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2017 Snacket Round 2

Vote here! Voting closes on Friday at midnight!

https://goo.gl/forms/yNCLlfI0qyVKkKk62

846 responses in Round 2 of the Snacket, and I kid you not, Brie and Cheddar Cheese w/ Crackers is currently tied.

Spread the love! Voting for Round 2 closes on Friday at midnight.


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2016 Snack Bracket Championship!

VOTE HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/ZGkvokGFvc 

Two remain.
One sweet. One salty.
Oeros.
Chips and Guacamole.
Who will win the Snacket?! 
Oreos beat Peanut Butter Cups (two-time champion) by 16 votes.
Chips/Guac beat Movie Theater Popcorn by 29 votes.
Also vote for:
  • Your favorite comments from this year.
  • Which snack should have won each Region.
  • Snacks that should be included next year!!


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2016 Snack Bracket: Round 2

The second round of the Third Annual Snack Bracket is here.

Oh Snacket. The emotions it stirs.

“I will personally end the tyranny of Samoas. Give me Tagalongs or give me death.”

Thank you for participating in and spreading the first round of this year’s Snacket. I’m glad some of you liked it. I enjoyed this comment:

“The 2016 Snacket is wonderfully-organized thus far, and I appreciate the layout. This really ought to go out to the masses, and by “masses,” I don’t mean those friends/acquaintances reached by grassroots, word-of-mouth, send-to-everyone-in-your-social-circle means. No. I mean every U.S. citizen. Get me a presidential nominee who will make the Snacket a mandatory annual test. It would be like the Census, except much more fun. (…At least until the sweet 16 and beyond, when things get wonderfully anarchic.)”

For the first Round, we didn’t have any big upsets. That usually points to some good ranking by the Snack Bracket committee (which convenes in Geneva a month before the Snack Bracket is created).
In Sweet-Small, #10 Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds narrowly beat out #7 Junior Mints, 55% to 45%. Junior Mints were ranked #5 two years ago and #4 last year, but they can never catch a break.
In Sweet-Large, #14 Nutella was winning for several days, but #3 TJ’s Brownies with Sea Salt barely won 53% to 47%. No upsets in that region.
Salty-Small showed us 7 seeds are not safe. #10 Salt and Pepper Kettle Chips barely beat #7 Lightly Salted Nuts. Any nut you wanted!! The power of pepper, I guess.
Salty-Large is where things got messy. THREE UPSETS!
  • #9 Ruffled Chips w/ French Onion dip trounced #8 Buffalo Chicken Dip, 58% to 41%
  • Two new-comers #11 Soft Pretzel beat out #6 String Cheese, 59% to 40%
  • And #10 Pizza Bagel Bites beat out #7 Chex Mix, with a rousing 64% to 36%.

 

Overall, though, you were all pleased with how things were seeded. Look at the comments!

“Seriously issues with the underrating of delicious salty snacks. That low for a soft pretzel!? This is the season for upsets.”

“For a full year, I had forgotten how painful these choices were… until now. It’s only the first round, and you’re making me choose between buffalo chicken dip and ruffles and onion dip!? And Cheese Puffs as a 16 seed!? It already hurts.”

“I can’t believe veggies and hummus are a #2 seed. If only they’d been up against something less gross than jalapeño poppers…”

Nutella is a 14 seed? Who made this bracket!?”

“I feel like the committee needs to take a hard look at seeding. Some products were grossly overseeded/underseeded.”

As for the match ups themselves? Well, that was science that brought them together. You can’t argue with science, though some of you did:

“How dare you make me choose between chips and guacamole and spinach artichoke dip. HOW DARE YOU.”

 

“I am disgusted that you would put Trader Joe’s bite-sized brownies with sea salt against Nutella. Have you no mercy?”

“Having to eliminate veggie straws or movie theater popcorn in the first round?! Brutal. That’s a choice you can’t feel okay about making until the sweet 16.”

“Also, fig Newtons are so good, but putting them next to Samoas never gave them a leg to stand on!”

“Reading that I had to choose between Chips and salsa vs tater tots made my heart stop. “Crappers, how will I choose!?” I thought. I really didn’t like that feeling of my heart stopping, and maybe tater tots are more likely to lead to that? Hmmm is the universe telling me to go with the chips?”

 Next year I think I’ll put it to a vote which snacks sound be included.

“The Snacket Selection Committee will rue the day that they somehow decided E.L. Fudge cookies were not worthy of a tournament bid. FOR SHAME. SHAME. Sleep with one eye open, committee, for I am hiding in your closet and am ready to pounce. Meowwwww”

“Also, where the hell are combos!?!? Those bitches are snackable as hell.”

“not enough reese style candy. seriously, there are dozens of other reese type candies that would win the whole bracket. nutrageous? fast break? puffs (the cereal)? dark chocolate? big cups? sticks? xmas tree shaped? pumpkin shaped? even sugar free reese’s would win”

 
Also, over 135 people votes in Round 1!! Keep spreading the word!
Last word: this whole thing is a ruse to expose those individuals who voted for Altoids. What’s wrong with you?? I have your names, emails and social security numbers and Obama will read them out loud at his next State of the Union address. 
 
Good luck in Round 2!
 


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EASIEST HEALTHIEST SNACKS! GRANOLA (BARS?)

Do you want a quick, easy, healthy snack?!!?

Hey, shut up for a second and listen to me, because I have your answer!

Make this granola!!

It can even be put into bars! Maybe! I don’t CARE!

INGREDIENTS!!!

INGREDIENTS!!!

LET’S GET TO IT! YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW EASY THESE ARE. READ ON TO LEARN MORE.

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2015 Snack Bracket!

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Check out the bracket here!

The Snacket, some call it. I have too much time on my hands, others would call it.

Why a bracket-like tournament for snacks? It’s completely unimportant and silly, but it’s fun to think about and even more fun to discuss with friends, family and loved ones. I mean, why not?
Will Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups win two years in a row, or will Nacho Doritos get vengeance? Will new-comers Ginger Snaps and Pizza Bagel Bites have a strong showing? Will a fruit, nut or vegetable advance in the newly instated Healthy Region?
Also, these rankings are super scientific and legit. Do not question them. 
Pass this voting link ( http://goo.gl/forms/wAw0xHg7ff ) along to friends, enemies, and that co-worker you like but always needed a fun and accessible topic to use for a conversation starter.
Round 2 voting will commence in about a week!


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Snack Bracket: Sweet 16

 

Snacket 16

 

After my friends have voted, we are now in Round 3 of our (super serious) Snack Bracket.

See the original 60 snacks here.

The distinction we are making when voting is not what is necessarily the better snack but the more addicting snack.

Read on for some thoughts on this bracket.

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