I don't like it. I would never buy it. But if it's in front of me I can't stop eating it.
I call this "Saved By The Bell" syndrome. Remember when that was on 49 times a day and you hated it, but found yourself watching anyway? Ugh.
Anyhoo, for me it's Bugles. They are gross and styrofoam-y and salty, but if they are in front of me, I find myself eating them. Then I stop and reprimand myself - stop it! You don't even like these... Crunch crunch.
Any foods you just can't stop eating?
I can't think of a specific item, but I know I have done this probably several times over the years while chatting at my DMIL's table where there is always junk food.
Now, if you take away the don't like, would never buy limitations, the Jalapeno Cheetos is one of those things I can't stop eating, so I no longer allow myself to buy. lol.
Humpty Dumpty's bbq Ringlos. I grab a small handfull of 4-5 rings and eat them one at a time. And I'm constantly eating them and thinking "Ok, only 1 more handful. Ok, that's it, just one more. Dammit, last one!" lol
Like you, I'm not sure why I eat them. The first memory I have of eating them was for about 2 years in high school before each, I would sit in the cafeteria and do some last minute test cramming while eating a snack bag of Ringlos and a small chocolate milk. Breakfast of champions.
That bourbon chicken they pass out in food courts at the mall. I can't resist it when walking by. She's handing me a toothpick of it, and I'm thinking to myself "give me that whole damn plate of it!" lol