My Weird Snack

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Day #4: Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.

Once, when I was young, my mom told me that when she was young, her older sister used to eat the weirdest food combination: shortening plus granulated sugar. Basically, fat and sugar. My mom told me this in disgust, and on the surface I sympathized, but inside I was curious: What would shortening and sugar taste like? Needless to say, I found out: Sickeningly oily, sweet, and a teeny tiny bit disgustingly good.

Unlike my aunt, I never made a habit of sneaking the infamous shortening-sugar mixture. But, I must admit, I do have a snack habit that’s nearly as weird. These days, when I get the munchies, here’s what I mix up.

Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.

IT’S WEIRD AND GROSS AND UNHEALTHY, I KNOW. It’s a sugar and fat bomb. But it’s MY sugar and fat bomb. I mix up a big spoonful of peanut butter, a small scoop of flour, a small glug of maple syrup, a dash salt, a handful of chocolate chips, and enough powdered sugar to make into a goopier cookie dough texture. And then I eat it. And now that’s out in the open.

…so, what’s YOUR weird snack?!

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7 thoughts on “My Weird Snack

  1. My lap top screen is so small -is that really ‘espresso bean salt’?! If so, that might be weirder than individual servings of cookie dough ;) If I was doing this I would add the tiniest smidgen of baking soda cause I like the bitter with the sweet :)

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  2. it’s like a version of instant cookie dough! I think it sounds great. When I was little, I used to sneak giant patties of butter and eat them straight… so I guess I got your mom’s sister beat, because I didn’t even bother with the sugar. The thought of it now is practically enough to make me feel sick! ha ha. Also, I am so curious about that espresso bean salt. I mean, what the what? It sounds amazing.

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  3. This sounds similar to something me and my sister made, we’d melt butter in the microwave and mix in flour, sugar and cocoa powder, I guess like a warm chocolate cake batter! It was gooood.

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