Is that burning sensation normal?

18 Nov

Do you ever go to the store in the afternoon without having eaten lunch yet and find that you suddenly need all kinds of crud that you don’t really need but winds up in your cart anyway?  And then when loading your groceries into the trunk, do you pull out a couple of things to tide you over during the 10 minute car ride home until you can eat an actual lunch?  Yeah, me neither.


I certainly did not pretend to be talked into buying Cheetos by my 3 year-old and then randomly pick up a box of ginger snaps because I had a sudden craving for something gingery and molassesy.  And I definitely did not pull those two things out of my bags before closing the trunk and put them in the passenger seat of the car.  And I surely did not, after filling a small bag with Cheetos for BigHugs, proceed to eat through nearly half of the bag myself.  And there is no way that I then, while driving, opened up the box and inner plastic bag of ginger snaps and inhale 3 or 4 of those, too.  And after all that stuff that didn’t happen, I didn’t spend the next several minutes wondering if it was normal to experience a burning sensation in my mouth, tongue and throat after eating a couple servings worth of snaps.  Nor did I wonder since when did ginger snaps become so snappy that I feared breaking my teeth in the effort of eating them.

So, if this is you, let that be a lesson to you.

Oh, and if this is you, do not spend the rest of the day snacking on potato chips, candy corn and almonds in addition to eating a full lunch and dinner.  You’ll regret it.  Trust me.  Not that I would know from personal experience, but it’s just common sense, now, isn’t it?

20 Responses to “Is that burning sensation normal?”

  1. madhousewife November 18, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    I can’t wait to see the next Wacky Search Terms installment.

    If one buys Cheetos and opens the bag, one must consume at least half the bag. It is a law of nature. Or would be, if Cheetos came from nature.

  2. Julie November 18, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    Well, that ought to up your Wacky Search Termsness.

    I love/hate Cheetos — I think we’ve discussed that before.

  3. cornnut32 November 18, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    now i have a sudden craving for something gingery and molassesy. i adore ginger snaps.

    and i do like cheetos–the crunchy ones, not the puffy ones.

    never eaten them together, though…

  4. bythelbs November 18, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    mad—Yes, the “burning sensation” gave me pause, but I didn’t know what else to call it.

    Julie—I too have a love/hate relationship with Cheetos. And we have discussed it before. More than once, I’m sure.

    cornnut—Puffy Cheetos are an abomination. Well, crunchy Cheetos are an abomination as well, but in a different way.

  5. Mother of the Wild Boys November 18, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    How can you be a puffy-cheetos hater? Those things Rocketh!

  6. flip flop mama November 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm #

    Hmmm, I just bought Cheetos too! Although I didn’t put them in the passenger seat, but I was kicking myself for not doing so once I got in the car. Ginger snaps are gross, but I’m glad you bought some because this is the best title ever.

  7. Susan M November 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    No way. Puffy Cheetos are divine. But only when they’re stale. Stale puffy Cheetos…nature’s goodness.

  8. shazza November 18, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Now I want cheetos (puffy please!) Good thing I’ve already been to the store today (where I did not buy a bag of clearance halloween candy and I did not eat half of it on the way home…)

  9. cheryl November 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    This why I don’t shop for food until the children beg for sustenance. Then I’m forced to buy things like “bread” and “milk” and “apples”. Totally bites, but works like a charm!

  10. kamillivanilli November 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    haha. Love this. I snack on things all the time on my way home from the store. Just the other day, it was apple cinnamon rice cakes. Yum.

    I also abhor puffy cheetos. Like eating styrofoam. Of course, so is eating rice cakes…but I still like those.

    Not all gingersnaps are created equal. Not all can be as delightfully soft, chewy, and delectable as my mine dipped in pumpkin dip. 🙂

  11. bythelbs November 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    Mother—Oh, Mother. (shaking head)

    Flip—These ginger snaps were gross, but I’ve had delightfully soft, chewy and delectable ones (see kamilli’s comment) that were completely devoid of any burning sensation side effects.

    Susan—Who are you? I feel like I don’t know you at all.

    shazza—Another puffy cheetos eater? Where do you all come from? Has the world gone mad?!

    cheryl—Oh, I bought bread, milk and apples. Buying the things I need never prevents me from buying all the other junk too. Unfortunately.

    kamilli—You lost me on the rice cakes. Yee. But your ginger snaps are the best I’ve ever had. I’m afraid you’ve ruined me on all other ginger snaps. I will never be able to go back. I will always compare every ginger snap I meet to yours, and they will always come up lacking.

  12. madhousewife November 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    If you’re going to eat Cheetos, eat Cheetos. Don’t eat the puffy Cheetos. THOSE AREN’T CHEETOS.

  13. flip flop mama November 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm #

    I forgot to say I like puffy cheetos too….*runs and hides*

  14. Boquinha November 18, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hilarious post.

    (But I’m afraid to comment because I don’t like Cheetos, puffy OR crunchy, at all. Not with a mouse, not in a house, not with a fox, not in a box. I do not like them Sam I Am).

  15. Alison Wonderland November 19, 2008 at 2:15 am #

    How can anyone not like cheetos? *looks askanse at Boquinha* and how can anyone like the puffy ones? *looks askanse at a bunch of the rest of you* and seriously Susan, stale puffy ones?? *shakes head and walks away.*

  16. thewoobdog November 21, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    Crunchy Cheetos rock. In a bad, non-nutritive, incredibly addictive way.

    Puffy Cheetos are kind of gross. Not that that has ever stopped me from eating them – fresh or otherwise – from an open bag or anything… But they’re still gross. Much like the word ‘gross.’

    And ooooooh, gingersnaps! Way to ruin my diet, woman!

  17. Rizewheexia May 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    These cantilevered roof sections have in some instances collapsed beneath and fallen upon firefighters working at incidents. Never assume that they are as stable as the rest of the roof appears to be, since we probably will know neither the condition of the fasteners and connections, nor the condition of the structural members, nor the effects of fire in the concealed space upon both the connections and structural members.

  18. Kimber April 24, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    My mouth was on fire last night from the ginger snaps lol today my lips are chapped! Anyway, that’s how i ran across this. I feel your pain!!

  19. myrosesindecember November 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    What a fabulous post! I live in the Philadelphia area and we have Sweetzels Ginger Snaps. I can go through one who sleeve in a sitting, best dipped in milk. However, afterwards, my tongue is bright red and really sore. I haven’t had either kind of Cheetos lately but they are going on my shopping list!


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