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My two favorite places in the world: The wind pipes next to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley; and the Star Ferry in Hong Kong, on a rainy night. I probably have more than two favorite places. But I am a forgetful person. If only I could remember all the things and places that used to be special to me.

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FEBRUARY 27, 2009 8:50PM

Addiction: My favorite snack that you've never heard of

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Despite being an all around pig (I would say foodie, but that implies more sophistication than is deserved),  I am actually very disciplined when it comes to snacking and sweets. In the last 10 years of my life:  I almost never ate candies, candy bars or chocolates; No milkshakes; very little ice cream; never soft drinks with sugar; never danish or donuts; never store-bought cookies; and I can count on one hand how many times I've set foot in a fastfood place in the last 10 years. But there is one snack that ends up in the shopping cart every single time:

RPEA 

Farmer Brand peanuts. Doesn't ring a bell? Well- you need to acquaint yourself with your local asian/chinese supermarket. Remember- it has to be the one with the blue background. Not the red background. Not the opaque packaging. Not the fish-skin peanuts (that one is good too- but let's just say it's an acquired taste). Not the Southern Preserved Tofu peanuts (that one is alright too- but you need to try it fresh). Not the Old-man brand neither.  It's got to be Farmer Brand with the blue background. This is the Filet Mignon/ Four Seasons/ Remy Martin of peanuts.

Now you know. Go look for it in your local asian grocers. And don't say I didn't warn you- it's Addictive.

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Never tried the peanuts but I have a thing for Korean bean crackers. Asian grocers rock!
I'm going to the Asian Market tomorrow and I'll look for these! Are they as good as wasabi shrimp chips?
Allie: Never had Korean bean crackers I don't think.... I'll have to ask my korean friend.
Maria: let's put it this way- Shrimp chips are good. Farmer's peanuts are addictive :D
I will keep an eye out. :)
Lucky for me, there's a Vietnamese store right next to me. I will look for them, but just what makes them so great?
Now I've got to try it!
Okay I'll bite! Blue background...not like the picture...got it!
I just love the package! There's something so appealingly goofy about the Western name ("Farmer Brand") and the picture of the Asian guy with his hoe.
Thanks a bunch, crap. I already have highly addictive tendencies. Now you got me looking for nuts and not just nuts, Asian nuts.

I've been asked to leave a few Hispanic Markets for asking for Asian nuts... they just had Mexican nuts and when I asked where these Mexican nuts were, well, things got a little dicey (I thought all foreigners were the same). We've all had our fill of American nuts.

I'll keep looking... we've got a few Thai and Mongol places, that's closer to Asia. We'll see how that goes.