Saturday, April 24, 2010

What's on your 10?

Ryan & I were having fun the other night thinking of the ten "grocery store" processed foods we just can't live without- and if we were moving to fresh-food-only island (serviced by fresh direct, of course), would just have to pack in our bags. What's your 10? Our goal is to try and phase out all other processed foods- yup, hopefully soon we will make our own dressings, breads, pastas, marinades, etc, but these 10 are forever in our hearts (and bellies!)

1. Aunt Jemima's Maple Syrup
AKA pure High Fructose Corn Syrup!! We both agree that we've been spoiled by the fake stuff, and find the real stuff just not sweet enough- and a little medicine-y. Call us low-class pancake eaters if you will, but Aunt J isn't going anywhere.

2. Ryan & I split on the one soda we would bring- He went for classic coke, and I opted for Mr. Pibb. Although both of us prefer fountain soda to cans and bottles anyway, We'd just have to make do...

3. Candy

Again, we couldn't quite agree, so I went with Reese's and Ry chose snickers.

4. Peanut Butter!
Despite trying several other nut butters and the stuff that tastes like peanut cardboard, we still stick by skippy. Though we now like and buy their "All Natural" brand, I still suspect there is some chemical goodness at work in this jar....

5. Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns
Requires almost no description, though I was tempted to go with pillsbury frosting- but since I'm not bringing the cupcake mix, seemed silly. Buns it is.

6. Heinz
Yup, I like my ketchup with sugar in it too, and just can't seem to get a taste for homemade styles.

7. Donuts
These bad boys are our all-time favs, Call us Homer.... Should be banned from the state, quite frankly.

8. Fluff
How can anyone drink hot cocoa without it? Fluff 'n nutters are just soooo good, couldn't leave this total non-food behind.

9. Oreo's
So what if there are no identifiable ingredients? These cookies just feel good, and taste great. I like to dip them in my tea....

10. So far, all other items we both consume, but perhaps share a stronger preference for one brand over the other. But for our tenth items- there is no overlap. We're both pretty grossed out by the other's choice...

Sugary Cereal (All Ryan)

Coconut candies (allllll me)

And last but not least, a shout out to Instant Mashed Potatoes, which makes shepherd's pie taste oh-so-good, but just didn't quite make the boat. Alas, like unicorns, Hungry Jack must be left behind to drown in the sea of processed foods...

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