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Andrew / February 17, 2008 11:35 PM

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Far more cheese than a lactose intolerant human should have, leftovers from a couple places, and usually some LaCroix or other brand flavored seltzer water.

Leah / February 17, 2008 11:41 PM

Always and not a condiment... um... just my Brita Filter.... and.. um... ice in my freezer.

mts / February 18, 2008 12:29 AM

Beer, preservative free aloe gel, baking soda in a saucer (odor preventer), cans of film.

R / February 18, 2008 12:37 AM

Vegan butter (normally I'd gag at the thought of having this, but it helps my highish cholesterol) and skim milk. Oh, and rotting vegetables.

JD / February 18, 2008 6:49 AM

Diet Coke, uneaten leftovers, yogurt (new and old), and batteries.

Lizzy / February 18, 2008 7:37 AM

Vermouth (sweet & dry), milk and prosecco.

whitney / February 18, 2008 7:42 AM

hummus, fresh mozzerella, veggie yogurt cheese, canadian bacon, salami, eggs, spinach, mushrooms, english muffins, cranberry juice...

Leelah / February 18, 2008 8:01 AM

Dairy... milk, butter, at least three different cheeses. Also these days, a bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc!

Dutch101 / February 18, 2008 8:05 AM

Milk, butter, eggs and beer. It also seems like there is usually some sparkling water and some pickles. Other than that, it kind of varies, at least slightly.

Phineas / February 18, 2008 8:17 AM

My hoard of Polaroid film.

Ben / February 18, 2008 8:21 AM

Milk, butter, eggs, half and half, parmigiano reggiano, a bunch of flat-leaf parsley standing in a jar and covered with a plastic bag, and 3-5 scallions that have dried up and gone all brown and crackly and spongy.

p / February 18, 2008 8:56 AM

skim milk. italian dressing. siracha. waters.

Stephen / February 18, 2008 9:28 AM

Beer, Tofurkey kielbasa, skim milk, OJ, salad in various states of decay, soy and "regular" yogurts, and Target wine-in-a-box.

TorTor / February 18, 2008 9:52 AM

corn tortillas, gluten-free beer, batteries, nail polish (it's hard out here for a gluten-free girl)

leah / February 18, 2008 9:56 AM

Siracha, tempeh or tofu, batteries. And a grenade-shaped energy drink from the 2-day period last summer when I was really into collecting energy drinks.

Malarkey / February 18, 2008 10:00 AM


billy / February 18, 2008 10:06 AM

Can I go with freezer? I'm going to go with freezer. I always have red seedless grapes, as they are the perfect late-night "I want an icey thing" snack.

I also keep a hoard of the crunchy m&m's in there too. So much better frozen!

pratfall / February 18, 2008 10:06 AM

severed heads

pratfall / February 18, 2008 10:07 AM

OF CABBAGE. sorry, got cut off, there...

Lauri / February 18, 2008 10:25 AM

Body and blood of Christ
Frozen vegetables

Kevin / February 18, 2008 10:32 AM

Lately: hard cider, beer, veg, cheese and hops.

jennifer / February 18, 2008 10:38 AM

diet pepsi, beer, and.....uh....

Josh / February 18, 2008 11:11 AM

Red peppers, hummus, yogurt, egg beaters, beer, cucumbers, milk, turkey.

sousboy / February 18, 2008 11:18 AM

Meat glorious Meat. All types. Delicious red, pretty pink pork, and the ubiquitous chicken in all forms. Eggs, milk, cheese and butter. Filtered water, Coca-cola, beer, and juice. I mean let's face it it's a frickin grocery store in there. but then just look at my name. Now if you want to talk about those condiments I like to think my frig as a little black box that can satisfy any taste urge that might come up.

Seth A. / February 18, 2008 11:27 AM

Beer of some variety, Rice Dream (non-fortified) rice milk, spelt tortillas, usually some sort of cheese, and too many vegetables. Oh, and usually eggs. When there isn't any eggs, time to go shopping.

David / February 18, 2008 11:38 AM

Coke (Diet and otherwise), some kind of flavored sparkling water, a variety of leftovers, soy cheese, some kind of vegan meaty stuff, natural peanut butter.

Eamon / February 18, 2008 11:38 AM

Milk. It's pretty much the only thing we'll make a special run to the store for.

PMan / February 18, 2008 11:44 AM

Eggs, bacon, a solid chunk of parmigiano cheese, preserved lemons, milk, beer (although I've become more of a wine and scotch drinker), lemons, a few grapefruits, a variety of generic sodas and a few Jones sodas as a reward for days when I run.

Cheryl / February 18, 2008 12:28 PM

A box of Target Merlot.

Jeremy / February 18, 2008 1:08 PM

Normally I'd say beer, but I finished the last one in there for dinner.

Actually, condiments don't even keep regular residence in my fridge.

staci / February 18, 2008 1:08 PM

A cucumber, baby carrots and lettuce (either red leaf, green leaf or romaine) for my guinea pig; yogurt, milk and leftovers for me.

Carrie / February 18, 2008 1:12 PM

Old Coke Classic that I keep forgetting to toss, 7up that tastes weird and that I also keep forgetting to toss. Rooster hot sauce for my sister. Veggies.

kelly / February 18, 2008 4:02 PM

Baking soda.


katie / February 18, 2008 4:05 PM

Beer, soy milk, oj, lettuce, probably way too much cheese (especially since I found out I have highish cholesterol, boo!), carrots, celery, english muffins, eggs, and veggie breakfast sausage.

Holy crap, tofurky makes Kielbasa!! My god, this news just made my week!

v / February 18, 2008 4:06 PM

Brie cheese. Wine. Other cheese.


jennifer / February 18, 2008 4:10 PM

jar of green olives. everything else is on a come and go basis.

spence / February 18, 2008 5:08 PM

various brown bags containing month(s) old 'thai avenue' left overs.

whitney / February 18, 2008 5:42 PM

oh yeah siracha!

sausages(chicken, pork or turkey) and sauerkraut.

mmm encased meats.

Mikey / February 18, 2008 5:45 PM

Skim milk, butter, eggs, whole bean coffee, assorted jars of sweet banana peppers/pepperoncinis/pickles, water and aloe vera spray gel...

jasmine / February 18, 2008 6:13 PM

milk, baking soda, butter, aloe vera gel, cheese, soda, baby carrots, jelly

w / February 19, 2008 8:53 AM

A package of AAA batteries.

Hop / February 19, 2008 9:49 AM

Organic whole milk, GARLIC, parmigiano reggiano, left-overs, butter, sharp cheddar cheese, egg rolls, chicken breasts and coffee.

c / February 19, 2008 10:17 AM

a lonley bottle of grolsch

Bernie Brewer / February 19, 2008 11:22 AM

Beer. It's the only thing I'm careful never to run out of. Nothing else consistently makes its way into my fridge. I'd like to say milk, cheese, or veggies but it just doesn't happen.

cliff on rosedale / February 19, 2008 11:44 AM

The constant products in my fridge are always Cheese and Bacon.

You're never wrong with the fruit of the swine...

taj / February 19, 2008 12:15 PM


HelOnWheels / February 19, 2008 1:06 PM

Chunk of parmigiano reggiano, eggs, soy milk, yogurt, butter, Brita pitcher, human head, beer (for instant entertaining), bottle of Veuve Clicquot (for "emergency" celebrations), frozen fruits/veggies/puff pastry (for instant entertaining), baking soda (deoderizer), 35mm film, frozen meat/poultry, fresh greens, lemons

sc / February 19, 2008 1:22 PM

a variety of cheeses, milk, sparkling water, leftover portions of either canned tomatoes or chicken broth, coffee (only always there because i never ever make coffee at home but people are always buying it for me), fruit, onions, homemade granola, grapefruit juice, ground flax seeds

Spook / February 19, 2008 2:15 PM

my basics

30 pack of Old Style for random guest I marginally like

A case of stout or ale for random guest I like including those occasional “I got lucky nights”

Blue cheese

Volpi Calabrese salami

Tabasco sauce

Dave's Insanity sauce

Two percent milk, never for drinking, only for Cappuccino

benschomatic / February 19, 2008 4:21 PM

OJ, rice milk, club soda, broccoli, beer, and tons of cheese.

Jill / February 19, 2008 4:22 PM

The Brita pitcher and sausage casings. You never know when you'll need to make an emergency batch of kielbasa.

Steven / February 19, 2008 4:31 PM

Beer, vodka, rum, Cap'n Morgan, Bailey's, champagne, Southern Comfort, butterscotch schnapps, Kahlua.

Butter, jam, eggs and pepper salami.

And bread.

Shaitan / February 19, 2008 4:45 PM

baking soda
tonic water

robin / February 19, 2008 6:24 PM

chocolate soy milk, gluten free bread, eggs, cucumbers, baby tomatoes, navel oranges or clementines, juices from TraderJoes, rotisseree chicken (sometimes)

Mikey / February 19, 2008 6:25 PM

Woo hoo!! Party at Steven's tonight!

I hear he'll even make you one helluva breakfast sandwich in the morn should you get too and pass out there...

Insert 'drunk' here... / February 19, 2008 6:28 PM

too...and pass out there

Bill V / February 19, 2008 9:41 PM

Eggs, milk, chocolate sauce, some random beers, bread, and yogurt. Not really that exciting, my freezer is better.

Val / February 19, 2008 10:46 PM


Spook / February 20, 2008 9:14 AM

Allan? Allan? Any body home?...........

Kevin / February 20, 2008 11:45 AM

various mold and bacteria in several interesting science experiments to see if I can create intelligent life...

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