Just to show that I cannot escape marketing or branding, a few weeks ago I received some PR about limited edition bags of Pirate’s Booty cheese snacks that feature The Avengers on them, because cheese snacks are the new shawarma. Just in time for the movie. I got to corresponding with the PR person, and well, soon a giant FedEx box full of Pirate’s Booty arrived at Stately Beat Manor.
I’m told that “Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar is a deliciously baked (never fried) snack made from puffed rice and corn, and blended with real aged white cheddar cheese. Made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, it is a snack that kids and parents agree on. Additionally, it is gluten-free and has 0 grams of trans fat per serving.” So basically these are healthy-ish cheese puffs. So here’s my review:
I love Pirate’s Booty! The cheese flavor, described as aged white cheddar, is natural and sharp, and the texture is light and crispy. I’ve been eating these as an afternoon (or sometimes midnight) snack since the box arrived. I will be sad when the box is empty. I guess these are not on my low-glycemic diet, but the portions are very modest in each bag so it wasn’t a Hulkbuster. Also gluten and wheat free if you’re into that. (Gluten doesn’t really bother me, I’ve found, but I do have a mild wheat allergy, which is sad, but life goes on.)
The puffs do leave a grainy residue on your hands, but it’s pale, unlike the fire hydrant orange paste that must be scrubbed off with steel wool that remains after a session with Cheetohs.
And on a very positive note, Black Widow is included on the packaging art along with Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor as if she were a real member of the team!
Anyway, you can find out more about Pirate’s Booty at their website.
Disclosure: product samples were supplied for this review, but I did not receive any financial compensation.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.