When I think of the word ‘garlic’ the image of vampires comes to mind.
It’s long believed that vampires have an aversion to garlic and can’t be near it or ingest it or have it touch their skin. It’s why there are always cloves of garlic hanging around crosses in the movies, or why the Romanian homes have strings of garlic dangling from the windows in those same movies. One of my favourite garlic/vampire jokes is the pizza one.
Did you know April 19th is the official/unofficial National Garlic Day and what better way to celebrate than by talking about vampires and how much they despise garlic? Or how about we talk about garlic being used as a food stuff for the general public? Two of my favs are garlic salt and pickled garlic. You haven’t lived until you’ve had a jar of pickled garlic. My wife thinks that garlic doesn’t agree with me, because after I eat large amounts, it seems to eek from my pores like some kind of hideous garlic monster.
Okay. Now that I’ve said ‘garlic’ about a million times….
CrunchMaster has these awesome gluten-free garlic flavoured crackers that when you open the little bag, I swear I was punched in the face by a garlic shaped fist. People on the other side of the house were yelling at me and asking me if I was killing a man made of garlic. Its a potent smell which paired perfectly with the first bite. And that’s where it ended. The gluten-free CrunchMaster garlic crackers are surely packed with wholesome ingredients, fiber and protein, but after the first bite I was terribly underwhelmed by the garlic. The first bite was packed with a great garlic punch, but with each subsequent bite it lessened and lessened, and I only had four.
You could say that this effect happens with a lot of bold flavoured foods but I wish it didn’t. I even thought this might have been a one time thing and went back a few hours later for another handful, and of course, the same thing happened. It just wasn’t enough to make me want to like the product beyond the fact that is was gluten-free.
Then I tried something different.
Crackers are usually reserved for dipping in things like spinach dip or hummus, the only thing is, I am not regular guy and I like to mix things up when it comes to my food. And on this particular day I wanted breakfast for dinner (to be honest, I always want breakfast for dinner) and I didn’t just want ‘breakfast’ I wanted eggs, bacon and home fries. I wanted a diner meal. A greasy spoon dinner in breakfast form. I had almost everything I needed; bacon and eggs, but I was lacking in the potatoes and lo and behold I had a half eaten bag of CrunchMaster garlic flavoured crackers.
Keep in mind, I’m not a heathen, I know that gluten-free crackers are in no way shape or form a permanent substitute for potatoes in any way, but I needed something to add to the food to my plate. I was not disappointed. There was something to say for the garlic flavoured gluten-free CrunchMaster crackers being heated up underneath my eggs. The garlic was surely tasted with almost every bite and it was a nice little plate on a plate in food form for each morsel of egg in my mouth.
Sometimes, it goes to show you that being different can yield positive results.
If you want to find out for yourself what the deal is with the gluten-free CrunchMaster cracker and your local retailer doesn’t carry it, go to https://www.crunchmaster.com to find their home page and they can help you get what you need.