Thank you to those who participated in the first round of the Snack Bracket 2015! Over 85 people voted, and there were some tight races that went back and forth over the past few days.
And it’s time to vote for Round 2 (share this link with friends to vote: http://goo.gl/forms/NoAopk3Q3t )
Some Round 1 Highlights:
- Biggest blow-outs included last year’s champion #1 Mini Peanut Butter Cups over #16 Skittles, #5 Double Stuffed Oreos over their Christmas cousin #12 Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s (which are really good, try them next December), and #1 Sliced Apples w/ Peanut Butter over #16 Ants on a Log.
- In terms of upsets, #6 Hershey Kisses lost to #11 Cadbury Eggs, #14 Dark Chocolate M&Ms destroyed #3 Frosted Animal Crackers, and #12 Blue Berries destroyed #5 Dried Mangos.
- There were some very tight races. Reese’s Pieces barely beat out Sour Patch Kids, Cool Ranch had a very slight edge over Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzel Bites, last year’s runner up champion Nacho Doritos was almost dethroned by dark horse Sour Cream and Cheddar Ruffels.
- There were two races that were neck to neck the entire Round. Yogurt Cups beat out Pickles by ONE VOTE. And then there was the actual tie between Tostitos and Pizza Bagle Bites. Due to Tostitos being higher ranked, and since I, the head snack scientist, prefers Tostitos, the chips will move forward while the Pizza Bagels will have to try harder next year.
Here are the Round 2 Matchups. Go here to vote!
Sweet – Bite Sized Region
Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups vs. TJ’s Dark Choclate Covered Almonds w/ Sea SAlt
Reese’s Bite Sized Eggs vs.Junior Mints
Cadbury Mini Eggs vs.Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms
Sweet – Cookies & Other Region
Entenmann’s Cookies vs.Whole Food Dark Chocolate Covered Caramel w/ Sea Salt
Double Stuffed Oreos vs.Girl Scout Samoas
Nutella vs. Girl Scout Thin Mints
Girl Scouts Peanut Butter Cookie vs. TJ’s Bite Sized Sea Salt Brownies
Nacho Doritos vs. Tostitos (Original Flavor)
White Cheddar Popcorn vs. Lime-Salted chips from Chipotle
Cheetos (Original Flavor) vs. McDonald’s Fries
Cool Ranch Doritos vs. Movie Theater Popcorn
Sliced Apples w/ Peanut Butter vs. Granola Bars
Blue Berries vs. Almonds
Clementines/Tangerines vs. Roasted Chickpeas w/ Seasoning
Yogurt Cups (Any single-fruit flavor) vs. Veggies + Hummus
Round 2 voting will close Sunday at midnight.