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Puttin' on the RITZ (not)

All hail the mighty Ritz cracker! A new survey suggests that the Ritz cracker is the most popular brand name snack in all  the land. Number two on the list? Wheat Thins. Most popular snack among the ladies in my mom's sewing club...in the 1970's?  That I would believe. The study was conducted a brand research company called YouGov BrandIndex.  Otherwise known (by me) as Nabisco, which owns both Ritz and Wheat Thins.   I suspect a conspiracy! Okay..so the rest of the list isn't all Nabisco products..the rest of the Top 10 were, in descending order: Snyder's pretzels, Rold Gold pretzels, Triscuit crackers, Doritos tortilla chips, Fritos corn chips, Sunchips multigrain chips and Cheetos cheese puffs. (Read the full story here.) Not a single potato chip on the list! Ruffles have rrrrridges for crying out loud. And they're not on the list?  And where are Bugles?  And Fun-yuns and Screaming Yellow Zonkers? What about the Porkies pork rinds (made right here in Wisconsin)? This is just not a good way to start a Monday. If that weren't bad enough, I'm going to suggest you watch this video and get this annoying jingle stuck in your head for the rest of the day. The commercial starts on a heartwarming note and then it gets you!

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