Guilty Pleasures?

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:27 PM #21

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    Red Swedish fish were a 'big thing' when I was living in Swansea MA in my Jr. High years in the mid-late'70's. Everybody that I knew, and even those I didn't know were really into eating red Swedish fish candy. After school we'd all go to the corner candy store and pretty much buy them out of the fish. It was such a craze that my 8th-grade English teacher gave the whole class a creative writing assignment in writing a 1-page essay on "How I like to eat red Swedish fish candy", because we all had our favorite ways of devouring them (which he couldn't help but observe as we snacked on them before class commenced every day) ....some liked to stretch them as far as they could stretch before popping them into their mouth, some like to suck on them, some would eat the head first or the tail off first, etc..... It was a pretty fun assignment. Good times. lol

    My 'guilty' pleasures are:

    -Dark chocolate and cayenne mixed together in candy.... or in cakes.... or in hot chocolate (great combo in my book!)
    -YouTube videos....history, cooking, canning, soapmaking......the list goes on. I could pretty much waste the day away on there if I didn't have so many other things to do.


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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:38 PM #22

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    I too love Swedish Fish. Reading is my true guilty pleasure. I try to read every night for at least 30 minutes. Mystery and mayhem are favorites.
     
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    Kettle Cooked salt and vinegar chips (full fat please) and Dove chocolate, alternating.
     
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    Oh don't forget the NEW Fritos CHILI CHEESE. OMG they are so good !
    They are great in a Burritos !!
     
  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:49 PM #25

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    Never had Swedish Fish.

    I can't think of something that I eat/watch/do that makes me feel guilty. Could I have a healthier diet? Sure, but its respectable.

    However there is something I won't buy for myself....dates. Someone gave me some for Christmas and half the bag was gone in an hour! I just love them but they are all sugar!
     
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    WHY hasn't anyone made dark chocolate-covered potato chips yet??!!!?
     
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    They don't stay crunchy. I've seen chocolate fountains that offer potato chips, though!
     
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    That reminds me of the 90's.
    Eating too much. Of anything.
    Ice cream.
    Spending time in the kitchen. ( ALWAYS results in something like...)
    chocolate covered nut clusters,
    Cake
    Cake mix cookies.
    Dump cake ( look it up yourself I will NOT be responsible )
    Cashew brittle ( made like peanut brittle but with cashews)
    Collecting things that go bang. Even though I probably really don't need more.

    My list could go on but time runs short. There's something I need to do in the kitchen.:hippo::hippo::rolling:
     
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    CHOCOLATE!!!

    My daughter used to tell people that she looked like daddy, but ate chocolate like mommy.
     
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    Eating the chunk of chocolate I bought to melt over pretzels for when the grandkids come over. Binge watching Netflix or Hallmark mysteries. Reading a book instead of housework. Of course I start the laundry so... technically I'm doing housework. Hee hee
     
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    Sniffing the raptors in my care. Yeah, hawk sniffing, owl sniffing, falcon sniffing...

    Each species has a slightly different aroma. The kestrel used in my avatar smells a little of chicken coop and peppery spice.
     
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    Falling down the rabbit hole on this forum...:videovisit:
     
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    That kestral in you avatar is gorgeous!
     
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    Mine would have to be chili cheese Fritos. I can eat the whole bag if I don’t get caught with it and then have to share.
     
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    My "guilty" pleasures are for food, Mike and Ike's (any flavor) and for TV, cheesy CW paranormal TV shows.
    Like The Flash, Vampire Diaries (when it was on) The Originals, Legacies, Charmed, etc., etc.,
    Reality TV really isn't my thing, but I will say I'm a true Survivor fan, and I also really like So You Think You Can Dance as far as reality TV goes. Those are the only "reality" tv I watch, but it is a pleasure for me.

    I won't really call these "guilty" pleasures, because I am not ashamed nor do I feel "guilty" for enjoying them! I'm loud and proud of it. :)
     
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    Me, too...I'm loud and proud with my love of spicy chocolate! :) But I confess I do feel guilty over my YouTube obsession....not about the content I watch, mind you, but about the time I waste when I know I need to be about doing other things. :oops:


    IrishLass :)
     
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    Spicy chocolate really is the best. Of course I love anything spicy.
    When I tell people I make jalapeno ice cream they think I'm crazy, but it is soooooo goood!!!!
     
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    I’m so happy my oldest isn’t on this forum or else he’d be researching how to make jalapeño ice cream. But he’d probably try it with Carolina reapers
     
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    Found one! Lucky Charms cereal. I mean really- do they taste like anything but sugar? Found myself eating handful after handful straight out of the box this morning!
     
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    It's easy - chunks of jalepeno (I use fresh, not the pickled canned/jar kind) and flavor the actual ice cream in either vanilla or chocolate. I do use a jalepeno flavoring along with the chocolate or vanilla depending on what mood I'm in. You can get the flavor at Amazon if your grocery store doesn't have it. (it's hit or miss at mine)
     
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