Monday, November 13, 2006

Day 13: Hi, My Name is Janet...

Hi, my name is Janet and I'm addicted to Pirate's Booty.

I know, I mentioned it briefly the other day, but who knew it would become the problem that it has?

I mean, it all started innocently enough.

A month or so ago, I was standing in Trader Joe's in front of the Pirate's Booty. I'd heard it was the greatest snack. Ever. I finally decided I'd indulge the trend and buy a bag.

Skip ahead to Sunday night. It's garbage night and I'm emptying the trash cans in the bathroom, office, and bedrooms.

Imagine my horror at finding I've probably averaged a bag a day of the P.B. every day for the last two weeks. That's how many Booty Bags were in the office trash can.

Even as I type this, there sits a 2/3 eaten bag of the Booty on the corner of my desk. The clock won't toll midnight and I'll have finished it off.

There are two more bags downstairs. That will take care of tomorrow and Wednesday.

I have a problem.

I need help.


Oh, and it just gets worse. I just discovered Pirate's Booty with Caramel.

Commit me now, 'cause it's all just gonna continue to be downhill from here....


Sister Mary Lisa said...

OK, I have a solution. Hear me out. You can KEEP your Pirate's Booty if you commit yourself to the gym 3 days a week, in an effort to burn off said Booty.

Any questions?

Janet M. Kincaid said...

I'm going to have to do something. I've got Booty on my breath and it's only a matter of time before I'm passed out on the floor surrounded by Booty Bags.

At a buck sixty-nine a bag, it's a pretty cheap fix. Pirate's Booty: the new dime bag!

Kimberly said...

My kids love the PB, however, I haven't tried it yet. After hearing your addiction I don't think I'd want too because I could become addicted and then we'd have to have this whole PB Anonymous thing going...I do have to say that I got addicted to the dark chocolate mint cremes...oh and the dark chocolate lacies...mmm...too many yummy things at Trader Joes.

Get this...I was watching the movie "Kate and Leopold" on Sat. night. Guess what? There's PB in the movie. Yep! "someone is eating it." I know you want to get that movie right now and watch it...a true addict would just do that so they could "see" the PB!!!!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Oh noooooo. The Booty AND a movie with Hugh Jackman!?! It's too much. I can't do it.

There are so many things at TJ's that are addictive. Their green chile and cheese tamales are fab. Their chocolate is great. The fresh, make-it-yourself pizza fixings are a must.

The only TJ products I avoid are their soups. I've yet to have a good experience with those.

And, oh, by the way--I just finished my Bag o' Booty!

Sigh. I'm hopeless.

Mary Ellen said...

I hereby submit a request for PB in the next care package.

Thanks in advance. :)

Swizzies said...

Wha...? Huh...? What is Pirate's Booty?? I haven't been to TJ's in many, many moons. Is it just popcorn?

Okay, before I can approve this habit as non-harmfully-addictive, I need to know the sodium content, whether it has the EVILE high-fructose corn syrup in it, or too much MSG, or hydrogenated oils? I don't know - I'm reaching here. I don't know what the au fait food goblins are in the US right now.

But I would like an explanation. :-)

Janet M. Kincaid said...

ME: I've added it to your list. It'll actually make great packing material. It's like those styrofoam peanuts--light and fluffy--but definitely NOT annoying and ecologically offensive. And definitely consumable.

Swizzies:Ah, the Booty. Here's what the bag says: Pirate's Booty with Aged White Cheddar...PUFFED Rice and Corn! ALL NATURAL...Good for you!

Ingredients: Corn Meal, Rice and/or Sunflower Oil, Aged Cheddar Cheese (No Fat Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Enzymes), Whey, and Low Fat Buttermilk.

It's a 4 oz bag with 5g of fat (1g of saturated fat), 150mg of sodium, 18g of carbs, and 130 calories per serving (4 servings per bag.)

I doubt it's totally the best thing for me, but I'm telling you, I love this stuff! I haven't been enamored of something this good since I discovered Peanut Butter M&Ms. I keep eating it in ridiculous quantities in hopes of wearing my taste buds out, but so far, the desire for the Booty is strong.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

P.S. Swizzies: Think mature Cheetos for grown-ups without the residual, tell-tale orange fingers and lips. The Booty is WAY better than Cheetos will ever be. WAY.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

P.P.S. Booty Consumption Update: I had another bag yesterday. That leaves one left. I may not get my fixin' today, though. I have a prior committed and I don't want to show up Booty'ed up.

I'm a Booty Head. Sad, sad, sad.

Adriana Velez said...

You and Jasper will have to have a conversation someday about the joys of pirate booty.

Dr Lala said...


You need to send caramel Booty to me and Swizzies. I recently became addicted because of my brother (who knew, Booty is kosher?). I have some regular Booty, but no caramel. I want caramel. No, I NEED caramel. SEND BOOTY!! (OK, some of us had too much wine with our lunch fondue...)

How could you have held out on me?

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Dr. Lala,

I only just discovered Caramel Booty myself this very week. I usually buy my Booty fix at Trader Joe's, but this week, I stopped at Whole Foods. And there it was... sitting just below the regular Booty. I HAD to try a bag. Big mistake.

I doubt I'll become addicted to the caramel kind, though. The bag is 1/3 the size of a regular bag and costs $2.29! I think 4 oz of Booty for $1.69 is a better deal. Still, I'll wrangle some up and send it to you.