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mattstolz Oct 18, 2011 03:03 PM

Hi. My name is mattstolz and I'm addicted to cinnamon.

i find myself putting it on and mixing it into almost everything i made lately. It is becoming a (very delicious) problem. only because I have to buy cinnamon so often.

anyone else care to share?

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    LongIslandChef May 22, 2012 03:37 PM

    Hello, my name is LongIslandChef and I'm addicted to Haribo Gold Bears. Other gummi bears just won't do, has to be these. I've been addicted for at least 25 years and see no way of stopping. Wait, do I really want to stop? Well, at least I admitted it, thats the first step to healing ;-)
    I also have to separate the colors first, but that's more of a neurosis than an addiction lol

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      sandylc May 21, 2012 08:00 PM

      Popcorn, black tea, red wine, eggs, freshly picked strawberries...I'll come up with more later.

      1. PHREDDY May 21, 2012 06:01 AM

        Hi, my name is Phreddy and I am addicted to roasted or grilled portabello mushrooms, with balsamic reduction on top!!!

        (that is this weeks addition, will update you next week!)

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          blevi May 21, 2012 01:08 PM

          Hi food addicts! I'm producing a fun documentary about people crazed about a particular food for a major cable network. If any of you have obsessions with food that impact your life or claim to be the queen or king of a food obsession, write to me! blevi@20west.tv

          Thanks!

        2. iL Divo May 18, 2012 02:04 PM

          Last week I bought Saigon Roasted Cinnamon at Granville Island in Vancouver. Can not wait to use it in 'something?'.....................Mattstolz, have you tried it?

          Ok so my name denotes who I am and I'm addicted to dark chocolate and Good N Plenty candy.

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            GraceW May 18, 2012 07:52 PM

            I wonder if there is a connection between cinnamon & licorice addicts. I am addicted to both also. If you like Good N Plenty you should try licorice Altoids and also Licorettes. Both I found at World Market... and they provide the licorice taste without as much sugar.

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              Emme May 18, 2012 08:14 PM

              to buck your theory, i LOVE cinnamon, but not a big licorice fan. it's okay, but never something i crave. i won't eat plain black licorice, but will tolerate it occasionally in Good 'n' Plenty where the licorice flavor is mitigated by the sweet candy shell.

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                gaffk May 19, 2012 04:57 PM

                I'm with Emme. I love cinnamon, but cannot stand licorice

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                iL Divo May 20, 2012 04:06 PM

                thanks Grace, very kind of you.
                I've not tried either mentioned, not heard that Altoids had licorice flavor and never heard of licorettes. I need new cushions for outside furniture so when we check out those at WM we'll check 'em out.

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              monsterkookies May 2, 2012 05:04 PM

              Hi, my name is Kimberly and I'm addicted to roasted garlic.

              ...Good thing I have a fairly understanding and supporting fiance. Not sure if I could find anyone else with this garlic breath. XD

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                mattstolz May 4, 2012 12:25 PM

                I. FREAKING. LOVE. ROASTED. GARLIC.

                its actually the main reason i love roasting chickens. will always throw a couple heads of garlic in the oven with it as it cooks.

                1. re: mattstolz
                  biondanonima May 18, 2012 01:27 PM

                  Put your Costco membership to use and buy one of those 3 lb tubs of pre-peeled garlic. Dump all of it (trim the ends if you like) into a high-sided saucepan and pour in enough oil to cover. Cook on the stovetop over lowish heat until soft and caramelized. Strain the oil and use in salad dressings, etc., and just eat the cloves like candy. You can freeze them, too.

              2. Marusik Apr 16, 2012 04:36 PM

                Hi, my name is Marusik and I'm addicted to hot oatmeal (old-fashioned, not cooked. I add boiling water and let it sit for 5 min)!

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                  GraceW Apr 16, 2012 07:32 PM

                  That's better than the period of time I was addicted to it dry... odd, I know.

                2. Tangerina Apr 13, 2012 09:13 PM

                  Hi, my name is Tangerina and I am addicted to cashews.

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                    RelishPDX Apr 4, 2012 09:57 PM

                    Hi, I'm Relish and I'm addicted to grapefruit and canned kadota figs. Yup, the same figs scorned by many on buffet tables 'round the world.

                    Grapefruits—white, red, pink, you name it. I could eat four or five a day and not tire of them. This addiction became known to me when I first began visiting a friend in Phoenix who'd bought a house in a development where a white grapefruit grove had once stood. The builders left three trees on each plot. A freshly picked ripe white grapefruit in the middle of February is actually sweet, not bitter and acidic.

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                      linguafood Apr 16, 2012 10:31 PM

                      Grapefruit is my favorite citrus, too. I eat half a grapefruit (ruby reds, mostly) every day for breakfast.

                      Love it in salads with fennel & blue cheese or feta.

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                      HungryPixie Feb 21, 2012 02:40 PM

                      hi, my name is hungryPixie and i'm addicted to ...
                      sriracha
                      avocados
                      raw cold packed honey from farmers market
                      kale
                      and i could eat tuna tataki ( made really well ) every. single. day. ( if i could afford to )
                      i do eat the rest of my list pretty much every day, i could probably even find a way to combine them all in a recipe lol

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                        shannaclark Feb 19, 2012 05:22 PM

                        Hi, my name is Shanna and I'm addicted to Thai curries. Especially those from Tom Yum Koong (Medford, Arlington, and Newton). Especially the Panang....and green curry...*sigh* and avocado curry...oh GOD! they're all good...

                        I need to eat one weekly. At least. It's a problem. But they're just so delicious...!!!

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                          ette Feb 10, 2012 08:32 AM

                          My name is ette, and I'm addicted to Encona West Indian Original Hot Pepper Sauce

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                            swanfrench Feb 10, 2012 07:14 AM

                            Hi, my name is swan, and im addicted to pho... i think about it every day and night.. while i am eating it, i am already thinking about my next fix..

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                              vestalis Feb 8, 2012 12:40 PM

                              Hi, my name is vestalis and I'm addicted to pickle soup. I have to make it on a weekly basis now and stop myself from eating the whole pot.

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                                shannaclark Feb 19, 2012 05:22 PM

                                Pickle soup?! Whoa! Can you post a recipe?

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                                kristina_kim Jan 30, 2012 02:37 AM

                                Hi my name is kris and i'm addicted to nutella.

                                I grew up in Canada so I always enjoyed this wonderful spread.

                                When I moved to the states it was a pain to find until recent years. My friends didn't believe me when I said how great it was until they tried it themselves.

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                                  hawkeyeui93 Feb 10, 2012 07:00 AM

                                  I used to bring Nutella back from Europe in the early-1990's for my mother, who fell in love with it after trying it the first time I brought it back for her to try.

                                2. Munkipawse Jan 29, 2012 08:31 PM

                                  Hi. My name is Munkipawse and I am addicted to pan fried soft corn tortillas served with lettuce, onions, pico, cheese, sour cream and tabasco (no meat and heavily salted). I've been known to polish an entire bag of 10 count Aztec tortillas by myself. (as she silently hangs her head in shame admitting this to others... )

                                  1. kubasd Jan 29, 2012 02:11 PM

                                    My name is Debra and I'm addicted to Blueberry Acai Fage yogurt. Also the Birdseye Asian Medley frozen vegetables. Odd addictions for me, but they are so easy and so tasty. I have to buy about 15 of each every time I go to the store.

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                                      MysticYoYo Jan 29, 2012 08:16 PM

                                      My name is Mystic and I'm addicted to eggs. Over easy, scrambled, poached, omelet, egg salad, it's all good, baby.

                                      I also adore mayo. My preferred fix is Kraft but I will settle for Hellman's. Blue Plate brand will do in an emergency. Dukes? A total disappointment; it's too oily (couldn't even eat it and ended up conditioning my hair with it). Supermarket brands are out of the question.

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                                        shannaclark Feb 19, 2012 05:23 PM

                                        Mayo is gross. But eggs are amazing....I've been obsessing about achieving the perfect over easy for months...

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                                          jvanderh Feb 19, 2012 05:41 PM

                                          Try sunny side up, but put a little water in the pan and cover at the end of cooking to cook the whites on the top.

                                    2. Steve Green Jan 29, 2012 11:33 AM

                                      I have many food weaknesses, but cheese is by far #1. Roquefort, aged Gouda, old Cheddar, you name it. Straight from the connection, er, store. That's not even getting into the cheese-based dishes I love.

                                      For some reason, I seem to be getting hungry......

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                                        Kellz Jan 29, 2012 07:05 AM

                                        Definitely have to go with sour cream! I put it on just about anything! Perhaps being Polish has something to do with it!

                                        1. mattstolz Jan 21, 2012 11:58 AM

                                          OK so my most recent addiction is definitely Shrimp n Cheesy Grits. i cant get enough!

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                                            liveloveat34 Oct 25, 2011 09:15 AM

                                            i'm addicted to all kinds and variations of seafood. especially:
                                            dungeness crab, lobster, sashimi anything
                                            uni!
                                            all game meats
                                            offal
                                            kimchi
                                            wasabi
                                            cheezits :-)

                                            1. DiningDiva Oct 24, 2011 12:30 PM

                                              Hi, my name is DiningDiva and I'm addicted to Mexican food...to the point where I have actively pursued learning and eating about it all over Mexico and with famous and not so famous chefs and tearchers.

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                                                mattstolz Oct 24, 2011 06:07 PM

                                                does this list happen to include my favorite chef of all time, Rick Bayless?

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                                                  DiningDiva Oct 24, 2011 10:15 PM

                                                  Yep, sure does. Cooked with him last month in Veracruz.

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                                                    kattyeyes Oct 25, 2011 04:49 AM

                                                    EXTREMELY cool--lucky lady!

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                                                      mattstolz Oct 25, 2011 06:22 AM

                                                      what katty said!!

                                                      any tips you picked up that youd like to share with the rest of us?? how is he in person?? i am extremely jealous.

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                                                        DiningDiva Oct 25, 2011 09:36 AM

                                                        I actually first met him about 12 years ago at a book signing for Mexico: One Plate at a Time when if first came out and have cooked a few times with him since then. There has been a change in him since winning Top Chef Masters and the meteoric rise to really famous celebrity chef. When I first met him he was very open, warm and charming. He is still that way but much more reserved about it. He's had to learn to protect himself from everyone that wants a part of him. The down side of fame. What you see on TV is pretty much the way he is in real life. He's basically a pretty nice guy and very gracious.

                                                        He is an amazing teacher and his passion for Mexican cuisine is contagious. He mentioned that the food stalls in the centeral mercado in Veracruz served his favorite taco - a chile relleno taco - so when we got back to Veracruz 3 of my friends and I all went to try it. Not my favorite, but fun and really delicious. He shares his information and techniques willingly and openly.

                                                        What I've really notice in the last few years is that his food is much more personal and his interpretations of Mexican cuisine rather than faithful replications of the traditional food. At first I was a little put out by this, but then I realized this was really the most logical direction for his cooking to go in as it represents some personal growth within his cooking, plus I think winning Top Chef gave him enough freedom to try new things

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                                                          mattstolz Oct 25, 2011 10:21 AM

                                                          i just became even more jealous that you actually know him well enough to explain all that. i would love a chance to cook with him or talk to him about mexican cuisine!

                                                2. Seeker19104 Oct 23, 2011 12:11 PM

                                                  My name is Carol and I'm addicted to Ritz crackers.

                                                  My twenty-nine-year-old daughter has never seen me eat a Ritz cracker as I realized my addiction before she was born. When I bought them, I would eat the whole box.

                                                  So I take it one day at a time and do not buy them.

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                                                    Robinez Oct 23, 2011 03:35 PM

                                                    You should be commended for your resolve to not allow your child to see you struggle with this addiction.. :)

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                                                      mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 03:44 PM

                                                      should be commended just for being able to avoid buying ritz crackers for 29 years!!!

                                                  2. Vetter Oct 23, 2011 12:06 PM

                                                    My name is Vetter and I'm addicted to hopped hard cider. Good thing it's hard to get!

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                                                      RedTop Oct 23, 2011 07:25 AM

                                                      Hi, my name is RedTop and I'm addicted to potato chips (non flavored).

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                                                        janetmweiss Oct 22, 2011 04:16 PM

                                                        Hi, my name is janetmweiss and I'm addicted to bubble tea and noodles. At the moment, I'm really craving pad see ew, but any noodle dish from any culinary tradition is my weak spot (I'm all right on the bubble for now, since I just had one earlier this afternoon).

                                                        1. RUK Oct 22, 2011 02:30 PM

                                                          I really had to think about that one, and I would have to say Onions! Any kind of Onion!! My favorite sandwich as a kid was a slice of really fresh Rye bread or still warm "Kastenbrot" with Butter and Apples and raw Onions sliced on top. Nowadays I usually stick to nicely browned Onions or red Onions raw in Salads. Hmm, have to make some Liver and Onions.....

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                                                            jtlancaster Oct 22, 2011 02:53 AM

                                                            Hi. My name is Jeff and I'm addicted to salty beer pretzels and chocolate ice cream. Together.

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                                                              mattstolz Oct 22, 2011 05:27 AM

                                                              ever have ben and jerrys chubby hubby?

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                                                                linguafood Oct 22, 2011 08:06 AM

                                                                omg. i'm usually pretty good at holding back with ice cream.... it's my man who's the big ice cream eater in the family. but i got that chubby hubby and.... well, let's just say we're NOT buying that again.

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                                                                  shannaclark Feb 19, 2012 05:28 PM

                                                                  Chubby Hubby, in my opinion, is the best ice cream on the planet. No contest, really. Which is why I'm with you...I can only buy it, like, once a year...a pint of that sh*t renders me completely powerless....!

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                                                                  jtlancaster Oct 22, 2011 10:40 AM

                                                                  Yes I have. I think I have tried every ice cream on the planet (an addiction, remember?). When I do B&J, I usually do Wavy Gravy or Everything But The... (in our house we call it simply EBT). All good, all wonderful, but there's just something about quality ice cream and quality pretzels. Breyer's Philadelphia-style (no eggs) chocolate ice cream and locally, fresh-made pretzels--I live in Lancaster County, PA, where most of the best pretzels are made daily--are a treat beyond belief.

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                                                                    gaffk Oct 22, 2011 11:59 AM

                                                                    Must be a SE PA thing. I was raised using pretzels to eat my ice cream rather than a spoon. I can't say it's still an addiction, but my 82 yo mom is still addicted (so it can't be bad for your health ;)

                                                                    Have you had the pretzel cones at the ice cream shop on Lititz's main street? I just discovered that last month and must say it was quite tasty.

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                                                                      mattstolz Oct 22, 2011 12:54 PM

                                                                      eating ice cream with a pretzel....why have i never tried that before?

                                                                      thats definitely happening very soon.

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                                                                        goodhealthgourmet Oct 22, 2011 01:37 PM

                                                                        try it with chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter ice cream.

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                                                                        jtlancaster Oct 22, 2011 01:43 PM

                                                                        I first learned this treat in the late '70's on Martha's Vineyard. There were ice cream shops in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown and Vineyard Haven that used to (maybe still do) compete with each other for more and more creative flavors. The one in Vineyard Haven had a flavor they called Beer-pretzel dark chocolate. It was so insane, the combination of sourdough pretzel, salt, chocolate, cream, and sugar that you just couldn't eat just one. Or two. Or Ten. I've been on a mission to find the that flavor ever since. Now, the best I can do is Wege (pronounced wig'-gie) of Hanover broken pretzel pieces and Breyer's Chocolate Ice cream.
                                                                        All I can say, is... OMG!!!!!

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                                                                          gaffk Oct 22, 2011 03:20 PM

                                                                          I'm telling ya', get to Lititz (it's in your back yard) and get the dark chocolate ice cream in a pretzel cone. If you like, you can even stop at Sturgiss Pretzels down the street and augment the cone with your own beer pretzels ;)

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                                                                        shannaclark Feb 19, 2012 05:29 PM

                                                                        Do they still make Wavy Gravy? I haven't seen that flavor in years...so good...

                                                                  2. mariacarmen Oct 21, 2011 05:38 PM

                                                                    Hi, my name is mariacarmen, and my addictions are multifold and insidious, as they do not manifest every day at every meal. but they have their dark hold on me. oh yes. they do.

                                                                    kimchi
                                                                    stinky cheese
                                                                    fried potatoes
                                                                    jalepeno potato chips
                                                                    brunschweiger
                                                                    salmon schmear
                                                                    mayo
                                                                    eggs
                                                                    tacos
                                                                    yellowtail
                                                                    ankimo

                                                                    is this really addiction, or is this just "dinner"?

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                                                                      EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 09:54 PM

                                                                      mariacarmen, I like the way you think. :-)

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                                                                      Mothership Oct 21, 2011 05:38 PM

                                                                      My name is Mothership and I am addicted to edamame - hot and steamy and sprinkled with salt. I could pick away at a bowl of it all day long.

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                                                                        EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 09:53 PM

                                                                        Oh me too

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                                                                        filetofish Oct 21, 2011 05:19 PM

                                                                        Hi, I'm Mark. I am addicted to chicken fried steak. It's rarely available here in Mass so I must travel around every year to eat it.

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                                                                          TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 06:01 PM

                                                                          I was born and raised in the south...LOVE chicken fried steak. In fact, I love all southern food pretty much with the exception of okra, which I just can't stand for the sliminess. I'm not a huge fan of country gravy on biscuits either...it's like wallpaper paste, but I've certainly eaten my share of it. There are places in NY that make it but it's even worse than it is in the south LOL. Mostly though...Italian food, sushi, and the fried whole belly Ipswich clams I mentioned earlier. I always like a good hot dog, but I wouldn't say addicted. I used to be addicted to tuna salad, but I have to make it. I've never liked anyone else's. It's the k.i.s.s. theory for tuna salad: keep it simple, stupid. solid white tuna, Hellman's or a better mayo, small diced celery, small amount of very small diced onion, a squirt of lemon, some pepper. That's it. When I worked in a greasy spoon, the owner used to have me grate white bread into very minuscule particles and add that to it. His motivation was stretching the tuna salad (not nice), but I have to say that it definitely DOES impart a nice 'blandness' if you can imagine blandness being an attribute. In the case of tuna I think it is, so I always grate a very small amount of white bread into it because everyone we know loves it when I do. Simple as it is, once you start tossing in pickle relish and all that nonsense, or vinegar, you lose me.

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                                                                            EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 09:53 PM

                                                                            Oh shoot, me too, and in the most absurd way possible. Every Wednesday the cafeteria at the hospital where I work has cute prefab little chicken fried steaks for breakfast, with sausage gravy that runs the gamut from completely fabulous to gross, floury, and sodium-free. but the CFS is always a yummy little thing. I usually skip lunch on those days because the CFS is better than anything else on the menu for that day. I'm seeing now that I have more than a couple of addictions.

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                                                                            TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 03:04 PM

                                                                            My name is Rick, and I'm addicted to fried Ipswich whole belly clams. Fortunately, I do NOT live in coastal New England, and couldn't afford to eat them very often if I did, or my cholesterol and triglycerides would look like a pinball machine score.

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                                                                              EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 04:22 PM

                                                                              Wow, I could really get into that, too. Good thing I live in Arizona, I guess.

                                                                            2. diablo Oct 21, 2011 03:04 PM

                                                                              Hi, my name is diablo and I'm addicted to anything tomato related. Tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato tomatoes. If it involves tomatoes, I'm in. I've noticed the juice is especially good with some vodka mixed in ;)

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                                                                                mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 03:30 PM

                                                                                i find myself taking romas, slicing them, putting them cut side up and covering in salt, pepper, garlic, and parm, and tossing them under the broiler for a few seconds just because im bored and have them there. its such a delicious snack!!

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                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 04:36 PM

                                                                                  salt *and* parm? clearly you don't have a show coming up soon. hello, water retention ;)

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                                                                                    mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 05:46 PM

                                                                                    its all about loading salt until the last couple days!!

                                                                                    homeostasis rocks sometimes

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                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 06:09 PM

                                                                                      ah, youth ;) enjoy the ride kiddo, it often gets trickier with age.

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                                                                                        EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 09:48 PM

                                                                                        LOL, GHG

                                                                              2. chezko Oct 21, 2011 02:51 PM

                                                                                Hi, I am Chezko and I'm addicted to PHO.

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                                                                                  TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 03:05 PM

                                                                                  yah, mon...love me some pho.

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                                                                                  davidwmanley Oct 21, 2011 02:05 PM

                                                                                  Hi, m name is David and I'm addicted to pickles.

                                                                                  1. Emme Oct 21, 2011 01:02 PM

                                                                                    Hi, my name is Emme, and I'm addicted to hearts of palm. i eat them basically daily. love.
                                                                                    runners up included: coarse sea salt, sweet grape tomatoes, vanilla, browned butter, and fresh thyme.

                                                                                    years ago, it would hands down have been ketchup. but allergies nixed that addiction. sigh.

                                                                                    1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 01:01 PM

                                                                                      well i *was* battling a severe addiction to roasted in-shell pumpkin seeds, so i stopped buying them...no 12 steps required, problem solved in 1.

                                                                                      but my addictions to cinnamon, coffee, dark chocolate, mustard, smoked paprika, nuts/nut butters, and all things goat's milk are still going strong.

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                                                                                        mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:23 AM

                                                                                        GHG have you gotten your hands on goats milk ice cream?

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                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet Oct 23, 2011 10:44 AM

                                                                                          sure have! i love Laloo's Black Mission Fig, but i could do without all that sugar and the exorbitant price tag. personally i'd just like some *plain* lightly sweetened goaty goodness. now that i'm back in NY i need to get my butt to Victory Garden for some goat's milk soft serve...

                                                                                      2. jw615 Oct 21, 2011 11:07 AM

                                                                                        I'm on steroids for an asthma flare and am currently totally addicted to cheesy grits. With a dash of Frank's red hot.

                                                                                        I had them for breakfast and lunch today. Don't tell anyone.

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                                                                                          mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 12:58 PM

                                                                                          but thats the beauty of grits. eating them is totally justified at ALL times of the day!

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                                                                                            jw615 Oct 21, 2011 04:28 PM

                                                                                            Which is good...because I just had the same thing for dinner. And I realized that I had them last night for dinner too.

                                                                                            I have got to get off this medicine. I'm going to run out of grits. I suppose it's better than wanting something expensive for every meal though...

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                                                                                              mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 05:46 PM

                                                                                              theres really something to be said for your consistency here.

                                                                                              and i agree. ya chose a nice, dirt cheap but totally delicious obsession. like my obsession with oats!

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                                                                                            invinotheresverde Oct 21, 2011 01:30 PM

                                                                                            Oh, now I want those grits. Yum.

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                                                                                              TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 03:06 PM

                                                                                              Ooooo, yeah. Grits with cheddar. Hold the Frank's though. I'll use my Sriracha (cock sauce)

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                                                                                              albertabound Oct 21, 2011 08:48 AM

                                                                                              Hi. My name is albertabound and I am addicted to poutine, chocolate, cheese (of any kind), raw/smoked salmon, and jerk chicken.
                                                                                              I know that three out those five things are bad for me, but I just can't seem to bring myself to stop. Just last night I found myself facing the choice between a real dinner and poutine, and the poutine (shamefully) won out. This was after already having a large sampling of different cheeses.
                                                                                              This is a sickness, and I need help.

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                                                                                                JEN10 Oct 21, 2011 09:58 AM

                                                                                                Get into a group quick, before it all takes you down. Maybe start by kicking just one of those delicious nasty habits, then go from there.

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                                                                                                  mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 01:06 PM

                                                                                                  i could actually make arguements for the healthful qualities of chocolate (antioxidant power!), salmon (omega 3s to the rescue!), jerk chicken (its chicken... cmon!), and several types of cheese (high in protein, and some arent too bad fat wise) . so really ya just got like... one and a half bad ones.

                                                                                                  unfortunately i just cant think of any redeeming qualities for poutine, sorry.... unless of course you count the benefits for the heart (emotions wise, the coronary arteries might say different)

                                                                                                  1. re: albertabound
                                                                                                    Ikkeikea Oct 21, 2011 01:45 PM

                                                                                                    If that is wrong, I don't wanna be right. I am DYING to try poutine and I love cheese. Ok, I'm an enabler.

                                                                                                  2. trolley Oct 21, 2011 07:24 AM

                                                                                                    hi my name is trolley and i'm addicted to kimchi. i can go days without it but once i open that jar there's no end. i can go thru an entire jar if i didn't stop myself. it's a horrible addiction and i think i need to calm down a bit.

                                                                                                    i'm also addicted to anything else that's fermented and cultured like live sauerkraut. i can eat it out of the jar and usually have regrets later on.

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                                                                                                    1. re: trolley
                                                                                                      mariacarmen Oct 21, 2011 05:35 PM

                                                                                                      there, found one. i don't have it every day, but it's a new-found addiction. i think about it all the time, i think about the smell of it, the crunch.... the heat, the tang, the sweetness..... i do love it straight out of the jar, or mixed into rice, or cooked down with chicken or pork, or topping a hot dog, or over scrambled eggs (tomorrow morning, methinks) or in A TACO - the other, more REAL addiction.

                                                                                                      1. re: mariacarmen
                                                                                                        trolley Oct 21, 2011 10:24 PM

                                                                                                        i know. i understand mariacarmen. mmmm in a TACO! with BULGOGI! i have a short cut. i get pre-made bulgogi from trader joe's. i dump it in a bowl and toss more sugar and soy sauce. grill it on my gas grill and add kimchi. i can eat this ALL DAY!

                                                                                                        hot rice and spicy crunch of the cabbage of the white part....see it's an addiction. i'll have to try the hot dog. that sounds sublime!

                                                                                                        1. re: trolley
                                                                                                          JEN10 Oct 22, 2011 05:12 PM

                                                                                                          I am interested in this, I think I could become addicted to Kimchi. What brand do you suggest I start out with. I like the sound of it mixed with the rice. What do you mean by cooked down with pork?

                                                                                                          1. re: JEN10
                                                                                                            mattstolz Oct 22, 2011 05:26 PM

                                                                                                            beware. this addiction is extremely real. once you start using kimchi, its very hard to replace.

                                                                                                            1. re: JEN10
                                                                                                              trolley Oct 22, 2011 07:41 PM

                                                                                                              JEN10 beware...i see that you're located in Boulder. What coincidence. I happen to be visiting Boulder right now. we went to the sad football game today and MY your farmers market is beautiful!

                                                                                                              anyway, i suggest buying kimchi at maybe Whole Foods or perhaps somewhere like Alflafa's. they may keep it next to the cultured pickles. I don't know what brand to suggest since i'm not at home and i got mine at the Japanese store. From my observations there's not a Asian market or a Korean one in Boulder or is there?

                                                                                                              1. re: JEN10
                                                                                                                mariacarmen Oct 24, 2011 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                i don't have a brand for you either, since i'm lucky enough to have two places near me that sell home-made (mom & pop places)....

                                                                                                                cooked down with pork - i took a pork shoulder, chopped it up, marinated with kimchi and other things (chili sauce, fish sauce, garlic, etc.), then let the whole thing cook in a roasting pan covered with foil for 3-5 hours, low heat (300 degrees). the kimchi disappears but gives amazing flavor, and then you can add in raw kimchi again when serving. you can also do this with a whole roast shoulder, without cutting it up. i've also done it in a pan with b/s chicken thighs - in a pan the kimchi retains its integrity better.

                                                                                                                and i DID have it in a taco this weekend - charred tortilla, couple of crispy bacon slices, poached egg, and kimchi over the top. heaven.

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                                                                                                          Robinez Oct 20, 2011 09:11 PM

                                                                                                          Hi, I am Robin and I am addicted to Atheno's cracked black pepper feta cheese. I eat it like candy. Nothing to accompany it. Just cracked black pepper feta cheese.

                                                                                                          I eat it instead of popcorn when watching a movie.

                                                                                                          If there is a new container in the fridge it calls to me in a voice that sounds really good.

                                                                                                          I live in a small town and there have been times when the store didn't have my black peppercorn feta cheese.....You know you are addicted when you immediately phone a store 10 miles out of your way to see if they have it..because you just have to have it..

                                                                                                          1. EWSflash Oct 20, 2011 08:17 PM

                                                                                                            Hi. I'm Eileen, and I'm addicted to mac & cheese. I always have been, just so you don't think I'm a camp follower or a dilettante. I used to buy the Kraft Mac & cheese when it was $ .19 per box back in the early '70s. I learned to make it from scratch in several ways, from a bechamel with shredded multiple cheeses added to a bunch of gorgonzola crumbled over cooked pasta and microwaved to the melting point and stirred up. I love most of it. Maybe all of it. A lot of Catholics (I am one) I know ended up hating the vegetarian Friday offerings, but my mother was a good cook and her mac&cheese was always fabulous, until she began smoking pot (more later). my DH used to say he didn't want m&c for dinner, but DSon and I noticed that he snarfed it down with the rest of us, so maybe he was trying to be teeny. Not gonna happen when mama makes mac & cheese, even if I use jarred alfredo sauce instead of the bechamel. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it.

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                                                                                                              jvanderh Oct 20, 2011 08:44 PM

                                                                                                              HA. I not only laughed out loud, I snorted a little. Totally didn't see the pot smoking coming there. . .

                                                                                                              1. re: EWSflash
                                                                                                                Brianne920 Oct 21, 2011 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                Also LOL-ed at the pot smoking. I would love, love, love an anecdote about pot smoking and macaroni-and-cheese making. Sincerely.

                                                                                                                1. re: Brianne920
                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                  i'm sure i have many of my own anecdotes related to pot-smoking and mac & cheese from my college days...problem is, i can't remember any of them.

                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                                                    EWSflash Oct 22, 2011 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                    Yeah, that's why I quit that very early on... :-)

                                                                                                                2. re: EWSflash
                                                                                                                  linguafood Oct 21, 2011 07:52 AM

                                                                                                                  I'd think smoking pot would have a positive effect on your cooking skills. But maybe that's just me.

                                                                                                                  1. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                    mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                    i could imagine munchies and mac and cheese combining to go in some very delicious directions.

                                                                                                                    but i could also see it going in some very scary ones.

                                                                                                                    1. re: mattstolz
                                                                                                                      linguafood Oct 21, 2011 08:17 AM

                                                                                                                      nah. acid, maybe. but scary pot mac & cheese? please.

                                                                                                                      1. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 12:07 PM

                                                                                                                        actually, matt's right - when you're in the throes of a serious case of the munchies there's always a risk of getting *too* creative in the kitchen.

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                                                                                                                          jvanderh Oct 21, 2011 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                          Agree. I think it's the same effect as when you cook really hungry. Mac and cheese with bacon bits, Doritos, and ranch dressing probably seems like a good idea.

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                                                                                                                      TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 03:07 PM

                                                                                                                      Definitely does. Pot makes you focus on small stuff, which is a good thing for some intricate cooking. Also, it makes you want to eat, so that you approach the cooking with eating in mind and not as a science project ROFL

                                                                                                                      1. re: TheClambelly
                                                                                                                        linguafood Oct 22, 2011 08:03 AM

                                                                                                                        Does it now? I learn so much here '-D

                                                                                                                      2. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                        EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                        well, she did make the niftiest little tiny meatballs you ever saw when she was high- hundreds of them. But she started doing a layered mac and cheese thing, with the cooked macaroni on the bottom, then a layer of sliced tomatoes, then she'd pour cream over it and put grated cheese on top and put it in the oven. The result was a bunch of soggy cream-soaked pasta and a layer of squishy sliced hot tomatoes with melted cheese on it. Yuck. And she made it again and again and again- never noticed she was the only one eating it, I guess.

                                                                                                                        1. re: EWSflash
                                                                                                                          linguafood Oct 22, 2011 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                          Well, maybe if she hadn't bogarted the doob and shared it with you, the rest of the famlee would have enjoyed her concoction as much as she did?

                                                                                                                          1. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                            EWSflash Oct 22, 2011 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                            i'm sure it wouldn't have hurt

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                                                                                                                              nvcook Oct 24, 2011 11:16 PM

                                                                                                                              seriously, laughing my ass off at these last few posts!!

                                                                                                                    3. HillJ Oct 20, 2011 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                      Hi my name is J and I'm addicted to:
                                                                                                                      dried fruit
                                                                                                                      mustard
                                                                                                                      cinnamon
                                                                                                                      vanilla beans
                                                                                                                      anything pumpkin

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                                                                                                                      1. re: HillJ
                                                                                                                        Juniper Oct 21, 2011 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                        Dried fruit! Yes! I go through so much dried fruit, it's insane. The last time I was in LA, more than 2/3 of my luggage was packed with dried fruits from Trader Joe's. I ate it all within 3 weeks, and I was trying to ration it!

                                                                                                                        1. re: Juniper
                                                                                                                          HillJ Oct 21, 2011 03:46 PM

                                                                                                                          Ah! a fellow dried fruit-ee! Wonderful. Have you ever tried the apricots from Apricot King?
                                                                                                                          http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archi...
                                                                                                                          I just made a batch of these dried pears.
                                                                                                                          My Medjool dates "jones" is legendary-thank you Costco!
                                                                                                                          TJ's dried apples, cranberries, blueberries and cherries-never w/out.

                                                                                                                          not a freeze-dried fan fwiw, totally diff animal (or should I say fruit!)

                                                                                                                          1. re: HillJ
                                                                                                                            goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                            J, i'm thinking your next project should be key lime pears dipped in dark chocolate...
                                                                                                                            http://www.recchiuti.com/blog/?p=11

                                                                                                                            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                                                              HillJ Oct 21, 2011 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                              OMG, you're just evil ghg (as I hit PRINT).

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                                                                                                                              Emme Oct 22, 2011 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                              those freeze-dried abominations are to fruit what astronaut ice cream is to real ice cream...

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                                                                                                                          Matahari22 Oct 20, 2011 05:08 PM

                                                                                                                          My name is Matahari and I am addicted to milk. I have to have it every day. I even brew my tea in straight milk and add my spices like cardamom, cinnamon, clove... To make chai tea. Sometimes Mexican hot chocolate. Or chocolate malted ovaltine. In smoothies. And straight up. Love my milk. It's just me and I drink almost a gallon every two days.

                                                                                                                          My second obsession lately, is maple bacon. I've eaten bacon every day this week. I'd forgotten how yummy bacon is.

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                                                                                                                            JenJeninCT Oct 23, 2011 03:54 PM

                                                                                                                            +1 on milk- I have been drinking organic raw milk from a local dairy for a little over a year now, and on the rare occasion that I have had milk from the store, it is a HUGE disappointment- I've ruined myself!

                                                                                                                            My name is Jen, and I'm addicted to dairy in all it's wondrous forms... cheese? yes, please! Ice cream? There's ALWAYS room for ice cream!

                                                                                                                            and potatoes- mashed, baked, fried, I love them

                                                                                                                            and shellfish- lobster, scallops, crab and oysters, not necessarily in that order- it was what I missed most when we went ovo-lacto vegetarian for Lent this year (thank GOD for dairy, or I never would have survived!)

                                                                                                                          2. JEN10 Oct 20, 2011 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                            I am Jennifer and I am a gummybear addict. I also am a Tea drinking addict, love Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomille, Green Tea w/ Dragon Fruit, and to wake up Fast Lane Black Tea which they are not making at the momment. When my supply runs dry I am going to need some kind of help.

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                                                                                                                              Jelly71 Oct 20, 2011 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                              My name is Jelly and I am addicted to mayo. There is almost nothing I won't put it on. I love them all. Hellman's, Duke's, Japanese mayo...bring it on.

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                                                                                                                                Juniper Oct 21, 2011 03:16 PM

                                                                                                                                You need to move to Holland. The Dutch put mayo on everything. Since I am not a fan of mayo, it drives me insane... Like why would anyone want mayo on doner or shwarma? The white sauce that Arabs use in their shwarma is NOT mayo, but tahini and/or garlic puree, folks. Mayo is just downright gross to me. Sigh...

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                                                                                                                                  Island Oct 22, 2011 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                  Except toast which is reserved for chocolate sprinkles!

                                                                                                                              2. Peg Oct 20, 2011 11:57 AM

                                                                                                                                Hi - I'm Peg and I'm addicted to coffee, cheese and chillies.
                                                                                                                                I go to Cheese Anonymous, and I have been cheese free for, um, almost a day now. But one day at a time... I'll get there.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Peg
                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                  why fight something that is so good for the soul???

                                                                                                                                  a good cheese fondue is worth fallin off the wagon for

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                                                                                                                                    Peg Oct 21, 2011 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                    It is now almost 3 days since I ate cheese.
                                                                                                                                    I feel reborn!
                                                                                                                                    Till tomorrow, probably.

                                                                                                                                  2. re: Peg
                                                                                                                                    EWSflash Oct 20, 2011 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                    Peg- for the record, since you're a lover of them, those hot peppers are spelled chiles (chile singular), not chilies. The dish of red with hot chiles and meat is called chili. Just trying to spread the good around. :-)

                                                                                                                                    Also, with you on the cheese. Totally. I will never be slender again, I fear.

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                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 08:40 PM

                                                                                                                                      im actually really glad you cleared that up. i am never sure!

                                                                                                                                      1. re: EWSflash
                                                                                                                                        Peg Oct 20, 2011 10:20 PM

                                                                                                                                        Akshully here in Ingerland we spell things diffrunt, including 'chillies'.

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                                                                                                                                          EWSflash Oct 21, 2011 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                          Fer sure, Peg!

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                                                                                                                                      Whinerdiner Oct 20, 2011 11:57 AM

                                                                                                                                      Hi, my name is Whinerdiner and my addiction du jour is Swedish Fish flavored vodka.

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                                                                                                                                        justicenow Oct 20, 2011 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                        So for dessert you have cookie dough vodka?

                                                                                                                                        http://piggynukka.tumblr.com/post/108...

                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                          Whinerdiner Oct 21, 2011 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                          I've never seen the cookie dough flavor. I was thinking of trying the chocolate whipped cream, but felt silly enough buying the gummy. I'm a grown woman for goodness sakes!

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                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Oct 21, 2011 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                            I really don't care what anyone will think of me for saying so, but that is so next on my shopping list, it isn't funny.

                                                                                                                                            Oh, and hi! My name is Katty and I'm addicted to sugar, all forms. Not a day goes by without some sort of sweetness in it--homemade baked goodies, snackable pieces of dark or white chocolate, a Coke.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: justicenow
                                                                                                                                              gaffk Oct 23, 2011 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                              I was at a food & wine festival today and, thanks to this thread, I had to taste the full line of the Pinnacle vodkas. Odd, the Gummy vodka actually tastes like swedish fish. The Cookie Dough vodka tastes like cookie dough. The Cake vodka tastes just like a vanilla cake. Well you get the idea.

                                                                                                                                              The chocolate and the chocolate whipped cream flavors were the only ones that missed.

                                                                                                                                              And yes, you can thank me for taking one for the team ;)

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                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                was waiting for snozzberries

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                                                                                                                                                  gaffk Oct 23, 2011 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Give them time . . .I'm sure a Willie Wonka line is on tap for next year. They just need to avoid the chocolate waterfall.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: gaffk
                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Oct 23, 2011 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Oooh, fizzy lifting drinks for all!

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: mattstolz
                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Oct 23, 2011 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I was, too! "Then gaffk started licking the wallpaper, and the Oompa Loompas had to roll her away..." ;)

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                                                                                                      gaffk Oct 23, 2011 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Honestly, I just snorted merlot at that remark. Then again, depending on the wallpaper . . .

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                                                                                                                                                        mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 08:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                        all ive gotten from this part of the thread is snorting merlot makes you want to lick wallpaper

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                                                                                                                                                          gaffk Oct 23, 2011 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Or licking wallpaper makes you snort merlot?

                                                                                                                                                          Honestly, I tasted those Pinnacle vodkas and I can only say I prefer a vodka that tastes like vodka.

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                                                                                                                                              MonMauler Oct 20, 2011 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                              Hi, my name is MonMauler, and I'm addicted to:

                                                                                                                                              1) Pizza
                                                                                                                                              2) Cheese

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                                                                                                                                                gator28 Oct 20, 2011 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                My addictions:

                                                                                                                                                1) Frank's Red Hot

                                                                                                                                                2) Fage plain yogurt

                                                                                                                                                3) Dry cereal for snacking

                                                                                                                                                4) Ginger ale

                                                                                                                                                Oh, and cookies. I can never say no to a cookie, especially chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin.

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                                                                                                                                                  swanfrench Feb 10, 2012 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                  yes.. ginger ale.. i have that addiction as well.. i love the unfiltered stuff..

                                                                                                                                                2. scubadoo97 Oct 20, 2011 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Hi, my name is scubadoo97 and I'm addicted to cooking. I get the shakes when I hear we have to go out to dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                    mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                    i cant believe no one commented on this one yet. i think about cooking any time my mind is free to wander (and even when it really shouldnt be!). i eat six meals a day and i refuse to cook enough for multiple meals, because that means i miss the opportunity to cook one later in the day or the week!!

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                                                                                                                                                    IsaIsaIsa Oct 20, 2011 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I have 3 addictions :(

                                                                                                                                                    1) Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (I literally eat one ENTIRE container per day!)

                                                                                                                                                    2) coffee, 1 pot daily

                                                                                                                                                    3) bread of any kind. preferably a grainy, warm sweet bread, mmmm

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                                                                                                                                                      justicenow Oct 20, 2011 08:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Hi, my name is seeker of justice and I am addicted to ice cream. I would not care if I never see a cookie, pie, cake, candy, or soft drink again. But ice cream, oh my. The texture, the cold, the flavor,
                                                                                                                                                      the delight of good ice cream.... I will never forget the fresh "home made" blackberry ice cream I had in Maine at a roadside stand, many years ago. They had nothing but fresh pie and ice cream.
                                                                                                                                                      When not in Maine, Steve's in Somerville, Massachusetts would be the choice.

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: justicenow
                                                                                                                                                        mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                        i am dieting for competitions right now but during my offseason i literally eat ice cream every day and am churning a new flavor at least once a week. its a slight obsession of mine.

                                                                                                                                                        best flavor ive ever made: pumpkin spice latte with gingerbread cookies stirred in.
                                                                                                                                                        best flavor ive ever eaten: Bankok Peanut ice cream from Jeni's Splendid in Cbus, OH

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mattstolz
                                                                                                                                                          The Chowhound Team Oct 21, 2011 07:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                          We split a recipe conversation about ice cream over to the Home Cooking board at: http://www.chow.com/topics/813401

                                                                                                                                                      2. invinotheresverde Oct 20, 2011 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                        All I want, every day, is tofu-vegetable bee bong from this one specific Cambodian place I no longer live by. I could eat it every meal of the day and have done so on occasion. Annoys everyone else. Vietnamese bun is my substitute, but it's not the same.

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                                                                                                                                                          invinotheresasister Oct 24, 2011 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                          If I wanted to, I could hop in the car and have this in 10 minutes. I choose not to.

                                                                                                                                                        2. pinehurst Oct 20, 2011 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                          My name is Pinehurst. I am addicted to coffee, all sorts of cheese, and good bread.

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                                                                                                                                                            jvanderh Oct 20, 2011 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Hi, my name is Jessica, and I'm addicted to sushi. Flat-out addicted. It comes right after absolute necessities on my financial priorities list.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jvanderh
                                                                                                                                                              mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                              what do you order at a new sushi place to determine its merit?

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                                                                                                                                                                jvanderh Oct 20, 2011 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Well, I'm in an extremely committed relationship with my sushi joint, but when I've strayed a plain salmon or tuna roll has been telling. I'm much more interested in quality fish than creativity. I also love eel, spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and anything with roe. Weirdly though, when I get a really knock-down craving, it's always for cucumber. Something about the crunchiness with the softness really floats my boat.

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                                                                                                                                                                  TheClambelly Oct 21, 2011 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Tuna is always the test. Years ago we went to a well-known sushi joint on Long Island (Nagashima) on Jericho Turnpike in Jericho. Brought the piece of nigiri sushi to my mouth and it smelled like low tide. Put it down, asked for the check and walked out. I will NEVER set foot in that place again. If a sushi bar doesn't have fresh tuna, it's a crap hole. Period.

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                                                                                                                                                                    jvanderh Oct 21, 2011 05:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Yuck. One time I ate at a sushi place, and after we ordered, the kitchen door swung open and a terrible smell came wafting through - putrid, rotting fish smell. I sat there in dread and almost cancelled the order and walked out about three times. The food came and it was fresh and delicious. Weirdest thing.

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                                                                                                                                                                Allice98 Oct 20, 2011 05:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Hello, my name is Al and I am addicted to garlic to the point that I dream about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  i could definitely eat roated garlic heads at a time.

                                                                                                                                                                2. DarthEater Oct 20, 2011 04:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, my name is DarthEater and I'm addicted to Fried Potatoes dipped in mayonnaise and ketchup.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: DarthEater
                                                                                                                                                                    mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    mayo and ketchup mixed pre-dipping or on the potato?

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                                                                                                                                                                    guilty Oct 19, 2011 10:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Hi, my name is guilty and I am addicted to chocolate. I go through at least a pound of cocoa powder a month. Actually, I'm beginning to think it might be closer to two.

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                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      hahaha i use cocoa in my oats whenever i make them and i go through a ton of it too. the lady at the grocery store actually has asked me if i was feeling OK when there WASNT a container of cocoa in my cart once.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mattstolz
                                                                                                                                                                        GraceW Oct 20, 2011 04:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        cocoa powder and cinnamon on oats is #1. and both mixed into coffee (or both on eggs!)

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                                                                                                                                                                          mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          (or all of the above mixed into the oats!)

                                                                                                                                                                          seriously. cocoa+cinnamon+instant coffee+a fresh egg stirred into oats. so good.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. 7daysinparis Oct 19, 2011 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Hi. My name is 7daysinparis and I'm addicted to cheese. I start my morning with eating cheese on a whole wheat sandwich; at lunch i find myself eating salads, pasta or rice dishes and cheese; I eat fruit with cheese, I end dessert with cheese. It doesn't help I lived in Holland one of the largest export countries of cheese. I think I was born with a piece of cheese in my hand....

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                                                                                                                                                                        cactusette Oct 19, 2011 08:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Hi, my name is...errr..*scrolls up to see her user name* cactusette, and I'm addicted to potatoes and raw tuna. Fried, mashed, boiled, baked I don't care I could literally eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper. As for the raw tuna I seriously feel I get a mouthgasm when I eat it, it's ridiculous enough for me to often dream about deep sea fishing and eating tuna heart.

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                                                                                                                                                                          hamboney Oct 19, 2011 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Hi, my name is Hamboney and I am addicted to olives & Frank's Red Hot.

                                                                                                                                                                          Gourmet store olive bar, mega chain grocery store olive bar, kalamata, Graziano's (local), canned ripe, pimiento stuffed queens, green queens stuffed w/bleu cheese, jalapeno, garlic, you name it, it doesn't matter I gots to have 'em. Also, can't walk past the fridge w/out suckling on the Red Hot bottle(s).
                                                                                                                                                                          Hammy

                                                                                                                                                                          1. GraceW Oct 19, 2011 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            I actually go through a container of cinnamon per week. I know what you mean.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Monica Oct 19, 2011 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              oh my, what do you do with them?
                                                                                                                                                                              I bought one from costco last yr and it still looks brand new. I heard that it's really good for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 19, 2011 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                it goes in everything! oatmeal (which i eat twice a day), chocolate dish (love mexican chocolate), mole sauce, jerk seasoning, chili, braised beef dishes, sweet potatoes, masala mixes, pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spices, tea, coffee...

                                                                                                                                                                                im gonna stop now or im gonna have to buy another container.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  GraceW Oct 19, 2011 10:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  +1 everything. plus everything you didn't mention... I grew up sprinkling it on all carb-type things: you can sprinkle it on bread for cinnamon (butter if you want too) sandwich, rice, buttered-pasta, eggs, sweet potatoes--as mentioned--etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                  oh and it is great in coffee!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    cinnamon sugar toast is one of the best things of all time. hands down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      apg13 Jan 29, 2012 12:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I love cinnamon sugar toast! My mom would only make it when I was sick.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        mattstolz Jan 29, 2012 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Haha there was about three months when I was younger when my mom would make it just because it was ALL I would eat.

                                                                                                                                                                                        I was a very picky kid. We always laugh now because I'm by far the most adventurous eater either of us know at this point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          GraceW Jan 29, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sorry this is really irrelevant/inappro for this Chowhound board--but I am a female and want to start lifting in a More purposeful manner--do you recommend a book/website? Thanks and sorry for the odd request, but I read the Rodzilla site and I presume you're the same Matt that he had a post about.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Jan 29, 2012 11:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            haha i am indeed! i would suggest taking a look at bodybuilding.com for starters, or find me on facebook (my name=my username!) and ask any questions ya can think of. id be happy to help you out

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                                                                                                                                                                                          betsydiver Feb 10, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          and then poured hot milk over it for what she called "milk toast" when i was sick enough to stay home from school.... mmmmm

                                                                                                                                                                              2. goodhealthgourmet Oct 19, 2011 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                get thee to Costco and pick up a 10.7-oz jar of Ground Saigon Cinnamon for around 4 bucks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Olliegator Oct 19, 2011 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, my name is Olliegator, and I'm addicted to cheese, particularly brie and feta. Any cheese will do if I can make it into a sandwich, or sprinkle it over something.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    hetook Oct 19, 2011 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    names rodolfo,the addiction is vegemite. I'm not even an aussie.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. drongo Oct 19, 2011 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      LOL... jmcarthur and tracylee seem to be a perfect match!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Luna2372 Oct 19, 2011 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi my name is Luna and I'm addicted to lobster, and champagne. Alas, I have a prawn and cava budget. But secretly I plan to move to the East Coast and marry a French lobsterman.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. tracylee Oct 19, 2011 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi, my name is tracylee, and I'm addicted to cheese - variety varies by the week or time of day, but gotta have cheese!

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Monica Oct 19, 2011 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi, I am Monica and i am addicted to whole milk powder.

                                                                                                                                                                                            It's my new thing. I put it in my coffee, all of sudden the coffee tastes like coffee I had in Europe.
                                                                                                                                                                                            i put it on my dessert, i put it in my waffles mixture....i eat by itself...so good...my husband thinks it's disgusting...

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. jmcarthur8 Oct 19, 2011 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi, my name is jmcarthur and I'm addicted to cheese. Any cheese. Any time. Anywhere.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. linguafood Oct 19, 2011 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi. My name is lingua & I'm addicted to coffee, Sichuan peppercorns, cheese, and single malts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  i have yet to be able to find sichuan peppercorns anywhere. it is really starting to get frustrating.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    linguafood Oct 23, 2011 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What, no Asian grocers near you? I suppose you could try the wonderful world of the internetz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Davie, FL is a dark, cold, scary place to be a foodie.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        linguafood Oct 23, 2011 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        So sorry to hear. Not that Central PA is the land of milk & honey.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          jvanderh Oct 23, 2011 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm lucky in farmer's markets and ethnic groceries, but the fine dining scene here is disappointing and amazingly inconsistent. I wish someone would build a chowhound compound in Southern California, so we could drop in when it all gets too much. We could support ourselves by having a small market selling fresh pasta and such.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            soooo you want someone in SoCal to build another farmers market?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            i want someone in SoCal to build a chowhound compound, pack it up, and ship it here to SoFl. if you could please include a korean bbq food truck, a well stocked farmers market, a few good pizza places, and a handful of asian restos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              jvanderh Oct 23, 2011 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SoCal has everything. Sigh. We'll add a restaurant on the outskirts of the compound, and profits go to plane tickets :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood Oct 23, 2011 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              No fine dining to speak of where I live, either. Save for the home-cooked meals '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              We save our fine dining (actually, just *dining*) bucks for city trips.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 03:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                thats about what i do too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                it actually normally plays a big role in where i travel and my itinerary while there

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                EWSflash Oct 24, 2011 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                i have to join the rest and say that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                a) there's no real fine dining here, and also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                b) the farmers' markets here would appear mostly bogus to somebody who's attended them in places where there are real farms. It's the farking Sonoran desert, and anybody who grows enough produce for a farmers' market here is a rare bird indeed. Plus the state is really pretty spread out, especially the areas that are agriculture-friendly- if you had to drive an hour and a half to sell your wares twice a week it really kind of infringes on your profit margin. So most people don't bother, sadly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jvanderh Oct 24, 2011 07:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lingua is from PA and Matt is from Florida. California has one of the cheapest and most diverse food supplies in the world. We have a booming farmer's market business here and many of our vendors drive that far. I do know that California is a big state, but if I ever make it out there I fully intend on planting myself squarely in the lushest, tropical-ist part and not moving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And until you've paid $25 for some canned tomatoes with boiled onions and heat-lamped pasta from a box, you do not have me beat in crappy fine dining!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          gaffk Oct 23, 2011 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt-Try penzeys.com. I am (un)fortunate enough to have a store nearby--hence my spice cabinet (not a rack, not a drawer, a full cabinet). Prices are reasonable and, if you get the catalog, they provide a free coupon with each catalog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          nb: they sell them as "szechuan peppercorns."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toreii Apr 16, 2012 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amazon.con has sichuan peppercorns. I've ordered them twice in the last year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Ikkeikea Oct 19, 2011 11:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi, my name is Ikkeikea and I'm addicted to sriracha.... big time. I'm a borderline pickle addict as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Oct 19, 2011 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            hopefully youve seen this then:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              mariacarmen Oct 21, 2011 05:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              that is awesome. might need to get that t-shirt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              i'm not addicted. i have a healthy relationship with my sriracha.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                if i was choosing a facebook status for mine, it would definitely be "its complicated"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                mostly because i tend to not be very committed...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Luna2372 Jan 29, 2012 08:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love this1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chowda Feb 8, 2012 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Check this one out! http://foodbeast.com/content/2010/11/...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mcel215 Oct 20, 2011 01:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ikkeikea, if you can tell me a couple of brands of good Siracha, I'd appreciate it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ikkeikea Oct 20, 2011 05:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi mcel! My first bottle was "the Rooster brand" which seems the most popular amoung many Sriracha lovers. The gigantic rooster on the front will give it away :-) Also, I've tried the green Sriracha by the same brand. While it was good, I felt like it did not have the same light up your soul and make you have a good day type of flavor that the fire engine red sauce has. I'm now blowing through a bottle of Pantai. Tomorrow I can ask the sweet little Thai ladies in the Thai grocery store down the way which of the many brands they carry are their personal favorites.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      linguafood Oct 20, 2011 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I once tried a rooster sauce version "extra hot". Whoa. That stuff will last ya.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mcel215 Oct 20, 2011 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks, I bought the rooster brand before, but this time I bought a "knock-off" at Big Lots. Not quite the same, but it's okay and for half the price.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sueatmo Oct 20, 2011 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I finally bought a bottle. You know is is chiles and sugar! Hot with a trace of sweet. I like it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1sweetpea Oct 20, 2011 10:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You and me both. Love sriracha (Huy Fong), pickles, chiles and fish sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jelly71 Oct 20, 2011 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same here. I bought one of those small travel size bottles that you get at the drugstore to hold shampoo. I filled mine with Rooster Sauce and carry it in my purse at all times. That and Tapatio packets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            this is such a good idea. i am doing it (minus the purse... i will keep it in my backpack)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            plf515 Oct 23, 2011 02:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sriracha is great stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. alliegator Oct 19, 2011 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi my name is Allie and I'm addicted to Jolly Ranchers. It's a good thing that I'm also addicted to bushing my teeth a lot :/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mattstolz Oct 19, 2011 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the grape ones are the best!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              your dentist must love and hate you at the same time haha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alliegator Oct 19, 2011 01:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm more of a blue raspberry girl :) 36 cavity free years and counting!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Island Oct 21, 2011 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Green apple ones! Wish I had one now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And if we're talking candy, i'm also addicted to red Swedish Fish. Fortunately I don't run across them that often.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2011 11:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wow, it's been YEARS since i last had a Jolly Rancher or Swedish Fish. +1 for apple JRs, and i think they also used to make a peach flavor that i liked. and of course i started out on the original red fishies, but once they were available in other colors i migrated to yellow & green. many years ago when i was in college down in ATL there was an A&P that had a huge bulk candy aisle and they sold Swedish Fish...Trouble with a capital T.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      when i was going for a gummy candy, i always reached for Sour Punch straws. specifically the strawberry flavor. dang those things are good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mrscherbear Oct 21, 2011 02:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WHY did they get rid of the lemon ones?! They were SO good...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Green Jan 29, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I pulled out an expensive crown with a watermelon JR. My dentist asked "What the hell are you doing eating those things?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        betsydiver Feb 10, 2012 06:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        watermelon JRs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        arashall Oct 25, 2011 08:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I grew up in Colorado, not far from the Jolly Rancher factory. The air smelled wonderful for blocks around! And they gave great tours, and you could trick-or-treat. Sadly, it was bought out by Hershey's and the Colorado factory was closed a few years ago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          keli175 Feb 8, 2012 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am addicted to JR too... especially the fruit smoothie ones. Good thing I can't find them too often as I put them in my mouth one after another

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terrieltr Feb 10, 2012 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For me, it's sour patch kids. I can eat those until the inside of my mouth hurts from the sour.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Feb 10, 2012 04:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            when i want sour, i go for sour punch straws. those are the best!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          andieb Oct 19, 2011 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi. My name is Andrea and I am addicted to French feta. I really truly believe I could never tire of the stuff!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. woodleyparkhound Oct 19, 2011 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi, my name is WPH and I'm addicted to pasta. I could easily eat it for dinner every night. I never tire of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On the next tier down, I'm addicted to cheeseburgers and pizza. Those I could eat once or twice a week, every week.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mattstolz Oct 23, 2011 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pasta is a little bit of a special thing in my kitchen, because unless it is an extruded pasta (which i soon hope to be able to do myself) i refuse to serve anything i didnt make myself or buy freshly made (and here in davie, fl i have yet to find a place that does hand-made pasta well)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sueatmo Oct 18, 2011 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi, I am sueatmo, and I am addicted to coffee. Must have it. Must be good or I'll gripe. Morning and noon. Must have it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I didn't realize I was addicted to a daily Vernor's diet ginger ale until I could no longer obtain it. I miss it bad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 18, 2011 07:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                do you experiment with your coffees or does one brand/roaster have your loyalty forever?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sueatmo Oct 19, 2011 05:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I've been buying whole bean 8 O'Clock coffee and it makes a nice cup. But actually I buy supermarket coffee and I buy the cheapest per oz. I do grind beans for every cup. I am careful with my measuring. I do like it pretty strong. I've had some compliments on the 8 O'Clock coffee, for aroma and for taste.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  operagirl Oct 24, 2011 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Another vote for coffee. I occasionally try to quit, drinking tea for a few weeks, but there's nothing so comforting as a big mug of coffee in the morning. The bf just bought me a bag of Ritual beans last weekend, what an enabler! Oh, and I take mine with a big splash of half&half or as a cafe au lait, no sugar please.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sueatmo Oct 24, 2011 07:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amen to the half and half. Occasionally I'll buy a cafe au lait; sometimes I buy an Americano.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have to resist drinking too much as the weather gets colder. Sometimes during the dreary winter days, I crave coffee all day long. As the weather warms, I don't. Except at breakfast and lunch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Oct 24, 2011 07:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the smell of coffee is definitely one of the most comforting things there is. not quite up there with cookies and brownies in the oven.... but close

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mcel215 Oct 25, 2011 02:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My son told me that when he was growing up, he remembers waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the house. That was me drinking it, while the house was still quiet. So perhaps, that's the comforting thing for you too, matt. :) Did your parents have it brewing in the morning?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mattstolz Oct 25, 2011 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thats exactly why.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it also might explain why i feel strangely at home in hot, old gyms (mom's always been a person trainer).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          but, in the words of AB, thats another show...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nicole7194 Oct 18, 2011 04:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm Nicole and i'm addicted to avocado! i eat waaaay to much avocado a day

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      laliz Oct 18, 2011 04:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fage 2% yogurt. New Addiction

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        woelkaru Apr 17, 2012 11:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LIKE! I'm ruined for other yogurt now...it's so thick and pure....*drool*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. mlou72 Oct 18, 2011 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nanami togarashi. I keep a bottle in my purse even! I ran out two days ago, all three jars are empty and I don't know what to do. I stopped to get some on the way home today, but the store was out of it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. dave_c Oct 18, 2011 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi, my name is Dave and I'm addicted to Fried Chicken.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leper Oct 19, 2011 07:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dave, I will be your sponsor and we can meet at Popeye's....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dave_c Oct 20, 2011 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Popeye's is my go to place! Thank you! I need help kicking the habit. lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mattstolz Oct 19, 2011 08:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm addicted to chick fil a? does that count??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i find im even more addicted to it on sundays though...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dave_c Oct 21, 2011 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, it counts!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Welcome to the Deep Fried Food United Noshers Club (DFFUNC).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                United for a common cause of enjoying deep fried foods and bringing in the party - D'funk!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Munkipawse Jan 29, 2012 08:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Me too Dave! Seeing a platter, bucket or box on t.v. never fails to get me worked up. When I was a kid the episodes of ANDY GRIFFITH where Aunt Bee would make Andy, Opie and Barney Fried Chicken were torture for me... and those episodes were in black and white!!?!!?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MRS Oct 18, 2011 03:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MRS and I am addicted to peanut butter. I'll eat it straight, in a sandwich, in a candy, in a noodle dish...in almost anything. It makes anything better!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Oct 18, 2011 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  this was definitely going to be my next one. I think its about time CH starts a "Peanut Butter-aholics not-so-anonymous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i will literally put peanut butter on anything. from a burger to a piece of chocolate. it becomes a problem when i eat it out of the jar off a plastic spoon... because i almost eat the spoon!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MRS Oct 18, 2011 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Love that!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      westsidegal Oct 19, 2011 09:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      try making a piece of toast, spreading it with peanut butter, sprinkling that with a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips, then put the whole thing in the toaster oven using the BROIL setting for a minute to melt the chocolate chips, swirl the melty chips into the peanut butter layer. . . . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        haha if you think i havent done that yet.... you dont know how much i really love peanut butter!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it also is really good in flat out wraps like this! resees burrito anyone??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        heck peanut butter and banana has even been added to my omlettes before

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MRS Oct 20, 2011 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          totally been there!!! bananas aren't my friend, or I might try that. my fave is crunchy pb and honey!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mattstolz Oct 20, 2011 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            really too bad to hear about the banana thing. pb and banana is such a amazing combo. i love to freeze the banana, dip it in pb, then refreeze again. amazing snack (or dinner).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have you tried pb&co's "Bee's Knees?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MRS Oct 21, 2011 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              no, but I will now!!! yum!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mattstolz Oct 21, 2011 05:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ever since i tried it, i always use honey roasted peanuts when i make my peanut butter at home. so good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        betsydiver Feb 10, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        used to make a regular practice of reading textbooks with peanut butter jar tucked between me and a pillow armed with a spoon and large container of raisins... better for you than chips but still addicting;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. drongo Oct 18, 2011 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi, my name is drongo and I'm addicted to brisling sardines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's been a comfort food since my childhood. I went through a phase after a bout of food poisoning a few years ago when I was revolted by any fish -- except brisling (small northern European sardines). My daughter would ask why I said I couldn't stomach fish and yet would eat such "fishy" fish. But I couldn’t explain… I’m addicted!

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