10/23/2018 | 78 MINUTES
This week’s guest – Lib and Ben. It’s a stoppage time, where the hosts kick back, relax, and pick a theme that has us ticking. This week: Junk food, which could include gas station food, unhealthy food, road trip food, and everything in-between. We talk ticks and tick offs around chips, pastries, beverages, candy, and candy bars (those two are different). We may argue a little over candy posters and Halloween traditions, and you’re all sweet tarts!
Lib’s Choice: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Limon Flavored
Ben’s Choice: Sour Cream and Onion Pringles
Lib hates Salt and Vinegar Chips. Vinegar just isn’t a tasty ingredient.
Ben doesn’t like the inconsistency across flavors in brands. Some chip flavors are delicious, some are untrusted.
Lib wonders what’s the deal with oven-baked chips. Why even try? It’s a healthier alternative, but you’re still picking chips.
Both hosts are aware that most bags of chips are 70% air and 30% crushed chips.
Once you pop you can’t stop. Potato Chip & Drink ratio is real.
Chips are the perfect road trip snack, the balancing effect.
Lib loves that there’s a type of chip for everyone - different tastes for different cultures.
Chips are an essential side-snack at every event. BBQs, Tailgates, Football game watch parties.
Lib’s Choice: Hostess Brand Cupcakes
Ben’s Choice: Pillsbury Brand Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
Immediate reward and immediate regret when it comes to gas station pastries
According to Lib, packs of small donettes are “the worst.” The white powder gets EVERYWHERE, original has fake dough, and chocolate tastes like rubber.
Lib has to eat his pastries with milk. A very crucial pairing. It’s his tick off and tick.
Pastries are a cultural thing for Lib. Sweet Bread, or Pan Dulce, is a Mexican pastry and a staple meal in Mexico. Ben had this experience as well while living there.
Ben loves homemade pastries. He never really buys pastries from a convenience store cause he’s spoiled. Thanks Mom!!!
Ben’s Choice: Coca Cola
Lib’s Choice: Mountain Dew (with a blast of cherry citrus flavor)
Picking new flavor lines of classic drinks is a total gamble. Lib is more adventurous than Ben.
Lib hates the “healthier options” to drinks, namely diet drinks. Again, like in chips, Why try?
Ben has to have a drink in his cup holder on those longer road trips, be it a soda or water.
Lib, again, loves the options and international options to soda. Manzanita, Sangria, Jarritos, Inca Cola, Guarana.
Lib’s Choice: Wild Berry Flavor Skittles
Ben’s Choice: Original Flavor Skittles
There’s a moment when you can have too much, and Ben doesn’t know when to stop.
Lib hates it when people hate on Mexican candy. Chili powder is amazing on candy.
The shelf life is never ending on candy, but the advertising on the wrapper is a complete opposite. In all the junk food we purchased, the candy was the only wrapper with outdated advertising.
Lib’s biggest tick off around candy is the candy posters. Ben loves them. And we read one aloud.
For Ben, Candy posters!
Kids with candy is the cutest thing.
Ben’s Choice: Snickers
Lib’s Choice: Butterfinger (Crisp, this time)
Candy bars seem to all be chocolate-based. It holds the bar together, and it melts.
Candy bars are the go-to for Halloween. This is kind of a tick off and tick for us.
Lib: Frooties, Whoppers, Tootsie Pops at Halloween
Ben: Hershey’s Chocolates, Twizzler bites at Halloween
There’s so many memories tied to junk food, and road trips and the candy you get at Halloween.