Posts Tagged ‘snacks’

chipsI should learn to ignore the siren call of Limited Edition Available Only at Target (I’m looking at you, Pumpkin Spice M&M’s).

I mean, the Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts weren’t that bad, but the candy corn soda from a couple of years ago? It should have been a huge lesson.

Really, the worst thing I can say about Lay’s chocolate-dipped potato chips is that I thought they would be saltier. The magical salty-sweet combination never gets off the ground, because it seems like they started with unsalted, or lightly (very lightly) salted chips.

It’s funny, because my worry had been that the chocolate layer would taste like it was laden with chemicals, and instead it’s the saving component of this product. You could put a thick layer of this chocolate over anything edible and it would work in a pinch.

Now, of course, I have the urgent need to purchase a bag of Lay’s Wavy chips and coat them in chocolate just to test my hunch that they’ve used inferior chips for this product. Very clever plan, Lay’s.

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It’s good to have friends who help you maintain a positive attitude and healthy habits. It’s also good to have friends who urge you to make questionable choices every once in a while.

When I emailed a photo of a surprising food find — Little Debbie Banana Pudding Rolls — to a former colleague earlier this week, he responded immediately:  “My professional advice to you is to buy two boxes of them right now. Why two? Because you’ll eat one box on the way home from the store.”

How could a girl resist?

I grew up eating Little Debbie products at my grandparent’s house in South Mississippi — my brother and I could always find a box of the treats on top of the refrigerator. I am the Forrest Gump of Little Debbie products, with a readily accessible running list of the different varieties taking up valuable space inside my brain. Ask me about nearly any of the company’s products, and I can run down a quick review for you. Here are just a few that popped into my head this very minute:

Devil Squares: Their substantial filling and sort of weirdly textured chocolate coating combine for a unique and delicious culinary experience that made me, as a child, feel slightly more sophisticated than my tomboyish habits generally merited. (more…)

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It’s Thursday, and both husband and cat are still alive.

It turns out that Yin’s unwillingness to chew anything for more than a decade makes hiding pills in his food pretty easy. And he doesn’t seem to mind the sub-Q treatment as long as somebody is handing him snacks. So for now, he’s a willing patient who seems to be getting back to his old self. We’ll see how next week goes.

As for the husband, I haven’t had to hide any pills in his food yet. Again, we’ll see how next week goes.

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