What's a reoccurring food craving you've gotten throughout your life?
It can be an odd food item, perhaps even a cheap or embarrassing one. A specific, reoccurring craving that hits from time to time over the years. And you have to have it.
I'll start: margarine spread on Saltine crackers and instant powdered sweet iced tea.
My grandmother used to feed us this as a snack as little kids in Texas. About twice a year I *have* to have this weird combination. I go to the store and buy the items. Otherwise I wouldn't be caught dead buying margarine. Or instant iced tea! Oh, it has to be the instant iced tea with ReaLemon. When I eat it I get goosebumps.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||Yesterday at 9:43 AM|
It can be a name brand or a generic one. But it has to be regular sweet fake-flavor orange soda. The craving strikes about once a year. I've literally driven to the grocery store, bought just that, then drank half a two liter bottle right there in my car in the parking lot. Otherwise I *never* drink sweetened soda pop of any kind. I think it's something traced back to my childhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/26/2020|
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli. My grandma would give it to my cousins and for lunch when we'd stay at her place during the summers.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/26/2020|
Store-bought garlic bread (the kind in the foil wrapper you warm up in the oven) dipped in cheap, old-school name brand marinara spaghetti sauce (like Ragu). The sauce has to be room temperature. It has to be the cheap brand.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/26/2020|
Peanut butter spread on a blueberry Pop Tart (non-frosted). It's like a PB&J sandwich. This was my favorite as a kid and I still love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/26/2020|
Fake birthday cake with the day glo icing and one big hard candy rose. I get a slab at the Safeway bakery every few years. The Carvel ice cream cake I get once a year on my birthday. Definitely related to childhood memories!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/26/2020|
Crisp bacon on a toasted bagel with cream cheese it's so b ad for you but so good.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/26/2020|
Liverwurst with swiss cheese, onion on rye, mustard
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/26/2020|
Macaroni cheese with ketchup. As a meal.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/26/2020|
Cream of wheat and peanut butter toast.
Comfort food and energizing
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/26/2020|
American Chinese food like sesame chicken, sweet and sour chicken, General Tso chicken, orange chicken, mongolian beef, egg rolls, cream cheese crab rangoons, chicken/shrimp/beef fried rice, steamed dumplings, hot & sour soup, lo mein with shrimp, etc. And I have the craving every few months not every few years.
Not a fan of duck, so never tried Peking Duck.....
Ironically, as soon as I satiate this craving, I feel disgusting. It's like a bad one night stand.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/26/2020|
Canned baby clams with diced tomatoes served with steamed white rice.
Reminds me of my grandma 💓
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/26/2020|
It's always some kind of junk/fake food! This really convinces me that it's true that these foods have something addictive in them. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/26/2020|
A wedge of iceberg lettuce covered in thousand island dressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/26/2020|
Vienna sausages right out of the can and cold apple juice. Only in summer. And after I eat it I always have the urge to sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/26/2020|
Crunchy granola with cold milk. Served in the evening.
Breakfast does not count. That's something else entirely.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/26/2020|
Any Hostess sweet treats. I was such a carb addict as a kid, I loved all that shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/26/2020|
Bush's baked beans mixed into macaroni and cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/26/2020|
Fried bologna and scrambled egg sandwich on white bread with mayo.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/26/2020|
[quote]Otherwise I wouldn't be caught dead buying margarine.
Then what do you put in your fountain?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/26/2020|
Peanut butter on toast but only with tinned grapefruit juice to drink .
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/26/2020|
Second the liverwurst, hold the cheese. Grew up in a German-American family.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/26/2020|
Sliced white meat turkey, smear of chopped liver, sliced cucumbers, on rye toast with russian dressing. Oy!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/26/2020|
French Toast has been a favorite over the years. Made it once or twice every week. Now, I'm cutting down on my carbs and sugar so only have occasionally. Not going to give it up entirely. Sorry doctor.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/26/2020|
Store bought iced oatmeal cookies dipped in really cold fruit punch .
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/26/2020|
Fries with mayonaise, curry ketchup and onions
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/26/2020|
guzzling a load at the glory hole?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/26/2020|
Funyons. I LOVE them but then feel dirty afterwards. I allow a bag to enter the house every 8 weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/26/2020|
Liverwurst on toasted rye bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/26/2020|
Poptarts. Preferably Brown Sugar Cinnamon, though sometimes Cherry. Always frosted variety, toasted, and spread with butter.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/26/2020|
Corned beef hash. From a can. Cooked to the crispy state.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/26/2020|
Applesauce—Mott’s Mixed Berry
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/26/2020|
Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly on Wonder Bread
Krispy Kreme Donuts- And I eat all 12 in 2 days.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Cereal!!! Usually the Clusters type cereal with the oatmeal clusters, sometimes Frosted Flakes... I quite enjoyed those Kashi Cinnamon Shredded Wheat type cereal a few years ago..
Pancakes? However I haven't made pancakes in 10 years or more. So I think that is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/26/2020|
This probably sounds insane. I take a large scoop of black cherry ice cream, and put it an ice cream dish. On top of that I drizzle chocolate shell and give it time to harden. Then I smooth thick sour cream over the surface (liberally). I put it into the freezer until the sour cream freezes completely. To me, it's delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/26/2020|
Kraft Mac and cheese. I make a great mac and cheese from scratch ,and frozen brands are usually superior to the cheap box mix, but like a lot of these posts, it's a strong sense memory from my youth.
Ice cream sandwiches are another. I'm usually a Ben and Jerry's snob and will turn my nose up at big vats of lesser-brand ice cream at the supermarket, but every now and then I need a box of ice cream sandwiches in my freezer. It's just a simple treat that reminds me of hot summer days from childhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/26/2020|
Dipsy-Doodles. Totally different from Fritos.
Bologna and American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on white bread. Can't have too much bologna or cheese on the sandwich. Just enough mayo so the sandwich isn't dry.
Mashed potatoes with pan gravy. Mom used to make a roast beef on Sundays. She's make gravy with the drippings. This was always served with string beans.
Tuna Noodle Casserole. Must have toasted breadcrumbs on top. Never potato chips!
Riunite Lambrusco. It's terrible wine but I tend to buy it when I'm having pizza. For some reason, cheap red wine and pizza just goes together.
Kippered Snacks on saltine crackers. My grandmother would serve this to my sister and I went we would spend 2 weeks with her each Summer. She also would take us places. I vividly remember a trip to the United Nations.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/26/2020|
Tuna sandwiches. I haven’t had one in over a year and it’s the only meat I’ve had in twenty years but I’d get super intense cravings for them sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/26/2020|
Fried chicken livers, crunchy please.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/26/2020|
Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake...not fully thawed...still slightly cold.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/26/2020|
nacho cheese doritos dipped in peanut butter
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/26/2020|
Chicken fried steak smothered in gravy, served with mashed potatoes smothered in butter
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/26/2020|
Stilton and black grapes.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/26/2020|
Layer cake - strawberry, chocolate, lemon with grape jelly between the layers and chocolate icing. LOVED this as a kid and still have cravings for it (but on diet, too lazy to bake it and my gran is long dead).
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/26/2020|
Bread and butter chip pickles
Mac and cheese
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/26/2020|
peanut and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/26/2020|
I have always craved albino tarragon infused croutons, carefully and beautifully presented atop a serving of Coq au Vin. And a moon pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/26/2020|
Grits with butter and sugar.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/26/2020|
Cream of Wheat with a mashed, over ripe banana, butter and maple syrup.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/26/2020|
There were really poor years I survived on ramen and after a while I'd make a pasta salad out of it, with water drained and adding a spoonful of tuna, and whatever bits of turkey, or cheese, or little bits of tomato I might have around.
Still crave it sometimes.
My mom loved braunschweiger on white bread with mayo and I get a taste for that too every once in a while, but boy that one passes pretty quickly, LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/26/2020|
r23, that was my breakfast for many years.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/26/2020|
Ice Cream, preferably one of the premium brands. Flavors without too many inclusions.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/26/2020|
My problem isn't so much a specif food craving but a craving that I can't quite identify. I realize I am craving something but I just can't figure out what it is, I will try a couple of things and then just give up.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/26/2020|
Fried potato sandwich on really awful white bread, with lots of butter, salt and pepper.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/26/2020|
Taco salad CHILLED.
I make it suburban 80's style: hamburger meat and some onion cooked in powdered taco mix, iceberg lettuce, tomato, black olives, and generous dollops of sour cream (this is key). No salsa! Mix loosely so there's still clumps of sour cream. I lay a bed of tortilla chips on the bottom of a bowl, then dump in all on top, and cover with saran wrap. Chill for several hours or even overnight. Eat it cold with a fork right out of the fridge... yum!!! Better than fresh or room temperature.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/26/2020|
Crunchy peanut butter on toast, topped with a thin layer of Sriracha sauce, and a dollop of sweet pickle relish. Amazing!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/26/2020|
Dill pickles dipped in brown mustard. It's a go-to snack when no-carb dieting. But still, mmm...
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/26/2020|
Cherry Kool-Aid made the old fashioned way. Our of the envelope, mixed with cup or a little more of white processed sugar. Then chilled in a glass pitcher, and served poured in a large glass over ice. There's nothing like it!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/26/2020|
Throw a whole bar of cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and soften in the microwave for about 40 seconds to 1 minute, Add in some garlic powder and stir until smooth. Grab a sleeve of unsalted saltine crackers, and dip away! If I have some leftover salsa on hand, I'll stir some of that in too. Ate this after school a lot as a kid, and still make it about once every two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/26/2020|
Pizza from a pizza place! Not frozen or my Dad's god awful home recipe!!!
Johnny's in Westwood/and other LA locations had the best crust!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/26/2020|
There was a terrible deli meat called chicken roll back in the day.
And by terrible I mean better than sex.....imagine a rotisserie chicken but in the form of a deli style roll for slicing, plus about 3 million grams of sodium.
It was amazing in the 80s...would melt onto bread after a few seconds in the microwave.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/26/2020|
A BLT. My grandmother wasn't a good cook nor did she like to cook but she liked to garden and grew tomatoes. I spent summers with her and she would make me BLTs with her homegrown tomatoes. Delicious and reminds me of her and those happy summers. The farmer's markets are closed in New Orleans but there is a service that delivers boxes of farmer's market produce. This week's box included Creole tomatoes so I've been making BLTs with them. Happy memories and good eating! What a fun thread OP, thanks. I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/26/2020|
McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches, especially the ones on their biscuits with sausage. Mmmmmm
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/26/2020|
Waffles! Onion dip! Tuna sandwich with potato chips in it! Shwartzwalder Kirsche Torte! Rainbow Salad from the Burmese restaurant! Chocolate everything!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/26/2020|
A cold glass of milk with meals. I'll try to avoid it but always give in. Best comfort "food" there is.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/26/2020|
R81 I thought I was the only one that liked potato chips crushed on top of my tuna salad sandwich! It’s so good!
Sometimes I crave Hawaiian punch and Nila wafers. It’s a snack we used to have in kindergarten. Then we would lay down on our sit-upons, which were squares of carpet remnants, and take a nap.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/26/2020|
Macaroni, elbows or small shells, with a generous amount of butter and a dash of salt.
Heat it back up after adding the butter, then pour milk over it. Drink the buttery milk after the macaroni is gone.
Best eaten while watching a soap opera. I eat this and am brought back to lunches with my mother, while folding laundry and watching The Young & the Restless.
Definitely a childhood thing, and something I've only seen my mother and siblings eat. My father and my partner find it horrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/26/2020|
Franco-American spaghetti-o’s with sliced franks. Heated then served with a generous amount of powdered Parmesan from the can. Heaven.
Also: spaghetti sandwiches made with leftover spaghetti. Put on toasted white bread with butter.
Pancakes with peanut butter on them and maple syrup all over.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/27/2020|
pickled penises from my trix….
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/27/2020|
peanut butter and mayo on white bread, with salty potato chips.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/27/2020|
Cheez Waffies loved these as a kid and I still do many years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/27/2020|
Matzo with butter and grape jelly.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/27/2020|
Creamed dried beef on toast: Make a white sauce, flavor with some beef bouillon, then put in 4-5 ounces of dried beef - the kind that comes in the plastic envelopes. Serve hot on toasted bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/27/2020|
I recently found myself making thousand island dressing the way my mother did: mayo, ketchup, and relish. Sometimes I add sour cream. Oh, I like sweet relish more than dill, I found out.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/27/2020|
R85, I love peanut butter on my pancakes! It was the only way my family ate them when I was growing up.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/27/2020|
Lots of peanut butter smeared on a Mcintosh apple.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/27/2020|
My mom used to make something called "cheese toast" (NOT grilled cheese). If I remember correctly it was powdered cheese (there used to be such a thing. It came in tins), mixed with butter/mayo/mustard, various seasonings. That paste was then slathered on bread and then quickly fried up until golden brown. I was just thinking about this the other day, in fact. It was so good!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/27/2020|
My mom used to make "Bug Juice" out of one can of frozen grape juice concentrate and one can of frozen lemonade. She told us the pulp was evidence. It was bug wings. We drank it anyway and I still mix grape and lemon juice.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/27/2020|
R91 That was called Shit on a Shingle in the Army during WW2
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/27/2020|
Mall pizza. The orange bowl cheese slice. Tons of oregano. In the 70's.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/27/2020|
This is not throughout my life, but...
About seven years ago, I went to the breakfast buffet at Caesar's buffet in Vegas and they had something at the carving station they called "bacon" but it was really more like pork belly. I ate so much of it, it practically made me sick, but oh my god was it delicious.
I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I’ve literally made trips back to Vegas specifically to eat that bacon.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/27/2020|
I am a vegetarian but would love to inhale a pound of Nueskes Cherry Wood Bacon! RIGHT NOW!!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/27/2020|
Gyros. Dripping with sauce and onions.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/27/2020|
R104 I love Neuske’s too! The red package though. Unfortunately I have to decrease my bacon intake so I might buy a package every 2-3 months or so.
I used to take a slice of whole wheat bread and unwrap a slice of Kraft American cheese and toast it in the toaster oven. Sometimes it would puff up if you left it in there too long!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/27/2020|
R83---Imagine my surprise when I saw Whole Foods had a tuna sandwich with potato chips on the board! I told the guy I'd been eating that since I was a kid but never saw it for sale. He siad I should have a professional make that sandwich and I told him I AM a professional at this point. I never buy prepared tuna salad out of a bin, anyway.
More frequent for me: Safeway brand vanilla wafers and store brand red punch out of the gallon handle jug from the refrigerated section. I always dipped the wafers into the punch and made them red. Discount punch and cookies were the staples of Good News Club! vacation bible schools, Scout meetings and CCD class snack times.
R85--- I used to make a little spaghetti sandwich when I bought lunch at school because other kids did it, and I liked it when I tried it. Started doing this at home, when allowed. Even now will dip a piece of buttered baguette into pasta sauce to test it when it's finished.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/27/2020|
[T102] if you ever find yourself in South Louisiana, between Baton Rouge and Beaumont, find a Cajun butcher and get a paper bag of fresh pork rinds. These will be in your dreams forever! You can’t find anything close unless you go to the Louisiana. The fatty crunchy richness is just one of those perfect alignments of taste and texture.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/27/2020|
Frank's Red Hot on brownies
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/27/2020|
r91 Try it with ground beef instead sometime. I enjoyed this very much when I was in the service. Fry up some ground beef until it's all separate crumbles and a little bit crispy, then make your white sauce right in the skillet. I'm willing to bet this version is the origin of the term "SOS"(it certainly looks more like its namesake that the chipped beef version)
r96 Haven't heard that term since the Summer I worked in the kitchen at a Girl Scout camp up in the Adirondacks. Can't remember if it was called bug juice because the flies and such were drawn to it, or wouldn't touch it at all. We used to make it for the girls every day, and they loved it. Once though, we ran out of the mix, and the cook decided to use Jell-O powder instead(practically the same thing) It was watered down to the proper consistency but the girls wouldn't touch it, they recognized the very distinctive Jell-O taste and aroma.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/28/2020|
chips ahoy crispy cookies, about 3 or 4, and skim milk. I con't care for whole milk. Just had some and its 2:00 am here in the west coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/28/2020|
Peanut butter on crackers.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/28/2020|
R107 “ Discount punch and cookies were the staples of Good News Club! vacation bible schools”
Same here! The bargain “Oreos” and Cheapo Nilla wafers.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/28/2020|
OP you freaked me out with your saltine/margarine and powdered iced tea, because I LOVE that combo. Haven’t had margarine in decades, though. I use butter.
Velvets on Wheat thins
Parmesan or pizza flavored goldfish crackers and iced Pepsi
Peanut butter and Fluff (fluff has 75% less sugar than the same amount of jelly, so eat it up!)
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/28/2020|
Kraft Easy Cheese squirt cheese in a can, on Sociables crackers (original flavor).
This definitely is traced back to my early childhood in the late 70's. When Easy Cheese first came out back then it was considered something new and fun (I remember the television commercials vividly). It may have been around before that, but I remember a media blitz in the late 70's. My mom would never get it because it seemed expensive, wasteful and gimmicky. BUT we'd get it if we had party and she wanted to make "hors d'oeuvres." She'd buy a can and my brother and I would take turns squirting cake icing-like dollops on Socialbles crackers. With a single olive slice on top! We were allowed to have one each, the rest were for guests.
Easy Cheese is sometimes hard to find now but they still make it. I swear the can is the exact same. It's plastic goop, it just tastes like Cheese Whiz out of a tube. But if I can find Sociables (again, sometimes I can't) the combo is weirdly yummy to me. It's remarkable how little is in the can.
I remember in the 80's there was a sour cream and onion flavor Easy Cheese that was heaven but I haven't seen that in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/28/2020|
Crystal Lite powdered drink mix. Except I don't make the drink with it. I open the container, lick my finger, stick it in the powder and then lick it all off. I do it over and over until my mouth puckers up and turns bright red from the cherry mix (or green from lemon lime). Mmmm!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/28/2020|
Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Coconut Pecan Frosting in a can. Eaten straight out of the can with a spoon. Who needs cake? I can eat an entire can in one sitting. So disgustingly scrumptious. Makes you thirsty too. I've done this from time to time, really since the 80's, and always felt a little weird about it. Then I saw that scene with Goldie Hawn's "fat phase" character in Death Becomes Her, with the cabinets full of cake frosting cans and I felt weirder.
Still do it though! Mmm... I may go buy a can now.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/28/2020|
R116 According to Wikipedia, the "French Onion" flavor was discontinued.
"Easy Cheese is currently available in Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Cheddar 'n Bacon, and American flavors. Discontinued varieties include Pimento, French Onion, Cheddar Blue Cheese, Shrimp Cocktail, and Pizza."
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/28/2020|
Wow, this is nostalgia central here! So many good taste memories.
I loved my dad's version of SOS, made with seasoned salt and ground beef. I still make it, very occasionally. His version of pancakes was always made with peanut butter. It's the only way I would eat them, since I don't really like pancakes.
My mom got me hooked on her secret treat, canned diced tomatoes over the crunchy canned Chinese noodles. Weirdly very tasty.
My go to special, Frito corn chips with deviled ham. A banana on the side makes everything even tastier.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/28/2020|
just made pork chops with baked beans this week ...
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/28/2020|
[quote]Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Coconut Pecan Frosting in a can. Eaten straight out of the can with a spoon.
R118 I spread it on Townhouse crackers. Ratio is one can of frosting to one row of crackers.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/28/2020|
R!120 Those are some unusual flavor combinations! I'm going to try the diced tomato/crunchy noodle combo. It sounds like it has great 'mouth feel'. Also the Frito / deviled ham combo but without the banana...
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/28/2020|
R102 the Caesar’s breakfast buffet in Las Vegas is a large part of the reason I have had weight issues. As a young child, I had never particularly enjoyed food or ate much, but when I ate at that buffet when I was 10 or so some sort of switch flipped and I started practically inhaling smoked salmon (which, being a Brooklyn Jew, I had eaten before on many occasions, so it had something to do with that particular buffet). My parents said they had never seen anyone eat so much of anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/28/2020|
Butter spread between two slices of American cheese. Butter on beef jerky. I discovered both of those when first trying the Atkins diet back in the early '80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/28/2020|
R128 How do you prepare rutabaga? Or do you just eat it raw? I see it in the produce dept but have no idea what to do with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||06/28/2020|
R116 R119 I remember the French Onion flavor Easy Cheese too. It was really good.
But I think one reason they may have discontinued it is ==> I remember the bits of onion getting stuck in the little tube and clogging it! I recall having to stick a straight needle in there to dislodge it. More than once!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/28/2020|
R131 It was worth the unclogging -- sooo tasty! They should have sold it in tubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||06/28/2020|
Fun thread, I’ve enjoyed many listed here. Mine are:
Spaghetti-os with little meatballs
Oreos, the more stuffed the better (I think we’re up to Mega-stuffed now), dunked in cold milk.
Ruffled chips, served with onion dip made with Lipton’s Onion Soup mix and sour cream, with a side of Ginger Ale.
These are childhood favorites that have endured, as is with most who are posting here. Thankfully, these cravings are rare, but true disclosure, I have a can of Spaghetti-os in my pantry as I type.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||06/28/2020|
YES R76! I LOVED chicken roll! My favorite way to eat it was two slices of white bread, each slice spread with mayo, a slice of American cheese on each mayo slathered slice, then in the toaster oven until the cheese melted. I'd then slap on two slices of chicken roll, the heat softening it between the hot melted cheese. SO damn GOOD! Do they sell it anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||06/28/2020|
Also, nothing beat the Burger King bacon or sausage egg, and cheese Croissandwiches and Bagelwiches back in the day. Blew the McMuffin away.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||06/28/2020|
"Ruffled chips, served with onion dip made with Lipton’s Onion Soup mix and sour cream, with a side of Ginger Ale."
|by Anonymous||reply 136||06/28/2020|
Potato chips. Tastykake Juniors.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||06/28/2020|
[quote]How do you prepare rutabaga? Or do you just eat it raw?
I wouldn't. Raw, it's unpleasant, and will give you painful gas.
As a root vegetable, in consistency, it's like a carrot. Peel it, dice it into little cubes, and use it in soups, cooking it the same amount of time/temp as you would carrots. The flavor is quite different, though.
As carrots are said to be good for your eyes, rutabaga is said to be brain food.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||06/28/2020|
[quote]Oreos, the more stuffed the better (I think we’re up to Mega-stuffed now), dunked in cold milk.
We've moved beyond MEGA. We're now up to MOST.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||06/28/2020|
R139 I think the Oreo stuffing in the bigger Oreos is much different than the regular, original size Oreos. It's creamier. The regular size Oreos taste too sweet for me now. I love the Double Stuff, separated into two pieces, with coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||06/28/2020|
I may break quarantine to get those most stuffed Oreos.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||06/28/2020|
They're hard to find. I think they were a "limited edition."
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/28/2020|
Lettuce and thinly sliced tomato on toasted white bread, with Hellmann’s mayonnaise.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||06/28/2020|
I mix cooked hamburger with Spaghetti-O’s, adding extra spices, and eat it with peas. I enjoyed this when my mother made it.
When I was a kid, I’d eat Wise potato chips with bread and butter pickles. Often in the spring. Still do now and then, though I lately substitute Kettle Cooked BBQ chips.
And I love Cheese Waffies! When I can find them!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/28/2020|
I have a periodic craving, sometimes so deep and intense it hurts in the marrow of my bones, for pink or red grapefruit juice, or for the fruit itself. It is, however, contraindicated for the constellation of meds I take for diabetes, hypertension and heart issues. If I cheat and partake, even a little, it always shows an aberrant liver enzyme reading when I'm tested, and on occasion, even results in liver pain and swelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/28/2020|
Soda water has been a constant since I was 17 and on legal speed. I lost 40 pounds in time for the prom. Thank God for Sodastream: lugging the cans was just too much.
Creamed chipped beef, the proverbial shit on a shingle. With white bread toast and sliced hard-boiled eggs. Maybe once a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/28/2020|
Campbell's condensed split pea soup in a can.
Underwood Chicken spread.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||06/28/2020|
Once in a great while, I get a strong craving for a pickle & pimento loaf sandwich with mayo. This is the ONLY thing I will willingly spread mayo on, so it doesn't happen often. Every other type of sandwich I'd rather eat with mustard, BBQ sauce, or just plain with no condiments.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||06/28/2020|
I crave raw oysters Nov-January. I don't really like chewing them but I do. I don't know if I love the taste at all but I crave them and buy them. I guess I like the sea taste. And the ritual of opening them. Also they are alive, I mean that's quite primitive and interesting I eat 4-6 with 2 glasses of champagne. then I'm done. A week later, I want them again.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||06/28/2020|
Macaroni with tomato juice and lots of butter on it. Undiluted mushroom or tomato soup eaten cold directly from the can, no mixing it with milk for me. Buttered toast with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Egg salad on white bread with a layer of busted up potato chips inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/28/2020|
Shredded chicken sandwich:
2 cans of canned chicken breast 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cups crushed potato chips
Mix, bake, serve on soft hamburger buns. Couldn’t be more disgusting or delicious. Basically tastes like salt.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/28/2020|
I melt chocolate in the microwave to make a ganache-ish sauce. If you stir that into a container of Cool Whip Free, it’s magical. Sure it was a marijuana munchy driven creation, but sometimes when we’re craving something sweet and there are no baked goods in the pantry, it does the trick. And no, I am not fat, thanks for asking.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/28/2020|
R7, you brought back some great memories for me! When my dad was studying for his post-doc degree, he would sometimes take me along to the lab with him on Saturdays (probably because I was quiet and would organize his work area). Our lunch was the wonderful sandwich you described.
I am going to get all the ingredients and have a special celebration remembering those times.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/28/2020|
Cap'n Crunch cereal. I remember getting through an entire box in one sitting when I was a kid visiting my Grandmother. Used to get it in college, too. Then later on, once sharing an apartment, I used to buy it and sneak-eat it, too embarrassed to let them see me. I haven't had it in years but now I think I have to make run to the supermarket. Not the additional flavor ones, just the original Cap'n Crunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/28/2020|
r138 Rutabagas/yellow turnips ARE a strong flavored vegetable but can be tamed my cooking them with an equal quantity of potatoes, mash with a fork or puree to smoothness, S&P and plenty of butter.
Or, cook them in half water/half milk.
One of my fave restaurants in NJ, Ponzio's, has a side dish of mashed turnips and carrots that is very tasty. The sweetness of the latter helps to mitigate the strong, sulfurous flavor of the former.
r144/r88 Can occasionally find Cheese Waffies here in Philly. The Vermont Country Store sells them.
r147 Loved that stuff BITD. Weaver's used to make a chub roll(can't remember if it was 8 or 16oz.) of something very similar to the Underwood product, but it was bit firmer so it was almost sliceable.
Definite onion dip fan(will absolutely be part of a last meal). Usually make it the standard way, but every once i a while I'll jazz it up with one of the following: Worchestershire sauce; Tabasco sauce; mixed dried herbs; TJ Umami seasoning; TJ Coconut Amino liquid; TJ 'Everything But The Bagel' sprinkle. Original Doritos or TJ Sea Salt potato chips are a must. Boy that was a lot of TJ, wasn't it?
Used to love cold pizza or popcorn with a big glass of milk. Since I don't drink dairy milk anymore, it's not the same taste sensation.
Yes, Dipsy Doodles ARE better than Fritos. Was able to buy small, one-serving sized bags before the pandemic(the only store that sold them closed and has not re-opened yet) They have a BBQ flavor which I bought by mistake one time, not worth the money or the calories. Now I buy the big bag, but try to ration it to last several munch-times.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||Last Monday at 1:04 AM|
Chicken roll is still available from Oscar Mayer in their packaged deli meat sections at the grocery stores, although it is full of sodium. Their turkey roll is probably better for you.
I used to get chicken roll back in the 1990s at the deli counters at some stores. Weaver used to make it.
Two more things I used to eat were New York Deli potato chips. You couldn't miss them in the aisle because of the purple bag.
Also, I used to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and add a can of tuna and a can of peas. I can still remember the taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||Last Monday at 6:11 AM|
R157 I still make the Kraft M&C with tuna and peas at least once a month! I'll invite you next time.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||Last Monday at 6:33 AM|
R138---"Eat Hootersville rutabagas!"
|by Anonymous||reply 159||Last Monday at 6:55 AM|
R143--I love lettuce and tomato sandwiches! I remember someone was babysitting me when my baby brother was being born or having surgery (hard to recall) and she asked what I wanted for lunch. I told her I wanted a lettuce and tomato sandwich, and she did not toast the bread and it was not the same and terribly disappointing. (I was 4 and it didn't occur to me to tell her to toast the bread.) I prefer to make my own sandwiches because I do it just how *I* like them.
I was once watching a Your Show of Shows rerun and the sketch was about a bunch of guys working at the office at one big table in a conference room. The guy from the deli comes with the lunch order and Sid Cesar is waiting for his sandwich with a crazed hungry face as the deli guy deals them out around the table: "Pastrami, lettuce & tamata, lettuce & tamata, ham, lettuce & tamata, roast beef, pastrami on rye, lettuce & tamata, lettuce & tamata!"
I was really happy it was the most popular (and likely cheapest) sandwich ordered!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||Last Monday at 7:03 AM|
R156 Thanks for the onion dip ideas, Bronze. Is there anything better than onion dip?? I try to have it only once in awhile, veganized. I don’t even like onions that much!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last Monday at 1:30 PM|
Ritz crackers dipped in mayonnaise. Incredible combo!
Eat about three times a year, always followed by an impulsive craving. Can go through about two tubes of Ritz and about a third large jar of mayo before I start to feel sick. Garbage food decadence! Mmm...
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Monday at 1:39 PM|
Frozen batter-fried fish fillets baked crispy in the oven then served covered in giant gobs of tartar sauce. Definitely goes back to childhood.
Gotta have it!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last Monday at 1:41 PM|
This is one you can no longer buy: Aunt Jemima frozen pancake batter. It came in a litter carton, like the half and half carton. The batter would bubble on the skillet. Yeah, I sure it was loaded with sugar but the o aches had a great, sort of buttery texture. My mom only buy when when we sailed. At home, it was always Biaquik.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last Monday at 1:44 PM|
Pancakes not “o aches” wtf
|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Monday at 1:44 PM|
And that should be “rubbery texture.” Autocorrect is off today.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Monday at 1:45 PM|
Re: Onion dip - Try it with Lipton (or store brand) Beefy Onion or Golden Onion soup mixes.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Monday at 1:46 PM|
McDonald's Filet-o-Fish sandwich. It's like a drug!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Monday at 1:46 PM|
R166 and I’m sure you meant Bisquick. 😉😉
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Monday at 1:47 PM|
I grew up in Yorkshire and once in a while I crave a real chip butty. Real chips (french fries) on a white roll with butter. So delicious. Carb heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Monday at 1:49 PM|
R169 I guess it’s time for the reading glasses!!
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Monday at 1:51 PM|
[quote]McDonald's Filet-o-Fish sandwich. It's like a drug!
R168 Always the right proportions of tartar sauce to fish. And that steamed bun and cheese!
|by Anonymous||reply 173||Last Monday at 2:21 PM|
This isn't technically a "food" but I got through college on peanut M&Ms. To study, to drown the loneliness, as a reward for any milestone.
It was a tough addiction to break and I have relapsed a few times. Almost as good, Raisinets. And the excuse that they are made with fruit!
|by Anonymous||reply 174||Last Monday at 6:51 PM|
Sea urchin on heavily buttered toast
Butter and honey on salty crackers
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Monday at 10:02 PM|
McChicken and BK Original chicken sandwiches. Made of composite meat. Love ‘me.
AuGratin potatoes from a box
|by Anonymous||reply 178||Last Monday at 10:21 PM|
God love you, r176! Everyone’s citing Cheese Doodles and off-brand mayonnaise and you’re talking about sea urchin.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||Last Tuesday at 3:57 AM|
Cream cheese pie, made myself suburban mom-style with cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, graham cracker crust and cherry pie filling. I make it compulsively about once a year and have to stop myself from eating the entire thing in one sitting.
Confession: more than once I've made the filling and just eaten it out of the mixing bowl with no pie crust or topping.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||Last Tuesday at 4:57 AM|
Chocolate Cream Pie preferably home made with lots of whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||Last Tuesday at 6:15 AM|
R181 I love that. My grandmother is the queen of desserts and that’s one she has in the rotation. I could so go for it right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||Last Tuesday at 6:18 AM|
Cheese 🧀 especially Camembert
French Baguette tradition 🥖
|by Anonymous||reply 184||Last Tuesday at 9:18 AM|
It's poverty food (i.e., free) in some places, R180. Still, people get very sentimental about it.
It was a rude awakening the first time I went to a sushi restaurant as a kid and my mum told me it was too expensive to order.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||Last Tuesday at 10:02 AM|
Is R177 Dorothy, Blanche, or Rose?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||Last Tuesday at 9:20 PM|
After I was sexually assaulted in college, I went over to a friend's off campus apartment. I felt safe there.
He didn't have Coke or even Ginger Ale, but he had Orange soda. I drank some. It tasted great.
Whenever I drink Orange soda, I think of that night where I felt safe and wasn't being judged for something that wasn't my fault.
When I was a little kid, I used to go into my parents bed in the evening when they were in bed watching TV. My mom would go downstairs to get my dad and me a snack. I got peanut butter on Wonder bread with the crusts cut off and some milk.
Whenever I have pb on bread and milk, I feel safe.
I'd fall asleep in between them and wake up in my own bed. My dad must have carried me back into my own bed once I fell asleep. I was only 2 1/2 or 3 years old. He died a few years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||Last Tuesday at 9:26 PM|
R149 = latent heterosexual
|by Anonymous||reply 188||Last Tuesday at 10:00 PM|
Day old pizza quickly fried in oil. Something I came up with in high school when I was drunk and high at 3am.
BLT's. My mother used to make them for me when I was growing up but mine have never tasted quite as good as hers.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||Last Wednesday at 5:23 PM|
Pancakes. I could eat them 7 days a week. Ever since I was a toddler. I remember eating them when I was 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||Last Wednesday at 5:40 PM|
R116, I met a chemical engineer at a party who told me that squirt cheese is clear goop until they add the colorings to it. Not sure if it’s true.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||Last Wednesday at 6:02 PM|
The first time I had food poisoning, at 7 years old, was from Chinese food and still I love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||Last Wednesday at 6:06 PM|
I miss Gyro and Souvlaki, R192. Most of the authentic Greek restaurants in my area have closed down. Even though a few diners are owned and run by Greeks, they seem to use beef instead of lamb. And the Tzatziki (sp?) sauce isn't homemade. It comes in a tub delivered by Sysco.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||Last Thursday at 4:54 AM|
Tzatziki is not that hard to make R194 filter the yoghurt or use Greek yoghurt, cucumber rasp and fresh pressed garlic. If you like add a bit of salt and pepper. I love Greek food too. Also the stews.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||Last Thursday at 5:09 AM|
All you need is sesame oil, garlic, and some tahini and you can make all kinds of stuff Chinese, Middle Eastern and Greek. Get egg plants and roast them in the oven: Baba ganoush! I love it. Tzadziki, humus, ,etc. I have lemons and oregano too, so I'm thinking Greek chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||Last Thursday at 5:23 AM|
Pb & J on thick bakery wheat bread with crunchy peanut butter and strawberry preserves. Served with plain potato chips and a cold glass of milk. The perfect meal.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||Last Thursday at 7:45 AM|
Two reasons why I live this thread:
1. Deep down we’re all just fat whores
2. A lot of the posts are nostalgic for mom/dad. The memories of the food evoke sweet moments with our parents. It’s nice to see this side of all us hateful cunts. Hahaha
|by Anonymous||reply 198||Last Thursday at 8:01 AM|
I would advise against anyone making baba ganoush from scratch unless you've learned how from an older relative and are using their recipe. I tried making it for a party once, and after spending $20 on ingredients, more than two hours work in the kitchen, and destroying my blender, I had one bowl of bland dip that just made chips soggy. Far cheaper, easier, and better to just buy the deli version.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||Last Thursday at 7:13 PM|
Saltines topped with butter or jam
Cinnamon and sugar toast with butter
Ham and cheese sandwiches on white rolls with butter instead of mayonnaise
|by Anonymous||reply 201||Last Thursday at 7:57 PM|
Hawaiian Ham Sliders: Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with Honey Roasted Ham lunch meat and lots of butter. Better cold than toasted. Fat, sweet, and salt bombs - so good! For an even healthier experience, serve with BBQ potato chips or Fritos.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||Last Thursday at 9:53 PM|
Pop Tarts, brown sugar cinnamon. Luckily, they've been plentiful during the pandemic. Toaster strudels when I'm feeling fancy.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||Last Friday at 12:41 AM|
I used to get cravings for stovetop Velveeta mac & cheese made with elbow macaroni, Velveeta, whole milk, and black pepper (that's all). I am convinced (and there is another DL thread that discusses this) that Velveeta has changed and is simply no good anymore. I can never quench this thirst anymore until I find a Velveeta equivalent (tangy and smooth when melted).
|by Anonymous||reply 204||Last Friday at 12:51 AM|
White bread dipped in Coca Cola. I was six when I “invented” this combo, and everyone in a while I actually get out of the bed at night and have a couple of soggy fizzy slices of bread dipped in diet coke or whatever carbonated drink I have in the fridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||Last Friday at 1:17 AM|
*^^ every ONCE in a while
|by Anonymous||reply 206||Last Friday at 1:18 AM|
Dammit! I broke five months of determination by eating potato chips two days this week! I finally found my sense and threw out the 1/4 large bag left.
At least the pizza I'm making tonight will have a cauliflower crust.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||Last Friday at 3:13 AM|
[quote]At least the pizza I'm making tonight will have a cauliflower crust.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||Last Friday at 3:14 AM|
R199, What's hard about roasting some eggplants until they're soft, scooping out, and adding the rest of the ingredients?
Baba ganouj is meh to me. I'd rather have hummus and tzatziki.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||Last Friday at 3:18 AM|
Deviled ham and cream cheese sandwiches, but deviled ham (the Underwood kind) doesn’t seem to have the same texture it did when I was a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||Last Friday at 3:53 AM|
r201 must be my long lost twin. I have put butter on everything -- potato chips, Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, bacon, beef jerky --- the list goes on and on. It's true-- everything IS better with butter!
(Oh--and I also love those three things you listed.)
|by Anonymous||reply 211||Last Friday at 4:33 AM|
Bone marrow, I get the craving when I'm run down, then it's off to the butchers for some ossobuco to make a marrow rich casserole.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||Last Friday at 4:38 AM|
R211, my mom always used margarine, but I switched to butter as an adult and never looked back. I’ll add canned cinnamon rolls to my list (topped with butter, of course)!
|by Anonymous||reply 215||Last Friday at 5:29 AM|
R210--the texture of bargain brand canned cat food plus a similar aroma! I always liked the mushy chicken in a can stuff better.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||Last Friday at 7:13 AM|
Key lime pie. Oh please, give me some now!
|by Anonymous||reply 217||Last Friday at 9:46 AM|
R209 you’ve gotta try smoky baba Ghamouj. When it’s smoky it’s wonderful! And I loathe eggplant.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||Last Friday at 9:47 AM|
R218, i AGREE. i ALMOST LIKE IT BETTER THAN HUMMUS
|by Anonymous||reply 219||Last Friday at 9:50 AM|
R219 Me too! Though I’ve had some lovely olive hummus (I’m the person who also craves kalamata olives)
|by Anonymous||reply 220||Last Friday at 10:13 AM|
R162 Ditto on the Ritz crackers dipped in mayonnaise! Heaven!
|by Anonymous||reply 221||Last Friday at 10:43 AM|
R210 It's true. Underwood deviled ham isn't the same as when we were kids. The texture and taste is different, and they've replaced the saturated fat with something else.
I think there's a whole other thread about this.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||Last Friday at 10:44 AM|
Triscuts with melted American cheese in the microwave
Peanut butter and mayo sandwiches, peanut butter and American cheese sandwiches - both on white bread
A family breakfast sandwich- breakfast sausages, cream cheese, grape jelly and an under cooked running egg!
Is it any wonder I battled my weight for years?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||Last Friday at 1:13 PM|
R224, the Triscuits thing sounds good, but don't the Triscuits get soggy in the 'wave? I think you could make them even tastier by using a toaster or regular oven.
Current craving: pimento loaf, with olive loaf a poor second choice. These have become nearly impossible to find. Wegmans is too snooty to carry them, but even the Giant doesn't have them anymore. Maybe I should try Walmart. What I'm looking for is the deli kind, either sliced to order or sliced on site and sold in Ziplok bags. I don't like the Oscar Mayer kind. Both are really good with cream cheese on that thin, dense German rye bread they sell in the deli department or sometimes with the packaged bread.
Anyway, I want some pimento loaf! Now!
|by Anonymous||reply 225||Last Friday at 2:52 PM|
Pimento cheese* on white bread!
*getting harder and harder to find these days
|by Anonymous||reply 226||Last Friday at 2:58 PM|
r226 The best place to find it is on the free-standing, unrefrigerated display of Velvet cheese, usually somewhere near the frozen food or dairy departments.
Of course, you could always make your own. Or try Liptauer cheese spread, Nigella loves the stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||Last Friday at 4:30 PM|
[quote]don't the Triscuits get soggy in the 'wave?
Could anything be douchier than calling a microwave "the 'wave"? Do you refer to eBay as "the 'Bay"?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||Last Friday at 11:55 PM|
R225, R224 here - yes it’s better in a toaster oven as the cheese really browns. But the Triscuts are hard enough to handle the wave. Also a toaster oven takes like 10 mins vs. 45 seconds.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||Yesterday at 9:43 AM|