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Feb 12, 2009 09:06 AM

favorite guilty snack food

I can't go a day without kettle cooked potato chips.

Original Cheez Its (a recently discovered item for me) don't last more than a week in my house.

Cookies, cake, brownies.. eh.. can sit there for days and doesn't interest me.

What's your favorite snack or junk food?

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  1. cheeseburger ~~ no bun or condiment necessary

    1. Any and all sort of ginger cookies.

      1. Dried Beef from Ping's in NYC's Chinatown.....I think it's up to $22 per pound...absent of that...Italian Butter Cookies.

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        1. re: fourunder

          Amazing! one of my top gulity pleasures is also a meat from Chinatown. In my case it's the pork jerky (regular) from Lung Kee or something like that (the little jerkey store on Canal about a block or two east of Allen street) I LOVE the fact you can taste the grill char on each piece. On the more conventional (i.e. stuff you can buy in the grocey store)

          D'artagnian dried cured duck slices (basically duck meat proscuttio)
          The house brand of Fennel Soppresata that is carried by the A&S Delis around where I live (I know they get it from somewhere in California but that's about it). Also thier made in house roast beef (I've yet to find a tastier deli roast beef)

          Swiss Tete de Moine (yes I know there shoud be a little hat on the "e" ) eaten in big chuncks with a knife, not with one of those fussy girolles

          Triscuits (in my opion the best base cracker ever devised by man)

          1. re: jumpingmonk

            i was driving behind a D'Artagnan truck in NYC today, and had a fantasy of the truck breaking down and the driver giving away the cargo to anyone nearby who wanted it before it spoiled :)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              If that ever does happen to you in real life, I recommend focusing on the driy skoed duck (obviosly) and the whole wet smoked duck breasts (they freeze farily well, and if you pull off the fatty layer and slice them they make a nice sandwich filling). The wild boar saucisson is okay too, though you can get tired of it after the second or third time you try it. I also like the duck bacon, but thats a bit of an aquired taste (it's a a lot stronger and saltier than real bacon is, paricualry if, like me you de fat it before you cook it (duck breast has pretty much all the fat in one loose layer so its easy to pull it off before cooking.) I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack over the above stament, people saying that the fatty skin is the best part. To them I answer, you eat it your way, I'll eat it mine.

              Finally the spring season has reminded me of another guilty little pleasure; Cadbury creme eggs.

              1. re: jumpingmonk

                the spring season? are we on the same calendar?

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  No, we're on the same calender g>. It just that the eggs are already in the stores and since I associate them with Easter my mind went to spring. It a bit like my mind tends to start thinking "autumn" when I start seeing bunches of Indian corn at the stores and markets, even though autumn has generaly already been going on for almost a month when I see the first ears.

                  1. re: jumpingmonk

                    got it. i just have a hard time thinking "spring" when the temps are in the 20's!


                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      It's spring in LA! on that note, I really love the Cadbury mini eggs.

                      1. re: mollyomormon

                        you had to rub it in, huh molly?

                        man, i miss Cali!

        2. Cheetos, the crunchy kind. Once I have a couple, I can't stop. This is why I never have them at home, and only bring them along to poker games in the hopes of corrupting other people. Generally, though, I end up eating most of them myself '-(

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          1. re: linguafood

            count me in. I also love the Texas BBQ Fritos. Try that with just sour cream.

          2. Limburger cheese on oatmeal cookies, with bacon bits. YUM!