Today Ryan Learned – Grippos Makes Bar-B-Q Cheese Puffs
If you love Grippos Bar-B-Q Chips (if you don't, you should in my humblest of opinions), and you love cheese puffs, and thought, "I wonder if these would be good mashed together?" the answer is a resounding, "YES!"
My wife stumbled upon these during a stop at a gas station in Haubstadt recently, and knowing my affinity for the aforementioned Bar-B-Q chips (I was born and raised on the west side of Evansville, there's an unwritten law somewhere that we must like them, I'm sure of it), picked up a couple bags to bring home. Now I wasn't there when she found them, but I assume there was a radiant, heaven-like glow around the display and the sound of angels singing from above like in a movie or TV show when the main character(s) find the "holy grail" of whatever it is they're looking for.
When she got home, she said, "Here, I got you a present," and I'm pretty sure my eyes got really wide and I let out a long, "Whhhhhhaaaaaaaatttttt?" It was pretty close to the same reaction I had when she got me a pair of Colts tickets for my birthday if that gives you any indication of how excited I was about them. Or maybe it proves I should get out more.
Either way, I opened the bag and ate a puff or two. Which became three to four. Which became, well you get the idea. They're good. Really good.
But, here's the rub. I have yet to see them anywhere else. It's entirely possible they are available at grocery stores around the Newburgh area where I live, and I'm just not seeing them. Surely, a random gas station in Haubstadt, Indiana isn't the only place keeping them in stock. Don't get me wrong, they're good, but they're not drive-30-minutes-out-of-my-way-to-get-them good.
Grippos does have them available for purchase through their website in 12 bag cases. Do I need 12 bags of Bar-B-Q Cheese Puffs (or "Cheese Nibs" as Grippos calls them)? No. Do I want to buy them anyway? I think we both know the answer here.
If you happen to find them somewhere, let me know.