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Sep 12, 2008 05:00 PM

What do YOU keep at all times in case you want "that snack"?

For me, it's NY State Cheddar (not bought in the cheese aisle - this is right there with the dairy, near the mozzerella, cottage cheese etc., but it is artisinal quality), Mrs. Fanning's Bread and Butter Pickles, Hummus, Baby Carrots (for dipping into Hummus usually), and for a beverage, Pelligrino. I also keep Granola bars on hand. When I shop, I always replenish these items. How about you?

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  1. Boar's head, Canadian, three year aged cheddar
    Beef Jerky
    Smokehouse Almonds
    Utz Red Hot Chips

    3 Replies
    1. re: Sean

      You and I like the same things. I could add the items you list to mine. I buy the smokehouse almonds too. And I love the red hot chips. Awesome. I also like chips with Old Bay Seasoning but they are hard to find.

      1. re: SamuelAt

        I 'finally' found Utz Red Hots, at A&P I think it was, and hoo boy were you all right!

        Delicious. And hot? Too hot for me to eat on a regular basis - fortunately.

        Hubby saw me with smoke coming out of ears, and asked 'why do you buy that stuff?' -- because the people on the food board said it was good.

        1. re: dolores

          Sounds awesome. I love spicy so I will have to look for these. I like UTZ products. Thanks!

    2. Ume or smoked unagi with hot gohan.

      Welcome to CH!

      5 Replies
      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

        I love smoked and hot foods - but sorry - have not encountered those! What are they?

        1. re: SamuelAt

          Ume are Japanese salty pickled "plums." Unagi are eel. Gohan is hot cooked Japanese rice.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Hey Sam,
            I was in Japan, and loved all of those. I have had Ume many times since now that you mention it. good list!

            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

              I love is a really difficult taste to describe, utterly complex and so addicting!

          2. Peanut butter .....

            More Peanut Butter....

            I am easy to please!

            7 Replies
            1. re: L_W

              Yes yes yes. I like all kinds. Favorites are Skippy Chunky and natural.

              1. re: SamuelAt

                <blush> I am loving the honey roasted Skippy way too much! No, the super-crunchy just wasn't good enough for me - I had to try the honey roasted. Now I can't go back....

              2. re: L_W

                YES. Peanut butter and apples. I had that Starbucks protein plate for breakfast last week, dipped the apples in the peanut butter, and I haven't been able to get enough since.

                1. re: Al_Pal

                  Yummmm.....sometimes i sprinkle my peanut buttered apples with a little cinnamon. Apples with peanut butter are just sooo good!

                  1. re: iluvtennis

                    I love apples and I love peanutbutter -
                    I HATE the 2 together!
                    Somehow the flavors just don't mesh well for me!

                      1. re: flourgirl

                        Try the apples with crunchy almond butter, instead.

              3. Gorgonzola
                Bread and Butter(non-fat yogurt based butter sub actually)
                Fuji Apples


                1. Smoked oysters and crackers
                  Popcorn, parmesan cheese, butter, seasoning salt, & granulated garlic
                  Soft "stinky" cheese (gorgonzola, bresse blue, cambozola, or something equivalent)