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Jan 9, 2007 05:32 PM

Is it wrong for a grown man to crave crunchy cheetos? What junkfood do you crave?

I have to admit, I'm addicted. The wife says she buys them for the kids. The bag is in the pantry and I sneak away with a quick handfull, which eventually ends up with me sneaking the entire bag into the garage. Fingers and lips dyed a bright orange, it's impossible to hide my guilt. I've tried the baked ones, which are close to a match in shape and crunch, but lack in flavor.

I know I'm not alone in my silent obsession. What's your guilty pleasure?

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  1. Crunchy cheetos are greatness.

    I also have an affinity for Nacho Cheese Doritos, Baked Lays, Cheddar Goldfish and salt & vinegar potato chips.

    I try to keep snacks out of my house as much as possible, because I don't want to constantly eat them...but sometimes I give in!

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    1. re: QueenB

      Comedian Patton Oswalt does a great bit about cheez doodles and how, if at a party, and there's a bowl of cheez doodles (or JAX, whatever), you have to make a choice between snacking and picking someone up. That atomic cheez dust makes the two mutually exclusive.

    2. I hate to say it, but the baked cheetos are super addictive.

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      1. re: ciaoxtina

        I find the baked regular cheetos don't have enough of the orange cheesy dust on it. I do, however, LOVE the baked flaming cheetohs except I haven't seen them in the grocery store in a while.

      2. Doritos -

        I can go thru a small bag faster than Id like to admit.

        1. Pringles - but only the lower sodium ones in the silver can. I don't know why, but these are what I love best, and I can go through an entire can in no tme at all. I especially crave these when I'm suffering from stomach upset. They work better to settle me than saltines.

          (And Grandma Utz's Kettle Chips when I allow myself near them, which isn't often).

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          1. re: Offbalance

            Utz. Wow what a flashback. Used to get tins of the Old Bay flavored Utz, when visiting family in Baltimore. I think I would eat the entire tin (and I'm talking about those huge tins that they stuff with popcorn at Christmas time) in a single sitting.

            1. re: srcusa

              Grandma Utz are the best...
              I remember the slogan during the 90s in Baltimore - "You've got Utz...Too bad for the rest of the world." Indeed.

              1. re: Bob Dobalina

                I was thinking about moving.. sadly Utz was in my con list. Not that I'd stay because of them.. but they made the list.

                1. re: Bob Dobalina

                  How about the jingle in the 80's? "No ifs, ands or buts, it's gotta be Utz (po-ta-to chips, yeah-yeah yeah!)" I am singing it in my head as I type ....

            2. Nacho cheese doritos. White cheddar cheez-its. The greasy cheese powder builds up under your fingernails--I feel like a baboon grooming out lice when I run my teeth under my nails to get this yummy bonus. Cheetos, the poofy kind. Especially with dr pepper. The salt & sugar play off each other.

              I can't keep them in the house, I am perfectly capable of eating a 1 pound container of white cheddar mephistopheles cheeze-its in one sitting.