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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

I love the seaweed but it always leaves a fishy aftertaste in my mouth that lingers. Beside I really need to get to Trader Joe or an Asian grocery store since the stores around me rarely have them and it cost more.

about 10 hours ago
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Faux pas - eating fish at work?

At previous work place I could only bring in tuna salad and the very occasional and infrequent ca kho (usually salmon). I once brought in takeout fried fish and immediately my mgr said no more fried fish. Current work place tells me I can bring whatever I want to bring and so far only done tuna salad. But my current co-workers are more tolerant of my different foods. I wish I lived closer to work so I could just go home for lunches.

about 13 hours ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Just had some roasted seaweed even though I shouldn't have. Would rather eat a piece of Ferrero Rocher though.

about 14 hours ago
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Trader Joe's--Best Holiday/Seasonal Items--2013

I hope they will still have it at my store when I go. I want to try all the flavors except maybe the red licorice. Is this a new product?

1 day ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Time for some Trader Joe chili mangos. I need to go to Trader Joe soon since I getting super super low on my mango and mango gummies.

1 day ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

So that means unless I can find a recipe i won't ever get to try it. I don't even think they have a Middle Eastern grocery store in Charlotte which is one closer big cities.

1 day ago
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Hmm I can't remember if I ever had that problem.

1 day ago
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

To me they still won't compare to the mango gummies but they are still pretty awesome!

Apr 16, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Try the penguins if you like the filled kind. I haven't had the bunnies but the penguins have I think a cherry fruit syrup filling.

Apr 16, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Where did you find spicy pickled eggplants at and what kind of eggplants are they? That sounds pretty delicious.

Apr 16, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Try cuttlefish chips. I like those better sometimes. I really miss living near an Asian grocery stores now.

Apr 16, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

I am actually not a fan of the wasabi flavor Calbee shrimp chips and sometimes the Nongshim hot/spicy ones doesn't agree with me. I wish my Asian store would carry the hot garlic Calbee shrimp chips again.

Apr 15, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

@MrsPatmore I would like the smoothie without the banana please. But even more so the spicy shrimp chips! I wonder if I can find them at the Asian store when I go next week.

Apr 14, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

So close to dinner time but just made a stop at Aldi. Snacking on Emmentaler cheese bites. So glad they brought it back since it has been gone since before Christmas.

Apr 13, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Definitely miss this thread. Just had some baked sour cream and onion chips.

Apr 13, 2014
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Paying it forward

I have been on the end of the giving before. I paid for a couple soliders meals at a local restaurant during my lunch one day. The next time I came back to the restaurant, one of the girls told me that they had asked her to give me one of the patches of the American flag to show their thanks.

Apr 12, 2014
vttp926 in Not About Food
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Do you prefer French Fries with Mayo instead of Ketchup?

Ketchup for this girl but I will do mayo based dips. Just not straight up mayo.

Apr 03, 2014
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Easter Candy 2014 -- your new finds and tried and true faves?

Will have to go check my local Walgreen's out. Thanks!

Apr 03, 2014
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Easter Candy 2014 -- your new finds and tried and true faves?

The Cadbury White Chocolate Eggs are really good.

Tried the Russell Stover brownie truffle egg and it was meh.
Love the Russell Stover carrot cake egg but I can't find anymore of them.

Old faves are the Easter candy corn but haven't found any and waiting for jelly beans to go on sale since I never eat many of them.

Apr 03, 2014
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Vietnamese not too far from French Quarter

The Vietnamese farmers market have a couple very small food stalls mostly with things like sticky rice, banh mi and a couple other very small dishes but nothing substantial. The market is more for produce then anything.

Mar 28, 2014
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Stagioni Charlotte

You are the 2nd person that I have seen recommend the Brussels Sprout pizza. I am so craving that right now! I wish I wasn't so far.

Mar 28, 2014
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Shrimp on pizza, yes or no?

I actually like it. One of my favorite pizzas is the bayou bleu from the chain Mellow Mushroom. It comprises of bleu cheese base topped with all natural grilled shrimp and Andouille sausage covered in mozzarella cheese and garnished with chives. So good!

Mar 26, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

I have drank it before and I just can't explain the weird after taste it left in my mouth. I had 3 different flavors and just gave up.

Mar 20, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

Probably at least 1 12 oz can a day usually. Only diet though. But there are some days I don't drink any at all. I do prefer flavored water that has a little bit of carbonation to it most of the time.

Mar 16, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

I have purchased Zevia from Whole Foods. I am not a big fan of them since it left a weird after taste in my mouth.

Mar 16, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

I don't remember if I ever had Big Shot root beer but I definitely grew up on Big Shot strawberry and pineapple too. I remember when they use to sell the 2 liter bottles for 25 cents a piece. I saw Big Shot in the grocery stores on my last trip to NOLA but didn't see any of it diet so I couldn't partake. My siblings had some of the Big Shot fruit punch though.

I thought I had seen them online to be purchased before but way too expensive.

Mar 16, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

A&W definitely doesn't cut it. I will drink store brand diet root beer when I am really craving it but no A&W for this NOLA girl. I grew up on Barq's root beer so I gotta have my Barq's! There is a Harris Teeter about 20 minutes away but I have never seen it there and since I don't shop there enough I don't want to make a special request.

Mar 15, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

Dang none of these stores are here in NC. They have regular Barq's at the stores but no diet. The only diet root beer I can get is A&W and it just isn't the same.

Mar 15, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

Where do you find the Diet Barq's Root Beer? I love the stuff but can never find it unless I go to a restaurant with a Coke Freestyle machine.

Mar 15, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

Just saw it for the first time in the store in Charlotte, NC and this was on 3/8/14. Last time I was in Trader Joe's was in Jan and didn't see it then. Maybe they aren't seasonal. I hope not so I can get more when I go to Charlotte next weekend.

Mar 13, 2014
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