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OMG Nutella, seriously girl. I CANT have that in the house or I just eat it. With a spoon.


I look wistfully at it whenever I pass it in the store.  Like a long lost hazelnut lover.  Sigh.  I like to put it on biscotti and dip it in good strong coffee with lots of milk.  Oh my, it is so good.  But we can't have it in the house.  I think the last time we did, I actually hid it in the bathroom so I could sneak in and eat spoonfuls where DS wouldn't see me.

 

My guilty pleasures range from grape popsicles, to bagels (yummm), to these Amy's microwave meals.  They're so very convenient!

 

 

 

 

 

post #22 of 54

Twice a year I'll buy those "thumbprint" cookies with sprinkles on the sides and icing on the top from the grocery store bakery. blush.gif

 

Once every two years I'll buy a Twinkie pack.

 

Mostly I don't bring junk food home that I like because I am a complete pig.  (No Pop Tarts for us!)

 

I must have diet soda on hand at all times and I think that's a splurge. 

 

My K-Cups for my Keurig.

 

Crab Legs are purchased for special occasions.

post #23 of 54

i literally threw a dancing fit when our grocery store started selling the BIG nutella container.  (cinnamon raisin bread/bagel with peanut butter and nuttella, anybody?  kind of like a healthy meal but not.) 

 

i also will sneak frozen pierogies.  none of us ever has time to make them from scratch but i love.

 

i have also been on a bacon kick.  they had organic bacon on sale and i bought every. single. pack.  to put in the freezer.  i am no longer allowed to grocery shop alone.  (WORTH IT!!!!)

post #24 of 54

Ok, period necessary food- Lays chips and dark chocolate. I have to eat the sweet and then the salt. I buy the little bag of chips.

 

Last night I indulged in orange marshmallow chocolate covered pumpkins from Russel Stover. They were on clearance after Halloween. I also got peanut butter chocolate pumpkins. (these are shaped like pumpkin, not made of)

 

 

Good but bad food- I make a stew that starts with bacon, then you cook stew meat in the bacon grease. Add wine, mushrooms, carrots and the bacon back into the stew. Mega good but mega unhealthy.

 

 

 

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Kombucha--not my bag, but DH loves it. 


I have spent serious money on G.T. Dave's Kombucha over the years.  I was almost glad when they changed their formula because I don't like the new kind and therefore don't have to buy it obsessively and think about it obsessively.  DH made some a few times, but it just tasted like confused apple juice.

 

post #26 of 54
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i have also been on a bacon kick.  they had organic bacon on sale and i bought every. single. pack.  to put in the freezer.  i am no longer allowed to grocery shop alone.  (WORTH IT!!!!)

Costco has been carrying a thick cut uncured bacon that is phenomenal. The kids sneak the leftovers from Sunday breakfast and eat them right out of the fridge.
post #27 of 54
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Costco has been carrying a thick cut uncured bacon that is phenomenal. The kids sneak the leftovers from Sunday breakfast and eat them right out of the fridge.


Anybody know if Sam's Club carries it?  I love bacon.  I don't love it as much as I did when I was pregnant, when I could happily eat it three times a day, but I do love it.

 

post #28 of 54
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Hagen Dazs... I eat 2 or 3 pints a week! redface.gif Gotta be a different flavor every time!

Coke every now and then... Mexican in the glass bottle preferred!

 

 

I special order Mexican Coca-Cola.  It is a weekend treat for us.

 

Cheese and Haagen Daz, or other similar super premium ice cream, are the other other two I can think of.  Last year, I bought myself an ice cream maker and tried for months to make ice cream that could satisfy me.  No luck.  I was spending hours grating chocolate, splitting vanilla beans, cooking bases, chilling, etc.  When it came right down to it, I figured out my ice cream maker couldn't freeze the base fast enough to produce the type of ice cream I like.

post #29 of 54
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I special order Mexican Coca-Cola.  It is a weekend treat for us.

 

Cheese and Haagen Daz, or other similar super premium ice cream, are the other other two I can think of.  Last year, I bought myself an ice cream maker and tried for months to make ice cream that could satisfy me.  No luck.  I was spending hours grating chocolate, splitting vanilla beans, cooking bases, chilling, etc.  When it came right down to it, I figured out my ice cream maker couldn't freeze the base fast enough to produce the type of ice cream I like.


Last time I tried to make vanilla ice cream, with the bean, it cost me about $9 for the ingredients so I hear you on this one!

 

post #30 of 54

I seem to bring home kettle chips every time I go to the store. They are too yummy for words! yummy.gif

post #31 of 54
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Last time I tried to make vanilla ice cream, with the bean, it cost me about $9 for the ingredients so I hear you on this one!

 



Seriously!  I was shopping with my mom for ingredients one time I know that bill approached $20.

 

I was so excited about that darn ice cream machine and the endless summer fun we would have making homemade ice cream.  Not so much.....

 

post #32 of 54
General Tao flavoured chips.
post #33 of 54

sunflower nut butter...i cant think of any way to eat it except by the spoonful. 

 

Im also making a special trip to trader joes this afternoon just so i can buy the pumpkin cheese cake and the instant chai tea that they recently put on the shelves.

post #34 of 54
Braggs is like soy sauce, but better.

http://www.bragg.com/products/la.html
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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!

post #36 of 54

good freshly baked warm white bread with good butter. 

 

spicy chips - esp the chitoes fries kind. 

 

anything gummy

 

 

post #37 of 54
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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!



We go through soooo many boxes of those during the holidays.

 

When my husband is home to watch our boys for my weekly girls nights I buy a bottle of wine or champagne and some good brie.

 

I love, love, love our local olive oil. It's so worth the hefty price tag for a bottle.

post #38 of 54

For me it is the process... I love to go to the "upscale" grocery store alone (a rare treat) and examine all the exotic weird stuff that I don't know what to do with. Then I find a helpful clerk who can explain. This is as close as I come to a social life. If it is fresh produce, I come home and cook it just for myself. If I bought shelf-type food that keeps, I probably put it in the cupboard and forget it until I find it months later and ask myself what I was planning to use this strange thing for. Often the label is in a foreign language and I don't remember a thing about it. But I had fun. Grocery shopping as recreation.

post #39 of 54
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For me it is the process... I love to go to the "upscale" grocery store alone (a rare treat) and examine all the exotic weird stuff that I don't know what to do with. Then I find a helpful clerk who can explain. This is as close as I come to a social life. If it is fresh produce, I come home and cook it just for myself. If I bought shelf-type food that keeps, I probably put it in the cupboard and forget it until I find it months later and ask myself what I was planning to use this strange thing for. Often the label is in a foreign language and I don't remember a thing about it. But I had fun. Grocery shopping as recreation.


I can relate. I like to shop alone, take my time, compare prices and ingredients, look at new or unusual products and figure out what to make with them....without someone trailing around after me,  playing Angry Birds or texting oh-so-patiently (not) and making me feel bad about how much time I'm spending on a "basic chore". 

 

Indulgences - things like fancy salt or artisanal crackers or biscuits or imported cheese. 

 

 

post #40 of 54
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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!


Yessssss!  Did you see the ones covered in dark chocolate with crushed candy canes on top last year?  They were sinfully delicious!!!  I am in trouble if they have them again this year!

 

Along the same vein, my local Whole Foods had bags of these pretzel thins covered in dark chocolate with crushed candy canes on top last time I went.  I bought a bag and ate the whole thing!  Granted, it was a small bag but still... I probably shouldn't buy them again!

 

The other thing I occasionally indulge in is also from Whole Foods... their milk chocolate salted caramels.  Dude, those things are like $7 for the box but sometimes I just don't care.   Soooooo good!

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