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#61 enurmi

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:34 PM

I can eat a whole can of Pringles in one sitting. But I probably shouldn't admit that.

:rolleyes: You may not be the only one for whom that's true...

But I've tried to cut out most processed foods from my diet, so for now, Terra Chips (yeah, they're a concession, but a delicious one at that!), or pieces of parmigiano reggiano peeled off the block (with a veggie peeler or a paring knife). Ooh, or homemade sourdough, heated up, with homemade peanut butter and then sprinkled with sea salt. (or just cut out the peanut butter entirely- yum) Can you tell what I'm eating now? :biggrin:

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#62 Gastro888

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:49 PM

Garlic roasted peanuts from the Chinese supermarket! I am eating those right now and it's hitting the 4pm snack spot. I just hope they're not too calorific. Considering they're alot smaller than the typical Southern style roasted nuts, I hope I'm alright....

#63 MomOfLittleFoodies

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:42 PM

senbei
saladitos (salted dried plums)
chex mix and similar mixes
dill pickles
umeboshi vinegar sprinkled on slices of fresh cucumbers
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#64 maxmillan

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:00 PM

I make my own croutons. I buy day old whole grain baguettes, rye, or whatever is high fiber. Cut them up, olive oil, mixed Italian herbs or whatever is on hand. Bake at 200 F for a couple of hours. Turn off oven and leave overnight...if you can resist eating them.

I've used spicy cajun mix and plan to use onion mix next. The combination is limited only by your creativity (Japanese spice? soya sauce? curry?)

I've weaned myself off chips with these and creating different flavors is fun.

#65 Toliver

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:12 AM

I tried Archer Farms (a Target brand) Spinach & Artichoke Tortilla Chips and I give them a thumbs up.
I haven't been too keen on most of their chip products but these really do seem to have a light artichoke flavor to them. I tried finding them on the web so I could post an image link but came up empty.
The tortilla chips are a little thicker than normal (Doritos-style) tortilla chips. They have a light dusting of a green powder. Maybe this is supposed to represent the spinach, I don't know. I can't really taste spinach in the chips but the artichoke flavor comes through. Plus, it's a light enough flavor that the chip won't overpower any dip or salsa accompianments.
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#66 jsmith

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:39 PM

I just finished off a bag of "Tandoori Sizzler!" Doritos. I don't even like Doritios... I liked them when I was 18 and for some reason this obligates me to buy every new flavour I see. I see a new gross flavour "ooh, dill flavour cheese doritos, sounds disgusting", buy it expecting it to taste like crap, and I'm not disappointed when it does. Then I repeat it a year later when I find a new flavour.

Worst flavour so far?
BBQ Doritos. I thought normal BBQ chips had too much chemical flavour goning on but the Doritos take on this classic chip elevates it to a new level.

#67 potsticker

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:35 AM

i don't know if this counts as salty, but...

white bread
mayo
ripe tomatoes
dash of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

assemble sandwich-style. it's making me hungry just thinking about it.

#68 zpzjessica

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:37 PM

the basic salty snacks work best for me -

cheezits
pickles
cape cod potato chips (and french onion dip - my weakness!)
wheat thins...not too salty but just enough to satisfy the sale cravings i always have
chex mix

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#69 phatj

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:44 AM

Forgive me if this was mentioned, but anyone in or near the Pennsylvania Dutch region should seek out Grandma Utz's Handcooked Potato Chips, or as I like to call them, Potato Crack.

Thick-cut potato slices cooked in lard, with plenty of salt. No dip needed.

#70 Rebecca263

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:49 AM

How about those tiny dried crabs wih the salty sweet soy sauce coating? I have no idea which Asian culinary genius makes them, or how to get them, but I sometimes dream of those little crunchy creatures of cuteness and savory goodness.
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:58 AM

Currently I am addicted to Kettle-brand Buffalo Bleu potato chips. Thick, ripple-cut chips are kettle-cooked and coated in hot buffalo-wing spices offset by the cool tang of bleu cheese. This is like a drug to me! There's a padlock on the bag right now -- no joke. :smile:

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:37 AM

twiglets.......look like twigs, taste like MARMITE :smile:

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:43 PM

Trader Joe's Marcona Almonds.

They're a bit expensive ($7.29 for 12 oz), but oh so good. Lightly coated in oil, with some coarse salt.
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#74 Toliver

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:59 AM

Limited Edition Xxtra Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos
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On first bite I thought they were nothing to write on eGullet about. But what happens is that whatever provides the heat on the Xxtra Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos builds up overtime. By the time you reach the end of the bag, there's a good amount of spicy heat in your mouth. I wouldn't say they're twice as hot as the regular Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos but they definitely have more of a kick than the regular Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos.
If you like the heat, these are the spicy salty snack for you.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:53 PM

Seasoned, toasted nori strips - preferably with extra chili. Salty, spicy, and umami all at once.

Sahale Snacks' spiced dried fruit and nut mixtures.
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#76 Toliver

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:46 AM

Frito Lay has debuted a new flavor:
Tangy Roasted Corn
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What it says on the back of the bag:

Based on an authentic snack sold around the world, Fritos® Tangy Roasted Corn Flavored Corn Chips have a savory blend of 3 simple flavors: roasted corn, mexican spices, and a twist of lime.

The chips themselves do have a little bit of a "corn nuts" aftertaste which isn't too surprising since they are corn chips afterall. They have a pinkish-hued powdery coating on them.
You can't taste the lime at all. You really can't taste any "mexican spices" in particular. I certainly wouldn't call them "tangy", either. Feh.
The ingredients list "cheddar cheese" and "romano cheese" which isn't mentioned in the overall description of the chip so it was a surprise to see those two items. As for spices, they specifically mention chili pepper and red pepper.
These corn chips need to be sent back to the lab for reworking. They're nothing special.

To my chagrin, I just noticed that there are four servings of chips in the bag. I guess I need to find three other people to share them with if I buy these chips again. :wink: :laugh:

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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#77 Toliver

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:12 AM

New Doritos Collisions. "2 flavors - 1 bag"
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This combination was "Zesty Taco" and "Chipotle Ranch". To quibble, that's more than two flavors in one bag but I digress. They have another Collision flavor combination of "Blue Cheese and Hot Wings" which is bogus, IMHO, since neither of those flavors exist as stand-alone flavors of Dorito Torilla Chips.
I've got to admit that these days, with the prevalence of Ranch-flavored everything, I don't think I could pick "Ranch flavor" out of a police lineup anymore.
These were okay tortilla chips (which is another way of saying "At least they didn't suck."). There was a small kick provided by the Chipotle flavoring and you do taste the taco flavoring. I'm sure the Ranch flavoring is in there somewhere...I just couldn't taste it specifically.
I'll see if I can get a hold of the other Collisions flavor combo (though I'm not a fan of blue cheese) this weekend and report back.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:58 PM

Miso cucumbers. Partly peel some Japanese cucumbers and slice in half or quarters lengthwise. Spread the cut surface with a moderate amount of your favorite miso paste.

Salty and refreshing.
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#79 Toliver

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:14 AM

The second flavor currently offered by Doritos Collisions: Hot Wings and Blue Cheese
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Though I am not a fan of blue cheese, I thought they definitely got the blue cheese flavor right. Unfortunately, I think they blew it on the "Hot Wings" part. Hot Wings usually have a vinegar-based hot pepper sauce flavor (Tabasco, Texas Pete's, Louisiana Crystal, etc) which was completely missing in these chips. Vinegar can be done as evidenced in the many "Salt & Vinegar" flavored potato chips on the market so why not replicate a touch of vinegar with these chips? Go figure. They do have a little bit of heat to them but nothing extraordinary.
I did see Doritos Collisions in the grocery store chip aisle available in the larger family-sized bags so apparently they're not a limited edition flavor.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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#80 tejon

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:55 PM

Crisp apple slices dipped in tamari. Sounds odd, but the combination is wonderful.
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#81 LittleChef22

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:20 PM

I love the baked Tostitos Scoops now!

#82 natter

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:19 PM

chocolate covered sunflower seeds
chocolate covered pretzels

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#83 Tangelo

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:21 PM

My name is Angela, and I am a chipaholic. It all started last month, when I was perusing the snack aisle at the commissary, looking for a nice vehicle for my spinach/artichoke dip. Pringles Szechuan BBQ, what?

Trust me, don't touch these. Don't even smell them. Each little chip, so small, round and perfect, but hiding a deadly addictive secret. Amazing little packets of yum.

Yep. I love these new chips. Oh my.

Oh, as long as I am coming out of lurkdom to share my snack addictions...wasabi and soy sauce Blue Diamond Almonds! omg!

#84 JEL

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:12 AM

jar of dry roasted peanuts, pocket full of red delicious apples picked off the tree, pocket knife to slice the apples, 5 gallon bucket overturned to sit on.....

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#85 Toliver

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:16 PM

These probably aren't new to some of you but I saw them in the vending machine at my workplace and thought I'd try them.
Fritos Brand (Tim) McGraw's Spicy Jalapeño corn chips
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Sorry for the wrinkled scan but yes, that is country singer Tim McGraw on the front of the package.
I give them a thumbs up but then I like most spicy salty snacks. They seem to be spicy in a different way than Flaming Hot Fritos. It's a subtle heat that sneaks up on you. It's not as lingering and all-powerful as the Flaming Hot line of products.
And since there's no red coloring on the chips, you don't end up with red fingers. :laugh:
I can't say that I taste actual jalapeño flavor (it's the second-to-last item listed in the ingredients :hmmm: ) but overall, it's a tasty spicy corn chip.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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#86 Toliver

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:30 PM

Cheddar Jalapeño Crunchy Cheetos
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First Fritos, and now Cheetos...I expect Funyuns will be the next Frito Lay product to get this newest flavor.
These Cheetos look like regular crunchy Cheetos except they're dusted with little green flecks which I suppose is the Jalapeño flavoring. While the jalapeño flavoring isn't as far down on the ingredients list as it is with the Fritos version, it's still not very high up in the list.
Like the Spicy Jalapeño Fritos, there is a nice low, slow heat to them. It's not a lingering omni-present heat like the Flamin' Hot versions. And like the Spicy Jalapeño Fritos, you won't end up with red dusted fingers from eating this new version of Cheetos.
While this new flavor is good, and the heat is good, I do think it's missing the normal cheesey "tang" of regular Cheetos. This may be due to the cheddar flavor. I think this is a drawback, IMHO.
Overall though, I give them a thumbs up.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

I don't know if I am allowed to add a salty snack which starts with a corn chip and then you add stuff. It's called Tostitos Kakimochi and it's a North American version of a Japanese snack. It was first served to us by a group of Canadian-Japanese folks who were taking a workshop from my husband and me.

You start with small round Tostitos and add a syrup of sugar, corn syrup, soy sauce, butter, black sesame seeds and Japanese nori. Yummy. Bake in the oven.

I made a huge bowl for a Pot Luck event today and they were all gone before I knew it. I put out lots of copies of the recipe and they were all taken too. You definitely cannot eat just one.
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#88 prasantrin

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:14 PM

I don't know if I am allowed to add a salty snack which starts with a corn chip and then you add stuff.  It's called Tostitos Kakimochi and it's a North American version of a Japanese snack.  It was first served to us by a group of Canadian-Japanese folks who were taking a workshop from my husband and me.

You start with small round Tostitos and add a syrup of sugar, corn syrup, soy sauce, butter, black sesame seeds and Japanese nori.  Yummy.  Bake in the oven. 

I made a huge bowl for a Pot Luck event today and they were all gone before I knew it.  I put out lots of copies of the recipe and they were all taken too.  You definitely cannot eat just one.

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Do you have proportions you wouldn't mind sharing?

I want to try making it for my co-workers. Do you have to serve them hot, or can you let them cool overnight?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

Do you have proportions you wouldn't mind sharing? 

I want to try making it for my co-workers.  Do you have to serve them hot, or can you let them cool overnight?

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Here's the actual recipe given to me by one of the women:
Ingredients:

1 20 oz. bag small round Tostitos
½ cup butter
½ cup corn syrup
½ cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2-3 Tablespoons black sesame seeds

Cooking Instructions:
Melt butter on low heat and then add sugar, syrup, soy sauce, and sesame seeds and mix until the sugar is dissolved.

Place ½ the Tostitos in large bowl, add ½ the syrup mixture and slowly mix thoroughly, trying not to break chips. Put into a large greased pan. Repeat with the remaining Tostitos and mix well.

Bake in 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Mix every 15 minutes (do this or your snacks will stick into one big clump.)

Turn out the chips onto a large surface and try to separate as many as you can during that short period between burning your fingers and the time the chips are too cool to separate. As soon as they no longer stick to each other, store them in an air-tight container...if they last long enough for storing them at all.

Add shredded nori (seaweed) or rice seasoning for different flavors.
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#90 faine

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

Tim McGraw flavored potato chips strike me as enormously unappealing.


Zapps Chips

I've recently returned to the South and was reintroduced to the magical potato chips of my early Georgia childhood - Zapps. I have many happy memories of working myself into a salty coma at eight years old over a big bag of the sour cream n' onion variety, though I would never pass up a Craw-Tator if offered. Their particular appeal lay in the many fried and greasy and oh so good bits that would settle at the bottom of the bag, which I would fight anyone for. People live on these things here in New Orleans, which makes me smile. I'm considering sending my mom a gift pack for her birthday....

Anyone else love Zapps?