Cherkees: Where Beef Jerky & Potato Chips Join in Blessed Union


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Pass me the snacks!
Have you ever thought to yourself: "Damn. Road trips just take foreverrrr with all these snack bags I have to pause and open." You have?! We could be long-lost best friends! So I don't have to tell you that snacking on road trips is one of life's greatest pleasures. The sound of the crinkly bags, the savoriness of the beef jerky, the saltiness of the potato chips, the worminess of the gummy worms ... it's simply pure culinary bliss. But opening all the bags takes time and energy away from concentrating all at once on the road, the GPS, the music, that damn fly that's buzzing around the windshield, and your road trip buddy.

But now friends, we have a solution. Now, friends, is the time to rejoice. Now, friends, there is a hybrid of beef jerky and potato chips that comes in one, amazing bag. Introducing Cherkees.

Gone are the days of fumbling for the Lays bag and the jerky bag! With one fresh pull, we can now enjoy two of our favorite road trip snacks out of one bag. The Cherkee is literally a combo of beef jerky and chip morphed into one great product. Nope, they're not beef jerky-flavored chips, they're actually jerky and chip rolled into one. Rarely do I have such good news to spread, but folks, guess what: It gets better.

When you stop at 7-Eleven to get your twofer Cherkees, be sure to pick up a bag of 7 Select's hot dog-flavored potato chips. It's like the Gods summited Mount Olympus and really put their heads together to come up with what's been missing in our lives.

And I am so grateful they came up with Cherkees and hot dog chips because I feel alive again. I feel like there's a new reason to pack up the old hatchback and hit the road with wild, illustrious abandon and eat my face off on some of America's greatest highways. With Cherkees and hot dog-flavored potato chips as my esteemed co-pilots, we shall journey together on this road trip called life.

Do you like the sound of Cherkee and hot dog chips?

Photo via Rob Boudon/Flickr

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cocob... cocobeannns

No. Hot Dog flavored potato chips? Eww. I don't even like hot dogs.

frysh... fryshannon34

I would like to try them

momto... momtolittleg

I'd totally try them!  I love me some road-trip food!

sodapple sodapple

i would like to try them but it won't change my favorite choice of chips or a real hot dog for that matter.

Krist... KristinRox

Eww this sounds awful. Makes my stomach do a cartwheel or two.

easun... easunshine

Not even interested! Hot dog flavored chips sound awwwwful!! lol! like mac & cheese chips that were also awful! and while the cherkee doesn't sound terrible, there's nothing thatll ever beat the real deal of jaw exercising while chewing up and sucking the juice out of real jerkie!

Mama2... Mama2MonkeyBoys

This made me laugh. Thank you for speaking out on behalf of just truly-awful-for-you junk food. I'm sure you'll get about 50 comments saying "you should eat an apple or a low-fat rice cake with 1/2 a tsp of fat-free organic soy cottage cheese instead'", but I'm saying that you're awesome.
Road trips are the one time where I honestly don't give a crap what we're eating. If eating a constant diet of goldfish crackers and fruit snacks will keep my kids from going out of their minds on a 10 hour trip, I will be happy to oblige them. When we stop for lunch, I'll encourage some healthier food (maybe), but as long as we're in the car, we are eating whatever will keep us sane.
Beef jerky is my number one car trip food...but this Cherkee thing? Sounds a-ma-zing.

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