Given that I’m about to bask in the glow of So You Think You Can Dance for the next two hours (OH HAPPY FLIPPING DAY) it’s a given that I am going to need a snack. Maybe several.

Now if I had my choice I’d me shoving Air Heads, Cheetos and Oreos down my gullet and breakneck speed.

But then I’d be kinda big. And unhealthy. And probably kinda sick. Not to mention I’d most likely poop funny colors.

So I have to choose wisely. Way more wisely than Air Heads, Cheetos and Oreos.

Which leads me to my list of of favorite snackish type things (and the moosh’s, gah I hate to share sometimes.).

  • Avocado, cut into chunks with a wee bit of salsa and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Dip what you wish. Or just eat it straight out of the bowl. Whatever.
  • Fritos (scoops) dipped into (4% large curd) cottage cheese. Did you snarl your nose? Dude, if you only knew.
  • Cold pineapple(fresh only), a bit of milk (2%), some ice and a splash of vanilla. Blend the daylights out of it and OH BABY.
  • Edamame (soybeans, I prefer shelled). Steamed, brought to room temperature and lightly salted.
  • Ham (deli sliced) wrapped (Vlasic please) dill pickles. Okay, so sodium overload. But it’s only occasional.
  • Artichokes. Steamed. With a little mayo to dip. My sister and I used to battle over the heart.
  • Finally, popcorn and orange juice. But not just any popcorn. Only Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn is allowed in my house and I prefer it to be either Old Fashioned Butter or their new Buttery Garlic stuff (loooove). And yes, orange juice. Like peas and carrots. My dad and sister subscribe to the popcorn orange juice school of thought also.

After a very stressful day on the popcorn aisle when I was unable to find Old Fashioned Butter, (seriously, when they stop making something you so dearly love and are impassioned to? STRESSFUL.) I swore to never love again.

Turns out I was just at the wrong store. Old Fashioned Butter is alive and well. And on sale at Marsh. *phew*

Orville heard of my loyalty and offered up a couple of sweet gift packs of popcorn for me to give away. Want one? You know you do. I got one, well, I already ate it all, but I got one.

So here goes. Leave a comment, tell me you’re favorite snack or what popcorn you are loyal to. Let’s just say if it’s not Orville Redenbacher’s Old Fashioned Butter you don’t know what you’re talking about. (However I should give credit to the Buttery Garlic stuff, it comes in mini bags, Old Fashioned doesn’t.) I can’t sit on the couch for longer than an hour without popcorn. Seriously. Love.

Okay, contest. comment, tell me your favorite snack, your family’s favorite snack. A snack that holds a special place in your heart. I’ll pick two comments at random on Monday May 26th. Which means you have until Sunday May 25th at midnight EST to enter. And which also means you need to leave me a valid email address (no one else will see it but me.).

Good luck. I’m going to go pop some popcorn, I told myself I couldn’t have any until after I wrote this post.

Oops, forgot to hit publish. Heh.


  1. Ok…favorite snack ever would have to be Ritz crackers with Philadelphia Cream Cheese spread on top and then a slice of Hormel pepperoni on top of that. MMMMM! As for popcorn I also love Mr. Redenbacher however I go for the ultra healthy pour over movie theater butter variety.

  2. Old Dutch or Lays Salt and Vinegar chips.
    Favourite snack BY FAR.

    Meg’s last blog post..Will’s Choice

  3. HOLY MOSES! We ALWAYS had our popcorn with OJ growing up. I totally understand (actually, I’m picking popcorn hulls out of my teeth as I write, but tonight washed it down with a little sauvingnon blanc…. yeah, I know). A little shameless self promotion here, but I’m kinda diggin’ the Homestead Mushroom Pate I have made the last 2 weeks for the Farmers Markets. Lots of roasted garlic and sweet Sherry. With pita chips. Love it love it!

  4. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    Ok, maybe you don’t, but I do!

    Amy’s last blog post..SYTYCD

  5. Ya know, I’m not usually a snacker. IF I am in a snacking mood somehow I would probably snack on Doritos. Cheese flavor.

    Or, microwave popcorn with melted butter on it. Yes, it isn’t good for the heart but it’s great for the mouth!!!

    If I’m watching a movie I like sour patch kids. Mmmmm

  6. Oh! My current favorite? Chocolate chips and peanut butter…pathetic, but simple and delicious.

    Lauren’s last blog post..Happy Weekend!

  7. My favorite new snack is fritos scoops, filled with chipolte salsa and some melted velveta on top. Kind of like a nacho, but butter. Also, try the new Kettle cooked Jalapeno chips. They are almost too good…

  8. favorite snacks

    Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn (any flavor) & mixed with a bag of salt n vinegar chips

    poutine … yummy (french fries, gravy & cheese lots of cheese)

    mommybootcamp’s last blog post..HARD WORK

  9. Twizzlers or Cheetos!!!!

  10. I’m a huge time fan of Hershey’s Almond kisses. And gummy bears, but only Black Forest brand, because the green ones taste like apple instead of lime. Yes, its that important.

    AmyLee’s last blog post..Teeth. As in more than one.

  11. Our favorite snack as a family is my homemade caramel popcorn. My personal favorite is a good old fashioned, plain avocado 🙂

    Half-Past Kissin’ Time’s last blog post..Dear Parent (Who Does Her Son’s Homework For Him),

  12. Ham wrapped pickles…Yum…What makes it ten times better? A little cream cheese inside that ham. YUM YUM YUM YUM.

    So bad for you, but soooooo freaking good. 😀

    Mel’s last blog post..I am never NOT confused!