Hello... I can't be alone in this, right? I'm not insane, right? Well, who can say -- my therapist sure won't --, but the real question is: are there foodstuffs and beverages that you *prefer* as they become stale? And if so, do you sometimes purposely speed up their stale- encroaching entropy? Me, I like stale potato chips as they become _chewier_ and I enjoy washing them down with a bracingly opened/cold bottle of Sprite or 7-Up that's been de-carbonating in the fridge all night. And I like leaving the bag to the gummy bears (Haribo Gold Bears) and licorice open, so as to 'age' them into a nice toothsome chaw. Now it seems that some snacks as they become stale *soften* ( like graham crackers ), while others ( leftover pizza/bagels) *harden*. I suppose what I'm really liking here is when a known and loved foodstuff turns into its bizarro-world opposite. Not stale as in bad/moldy/rotten. But stale as in soften crunchy snacks and hardened chewy snacks. I mean, that's why they have crispy chocolate chip cookie recipes as well as chewy ones, yes? So, do you throw away stale snacks and foodstuffs, or do you adapt to their rate of decline and enjoy a different textural rendition of the original product, as I do?? Oh, and my #1 stale 'food' favorite: Peeps. They become the sugary croutons in my overly ripe fruit salad!