What Wine Goes Best With Combos? Doc Kaalberg’s Latest Food Review Examines This Question
Random Person: I wish there was a Certified Wine Expert to tell me what wine pairs with my Combos…
Me: I got you fam…
Combos, the quintessential stoner snack. Invented in the late 70s this baked not fried snack hit the shelves in 1985. A bite-sized, cheese-filled cracker, pretzel or tortilla, COMBOS was developed by Mars Chocolate North America. Since the first nacho cheese variety was introduced, the line has expanded to seven distinct flavor combinations (cheddar cheese pretzel, pizzeria pretzel, cheddar cheese cracker, pepperoni pizza cracker, zesty salsa tortilla and jalapeno cheddar tortilla).
In 2011, Combos had their first rebranding in 30 years. With this Buffalo Blue Cheese made its limited release run. Striking a wildly popular demand, it has continued to grace the shelves of most gas stations and some grocery stores, and become a staple flavor of the brand.
While this isn’t a flavor popping bite like I was hoping. It’s still an instant favorite. The suggested serving size is 9 Combos per serving and it will take all 9 to get any of the Buffalo heat you’re looking for, which is still a mild heat easily washed away with 1 sip.
Pairs perfectly with a Zero Sugar Coke or a Cabernet Sauvignon from a Spanish or African Vineyard.
P.S. Yes, I just used my Wine Expert Certification to pair COMBOs with wine….