Alex’s trip to Washington D.C. ended on an inauspicious note when his tour bus broke down on the New Jersey Turnpike while on the way home. Luckily it was on the very end of his trip and he did not miss any attractions. Unfortunately he was supposed to arrive back home at 10:00 PM and did not pull in until 06:00 AM, a sleepless night for all of us. The mishap resulted in an extended layover in the Vince Lombardi Service Area off the New Jersey Turnpike. The service area was clean and to Alex’s delight it had a Popeyes his very favorite fast food outlet.
Try the World for April 2021 contains products from Mexico. Italy, Columbia, Vietnam and the United States (Washington & New Jersey).
Ground coffee from Mexico
Brown Rice Penne Pasta from Italy
Habanero Hot Sauce from Columbia
Cucumber Sparkling Water from Washington, USA
Spiced Raisin Marmalata from New Jersey
Laksa Curry Noodles from Vietnam
Tumeric Syrup from USA
This month’s Snack Crate is a USA box entitled “Road Trip”. These should be snacks we are somewhat familiar with, let’s see. A total of twenty three snacks this month including the drink.
The drink this month is a standard ginger ale from Kentucky. Alex liked it but I do not care for soda. Alex-8 Joe-5
Cougar Mountain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Washington State was a classic case of something looking way better than it tastes. We were both anxious to try the cookie. I found the peanut flavor to be too strong for my taste and I just did not enjoy the texture or flavor. Alex-7 Joe-6
Sifers Valomilk from Kansas were chocolate cups with a gooey marshmallow filling. Alex-7 Joe-6
Better Made Barbecue Chips from Michigan – I do not like barbecue chips but Alex does. Alex thought they were way too salty. Alex-7 Joe-6
Owyhee Idaho Spud Candy Bar – fluffy chocolate nougat infused with coconut flakes. OK but I would have preferred without the coconut. The nougat was extremely soft almost marshmallowy in texture. Alex-7 Joe-7
Salt Water Taffy from New Jersey – typical of the type Alex-7 Joe-6
Cactus Candy fro Arizona were delicious gummy like candy with a delicious flavor. Flavored with real prickly pear cactus flavoring. Alex-8 Joe-9
Pumpkin Spice Moon Pie from Tennessee were graham cracker and marshmallow filling flavored with pumpkin spice. Alex-7 Joe-7
Joey’s Black and White were soft cake like cookies coated with a rich chocolate and vanilla icing, out of New York. Alex and I both quite liked these, the icing was very rich. Alex-8 Joe-8
Blu Monday candy out of Kentucky – Chocolate coating with a sweet filling. Think of a peppermint patty but without the mint flavor. Alex-6 Joe-7
Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes from Ohio – chocolate covered peanut butter balls; delicious like a high end peanut butter cup with the proportion of peanut butter much higher Alex-8 Joe-9
Anastasia Coconut Patties from Florida – Key lime flavored coconut nougat Alex-7 Joe-7
Berger Cookies from Maryland had a thick fudge coating on a vanilla cookie. The fudge was very rich with a nice chocolatey flavor Alex-8 Joe-8
Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll – this crunchy candy bar with nougat center and covered in caramel and peanuts is from Michigan. Alex-7 Joe-7
Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines from Louisana cluster of caramel and peanuts Alex-6 Joe-6
Annabelle’s Abba Zabba from California is a chewy taffy surrounding a peanut butter center Alex-6 Joe-6
Goo Goo Cluster – Candy from Tennessee caramel, peanuts and marshmallow coated in chocolate Alex-7 Joe-7
Little Boosie’s Louisiana Heat Chips – these rapper themed chips from Miami, Florida were actually not very spicy and were an OK rippled chip with very mild spice flavor.
Chesapeake Crab Chips from Virginia were crunchy nice tasting chips. I did not detect any crab flavor more of a crab seasoning flavor. Alex-7 Joe-8
Garrett Popcorn – a delicious popcorn mix, both the caramel and the cheese flavored corn were top notch. Best in Box! I don’t know if this is typical but the cheese corn outnumbered the caramel 5 to 1. Alex-9 Joe-10
Asia TransRainbow Belts from Hawaii sweet and sour sugary candy Alex-7 Joe-7
Tuna Jerky from Hawaii – The fish flavor hits you as an after taste, when you first try them the appearance and texture is like a piece of beef jerky Alex-6 Joe-7
Elk Jerky – Tastes like any other slim jim type of meat stick. Good but nothing unique, this one was from New Mexico Alex-9 Joe-8
This was our highest Snack Crate box and one of our highest overall boxes for both Universal Yums and Snack Crate. Maybe it is because it has flavors that we are more used to being from the United States. Be sure to check out our previous posts on Universal Yums and Snack Crate Boxes under Taste Tests.
Alex 7.22 out of 10
Joe 7.13 out of 10
Alex favorite snacks – Elk Jerky and Garrett Popcorn
Joe favorite snacks – Garrett Popcorn
Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey, consists of four sites important during the American Revolutionary War: Jockey Hollow, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment site. With its establishment in March 1933, Morristown became the country’s first National Historical Park.
The Ford Mansion, in Morristown proper, was the site of the “hard winter” quarters of George Washington and the Continental Army. Martha Washington traveled to Morristown to spend the winter with her husband.
Fort Nonsense occupied a high hilltop overlooking Morristown, and is believed to have been the site of a signal fire, along with earthworks.
Jockey Hollow a few miles south of Morristown along Route 202 in Harding Twp., was the site of a Continental Army encampment.