Sunflower seeds. I buy them by the box. I reached out to a couple manufacturers to see if they’d just flat out sell me just a five gallon bucket of them loose, but they all said no. On the up side, I definitely get all the fiber I need
@TheGreatNico Go to Webstraunt where you can buy shelled raw Sunnies 50 lbs for ~$53 before shipping and tax, no hulls, few broken seeds. Cook with 'em, freeze most of 'em or just pig out. I feed 'em to the birds, since without shells in a squirrel proof feeder there is less mess.
If you have an air fryer of any kind, roasting the seeds if that is what you want is a piece a cake.
@ironcheftoni Yeah, same here. I have several 1/2 gal cartons in the fridge right now, of different flavors. Chocolate of some kind is usually one or two of them. Currently I have Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, BB Vanilla Bean, HEB Mint Chocolate Chip, HEB Choc Brownie Chunk (or whatever the exact name is). I just finished an HEB Choc Cherry.
I have to eat them by the cone, else I’ll just keep going through the carton if I sit down with it. (I live alone and the refrigerator is all mine!)
I’ve loved IC since I was a kid. My metabolis Im has adjusted over the years and usually my LDL, HDL, and general cholesterol are at the bad end of the good range whenever I have blood work if I haven’t been doing a lot of exercise, mid-range if I have.
Also, I’m particularly fond of a float made of BB Homemade Vanilla and either Mug or A&W root beer. It’s my reward for finishing laundry or mowing the yard or other chore.
@phendrick Only on special occasions do I keep ice cream in the house. Otherwise a half gallon of blue bell homemade vanilla would last about three days. On road trips I’ll treat myself to a dairy queen blizzard
Pork cracklings. Not those fluffy vaguely pork flavored styrofoam puffs, but those dense crunchy, may stil have a chunk of pig fat attached, or a stray bristle deep fried,teeth-shattering nuggets of joy.
@mike808 Even though I live in the 'burbs near Cincinnati, there’s a lot of fairly local farms that have booths at farmers markets and a couple of flea markets. One makes cracklins. No such thing as buying a small bag. Last time we went, ended up buying a huge sack of them, literally the bag they brought with them to split up into smaller bags. Was worth every dollar.
Orangetten, especially from a Belgian chocolatier.
(Long, thin strips of candied orange peel covered in dark chocolate - I think the Belgians infuse orange liquor into them as well)
Fortunately, I can’t get them very often, because they are the candy equivalent of heroin.
When I hear “addictive” in relation to snacks, I think of something that I keep eating once I start, like chips or pistachios. I think the poll choices reflect this, even though not all of them are addictive to me.
A few here have said desserts like ice cream or cake. I might rarely say no to ice cream, but I don’t think of it as addictive. I enjoy it, but after I have had my reasonable size portion, I am satisfied.
“Munch, munch, munch a bunch a Fritos…Corn Chips.
Oh, it’s not polite to smack your lips,
But Gee, ya just gotta with Frito Corn Chips
Munch, munch, munch a bunch of Fritos…Corn Chips.”
Note: the line “…But Gee, ya just gotta with Frito Corn Chips…” was later changed to “…But ya can’t help it with Fritos Corn Chips…”
I worked in the lab of a Frito-Lay plant, for a while back in the early '60s. We did product development and daily quality control.
One of my jobs was to go down into the plant twice a day and collect samples from the conveyor belts after the salter on each cooker product line, and to sample incoming trucks of raw materials as they arrived for acceptance before they could unload into storage bins or silos.
I knew all the products and processes of that time very well as well as all the nooks and crannies of a huge plant.
So try this. Take a Frito, a single chip, and very slowly nibble a tiny little bit of it at a time. That is the way we test scored flavor profiles along with color, appearance, etc. in the lab in addition to lab determinations of fat, oil, salt, and moisture contents.
You will get a whole new, richer, deeper flavor profile. You will taste and smell the nuances of the chip instead of the saturated sensations of eating a handful at a time.
This also works well for potato chips, and Cheetos. You’ll eat less but enjoy it more.