The Big Debate


Killian Reilly

Throughout the eventful year called 2020, there’s a lot for citizens to look back and reflect on. Through riots, protests, and millions of tragic deaths rose the most heated and philosophically contested debates. The most detrimental left unnoticed and overlooked was the great Chex-Mix debate.

Chex-mix, a popular American snacky-snack, consists of five various, delicious components which I will be ranking from worst to best starting with the the terrible, horrible, worst bit; the dreaded pretzels. Both shapes, the windows and the circles, I despise for their bland, dry, cotton-mouth giving flavor. I believe there’s such thing as a good pretzel, however not these abominations. I do not think they belong in Chex mix; that will conclude the pretzel portion. Next up, ranked as number 3, is the bread sticks. They’re just boring. They are yet another excuse for a pretzel, just left unsalted making them slightly better and less mouth- drying. They are simply a waste of carbs. Coming in at number two, lies the Chex wafer. These airy, crunchy nuggets give your mouth the opportunity to breath-unlike the gross pretzels- and will leave your mouth wetter than Batman on a hot summer day. The flavor of these wafers are entirely unique to Chex and are left to blow you away. Now, for the culmination you deserve, we conclude the list at number one with the rye chip. This brown monster will leave your mouth feeling like you’re in an episode of food wars. The unique flavor and texture in the rye chip gives your taste buds the change in quaking flavor it deserves. The curvy robustness in shape, makes you “just want to eat it.” Overall, Chex mix is an approvable American that I can really get behind. It’s because of this that I think it’d be appropriate to end with a though provoking quote from my favorite critically acclaimed films.

“”In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends… Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” -Ratatouille