the most important thing I will ever tell you

Frito Lay sunflower seeds are far superior to David’s sunflower seeds. I’ve been suffering through David’s seeds for most of the trip, because I accidentally bought a giant bag of them and didn’t remember that they’re not so good until I was eating them on the trip. David’s are way too salty — so salty that my tongue burns after eating more than a couple of handfuls — while Frito Lay seeds have the perfect amount of salt. Also with David’s, you get a rotten seed about every third or fourth seed, and rotten seeds are very rare in a bag of Frito Lay seeds. Anyway, I stopped to use the bathroom at a gas station yesterday, and I feel bad if I don’t buy something or gas up when using a random bathroom; the first thing I thought was, “Oooh! I can get good sunflower seeds.”

I thought y’all should benefit from my thoughtful analysis. You’re welcome for this most informative post.

11 Responses to the most important thing I will ever tell you

  1. Well, now I know what I need to about sunflower seeds!

  2. I love sunflower seeds, but hate eating them in shells. I can’t stand being around people who take in whole seeds then spit shells. It’s disgusting, like spitting tobacco. I lurves the seeds you can get pre-shelled in little jars. I pour then on salads at the salad bars.

  3. Hey, y’all are going to be near Salt Lake City soon. If your schedule allows it, I recommend a nighttime visit to Temple Sqaure to see the Christmas lights. It is something everyone should do at least once in their lives.

  4. You know what’s really good? Sunflower seed BUTTER. Not like it’s mixed with butter but it’s the kernels ground into a paste, like peanut butter. It’s SO yummy. Trader Joe’s has their own brand at their stores.

    But you know, pre-shelled sunflower seeds gross me out – I mean, they must have huge factories of tons of people doing the shelling-the-seed thing with their teeth and then spitting out the kernel into the bags; imagine how many mouths those kernels have been in! :-p

  5. But you know, pre-shelled sunflower seeds gross me out – I mean, they must have huge factories of tons of people doing the shelling-the-seed thing with their teeth and then spitting out the kernel into the bags; imagine how many mouths those kernels have been in!
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    That has to be the funniest comment I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Thanks Edwin.

  6. Spitz. Best in-shell seeds in world. Made in Alberta, come in several flavors and they’re addictive. “Seasoned” are better than Salted, though I also like the Dill flavor. They make pumpkin seeds too. You can get them anywhere in Canada, but I think WalMart carries them in the US.

  7. OM Gosh Gullyborg you would hate me. I am sitting here right now (I swear) with a mouth full of David’s sunflower seeds. I have a cup that I spit the empty shell into. My husband is so lucky to have such a “lady”. One day we were driving down the road and I was eating the sunflower seeds. This really pompus guy drove up next to us in a convertible. I continued eating and then tried to (without making it obvious) spit the shells into his car. Again I am such a lady…..

    Sarah… Shame on you there is NO SUCH THING as too salty. Of course I am the person that pours salt into her hand to eat. You have to be careful not to get too much at one time though. Just dampen your finger and get a few grains at a time. I will have to try the Frito seeds because you are right about the rotten ones. It is more difficult when you have a mouth full and are cracking them with your teeth. You don’t see the rotten ones you taste them.

    Edwin… I will NEVER eat shelled seeds again. That is “grosser” than my spit cup.

  8. True dat Sarahkj. I’ve been eating Frito sunflower seeds and Lance’s for many years now because David’s are too salty (and you’re talking to the Queen of Salt Loving) and there are way too many rotten ones. And Frito’s are cheaper!!! Many road trips with them keeping me awake! Oh…and I am sometimes a lady and eat one at a time and sometimes I am a good ole boy(girl) and put a mouthful in and spit like a baseball player! Don’t like the shelled ones except on salads. Been eating sunflower seeds since my daddy taught me how when I was about 8…that is a lot of sunflower seeds cause I am old.

  9. Hi, SarahK!

    I’ve been a big fan of Frito-Lay anything since I was a kid.

    Superior potato chips with just the right balance of salt, potato and oil. Great with a sandwich and a glass of milk or a Coke. BTW: I stay away from UTZ chips, etc. They give $$$ to Sarah Brady and her slimy, gun grabbing minions.

    When it comes to corn chips. There’s Fritos (the first and only!) and sadly, everything else.

    Jack.

  10. couple of things: 1). on sunflower seeds topic…have you ever heard that the bad seeds are actually little worms that have eaten until they die. the seed carving is good evidence, but the black poop looking stuff that taste awful may be good evidence? just wondering about your thoughts.

    2). where abouts in the canyon is the pic. from?

  11. North Rim, North Kaibab trail, just over three miles down, right past the Eye of the Needle.