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Foods So Good, You Can Eat Them Right Out of the Jar

Let's Dish: What Foods Do You Eat Straight Out of the Jar?

Snacks don't always have to be as fancy as soft pretzels and Asian-inspired trail mix; sometimes, the most addictive things come straight out of a jar. As a child, I was taught never to drink milk right out of the carton or eat peanut butter straight from a jar, but there are certain items today that still foster my bad habit: I love nacho-style pickled jalapeños, martini olives, and maraschino cherries so much that these items rarely make it onto a plate.

For you, what packaged foods require no preparation at all?

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Spectra Spectra 5 years
I eat pickles straight out of the jar, but that's about the extent of it. I eat dry cereal straight out of the box, too, I guess. My husband eats the following straight out of the jars: pickled herring, pickles, pepperoncinis, worchestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup, dry instant oatmeal...just about anything, actually. He always grosses me out with what he chows out of the fridge.
ShanC ShanC 5 years
Anything salty: saurkraut, pickles, olives.... yum!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, pickles, and maraschino cherries.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 5 years
Nutella, black olives, gherkins, peanut butter. My bf loves to eat pepperocinis out of the jar.
gingirl gingirl 5 years
I'm on board with the peanut butter! I've stood in my kitchen eating it with a spoon on many an occasion. But smooth, not crunchy. :)
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
I'm surprised that only one person has said peanut butter! It's so delicious out of the jar.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
What bluebell said! Also, peppadews (both hot and sweet) and Mezzetta's California hot mix. And no jar of nut butter is safe from a spoon in my hand!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Pickles, olives, pepperoncinis, and pickled jalepenos. Luckily, my husband doesn't eat any of these things so I don't feel guilty about digging straight out of the jar.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Yeah I can go for the maraschino cherries too, and olives, as long as they're seasoned. Also banana peppers and pearl onions.
Angelica Angelica 5 years
Pickles, olives and maraschino cherries. For days.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
this post reminded me of the whole chicken in a can. bleurgh. it's just putting me off canned foods all together. i mean, IS there a limit to the canning of cooked foods phenomena? canned burgers, canned bread, canned eggs...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 5 years
Anchovies never make it to a plate!
amber512 amber512 5 years
Funny, not a single thing! Everything I eat involves preparation in some way. I'm just a huge fan of food combos!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
Cherries!
Lis32 Lis32 5 years
I can't open a can of tuna stuffed olives without just finishing it. The same thing with Cherry Garcia; it never sees a bowl.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
I eat mustard straight from the jar and pepperoncinis!
Ladyd27 Ladyd27 5 years
OK, I'm a little embarassed to admit this but hey, we all do it, we just don't admit to it. There are really only three foods that I eat right out of the container. The first, which I can't believe someone already wrote down, is PICKLES, the half and half kind. Living in Manhattan, you can still go down to delancey street and get the old fashioned home made pickles, the size of sausages, which are delish!!!!! OK , maybe the people around you for the next few hours won't be pleased with your choice of snacks, but when something is so lip smacking good, do we really care? The next item is ice cream, particularly mint chocolate chip. I start out with a bowl, but after making 4 trips to the kitchen for refills, I simply give up and bring the entire container into my room and finish it off. If it's a pint, that's easy, if a quart, that's harder. If it's a half gallon, I can just about get it all down and pray that it stays down. Of course, the next day I will not be feeling my best but again, who cares, when something is that good, every once in a while it's OK to eat yourself to death. And lastly, although this is not my favorite food, it is for many people. I can't believe nobody wrote that they eat peanut butter right out of the container. I don't know anyone who eats it any other way.So there they are, my weaknesses. Embarassing yes, but we all have them.
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
Green olives, definitely. I might have to go have one right now!
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 5 years
Pickles! Especially homemade ones.
LeiraElle LeiraElle 5 years
Oats! Forget mixing it with water to make oatmeal. I can eat a whole canister of rolled oats with a spoon.
Yersinia Yersinia 5 years
Salsa. I eat it with a spoon. I also eat jalapenos and hamburger pickles straight from the jar.
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