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Jpan99 Feb 21, 2013 01:42 PM

I'm in my, ahem, 50's and damn it, I still love Pop Tarts!

I buy them maybe once a year as a treat. A box of strawberry and a box of brown sugar cinnamon (and on very rare occasion a blueberry,) unfrosted of course. I toast one of each. Really toast em, dark brown edges. Then a little smear of butter. If the edges are nice and dark and hot, the butter will sizzle. Ah, perfection. Then eat with a slice of extra sharp cheddar and a glass of orange juice.

I grew up eating these and can't kick the habit. Just a kid at heart I guess. I've no use for all the wacko frosted flavors they come up with now, just the originals for me.

Anyone else care to spill the beans?

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    ChervilGeorge Feb 21, 2013 02:01 PM

    I have many.

    Velveeta melted with salsa and eaten with corn chips.
    Bacon dipped in mayo, hard boiled eggs dipped in mayo, green beans dipped in mayo. Hell, I'll just about put mayo on anything.
    Baked beans from a can with sliced hot dogs mixed in it.
    Cocktail sauce on celery sticks.
    Deviled ham on crackers.
    About once a year I crave tater tots dipped in mayo (of course), ketchup and Dijon.
    Manwich.

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      Jpan99 Feb 21, 2013 05:57 PM

      I don't put Mayo on anything! I'll eat potato or macaroni salad with Mayo but that's about it.

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        EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 05:58 PM

        Try tater tots with A-1 sauce- the best, IMO. Your mileage may vary.

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          suzigirl Feb 21, 2013 06:34 PM

          You just found another. A-1 and Lay's chips. I'll have to try it with tots

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            suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 06:33 PM

            Sloppy Joe's of sorts tonight. Fries for the bf. Tots for me. A-1 was very good. I will do it again. I alternated ketchup to dip them

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            Lillipop Mar 22, 2013 07:13 PM

            IMO A-1 sauce can do no wrong.I love it.

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            Baskerville Feb 22, 2013 01:24 PM

            I do the mayo dip, but with pork rinds. Similarly embarrassing, similarly delicious.

            Pork rinds serve as a vehicle for another peculiar combination for me: almond butter. Now I want some!

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              cayjohan Feb 23, 2013 02:23 PM

              Now I must try pork rinds and almond butter. I'll take any chance I get to justify pork rinds. It sounds akin to one of my favorite pork rind go-withs: peanut satay sauce. Sometimes mixed with a bit of Kewpie mayo. Great combination.

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                fldhkybnva Feb 23, 2013 02:27 PM

                OMG, love pork rinds!

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                  Violatp Feb 23, 2013 03:28 PM

                  I just had a snack of pork rinds dipped in queso. So good!

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            laliz Feb 21, 2013 02:05 PM

            Chef Boy ar Dee Spaghetti and mini-meatballs. Straight from the can with a plastic fork I get from the deli dept. Eat in the car.

            So much HFCS it is sweet and I haven't had it in months, maybe a year

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              chloebell Feb 21, 2013 02:10 PM

              Chef Boy R Dee ravioli, warm please. :)

              Hamburger Helper - double cheese cheeseburger

              Hormel chili with beans over tostitoes, AKA Nacho's, with all the trimmings

              Anything with Sriracha squirted over it.

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                socky Feb 22, 2013 11:46 AM

                Another one for Chef Boyardee (ravioli though) straight from the can and eaten in the car.

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                chloebell Feb 21, 2013 02:12 PM

                I love Pop Tarts too, un-frosted, blueberry, toasted with butter. Yum!

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                  EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 06:09 PM

                  Not to judge at all, but I never did like Pop-Tarts, they were always so dry and bereft of flavor. But then I haven't had one in probably forty years, so a lot could have changed.

                2. suzigirl Feb 21, 2013 03:01 PM

                  sweet gerkins dipped in pimento cheese
                  Cheddar and sweet pickles eaten together on a cracker.
                  Chefboyardee spaghetti and meatballs eaten on iceburg lettuce leaves like a taco and two kitties to share the meatballs(they haven't told daddy that secret)
                  Grilled peanutbutter and cheese sandwiches
                  Cheddar cheese on salmon if the man is cooking

                  Now that i see it in print, oh my. Sheesh

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                    EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 06:25 PM

                    8^)

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                      ohmyyum Feb 21, 2013 08:45 PM

                      Your post made me laugh! I'd be embarrassed too. :-P

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                        KrumTx Feb 22, 2013 06:33 AM

                        "Chefboyardee spaghetti and meatballs eaten on iceberg lettuce leaves like a taco."

                        suzi, suzi, suzi! I'm just speechless, but laughing!

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                          Jpan99 Feb 22, 2013 09:13 AM

                          Yeah, that's just gross! My Pop Tarts look like caviar now! ;-)

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                            suzigirl Feb 22, 2013 10:08 AM

                            You said embarrassing. I gave it to ya baby. And it was taught to me as a teen by a dear friend when we smoked alot of pot. But i defend my poor choices. :-)

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                          happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:17 PM

                          Suzigirl- I respect you deeply.

                          : )

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                            suzigirl Feb 23, 2013 08:32 AM

                            Thanks ;-)

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                          sandylc Feb 21, 2013 04:22 PM

                          Ugh! I've lost my appetite reading these ;-)

                          I don't buy them, but if I happen upon flavored Doritos, I will eat some and then feel slightly sick - does that qualify?

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                            EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 05:59 PM

                            No, sandylc, you should back away from this thread. Seriously.

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                              sandylc Feb 21, 2013 08:51 PM

                              Pout.

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                                EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 08:58 PM

                                Well, look- people are wallowing in their guilty pleasures. Either back out of the thread, or enjoy it for what it is, as in people who like food that the hoi polloi think a 'foodie' shouldn't. If you're grossed out, please take your grossness elsewhere and let people vent out their crazed guilty pleasures without judgement- this should be a safe place to share. You may be new to this site, and therefore need to learn that you shouldn't judge others' tastes, because, as this thread shows, everybody has a culinarily challenged area. being grossed out is your right, but posting it will get you nowhere, except maybe thrown out of here, and also get you nobody's respect. You might consider avoiding the "guilty pleasure" topics if you're such a delicate flower.

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                            Violatp Feb 21, 2013 04:26 PM

                            Miracle Whip. I like Miracle Whip. I like mayo, too, but for some things, MW really hits the spot.

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                              suzigirl Feb 21, 2013 04:50 PM

                              MW on fried egg sandwiches and on blt is a must

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                                malibumike Feb 23, 2013 08:57 AM

                                The only use I have for Miracle Whip is when making Tuna Salad sandwiches, it just seems perfect for that.

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                                  jbsiegel Mar 18, 2013 05:38 PM

                                  I actually do half MW and half mayo with tuna salad. When I do chicken or turkey salad with leftovers, though, that's all MW (made the day before - tastes better that way).

                                  I also like deviled eggs much better with MW. I find them too bland with mayo.

                              2. Chemicalkinetics Feb 21, 2013 04:29 PM

                                I have tons, but I don't think they are "guilty" pleasure, since I have no guilt. They are what other foodies look down upon.

                                I like:

                                instant noodle from the time to time -- especially when I am lazy.
                                McDonald Fish-O-Filet
                                IN-N-Out Burger
                                Waffle House
                                Supermarket fish sticks
                                ...etc...etc.

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                                  Violatp Feb 21, 2013 04:37 PM

                                  In-N-Out is delicious; no guilt there.

                                  Protein style double double, animal style and a neopolitan shake, freaking delicious

                                  no fries; I don't like their fries

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                                    Chemicalkinetics Feb 21, 2013 05:04 PM

                                    I have had the animal style, but never the protein style. I didn't like their fries the first few times (I actually hate them), but they grew on me. By the 4-5 th times, I love them.

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                                      Violatp Feb 21, 2013 05:12 PM

                                      If possible, I try t pick and choose my carb indulgences. I love that shake so much, I don't even bother trying with the fries anymore.

                                      Once, I finished the shake before I got out of the parking lot and had to turn around to get another one.

                                      I have to travel for work to Phoenix in a couple weeks and the first thing I checked was to see how far from the airport there is an In-N-Out. Sadly, it's like 15 miles and I get no rental car on this trip.

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                                        C. Hamster Feb 21, 2013 05:16 PM

                                        Cab!

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                                          Violatp Feb 21, 2013 05:30 PM

                                          I do get a $35 dinner allowance. $25 cab + $9 dinner would still leave me under...

                                          Damn - $25 probably wouldn't get me there AND back to the hotel!

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                                          Chemicalkinetics Feb 21, 2013 05:39 PM

                                          Ok. I don't remember any milkshake from In-N-Out. I wonder if this is something new or that I never like it enough to remember it. (I left California for about 8 years now).

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                                            happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:18 PM

                                            Their shakes are made with real ice cream. Simple but really good.

                                            And their fries are nice, but even better if you get them well done.

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                                          mike0989 Feb 22, 2013 11:42 AM

                                          Double Double - Animal Style
                                          Fries - Light Well (it helps)
                                          Rootbeer Float.

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                                          ItalianNana Feb 21, 2013 05:20 PM

                                          Oh MY!

                                          Yes and yes! I have Celiac disease so always protein style. Don't like their fries either. :-)

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                                            Nancy Berry Feb 27, 2013 05:19 PM

                                            You have to order their fries well-done. These are great!

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                                              laliz Mar 5, 2013 01:22 PM

                                              protein style cheeseburger w/grilled onions and fries well done animal style. With a Diet Coke of course.

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                                              foiegras Feb 23, 2013 09:25 PM

                                              ah ... fish sticks. me too, but only the kind made from whole fish. i remember being served as a child fish sticks & grape juice from concentrate & thinking what a truly great meal it was.

                                              the thai instant noodles are quite good. what bugs me though is that the little packets don't provide enough flavor if i want to add meat & veggies.

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                                                fldhkybnva Feb 23, 2013 09:41 PM

                                                Funny you mentioned fish sticks, I just grabbed a box of Starfish breaded cod when I had a sudden childhood flashback moment in the store.

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                                                  Violatp Feb 24, 2013 03:04 AM

                                                  I randomly picked up a bottle of tartar sauce the other day in anticipation of having some kind of battered or breaded fish of some sort.

                                                  In hindsight, tartar sauce is something I should make from scratch, though. I'll use up the individual ingredients faster, but I don't have any oil right now with which to make mayo. I don't use oil much for anything; I'm a butter cook!

                                                  Not that scratch tartar sauce has a place in this thread. Heh.

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                                                    Chemicalkinetics Feb 24, 2013 10:35 AM

                                                    <but only the kind made from whole fish>

                                                    You mean the kind which still has the fish fiber texture, right? Yeah, I love those.

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                                                    foiegras Feb 23, 2013 09:35 PM

                                                    you remind of the fact that every so often i like a totino's sausage pizza.

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                                                      foiegras Feb 23, 2013 09:39 PM

                                                      i love the russell stover pastel easter candies. the coconut nests with mini jellybean eggs are pretty fabulous.

                                                    2. C. Hamster Feb 21, 2013 04:49 PM

                                                      We do the strawberry and briwn sugar pop tart thing, but they have to be frosted !!

                                                      Other guilty things...

                                                      Kraft Mac and cheese with canned tuna and canned peas

                                                      Canned biscuits and crescent rolls

                                                      Beefaroni

                                                      "deviled ham"

                                                      Those huge hams that come in shiny red paper

                                                      If I lived anywhere near and in and out burger I would eat there every day. Without guilt. Thank God they are far away !

                                                      1. Ruthie789 Feb 21, 2013 05:21 PM

                                                        Nutella, all the way. I bought some for the first time a year ago for my son and I am now obsessed!

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                                                          ItalianNana Feb 21, 2013 05:28 PM

                                                          Full fat milk. Or even better a coffee breve. (Latte with half and half)

                                                          Ice cream with pretzels. Taquitos, cookie dough, milkshakes with a handful of toasted chopped almonds IN them, warm flour tortillas with butter, anything with butter.

                                                          Dr says my low cholesterol is genetic not "earned." Heehee

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                                                            suzigirl Feb 21, 2013 05:51 PM

                                                            Reading your list makes me think that you would like something that i hadn't thought about. A ice cream pie with pretzel crust. If you love butter, pretzels and ice cream, I think you would love it. I just follow a graham cracker crust recipe and sub pretzels. Fill with your favorite ice cream and freeze to set.

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                                                              ItalianNana Feb 22, 2013 12:15 PM

                                                              suzigirl,

                                                              I enjoy your posts. And man oh man that sounds divine!! I love sweet and salty. I would NEVER have thought of subbing pretzels for graham crackers. There is a passage GF pretzel too.

                                                              Thank you

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                                                                suzigirl Feb 22, 2013 12:25 PM

                                                                I'm glad that someone likes my posts. :-) If you try the pie let me know. Bet you like it

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                                                                  pine time Feb 23, 2013 09:18 AM

                                                                  I use crushed pretzels for a pie crust, then fill w/ a chocolate and caramel filling--kind of a Turtle pie.

                                                                  Also crush pretzels, then coat chicken with a mustard and spice dip & roll in the pretzels & bake. Yum.

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                                                                    suzigirl Feb 23, 2013 11:10 AM

                                                                    Chicken coating. That is going on the menu this week. Maybe even tonight. Yum

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                                                                  juliejulez Feb 22, 2013 12:42 PM

                                                                  Gosh suzi that sounds really good, I'll have to try that next time I make a chocolate cream pie.

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                                                                    suzigirl Feb 22, 2013 12:46 PM

                                                                    I posted it to another person here. The post was about leftover pretzel chips. It is so good.

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                                                                      Violatp Feb 22, 2013 12:55 PM

                                                                      It reminds me of a ridiculously delicious, easy, and slightly embarrassing snack that my sister makes. Arrange caramel rolos on bite size salted butter pretzels. Warm up in oven till soft. Jam a pretzel stick into each one, let cool, and eat the whole tray.

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                                                                        suzigirl Feb 22, 2013 01:15 PM

                                                                        That sounds so yummy.

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                                                                          Violatp Feb 23, 2013 03:29 PM

                                                                          I saw a variation of this on Pinterest this morning - instead of another pretzel, the rolo was squished down with a pecan half.

                                                                          Mmmm!

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                                                                            ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:31 AM

                                                                            Oh that sounds fantastic! I may buy a single tube of Rolos for the express purpose of making this concoction.

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                                                                    Pwmfan Feb 22, 2013 07:49 AM

                                                                    +1. I love all things animal-fatty and was very proud of my cholesterol numbers at my last checkup. As I beamed at my doctor she gave me "the look" and told me to wipe that grin off my face and that my success was attributable to my genes, not my behavior.
                                                                    My favority guilty pleasure is local salted butter on everything!

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                                                                      happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                      Ice cream with pretzels - yes!

                                                                      In a pinch, a milkshake (or frosty) with the fries dipped in.

                                                                    2. Njchicaa Feb 21, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                                      Velveeta shells and cheese though it isn't as amazing as I remember.

                                                                      1. monavano Feb 21, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                                        Campbell's Tomato Soup
                                                                        Kraft Mac and Cheese

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                                                                          don515 Feb 21, 2013 05:54 PM

                                                                          O and C onions right out ot the can!

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                                                                            suzigirl Feb 21, 2013 06:42 PM

                                                                            I love Campbell's Tomato Soup with milk,butter and cream cheese stirred constantly til smooth. Embarrassingly guilty. :-)

                                                                          2. EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 06:04 PM

                                                                            Kraft mac & cheese- I even bought a bunch of the orange powder on Amazon, and i'm surprised that I don't use it more often, bu some day I will.
                                                                            Almost any mac & cheese is good to me, especially if it's elbows or shells. I prefer that somebody made the mac & cheese rather than the frozen ones you reheat, but they've been good too.
                                                                            I am a sap for mac & cheese. I admit it.

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                                                                              happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:20 PM

                                                                              I have considered buying that mac and cheese powder just to sprinkle it on popcorn. It hasn't happened yet. But it probably will...!

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                                                                                GraceW Feb 23, 2013 06:12 AM

                                                                                The new Orville Pop Crunch variety of pre-popped/flavored popcorn, in the cheese-flavor, tastes exactly like that!

                                                                            2. EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 06:07 PM

                                                                              Li'l Smokies, either with or without bbq sauce or a gravy, but I refuse to eat them with grape jelly fronting as a 'sauce'. It isn't. It's grape jelly. Give me some savory, please.

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                                                                                Tara57 Feb 21, 2013 06:23 PM

                                                                                Rotel dip -- A can of Rotel and a brick of Velveeta melted together

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                                                                                  fldhkybnva Feb 21, 2013 09:49 PM

                                                                                  +1, I like to add sausage or ground beef to the mix.

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                                                                                    EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:04 PM

                                                                                    My favorite auntie routinely made that for an appetizer at their house. It had a bar in the basement that was larger than a lot of commercial bars. All the midwesterners would whoop and comment on how hot it was, I never felt any heat at all (but then I was from the Sonoran Desert). I sure do miss my aunt Ginny and uncle Walt. Thanks, Tara, for the reminder of that fabulous house. 8^)

                                                                                  2. EWSflash Feb 21, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                                    Oh my, I have to admit I'm powerless against -

                                                                                    Haribo Gummy Frogs

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                                                                                      chloebell Feb 22, 2013 06:36 AM

                                                                                      I love gummy frogs!! There's just something different about them versus gummy bears.

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                                                                                        EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:04 PM

                                                                                        I hear you loud and clear- ribbit!

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                                                                                      budlit Feb 21, 2013 06:31 PM

                                                                                      frozen cheese blintzes with creme fraiche & strawberry jam

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                                                                                        happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:21 PM

                                                                                        Gosh, I don't think that's embarrassing at all!

                                                                                      2. GraceW Feb 21, 2013 09:38 PM

                                                                                        I don't. But I have discovered, I like the taste of brown-sugar so much--I can/could/have eaten a few spoonfuls by itself...

                                                                                        Yes, that's not socially acceptable--so I don't do it.

                                                                                        Also, I ate Flaming Cheetos for the first time--during the holidays. I discovered they were good. But still their appearance disgusts me. So I won't be eating them again.

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                                                                                          fldhkybnva Feb 21, 2013 09:50 PM

                                                                                          Jalapeno cheddar Cheetos are referred to as "crack" in my house. On a whim, I decided to pick up a bag of the Flamin Hot Cheetos and now those will not be allowed in the house either.

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                                                                                            EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:05 PM

                                                                                            FWIW- I eat Cheetos with chopsticks.

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                                                                                              GraceW Feb 22, 2013 09:07 PM

                                                                                              I've heard some people like flaming Cheetos on top of hot white rice.. mix it around, and then eat with chopsticks. But I have never tried that.

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                                                                                                Violatp Feb 23, 2013 04:20 AM

                                                                                                I can see that helping with the dreaded Cheetos Fingers.

                                                                                                "Out, out, damned orange cheez powder!"

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                                                                                                  weezieduzzit Mar 5, 2013 07:49 PM

                                                                                                  That's really smart, EWSflash, 'cause there's no lyin' about those bright red orange fingers.

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                                                                                              SpiceMustFlow Feb 21, 2013 09:53 PM

                                                                                              Potato chips- ripple cut, plain salted. And for an extra kick, put 'em in the freezer. I have no idea why that makes them even better, but it does.

                                                                                              Also? Zero bars. So hard to find these days, but strangely enough they've turned up in my local Dollarama store. Also delightful when chilled, though better just in the fridge than in the freezer.

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                                                                                                Kholvaitar Feb 22, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                                                Love the Zero--

                                                                                                 
                                                                                              2. ipsedixit Feb 21, 2013 10:12 PM

                                                                                                Pop Tarts make great "bread" for ice cream sandwiches.

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                                                                                                  EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:05 PM

                                                                                                  Oooh, they would!

                                                                                                2. Cheese Boy Feb 21, 2013 10:32 PM

                                                                                                  Murray Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps cookies remain in my rotation because they haven't changed very much over the years. I still have lots of love for them. : )

                                                                                                  1. pinehurst Feb 22, 2013 04:35 AM

                                                                                                    I love Spam. Yes, cue the Python sketch...I'll take his Spam, I love it!

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                                                                                                      ItalianNana Feb 22, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                      *big grin*

                                                                                                      Not a big Spam fan but up until I was middle aged (long ago actually) I loved Vienna Sausages and Deviled Ham with scrambled eggs.

                                                                                                    2. Dagney Feb 22, 2013 04:39 AM

                                                                                                      Nachos with enough cheese to saturate every chip.

                                                                                                      Mayonaise. oh yes oh yesssss.

                                                                                                      1. MGZ Feb 22, 2013 08:00 AM

                                                                                                        7-11 nachos, saturated with that foul chili and cheese, and covered with the equally awful chopped onions and pickled jalapenos.

                                                                                                        Supermarket "Krab" salad on a some form of bread or cracker with hot sauce.

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                                                                                                          Dagney Feb 22, 2013 01:12 PM

                                                                                                          +1!!! I was too embarrassed to admit my love for 7-11 Nachos...lol I love that I can put as much cheese as I want on the chips. oh so wonderful.

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                                                                                                          StrandedYankee Feb 22, 2013 09:34 AM

                                                                                                          Gringa Madre's Taco Night Dinner, circa 1978. Yes, with the premade crunchy shells, the envelope of taco meat seasoning, shredded cheddar, sour cream, chopped tomatoes & onions. I know I should be horrified and disgusted, but every so often, I MUST make this.

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                                                                                                            Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 22, 2013 09:35 AM

                                                                                                            Liverwurst
                                                                                                            Canned smoked oysters and sardines (maybe not embarrassing, but most people think they're weird and/or gross)
                                                                                                            Pickled and creamed herring (see above)
                                                                                                            Most potato chips, including all the weird new flavors from Lay's and Herr's (haven't tried the Chicken and Waffles or Cheesy Garlic Bread Lay's yet)
                                                                                                            Cheetos (including the Flaming Hot ones)

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                                                                                                              MGZ Feb 22, 2013 09:53 AM

                                                                                                              There's nothing guilty about liverwurst.

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                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Feb 22, 2013 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                Aren't they unhealthy or something?

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                                                                                                                  EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                  Or smoked oysters or sardines!

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                                                                                                                  Violatp Feb 22, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                  Liverwurst is great! I especially love braunschweiger. On rye bread with mustard and pickles, YUM.

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                                                                                                                    Lillipop Feb 22, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                    I love it too.With all of your additions plus I want some crisp white onion slices on mine.

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                                                                                                                    Vidute Feb 22, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                                                                                    dietz and watson braunschweiger, herrings in wine sauce, smoked whitefish salad....are currently in my fridge. they're my "go-to" foods when nothing else tastes good. "soul" food, so to speak.

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                                                                                                                      Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 22, 2013 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                      My wife has been hooked on the smoked whitefish salad from Whole Foods, which I (as a Jew) think is just... ehhhhhhhh.

                                                                                                                      But two weeks ago, I was at a different Costco than the one I usually go to, and this location had whole smoked whitefish, from Blue Hill Bay/ACME Smoked Fish in Brooklyn. Beautiful fish, almost bronze in color, about two feet long, and reasonably priced. You almost never see those anywhere, especially in a city like Orlando, with no real New York-style delis or appetizing stores. (We have the Toojay's chain, but... ehhhhhhhhh.)

                                                                                                                      So I bought it, filleted it as best I could, and got every single edible flake and shred of delicious, salty, smoky, fishy goodness out of it, removing all the wire-like bones I could. We've been happily munching on it for the last two weeks, and I didn't even have to add anything to make it into a salad or spread. It's probably the best whitefish we've ever had. Nothing embarrassing or guilty about that!

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                                                                                                                        Vidute Feb 22, 2013 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                        I haven't tried Whole Food's version, but I buy Blue Hill Bay's smoked whitefish salad and really enjoy it. Blue Hill Bay is ACME's gourmet line. I used to buy ACME herring in wine sauce, but found and tried Blue Hill Bay's version and am now hooked on that. Whole Foods carries it along with other varieties of herring.

                                                                                                                        It's a shame that good smoked fish is so difficult to come by, even here, in Baltimore.

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                                                                                                                          Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 23, 2013 08:25 AM

                                                                                                                          I regularly buy the 26-ounce jars of Blue Hill Bay herring in wine sauce at Costco. Such a good snack, and so healthy! (And only $4.99 for a jar that usually lasts a month or more!)

                                                                                                                          I grew up eating the Vita brand, which my family would serve on Sunday mornings with bagels and cream cheese and lox, but Blue Hill Bay is SO MUCH better than Vita. (However, no matter which brand of pickled fish I buy or where, it always grosses out the cashiers.)

                                                                                                                          Hey, at least in Baltimore, you have Faidley's!

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                                                                                                                            Vidute Feb 26, 2013 10:41 PM

                                                                                                                            Great deal on the herring! Looks like I'm going to have to switch over from Sam's.

                                                                                                                            I grew up on Vita, too. I was going to pick up a jar for old time's sake, but when I looked at the label, I saw that they now use hfcs, so I put it back.

                                                                                                                            Regarding Faidley's, if only it was the Faidley's of yore.

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                                                                                                                          EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:08 PM

                                                                                                                          I love your gusto and description, BBVL.

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                                                                                                                            Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 23, 2013 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                            Thank you! I love cured and smoked meats and fish more than just about anything (food-wise, at least).

                                                                                                                    2. Ruthie789 Feb 22, 2013 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                      Those sweet gooey chocolates with the marashino cherry in the middle.

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                                                                                                                        EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:08 PM

                                                                                                                        Oh yes.

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                                                                                                                        mwhitmore Feb 22, 2013 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                        I never feel guilty for eating something I enjoy. I sincerely think that the word 'guilt' should be abolished from food-related discussions.

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                                                                                                                          fldhkybnva Feb 22, 2013 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                          +1 I wish we could as well but not sure that's happening soon. My best friends will still call me in a panic "I ate so bad today."

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                                                                                                                            ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                            I agree thoroughly. I believe in intuitive eating and feel strongly that no one would ever have to worry about weight if they followed those principles.

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                                                                                                                              Violatp Feb 24, 2013 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                              My intuition has had me eat entire cheesecakes in the past. My intuition isn't too bright. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                If you allowed yourself to eat an entire cheesecake every day, trust me it would lose it's appeal. :)

                                                                                                                                Ps I love cheesecake. I eat it for breakfast sometimes. It's dairy, which is just like drinking milk, right?

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                                                                                                                                  Violatp Feb 24, 2013 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                  Heh

                                                                                                                                  Reminds me of accounts I've read of servants (way back when) protesting against having to eat lobster and agreeing to have it served to them no more than 3x a week.

                                                                                                                          2. alliegator Feb 22, 2013 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                            I've admitted a couple of things on here that are embarrassing, but this is the worst. It's called "snack". My dad used to make it for me because I was scrawny as a child. Melt some butter in a skillet, then slice up some pepperoni, throw it in. Then add salted hard pretzel chunks and keep going until the pepperoni is crispy and the pretzels are coated but not soggy. Enjoy.
                                                                                                                            Then, run 5 miles on the treadmill every day for a week.

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                                                                                                                              EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:09 PM

                                                                                                                              Thank God, or else you'd be in the Cath Lab on a regular basis. It sounds wonderful.

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                                                                                                                                alliegator Feb 23, 2013 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                Haha! You aren't kidding! I eat this about twice a year when I visit my family. I'm a good little soldier with my exercise, but my dad might snack his way right into the back of an ambulance :/ I'll just keep naggin'...

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                                                                                                                              cheesecake17 Feb 22, 2013 11:35 AM

                                                                                                                              French's fried onions, eaten with a spoon

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                                                                                                                                MonMauler Feb 22, 2013 11:37 AM

                                                                                                                                Why do you need a spoon? Do you have hooks instead of hands?

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                                                                                                                                  Bob W Feb 22, 2013 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                  You only need one hand (or hook) to hold the can up and pour the onions into your mouth.

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                                                                                                                                    alliegator Feb 22, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                    You could probably lean back into the couch and pick the can up with your toes, if you tried really hard. I love those onion things. Great on a hot dog with cheese!

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                                                                                                                                      laliz Mar 5, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                      OMG ~~ on a hot dog with cheese.

                                                                                                                                      sounds divine.

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                                                                                                                                    Lillipop Feb 22, 2013 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                    " Now that's just plain rude" ( a quote from the Danish film Adam's Apples).

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                                                                                                                                    GraceW Feb 24, 2013 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                    Hmm... I just realized French's fried onions would be great on top of a pizza or on top of home-baked mac and cheese.

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                                                                                                                                      sandylc Feb 24, 2013 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                      Sounds like a slippery slope!

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                                                                                                                                        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 24, 2013 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                                        French fried onions are good on EVERYTHING, including pinched up right out of the can or bag (and Costco sells them in huge bags about the size of a pillowcase for about $7, much cheaper than the tiny cans at the supermarket).

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                                                                                                                                          foiegras Feb 24, 2013 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                          we did NOT need to know that ;)

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                                                                                                                                            foiegras Feb 24, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                            yes, not the minced fish. i get van de kamp's, 'cut from whole fillets.'

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                                                                                                                                              laliz Mar 5, 2013 01:35 PM

                                                                                                                                              they are good on a cold meatloaf sandwich

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                                                                                                                                          wincountrygirl Feb 22, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                          Sour pickles dipped in Russian dressing.

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                                                                                                                                            jbsiegel Mar 18, 2013 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                            I like sauerkraut with 1000 island dressing on it LOL!

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                                                                                                                                              Vidute Mar 18, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                              i add corned beef and rye bread to your kraut and 1k island dreassing. ;)

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                                                                                                                                            HillsofBeverly Feb 22, 2013 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                            Quality, chunky blue cheese dressing or dip, with a big shot of Sriracha for "buffalo" flavoring, and chips to dip into it.

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                                                                                                                                              l0b0SKI Feb 22, 2013 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                              One night I called my husband and requested my husband to bring home one of those cardboard tasting frozen pizzas. Aww, man now I want a cardboard pizza.

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                                                                                                                                                mike0989 Feb 22, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                I’m a protein whore where as my Wife always wants a salad or something green. When I get a “Boy’s Night”. I’ll go for platter of chili dogs, or a couple pounds of chicken wings.

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                                                                                                                                                  ohmyyum Feb 22, 2013 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Hahaha my friends used to call me a protein whore because I was once on a diet that required me to eat my body weight in grams of protein, daily in order to gain weight and build muscle.

                                                                                                                                                2. juliejulez Feb 22, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I'm like you Jpan99, Pop Tarts. Love them. Frosted Strawberry. As recently as a few years ago, I ate up to 4 a day, usually cold as my office did not have a toaster. No wonder I got fat. Now they're just reserved for "special" occasions. I most recently had on Thanksgiving morning when I was cooking up a storm and they were easy to "make" and eat quickly.

                                                                                                                                                  Also the Triscuit thread reminded me that I like plain Triscuits with Easy Cheese (the cheese in the aerosol can) on them. We were at SO's aunt's house for Christmas dinner and she had a bacon flavored easy cheese with Triscuits out, and I was in heaven. I'm too embarassed to be seen buying it myself though so it's limited to when someone else makes it available to me.

                                                                                                                                                  I also enjoy graham crackers dipped in milk, and store bought pre-sliced salami with cream cheese. Also a macaroni salad concoction, that involves ditalini, fat free Kraft mayonnaise, and seasoned salt. Nothing else.

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                                                                                                                                                    512window Feb 22, 2013 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Graham crackers dipped in lemonade are incredible!

                                                                                                                                                    My guilty embarassing pleasures: imitation crab, straight out of the package and "chinese" orange sauce chicken. I'm sick, went into a place to get soup, got some orange sauce chicken also - so so good but I've lost all my "authenticity" cred.

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                                                                                                                                                      Jpan99 Feb 22, 2013 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Yes, I no longer eat meat but when I did, sweet and sour chicken was my "embarrassing" Chinese fave that I would only order as takeout when dining alone so nobody would see me eating it! If ever sway from a veg diet I think it will be the sweet & sour chicken that does me in!

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                                                                                                                                                        512window Feb 23, 2013 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Good to know it's not just me!

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                                                                                                                                                      Wahooty Feb 23, 2013 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                      > I'm too embarassed to be seen buying it myself though so it's limited to when someone else makes it available to me.

                                                                                                                                                      This is why God gave us the self-checkout.

                                                                                                                                                      I am powerless against junky chips - the higher the MSG content, the weaker I am. I have been known to read the ingredient lists and pick whichever bag has MSG highest on the list when I'm having a craving.

                                                                                                                                                      I also have a severely guilty affinity for tortilla chips and bad nacho cheese - if it doesn't come in a can, it simply will not do. I got a strong enough craving one weekend to go to the grocery store at midnight to get some. I have never dashed in and out of the store so fast in my life - I was so afraid of running into one of my students with a can of La Preferida nacho cheese in hand.

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                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl Feb 23, 2013 05:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I know they have been mentioned here before but i must confess that i like the canned nacho sauce and chili at 7-11. Here is why I hastened to mention it before as it is bad, but it will make you feel a bit better. I don't cover the nachos, I use the lid for my chili and cheese. Tilted to the side to fill with chili then the other side with nacho sauce and a big blob of jalapenos in the center. Then I can eat them as slow as i want and have crispy chips. Some stores won't let you do it but i have figured out who will. See? You're not so bad.

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                                                                                                                                                          Wahooty Feb 24, 2013 08:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                          I feel like it's somehow worse to acknowledge that La Preferida was, in the end, sub-par. I still believe anything packaged in a glass jar will not satisfy my craving because it's...wait for it...TOO GOOD...but it appears that I have become discriminating in my canned cheese. I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE!

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                                                                                                                                                            foiegras Feb 24, 2013 08:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                            you are simply evolving ;)

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                                                                                                                                                              Wahooty Feb 24, 2013 09:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Not sure that's the right word ;)

                                                                                                                                                              I grew up in a from-scratch household. I have no idea why my mom would NEVER buy Kraft mac and cheese, but bought cans of nacho cheese for chip-dipping. But, baby bird that I was, I imprinted all the same. I am just convinced that the cheapest cheese-in-a-can now just doesn't have the same rancid jalapeno tang that that stuff once did. <sigh>

                                                                                                                                                    3. Lillipop Feb 22, 2013 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Hands down any "kids" candy.Licorice...candy suckers....bubble gum.....sour tarts....Starburst..Dum Dum's....Tootsie Pops....salt water taffy...I love all of it.
                                                                                                                                                      I will eat it all non stop if I keep it in my house (with joy)
                                                                                                                                                      so I will on rare occasions treat myself to 5 of the
                                                                                                                                                      Rainbow suckers from Winco's bulk bins.....or a small
                                                                                                                                                      package of red licorice.I just cannot help loving the stuff.
                                                                                                                                                      If I had to make a choice between ice cream....cake...cookies..pie....chocolate candy....kids candy
                                                                                                                                                      I would take a bag full of kids candy anytime!

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                                                                                                                                                        EWSflash Feb 22, 2013 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Easter candy- marshmallow centers, chocolate outsides, tghe darker the better. Marshmallow flavoring everywhere.

                                                                                                                                                        Christmas candy- mostly See's dark chocolates with nougat, marshmallow, and/or nuts.

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                                                                                                                                                          Pwmfan Feb 23, 2013 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Orange circus peanuts (preferably slightly stale, but I think they come that way by default).

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                                                                                                                                                            Jpan99 Feb 23, 2013 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                            My college roommate always had a bag of these in the room. She had to take some awful tasting, chewable pills for a bad case of acne and she always chased the pills down with circus peanuts and sour lemon drops!

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                                                                                                                                                              juliejulez Feb 23, 2013 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Oh man, my dad loved those... and Peeps.

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                                                                                                                                                                Pwmfan Feb 23, 2013 06:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Peeps have to be carefully aged as well. One of the guys I worked with would pick up several packages at Eastertime (only Easter Peeps were acceptable; other seasonal Peeps were imposters). We would poke several holes in the cellophane and monitor the ageing process daily until they had reached the correct balance of soft insides and properly crusty exteriors. Only then would the feast begin........

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                                                                                                                                                                  GraceW Feb 23, 2013 08:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Mmmm, I had forgotten--Peeps are the best, and we are headed into 'no-Peeps'-season soon because after Easter we will not have them again until Halloween.

                                                                                                                                                                  Peeps-s'mores are tasty too.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 23, 2013 09:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Ever do Peep Jousting?

                                                                                                                                                                    Put two Peeps on a microwave-safe plate, facing each other on opposite ends of the plate, and stick a toothpick in the front of each one, facing forward like a knight's lance.

                                                                                                                                                                    Set the microwave for two minutes, and you can watch the Peeps start to expand, until one of them expands far enough to stab and deflate the other. That Peep has won ye olde tournamente, so you can eat the flattened loser... and then eat the winner as well.

                                                                                                                                                                    (Now THAT'S a guilty pleasure.)

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                                                                                                                                                                      foiegras Feb 23, 2013 09:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      a friend had peep jousting tournaments in the kitchen at work ;) not sure what it is with peeps in the workplace ...

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                                                                                                                                                                        GraceW Feb 23, 2013 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        It's (an Easter) tradition!

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                                                                                                                                                                          Violatp Feb 24, 2013 03:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Ha! That's hilarious! I don't actually like Peeps (the food coloring used tastes bitter to me) but I may purchase some just for this.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Lillipop Feb 24, 2013 03:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Lou..I am belly laughing....too funny!

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                                                                                                                                                                              juliejulez Feb 24, 2013 08:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              LOL I think I might need to try this.

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                                                                                                                                                                                GraceW Feb 24, 2013 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                I was an RA in college and used it as a dorm activity.. all you need is a bunch of peeps and a microwave. Then I set up a 'bracket' for the participating residents. It is good-fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                (Also there are many Youtube videos.. in case you want to see what goes down.)--Enjoy! The chicks are the best animal for this because they sit-down.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Tovflu Feb 28, 2013 05:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I adore peeps, no embarrassment included. I've become a huge fan of their new chocolate-covered ones with cherry marshmallow inside. I bought something like 20 of them discounted after valentines last year! (okay, so purchasing that many at once was mildly embarrassing, but I needed to stock up!).

                                                                                                                                                                          Their new sugar cookie flavor is also really good. I'm dying to try their new birthday/anniversary flavors. /fangirl

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                                                                                                                                                                      happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Fried baloney.

                                                                                                                                                                      It terrified and embarrassed my husband - until he tried it.

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                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Feb 23, 2013 02:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Try fried mortadella - just do yourself a favor and try it.

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                                                                                                                                                                          happybaker Feb 24, 2013 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I watched Battle Mortadella on Iron Chef America and whenever they fried it, I just DROOLED.

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                                                                                                                                                                            don515 Feb 26, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            with a couple of sunny side up eggs!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Violatp Feb 23, 2013 04:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, I used to get such a kick out of the "cap" effect you get from frying up bologna.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Tara57 Feb 24, 2013 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              My mom would fill the fried bologna bowl with scrambled eggs. I thought this was very elegant!

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                                                                                                                                                                              l0b0SKI Feb 23, 2013 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Yay! I was waiting for someone to fess up to fried baloney, my uncle used to make it all the time. I can still smell it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                KrumTx Feb 23, 2013 03:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Fried baloney sandwiches! The baloney would fry up into a perfect cup to melt up a couple of slices of white-trash sliced American cheese. That sounds great right about now, with a side of Cheetos - the puffy ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                Great idea on mortadella, MGZ.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Feb 24, 2013 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Some older thoughts on the fried mortadella sandwich:

                                                                                                                                                                                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/847014

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                                                                                                                                                                                    happybaker Feb 24, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Fried baloney sandwiches are a midwestern staple - many restaurants sell them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      laliz Mar 5, 2013 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I live in CA and never see fried baloney sandwiches here, I was visiting NY last fall and ordered one when I saw it on the menu. The friend who was buying lunch that day was aghast at my choice. WHAT?

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                                                                                                                                                                                        happybaker Mar 5, 2013 03:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm in CA as well. Funny that you should see that sandwich on a NY menu - my Dad's NY family was horrified at the sandwich when they heard of it!

                                                                                                                                                                                        (Later, my Dad became a convert saying "It's junk but it's good junk.")

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                                                                                                                                                                                  happybaker Feb 22, 2013 09:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh and if you gave me a bowl of SpaghettiOs, I'd be a tad embarrassed - but I think I would still dive in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Vidute Feb 22, 2013 10:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Give me a smoked ham hock, a jar of extra-hot horseradish and knife and I'm a happy girl.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Paprikaboy Feb 23, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I like to get big fat dates and spread roquefort on them,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Also salad cream sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        happybaker Feb 23, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wait - that date/roquefort thing sounds like a great app or dessert! No shame there : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Jpan99 Feb 23, 2013 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I agree. Nothing embarrassing about dates and roquefort!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Paprikaboy Feb 23, 2013 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I don't feel any shame, and it does sound quite good.
                                                                                                                                                                                            But often i use the dates to scoop out the roquefort because I can't be bothered with plates or knives.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              happybaker Feb 23, 2013 02:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ah hah! Now THAT is a food action best done alone ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                              (I use chocolate chips to scoop out cream cheese and then eat them, it's like an instant chocolate cheesecake. And yes, that I do only when alone...!)

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. boogiebaby Feb 23, 2013 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ruffles with regular old French onion dip - just sour cream and an evelope of onion soup mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The occasional raspberry Toaster Strudel.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kraft Mac and cheese in the blue box. We dont make it often, but we always have a box on hand for last minute kid dinners. I save a few bites for myself, grind on lots of fresh black pepper and enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                                                          At Thanksgiving, I must have Green Bean Casserole. Not some fancy, gourmet version, but the old school kind with canned green beans.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            juliejulez Feb 23, 2013 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ooo I'm with you on the ruffles and dip!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Feb 23, 2013 11:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Me too. Love that stuff. Chip and dip crack. And the green bean canned casserole. Love that stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Jolyon Helterman Feb 23, 2013 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I have a bunch, but, like someone mentioned below, I don't have much "guilt" about them. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Oscar Mayer cheese hot dogs (with the processed cheese that's been injected inside them, which turns scalding-hot when cooked)

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Filet O'Fish sandwiches from McDonalds

                                                                                                                                                                                            • BBQ Fritos, which have now been discontinued, I believe

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Those frozen Jamaican Beef Patties they sell at every NYC pizzeria

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 23, 2013 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I love Jamaican beef patties too, especially the spicy ones. I'm lucky to have a great, cheap Jamaican restaurant near my job, that serves huge portions of braised oxtail or curried goat over coconut rice with cabbage, filling up an entire big styrofoam to-go box for $10. But whenever I get one of those, I have to pick up a patty as well!

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. sal_acid Feb 23, 2013 08:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I think y'all are pregnant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lol +1!

                                                                                                                                                                                                But that's ok, no judgment right? I've actually been inspired by quite a few posts. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Poochinator Feb 23, 2013 09:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheez-It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                Plus, Kraft Mac and Cheese, Lays potato chips, Cheetos, and Bugles....just to name a few.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  MonMauler Feb 24, 2013 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I haven't had a dorito in close to a decade, but I just started craving them for some reason. The next opportunity I get I think I am going to buy a bag. I fear the downward spiral I will surely spin into.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I used to like Doritos... Until I tried xochitl chips, spicy. I will never go back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      MonMauler Feb 24, 2013 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I see all those new flavors out, and they all look delicious. Should I not go with regular, old Doritos or Cool Ranch? Should I go with the Xochitl or something else?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was formerly a cool ranch girl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can't even handle much heat but the xochitl spicy are worth the pain. And the pain also prevents me from hoovering the entire bag.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Be warned that xochitl are not your typical corn chip. They are exceptionally thin and don't hold up well to dipping, unless it's a restaurant style thin salsa. The spicy do not need any embellishment, IMO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ETA, xochitl chips are also a bit more pricey than typical brands so that may also help to limit mindless (over) consumption. $6 at world market, $5 at fresh market (recently on sale for $3.50). I haven't seen them elsewhere but haven't really looked either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 24, 2013 11:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I prefer Cool Ranch to the regular Nacho Cheese Doritos. I've also tried most of the new flavors, and still always prefer Cool Ranch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Xochitl chips are much more like high-quality Mexican restaurant tortilla chips than junk foody Doritos. They are very thin and less than ideal for dipping as a result, but they're probably the best "pure" tortilla chips you can buy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            l0b0SKI Feb 24, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I remember when Cool Ranch Doritos came out. One day my grandmother brought a case home from the food bank she worked at. My cousin, my sister and myself thought it would be a great idea to try and eat the whole case. Needless to say I can never look a Cool Ranch Dorito in the face again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Truth! Xochitl are the best. I eat them with fresh lime juice or Pato sauce all the time

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        juliejulez Feb 24, 2013 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had this problem over the summer. I was at a BBQ and someone had cool ranch doritos out. They were my favorite in high school. I had some... and could not stop.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          MonMauler Feb 24, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah, half of my delay has been my inability to decide what flavor bag to buy. I used to love the Cool Ranch, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          And I'm usually very decisive.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            MonMauler Feb 27, 2013 03:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've had both the Original and the Cool Ranch Doritos in the last two days, and they were exactly as I remembered them. Delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              fldhkybnva Feb 27, 2013 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love it when the junk food tastes as you remember. I've had many an occasion where it just wasn't the same greasy junk I remembered and was craving :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                ohmyyum Feb 27, 2013 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I don't think Kraft Mac and cheese tastes the same as it does in my memories. :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  foiegras Feb 27, 2013 06:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i have seen other chowhounders note that as they get older, they taste 'chemicals' more. this has put me off velveeta, but not kraft m&c.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Feb 27, 2013 05:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I agree. It sad when you cave in to an "old school Jones" and it isn't the same. You feel cheated. Did they change? Did my tastes change? Did I have a palate then?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fldhkybnva Feb 27, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I think I commented on this elsewhere but it makes me so frustrated that I'll do it again! Is it me? Is it them? Who cares? Why is it not the same? I hate feeling like I failed at indulging in a guilty pleasure.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc Feb 27, 2013 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mine would be Chef Boy Ardee box mix pizza. I would have killed for it as a child, yet my attempt at enjoying it again was not successful. Sigh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            jarona Feb 24, 2013 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            For me, Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup. I love, love, love those mushy noodles. Warms my heart and innards!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tripeler Feb 24, 2013 11:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jarona, I know what you mean. For me, it's Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup. I've loved that since I was a little kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Feb 26, 2013 10:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I like Campell's Chicken Noodle Soup and also its many other soups too, like the creamy mushroom and the alphabet soup.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                occula Feb 27, 2013 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                ... sour gummi worms.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FutureChefAdam Mar 5, 2013 08:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of my favorites too! Anything gummy actually...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fldhkybnva Mar 6, 2013 08:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Haribo gummi bears!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pedalfaster Feb 27, 2013 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Peanut M&Ms

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tovflu Feb 28, 2013 06:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm in a very health-centric career field so people are very conscious of what they're eating in from of each other. Usually I'm pretty shameless about whatever I'm eating but I do have a soft spot for Nutty Bars, and in my head Little Debbie products are crossing the line for what to eat in front of my peers. I eat maybe one a year, at most, but it's extremely nostalgic for me because my great grandmother used to always have them on hand. Love em.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I like pop tarts too. I remember a peer relaying a story to me about how she was in a hurry and decided to buy a pop tart before heading to class and the teacher immediately noted it and made a big deal out of the 'unhealthiness' of the meal (no wonder we're all self-conscious).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Sandwich_Sister Mar 2, 2013 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Those Tostino pizza bites. My brother got me hooked on those as a teenager.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mayo, tomato and cheese sandwich on white bread

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cold Spaghetti on texas toast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trashy dip for tortilla chips. Can of refried beans, can of salsa and can or queso.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Francis Mar 2, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oscar Meyer beef bologna.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. PotatoHouse Mar 2, 2013 03:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kraft Mac-and-cheese (yes, the infamous "Blue Box"!!) mixed with a can of mushrooms and half a pound or so of hamburger cooked with chopped onions. For the ultimate guilt-fest, it should be eaten while watching South Park, Family Guy, or American Dad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            foiegras Mar 4, 2013 02:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the only issue i see here is the can of mushrooms!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noodlepoodle Mar 5, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            spaghetti and meat sauce ON TOP OF vinegar and oil dressed green salad. I like the little tang the dressing gives to the sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noodles any way I can get them

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            chicken wings (not vinegar bbq sauce laced buffalo wings), but the kind that comes on a fresh roasted bird.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              happybaker Mar 5, 2013 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Noodlepoodle, I know folks who wrestle (okay, call dibs) for the crunchy roasted wings. Feel no shame!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              itsmejessica Mar 16, 2013 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sliced cooked deli ham with cream cheese and pickles all rolled together. I love them,but I know,people think it's gross.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alliegator Mar 18, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not gross at all! I'm not a fan of pickles, myself, but this is a popular snack in my family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lillipop Mar 18, 2013 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love all pickles!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Ashley12 Mar 18, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tostito's con Queso dip. Sometimes I don't even warm it up. Only allowed to have it 2-3 times a year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fldhkybnva Mar 18, 2013 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No guilt, I am a proud member of this bunch. It's funny you mentioned warming it up, I never even pondered the idea. Pop the jar and dig right in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      laliz Mar 19, 2013 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tostitos con queso dip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stir a jar into a bag of frozen corn and heat until bubbling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OMG~~ people beg me to make this.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ashley12 Mar 19, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I want to try that! Might need to have my first jar of the year this week :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alliegator Mar 19, 2013 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you're feeling just plain cheesy, the tostito's smooth n cheesy dip is not bad ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sandwich_Sister Mar 19, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I talked about my trashy dip I use that Tostito dip too. and your right it doesn't have to be warmed up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I even ate it for breakfast once.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christina D Mar 18, 2013 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whenever I'm stressed or not feeling good, my guilty pleasure involves a trip to McDonald's. Egg McMuffin in the morning, a regular hamburger any other time of the day. Unfortunately, I'm too indoctrinated to throw all caution to the wind and go for a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder, so a hamburger it is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I feel terribly guilty and hide the take out bags from view, but boy do I enjoy the experience while it lasts!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vidute Mar 18, 2013 09:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          somehow, those small cans of vienna sausages have been appearing on my kitchen table this past week.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suzigirl Mar 19, 2013 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ahh... vienna sausages. Love those little things. And since this is guilty pleasures, I eat them mashed with a fork mixed with MW and spread on crackers sometimes. Good trashy food. Yum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. alliegator Mar 21, 2013 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm eating one that I bought yesterday---a Slim Jim. I like them. There, I said it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Mar 21, 2013 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I do too. Shhhh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. IndyGirl Mar 22, 2013 04:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Man, pop-tarts sound so good right now. I might have to go get some. WOW!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Mar 22, 2013 05:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Munching on a big bag of Cracker Jack while another guilty pleasure plays in the background (anything sung by Freddy Mercury) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I thought I liked you before but now you are "the champion". No time for losers. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ Mar 22, 2013 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hehehehe, fun right?!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 05:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If there is wine involved, I bow to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Mar 22, 2013 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There's always wine! But pls, no need to bow! Doesn't everyone enjoy Cracker Jack, pinot gris and Freddy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 06:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pinot grigio for me. But the rest, yes please. For me right now it's pretzels not cracker jacks. Though I will trade ya.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ Mar 22, 2013 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm flexible. The deli dept of Stop & Shop sells bags of pretzel twists that have just the right amount of salt and just a tiny touch of sweet. I can't think of the brand at the moment but they are really good; nice and crunchy too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eagles Johnny come lately playing in the background. My sweets is playing it. We love the "old stuff". Its a weekend. Time to unwind

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Mar 22, 2013 07:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you seen the Eagles documentary yet? Two parts, fun as hell. I'm still watching reruns.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Mar 22, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have not and have heard amazing things about it so no spoilers please. I need to record it before it goes away.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ Mar 22, 2013 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No spoilers, just to say well worth the wait.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My Netflix cue is filled with rock docs and films with music as a theme. I try not to miss one. Killing Bono was a great film. Have you seen that one?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cameraman Mar 22, 2013 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Golden Corral once every couple of years.

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