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March Madness Day 10: Mountain Dew vs Root Beer and Crunchy Cheetos vs Ketchup

Dew you really want to hurt me?


One day into the Elite Eight and we're still feeling fired up by this whole March Madness thing. An epic bracket battle of Pop versus Chips? It's almost as good as a freshly-stocked vending machine. If you're new to the game, read our first post of the tournament to see how far we've come, and check out the ever-evolving bracket below.


I'm pleased as punch to report that yesterday Ginger Beer, number one seed and spicy little number, beat the heck out of Coke, the second ranked thirst quencher 30 votes to 25. Over in the snack match, chip Illuminati, and first ranked, Doritos showed its number two Barbecue that triangles are the boss, with an easy win of 42-14.

Today it's a David and Goliath battle with the 14th ranked Mountain Dew challenging number four Root Beer. Can the radioactive elixir take down A&W's ol' reliable? I will only accept unhappy endings to this wannabe Cinderella story. Don't Dew it.

It'll be a much tighter race in chip territory with third and fourth seeds, Crunchy Cheetos and Ketchup, duking it out for a spot in the Final Four. A disgusting truth—my sister had a childhood friend who, instead of buying ketchup chips, used to dip her plain chips in a bowl of ketchup for a "special treat". She'd probably tell you to vote ketchup, maybe not even the chip, but the condiment. But do you really want to trust someone with that strange taste in snacking? I'm a fan of our nation's chip, but not that kind of fan. My money's on the cheese batons for this one, and by money I mean I'm going to the corner store to by a bag of them immediately.

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