November, 1621 marks America’s “First Thanksgiving” meal. The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians shared a meal together after the Pilgrims had their first successful harvest. Back then the feast most likely consisted of deer and corn. Sadly, they did not have sweeteners like we do today, so no pies and desserts for them.
In 1863, during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated each November. Today it is celebrated throughout the United States featuring meal staples like turkey, dressing (or stuffing), pies, cakes, sweet potato casserole, ect…. Every family has their favorites as I am sure you do too. (I personally enjoy my mom’s homemade apple pie!)
Being in the food business, we thought it would be fun to compare the dinner table favorites to snacks we offer that are similar.
1. Turkey & Gravy
Our version: Boulder’s Turkey and Gravy Chips
These chips taste just like turkey and gravy. I am not kidding! The thought of a chip tasting like turkey and gravy might seem crazy, but its true and you have to try it to believe it!
2. Pumpkin Pie
Our version: Lance Pumpkin Cheesecake Crackers
Pumpkin is a seasonal favorite in the Fall, so it is only fitting that we have this cracker to combat the pumpkin craze.
3. Apple Pie
Our version: Mrs. Freshley’s Apple Fruit Pie.
What Thanksgiving would be complete without some apple pie?
4. Sweet Potato Casserole
Our version: TGIF Sweet Potato Chips
No, this chip doesn’t come with marsh mellows and brown sugar, but that is a good idea!
5. Mashed potatoes
Our Version: Lays Classic Potato Chips
Potato, Pot[ah]to: Either way its basically the same thing right?
6. Cranberry Sauce
Our version: Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail Juices
You have to wash down all those chips somehow.
7. Macaroni and Cheese
Our version: Kraft Mac and Cheese single serve
So this basically is the same as at dinner except single serve and microwavable. Nothing is more comforting than a good dose of mac and cheese.
So if you get hungry at work, grab one of these Thanksgiving inspired snacks to sustain you until the real feast begins!
Thank you to all our dedicated associates and customers. Happy Thanksgiving!
*Snacks mentioned above are not available at every location