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Jul 21, 2008 07:55 PM

"Don't Open That Bag!!!".....because I'll eat the whole thing.

Chex Mix....Oh man, (shaking my head) Chex Mix. I try not to buy it, I really do but when the desire gets too strong I fold and buy two. Sometimes it's just the regular other times it's the Bold & Zesty but most of the time I get one of each and mix them together as I find the Bold & Zesty too know, because the regular is all low in sodium and stuff. I've also taken to mixing in Cheez-Its....I don't know what it is but I can not stop eating it! Bag open=Bag gone. I try and stop myself by folding the bag up and putting it in the kitchen...yea that brillant move has yet to stop me! My latest, "issue" with the evil Chex is the order in which I eat them....very OCD, cereals first with maybe a pretzel or one of those rye thingies mixed in, not because I want it but to cover fro the fact that I am stealing all the cereal. Once the cereal is gone I will pick at the leftover pieces sucking all the salty goodness off of them....
Thank goodness they don't make a bag with just the Chex, I would weigh 400 lbs! So what is your Bag Open=Bag Gone evil snack?

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  1. totally guilty on the Chex Mix! Thankfully, I don't think we have it here in Toronto, but trips down south have found me guilty with empy bags..
    Smartfood popcorn and Baked Lays are in trouble around me too!

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    1. re: burlgurl

      thanks, now I'm carving chex mix! Oh, but it has to be home-made. :)

      1. re: tzurriz

        Count me in for Chex Mix....the cheese flavor. I eat all the cereal out too. I wish they'd make a bag that was strictly cereal and nothing else. Cape Cod S&V chips have also been known to be a real problem for me...

        1. re: amanda3571

          Cape Cod Russet chips. I cannot stop eating them. When I try to stop I inevitably find a "great" chip and then search for more.

          1. re: JennS

            yea really, what is with that one great perfect chip that seems to call out my name, me too :)

        2. re: tzurriz

          that's one of mine too, I put cheerios in it

          1. re: Fromageball

            my MIL always put Cheerios in hers too and since that's what the kids grew up loving, I had to make it as close to hers as I could. Over the years, I've gone bats and added things like store brand cheerios, not the same at all and I got called out on it, also have done a sweet/salt version using apple cheerios on sale I found, the kids all said blech........

          2. re: tzurriz

            I make it every year for the "kids" [yea right] for Christmas. the recipe online isn't quite right in my opinion because it just doesn't call for enough ingredients per the amount of cererals and pretzels and nuts you use, not all gets coated enough.
            so I always add way too much butter [yea, like that's possible] and much more of the seasonings and wooster sauce too.

            1. re: tzurriz

              Oh YES! homemade chex mix w/a little extra worchestershire sauce before baking.

            2. re: burlgurl

              Smartfood gets inhaled at my house.

              The other thing that disappears really fast is Korean seasoned roasted seaweed. It is melty salty tasty crack-licious stuff. If you eat chips/popcorn eventually you get full, but this stuff is so light you could keep eating forEVER.

              1. re: mogo

                I'm with you on the Smartfood. Once I start, I can't stop. My DH is that way with caramel corn. Go figure. Of course I also love kettle corn almost as much.

            3. For me, it's any bag of salty crispy snacks. If the bag is not open, it can sit there forever, and I won't touch it. But once it's open, I have to finish it. The easiest solution for me is just not to buy these things.

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              1. re: Missyme

                When you open a bag of crispy snacks, they immediately start to deteriorate. They pretty much have to be finished in one sitting. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  I feel so much better about myself now! I'm not out of control, I'm not wasting!

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      because what you say is true, i have learned that the garbage disposal is my friend.
                      i open the bag,
                      pour out what i intend to eat,
                      and, BEFORE putting a morsel in my mouth, process the rest of the bag through the garbage disposal.

                      1. re: westsidegal

                        this depression-child-by-proxy thinks such a practice is wasteful.

                        1. re: alkapal

                          This NOT-depression-child-by-proxy also thinks such a practice is wasteful. Put a chip-clip on the bag, put said bag into a ziplock bag, and the crispy snacks will be fine if you don't want to eat it all in one sitting, as Ruth does. :-) But throwing what you're not going to eat out? Oy.

                        2. re: westsidegal

                          Westsidegal...................................>>> you gotta be kidding me? < WHAT?

                    2. Terra brand Taro chips, the one with the purple band across the top. They're uber crunchy, and I love 'em. Darned expensive, too.

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                      1. re: amyzan

                        Not just the taro ones. The assorted veggies are irresistible. If hey weren't so expensive I'd buy them more often...after all they're VEGGIES!

                      2. Even better than Chex Mix- Munchies! The Cheddar variety are the best but the ranch disappear quickly, too. They are probably the least healthy snack possible, which is why I only buy them on LA-to-Sacramento I-5 drives (but then, I HAVE to have them).

                        1. Sweet pickels. Ok, so they don't actually come in a bag, but it's the same issue.

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                          1. re: beth1

                            Beth, I have been known to eat an entire jar of sweet pickles. Ok, so now I'll admit to eating a whole jar of green olives too :(

                            1. re: iL Divo

                              I've eaten a whole can of black olives on occasion. There, I said it. :-)

                                1. re: iL Divo

                                  ditto; guilty of also drinking the juice out of the can when I was a kid when my mom served them on the relish tray for holidays....

                                  1. re: betsydiver

                                    When I was a pre-teen, I had an obsession with canned mandarin oranges and canned black olives. My mom was going to a friend's house for some reason and the friend had a daughter my age or a year older. I didn't like people much back then, mainly just because I was shy, but I agreed to socialize. We really hit it off because she asked if i would like a can of olives as she was about to eat a can herself. YES, gimme that can and stand back! We didn't laugh at the way we stuck the olives on our finger tips, we didn't mock at how we drank the juice from the can and we didn't look surprised when we each finished our can of olives. I felt so normal!

                                      1. re: EWSflash

                                        Actually, we don't! It was just that one time but I remember it so well because people don't normally eat an entire can of olives :)

                                2. re: Catskillgirl

                                  guilty of eating a can of black olives to. You aren't alone. I recently found Keebler Flatbread crackers. I can't keep them in the house. I eat them in one sitting. very tasty cracker