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Jun 25, 2013 07:14 AM

What is your dirty little food secret?

So you are an adventurous eater with a refined palate. Your friends know you as a great cook. Perhaps you always try and dine at the newest places. Maybe your friends call you a "foodie."

So what is your little, dirty food secret? Not trying to yuck on anyone's yum here, but is there something you like to eat that your friends or family would consider, "Ew weird!" or "Ew gross!" or "Ew I can't believe you eat that."
I've already outed one of my transgressions. Cheese Whiz. The kind that comes in the glass jar only. Yes, I make my own cheese. I love eating all sorts of different cheeses and seek out new ones all the time. I have cheese shipped across the country to me. But when I'm down, sick or tired... it is the ultimate comfort food to me. Spread on a Ritz cracker if possible.
So what's your secret?

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  1. I don't mind eating twinkies. and they are back!

    1. I like spray cheese topped with little bits of jalapenos in celery.

            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

              Absolutely loved Screaming Yellow Zonkers, and loved the box even more!

          1. re: HillJ

            If you like salty sweet try Cracker Jack'd salted caramel. Now that stuff is crack

            1. re: HillJ

              One Halloween, we ran out of candy. Had just shopped at CostCo and had bought the ginormous quantity of Cracker Jacks (but the Jacks were in regular-size boxes) for Mr. Pine's lunch treats. Couldn't disappoint the kiddies who were still ringing the doorbell, so I ended up giving out the full-size boxes of Cracker Jacks till they were gone, too. Mr. Pine wasn't amused that he had none for his lunch!

              1. re: beevod

                Wow. Had to go look that one up. I guess that could get a bit dirty.

                    1. re: Gastronomos

                      I used to know a few reasons for using DE, but I can't remember what they were- can you refresh my memory?

                      I used to add it to the hens' feed to keep bugs out of the feed and parasites out of the hens. I also fed it to my dog when we first got her, because she had all kinds of intestinal parasites.

                      1. re: EWSflash

                        The spines of the diatoms pierces the exterior of the bugs and parasites. The bugs dry out, the worms are invaded by beneficial bacterium and consumed.

                        The damage to the dog, or person, is easily repaired if they are otherwise healthy.

                        Mined in beautiful Lompoc, California.

                        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                          Lompoc? Really? Maybe that's how they can grow so many flowers- fewer bugs due to the DE.

                          I know how the DE works, but assuming one doesn't have a lot of intestinal parasites, I can't remember any specific reasons for DE in a human diet,

                          1. re: EWSflash

                            Most people harbor parasites more often than you would think.

                    2. re: beevod

                      Some folks like chicken adobado, others prefer chicken and adobe.

                    3. Two things come to mind, Irish oatmeal served savory and grilled cheese with cheddar on raisin. People refuse to try either, I'm glad I tried both.

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                      1. re: holypeaches

                        Every so often I can eat a bag of salt and vinegar chips until my lips burn or crunchy Cheetos until I have sticky fingers.

                          1. re: holypeaches

                            Grilled cheese w/cheddar on raisin bread is awesome! How is that shameful?

                            Think of all the folks touting sweet and savory and you are right there!

                            1. re: happybaker

                              Yes, I consider it a relative of apple pie with cheddar served classically in so many areas.

                            2. re: holypeaches

                              The grilled cheese/cheddar/raisin combo sounds absolutely delicious!

                              I also like peanut butter and raisin sandwiches (preferably on seeded rye).

                              1. re: holypeaches

                                There is a restaurant in the Quad Cities (The Belgian Village) that makes a reuben on raisin bread. They are fantastic and beyond huge. Worth a drive if you're withing a few hours

                                1. re: sauterc

                                  I must smack my local family members for never taking me there.