I decided to make a top ten list of my favorite snacks, and I realized that each one has a story behind it. So, if you ever need to know what to get me for my birthday, Christmas, or any time you feel like being nice to me, these are always a great back up plan. Or ... plan A.
1. Cheetoes Puffs
Now I'm not talking about those crunchy cheetoes that look like little clubs from the stone age that Bam Bam carries around. I'm talking about the puffy ones. My addiction started 3 days before Halloween last year. My roommates and I were throwing a party and we bought a huge tub of those cheese balls. We wanted to break into them before the party, but we knew we'd eat them all, so for 3 days we stared at them. When Halloween came around, I ate cheese balls like there was no tomorrow. Ever since, I've been hooked on the puffs. Cheetoes formula: 3 days of deprivation = >1 year of addiction
3. Ben and Jerry's half baked
Once again, blaming the sister-in-law and sister duo. For introducing me to the fact that it's "okay" to pack in ice cream during movies. We'd each get pints for ourselves and this is the one I grew to love. It's half chocolate chip cookie dough, half chocolate brownie. Can it get any better?
4. Kettle Salt and vinegar chips
5. Peanut Butter m&m's
The classic Clayton family + Adrienne road trip essential. Any time I go on road trips with my best friend and her parents, we MUST have these.
7. Happy Hippos / Koala Yummies
Unfortunately Happy Hippos aren't not sold in the states, so if you go traveling to Europe, be sure to check these out. Koala Yummies can be found in Asian food markets or World Markets.
8. Toasted baguette with chevre and honey
9. Ritter Sport
First, I like chocolate. Second, I'm a sucker for variety. What better combination? My friend and I ate these like hotcakes in Germany and had to be sure to to try all kinds!
10. Toasted pita and hummus
Now my too-cool-for-school self coming out. My housemate Britani would make homemade hummus and it was the best. We started buying pita and toasting it to go with it, and it was awesome. Great appetizer at Mediterranean restaurants.