I no longer have to hoard my child's Pirates Booty, or the Trader Joe's version: World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs.
It feels good to have my own fluffy cheese puffs. Granted, Portland-made Fuller Foods' Serious Cheese Puffs are more expensive and could star in their own episode of the TV show Portlandia (these belly-tickled puffs are baked, not fried using Bob's Red Mill Corn and are non-GMO, natch) but they're also thick, long, spicy and umami-rific, thanks to loads of real asiago romano cheese and tons of black and white pepper. It takes a few bites to eat one but I can tell you I finished an entire bag along with a can of 2015 Underwood Wine Co Rose while catching up on Orange is the New Black. It was the perfect pairing.