Fun Monday this week is being hosted by Becky (a fellow She Who Blogger) at Give it a Try. She says:
I want to know what your favorite treat is. Is it sweet or sour? Is it plain or salty? Is it candy or chocolate? Is it homemade or store bought? For instance, if your favorite is chocolate, tell us what kind specifically - sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes not so much. I have heard a lot of talk about Junior Mints, but is it your favorite or just a tasty treat? It can be anything, popcorn, peanuts, ice cream or chips, maybe you have more than one favorite - that is ok, just show us your favorite(s) and tell us why you like it so much. C’mon, what gets you all juiced up?
This is ridiculously tough for me, because I don't know that I have a "favorite" treat, so much as a bunch of treats, depending on the mood.
In general, I'm not much for sweets, so my treats tend to be more of the spicy and salty variety. But then, of course, there is chocolate! Chocolate is ALWAYS a treat.
Because I am on somewhat of a "health kick" (I refuse to call it a diet), my "treat" intake has been limited. I do, however, allow myself ONE bite-sized chocolate piece each evening. Always DARK chocolate, and always the decadent stuff. If I'm going to "splurge", I'm going to make it worth it. I switch it up between Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles and other delicacies. The chocolate of the moment is "Dove" dark bitesizes. I love these things, and they come with the added bonus that each wrapper has a sweet little saying (sort of like a fortune cookie) on the inside.
My other treat, which I just CANNOT do without, is cheese. Any kind of cheese. I will buy sliced provolone, for example, and just eat a slice, by itself, as a treat. Or, I will buy fresh mozzarella, and it'll disappear with no explanation...just a little bite, here and there, and it's all gone before I know it. I just bought some low-fat wheat crackers, so that I could enjoy THIS:
Yep, it's all about the cheese.
Finally, spicy stuff. My Asian friends have introduced me to all sorts of interesting combinations and concoctions through the years. My favorite, is, by far, a salt and chilli pepper mixture, which is then added to fruits such as grapefruit or mango, (you dip the fruit in, gently, to this mix), which makes for this sweet and sour and spicy combination that is to die for. I have no chilli peppers today, however, so you just get a shot of the mangos.
And then there is the wasabi. Or rather, my wasabi cashews or peanuts. I mix these with regular peanuts, and Wa-LA, you've got quite the treat!
And there you have it, my treats!!!