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#1 PSmith

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:03 AM

Which food can you not stop eating until you have scoffed the whole lot?

For me it is Malt Loaf. Not sure if it is available World Wide, but it is a heavy sticky bread made with malt and dried fruit. Normally eaten with butter.

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#2 sparrowgrass

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

Tortilla chips and salsa, or other types of chips and dips. A real weakness.
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#3 Emily_R

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

Embarassingly, cheez-its, ritz crackers, doritos, and cheetos. I won't buy myself any of them, because once I start I just can't stop...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

Tortilla chips and salsa, or other types of chips and dips. A real weakness.


Especially while waiting for your entree. Rarely have I gone to a Mexican restaurant and been hungry by the time the entrees arrive...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Fritos. I rarely buy them but Mrs CHM bought a bag yesterday. There's some left, but not much.
That's the thing about opposum inerds, they's just as tasty the next day.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

It's embarrassing. No matter how large the bag, I treat all crispy, salty snack packages as single servings.
That's why they are rarely allowed.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Tortilla chips and salsa, or other types of chips and dips. A real weakness.

Truly my #1 red-light food.

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#8 ScottyBoy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I only have one...pistachios.

I seriously ate a 1/2 pound bag last night in one sitting. The only food I kinda of go into a trance and when I wake up the bag is empty...
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

Flipz White Fudge Pretzels. Once I start a bag I can't stop untill it's empty, so I rarely purchase them. And don't ask me to share.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

I only have one...pistachios.

I seriously ate a 1/2 pound bag last night in one sitting. The only food I kinda of go into a trance and when I wake up the bag is empty...


Hey you stole my answer! :raz: My fingertips will be ragged from tearing open the shells and eating an entire bag. I have little restraint when it comes to pistachios. I almost fear them. Thankfully they have become outrageously expensive and splurging on the little buggers is kept to "treat" experiences. OK so they are binge experiences. Semantics...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Oh. One more along the lines of pistachios... Unshelled roasted salted sunflower seeds. I am a fidgeter, and fiddling with getting them open and into my mouth, along with the intense saltiness, is heaven for me. I especially fidget while I'm thinking, so when writing big papers I often wind up with a massive pile of sunflower shells surrounding me, and I feel sick from having eaten so many...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:54 PM


I only have one...pistachios.

I seriously ate a 1/2 pound bag last night in one sitting. The only food I kinda of go into a trance and when I wake up the bag is empty...


Hey you stole my answer! :raz: My fingertips will be ragged from tearing open the shells and eating an entire bag. I have little restraint when it comes to pistachios. I almost fear them. Thankfully they have become outrageously expensive and splurging on the little buggers is kept to "treat" experiences. OK so they are binge experiences. Semantics...


I buy the SHELLED pistachios at the local middle eastern store. They are always very fresh because the store has a rapid turnover because we have a significant population of middle eastern and north African residents who use a lot of nuts and dried fruits.
The price is also right - actually less than the online sources of pistachios in the shell... These are raw and it is easy to roast and salt them to your taste.
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#13 davidkeay

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I buy the SHELLED pistachios at the local middle eastern store. They are always very fresh because the store has a rapid turnover because we have a significant population of middle eastern and north African residents who use a lot of nuts and dried fruits.
The price is also right - actually less than the online sources of pistachios in the shell... These are raw and it is easy to roast and salt them to your taste.


Oh, but half the fun is that you have to open each one! And it's a nice limiting factor... if they became even more mindless to eat, they'd be gone even faster.

It's sad, since (here, at least), it's more economical to get them shelled... I weighed some unshelled pistachios recently, and then weighed the shells after, and found the shells were ~45% of the weight!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I only have one...pistachios.

I seriously ate a 1/2 pound bag last night in one sitting. The only food I kinda of go into a trance and when I wake up the bag is empty...




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#15 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

+1 for pistachios. Oooh, it's a good thing they're so hard to find here, because I can eat 2-3 pounds of them in a sitting without even pausing to think or breathe.

The only other thing that does that to me are highly molasses-y gingersnaps of the type my Scottish gran used to make (which she passed, I inherited her recipe books, which gives me a terrible power in this respect). The recipe does something like 10 dozen snaps, and if I test even one for quality control, I'll return to consciousness and there will be crumbs left and nothing else.
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#16 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Love pistachios (they've been on sale recently, so having them for breakfast every morning with Saudi dates, yum), weak in the knees for chips and dip, but the treat that makes me lose self control is lemon curd. It can be jarred or it can be freshly made, but it is irresistible to me. (The jarred stuff has to be good, though. The industrial grade lemon curd isn't worth using as floor wax.) It's the "just one more spoonful" and the next thing you know, it's almost gone and then you HAVE to finish it so you can throw away the jar or wash the bowl to hide the evidence of your shameful gluttony and weakness. I never have it in the house.

And by the way, PSmith, I'd never heard of malt loaf but it sounds lovely. If I can find a malt supply here, I want to try it...with butter!

Edited by SylviaLovegren, 09 December 2012 - 06:32 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

For me the worst one is cashews! I love anything salty though, especially crunchy and salty together. Like Crunchy Cheetos.
Also, Costco has those big containers of peanut-butter-filled-pretzels! OMG, I only buy them maybe once a year because they're so addictive.
The taco chips at my favorite Mexican restaurant are so good because they're fresh and usually still warm from the oven... heaven.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:51 AM


I buy the SHELLED pistachios at the local middle eastern store. They are always very fresh because the store has a rapid turnover because we have a significant population of middle eastern and north African residents who use a lot of nuts and dried fruits.
The price is also right - actually less than the online sources of pistachios in the shell... These are raw and it is easy to roast and salt them to your taste.


Oh, but half the fun is that you have to open each one! And it's a nice limiting factor... if they became even more mindless to eat, they'd be gone even faster.

It's sad, since (here, at least), it's more economical to get them shelled... I weighed some unshelled pistachios recently, and then weighed the shells after, and found the shells were ~45% of the weight!


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#19 minas6907

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

For me its those yummy kettle cooked potato chips, I dont buy them, they would easily become my meal.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

At least the serving size on this bag of pistachios is realistic at 60.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

Thin Mints


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

I'm that way with Tagalongs.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Cheerios.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

For some reason I have this thing with pirate's booty cheese puffs. I have to hide the bag otherwise I can go though most of it in one sitting. I love pistachios as well...

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Spinach dip and hawaiian bread, Fanny May pixies.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Cheetos, the puffy kind. I justify eating the entire bag because Cheetos are mostly air anyway.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Thin Mints


One sleeve is one serving.


Supermarkets in the UK have started selling "Thin Turkish Delight". Turkish delight covered in milk chocolate. One box is one serving too.

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#28 lindag

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Cheetos, the puffy kind. I justify eating the entire bag because Cheetos are mostly air anyway.


In my office group Cheetos are referred to as 'lard puffs'.

#29 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

For me the worst one is cashews!


Oh, golly, cashews. Yes. I'm also mildly allergic to them so I not only do I feel like a pig for eating a whole can full, but also feel all tingly and weird. But I lurves them.

#30 Beth Wilson

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

For me it is popcorn....especially the cheesy kind like Smartfood. It is versatile as dinner and a snack!