with the wine.” Unfortunately, a 1 Gallon Tin will set you back $35. But on the bright side, wine popcorn isn’t as bad on the snack scale as, say, Cheetos and beer. And there’s something satisfyingly classy about being able to pull a Sauvignon Blanc-flavored snack from your pantry the next time you host a shindig

The Good: Populence

new-treats-wine-cornAnything alcohol-infused is brilliant in our book. The (rather ridiculously named) popcorn company Populence teamed up with a New Zealand winemaker to create a “Sauvignon Blanc Kettle” that incorporates wine into the recipe. According to the site, “the sweet popcorn’s final flavor is bright and zesty and pairs beautifully with the wine.” Unfortunately, a 1 Gallon Tin will set you back $35. But on the bright side, wine popcorn isn’t as bad on the snack scale as, say, Cheetos and beer. And there’s something satisfyingly classy about being able to pull a Sauvignon Blanc-flavored snack from your pantry the next time you host a shindig.

The Bad: Gluten-Free Dunkin’ Donuts

new-treats-dunkin-donutsDunkin’ Donuts has joined in on the gluten-free fun with its new plan to offer a range of wheat-free treats this year across the U.S. And while it’s great that the gluten intolerant can still enjoy a morning donut with her coffee … most Americans mistakenly equate “gluten-free” with “healthier” or “fewer calories.” In fact, the gluten-free cinnamon donut has 320 calories whereas the regular one has “only” 260. The gluten-free blueberry muffin, on the other hand, does have fewer calories (400 for gluten-free versus 460 for regular) (Source

new-treats-watermelon-oreosThe Ugly: Watermelon Oreos Everyone loves watermelon. And everyone loves Oreos, too. But together? Yeah, not so much.

First of all, since when is watermelon and a dairy-like substance ever a good combination? (We can’t call it “cream;”Oreos actually use straight-up oil for their filling.) Second, the swirled neon green and pink inside doesn’t exactly scream “naturally-occurring thing that belongs in your belly.” Stick with your classic vanilla or chocolate Oreo flavors, or better yet, a real watermelon.

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