A new feature we are adding here on Munchies Blog is MFMP, a section where we will reminisce about snacks from our childhood. These can be snacks which are still available, but the focus is on the child inside each of us longing for a special treat. I begin with Handi Snacks, a simple munchable which comprised of some crackers, some preservative filled “cheez” and a red stick.
Handi Snacks are probably one of the healthier snacks that I miss, although I don’t think salt covered crackers with packaged soft cheez is necessarily healthy. I also think that i probably ruined some baby teeth chewing on that red stick after I was done, although probably less than from eating the sugar stick after a bag of fun dip . Handi Snacks are in fact available today and actually come with Ritz crackers (sidenote, try Ritz in the micro for 10 seconds with some Mozzarella if you want a tasty treat), which probably doesn’t change much from the salty crackers I remember as a kid.
What I remember most about eating a Handi Snacks was trying to use as much cheese as possible on each cracker and still have enough for a few cracker free globs of cheese at the end. Which sounds pretty gross, albeit delicious now that I think of it. Handi Snacks also later added a version that came with breadsticks, although I think the red stick is necessary. The other plus of Handi Snacks was that it allowed products like another MFMP, Dunkaroos.
To Nabisco, thank you for this delicious snack, it may not be an established classic, but I will fondly remember it always.
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