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tatamagouche Jul 20, 2009 01:50 PM

No reference to the former Sec. of State.

There've been lots of threads about the sheer number/variety of condiments most of hounds seem to hoard. But how many of you eat so-called condiments by themselves every now and then? Dips without chips, hot fudge without ice cream, spreads without bread, etc.?

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    AngelSanctuary Aug 1, 2009 10:58 PM

    Heh if dips count...I always eat dips without chips. Guacamole in particular lol, I'm not even that fond of tortilla chips...

    And I sometimes just dip my finger in hummus (no one else eats it in case anyone's squirming) and just uh eat it like that...

    I can't eat sweet spreads though, my tooth hurts...=( and they are waaaaaay too sweet usually.

    1. Michelly Aug 1, 2009 08:50 PM

      Maple syrup
      whipped/creamed honey
      spinach dip
      pimento cheese dip (homemade)

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        pickledtink Aug 1, 2009 05:51 PM

        Hmm....I have been known to eat good mustard out of the jar while making a sandwich.
        Definitely salsa.
        Hummus is not so much a dip/spread for me but an entire food group, so this as well.
        Also, red pepper jelly, apple butter and pumpkin butter.
        OH and Gomasio (sesame seeds with sea salt)

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        1. re: pickledtink
          Cinnamon Aug 1, 2009 10:33 PM

          I thought I was the only one with the Gomasio snacking! (I like the kind with the black sesame seeds.)

          You've got to try Mrs. May's Black Sesame Crunch snack (health foods stores and some other stores)... they are completely addictive. Buy at least 3.

        2. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 1, 2009 04:56 PM

          I can eat top of the line preserves right out of the jar. Eat pico de gallo with a spoon by itself, and although not a condiment I can kill a half jar of "None Such" brandy/rum mincemeat no problem, wash 'er down with an ice cold glass of milk!

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          1. re: mrbigshotno.1
            tatamagouche Aug 1, 2009 05:44 PM

            Mincemeat! Nice one!

          2. mkmccp Jul 20, 2009 06:59 PM

            chocolate syrup on a spoon, or if lacking utensils then squeezed/poured directly into mouth. Canned (we aren't exactly talking about high cuisine here, people) whipped cream squirted directly into mouth until over flowing. Open refridgerator door impromptu hot sauce tastings (with spoon). Can also be done with mustard. Dips, oh dips. Dont get me started.

            In college I was nicknamed the "condiment queen". Love 'em sometimes more that the stuff I am putting them on.

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              smartie Jul 20, 2009 07:55 PM

              I used to eat dried Ovaltine straight from the tin on a spoon, also niced with some cream poured over it!
              we used to dip raw rhubarb in white sugar as kids.

              1. re: mkmccp
                tatamagouche Jul 20, 2009 08:47 PM

                I nicknamed myself that then! But you win cause someone did it for you.

                Because I just drank all the pickle juice—one of my faves, though I suppose not technically a condiment— from the jar before the pickles were gone, I thought I'd better replace it with something; didn't have the vinegar to fake brine, so I poured the rest of the bottle of gin into the jar. Wonder how that'll go?

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                  mkmccp Aug 1, 2009 04:26 PM

                  so how did it turn out?

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                    tatamagouche Aug 1, 2009 05:43 PM

                    I've been too scared to try 'em. Egg me on!

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                Salty_Loves_Sweet Jul 20, 2009 02:26 PM

                If you're calling "dips" a condiment, then:

                ranch dressing spiced up with tobasco - just learned that one this weekend!
                cream cheese

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                  lgss Jul 20, 2009 02:16 PM

                  Salsa's a food group, right? My husband sometimes eats it plain...

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                    tatamagouche Jul 20, 2009 08:44 PM

                    I do too. I just pretend it's gazpacho.

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                      Cinnamon Aug 1, 2009 10:30 PM

                      I do that, but only the fresh restaurant variety. Comes in a convenient bowl. Spaghetti sauce has been dinner a couple times too.

                      And of course there's whipped cream.

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