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Your favorite hot/spicy snack?


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#61 SheenaGreena

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:11 AM

Im surprised nobody has mentioned this yet, but my favorite spicy snack is some kimchee flavored ramen that is eaten raw. I open the ramen bag, sprinkle the spice packet into the bag, close it, crush the noodles, then eat them. It's trashy, I know

I used to eat this more often when I was young.

I also like those japanese rice crackers that are shaped like little crescent moons and are slightly spicy.

green chile peppers dipped in go chu jang or doeng jang is also good
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:13 PM

Im surprised nobody has mentioned this yet, but my favorite spicy snack is some kimchee flavored ramen that is eaten raw.  I open the ramen bag, sprinkle the spice packet into the bag, close it, crush the noodles, then eat them.  It's trashy, I know


that's some ghetto college steez right there.

These are my favorite potato chips. Compared to other jalapeno chips they're atomic. Almost impossible to find though.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:13 AM

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my wings are similar but--and a hint--add some freshly grated ginger to the mix. That seriously perks things up!

No one has mentioned "scorpions": Shrimp & cream cheese stuffed jalepeno peppers that are then battered and fried (kind of like those "poppers" but w/ shrimp). Edited to add that they are called scorpions b/c they look like the little insects when they come out of the fryer--not to mention the sting.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:50 AM

These are my favorite potato chips.  Compared to other jalapeno chips they're atomic.  Almost impossible to find though.

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I tried them once. I like a little bite to my snacks, but with those I didn't know what to taste besides pain.


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Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:37 AM

stephenc, I love those Gibble's chips! You're right about them being hard to find, though. I sometimes substitute Utz Red Hot Potato Chips. Not quite of the volcanic magnitude of Gibbles, but close! Still makes the Kruncher Jalepeno Chips look tame, by comparison.

Unfortunately, I also like the really low-brow Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Can't say that my tastes are terribly cultured, where my spicy snacks are concerned. But I'd never turn down a wasabi pea. Yum!

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 01:10 PM

Doritos Fiery Habanero !
I was surprised they actually do have a tiny "heat" kick (I'm a chilehead so take that into account). Flaming Hot Cheetos are much hotter than these corn chips but I admire Frito Lay for giving them some sort of kick.
I normally can't stand the flavor of a habañero but, thankfully, these chips taste nothing like habañero.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

Tim's cascade wasabi potato chips.

Don't know if they still make them. I only found them a couple of times when I lived in Napa. I'm sure not going to find them in South Carolina!
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:35 PM

Blair's Death Rain Cajun Potato Chips

Wow. These chips provide some heat. I'm a chilehead and can tolerate most spicy foods and I have to say these chips pack quite a wallop. Just like the reviewer noted (see link above):

On first bite, there was some nice cajun taste but no major heat, but the heat did come along soon enough. The heat grew hotter and then lingered for quite a while....

The chips are not overly thick as some boutique (as opposed to major name brands) chips can be. Combined with the heat, they're a great spicy snack.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:14 PM

They're not super hot, but I love wasabi peas.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:36 PM

Blair's Death Rain Cajun Potato Chips

Wow. These chips provide some heat. I'm a chilehead and can tolerate most spicy foods and I have to say these chips pack quite a wallop. Just like the reviewer noted (see link above):

On first bite, there was some nice cajun taste but no major heat, but the heat did come along soon enough. The heat grew hotter and then lingered for quite a while....

The chips are not overly thick as some boutique (as opposed to major name brands) chips can be. Combined with the heat, they're a great spicy snack.

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Blair's also makes a Death Rain Habanero Seasoning that makes great spicy popcorn! That's my favorite spicy snack aside from wasabi peas and wasabi cashews.

There are some great spicy snacks available HERE if anyone is looking for a new favorite.

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#73 Toliver

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:56 AM

Blair's also makes a Death Rain Habanero Seasoning that makes great spicy popcorn!  That's my favorite spicy snack aside from wasabi peas and wasabi cashews.

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Katie,
Thanks for posting the links.
Does the Habanero Seasoning taste like habaneros, or does the seasoning provide just heat? The reason I ask is that I don't like the flavor of habaneros but enjoy the heat.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:27 PM

Tim's cascade wasabi potato chips.

Don't know if they still make them.  I only found them a couple of times when I lived in Napa.  I'm sure not going to find them in South Carolina!

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These are my favorite, too. An added bonus is my teenage son doesn't like them, so he leaves them alone.

I buy them at Raley's. Don't know about S Carolina.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:16 PM

Blair's also makes a Death Rain Habanero Seasoning that makes great spicy popcorn!  That's my favorite spicy snack aside from wasabi peas and wasabi cashews.

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Katie,
Thanks for posting the links.
Does the Habanero Seasoning taste like habaneros, or does the seasoning provide just heat? The reason I ask is that I don't like the flavor of habaneros but enjoy the heat.

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Mostly heat with a hint of the fruitiness of fresh habanero peppers. I use this stuff in almost everything. On popcorn, fresh corn on the cob, a pinch in a pot of soup to "wake it up", etc. And the tiniest little bit goes a pretty long way. I learned that lesson the hard way. This stuff is HOT. But good. :wub:

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:27 PM

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Legal crack! The road to hell and all that....

 
I set out at once for the Korean health food store.  They had never heard of emping.  Next I tried the imported foods section of the grocery store.  No luck there either.  Finally amazon: Emping Pedas (Sweet Hot Padi Oats)



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

I set out at once for the Korean health food store.  They had never heard of emping.  Next I tried the imported foods section of the grocery store.  No luck there either.  Finally amazon: Emping Pedas (Sweet Hot Padi Oats)

 

Well, if one noted the name of the stuff on the package that Anna N posted, one would see "Emping Manis Pedas", which is MALAY, not Korean.  :wink:

p.s. "Padi" is also a Malay word, meaning rice - as still growing on the plant in the field.**

p.p.s. "Emping"¶¶ (in older-style Malay, properly "ĕmping") itself means "young rice crushed and cooked" (Winstedt)

 

**ETA: versus "nasi", which would be "rice" after it has been harvested and processed (and cooked, in most contexts)

¶¶ Google translate gives it as "flakes" which is not quite right.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

I set out at once for the Korean health food store.  They had never heard of emping.  Next I tried the imported foods section of the grocery store.  No luck there either.  Finally amazon: Emping Pedas (Sweet Hot Padi Oats)


Heck Jo, I said they were addictive not healthy!
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

Heck Jo, I said they were addictive not healthy!

 

Actually according to the wikipedia article rotuts posted it looks like emping are quite healthy...not counting the fat and sugar in the sweetened version.

 

Sadly, if it wasn't obvious, there is no Malay health food store in hiking distance.

 

 

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