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When you're so desperate for something sweet . . .


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When I was a kid, I'd spoon the dry Nestle Quik mix straight into my mouth. It's quite a talent to not inhale the dry powder and choke yourself to death on it ! I'd also nibble on the frozen chocolate chip cookie dough Mom would stash in the freezer like slice and bake dough.

Now, well.......let's just say that Hershey's Syrup in a squeeze bottle is probably the single most important invention in the history of Mankind. Whoever thought this up should be sainted.

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When I was a kid, there were plenty of these: powdered milk with sugar, sometimes with Ovaltine/ Milo, chocolate syrup, condensed milk by the spoonful.

Now it's just Hershey's Miniatures. (Everything but Mr. Goodbar.)

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When I was a kid, there were plenty of these: powdered milk with sugar, sometimes with Ovaltine/ Milo, chocolate syrup, condensed milk by the spoonful.

Now it's just Hershey's Miniatures. (Everything but Mr. Goodbar.)

I'll take your Mr. Goodbars. :biggrin:

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spoonfuls of dulche de leche

leftover choclolate or pecan frosting (homemade of course) over saltines or to dip preztel in

quickly made s'more over gas burner

maple syrup on something; cottage cheese, corn bread or find something quick

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For some ungodly reason, when I crave sweets, I can eat a sour pickle and be satisfied. I'm a diabetic and have to avoid (sugary) sweets but the tart tang of a pickle will kill the craving. Of course, I LOVE sugar free Dove chocolates, and the Russell Stover ones, too, but the pickles will do the trick!

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If it's been a long day and my head is aching and my soul is hurting, there's nothing like sticking a can of sweetened condensed milk in the oven for about an hour or a little more, and spooning the hot caramel into my mouth right out of the can. I can gauge just how bad a day it's been by how much of the stuff I'm able to consume before it's just way too much. But it's got to have been a really bad day before I'll let myself consume that amount of calories. (I work for a divorce attorney, and all too often find myself trying to explain to people why they do have to behave themselves. :blink: )

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Last night I was desperate, and made a concoction of melted butterscotch chips, marshmallow fluff, and sunflower seed butter. Ended up being a kind of fudgy texture. It was pretty good.

Tonight I've resorted to konpeito, but after the nerf herders go to bed, I'll probably bake cookies or brownies.

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If I need a quick sweet fix, I'll mix a couple of heaping tablespoons of chunky peanut butter with some semisweet or bitter sweet chocolate chips. You gotta try it!!

Once I was so desperate for something sweet, I chewed a couple of sugar free lemon mint Ricola cough drops. I know....so sad...... :unsure:

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... so desperate for something sweet and with chocolate that you actually eat a chocolate fortune cookie that was stashed away in the cupboard (just in case) instead of pulling out the fortune and throwing away the cookie.

I did this and could barely face the prospect of eating anything at all with chocolate or even a plain old regular fortune cookie for months after. It was that traumatic.

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Um, Melissa, what's a spoonful of Nutella? That stuff comes in jars for a REASON! :laugh:

A spoonful can be however big your spoon is. And I'm simply defining a spoon as a bowl with a handle. By this definition, a one-cup measure could be a spoon...as long as you're willing to get Nutella on your chin, nose, and eyelashes licking it out!

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When I was a kid, I'd spoon the dry Nestle Quik mix straight into my mouth.  It's quite a talent to not inhale the dry powder and choke yourself to death on it ! 

:laugh::laugh:

Oh come on. Nobody else digs into the frozen orange juice concentrate and eats it like ice cream? The lemonade concentrate is so tangy you can hardly form words after a spoonful or two.

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Six month old candy conversation hearts leftover from Valentine's Day.

Yikes. Those things are nasty. A guy I knew in college (who may or may not be known on certain internet fora as "phatj") once crushed one of those and snorted it like coke. It hurt -- A LOT. Or so I heard.

Anyway, I've definitely hit the chocolate chips for a sweet fix. Leftover frosting on any available medium (including salty Triscuits, recently). The buttered tortillas with brown sugar mentioned earlier are excellent.

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I (often,I hate to admit) break a chunk off an unsweetened chocolate bar, throw it in the micro with either or both a smigeon of butter and a glug of milk, get it melted and add some powdered sugar, mix vigorously - to burn a few calories and voila--frosting!!! Hits the spot every time!

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  • 3 months later...

A rock of raw sugar (I have 2 in a tiny bottle JUST to look at right now)

A packet of any kind of sugar (best when warmed by my #1boy's heart, unavailable for the next 6 years :sad: )

A spoonful of tahina in a ramekin, topped with raw sugar and microwaved for 30 seconds- mix with the teaspoon and YAY!

Raw sugar, cooked in a tiny pot, until it liquefies and caramelizes, then a tiny bit of butter is added, and stirred in, alongside a pinch of salt. I try to eat it all before it solidifies or I go wild trying to get the remains off of the inside the pot!

A heaping amount of cocoa powder mixed with a somewhat smaller heaping amount of raw sugar, a dash of vanilla and a pinch of salt- all thrown into a mug with water, then microwaved for 2 minutes. Stir this well, and thank me after you scrape your eyeballs off of the ceiling.*this covers both the chocolate craving AND the sugar craving in one go.*

An immense handful of dried fruits, especially apricots, prunes, pineapple and raisins, with some candied ginger tossed into the mix.

Apricot leather, the old fashioned kind- thick and slightly oily, and delicious.

I do a lot of sugar jonesing- I'm expert at getting straight to the rush.

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Nutella, peanut butter, those mini marshmellows, hot cocoa by the spoon....

a PB&J, or just break down and bake some cookies, brownies, something.

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I have an ice machine, the ice drops into a tray. Next to the tray is another tray, in which there is stashed Reese's miniatures.

I have just understood that my kid thought there was a little machine in there making peanut butter cups. :wub:

But it just goes to show you what a staple they are in my freezer.

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