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My Guilty Pleasure Food: Bugles

Bugles - My crunchy, guilty pleasure

I know they’re just modified corn pulp pumped full of air, but I can’t help myself….I love Bugles. It’s a love affair I’ve had since I was a kid. In my defense, I only buy one bag every few years. The problem is, once I open them, they’re usually gone in 2 days. It’s disgusting. I used to put them on my fingertips like weird Geisha fingernails when I was younger. Now my fingertips are too big and the Bugles are too narrow. Another guilty pleasure food – a bag of Funions with an ice-cold V8. The Complete Package turned me on to that one. It may sound gross, but it’s actually a delicious combination. I haven’t had it for at least 10 years, but it’s a good one. You should try it if you’re not too grossed out.

I once worked with a woman who was reluctant to admit that her guilty pleasure food was pork rinds. In fact, it took a few drinks to get it out of her. She was so embarrassed, her face actually turned red when she told us. It’s funny how something like a fried snack food can make us feel exhilarated in private and humiliated in public. I guess that’s why they’re called “guilty pleasures.” What are your guilty pleasure snacks? Are you THAT girl who has a hidden box of Ding Dongs in her closet? Do you hide bags of chocolate behind the DVDs in your TV cabinet? Do you secretly buy El Charito frozen enchilada dinners when your spouse is out of town instead of cooking? Or are you more likely to eat ice cream topped with Captain Crunch or Count Chocula in bed late at night? Tell me…what is your guilty pleasure food? I know you have one…we all do.

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