Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Five Crazy Things: Junk Food!


Barbara: No, we shouldn’t eat it. Ever. But when we do, or when we have in the past, what is your favourite decadent, so-bad-for-you, so-good-it-hurts junk food?
1. Cheesies.
2. Bugles (haven’t eaten these in yeaaaaaars, but they are still the hallmark favourite from my babysitting days).
3. Gingerale ice cream float (see #2 for details).
4. Sugar-glazed (and no other) donut.
5. Chips. Plain and greasy, thin and crispy, preferably in the Miss Vickie’s style (s&v flavoured work too).

Deb:
1. Lays Classic or Ruffle chips
2. "Helluva" good dip
3. "Rocket's" candy—my fave part of Halloween!
4. Sea Salt and Chocolate Caramels
5. Chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. (not junk food but guilty pleasure!)
P.S. If this counts: macaroni and cheese!

86 comments:

  1. 1. pizza
    2. ruffle chips and dill pickle dip
    3. Souflaki from Jimmy's in Stirling
    4. Fractles
    5. cheese loonies

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    1. I'd like to know, too. You're not eating pretty geometrics, are you? :)

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    2. Chocolates with caramel (kind of like score bars)

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  2. 1. donuts. various kinds and flavors.
    2. pie. many different flavors will do the trick.
    3. chips.
    4. nachos and cheese. yum.
    5. pizza.

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  3. See's dark chocolate butter cream
    Hershey's chocolate kisses
    BBQ potato chips
    Chocolate Satin Pie Marie Callendars
    Smore's from Trader Joe's

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    1. Don't know your #4, but it sounds like it would be right up my junk-food alley :)

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    2. Marie Callendar pies are available here, frozen. Probably not quite the same taste as a fresh pie, though. :)

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  4. Gummy bears
    Hamburgers
    Dark chocolate
    Macaroni and cheese
    Nachos with guacamole

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    1. Yeah, I'm a dark chocolate fan too -- although I do NOT consider it junk food :)

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    2. It's so hard to define junk food! I consider dark chocolate an indulgence. And Deb, I forgot about fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies. I don't consider guacamole junk food either, but I needed five things, right?

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  5. #4 Pie restaurant in LA Marie Callendars. Chocolate moose Satin Pie the best.

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  6. Cheesecake, any kind will do strawberry is my favorite
    DQ Peanut Buster Parfait
    Rice Krispie square (had a GIANT Mickey one last week!)
    Chocolate covered pretzels
    Plain ruffled Chips with Dip

    I now must find sea salt and chocolate caramels, I think I would absolutley love that combination.

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  7. 1. Any finnish Choclate (licorice choclate is yammy!)
    2. Anything I bake (In sweet pies I use usually white choclate)
    3. Salt licorice


    Can't think of moore.

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    1. I think "baked goods" kinda covers 4 and 5, right?!

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    2. Indeed :) I do want to point out, that I don't like too that much of the donuts, pies, etc. that is sold in cafeterias, because they are so sugary. I like sugar, but I don't want my teeth melting while eating :))

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    3. Greetings from Elkhorn! I forgot to say that, sorry. Going back to Winnipeg tomorrow :)

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    4. Welcome to Canada, Kasku!! I hope you're liking it :)

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  8. 1. Chocolates, NUTELLA!!
    2. Fried juicy spicy chicken, and/or Chicken tandoori...drizzled with lemon juice and julienned onions...mmmm
    3. Indian curries most importantly my mom-made Dals...mostly "ambat" and "rassam" and deep fried papads and "vadis" (too many complicated words I know!)
    4. An entire McD meal....Chicken burger larges fries, Mcnuggets with honey mustard!
    5. Nachos with melted cheese
    6. Extra cheese drippy spicy Pizza...
    7. Rasgullas!!!! mmmm
    8. Chips...LOADS AND LOADS OF CHIPS! Mostly, Lays Magic Masala
    9. My mom-made biscuit cake. Mmmmmmmmmm
    10. CUPCAKES!!!

    I'm still thinking...Ive got more!

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    1. FRIED PRAWNS!!! Ohh how did I forget that??

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    2. Okay, 6, because I just remembered Twinkies. :)

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    3. Nooooo, fried prawns, spicey chicken, and curry are NOT junk food!! don't tell me that, I would so junki-fied if that were sooooo!!

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    4. lol I got carried away.... :D

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    5. (you know I'm teasing you, right) (except the part about that stuff not being junk food: t'would be too depressing!)

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    6. haha! Ofcourse I do!!! I know!! :D

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    7. I agree with Barb. Curry isn't junk food. I love me a nice homemade curry - Indian or Thai.

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    8. Hannah, you'd LOVE the curries my mom makes!

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    9. Shalaka, is that an invitation? :-) Because I would totally accept it!

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  9. Hmmm, y'all're gonna make me start craving with this one.

    1. rice crispies squares
    2. Cheez-Its
    3. There's a tie for candies: Milk Duds, Toblerone, chocolate covered Gummi Bears, sour apple Jolly Ranchers, and hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries
    4. French fries covered in melted shredded cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, and a hint diced green onion with a side bowl of BBQ sauce for dipping
    5. Fried mozzarella sticks

    p.s. Deb! Macaroni and cheese isn't junk food! At least, it had better not be.:) It's my favorite food and has been since I was a toddler! :)

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    1. I love Rice Krispie squares, but ONLY the ones you make yourself. None of that pre-made store-bought stuff, which takes all the fun out of it.

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    2. Dawn, you speak the truth. And mac and cheese, mmmm....

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    3. Oh yeah, homemade is always, always better than the pre-made store boughts!

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    4. fries with melted cheese.!! THINK, SHALAKA...THINK!!!

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  10. 1. Chocolate. Anything. Chocolate anything.
    2. Dill Pickle chips. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!
    3. Sour Patch Kids
    4. Cookie Dough ice cream :D
    5. I can only think of four, but now I really wants some chips...

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    1. *or crisps to those who live elsewhere other than the US. Or are they called chips in Canada too?

      WHYYY did #2 freak out like that? O.o

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    2. Ooh, I like Pringles Dill pickle chips on tuna sandwiches. They're a bit too harsh on their own, because I can never eat just one.

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    3. Hilarious how #2 went all wonky!! It makes quite an impression though, doesn't it?

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  11. 1) Krispy Kreme doughnuts

    2) Porch Pie (if you haven’t YOU MUST http://porchpies.com/)

    3) Hershey Kisses

    4) Cotton candy

    5) Smore's from Trader Joe's

    OOHHH MYYYYYY!
    xooxxo Seana

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    1. Oh, damn. I shouldn't have checked that website. Kitchen sink pie? Oh, kill me now. What's your favorite?

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    2. I think Krispy Kreme are the ultimate sugar-glazed doughnut, aren't they? We only got them here a few years ago and I had a sample, but have never seen a store (which is a good thing). But ohhhh my.

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    3. We had Krispy Kreme here for a while, but they didn't last. I think it was because of their coffee. We have Dunkin Donuts, which is a legend up here. If we were stopping for coffee anyway, it was just easier to get a dozen donuts at the same time. The drive-thru aspect of DD is also appealing. Watching the KK's going on that roller thingy kept my daughter busy for a few minutes, though. :)

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    4. Peaches & Cream is my all time favorite Pie. However They are ALL THE MOST AMZING pies you will sink your teeth into!! And i dont even LIKE PIE! I dont eat it ever.. unless its Porch Pie!

      And Barb, be grateful you dont have a Krispy Kreme near you! We have one next to our MAILBOX PLACE!!! UUGGHHH so i make Bradley get the mail. I have ZERO willpower...and most of the time he brings me one ;)

      xoxo
      Seana

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    5. KRISPY KREME!!!! My mouth is watering, now! Mmmmmmm!!!

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    6. UUGGHHHHH.... so Bradley is out of town, and one of my gal pals called me for a lunch "foodie~call". The place she picked to eat just so happened to be right next to our mailbox place. So like a good wife, i stopped in to pick up our mail. On my way out OF KRISPY KREMESSSS i was cursing you both!! Yes, you too Deb! Although this was Barbs post, you are her partner in crime after all.

      You see, i dont just buy one. Oh noooo. I buy one for the ride home, one for the morning, and another for "just incase"!

      A few moments ago, as i was eating my "just in case", i thought you should know i cursed you both again! And this is WHY i dont get the mail!!!! :)

      Hi my name is Seana, and i ate THREE KRISPY KREMEs today.

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    7. I wondered how many of you would be cursing me today!!! 3 is about my go-to average. That's why I need to STAY AWAY. (but really really jealous right now...)

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  12. Its amazing how regional junk food can be. I am struggling to try and figure out what a lot of these things are! Google here I come! :)
    as for my list
    1. pull and peel licorise
    2. oreos
    3. regular M&Ms
    4. pumpkin pie
    5. peanut butter cookies

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    1. So true, Kelly. I was thinking the same thing!

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    2. lol I just FIRED AWAY!!! lol Barb made me realize Some of it wasnt even junk food.... Its funny when it comes to food...I just Go!!! :D

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  13. 1. OREOS!! (ORIGINAL Chocolate cookie, Double-stuffed...NO variations of any kind)
    2. Strawberry frosted poptarts
    3. Ben&Jerry's or Haagen Daz - flavor depends on my mood
    4. Snickers w/almonds
    5. Popcorn w/ butter (Hannaford's store brand white kernels pop better and more thoroughly than Orville Redenbacher can DREAM about!)

    I LOVE BUGLES! The salt kills me now, and that's saying a lot.

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    1. And popcorn!! Mmm, yeah. But real butter, right?

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    2. No, margarine. I only have butter in restaurants with the basket of bread they bring us. :)

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    3. Margarined popcorn sounds silly.

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  14. Oh, and I definitely need to mention: COTTON CANDY!!!

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  15. Ah mean junk food... I try to avoid it most of the time...

    1. Double Chocolate Donut (luckily there's no donut store in my city..so I'm not tempted to eat that very often^^)

    2. pizza (only with ham, mushrooms and cheese)

    3. Döner (Does this exist where you live?

    4. ice cream

    5. Schokokuss (like whipped cream with some cookie and chocolate topping? the Danish are the best!)

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    1. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE DONUT!! OFCOURSE!

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    2. Is Doner (how do you type an umlaut?) a kebab-type thing, or is it something else? (I don't trust google.)

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    3. Good to hear you try to avoid it. Still, it's an awesome list :)

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  16. Ok I'm gonna make this easy...I wanna eat every street food they serve here...pani puris, bhel etc etc. and everything they showed on Man v. Food, Eat st. and planet food.

    If you havent hear of these....CHECK THEM OUT!!!!

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    1. I know I have a list but...its not enough..ITS JUST NOT ENOUGH!

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    2. Would these be junk food or more yummy Indian delights???

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    3. teeheee...junk food...DEFINITELY junk food! I checked..!!! lol

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  17. 1.) Chocolate covered pretzels.
    2.) Twizzlers.
    3.) Hawkin's Cheezies (try to avoid looking at the salt content..)
    4.) Milk Duds.
    5.) Jam Jams (I'm from Newfoundland)

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    1. They're a jam filled cookie made only in Newfoundland! They go really well with a cup of tea!

      http://www.purity.nf.ca/jamandjelly.html

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    2. Oh, I may have tried those once! Delish! Thank you.

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  18. 1) jam donuts
    2) chocolate
    3) Cheetos crisps
    4) 'truffle pepernoten' (spicy Dutch biscuits, dipped in milk chocolate and covered with cocoa powder). Sadly, only available in the winter months, during our 'Sinterklaas' holiday.
    5) french fries, covered in curry sauce + mayonnaise, topped with pieces of raw onion. Yes please!

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    1. I've never heard of that combination of fries and ingredients. I like steak fries with blue cheese dressing.

      I also call it a jelly donut.

      Chocolate means the same in any culture. :)

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    2. Nor have I (heard of that combo) -- sounds intriguing (although I'm usually a fries/chips purist) (reminds me of one of my husband's favourite junk foods: poutine! Fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy. Eat at your own risk!)

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  19. Oh, this is dangerous....

    1. blizzards from Dairy Queen. ANY.
    2. Bugles. Could eat a whole bag of those.
    3. Cool Ranch Doritos. AAAAHHHHH
    4. McDonald's french fries. Yum.
    5. Chocolate, of any shape, size, or form. I'm partial to Snickers. :)

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    1. Yes, dangerous -- see Seana's comment above!! (Snickers was my Halloween treats steal)

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  20. mm junk food lets see

    1: any Eddie Rockets burgers . Eddie Rockets is a chain of american style diners they have around Dublin . i love their burgers . they are huge !

    2: Lindt or O Breins milk or white chocolate very expensive but very delicious. o briens also do lush hot chocolate .

    3: i agree with Dawn Oreos are lush . yes they have made their way to Ireland . Eddie Rockets do a tasty Oreo cookie milkshake with cream on top and a oreo cookie in the cream ( FYI we call them biscuits over here)

    4: mc cains spiced oven cooked potato wedges . well i am Irish i have to have spuds in somewhere !

    5: marks and Spencer tea cakes . i am sure you have a different variety of these in America and Canada they are marshmallow on a biscuit ( or cookie if you prefare) base covered in chocolate .

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    1. Oh, I remember those "tea cakes" from when I was a kid - I mean, not the same brand, but something like that. I LOVED those!

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  21. I seriously tried to make a list...but after seeing what everyone else wrote and what i like, i have come to the conclusion that i like way to many different types of junk food to list them off from 1-5 :/
    I don't even think i could name my favorite #1...it's either mint ice cream/milkshake or strawberry milkshake...with whip cream...and a cherry on top :)

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    1. Hilarious! As it turned out we corrupted several of our readers to go out and seek junk food. I guess it's one of the dangers of this biz ;)

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    2. 1) Indian sweets. Sweetened with condensed milk instead of sugar.

      2) Dulche de leche (same idea).

      3) Pecan, apple, or pumpkin pie with whipped cream. (Creme fraiche with anything).

      4) Chocolate covered raisins, almonds, peanuts, or Junior Mints, or Crispy Crunch & Crunchie bars.

      5) Coconut or mango ice-cream or sorbet.

      Oops....forgot black liquorice!

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    3. Mmm. I remember the first time I had dulce de leche - snadwiched between 2 cookies, Peruvian style. Oh wow.

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