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Old 04-10-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Fake Foods we Love

The food blasphemies thread got me thinking about this a while ago. As an adult, many of the processed foods I loved as a kid taste terrible to me now. Usually my complaint is that they are way too salty or just taste too fake. There are a couple that, for reasons far beyond my understanding, still taste good to me. I have a few foods that only taste good around certain people, or on a specific holiday because we traditionally ate them then, but that's more about nostalgia then taste. I'm not talking about those. I'm talking about foods that I could eat fairly regularly if they weren't so unhealthy. Mine:

Corn Dogs
Ramen noodle/cup noodles (though I usually add more water and don't drink all the broth or only use part of the seasoning packet)
Tangy Taffy (also occasionally called Laffy Taffy, but I'm talking about the candy-bar sized ones, not the little bite-sized ones. they taste completely different)

What fake, barely-considered-food concoctions do you still inexplicably like?

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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The food blasphemies thread got me thinking about this a while ago. As an adult, many of the processed foods I loved as a kid taste terrible to me now. Usually my complaint is that they are way too salty or just taste too fake. There are a couple that, for reasons far beyond my understanding, still taste good to me. I have a few foods that only taste good around certain people, or on a specific holiday because we traditionally ate them then, but that's more about nostalgia then taste. I'm not talking about those. I'm talking about foods that I could eat fairly regularly if they weren't so unhealthy. Mine:

Corn Dogs
Ramen noodle/cup noodles (though I usually add more water and don't drink all the broth or only use part of the seasoning packet)
Tangy Taffy (also occasionally called Laffy Taffy, but I'm talking about the candy-bar sized ones, not the little bite-sized ones. they taste completely different)

What fake, barely-considered-food concoctions do you still inexplicably like?

What is wrong with Corn Dogs? Hot Dogs are food, Corn Bread is food.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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Oh My! There are so many!

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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What is wrong with Corn Dogs? Hot Dogs are food, Corn Bread is food.
Are you sure hot dogs are food?
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Are you sure hot dogs are food?

Well they are made from food, so they have to be food. They are not made from rocks. Maybe not nutritious food, but food none the less.
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I don't know how widespread they were, but back in WA state I used to love the billboards for AM PM convenience stores that said "A corndog is a hotdog in a tasty sweater."
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I don't know how widespread they were, but back in WA state I used to love the billboards for AM PM convenience stores that said "A corndog is a hotdog in a tasty sweater."

I like that.
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I can't think of any. As a kid, I refused to eat KD and Twinkies. This was at camp or other people's homes. My mum never bought them.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:33 AM   #9
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I'm not sure I understand your definition of "fake".
Something popular at fairs? Something packaged for convenience? Something that needs preservatives added for shelf life? Something not known for its nutritional value? How about a food item that you feel guilty eating? Is that fake food? Like if you buy into the commercials and eat a Snickers bar instead of a real lunch, is the Snickers fake food? But what if a candy bar for lunch is your normal lunch??? lol
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:33 AM   #10
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I still like Kraft mac-n-cheese. Don't get me wrong, I PREFER made from scratch with multiple cheeses but I'll eat a bowel of Kraft MAC for lunch or if Craig's gone sometimes for dinner.

I like the Ramen noodles too still, though the MSG or something else in them causes migraines now.
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