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iVillage Food Rush: A Great Late-Night Snack

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I’ve been a huge fan of Pirate’s Booty for years now; though I’m not a big snacker, when I do get the urge, I’ll try to pick up a bag of the white cheddar Pirate’s Booty. It tastes similar to Smartfood, which I also love (I’m addicted to popcorn, which is why I rarely get it — too dangerous!), but it’s a little lower in fat and calories. So when I heard Pirate’s Booty was coming out with two new flavors, I had to try them out.

The new flavors are Bermuda Onion and Sea Sat & Vinegar, and they’re both pretty tasty. I brought them along on a road trip to a wedding in upstate New York — I always like to have snacks in the car, for emergencies — but didn’t bust into them until the night of the rehearsal dinner, when the buffet was long over, several drinks had been consumed, and room service had ended for the evening. First up was the Bermuda Onion, and it really hit the spot. The flavor reminded me a lot of one of my favorite childhood snacks, Funyuns (you know, those crispy onion-flavored rings that aren’t actually made out of onions). Bag number one was soon demolished. The sea salt and vinegar was also pretty good, though I think I would have liked a little more vinegary bite to it. All in all, I went to bed happy and satisfied that night.

Best of all, I didn’t feel too guilty in the morning, as each 1-ounce bag only has 130 calories. Pirate’s Booty saved the day (and night) yet again!

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