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Chair-man
07-02-2014, 10:21
Without a doubt, my most favorite junk food is Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies (http://www.littledebbie.com/www/docs/110/?ld_product=27). If you never had one of these you don't know what your missing. They've been around since the 60's but there kinda hard to find. I get mine at Sam's Club by the box. I might have to Amazon drop these when I do my 2016 thru. What's yours?

Tuxedo
07-02-2014, 10:26
I found a new love for little Debbie and loved oatmeal creme pies as a kid but when hiking the banana bread and coffee cakes gave new life for snacks on intown resupply.

Ktaadn
07-02-2014, 10:36
Hostess Cupcake with the cream inside and the spiraling white line across the top.

Also love the Little Debbie Nutty Buddy's, Swiss Cake Rolls, Fudge Rounds, and Oatmeal Cream pies.

centerfieldr162
07-02-2014, 11:31
Also an oatmeal creme pie junkie. My grandfather got me hooked when I was little.

I am also a fan of nilla wafers, great value iced oatmeal cookies, and coconut dreams cookies. I have a cookie problem obviously.

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tiptoe
07-02-2014, 12:52
I discovered Little Debbie's fruit pies (apple and cherry) on my SW Virginia section hike this spring, when I couldn't find much else for lunch. These are five-star junk food items for sure. They fueled my hike, but when I returned I had a huge craving for sugar (I don't usually) for 2-3 weeks. Scary.

squeezebox
07-02-2014, 13:15
You guys have some serious problems.

Old Hiker
07-02-2014, 13:50
Hey, Chair-man !!

2016 here as well. Where in FL are you? I'm east of Tampa.

Junk food: sour apple gummi rings - bulk nation.

Trail junk food: was payday candy bars, but the new "nekkid" candy bar commercials are really making me wonder. :eek: Paydays don't melt.

Rolls Kanardly
07-02-2014, 13:50
I thought Little Debbie's was a food group.

And yes squeezebox, I also have a serious problem.

Rolls

Apollyon
07-02-2014, 15:33
lmao! :)
it is in the mountains of sw Va and WV



I thought Little Debbie's was a food group.
Rolls

Chair-man
07-02-2014, 17:16
Hey, Chair-man !!

2016 here as well. Where in FL are you? I'm east of Tampa.

I live on the east coast (in an undisclosed location). I'm planning on a early or mid March start from Springer. Just 20 months to go. It will be here before you know it.:banana

MuddyWaters
07-02-2014, 18:40
I am big Little Debbie fan when it comes to hiking food. Except for straight Canola oil, its about the highest calorie/$ food you can get. While I luv me some oatmeal pies, I always bring and mail out walnut fudge brownies.That and peanut MMs. Both hold up to the heat, whereas Twix and Snickers are only good in the morning much of the year.

DLP
07-02-2014, 19:07
Good & Plenty. Doesn't melt and fits well in a bear can. And it makes (older) people chant the Good & Plenty Train commercial (Choo, Choo!) and seems to give us an emotional pick me to make like the Little Engine that Could and motor up a hill.

I thought that I would want all kinds of chocolate, but something about it makes me gag on trail. Although I eat it just fine at home.

rafe
07-02-2014, 19:18
I'd say Peanut M & M's but I suppose that makes me old-school. Or maybe they're just too good to be called junk food?

Venchka
07-02-2014, 20:08
I'd say Peanut M & M's but I suppose that makes me old-school. Or maybe they're just too good to be called junk food?

My favorite too. 3 essential food groups in one. No mess. Perfection.
I'm older than dirt.

Wayne


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Malto
07-02-2014, 21:49
Good & Plenty. Doesn't melt and fits well in a bear can. And it makes (older) people chant the Good & Plenty Train commercial (Choo, Choo!) and seems to give us an emotional pick me to make like the Little Engine that Could and motor up a hill.

I thought that I would want all kinds of chocolate, but something about it makes me gag on trail. Although I eat it just fine at home.

If you ever do a thru hike please contact me. I could probably hook you up with more good and plenty than you would care to eat. :)

DLP
07-02-2014, 22:38
If you ever do a thru hike please contact me. I could probably hook you up with more good and plenty than you would care to eat. :) LOL!!! That is so sweet of you! And... WOOOO HOOOOO!!! I have my first thru hike sponsor!!! Who knew it was this easy?!?!

I'm thinking the sensible thing is to use the larger Garcia Bear can for healthy food (Yooo hooo... Barilla Pasta Plus... You reading this? Want to sponsor me?). I'll send you the smaller Weekend Can and you can just fill it with Good & Plenty, okay? No boxes or wrappers, please. Just loose candy, please. :D

Fortunately for you, I don't think I'll ever walk fast enough or enough hours a day to do the PCT or AT. My sister is retiring next year and wants (us) to do the JMT to celebrate. I've read on this site that the JMT is the beginning of "fringe" hiking and the start of becoming a long distance hiking societal oddball. And the Trail Show said that the JMT is the gateway drug of thru hikes. Next thing ya know... I'll be standing on the Mexico border with a bear can filled with little pink and white candies. :o

PS... thanks for my best laugh of the day!!!

Wise Old Owl
07-02-2014, 23:04
Uhh OK... shuffles feet - looks down.. "Jello" & Yogurt Raisins... Serious the Owl is not worthy... so disappointing....

rocketsocks
07-02-2014, 23:22
LOL!!! That is so sweet of you! And... WOOOO HOOOOO!!! I have my first thru hike sponsor!!! Who knew it was this easy?!?!

I'm thinking the sensible thing is to use the larger Garcia Bear can for healthy food (Yooo hooo... Barilla Pasta Plus... You reading this? Want to sponsor me?). I'll send you the smaller Weekend Can and you can just fill it with Good & Plenty, okay? No boxes or wrappers, please. Just loose candy, please. :D

Fortunately for you, I don't think I'll ever walk fast enough or enough hours a day to do the PCT or AT. My sister is retiring next year and wants (us) to do the JMT to celebrate. I've read on this site that the JMT is the beginning of "fringe" hiking and the start of becoming a long distance hiking societal oddball. And the Trail Show said that the JMT is the gateway drug of thru hikes. Next thing ya know... I'll be standing on the Mexico border with a bear can filled with little pink and white candies. :o

PS... thanks for my best laugh of the day!!!
Hey, you do what you want, but according to the trail show, you know what the number one reason for a hiker to leave the trail is....wait for it

...Ran outta trail, o' something like that ;)

RangerZ
07-02-2014, 23:38
I know where the Little Debbie delivery guy parks the truck at night. The back door is padlocked so I'm going to have to steal the whole truck. The cops will find me by following the Little Debbie wrappers on the road.

Feral Bill
07-03-2014, 01:42
I live on the east coast (in an undisclosed location). I'm planning on a early or mid March start from Springer. Just 20 months to go. It will be here before you know it.:banana I'm also looking at 2016. Sometime in March, depending on weather . I'll be on the Snickers plan.

magneto
07-03-2014, 10:06
While I like Little Debbie cakes and peanut M&Ms are excellent even in warm weather, clearly the gold-standard hiker junk food is the Snickers bar, which is my favorite...

illabelle
07-03-2014, 10:28
I know where the Little Debbie delivery guy parks the truck at night. The back door is padlocked so I'm going to have to steal the whole truck. The cops will find me by following the Little Debbie wrappers on the road.

Leave no trace, dude, leave no trace!
;)

ChuckT
07-03-2014, 11:48
Hey chair-man (also on east coast Fla.) keep an eye open for Carrot Cake. Little squares, 22? it is seriously to die for. I found it in Circle King in Citrus County and know of one place in Brevard. There are probably other places but if i found them then I'd have to go into rehab.
Most Carrot Cake makes my teeth ache, way too much sugar. But this stuff - (cue the hallelujah chorus)!!!

DLP
07-03-2014, 12:52
Leave no trace, dude, leave no trace!
;) cracked me up. :)

Deadeye
07-03-2014, 12:53
Honey Buns, mini Pecan Pies, and Pop Tarts (frosted raspberry)

rocketsocks
07-30-2014, 03:29
Butterscotch krimpets...don't forget to lick the wrapper, it's the best part ;)

lemon b
07-30-2014, 04:32
Sister Pats Molassas cookies. Still holding out the formula.

RED-DOG
07-30-2014, 11:10
Banana Nut Bread ( Muffin Form ), Snickers Squares, Fruit Flavored Gummy Snacks, Donuts, Honey Buns, Fudge Rounds " Little Debbie snacks.

Sunshine82
07-30-2014, 13:30
Homemade baked treats dropped off by family and friends at a road crossing

Deer Hunter
07-30-2014, 19:33
Reese Cups, Peanut Butter Twix and Peanut M&Ms.

squeezebox
07-31-2014, 02:11
Tofu !!!!!!!

Rolls Kanardly
07-31-2014, 12:20
Tofu !!!!!!!

Tofu? Tofu? Okay, I see, it is just after midnight. You are just messing with my head. Right? Rolls

swisscross
07-31-2014, 13:55
Ice cream is the only sweets I eat.

Tron-Life
07-31-2014, 19:07
Honey Buns are overrated. From Little Debbie, I like the oatmeal pies, and the donut sticks. May real favorite is, of course, peanut M&Ms. While they don't hold up that well in the heat, the boxes of danishes from Wal-Mart are catching up quick.

JumpMaster Blaster
07-31-2014, 22:09
Without a doubt, my most favorite junk food is Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies (http://www.littledebbie.com/www/docs/110/?ld_product=27). If you never had one of these you don't know what your missing. They've been around since the 60's but there kinda hard to find. I get mine at Sam's Club by the box. I might have to Amazon drop these when I do my 2016 thru. What's yours?

Oatmeal Cream Pies are hard to find where you are? I have yet to go to a gas station or grocery store here that didn't have em. For us Soldiers going out to the field, they are the ultimate junk food- sweet, no chocolate to melt, self enclosed in their own wrapper to mitigate messes, and good old oatmeal to "get things moving along" when needed.

My fave trail junk food? Starburst. I've always had a hankering for them as comfort food. At the Roan High Knob Shelter last month I stood out by the fire ring and ate 2 packs in one sitting. Perfect.

Other "junk food" favorites- Lance Peanut Butter Crackers, Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, Kind Fruit & Nut Bars (Cranberry and Vanilla Blueberry!), Rice Krispy Treats. Nutty Bars, mmm. Fruit Rollups.


STARBURST.

Oma-n-Opa
08-25-2014, 14:05
CCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEE EEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Oma is the femme version of Cookie Monster, minus about 200 lbs.

Any cookie (except double or triple chocolate) anywhere, anytime, particularly oatmeal-raisin, ginger snaps, and snickerdoodles.

And, Nutty Buddies are awesome, but not so good on a hot day.