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The writers at The Onion A.V. Club recently emptied their coin purses and embarked on a quest for budget-friendly snacks. Would you eat something called Treet? Let the buyer beware.
posted by archimago (14 comments total)

 
I've had Freakin' Nuts. They're really good.

These Onion people are stealing my ideas.
posted by jonmc at 6:19 AM on March 10, 2004


I love Treet. It is so much better than Spam. Better taste... less fat... The best is fryin' it up (which I guess due to the amount of fat, it pops around the frying pan.. almost like it is alive) and eating it with the off brand of macaroni and cheese. Delicious!
posted by bmxGirl at 7:07 AM on March 10, 2004


OT, what exactly is supposed to be so funny about the Onion's current lead story? In general, they seem to laugh at disabled people when they're out of ideas, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something.
posted by inksyndicate at 7:14 AM on March 10, 2004


you said it, bmxGirl! nothin' like a fried-Treet sandwich!
posted by andycoan at 7:24 AM on March 10, 2004


Also, one guiding principle that the Onionfolk seem to have missed is that in the Chip Food Group, cheaper=better. The fancy-ass gourmet chips almost always taste terrible, whereas the 2 bags for a buck cheapo chips are often fantastic. Curious phenomenon, that.
posted by jonmc at 7:26 AM on March 10, 2004


nksyndicate: I'm not totally sure either, but the stereotypical "duality" style photo (with the obligatory half a negative shot) was pretty funny.
posted by raysmj at 7:30 AM on March 10, 2004


If only these came with letter grades, they'd feel even more like Brunching Shuttlecocks.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:30 AM on March 10, 2004


I've heard that Scrapple beats Spam as well. So does Scrapple trump Treet?
posted by archimago at 7:31 AM on March 10, 2004


scrapple
posted by crunchland at 7:56 AM on March 10, 2004


Reminds me of the bad candy reviews,
funny stuff, been around forever, probably already
mentioned here, but if you missed them, check it out.
posted by milovoo at 8:42 AM on March 10, 2004


Also, one guiding principle that the Onionfolk seem to have missed is that in the Chip Food Group, cheaper=better

Phew! You and I part company here, bud. One of the things that makes the in-laws' parties so horrifying is the dreaded Store Brand Potato Chip. No flavor, little salt, and a staleness factor that saps the crunch power. Give me Pringle's Firey Hot or Lay's Smokey Applewood Mesquite BarBCue Spicy Zesty Cheddar Delight. Yum!

As to the Treet vs. Spam Wars...meat in a can scares me. My childhood is a tragic kaleidoscope of traumatic culinary horrors including S.O.S.* using dried beef chips.

*Navy talk for Shit Ona Shingle
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:58 AM on March 10, 2004


Phew! You and I part company here, bud. One of the things that makes the in-laws' parties so horrifying is the dreaded Store Brand Potato Chip.

I'm not talking about store brands. I'm talking about stuff like Utz and Herr's and Wachussett and other brands found in corner stores and bodegas, as opposed to Terra Chips and Veggie Booty and all that nonsense.

As far as canned meat goes, I was raised on Underwood Deviled Ham Spread and still love it. Vienna sauages are always a nice treat too.
posted by jonmc at 10:25 AM on March 10, 2004


Vienna sausages = little boy penises
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 11:58 AM on March 10, 2004


A rant on Funyuns (via TPM)
posted by jacobsee at 12:50 PM on March 10, 2004


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