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  • Peg Aug 18, 2009 12:29 PM
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I cannot have cheese in the house unless I'm planning to cook with it - and even then it is likely I'll scoff it before using it for the recipe for which it is intended.
Almonds get nuked and munched at midnight.
Peanut butter seems to evaporate.

What foods do you avoid buying because you know you won't be able to resist their lure when the munchies strike?

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  1. Left over fried chicken. That's my number one snack food. I love it cold or hot.

    1. I buy prosciutto and capicola by the 2-pound order and still, it goes very, very fast.

      Pastries from the Italian bakery disappear very quickly in our house - far more quickly than the dieters in the house will admit...

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      1. re: shaogo

        Proscuitto +1

      2. - dark chocolate-covered ginger or espresso beans
        - carob-covered raisins
        - frozen yogurt
        - dehydrated veggie snacks (medley of green beans, carrots & squash, not the chips colored with vegetable powder)
        - Glad Corn - the good news with this one is that i can't find it around here, so i'd have to order it online anyway.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          oh i love the green beans carrots squash veggie snacks! so addictive and tasty.... what is glad corn?

          1. re: kubasd

            http://www.gladcorn.com/
            http://www.thenibble.com/zine/archive...

            eater beware...it's *insanely* addictive.

        2. Peanut butter and Ritter Sport bars (especially yogurt and the cappucino one)

          1. Smoked salmon
            Planter's Cocktail Peanuts
            Wilbur Buds
            Macadamia nuts
            Heath bars (or any chocolate/toffee candy)
            Smoked almonds
            Breyer's coffee ice cream
            Bailey's Irish Cream
            Pecan pie (with whipped cream)
            ......and a gazillion others.

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            1. re: Chefpaulo

              +1 Wilbur buds, madadamia nuts, heath bars

              1. re: Chefpaulo

                i also love toffee! :)

                1. re: Chefpaulo

                  We could be related... I can "+1" everything on you list...

                2. Crunchy cheetos. Pistachios. Pistachios really are my downfall, b/c not only are they my favorite nuts (ok, after walnuts maybe), but the whole tactile experience of prying them open plays into my fidgetiness.... so before I know it, I've got a pile of pistachio shells in front of me, and a tad bit more 'good' fat inside of me than necessary >sigh<

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                  1. re: linguafood

                    I'm the same way about pistachios and cashews!

                    1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                      Cashews come in shells, too? I could probably resist them, I'm not too crazy 'bout the cashew nut. I find them to be kinda mealy and sweet-ish.

                      1. re: linguafood

                        I've never seen cashews in shells. I meant that I agree with pistachios and cashews being one of my can't stop eating snacks!

                        1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                          I didn't think there was a food I can't keep around, but no, I forgot how weak-willed I am when there are cashews in the house. I could eat an entire canister in a sitting. As an aside, you haven't seen cashews in shells because they're notoriously hard to crack. It's one of the reasons they're so expensive compared to other nuts.

                          1. re: JungMann

                            Yeah, I think Andrew Zimmern went to to Thailand where he went to a cashew factory. Really difficult. I don't think most people could do it in their own homes.

                            1. re: JungMann

                              I agree, they are dangerous!

                              1. re: JungMann

                                It's not that the shells are hard to crack, it's the caustic liquid that is between the nut and the outer 'peel'. We have a cashew tree in front of our house, which I thought was pretty exciting until I learned just how messy/burn-inducing/time-consuming they are to process. Now I gladly pay the extra money, knowing how much work is involved. By the way, there is a fruit that grows under the nut (yes, it looks strange and exotic) that looks sort of like an apple and has a similar flavor except that it has an alum-like quality that dries your mouth and makes you pucker. People around here either love them or don't.

                            2. re: linguafood

                              I totally agree with you about cashew nuts! My husband thinks I'm crazy - but now I can tell him I'm not the only one who finds them too soft and too sweet for a nut!

                            3. re: CreativeFoodie42

                              +1

                          2. Chex bold party mix. I inhale the stuff. Only the bold one tho. I don't like the other flavors. If it is in the house I eat the whole bag in one sitting!

                            1. this is funny - you mean there are people like me?

                              cheese
                              Cadbury's chocolate
                              dried prunes - I just love them but the tummy ache later isn't worth it
                              Baileys Irish Cream
                              fresh bread
                              cheese danish pastries
                              Publix fried potato and meat balls - Cuban style I think sort of croquettes
                              Grape Nuts call me as a late night snack

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                              1. re: smartie

                                I think there are lots of people like you...

                                I absolutely do not keep any sort of salty snack in the house except for Smart Balance microwave popcorn. Cheetos, Fritos, Lays potato chips... I love all of them and cannot step away from the bag. So, I just don't buy them. If I have a salt craving, I pop a few olives and I'm good to go. A jar of olives can last me for a month.

                                1. re: cycloneillini

                                  No salty crunchy to be found in my house--wouldn't last long. I referred to Crunchy Cheetos as "snack crack" on a previous thread. Can't stop eating them. Same with chips, potato and Dorito Cool Ranch.

                                  1. re: cycloneillini

                                    Lol ! My salt addiction leads me straight to the olives, they don't last a month in my house! Pickled herring lasts even less, I will eat half a jar in a sitting, and only stop cause I know its WRONG !! Also cause I want some for the next day. Lol.

                                  2. re: smartie

                                    I agree on the fresh bread....I had to cut myself off-cold turkey!

                                    1. re: fmcoxe6188

                                      Oh, a fresh loaf of artisan or french bread, and olive oil for dipping, or fresh butter. And then I tell myself that it won't be as good tomorrow so might as well dig in....

                                      1. re: DishDelish

                                        haha that is the exact mess I'd get myself into! "It'll be stale by tomorrow"...Nothing better than a Roasted Garlic loaf, or Rosemary bread....haha thank god Im stuck at work and cant run out and get a loaf :-)

                                        1. re: fmcoxe6188

                                          ohhhh yum, roasted garlic, you just gave me a very good reason to go buy some french bread! I have one of those costco sized bunches of garlic heads in the fridge right now just waiting to be roasted...

                                        2. re: DishDelish

                                          The bread itself won't be as good tomorrow, but the next day, it's perfect for making either a strata (which is one of my new favorite things to do with leftover good bread) or chocolate bread pudding.

                                          I can't keep Choco Leibniz cookies in the house because they go down way too easy. And the almond bars I've made twice since krisrishere posted them...those are dangerous!!! And easy to make, so even more so!

                                          Edit: And thankfully, these only show up once a year because I can't resist them whatsoever: Thin Mints--the Girl Scout cookies!

                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                            Ohhhh, the thin mint, short bread, and samoas are so addictive!! I used to be a girl scout so I clearly remember gorging on these. Now I almost never buy them but my sister does so every time I visit her I just hope that a box of cookies isn't open.

                                            1. re: DishDelish

                                              i used to get so upset with my college roommate when she brought Thin Mints & Tagalongs into the house. those things are dangerous! ever had a frozen Tagalong? insanely good. i've gotta say, one of the only good things about being gluten-free is that stuff like that isn't even an option anymore.

                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                I honestly can't remember trying the Tagalogs, and I can't figure out why I never did with my love of all things with peanut butter. I googled it cause I couldn't remember what this cookie was, and apparently the Dairy Queen had a partnership with girls scouts last month and it was their blizzard flavor of the month. It looked good in the picture.

                                                Well I am not gluten free, however my hubby is generally not a big fan of sweets (particularly chocolate) so we just don't have them laying around that often ... I guess it is a good thing for me cause I used to eat a lot more chocolate. =)

                                      2. re: smartie

                                        +1 fresh bread, cheese danish

                                      3. I recently tried a premade chocolate pudding from Trader Joe's. Think I inhaled what should have served four in as many minutes. That stuff was seriously good. It now is at the top of my "do not buy" list!

                                        1. good potato chips. i'm ok with frozen tater tots and square hash browns and similar delights since it takes time and effort to bake them, but if i have something like cheddar beer or jalapeno Kettle Chips lying around, forget it. they won't live in my home longer than half an hour -- and that's if they're lucky. :)

                                          peg: almonds are healthy in my book! don't feel too guilty. it's interesting that you nuke 'em. for how long? do they get crispy that way?

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                                          1. re: cimui

                                            Almonds..
                                            They are not healthy (or cheap) at the rate I can get through them - especially marconas.
                                            I nuke them in 10 second bursts on high stirring between blasts till they are starting to brown (they burn very easily). Then leave them a minute or so till they crisp up and cool down, shake on some salt (optional) and munch.

                                            Regarding potato chips etc - I don't buy that sort of stuff anyway, except when I want to be indulgent. It's 'danger ingredients' intended for cooking that call my name.

                                            1. re: Peg

                                              Peg, you'd find it *torturous* to live in my place. i've developed an iron will to resist the siren song of all the ingredients i keep on hand for granola & muffins, but it wasn't easy. almonds (sliced & whole), cashews, pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, every variety of dried fruit you can imagine...oy.

                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                i'd be spherical if i spent any amount of time in your kitchen.

                                                1. re: westsidegal

                                                  i've found that it helps to keep everything in the freezer - there's nothing really appealing about gnawing on rock-hard, frozen nuts and dried fruit :)

                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                    LOL

                                                    Well, you could take that one step further and just leave them back at the store in the first place. ; )

                                                    1. re: racer x

                                                      i would, but i don't buy them for myself in the first place! they're ingredients for the goodies i bake for clients & friends :)

                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                        hey ghg! you got your professional kitchen after all!!! good luck in your business!

                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                          aww, alka, you're so sweet! but i didn't get my kitchen yet - i was talking about the things i make on the DL from home ;)

                                                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                            shhhhhh! ;-)).

                                                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                      I've tried that.

                                                      And then found out that a frozen donut nuked for 22 seconds tastes just as good, or nearly as good, as the day I bought it.

                                                      Frozen nuts can be eaten frozen.

                                                      The only way around it is not to buy them, sadly.

                                                      1. re: anonymouse1935

                                                        "Frozen nuts can be eaten frozen."
                                                        ~~~~~~~
                                                        maybe so, but a lot of things *can* be eaten that just aren't enjoyable or worth it. i don't even like nuts in my ice cream or fro-yo because they don't taste right. plus they're too hard! i always feel like i might crack a tooth.

                                                2. re: Peg

                                                  Very clever, Peg! I'll have to try this in my poor little malfunctioning microwave and see how confused it gets at being turned on and off at ten second intervals.

                                                3. re: cimui

                                                  I second the kettle chips.
                                                  plain old salted ruffled kettle chips with fresh black pepper. Also Tim's hawaiian barbecue chips.
                                                  I'm currently enamored of the buffalo bleu variety of kettle chips.
                                                  I only allow myself to buy them when i go camping. If you're overeating unhealthy food outside it doesn't count.

                                                  1. re: funklight

                                                    >>If you're overeating unhealthy food outside it doesn't count.

                                                    LOL! I'm going to have to take up camping!

                                                    I seldom buy Kettle Chips in the daytime, actually; it's kind of a 3 a.m. indulgence after we've spent a long night out with friends. Somehow the deliciousness is elevated to new heights at night -- and unfortunately, the 24 hour a day corner grocer right around the corner from me stocks them.

                                                    I've never tried the buffalo bleu variety... uh oh...

                                                    1. re: cimui

                                                      try the spicy thai ones.... amazing!!!! and the sweet onion, and the buffalo bleu and the backyard bbq..... i'm addicted, but especially the spicy thai

                                                      1. re: kubasd

                                                        Oh yeah, these are good!!

                                                        1. re: kubasd

                                                          If you like spicy thai potato chips, try Riceworks sweet chili rice chips. These are my inhale snack of choice! That and dark chocolate. The darker the better.

                                                        2. re: cimui

                                                          >>I seldom buy Kettle Chips in the daytime

                                                          Hah, I guess that was my mistake. I only just discovered these chips, and have today put them on my 'do not eat' list.

                                                          I thought it was just me about these foods ! Also on this list, in order of most dangerous:

                                                          ice cream
                                                          donuts
                                                          cheese
                                                          peanut butter
                                                          peanuts
                                                          dessert items
                                                          Kettle potato chips

                                                          Naturally, I'm going to have to make a list of what other people don't eat so I can try them...at least once!

                                                      2. re: cimui

                                                        Agreed with the good chips. I can keep Lays or Wise in my apartment until they go stale. But good chips are dangerous for me.

                                                        I'll also have to say gianduja chocolate. I can keep darker chocolate for a while because I can't eat a lot in one sitting due to their bitterness. But gianduja is so easy to eat. Somebody should invent gianduja coated potato chips. I've had chocolate covered potato chips before and they really go well together.

                                                        1. re: Miss Needle

                                                          So true about Lays / Wise / most commercial chips. I've forgotten about bags in my pantry, before -- something that would never, ever happen with good chips!

                                                          My downfall is kettle cooked chips in general (not just the Kettle Chips brand). Did you ever go to Absolutely 4th in the West Village? It was a cocktail bar, now closed, that used to serve very sweet, 'girly' cocktails -- kind of appalling in retrospect. (Think neon blue and green drinks, apple 'martinis', etc...) They had some of the best housemade, kettle-cooked potato chips, ever, though, which they'd bring to your table, warm, during happy hours. I'm embarrassed to admit that more than once, in grad school, I made a meal of these two-for-one cocktails and potato chips...

                                                          I think *you* should invent gianduja covered potato chips!

                                                      3. -Trail mix from Costco ... I can finish off the entire bag by myself before the week is over if I'm not careful.
                                                        -Nuts
                                                        -Tortilla chips, guacamole, sour cream and salsa (basically anything I can dip the chip in)
                                                        -Salami and prosciutto
                                                        -I agree with you on the cheese, most cheese anyways. My hubby picked up pepper jack the last couple times he went shopping for me because he knows we don't usually eat it alone like sharp cheddar.
                                                        -Peanut butter, and almond butter (love these on a spoon!)
                                                        -Fiber One bars (the chocolate chip or peanut butter ones are just like cookies, I don't like the caramel bars)
                                                        -Dried prunes or apricots (the huge Costco ones can disappear in less than a week)
                                                        -Granola (w/ pumpkin seeds)
                                                        -rarely buy donuts, but occasionally the hubby thinks he is doing me and the children a service by bringing them home, oy ve!
                                                        -maui onion chips

                                                        The thing I avoid most from this list is the Costco trail mix, it is the most dangerous for me. We probably buy 1 time a year if that ... and I justify that my 6 year old can't eat it anyways ... so we also try not to do nuts to often either

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                                                        1. re: DishDelish

                                                          that costco trail mix is a lethal weapon

                                                          1. re: westsidegal

                                                            Yes ..partly the reason for my large tush and hips back in high school!

                                                          2. re: DishDelish

                                                            +1 guac, salami

                                                            1. re: melpy

                                                              Yes, those are pretty dangerous ... but I never feel bad about guac. Bring on the omega 3 fat! The salami on the other hand I have to avoid except every 1-2 months when I make Greek salad.

                                                              1. re: DishDelish

                                                                That's an interesting version of Greek salad.... with salami?

                                                                (It's funny, b/c my man once suggested I put salami in my salad. I guess my facial expression was his answer... a decidedly appalled one).

                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                  i have seen salami strips in a greek salad -- not often, but it was good.

                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                    call me crazy, but i can't abide cold cuts in my greek salad, ANY salad for that matter >shudder<

                                                                    (this coming from a person whose homecountry is quite fond of wurstsalat. which is exactly what it sounds like. >shudder<)

                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                      How does the cervelas salad with BANANAS I was once served in a Swiss restaurant in Taipei strike you??? I suppose the banana angle was arrived at because of a similar crossection. Had never had anything in a Swiss restaurant I didn't like until that point.

                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                        That is far out, man.

                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                          Scary far. Bleah!

                                                                  2. re: linguafood

                                                                    We don't always do the salami, but I do add it when we serve it as a main course. Hey don't knock it till you try it. It is amazing, and I receive nothing but rave reviews!! :)

                                                                    1. re: DishDelish

                                                                      I'm with ya, sista. I've yet to find a way NOT to like salami, though I don't eat it very often anymore, either.

                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                        you'll have to try sometime. ;)

                                                                        1. re: DishDelish

                                                                          Totally with you--I DO love salami in a salad, Greek or otherwise! ;) And love sopressata even more in all its porky, fatty deliciousness...

                                                            2. For me, it's mainly Nutella. I can eat it on anything and eat it out of the jar with a spoon. The jars I buy are quite small, but it's easy to eat half of one in one uncontrolled sitting, so I simply do not buy it.

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                                                              1. re: Orchid64

                                                                Oh, you are SO RIGHT about Nutella. I can go through a jar in no time at all. And if I'm not eating it, I'm THINKING about eating it. Definitely too dangerous to keep on the shelf!

                                                                1. re: CookieWeasel

                                                                  I totally love your name. I think I am one, too (a CookieWeasel) as is "the real kattyeyes." :)

                                                                  1. re: CookieWeasel

                                                                    almost every night I eat Nilla Wafers with Nuttella...I wish my husband had never brought Nutella in the house!

                                                                    1. re: gigglbx

                                                                      Don't tell my daughter, she's convinced Nilla Wafers with Nutella is her invention. (It is amazing, and honestly the only way I like nutella.)

                                                                      1. re: shanagain

                                                                        Oh, Nutellla...I once put away a sleeve of saltines slathered with Nutella and coconut butter. The first one was a 'hey, I wonder what this will taste like?' moment and then my eyes rolled back and I gorged. But really, on a spoon is dangerous, too, so I just look away and keep walking at the market.

                                                                        Just about anything from Trader Joe's is hard for me to show self-restraint around:

                                                                        mochi ice cream
                                                                        tofutti cuties
                                                                        pirate booty
                                                                        all of their cookies

                                                                        When I was growing up in New England it was snack cakes of the Drake's variety, like devil dogs and funny bones. I have a hard time meting them out whenever I return with a suitcase full of goodies.

                                                                        1. re: dulce lover

                                                                          never had mochi ice cream, but i love mochi; wow- u can have your gluten and ice cream fix all at the same time? that's just sick :)

                                                                  2. re: Orchid64

                                                                    CookieWeasel and Orchid64, we must be related! I LOVE Nutella! I seem to go on jags with it though. It can be sitting in my pantry untouched for weeks, then one night (it's always at night!) I find myself standing in front of the open pantry, plastic spoon in hand (it has to be a plastic spoon! It just tastes better...), enjoying that sweet, chocolately goodness straight out of the jar. I'll do that for a few nights in a row and then the craving settles down. Have you ever tried it spread on a banana split lengthwise and put back together? Delish!

                                                                    1. re: Orchid64

                                                                      Have you seen the new Nutella commercials, pushing it as a wholesome snack food? The commercial heavily emphasizes the milk and hazel nuts components, downplays the chocolate part ("a hint of cocoa") and completely ignores the sugar.

                                                                      1. re: mpjmph

                                                                        They do the same in Germany, where it's been a popular breakfast food for kids (no duh). Pointing out all those vitamins and minerals. Hilarious. Never mind the sugar and fat.

                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                          It's like Bill Cosby's chocolate cake for breakast routine.
                                                                          "Eggs and milk are in the chocolate cake! That's nutrition!"
                                                                          Followed by his kids singing "Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!"

                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                            Ohhh I love that routine!!!

                                                                        2. re: mpjmph

                                                                          Those commercials ARE hilarious! So funny that they're here in the US now. My husband is German and we've always thought it was so funny that they pushed the Nutella as a nutritious breakfast/snack food over there. I guess its not really any different than us eating a chocolate covered donut for breakfast ! But I do love Nutella, always will! :o)

                                                                          1. re: mpjmph

                                                                            i thought it contains palm oil (one of the rare vegetable oils that is high in saturated fat).

                                                                          2. re: Orchid64

                                                                            I have a wood-fired pizza oven in my backyard, and last Friday night experimented with dessert pizzas after we'd had our fill of savory ones and had some dough left over. Nutella, mascarpone, and sprinkled brown sugar. 90 seconds in the oven and it turned into the most delicious thing I'd ever tasted. Not pretty, but oh, the nutella was warm and gooey, the mascarpone rich and smooth, the brown sugar caramelized into delicious little bits of crunchy goodness. I think I ate half the thing myself. Nutella is good, but this was divine.

                                                                            1. re: modthyrth

                                                                              I totally wish you were my neighbor. I've never had a dessert pizza, but boy, does that sound fab!

                                                                              1. re: modthyrth

                                                                                I'm adding mascarpone to this list of things I can't keep in the house after reading your post.

                                                                              2. re: Orchid64

                                                                                You don't even need a spoon! I live alone. I know whose fingers have been in my jar.:)

                                                                                1. re: Orchid64

                                                                                  +1 nutella (I literally NEVER buy it for this reason) :(

                                                                                  1. re: Orchid64

                                                                                    All you Nutella spoon eaters, have you seen this video?

                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OENU9Z...

                                                                                  2. - small, individually-wrapped chocolates (if it's a big bar, I won't open it unless I'm using it to make a dessert but otherwise, I'll go crazy on them, especially late at night!)
                                                                                    - biscuits of any kind (I only stock rice cakes or Matzo crackers to snack on)
                                                                                    - pastries
                                                                                    - muesli or granola (I could have half a box in one sitting...scary)
                                                                                    - dried fruit (I love it so much I've had to restrict it severely and I only buy small bags occasionally)

                                                                                    1. Oreo/Joe Joes- Never liked them as a kid, but recently I have noticed that the box quickly disappears
                                                                                      Edaname- Nice healthy snack to keep in the freezer, but one too many tummy aches from eating whole bag at a time
                                                                                      Cheese puffs/ veggie chips/ edaname rice crackers or any other "healthy" potatoe chip substitute from Trader Joes- Because I don't get that greasy feel in my mouth like I do from potatoe chips It's too easy to eat a whole bag without realizing it.
                                                                                      Rice Crispie treats- Half the pan in gone before they have a chance to cool.

                                                                                      I'm a grazer, if it's in front of me I will eat it. I'm working on portion control and avoidance.

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                                                                                      1. re: viperlush

                                                                                        oh, right...ditto on the Rice Krispie treats if i make them myself. (but if they come in a package, or even just pre-made at a bakery, they don't tempt me in the least.)

                                                                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                          I've just stopped making a pan to avoid temptation and just make a bowlful in the microwave when I really crave them.

                                                                                          1. re: viperlush

                                                                                            hmmmm???? bowlful in the microwave? i'm intrigued!!! tell me how.....

                                                                                            1. re: kubasd

                                                                                              melt butter & marshmallow in a MW-safe bowl and mix until smooth. stir in Rice Krispies. attack with a spoon :)

                                                                                              you can also replace the cereal with Cocoa Krispies, or add chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips, or fold in melted peanut butter, butterscotch or caramel sauce...

                                                                                              1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                the "other" version is melted mars bars (i think you get those in the USA) and rice crispie cereal. YOu need a bit of butter too. no marshmallows tho. melt carefully in microwave, add cereal, proceed accordingly. (*or is that 'proceed with caution")

                                                                                              2. re: viperlush

                                                                                                I haven't made these in years and never tried them in the microwave. Gee, thanks a lot, just what I need--another rather dangerous, easy-to-make/easy-to-love treat like krisrishere's almond bars!!! ;) Great idea, seriously--thank you.

                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                  sista-kat, you know about microwave peanut brittle and microwave rocky road fudge, right?

                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                    I do not--please share!

                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                      fudge: http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes...

                                                                                                      brittle: http://therepressedpastrychef.com/cat... -- use raw peanuts with the red skin on, is what i recall. i think using dry roasted peanuts would be too salty. here is another recipe, which i think approximates the one my niece gave me (but i can't find): http://www.farmersalmanac.com/recipes...

                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                        Cool, thank you! :)

                                                                                            2. re: viperlush

                                                                                              +1 Oreos

                                                                                            3. Oreos
                                                                                              Potato Chips - Ripples, Wavy Lays etc.
                                                                                              We don't "keep" either of these in the house, but the Oreos get brought home from the store sometimes when they're on sale. Mr. bakinggirl and I can go through 3/4 of a package in one sitting. Potato chips are a nasty one; they normally get purchased when we have company over, and I can control myself when there are others to feed, but I have been known to eat a regular-sized bag of Utz rippled chips in one sitting. Cabot French Onion dip doesn't help.
                                                                                              Thanks to cycloneillini for the olive tip - I have wicked salt cravings and olives just might do the trick!

                                                                                              1. Cheez-it's
                                                                                                Icecream bars
                                                                                                Top shelf cold cuts
                                                                                                See's chocolats

                                                                                                1. Chips. One bag = one serving, even the Costco-sized bags. This weakness extends to all small, dry, salty, crunchy things--chips, crackers, nuts--but chips are without question THE worst. Michael Season's cheese puffs top the list, closely followed by Barbara's...oh heck, who am I kidding, Nacho Cheese Doritos and Cheetos aren't safe in my house, either. Tim's has a new one, pepper jack, that's very tasty. Oh dear, I'm revealing how much I know about all the items in the chip aisle...

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                                                                                                  1. re: Erika L

                                                                                                    one bag, one serving. so catchy... that could be our rallying cry! =D

                                                                                                    all together now...

                                                                                                    one bag!
                                                                                                    one serving!

                                                                                                    1. re: cimui

                                                                                                      My Mother taught me as a kid that crumbs don't count. They have 0 calories. lol. Of course I knew it was a joke...

                                                                                                      1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                        So if you crush the entire bag into crumbs....

                                                                                                        1. re: cimui

                                                                                                          lol! Well then they don't count.... ;)

                                                                                                    2. re: Erika L

                                                                                                      i feel that way about all ice cream: every container sold is a single-serving container, even if it holds a half gallon of ice cream

                                                                                                    3. Marshmallow peeps.

                                                                                                      1. Chips of any kind. Sunday I ate an entire bag of Salsa Sun Chips. One bag = One serving regardless of size.

                                                                                                        Cheese :::sigh::::: I love cheese and it's also what I buy when I am stressed. During the holidays my husband laughs at me because everytime I go to the store I come home with $20 worth of cheese.

                                                                                                        Peanut butter.....love it from the jar.

                                                                                                        Blue Diamond Lime and Chili almonds. 1 container = 1 serving once again.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Janet from Richmond

                                                                                                          Maybe we were separated at birth?

                                                                                                        2. Cap'n Crunch.

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                                                                                                          1. re: sbp

                                                                                                            Me, too!!!

                                                                                                            1. re: sbp

                                                                                                              OH MY GIDDY AUNT YUMMMMMMMM.

                                                                                                            2. arare

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                                                                                                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                Easy, there. Still a month to go:

                                                                                                                http://www.talklikeapirate.com/pirate...

                                                                                                                1. re: sbp

                                                                                                                  Cap'n Pissgums rarely provides explanations:

                                                                                                                  http://www.foodlink.nl/manufacturing/...

                                                                                                                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                    Avast, this chum was never served on the S.S. Minnow. Arrr...

                                                                                                                2. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                  That is crazy ... I just clicked on this again cause I forgot to list arare!! lol. =) I can't help having it in the house though cause our relatives in Hawaii send huge bunches to us constantly, and it definitely is addictive to me. I do love having it around though ... mmmm, I think I'll go have some now. My children love it too though so at least I'm not the only one snacking.

                                                                                                                3. NUTELLA

                                                                                                                  1. Chocolate covered raisins (I am eating them as we speak!!)
                                                                                                                    Utz Unsalted Potato Chips and/or potato chips in general
                                                                                                                    Pirate's Booty
                                                                                                                    Cheese

                                                                                                                    The problem is, I don't AVOID buying them!

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                                                                                                                    1. re: Meesch70

                                                                                                                      I hear you with the chocolate covered raisins. Dark chocolate that is. Also I bought my husband a Green and Black dark chocolate bar with cherries and that is another one that goes fast.

                                                                                                                    2. Wise potato chips and Bison brand dip.
                                                                                                                      Any other potato chips and Hellava good dip.

                                                                                                                      I can resist other chips and all other dips, but the above two are my kryptonite.

                                                                                                                      Also Keebler had these potato cracker things a number of years ago and I could not resist the sour cream and onion flavored ones. If I opened the box they were snarfed down in the matter of a day.

                                                                                                                      1. Ruffles potato chips with Lays brand french onion dip. The kind in the jar. I have to exercise amazing restraint so I don't eat the whole bag and jar in one sitting.

                                                                                                                        1. Grimaldi's milk chocolate covered potato chips...we only bring them in the house when we have guests coming over.

                                                                                                                          http://www.grimaldicandies.com/catalo...

                                                                                                                          1. Captain Crunch,Nutella on fresh baked bread ,Chetoos puff style,Capacolla Wise onion and garlic chips

                                                                                                                            1. I don't buy pistachios, or actually any nuts that are already roasted. Somehow I have trained myself not to eat them except in one ounce increments as long as they're stored raw in the freezer. I keep nut butters on the bottom shelf in the fridge because if they're at eye level, well, I'd snack on them a lot more often! So, yeah, I have an issue with nuts, I will admit.

                                                                                                                              My mom can't control herself around sliced or any kind of ready to eat cheese. It's funny how we both manage such red light foods in similar ways. She buys cheese in blocks, and I only buy nuts raw. I guess it's a case of "like mutha, like dotta!"

                                                                                                                              1. another thread reminded me of something that i left off my original list...dry breakfast cereal. i don't buy it anymore because i can just eat it straight out of the box by the handful, and the next thing i know, half the box is gone! fortunately there aren't too many decent GF and soy-free options out there anyway, but i have found a couple...

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                                                                                                                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                  Yes, like granola? Ohhhh that is dangerous for me.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                    any good dry cereal. i NEVER bake granola anymore unless i'm immediately giving it to a client or a friend, because it's far too easy for me to polish off a pound of it in the blink of an eye!

                                                                                                                                  2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                    I do the same thing! In general, if it's crunchy and sweet, I can't stop myself.

                                                                                                                                  3. Rudy's hot and spicy pork rinds. I had to just quit buying them.

                                                                                                                                    1. Ice cream. I know it's not economical but I'd rather have one Blizzard every couple weeks than inhale an entire tub of triple chocolate ice cream over two or three days. Cheerios Snack Mix is a killer... I consider the package to be single-serving. Luckily, I only have it every few years. I am actually a bit of a binge eater, so I do have to control myself. Oh, and if I'm in BC, Canada, I cannot stop eating Thrifty Food's Tzatziki. It should be illegal. Or imported to Alberta. One or the other.

                                                                                                                                      1. Pickled onions - before I know it the jar is gone. Tortilla chips and hot salsa, and pretty much any type of crisp. And mini scotch eggs from M&S, I've been known to eat a whole tub

                                                                                                                                        1. most forms of trail mix
                                                                                                                                          roasted peas
                                                                                                                                          veggie chips
                                                                                                                                          date pieces

                                                                                                                                          1. I have a short but sinister list:

                                                                                                                                            Potato Chips, large costco size bags can mysteriously disappear in three days
                                                                                                                                            Peanut Butter, especially if I have chocolate chips around!
                                                                                                                                            Ice Cream, but I usually cave and have ice cream in the house. I TRY to make a half gallon last a week, two if i'm really good!

                                                                                                                                            1. Potato chips and red wine.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                I have always absolutely adored this flavor combo. Why is it so pleasurable to eat something incredibly crunchy and salty, and then take a long dram of a great pinot or cab? Also goldfish and red wine together. YUM. Dangerously perfect bad-TV-watching snack.

                                                                                                                                              2. Wise Cheez Waffies. They only have 5 oz per bag, which means there really aren't enough for two servings, so you might as well finish them.

                                                                                                                                                1. Pizza pops...=/...yea I know...but they are very addicting. I can't sleep knowing I didn't eat all of them.

                                                                                                                                                  Which is why I can NEVER BUY THEM AGAIN!!!!

                                                                                                                                                  Also these vegetable chips. They're quite pricey too, too pricey for something that lasts an hour @_@.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Cookies. Any kind of cookies, period. I have a hard and fast rule about buying cookies. No cookies in the house. Ice Cream, I can have one serving and the rest of the pint will sit in the freezer until I throw it out. Same goes for cakes or pies that I make or buy. Chips, nuts, pretzels can last a while around here. But I could blow through a package of cookies in an embarrassing amount of time. Like, when my husband knows I bought them two days earlier when he finally decides he wants one - but they are all gone.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Nutella
                                                                                                                                                      M&M' peanuts
                                                                                                                                                      Macaroons from Paris..love the ones from Pierre Hermé
                                                                                                                                                      Pistachio ice cream
                                                                                                                                                      Hot Cheetos
                                                                                                                                                      Watermelon
                                                                                                                                                      Red Wine
                                                                                                                                                      Champagne truffles from Belgium
                                                                                                                                                      Home made peanut butter cookies

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick--make those homemade peanut butter cookies the soft ones with a Hershey's Kiss and we are totally on the same page. ;)

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                          We're on the same page sista!
                                                                                                                                                          I have baked peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses..the warm chocolate with the peanut butter cookies..sublime.

                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                          I am so with you on the red wine. I do buy it of course. ;) It is just problematic when a 3L package/bottle disappears as fast as a 500mL one used to.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                            I have a thing for pistachio ice cream too (peanut butter being my other favorite)! ... But I haven't ever had it at my home, only specialty ice cream shops.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                              Yes to macarons! Plus, they suffer from being kept too long anyway. Might as well enjoy them in their prime since you were going to eat them all eventually anyway! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                            2. Chips, my current passion, Kettle Chips Buffalo Bleu
                                                                                                                                                              Cashews, can't put them down
                                                                                                                                                              If there is ice cream in the freezer it calls me, it's frosty sweet breath beckoning like Lorelei to the sailors on the Rhine

                                                                                                                                                              1. Awesome thread!

                                                                                                                                                                Any cheese related item: Cheez-Its (not the inferior Cheese Nips), Cheetos, Cheese Bread, etc... just say no.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Dagney

                                                                                                                                                                  What a great thread!

                                                                                                                                                                  Cheese for me too! Slices of munster from the deli -
                                                                                                                                                                  Combos (only eat them once a year)
                                                                                                                                                                  The pretzal cheese sandwiches from Snyder's - OMG! I could eat the bag!!!
                                                                                                                                                                  Macaroni and cheese
                                                                                                                                                                  Fresh bread (bad, very bad) with good cheese and wine
                                                                                                                                                                  Ice cream!

                                                                                                                                                                  :-)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lovessushi

                                                                                                                                                                    Salad Crisps (original)

                                                                                                                                                                    I have tried so many times to not eat the entire bag all at once.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: SweetPea

                                                                                                                                                                      What about Cheezits? I chant this mantra everytime I go into a grocery store: NBC NBC NBC NBC. Never Buy Cheezits. Never Buy Cheezits. Of course I came home with several boxes this month alone. They always seem to be on sale and stacked at the end of the aisle. Somehow, as much as I resolve not to let them they fall into my cart. And I bring them home and eat the whole box.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: meagan

                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, the Cheezits. I fool myself into thinking they are lower calorie than potato chips. Maybe, if you don't eat THE WHOLE BOX! I love the white cheddar ones.
                                                                                                                                                                        Salt and vinegar chips
                                                                                                                                                                        Baileys Irish Cream
                                                                                                                                                                        Yogurt covered raisins
                                                                                                                                                                        any sort of dip
                                                                                                                                                                        donuts
                                                                                                                                                                        ice cream
                                                                                                                                                                        chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                        cookies

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mschow

                                                                                                                                                                          I love the hot and spicy Cheezits.

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm also a dip whore. I love chips and dip of most any kind.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Janet from Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                            I use the Hot & Spicy Cheezits as a topping on my homemade Mac & Cheese...'tis awesome, I tell ya!

                                                                                                                                                                2. Ha.
                                                                                                                                                                  Pretty much the only thing I can keep in the house is plain flour, uncooked pasta, a few onions and a stick of butter.
                                                                                                                                                                  Not being able to stop myself from eating things is why my cupboards are bare, why I eat out a lot and why I'm addicted to chowhound!

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: hyacinthgirl

                                                                                                                                                                    that's the best answer i've heard so far! :)

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: hyacinthgirl

                                                                                                                                                                      I love this!

                                                                                                                                                                    2. Cheese. Any type of cheese. Even shredded.
                                                                                                                                                                      Mustard-flavored potato chips.
                                                                                                                                                                      Red wine.
                                                                                                                                                                      And, embarrassingly, this Knorr-brand Thai soup sold in the French supermarkets. It's in a powedered form and full of MSG, and whenever I buy a packet, either my husband or I eat it right away. Even as a side dish: "Oh, we're having quiche for dinner? How about Thai soup as a side dish???" Ew. But we do it.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: anakalia

                                                                                                                                                                        mustard flavored chips? i'm so glad we dont' have those around here....

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Bugles

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Add chocolate-dipped Pretzel Thins to the list. They are gone now and I'm afraid to make more.

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                            I have only had the yogurt dipped ones which are extremely hard for me to stop eating come to think of it. I bought a bunch last year for my daughter just after she turned 2 and she had such a bird appetite back then so I ended up eating almost the entire thing (I was pregnant then though).

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                              At least you had an excuse...I can only resort to not dipping the other half of the bag...yet I want to... :)

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                We have a place here in AK called the AK Wild Berry factory (they have America's biggest chocolate water type fall) and come to think of it they make chocolate dipped pretzels ... so I think I have tried it in a sample and yes it is good, but when I am at the factory it is the other wonderful offerings that I can't stop eating like the mount mckinley chocolates with cashews, macadamia nuts, almonds or peanuts covered with chocolate and marshmellows .... Mmmmmm yum! Also love the chocolate covered peanut butter, and chocolate covered cherries. Ohhhh I better stay away from there. When I was a teenager my sister had a job at the AK railroad and the employees got 40 % off discounts at the factory, and we went there several times a week that summer. I think I gained alot of weight too.

                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.alaskawildberryproducts.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                  The chocolate waterfall sounds very Willy Wonka! I looked for it on their link, but didn't find it; however, their slideshow of chocolate and toffee-making was pretty tempting. I always say I think I need to work in a candy store so I just get sick of it, but like you and your sis with the 40% discount, I have a feeling it would go the other way for me. ;) What a fun store!

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                    Working in a candy store works! I worked a year in a department store candy counter when I was 16. Took 20 years to be able to stand the smell of chocolate. About 30 years to begin to enjoy it again, Now, I could eat it daily again! I'm sure that job saving me many pounds....

                                                                                                                                                                                    The best part of the job was the fresh roasted nuts and just made caramel popcorn! I had never liked roasted nuts before. And the caramel popcorn was amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                      It is definitely one of my favorite little shops, kinda touristy but in a good way. If you ever order from them they also make delicious alaskan berry jams and jellies. The chocolate waterfall really isn't that big so i was surprised that it is the biggest but it is still pretty cool. =) Here is a pic I found online:
                                                                                                                                                                                      http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/medi...
                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm definitely glad that I never took a job at the factory as a teen! I used to be one of those teens that often ate when I was bored. I once gained 30 lbs. in one summer working as a breakfast hostess at a hotel. I don't have that issue anymore as I never get bored with my 3 kids. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                        AHA, well, thank you for posting that! They must employ very tiny Oompa Loompas at the AK Wild Berry Factory as the waterfall is nowhere near the how I pictured it in my head, but a fun idea just the same! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                          lol!! Whoo, that's funny! I remember being very surprised, but it is still a lovely place. Certainly some of the best chocolate I've tasted in AK especially as it is so fresh. But I think just about any local chocolate factory is going to have good chocolate.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                            <<But I think just about any local chocolate factory is going to have good chocolate.>> Oh god, yeah! Thus why any good chocolate has a pretty quick stay at my house. And it seems only right to eat it in a timely fashion (can't let it get stale, of course!).

                                                                                                                                                                                            Should your travels ever take you to Connecticut, chocolates with peanut butter centers from Munson's must be on your list of treats to try. For sure, I can't keep them in the house. The peanut butter is far too creamy and they just go down WAY too easily. MOO. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.munsonschocolates.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                              I would love to visit Conneticut someday and if I do Munson's will be on the top of my list along with antique shopping! That sounds heavenly. I am a sucker for chocolate and good peanut butter. I have to confess I have been having the worst chocolate craving since we started talking about this the other day. Gonna have to satisfy it soon!

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                                                                                                                                                                                Continuing the chocolate theme - Whole Food chocolate/truffle covered espresso beans - or as I like to call it crack in a bag.

                                                                                                                                                                              3. nacho cheese doritos, hands down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                  Im with you all on the salty/crunchy stuff. Cool Ranch Doritos. Zapps honey mustard chips (good thing these are hard to find). Utz crab chips. And Mr. Cheflambo must have in the house, at all times, Cheez-its, NOT Cheez Nips. Its "zitz" or nothing. They are always on my shopping list and there is always an "emergency box of zitz" stashed somewhere deep in the pantry.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                    Have you tried the new spicy chili nacho cheese doritos?? YUM! Very dangerous! The hubby keeps buying them too, oy ve!

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                      miss delish, i'm not sure. are they sort of sweet? (and not really "new"?). i'm probably thinking of an older flavor that i wasn't crazy about. i always come back to the nacho cheese. <edit: i just looked at their site http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/do... , and think the one i had was "spicy sweet chili". so....it's not the same as yours. holy moly, where can i get "last call jalapeño popper flavored doritos"?!?!?!?>.

                                                                                                                                                                                      here on the east coast, we don't get some (most!) of those great-sounding flavors that frito-lay puts out in the s.w. united states. i wonder if that "poppers" flavor is one. or salsa verde, or cheesy enchiladas. ;-(.

                                                                                                                                                                                      edit -- again -- i used the dorito locator (!) and found local groceries where the popper flavor (at least) is allegedly sold. we'll see! (ps, did you hear my little hip hip hooray cheer?).

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                        The spicy sweet chili doritos don't have dairy - they were a dangerous find for me after 10 years of being dairy (and dorito) free! Luckilly I was eating them at a friend's house and left the bag behind there - definitely something I shouldn't have in my house.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                          I got some of those jalapeño ones in Miami. Didn't care much for them.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The spicy nacho or plain nacho are the best. They also had a bbq cheddar a few years ago that was very good, but I guess they discontinued that one.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: racer x

                                                                                                                                                                                            racer x, you're probably right -- every time i try a new flavor, i always go back to the nacho cheese. which is not the same as nacho cheesier? or is it? maybe it was the "bold" nacho that wasn't cuttin' it with me....

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                            OK my bad, they don't have any cheese. I didn't think they were that sweet, but they are called Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos so it is the one you tried. I like them ... but then I tend to dip mine in sour cream which probably tames the sweet flavor. This flavor is completely new to Alaska, but maybe not the other States.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                          Glad to see I'm not the only one who can't resist nacho Doritos.

                                                                                                                                                                                          My others are cashews, popcorn, and ice cream.
                                                                                                                                                                                          It took months, but I finally weaned myself off ice cream. Haven't brought any home in a few months.

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Cajun spiced dehydrated mangoes. Oh no!

                                                                                                                                                                                          Madjool dates with walnuts.
                                                                                                                                                                                          chestnuts
                                                                                                                                                                                          A good german or european butter cream cake or good strawberry shortcake or trifle.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Australian sugared ginger.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Smoked salmon

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh those mangos do sound dangerous!!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh yeah, dried mango or pineapple, can't keep it even a week. Will eat the whole bag within days, and that's a lot of sugar at one sitting. Drool. I save it for hikes, as a concentrated energy source, with some nuts, sort of a homemade trail mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: amyzan

                                                                                                                                                                                                A friend once brought me back a KILO of dried mango from Manila. Heaven. But dangerous.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Muffin tops. I could care less about cake or most other pastries, but get me near a muffin and I can't stop picking the tops of them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                I always used to take a knife and slice the muffin into mini slices then spread w/ butter, and before I knew it several muffins were gone. I never keep muffins around anymore!

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sunchips Original's and TJ's Mediterranean Olive Bread eaten with zataar. YUMMM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ice cream. I will keep going back for "just another spoonful" until the entire container is gone. It would have to be a flavor I don't like before I stop doing that. If you want to keep ice cream all to yourself in my house, you had better like vanilla and butter pecan because those are a couple of the few flavors I stay away from.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheese - It is so hard not to eat cheese when it's in the house. My husband doesn't eat cheese, so if I have it around, I'm going to snarf entire blocks of it when he's not around.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bacon/Prosciutto/Pancetta/Other cured pork products - I might buy these for a dish, but the leftovers are toast. I have resorted to freezign any bacon I don't eat, but I like to challenge myself with how fast I can thaw it! :-D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Avalondaughter

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Snack Size Bars..You know the kind of large box that you'd buy from BJ's/Costco. Never Again. Talk about MAJOR sugar OD. Woops, (WHAT, was I thinking!!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I don't really know why, but we could eat a whole large bag if we don't control ourselves. Our daughter is worse, when she visits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Might sound strange, but grapes. I don't care if they are green, red, globe, black, seedless, seeded, I'll eat every single one. Literally, Some days I'll eat 4 bags of grapes. Like a sickness. I've got it under better control now (I don't shop for them), but occasionally when I walk down the produce aisle they seduce me and I reward myself with a bag (or two!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: raidar

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have that same problem with cherries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: racer x

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes!! I found cherries at one point this year for 49cents/pound and I went to town on them. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: raidar

                                                                                                                                                                                                            This made me laugh! =)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Not sure if it qualifies as a "food," but Red Bull should never be kept in my fridge, I will drink it all, go buy some more, and drink that, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Cheez-its, which only seem to be eaten by the fistful around here, or my wife's dutch oven no-knead bread. I think I once ate an entire loaf in one sitting. Yay, carbohydrates!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. For me it is Vienna fingers. I've loved them since childhood, and I didn't get them very often then. Now, I must not buy them. I cannot stop eating them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, almonds or any nuts. I try to pace myself, but for me they are more tempting than chocolate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sueatmo

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Black licorice. Gummy bears. Salt Water Taffy (the real stuff).

                                                                                                                                                                                                              am I sensing a theme here?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jeanette
                                                                                                                                                                                                              www.AnythingGoesGourmet.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Over Christmas it was Lay's Wavy Potato Chips and Heluva Good Onion Dip. 4:30 a.m. -- chips and dip for a snack.....noon? chips and dip for a lunch snack....9 pm, chips and dip....

                                                                                                                                                                                                              aaaaaiiiiiiiggggghhhhhhh!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh oh, me too, almost never have that combo in the house. Ruffles and onion dip, happy memory.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Chocolate Covered Cherries... of any price range!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You know, I love chocolate, and I love cherries, but chocolate covered cherries are at the very bottom of my extensive candy love list. Even below chocolate-coconut things. Have no idea why.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if you think chocolate covered cherries are bad... i just recently saw chocolate covered gummi bears.... ew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am a fan of almost all things gummi (eating some gummi peaches at the moment) but agree chocolate and gummis should never meet. Or chocolate and strawberry anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hm. I do like ripe strawberries dipped in dark chocolate....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    uncle bob, if you love chocolate covered cherries, try the wild cherry m&ms that are being reintroduced to mar's permanent line of m&ms, up from a "special edition" status. quite tasty!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ooh, also, the dillettantte brand of chocolate covered dried cherries at trader joe's.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i was led astray -- the wildly cherry m&ms have not been made a part of m&m's permanent line. ;-(.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~~~~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      my dad loved brach's chocolate covered cherries. it was a christmas tradition that he gave a box to me, and i gave one to him. ;-). and of course, we always had a box open in the house during the holidays, and dad would offer them to anyone and everyone who came into the house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your family sounds more and more like mine all the time, we always had chocolates out at Christmas...not so much the chocolate cherries, they were one of the few my Mom didn't care for particularly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for me it was Almond Roca! Every Xmas I'd get a pink can, all for me. Sometimes still do!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I really miss the Brach's chocolate covered cherries. They were the best but they don't make them anymore. That's not to say I'll turn down any others! ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Stacey's Pita Chips and any kind of nut brittle. Oh, Mrs. Mays...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. My Mom's Kolaches w/ extra butter on top! Oh they are SOOO good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oooh, yes. I'm really the only one who eats poppyseed kolaches, but I LOOOOOVE them, and I happily eat every one I make. That's why I only make them over Christmas, once a year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: modthyrth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lol!! I have never heard of eating with poppy seeds though, how interesting. What do you use as a filling for your kolaches?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It starts with a can of SOLO brand Poppy seed filling--but don't use that straight. That stuff is foul by itself. We make a poppy seed custard, essentially, with it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 can poppy seed filling (12oz size, Solo brand)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 beaten egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/2 c milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/2 c sugar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Combine, cook on the stove top. Let it bubble a bit, become homogeneous, but you don't need to cook it for long. It's very forgiving. Let it cool completely before putting it in the shaped kolache dough, or you can do serious damage to the yeast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You can also stretch the filling farther by adding more milk and white cake or cookie crumbs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. definitely potato chips, though especially Kettle Brand krinkle cut potato chips lightly salted. Fritos i just have to stay away from too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            also, junk food cookies - oreos and chips ahoy. i don't know why, but they are a weakness. Junk food in general is.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stacey's pita chips are not easy for me either

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: amiga74

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i just saw special edition oreos -- "blonde" with creamy filling, and ones with chocolate filling. also mint regular oreos dipped in chocolate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              also saw chocolate dipped ritz crackers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chocolatre dipped pretzels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all from kraft in a special display case at safeway. i guess they are all special edition items.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: amiga74

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHIPS - BBQ chips of any kind, but first and foremost Lays - used to be Laura Scudders when i was a kid. in fact, lunch thru 4 years of high school was a bag of bbq chips, a brownie, and a coke. Alice Waters was nowhere to be seen! Plain chips too. Nacho Cheese Doritos. Maui onion chips too. and the newest flavor i love is Tim's Jalapeno chips (i don't buy any for the house, but maybe at a bar while playing pool....) Braunschweiger and/or liverwurst. if i do buy it, i tell the BF he has carte blanche to finish it off before i do, which he usually does, so that i'm lucky (in many ways!) to get a spoonful! because i could devour a whole tube in a day if left to my devices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Nuts -- almonds, cashews, pecans, peanuts, madadamia nuts, pistachios, peanut butter, almond butter ... I can't not eat them. Even stale filberts ... Chocolate; Reese's peanut butter cups. Ice cream. There is no such thing as a bad potato chip. Good ones are better, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All are banned substances.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Double Stuff Oreos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lorna Doones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Starburst Fruit Chews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Homemade Bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Doughnuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and, my latest addiction, Nabisco's Mini Saltine Crackers...Crack in a box--it's awful!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: SweetPhyl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nabisco original Saltines are one of the foods I have to have on hand at all times - when the urge strikes, there's nothing that will satisfy it but them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I have a new one. Thank so ever much to my hubby. Habanero Doritos chips. OH YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. i just had a brief affair with crunchy cheetos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love those, and thanks to my hubby who brought some home today ... had a hard time resisting them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crunchy cheetos.... hmmm, a single affair? Cheetos are my regular go-to booty call. I've been good lately, but boy, you really know how to get me doing things I shouldn't do Alkapal! But that is why I love you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chocolate covered pretzels are evil. We slay them with alacrity in our house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That spinach dip with water chestnuts - only when others will help us consume.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matzoh crack (or rather crunch). again, only when others will help consume.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: moh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hey there moh!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i had to go to gloria allred after the latest crunchy cheetos affair. {;^D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i love you too. i often think of our "sapote days."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~~~~~~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            now i'm involved in a "knorr's spinach-vegetable dip with water chestnuts" affair that is an "affair to remember." all i can say is...."you had me at 'breadbowl'!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            welcome to the club (or maybe you are already in the dip club, iirc).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am of course a member of the knorr's spinach vegetable dip club with water chestnuts! My guiltiest pleasure ever! (well, maybe not guiltiest. I recently downed an entire can of Chef-boy-ar-dee beef ravioli in the memory of Sam, I loved every bite of it).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Goodness, I may have to make a bowl of dip soon.... people or no people to share....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And someone mentioned pickles I love pickles of all ilk. But I must be able to resist them enough, our fridge is half pickle...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: moh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i love pickles, but can resist, as well. in looking at my fridge and pantry, however, apparently i cannot resist pickle *sales*!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Carbs of any kind! I will crush cereal, pita bread, bagels. You name it! I have to buy fresh and portion controlled!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: hungryfi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great thread...but not such a good one to read when we're going on day 2 stuck in the house b/c of the massive amounts of snow outside. Eating my way thru it!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dried mango slices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            frozen yogurt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Peeps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            twizzlers (red only!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Diet Dr. Pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Peanut butter; potato chips. Sometimes let myself buy a bag at work; should probably look into the single serving peanut butter containers for emergency lunches.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kleine mocha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANY kind of potato chip. Squeeze cheese in a can. Pepperidge Farms cheese goldfish, especially the ramped up super cheese kind. I even bought a cute plastic goldfish that opens up where you stash the crackers. Too cute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I laugh when I read this thread because everyone sounds they are desperately in need of a good 12-step program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My 3 year old daughter has this OBSESSION with Ritz crackers topped with thick banana slices. I have been serving this to her for the past 6 months and never bothered to try this snack that she loves until last week. I now can hardly control myself. I think she is onto something. The perfect balance of salty crunch with sweet. It's delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  have you tried it with the "low sodium" ritz? to get a clue about its popularity, check out the location of the low sodium box in their "line-up." http://www.nabiscoworld.com/ritz/vari...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  or there is also the honey ritz! that would be good with the banana, too. now, to get your 3 year old to bounce off the walls, drizzle the ritz with honey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ~~~~~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <ritz as "oracle"? hmmm....they must be topping their ritzs with some new herbal spread! http://www.nabiscoworld.com/ritz/flip... >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey Alka, I didn't see this till now! I'm not on as much in the summer. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No, I haven't tried the low sodium, I usually buy the whole wheat, even though it doesn't have any more fiber. I've never seen the honey ritz before, though ... I'll be looking for it next time at the supermarket. Mmmmm, extra honey, she would bounce off the walls, but then have the inevitable drop off 10 minutes. My poor daughter doesn't do sweets too often except for the amazing LINDT chili infused dark chocolate that she asks for every day. I usually give her a corner after dinner (she once ate half a bar before breakfast which ruined our whole day so now I have to hide it). If you haven't tried it you must! It is addicting!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i've never tried the savory-chocolate combinations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i have a lebanese friend who grew up with chocolate for breakfast. i'm not sure if it was typical there, but maybe someone can tell us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~~~~~~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ps the lindt truffles are not superb, but they are fun to eat with their liquidy center once the shell breaks through! ;-). ooh, now i wonder what would happen if i wrapped a truffle in brownie dough and then baked it in a mini muffin pan.....well, i know what would happen. 10 pounds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        :) good one alka...along the same lines did you ever see the mid-90s Pillsbury Bake-off winning recipe for a chocolate cookie, dough made with condensed milk, wrapped around a Kiss? I can't find it online (yet) but it was quite good. I have a sand cookie recipe from my MIL's friend that I often form around Kisses, the odd bit of dark chocolate, etc. V good rolled in walnuts or other nuts after and then baked.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ok, miss tartlet, i'm getting stranger here: wrap the truffle in peanut butter cookie dough, *then* brownie dough? call me "DECADENT-PAL."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <the recipe probably wouldn't bake right, but the dough might be good, too.>.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this may be a start: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Pe...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ooh ooh ooh, EVIL-pal may be closer to it! Had completely forgotten about ToH as a recipe source.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              <narrowing eyes, glancing sideways...>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and muffling an evil "bwahaha" I bet...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ohhh my, that does sound dangerous! I have to start thinking about something else now, I'm going to Hawaii in August. lol.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Chocolate-covered raisins. Just can't help myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sorry but it's got to be tim tams or for pure perfection try a tim tam slam ......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: flykt1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For those who need the Cliff Note on Tim Tams and/or slams:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670978

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Vanilla Oreos. I like chocolate/ original ones O.K., but when they came out with the blond ones, it was all over for me. Now, I have to just keep walking when I pass them in the store, lest I buy-scarf the package.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Hershey's Eggies. NOT Cadbury - gotta be Hersheys. Now I only buy the Cadbury for the kid's Easter baskets because every year before Easter I have to replenish my secret stock several times before Easter. I can eat them untiil my gums ache from the sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. At a party, I can't sit next to the Knorrs Vegetable Soup Spinach dip thingy with waterchestnuts in it. I enhale it. Then I'm asked to leave the party. Which is probably good because I need to go buy bigger pants. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LA buckeye fan, may i extend to you our most hearty welcome to the knorr's spinach-vegetable dip fan club.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            we are strong.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            we are growing. (you know, in numbers..... ahem....not in girth.....well, to be utterly honest.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We love Knorr, hear us roar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In numbers too big to ignore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And we know too much to go back to pretend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We are strong...we are invincible...we are dip fans!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (With apologies to Helen Reddy!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kattyeyes, you've outdone yourself with this one. (Count me in as a dip fan, spinach or Lipton's onion soup - the latter with Ruffles please.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wavy lay's chips beat ruffles, imho. i think they're less greasy, and more potato-y.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLV4BB...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Do they have wider ridges? Then they would. Aren't they both Frito-Lays products? Odd to have two ridged potato chip products (but I'm glad they do). (The onion dip and chip thing was a big feature of Christmas at our house growing up, we didn't usually have it around.) (Now I want a chip 'n' dip set - we had one in clear glass with gold-colored metal thingies attaching the two bowls. I thought it was dead posh.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      let's have a TASTE TEST! http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      they're "free" of so many things! http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/la...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and yes you are right, o tarty one, they *both* are frito-lay's products, both ruffles and wavy lay's!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in looking things up, i found these ranch wavy lay's. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gotta find some, now. drats on the diet (apparently).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gosh, has anyone seen these kettle cooked crinkle cut lay's? i might be in love! http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/la...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the lipton's onion soup dip is so simple, and so tasty. maybe it is a nostalgia thing. the prepared dips (like heluva good onion dip) have all these gums to thicken them, and the gums have strange effects in my gut, IF ya know what i mean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~~~~~~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i have a chip and dip set, as you describe. i got it out of nostalgia, but haven't used it yet. go to thrift stores, goodwill or yard sales to find them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can only go so far with you on the taste test miss, I have never met a flavored chip I liked (except very occasionally a salt and vinegar one, but VERY occasionally). Gotta get me some of those kettle-cooked ones though!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (One of the nicer things I was ever sent was a BIG box of all kinds of Frito-Lay products from a gentleman whose overseas household goods shipment I handled. That was when Fritos Scoops had just come out. Now that's something I never buy for the house, I could scarf down a million of those puppies. My sister-in-law always gets them for me when she's serving seven-layer bean dip - another crack-like substance. Fortunately she lives in Illinois so this is a once-a-year blowout.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          yes, i agree, the flavored chips are almost surely always a disappointment, e.g., the powdery layer of goo (an oxymoron) on your palate when you were promised a spring onion and sour cream!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the kettle crinkle cuts *do indeed* sound promising.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Powdery layer of goo is a perfect description. Bleah. The wrong road was ventured on when first they made bbq chips, the first flavored ones I can remember (and that make my gorge rise).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So funny, because I remember when seemingly everyone I knew was bonkers over sour cream and onion potato chips back when they first came out. (Was that in the eighties?) I HATED them, and my friends thought I was nuts. Give me sour cream dip and plain potato chips, thanks. But, yeah, I do have a fondness for salt and vinegar chips. The added benefit is that you can't really eat the whole bag because your tongue will just shrivel (well, not really, but you know what I mean) from all the vinegar flavor. I saw that Cape Cod is making those now, and am curious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: amyzan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I don't get it at all either. I have had the Cape Cod ones and they are good. My chip consumption is probably 10000:1 plain, including kettle-cooked and rippled, to S&V.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  y'all need to try the cape cod parmesan & garlic. super snack with drinks.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll keep it in mind. You haven't steered me wrong yet!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i'm going to try the rye triscuits i just bought (don't know how "new" they are). i like their rosemary and olive oil version (better than the "garden herb" version that i bought at the same time).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i did notice there is now a lower-sodium triscuit. they also had a fire-roasted tomato flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Parmesan & garlic, you say?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I need to stop reading this thread. It's corrupting me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: racer x

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ah yes, racer x, i've gotten many bad ideas here, too!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        here's a story about the chips in the "food business review , "savoury snacks'" -- where i'll bet we could get even more bad ideas. http://savorysnacks.food-business-rev...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        edit: oh yeah, this newsletter is bad news for my waistline:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        >>>>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crispy Green Introduces New Flavor In Freeze-dried Fruit Snacks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crispy Green, a maker of freeze-dried fruit snacks, has added Crispy Mangoes to its line of Crispy Fruit snacks. The new flavor joins the family of four other flavors: Crispy Apples, Crispy Asian Pears, Crispy Bananas and Crispy Pineapples. <which made me wonder if these are the same snacks as tj's has under their own label http://www.crispygreen.com/ >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alouette Introduces Extra Creamy Brie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alouette, a manufacturer of specialty cheese products, has introduced a new Extra Creamy Brie, available in the specialty cheese case of supermarkets and grocery stores. <which led me to this hunger-inducing story with photos: http://www.fivestarfoodie.com/2010/05... >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Modern Classic Pretzel Crisps To Hit Shelves At Whole Foods Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Snack Factory, the New Jersey based creator of Pretzel Crisps, will launch its new Modern Classics line of Pretzel Crisps at Whole Foods Market stores throughout the US in May.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Funky Monkey Snacks Hit Shelves At 400 Kroger Stores

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Funky Monkey Snacks, a brand in health snack category, has entered into a new relationship with Kroger that will result in the availability of its snacks in 400 of its stores, including stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. <has anyone tried these funky monkey snacks? http://www.funkymonkeysnacks.com/flav... >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco Cabana Launches New Limited Time Menu Offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco Cabana, a fast casual Mexican restaurant chain, has rolled out Brisket Taco, a hickory-smoked, hand-shredded brisket in a tortilla, which comes with a BBQ sauce or salsa of choice on the side. The new menu offering will be available for a limited time.""<<<<<
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://savourysnacks.food-business-re...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <where, oh where, is taco cabana? maybe i'll have to make my own smoked brisket taco!>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Pringles Right Crisps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tostitos Rounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Flamin' Hot Cheetos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Green and Black's milk chocolate with caramel. And wine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Rosemary Tagliatelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IKEA's chocolate oat cookies. I just picked up a large pink box of them. You know the ones, don't you? I opened up the box and ate one in the store. They are THAT good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/pro...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They don't look like the above in the store (not that I saw, anyway). This is what I bought--this is much better food porn...miles and miles of chocolate oat cookies in big, pink boxes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://9liveskatseyes.shutterfly.com/247

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boy, these are addictive little temptations! Yummmmmmmmmmm!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Triscuits and TJ's whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mollyomormon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tried the rosemary triscuits? mmmmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Love these! Especially with cream cheese on top to balance out the saltiness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oh yeah! if you really want overload, use some garlic & herb boursin blended in, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i wish there were "medium sodium" triscuits...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Agreed! The sodium really is too much sometimes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll look into that garlic herb boursin. Thanks! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. not a food, but an unhealthful addicting substance:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    diet coke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    waste of money, not heathful, not nutritious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    horribly addicting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gotta stay away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lucky for me the stuff available on tap in restaurants is made with a different, less addicting type of phoney sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Apples,(fuji, gala, honey crisp, ambrosia, granny smith) yeah sure they're good for you, but 5-6 in one day? I still buy them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ice cream, vanilla with hersheys chocolate. I just don't buy it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: chef chicklet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5-6 apples a day keeps away the doctor....and dentist, lawyer, IRS agent, policeman, journalist and unemployed actor (he's #7, but free anyway).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: chef chicklet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh I share your love of apples. I buy and eat them like they are going out of style. 4-6 a day is the norm. #applelove

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: raidar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have this ritual. I leave the peel on and slice them, then I salt them with kosher salt, cuz it has such nice big flakes (bad very bad) and then I eat them slice by slice...mmmmm. So its pretty much a chip habit, I get the salt and the crunchy texture just as if I were eating chips, only with a tad of sweetness, tart and juicy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Marinated artichoke hearts. If I'm using them for pasta salad, I have to buy at least three jars, because otherwise there won't be any in the pasta salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Related: My pasta salad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: shanagain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            quickie sauteed fish dish: pour some marinated artichoke hearts marinade in pan, throw in nice firm white filet-o-fish (real fish, not mcdonald's FOF), cook fish in oil on low, toss in capers, chopped artichoke hearts, squeeze of lemon, fresh chopped parsley. very tasty. can add olives, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i forgot to add a bit of chopped fresh summer tomato to the fish dish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sass it up with a splash of ouzo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sounds grrrrreat! Ouzo or one of its French cousins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Nacho cheese Doritos and Salsa. Oh and even though it's not a food item vodka.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Seriously,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This entire thread and no one on the pickle train?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANY vegetable pickle (outside of some of the odder (to my palate) asian pickles) will do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think the last batch (2 quarts ) of pickled onions I made barely made it into cocktails.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dill pickled carrots. Pickled brussel sprouts. Sweet gherkins. Cornichons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Slightly (2 minute) boiled carrot slices + lemon juice + sherry vinegar + cumin + olive oil + parsley + oregano + smoked paprika + garlic = crack the next day after marinading overnight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I hear the Almond/pistachio/cheese love as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cold beer in the fridge (oddly, cocktails / wine don't seem to disappear as fast!). I store mine at room temperature in the closet until I know I need to put it on ice. Or they just disappear fast after work, constantly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups disappear instantly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oddly, I inhale 2-3 red cabbages a week somehow too. I blame it on growing up in cabbage country. Sliced thin with a red onion, some neutral oil, scandalous amounts of pepper, pinch of salt, pinch of sugar, white vinegar, chopped pistachios if I'm feeling fancy. It's the perfect salty crunch and I've been eating it as long as I can remember (it's the first thing I remember my dad feeding me). I've got the misses addicted to it too. Stains like no tomorrow though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: pickledgarlic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OH MY DEAR GOD PICKLES.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dill pickles are my best friend in the summer. Those enormous ones you get in the giant jar at the diner...holy pantaloons yum. Baby dills essentially evaporate when near me so I have to kind of avoid that section of the veggie dish and eat more carrots but holy toledo dill pickles will always have my heart. I mostly fail at avoiding them, but the sick side of me sees that as a success. Oh mylanta I could go for some right now....gah. YUM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: pickledgarlic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PICKLES!!! WOW!!! ... I can not believe that I didn't think of it before!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But pickles are a good thing, right, if one is not restricted on the salt? Mine have to be bread and butter pickle chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also forgot a big one that I can't have around - Tres Toffee Cashews put out by Society Hill and found in Cafe Central in Hartsdale, NY. Expensive, but amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: anonymouse1935

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes you are right, I am not actually afraid of keeping these around. But they are hard to keep around. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Me too,I forgot! I'm with you loving pickles! ~ my dream is to make the ultimate sour pickle.I love a little garlic, red pepper flakes to make them just a bit spicy, and the spices, yes ots of spices. Maybe this summer, which reminds me. I must go grab a couple of Kirby cucumber plants today. That is what I need, right?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: chef chicklet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kirby cukes are what you need! this recipe makes me want to plant some, too: http://www.ehow.com/how_5204080_make-...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. re: pickledgarlic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i don't know if the pickle addicts will love me or hate me for this, but get yourselves some smoked, pickled okra...or a jar of plain pickled okra, and spike it with some smoked paprika and hot sauce. pickle heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SO with you on the pickled okra. I am totally addicted. Also pickled jalapenos and carrots that come in the jar together. Best sandwich companions ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wasn't really feeling the pickle addiction until you reminded me of okra pickles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Which reminds me of another - pickled asparagus. They're fantastic in Caesar salad.. if they last that long.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: shanagain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pickled green beans, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: pickledgarlic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          must try this:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          >>>>>Slightly (2 minute) boiled carrot slices + lemon juice + sherry vinegar + cumin + olive oil + parsley + oregano + smoked paprika + garlic = crack the next day after marinading overnight.""" <<<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thanks, pickled garlic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. ice cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tortilla chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nutella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          chocolate chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          m & ms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I never reach my limit with chips or ice cream. I usually end up having to crush up and throw out the tortilla chips and dump the ice cream cause I've eaten so much and still could go on!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: JanRan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            How funny, JanRan. SO with you on crushing chips in an effort to rid the temptation. Then I end up using the crushed chips as coating for fish or putting crushed potato chips in meat loaf! Yes, it tastes good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I gave up trying to ditch ice cream, it got too expensive. If I am not in a place, weight-wise, where I can eat the new and improved 48 oz. containers in two days (one for the new and improved 14 oz. containers), I don't even buy it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. hummus, i always find something to dip into it...its gone real quick!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. If there is meat in the house (deli meat, leftover chicken, a roast beef, whatever!), I put it on any bread I find in the cupboard and keep eating little "half" sandwiches all day long.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Shann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's so funny. That little half sandwich trick, yes I thought I invented that. Yes that one and the small dinner roll sammies. I love to make little sammies on soft potato rolls otr the sweet Hawiaan bread rolls. I to use the leftovers from the turkey during Holidays, or the Easter ham. Take the ham, fry it barely just enough to get the fat crunchy, slather mayo and a bit of mustard and the warm ham, between the soft rolls...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: chef chicklet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Thanksgiving turkey on my MIL's divine soft rolls with cold butter AND Hellman's and tons of salt and pepper is a much-loved Tgiving night ritual for me and my SILs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hate the duplicate posting when editing thing that pops up from time to time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *half* sandwich (a foldover) with white bread, mayo, leftover cornbread dressing and (maybe) turkey and some cran sauce. that's the best part of turkey day! i'd use the tasty little king's hawaiian rolls, but they can't hold enough dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm more of a purist, either I don't like dressing at all or I haven't hit a good one. Cranberry sauce (homemade) I like to eat with a spoon! It's also great on cheesecake for a seasonal topping variation by the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        my mom's is a very simple and moist cornbread stuffing. i think one's taste in dressing is what you grew up with. some dressings may take you away to that "wow" place, but i think we all hanker for the good home-style dressing we love from our childhood. (i'm talking about a mom who knew how to make dressing. sorry for those whose moms did not...).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everybody but me loved my mom's and love my MIL's but I just don't get the appeal. Both are bread-based, not cornbread. That may be part of it because I'm sure cornbread would taste better with poultry. I've only ever made stuffing/dressing once or twice in my whole life to tell the truth- could you share your dear mom's recipe? Might just be the incentive I need to break out of my stuffing refusal mode.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sure, i'll get around to it and post it in recipes. very easy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great, thanks! A my mom's best x recipe thread would be fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. chocolates!! chocolates!!! chocolates!!! my dear chocolates!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: thedriscolls08

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I can control my craving for chocolate except when it comes to chocolate covered pretzels, or chocolate covered almonds. That chocolate salted "mash" that's created after chewing is just too much for my tastebuds to resist I suppose.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Hot dogs, I loved hots dogs as a kid, yum! I remember as a kid going to really crappy hot bars and side stands, buy the hots dogs and getting sick. Hot dogs still make me feel bad, but YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I am so there with you! Damn Philly is the worst- as you can mix it with too many other goodies in the fridge!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. -Emerald Honey Roasted Peanuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Honey Kix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Certain kinds of chocolate - the Green & Black's peanut bar is a no-buy for me unless I can give it to my sister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Toblerone Dark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Chex Mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Lindt Intense Pear and Toffee Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Khatta Mithai
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As a teen, I would have had to put ice cream (especially Baileys and anything with graham cracker in it) and a lot of salty stuff e.g Combos, Doritos on this list, but I don't seem to care for them as much now. I think it's the worst when you're young - my parents would just buy tons of junk food, everyone in the house but me having rabbit-like metabolisms, and I'd be the one who ate it all. I don't find it hard to just not buy it, but if it's around....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: firni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds - I had to go to a meeting to get rid of that addiction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Maebo One-Ton Chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        any other Chowhounders from Hawaii know how hard it is to stop eating these? (and now that Costco has them, it's really bad when they're in the house)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I just thought of another one - it's a dirty secret, too. Cup 'Noodles, chicken flavor. Mixed with lime juice, cilantro & sriracha, it's one thing that's guaranteed to be GONE, and considering that I prefer to low-carb, it's bad, bad, bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Zapps Creole Tomato/Tabasco potato chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chocolate covered pretzels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reverse Oreos (golden outside, chocolate inside)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Berried Treasure sorbet from Ben and Jerry's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A mix of Craisins, Emerald dusted cocoa almonds and Quaker Oat Squares

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Salty and crunchy including (but not limited to):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pistachios (must be Zenobia Turkish)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cashews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Macadamia nuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Potato chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              corn chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wheat Thins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Triscuits with cream cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It was very bad when I read that nuts were good for you. A few maybe, but not the whole jar. My mother used to call me the squirrel! I love all of these things butI just don't want to have these things around. I am weak and I will eat them all!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Almonds (especially smoked or chocolate covered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Macadamia nuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grandma Utz potato chips (it's not available where I live so, when I manage to get some I have to work real hard to not finish it all within a week!)... actually, ANY Utz product!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brie cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stilton cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fudge, any flavor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Premium dark chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hummus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nutella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caramel corn of any kind (can of Poppycock, gone in 60 seconds...)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guacamole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper (my wife and I are addicted to it)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                President's Choice Decadent chocolate chip cookies (Canadian product)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                premium ice cream (Haagen Dazs, Ben and Jerry, etc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Combos (any flavor but I prefer the pretzels over the crackers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rold Gold

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: TexSquared

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have over half this grocery list in my house right NOW !!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I guess I CAN exercise some self control after all. You have good taste TexSquared ...!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I can't invite you over though because you'd probably clean me out ... LOL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'lll be right over... and I'll bring a flatbed truck to wheel me home after I'm done....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: TexSquared

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cool, we'll need the flatbed to assist us with the full skid of Häagen-Dazs. On Friday it's on sale for $1.99 a pint.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Flavor requests now accepted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. cookie dough - raw eggs or not, I can't stop eating it. I wanted to try the NY times recipe, but I know that the 24 hour rest in the fridge means I'll pop in every 30 minutes to eat some more, so it's a no-go...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Cheese and French's French Fried Onions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: rmenius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nanaimo bars, especially the capucinno ones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: vandan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bought or homemade? If homemade, recipe pls?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        definetely bought

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I'm down to only one such item, which I rarel buy: Trader Joe's sweet and spicy pecans. I can keep them in the freezer for weeks, but once that bag is open, it's game over.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. It's usually brie cheese and pickles for me. Pickles sound pretty innocuous, but I could literally eat a jar in a day if I let myself. When they're in the fridge, I have to grab one anytime I'm on the same floor as the kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've just now stopped buying chile-limon blue corn chips from Fresh and Easy because I was one step away from mainlining those suckers. I ate them for dinner one night last week. Literally just chips. I tried to talk myself into at least having a few bites of chicken so I could get some protein, but wound up opting for another handful of chips instead.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ErnieD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [good] cheese & pickles get me too. i tend not to keep really good cheese in the house - i just buy small amounts when i need it for something. (i always have light string cheese on hand, but that isn't nearly as tempting as a really good aged cheese).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        re: pickles, the worst for me is pickled okra. the only thing that keeps me from inhaling half a jar at once is the salt - i'm sodium-sensitive and if i overdo it i can literally *feel* my calves and feet start to swell. that's enough of a reason for me to exercise self control :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pickled okra has caused fights amongst my kiddos. I'm not even kidding. (I prefer to eat them slowly, one little crunchy-okra-seed-pop! at a time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: shanagain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Got to get me some of those pickled okras!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bargain brand from standard grocery & drug stores:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.talkotexas.com/products.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              extra-special and available at Whole Foods and some small gourmet markets (and the USQ Greenmarket in NYC), but FAR too pricey to inhale the jar in one sitting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://rickspicksnyc.com/pickles/smokra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Ontario?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  oh crap, i'm so sorry - forgot to check where you live. i know that not all sellers on Amazon.com ship to Canada, but maybe one of these will...?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't worry about it, figured someone in the region may have seen it somewhere as I absolutely adore okra, as my screen name says "bamia" which is the arabic word for it and I never knew it was available pickled.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The closest thing to what the posted who mentioned it above for me was eating them out of the can, which was okra in salted water with a tomato in it for slight acidity (and freshness?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you for the link!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bamia is arabic for okra?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ah, i always wondered about your screen name. what is "wruz"?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ps, tip from my brother in law, when buying frozen okra, buy the whole pods, not the cut okra. much better -- esp. more tender.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        w pronounced wa means "and"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ruz is rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Okra and Rice. Meaning the middle eastern style stewed okra with rice and vermicilli. Yum Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          okra and rice and everything nice!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i'll have to try the dish! i've been googling for a recipe, but having no luck. can you link me to a good recipe, please?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Birthday cake!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Glam Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nutella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Corn Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pudding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Doughnuts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Glam Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yup, 'cause not only is it a great dessert, it is a kickass breakfast!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Leftover Chinese food, or low-fat peanut butter (I know, weird, but I hate the full fat stuff!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jo_jo_ba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jo jo ba, your screen name cracked me up. i thought of "yo yo ma".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LOL, thanks! I'd kill for that talent too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: jo_jo_ba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  not to be confused, of course, with jar jar binks! http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/extr...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Cantaloupe. Trader Joe's sesame multigrain pretzel nuggets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Peanut butter and rye bread (seeded)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Flour tortillas, cheese and salsa--quesadillas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peanuts of any variety

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Woost2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Me too...flour tortillas. I rip off pieces and warm them (in the microwave, no less) and the next thing I know, the package is empty!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Smart Food White Cheddar Popcorn. Once the bag is opened, I will eat the whole thing! ;-D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: boyzoma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That is my SECOND favorite vending machine snack--first is Munchos--and I try to keep neither in the house for the same reason. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i never pegged you as a munchos gal. hmmmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your sista-kat has a few juicy little secrets...or should I say "had?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        >>^..^<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I can't keep black licorice in the house. Our Wegmans used to have licorice allsorts (my ALL TIME FAVORITE) in the bulk section, and when it was fresh (soft and yummy!), every now and then, I'd pick up a half pound or so "just to keep around." I'll take a handful, and put the rest away, eat the handful, and get another handful, and so on, until there's not enough left in the package to bother putting it away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll admit - I only stopped buying it when I stopped being able to get it in bulk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Now I've found Panda licorice, which at least comes in a sealed box - it's safe for a bit - until it's opened.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And now the DOG has taken a liking to licorice, so when I do have it, I can't even enjoy it in peace anymore!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Krislady

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My mother is just like you on the licorice. There is an adorable tea/coffee shop here in down town Anchorage, AK called Kobuk Coffee co. that carries delicious soft button black licorice. I don't usually care for black licorice myself but I actually love the soft button kind. My sister and I always buy our Mom small bags when we visit Kobuk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.kobukcoffee.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They also have the most amazing tea if you ever happen to visit AK. I am in love with Samovar tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Chocolate anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chocolate + peanut butter candy of any sort is on borrowed time as soon as it enters the front door. I have to buy these in single servings when I am really craving them because I'd rather not deal with the consequences of reckless candy-snarfing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jennc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kettle chips. Any kind. Vinegar and salt, jalapeno, regular... it doesn't matter. Just hang the bag from my chin like a feed bag. Regular potato chips and Doritos hold the honorable mention spot. Snyder's of Hanover Jalapeno Pretzel Pieces. Entemann's coffee cake; can eat half at a sitting with a pot of coffee and call it dinner. And I don't like donuts with the exception of Entemann's chocolate covered donuts.My preference is to refrigerate them so the chocolate gets hardened. Again: half a box can go in a sitting. Nuts (except for peanuts) and seeds, although I don't feel *quite* as guilty for gorging on those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Just noticed this weekend that Herr's makes regular rippled potato chips and "fine-cut" rippled potato chips. Now there's a company with a heart!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ooh, fine cut? maybe you're in a test market, because i don't see them on their website (unless i'm looking in the wrong spot). http://www.herrs.com/Products/Product...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          what are "snack friez"? http://www.herrs.com/Products/SnackFr...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and i thought doritos gave me problems!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~~~~~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          look here: holiday chocolate pretzels from herr's: http://www.herrs.com/WhatsNew.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and chocolate drizzled caramel corn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          again, jaggery tart, i must reiterate: you are EVIL indeed! now i have to go out and get this herr's stuff!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe - they were just with all the other bags, I was afraid to buy both! Either, actually.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Fran's Gold Bites. I even slice them to ration, but will not hesitate to open a second (or third) if they are around. And, I'm not a chocoholic. I think it's just the combo of caramel and almonds (with a bit of chocolate) that does me in.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Potato chips and Lawson's chip dip (it's a NE OH thing). If Lawson's isn't available, then Helluvagood is next best thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Girl Scout Cookies: thin mints and those PB ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any kind of chocolate, esp Lindt balls (the black wrapper) and Baci. My husband has to hide them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Marshmallow Fluff! Simply cannot stop myself from sitting watching TV with a jar of the stuff and a spoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, Lay's Sour Cream and Onion potato chips--will go through entire bag before I realize it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ellenost

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Need to update: tootsie rolls and Charleston Chew (especially the mini kind).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. butter, bread, peanut butter filled pretzels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I can't keep those cheap frozen burritos in my house as I get cravings for them and you can buy a lot of them for a little money. They take less than a minute to heat in the microwave if you thawed them in the fridge that they offer almost instant gratification but have all the bad calories in them! Also, frozen spring rolls (the kind that get the flaky crispy texture on the outside) that you cook in the oven. I usually eat them the first day I buy them even though I say I am not going to!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Trader Joe's chocolate-coated chocolate chip Dunkers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. --BBQ Chips from TJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Homemade baked goods.. "better than crack brownies" & the pb chocolate cake from Smitten Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Vegan Baked Goods from The Chicago Diner (available from WHF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --nutella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --candied pecans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --caramel corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --chocolate covered pretzels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Doritos, potato chips, smokehouse almonds, peanut butter cookies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. pistachios, sour patch kids, pepperoni--I'll stand there with the fridge open and make just a few slices....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Pretty much anything that tastes good or that is bad for you. Whereas the tofu and broccoli seems to be pretty easy to ignore. Along with carrots or anything else in the veggie bin. I guess if I had to chose one thing that I can't stop eating it would be really great dry sharp cheddar sitting atop a thin layer of fig jam atop a good cracker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Just Visiting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You've never had my pan roasted broccoli. My husband and I end up eating it all out of the pan before dinner comes, which thrills my daughter who hates broccoli.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. PB for sure (in line with pretty much everyone else)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jake's Bakehouse Whole Wheat Bread (When combined with the above, very dangerous)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Weirdest one for sure is shredded chicken. If I shred chicken to freeze for lunches and don't get around to freezing it, it disappears from my fridge with surprising rapidity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Kettle Chips, Dirty Potato Chips, roasted salted cashews, peanut butter, bacon, avocado, roquefort, sharp aged cheddar, jelly donuts, high fat granola, leftover pasta of any kind (fried in a pan the next day is killer), leftover fried chicken cutlets, salami, cream cheese. I can't say that I never have these things in the house- on the contrary, I almost always have some of them. The problem is that I eat several servings of them at a time, or, if it's a one-time leftover food, such as fried spaghetti or chicken cutlets, I'll have it on the brain overnight until I finally conquer it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: vvvindaloo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pringles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fritos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Peanut M and M's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reese's Piece or peanut butter cups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  any potato chips, if there's sour cream in the house (dip, dip dip!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poppy cock (G-d help me- that's DANGEROUS!!!!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Snickers, Payday... (anything with nuts)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Miri1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my dad adored poppycock!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I will down a bag of poppycock in about.... ohhh 5 min.!! Especially the cashew variety!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kubasd23

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have you tried it lately? it seems to have suffered form new-food-technologism (maybe HFCS or some other formula changes?).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sorry, I just saw this!! No, it's been a while.... Probably a good thing, haha. That's pretty sad, though. Why do they have to go and ruin everything! I think my scale will thank them for it though :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dark chocolate in any form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  biggest problem of all: fresh grapes!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: loveballet101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I don't buy peanut butter--just do not buy. And dogs love peanut butter, so as soon as I remind myself of my family dog noshing on pb--usually it smells, then I get disgusted and do not have trouble avoiding it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also it appears you might be a ballerina.. and I think the 'fresh grape' problem is a ballerina thing because I have to keep them in the freezer otherwise I eat them at once and my stomach kills for hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bad news: Frozen grapes are like minipopsicles of heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: youngnsassy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        frozen blueberries are the same!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. wavy lays potato chips i may've mentioned.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my newest thing is the trader joe's sesame thin wafers. i think they're made by "sesmark" which sells them in regular grocery stores at double the price. there is a plain one and one with flaxseed, and they're both really good just to munch or with cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. RANCH DRESSING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mayonnaise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vegannaise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      feta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sabra hummus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. coconuts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I live on an island where fresh young coconuts sell for 25 cents, free if you can be bothered picking one off the ground and trying to dehusk it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can drink 5 a day if they are in my fridge, instead I walk to the market and by them each day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I should mention that I also break them open and scoop the flesh out...mmm sooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. cookies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Olive oil kettle chips from Trader Joe's - seriously addictive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pistachio and cashew nuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nutella - I skip the bread and eat the stuff out of the jar with spoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aldi hazelnut and dark chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Starbucks bottled frapps