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Old 06-12-2020, 02:08 PM
 
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Terrific book with an entire chapter on how Frito-Lay engineered an addictive seasoned coating for their original plain Doritos.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...salt-sugar-fat

Read it and realize how the consumer is merely a kind of lab rat...one that spends money.
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The book I meant to recommend is actually The Dorito Effect. But if you like either book, you’ll want to read the other also!
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:13 PM
 
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Looks interesting, I'll see if it's available at the library. I've read some other interesting tidbits about food flavoring too, enough to make me wonder why they don't use some of that science to make 'healthy' food more appealing and addictive, you know, green beans that taste like something other than green beans.
That’s what bacon is for.

But seriously, some good olive oil and Italian herb mix (either fresh or the dried bottled shake-on kind) plus a bit of salt make green beans shine.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:15 PM
 
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Too many to name!!! Carbs and sugars, for sure...

A bag of good cookies is especially dangerous. I can't stop thinking about them until they're all gone.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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There are several foods I lack self-control with:

Girl Scouts Thin Mints-I have a terrible time not eating the whole box if I know it is in the house. I avoid buying this particular kind anymore, ha ha.

Spice drops & licorice-can't resist grabbing a handful when I walk by and I find an excuse to walk by them OFTEN.

Yogurt covered or chocolate covered pretzels-I have a particular problem controlling myself around them but really lack self-control around any type of pretzel.

Pasta-I always end up eating too much and being really full.

Jalapeno peppers-they are like candy to me and would eat them all day if I could.
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Old 06-12-2020, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Taco Bell
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Old 06-12-2020, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Red Vines. Once the box is open and they are properly stale I can't keep away from them.

Popcorn. I *try* to wait until the movie starts, but once that bowl is in my hands I can't stop munching.
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Thank you!!


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I've read that there is a reason for that > https://nypost.com/2013/10/03/why-do...tive-as-crack/
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Thanks, I’ll check it out!

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Terrific book with an entire chapter on how Frito-Lay engineered an addictive seasoned coating for their original plain Doritos.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...salt-sugar-fat

Read it and realize how the consumer is merely a kind of lab rat...one that spends money.
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:34 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Funny, I used to hate Salt & Vinegar potato chips. I thought they were too tart and awful. A friend was eating some and offered me a handful. I munched a couple all the while saying how much I despised them and how could anyone actually enjoy them. Before I knew it, I was gobbling them down along with her. Since then, if I have some, I can't stop eating them!
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:22 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Good home cooked meals.
East European comfort food: Stuffed cabbage rolls, ground beef stroganoff, pirogi! My food co-op offers beef stroganoff regularly! I'm hopelessly hooked! And sometimes they have the stuffed cabbage rolls, too.
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