Jan 20, 2013

Review: Pepperidge Farm - Garlic Parmesan Jingos

Jingos are a new line of snack crackers from Pepperidge Farm promising "bold flavor" and "snappy crunch." I recently tried Parmesan Garlic Jingos.

A 7.5-ounce box retails for about $3.29.

I'm not sure what to make of the name or how they came up with it. It's similar enough to "jingles" that it just makes me think of songs. Specifically, songs trying to sell me things like Folgers coffee.

Opening the bag, my nostrils were assailed by the pungent aroma of parmesan cheese. If you love the smell of parmesan, this might be your heaven. The flavor is also distinctly parmesan with a small hint of garlic courtesy of a light film of powder on each cracker. The powder is not so enveloping as that on a Doritos chip, but you can feel it on each cracker.

These are pretty addicting. While I'm not a fan of the smell, the flavor is pretty addicting. It's not so strong that I get tired of it; I can easily eat a whole box of these if I don't pay attention.

As far as "snappy crunch" goes, Jingos also delivers on this front. It's crunchier than a saltine and is more similar to a hard pretzel. It's pretty satisfying and more substantial than other similar crackers like Cheese-Itz and Ritz.

Overall, Pepperidge Farm Garlic Parmesan crackers are very good. The combination of crunch and flavor are enjoyable and just different enough to stand apart, which always helps for a new product.

Nutritional Info - Pepperidge Farm Garlic Parmesan Jingos
Serving Size - 23 pieces (30g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 40)
Fat - 4.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 280mg
Carbs - 21g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g

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