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Food Too "Dangerous" to Have at Home

laskiblue Mar 26, 2012 08:33 PM

Last night I bought my first jar of Biscoff for $1.99 at Grocery Outlet (love that place). I had seen many posts about Biscoff on Chowhound, but couldn't justify the $4.50 price for it at another local store. Biscoff did not disappoint me -- I found it so yummy that I immediately added it to the food too dangerous to have at home list -- too dangerous because I will eat way too much of it if it's readily available.

What foods are in your danger zone? :-)

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    latindancer RE: laskiblue Mar 26, 2012 08:58 PM

    Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

    I've been known to eat the entire tub in one evening. I can't bring them into the house anymore.

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      yummfood RE: latindancer Mar 27, 2012 02:51 AM

      I LOVE those dark chocolate peanut butter cups!! Have you tried them frozen? Mmmm, I always stick them in the freezer, tastes even better....well..to me at least :)

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        DaisyM RE: yummfood Mar 27, 2012 04:28 AM

        Try TJ's dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts. It is amazing and dangerous to have in the house.

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          latindancer RE: yummfood Mar 27, 2012 11:40 AM

          When I take off these 5 pounds, put on by those @#$# things, I'll go buy another tub of them and freeze them. I cannot stop eating them when I purchase them.
          Thanks for the tip :).

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          laskiblue RE: latindancer Mar 27, 2012 08:46 PM

          Agggh, those sound scrumptious. I miss living near a TJ's, but in some ways I might be better off for it.

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          kinnickinnik RE: laskiblue Mar 26, 2012 09:29 PM

          This stuff http://www.fraservalleygourmet.com/
          We call it 'crack' in our house.

          Also these pretzel crisps http://pretzelcrisps.com/ - can't stop at one, or 10, or 20, or ...

          And a long list of other things (many TJ's items).

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            mattstolz RE: kinnickinnik Mar 26, 2012 09:36 PM

            several of the sweet and salty snacks at Fresh Market have been added to my list recently. most notably the bourbon brown sugar roasted pecans, peanut butter yogurt pretzels, and chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed pretzels.

            i also have been known to eat thin mints by the box, and natures valleys (semi) new granola thins tend to disappear when im around them as well.

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              JenJeninCT RE: mattstolz Mar 27, 2012 10:46 AM

              The FM also has these chocolate covered pretzels with little toffee bits on them can't pass the bag without grabbing a couple, and my DH who isn't much of a sweet- eater, LOVES them!! will polish off a big bag in 2 sittings.

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                mattstolz RE: JenJeninCT Mar 27, 2012 11:22 AM

                i saw those when i was there today! (ironically, while i was grabbing a bunch of the things on my "dont keep in the house" list) and almost snagged one to test when no one was looking (i know youre not supposed to... but im not gunna pay 7 bucks a pound for something im not even sure ill like!)

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              thatwhileifound RE: kinnickinnik Mar 27, 2012 02:40 PM

              Kathy's buttercrunch is amazing. We call it crack around the office ourselves as well... and she just dropped by with a fresh batch. Ah!!

            3. ipsedixit RE: laskiblue Mar 26, 2012 09:57 PM

              Previous discussion here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/645616

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                Maximilien RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 03:52 AM

                Maynard's Wine Gums... can't get enough of them if they get into the house.

                1. meatn3 RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 09:51 AM

                  Tasty Shacks chocolate pudding - I skeptically tried it once...omg...and just like that the container was emptied as the rest of the groceries sat waiting to be put away.

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                    LA Buckeye Fan RE: meatn3 Mar 27, 2012 11:44 AM

                    That's the best! I can't buy it either.

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                      onceadaylily RE: meatn3 Mar 27, 2012 12:24 PM

                      Their rice pudding is also something that I know won't last long in our house.

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                        meatn3 RE: onceadaylily Mar 27, 2012 10:01 PM

                        The rice pudding is quite good!

                        Something about the chocolate - perfect flavor, creaminess - I could not stop and I usually don't have much of a sweet tooth!

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                      ceekskat RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 10:31 AM

                      Any salty, deep fried Indian snack. Murukku, thattai, Indian mixture, the list is endless. Tastiest & easiest to obtain is Vijaya Foods' Chakali at your local Indian grocer.



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                        d8200 RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 12:01 PM

                        Juanita's brand tortilla chips. Not every store seems to carry them, and they're usually about 30-50% cheaper than a bag of Tostitos or Doritos. Juanita's chips have a much saltier and oily flavor (in a good way) than other brands, and thankfully they don't have any dried flavor powder sprinkled all over them. They taste a lot like what you get served at family Mexican restaurants.

                        Juanita's binge story: after work one night I singlehandedly put down most of a bag, plus all of my wife's 6-avocado batch of guacamole in one sitting. I slept soundly in a food induced coma but was awoken to her yelling at me the next morning. She was planning on taking the guac to a potluck at work and now had nothing. I thought she was being nice by preparing a copious amount of my favorite snack to enjoy after a long day. We have since instituted a rule to clearly mark and label anything not meant for immediate consumption.

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                          wonderwoman RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 12:10 PM

                          i can keep pounds and pounds of chocolate in the cupboard, but i open a box of trader joe's belgian waffle cookies. gone in a flash.

                          1. arktos RE: laskiblue Mar 27, 2012 12:37 PM

                            King Oscar tiny tot sardines- Have never lasted more than 12 hours!
                            Anchovies- Just can resist them late at night.
                            Croutons- See above.
                            Provençale mustard- Have to have a lick when I open up the fridge. Soon as I know it, it's gone!
                            Nori/seaweed- Another one that doesn't last long in the cupboard.
                            Pine nuts- Gave up trying to store this one years ago

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                              mattstolz RE: arktos Mar 27, 2012 02:28 PM

                              haha only on chowhound would people not view this post as totally insane

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                                meatn3 RE: mattstolz Mar 27, 2012 10:03 PM


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