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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:55 PM

Worst Snack Food?

My old boy bought himself some snack foods recently. On his shopping trip, he purchased a bag of Roaring hot Cheetos They were too hot for him, but nothing is too hot for me. That said, I took one look at them and knew I would never eat them. Instead of chili pepper red color they were strawberry Jello red, so totally fake; one of the worst food products I've ever seen in a grocery store. I don't know if this was a test product or if it is widely sold.

I remembered all the crazy foods we'd serve at Halloween parties when the kids were young such as eyeball cookies and kitty-litter cake. The perfect name for these Cheetos, if served at a Halloween party, would have been - strawberry maggots.

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Midnightwalk Monday #1
Kali Monday #43
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soothsayer Monday #5
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yellowdogintexas Monday #45
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2naSalit Monday #22
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The Polack MSgt Monday #19
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OregonBlue Tuesday #58
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elleng Monday #35
Retrograde Monday #48
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Phentex Tuesday #55
ZZenith Monday #14
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yellowdogintexas Monday #47
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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:00 PM

1. Hot pockets

My son would microwave those and stink up the house. Never ate one but hated the smell

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:30 PM

43. I can't eat those either.

yuck

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:46 PM

51. Jim Gaffigan re: Hot Pockets

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:00 PM

2. My most hated is Cheez-Its. Vaguely

cheese-flavored sawdust.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:20 PM

5. Can I have yours? I love them (esp. extra toasty)

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:58 PM

37. Me too, especially the toasty ones

It’s the “other” cheese crackers that try to be Cheez-its but aren’t that are rank.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:03 PM

20. I like the Tobasco Cheez-Its in tomato soup.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:33 PM

44. have you tried the grooves?

sharp white cheddar - best chemical cheese powder coated crackers out there

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:53 PM

45. I love Cheez-its!!! nt

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:09 PM

3. Every single color flavor or brand of liquorice whip is pure booty

red, the other slightly different red, black doesn't matter in the least AWFUL.

It's like prank candy

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:23 PM

9. I agree 100% Sarge

Second place goes to those orange powdery tasting things they call Circus Peanuts. Bleccch

They taste like something that’s been sitting on the shelf since 1982

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:14 PM

22. But that

shit is considered to be candy. I don't know, I think of snack food as something outside of candy category... As if anything makes sense anymore.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:30 PM

25. True, that!

I’ve always had more of a sweet tooth and have to remind myself that others prefer savory.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:33 PM

26. I fluctuate...

sometimes it's sweet or savory. I have come to eschew highly refined sugar things but I have a hard time walking away from a well made eclair! But that involves a trip to the bakery so I stick with popcorn since I already have it here.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:24 PM

11. Master Sargent... Hell yes. Hell yes.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:49 PM

17. Love all flavors and shapes of licorice

Even licorice ice cream

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:57 PM

19. I know many folks who love that stuff

But I cannot tolerate the waxy texture -

Honestly, the true liquorice flavor (The anise/ouzo/sambucca flavor) doesn't bug me as much as the fake cherry or strawberry does...

But that waxy plasticky feeling you get when you chew these candies bothers me no end

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:53 PM

27. Me too and I love it the most when it sits around and gets

nice and chewy!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:11 PM

4. Yep, both of those,

plus I don't trust any flavor of Cheetos, between the color and the chemical content plus the way peoples mouths look after consumption...🤮

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:16 PM

23. It's like the ultimate bastardization of anything that may have originated

As a food source.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:21 PM

6. The only way you'll take away my Cheetos

is from my cold, dead hands. Not the spicy ones, though.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:23 PM

10. I like all the snacks mentioned except hot pockets

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:25 PM

12. They're snacks

They aren't supposed to be good for you!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:54 PM

46. I love the flamin' hot Cheetos the crunchy ones not the air puffy ones nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #46)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:16 AM

52. The puffy ones stink

but the flaming hot ones are too hot for me. Give me the good old-fashioned original fried ones that are crunchy and so very bad for your health!

I had to have an appendectomy after an evening of old Hitchcock films where the only food was crunchy Fritos, and I wasn't allowed to leave the hospital until I had a bowel movement. I finally just lied to the nurse. Like cement up your butt, but so worth it.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:23 PM

7. I dislike most brands of beef jerky, especially teriyaki flavored

I like it just as like...salted, dried beef. Most are wretched and terribly expensive.

(I did find an online brand I like finally)

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:25 PM

13. Plus they add sugar and do something to make it soft

Beef. Salt. That’s what it should be.

Ok, pepper can be good.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:26 PM

42. yes!!!

I have never had a commercial jerky that was ANYTHING like real jerky - salt and pepper dried on the clothes line. hard and chewy. commercial crap isn't fit for pet treats. what the hell do they use to make it so soft an moist?

local packing house does make some decent stuff

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:23 PM

8. Circus Peanuts and Slim Jim's

I just think they are gross.

Some people may like them, but I think Slim Jim's are like greasy chewey turds...just nasty.

Not that I've ever tasted a turd.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:49 PM

16. Iffy on those peanuts cuz weird texture, adore slim Jim's

Even knowing the casing is a chicken intestine

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

24. Those peanut abominations

are like poorly flavored stale marshmallows only sweetened to a sickening level. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking about those things, I hated them when I was a kid.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:58 PM

30. I love old chewy licorice and old chewy marshmallow peanuts.

Guess I'm weird.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:01 PM

33. I loved marshmallows...

There used to be a candy thing I could get at the general store on Cape Cod that was in the shape of an ice cream cone, I loved those and the real licorice that is so hard to find now.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:23 PM

57. Never saw the ice cream cone thingy but I know I would love it! Have to go to the health food store

to find real licorice.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #57)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:32 PM

59. That good to know...

But I am not allowed to eat that kind of stuff anymore, spent too much on my teeth and my digestive world isn't thrilled with candy anymore.

I do have my memories, though.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #59)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:58 PM

61. Awww. My sympathies. nothing like old

marshmallow and real licorice.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #61)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:36 PM

62. Now a days

I console myself with the occasional eclair!

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:40 PM

54. come sit next to me...

I like stale peeps and also those neon white creme filled hard shell easter eggs.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #54)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:24 PM

58. YES. The marshmallow eggs. I buy them and leave them sitting around until they are nice and chewy!!

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:05 PM

34. I'm on keto, you can have...

jerky, slim jim's and peanuts...oh, and pork rinds... I am losing a lot of weight and I am not consuming any raw sugar, conversely, I eating jerky, slim jims, peanuts and pork rinds.

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:09 PM

35. Mazel! Good luck!

Peanuts OK with me.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:21 PM

48. Haven't had circus peanuts in over 4 decades

and I intend to keep it that way. Slim Jim's are OK, but there are a lot of way better jerkys.

I never understood what circus peanuts were supposed to be: they definitely weren't peanuts, they weren't quite marshmallows, they were too big to eat more than one or two - why do they exist?

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #48)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:39 PM

50. They have existed for a long time.

I have no idea who invented them and researching it comes up with nothing concrete.

The weird flavor is supposed to be banana. So an orange/yellow peanut that tastes like banana and has a crumbly semi-marshmallow texture.

By themselves they are disturbing, add in an animated gif and well...

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #50)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:39 PM

53. Ha Ha! I eat them and love them and they still make them so...

it can't be just me eating them! I buy maybe a bag or two each year.

The story *I* heard is now on Wiki:

Lucky Charms was created in 1964 by product developer John Holahan. General Mills management challenged a team of product developers to use the available manufacturing capacity from either of General Mills' two principal cereal products—Wheaties or Cheerios—and do something unique. Holahan came up with the idea after a visit to the grocery store in which he decided to mix Cheerios with bits of Brach's Circus peanuts.[2]

Banana flavored marshmallow peanuts. That's all they are. And Lucky Charms taste the same and many people LOVE Lucky Charms. I think the biggest turn off for some people is the texture.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:42 PM

55. I'd say five is the sick point...

I can eat about five before it's too much. But I savor every bite!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:43 PM

14. Um, pork rinds, anyone?

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:47 PM

15. Love

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:51 PM

18. You and I will never kiss.

Sorry to break it to you!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:55 PM

28. Lol! I buy the kind you can pop like popcorn in the microwave!

Hey, it’s no carb and it’s crunchy.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:58 PM

31. I'm happy for you that you've found a snack food you can enjoy.

I give you my allotment of pork rinds.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:00 PM

32. Apparently, I love ALL snack food! Bugles, chicken-in-a-biscuit, everything in this thread

Except hot pockets

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:46 PM

56. We must be weird...

Cause as I read this thread, I realize how many of these things I will eat. It doesn't mean I buy any of them very often but so far nobody has mentioned anything I'd turn down if it was right in front of me. I ordered my son some chicken in a biscuit as a joke but he liked them! His roommates had never heard of them either.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:02 PM

47. chicharrones are awful

I hate them. They smell.

We used to watch the farm hands cook the lard during hog killing time and all these little hard things float to the top. They are the bits of bacon rind that stuck to the fat, and are considered a delicacy. Now they will break a tooth if you aren't careful,so they are aptly named "cracklins" My mom always got some and put them in cornbread. One meal with cracklin bread per winter was enough for me.


As far as sweets, I pretty much dislike all candy except for really good chocolate.

I prefer my sugar to come in the form of a well made cake, pie or cookie.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:05 PM

21. Corn nuts. Can't stand them or the smell. I leave the room if someone's onto them.

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Response to yonder (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:56 PM

29. They kind of break your teeth but I don't reject them

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:21 PM

36. D'oh!

Rice cakes.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:01 PM

38. Quaker Rice Crisps, cheddar

Taste like Cheez doodles but healthy (sort of). Eating the whole bag negates any “healthiness”. The caramel corn ones are good too. The rest, bleah.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:05 PM

39. My 1.5 year old granddaughter

Came out of the kitchen snacking on a few pieces of Science Diet for Large Breeds. We found the big tub where dog food is kept doesn’t snap tight. Must taste pretty good as she’s done this twice now.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:14 PM

41. Ha! Ha! Too cute. ❤ nt

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:32 PM

40. Popcorn flavored jelly beans

are one of the few junk food things I've ever spit out.

I never tried the strawberry colored Cheetos. The color was off putting enough to discourage me, and one of the reasons I now in the desert southwest is because the food here is hot enough to suit me.

Now understand I've eaten--and liked--rattlesnake, fried grasshopper, frog, dog, and other foods that sensible people balk at. Very little has defeated me, although there are many things I will never seek out if anything else is at all available.

Those popcorn flavored jelly beans can go to someone who likes them. There must be someone out there or they wouldn't make them any more. You can have my share, all of it.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:24 PM

49. I have banned Cheetos from my house

doesn't stop my husband from buying them for parties, though. Those cheese maggots usually leave an orange residue wherever they've been.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:14 PM

60. Jujube and Good & Plenty

A Jujube can take out a tooth. Gummu Bears don't hold a candle to the Jujube when it comes to sticking to a tooth.


I liked the pink and white colors of Good & Plenty but could never get past the flavor of black licorice.

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