Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A little competition is a good way to get people excited to go to work, so long as it's all in good fun.  Many years ago, a coworker and I realized we disagreed on one of the really important things in life:  The proper way to prepare the delicious snack known as Puppy Chow.  I've recently learned that puppy chow is a regional thing, so if you haven't had it before you should definitely give it a try.  Essentially you melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter together, add a little vanilla and then pour it over cereal.  Mix it up, dump it in a bag, throw in a bunch of powdered sugar, shake.  It's one of those "looks gross, tastes amazing" things.

Our disagreement had to do with which cereal one should use.  She maintains that one should always use Chex, whereas I am a strong supporter of the larger air pocket created when using Crispix.   After years of feuding and a bad week last week, I finally threw down the challenge.  We'd each make a batch and then have our coworkers try both and vote.

Everyone was MORE than happy to help us solve this important dispute.  The verdict?  Crispix by a landslide!  Bragging rights are mine! 


  1. Congratulations on your victory! 2013: more powerful than ever!!

    Also, I find this VERY interesting because where I grew up, puppy chow was a savory snack mix we got from the hippie food coop (along with dried banana chips and other wholesome things). I've had the thing you made above (but with Chex - I am not sure that Crispix was around when I was little) but I don't know what it was called by the person who made it. Other than YUMMY!