Being thankful for a snack seems kind of funny. It works out, however, that with every snack that I have considered giving the title of "favorite" to I also hold fond memories with special people, for which, I am indeed very thankful to have in my life!
For example, take "Puppy Chow". It could easily qualify as my favorite snack these days. I do not make it very often and never just for myself because I cannot quit snacking on it. Having it in the freezer does not help, either, because it is even better when frozen. One of my best friends in youth group, back in the day, introduced me to Puppy Chow. With every batch of it that I make, she comes to mind...and I still love her bunches to this day.
Another in the race for favorite snack is chips and dip. Before you correct my grammar, I do not think of chips and dip as plural, but as one food item, therefore, "is" is correct. :) I do not buy said snack often at all for the same reason as with Puppy Chow. If it is around, I consume way too much, too often. This snack brings warm fuzzy memories of times spent with my best friend from college, who is still my best friend today. It is funny, but when we are about to get together we both have a higher craving for chips and dip.
The healthiest of my favorite snack foods is radishes. I simply love radishes! The memories of Grandma and Grandpa planting seeds, weeding/thinning out the radish row, picking the radishes, and then finally cleaning and tasting the crop...that all just adds to the wonderfulness of the taste. Sometimes they would plant the early lettuce and radishes inside old tractor tires filled with dirt. That was such a great idea for raised beds and recycling all in one!
So, even if it seems odd to be thankful for snack foods, I am thankful for the people who mean so much to me that are associated with them! Food and family/friends...they go hand in hand. :)