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May 11, 2010 10:47 AM

What's your guilty pleasure?

What do you reach for when you're not looking for "foodie" food, but rather something either pre=packaged (GASP!) or really quick to throw together, that you would never admit to eating in the light of day? :-)

One of mine is a can of Worthington vegetarian chili, eaten cold right out of the can. Or if I'm feeling ambitious, heated with cheese on top. White bread with a slice of American cheese, sometimes with a pickle. Wavu Lays potato chips with sour cream and onion dip. Leftover fish sticks from the day before, eaten cold in front of the fridge.

What's yours?

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  1. A big dollop of chunky peanut butter on top of a Hershey's Miniature or Nuggett in one bite!

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    1. re: Weavo

      Oh no- you mean that when I sit down in front of the tube tonight with my pretzel rods in one hand and jar of peanut butter in the other I should feel shame? I guess I'll also confess that I've done the same thing with the chocolate too. And mixed handfuls of roasted peanuts with plain M&Ms, which somehow tastes better than peanut M&Ms.

    2. Chowhounds have MANY! it's always fun to revisit these topics :) my personal favorite is just to attack the jar of almond butter, PB or tahini with a spoon. even better if i happen to have some dark chocolate chips on hand to sprinkle in there! (clearly Weavo and i are on the same wavelength...)

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Sometiems I get out the jar of marshmallow creme/fluff and go at it with a spoon... and sometimes I'll drizzle the spoon with chocolate syrup. Messy good! :) Or a can of French's fried onions, right out of the can. Standing in front of the cupboard, of course.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Campbell's condensed cream of mushroom soup. Undiluted, either heated or straight from the can.

          Overcooked pasta with butter, salt and pepper (or steamed rice with butter, salt and pepper).

          Melted chocolate mixed with peanut butter and spread on crackers.

          Kraft dinner, eaten straight out of the pot in front of cheezy TV, with a can of coke.

          1. re: amokscience

            YES. I don't really feel guilty about it though. :)

            1. re: Aravisea

              Indomie ramen. I don't know how they get that much salt and fat into one little block of noodles. . . :-P

            2. re: amokscience

              ...mushed up in a bowl eaten with a spoon. Same goes for original Chips Ahoy! (NOT CHEWY). A combination of oreo and ch. chip is also good. If you want to get really gross add pudding/whipped cream.

            3. 6 full size peanut butter cups & a glass of milk or more than one piece of cheesecake at a time...and always in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping!

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              1. Cheez whiz on my homemade cheese steaks!

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                1. re: howchow

                  That's not a guilty pleasure, that's tradition!