Tropical Island – What Would You Take…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 30, 2010

Let’s have a little fun…shall we?

If you were going to be shipped off to an undisclosed location that looks like the above picture and could only bring 1 food, what would you take with you?!?

Me. I would take chocolate.

Your turn. Don’t overthink this. It is safe to assume there would be other food there, including pina coladas…made using coconuts from that there coconut tree!

We want to know…what comfort food would you want to take on a trip to a tropical island!?

This is a photo, taken by yours truly, of a small tropical island off the coast of Samana, Dominican Republic.

{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

Jaime June 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

hmm…it’s a huge toss up for me between chocolate and ice cream! Maybe chocolate ice cream ;) Great pic by the way!

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elizabeth June 30, 2010 at 6:47 am

Dark chocolate! It is the one food I eat literally everyday, so I’d hate to go without it. :)

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Melissa June 30, 2010 at 6:50 am

My first thought was chocolate, but ice cream sounds good, too. Especially if we’ll find bananas on the island!

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Jen June 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

Smoothies!

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Sharlyn Lauby June 30, 2010 at 7:30 am

A bacon cheeseburger.

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Jennifer (A Running Hokie) June 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

Tortilla chips! Can’t live without them. yummm.

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Marye June 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

Watermelon!

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Jennifer June 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

Homemade ChexMix! Yum!

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Sandy June 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Cheetos.

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Kimberly June 30, 2010 at 9:18 am

I don’t think it’s fair for a pregnant woman to read all these food things!! But I’ll go with my current fave — pastries from Panera!

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Erin from $5 Dinners June 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

@Kimberly,
LOL!!!

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Sheila June 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

Diet Coke.

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The Bonky, The Chonky and The Chonkerella's Mama June 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

Guacamole…and my hubby would bring the chips. : )

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Carrie June 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

Cheese. Cannot live without cheese.

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Jill June 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

Either almonds or chocolate covered espresso beans.

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Michele O June 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

Ranch Doritos…. my weakness

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Jay June 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Rhonda Barnett June 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

Pasta w/ garlic bread. Mmmmm………

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Candi June 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

Pizza. I love Pizza and we eat literally every Friday night and sometimes once during the weekend.

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AllieZirkle June 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

@Candi, Before I read your name, I thought it might be you. The pizza queen :)

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Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! June 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

@AllieZirkle, LOL! You’re too funny!

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Blakely June 30, 2010 at 9:56 am

First thing that came to my mind – Pop Tarts.

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Christina Griffin June 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

Well since there are coconuts, I could make ice cream out of coconut milk but I would want chocolate ice cream a time or two and some chocolate to eat whenever I wanted. it would be just chocolate for me too!

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Diana June 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

Definitely ice cream….Cookies and Cream!

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becky June 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

I would take spaghetti and meat sauce. Its my ultimate comfort food!!!

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Susie's Homemade June 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

Chocolate would melt but that’s ok, I would bathe in it:-)

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Sarah (Frontier Kitchen) June 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

Dark chocolate ice cream with salted caramel running through it. :)

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Ashley June 30, 2010 at 11:38 am

oreo cookies…can all the above folks go with me too? That way we can share :)

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Allison June 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

white cake (although ice cream is a close second)

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Kerri June 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Pizza!! If I could be specific, I’d bring an italian sausage/green peppers/onions pizza from Aurelio’s in Chicago.

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FoodontheTable June 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Cheese & crackers!

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Jen June 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Pizza because I never get tired of it!

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Tya June 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Fruit – just fruit – apples or any type of berries….

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joy June 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

grapefruit

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Courtney @ Blonde Intellect June 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I would take chicken salad. MMM! My favorite!

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Sissy June 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I’m with you on taking chocolate…but mostly day dreaming on how nice it would be to visit the DR. Great photo!

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Camille June 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Pulled pork sandwiches. No contest.

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Carrie M. June 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Ice cream……….there really is nothing better!

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Stacie June 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm

My first thought was pizza! Love it!

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AllieZirkle June 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

My first thought? Butter :) Bacon as a close second… But butter for sure. Hello, delicious seafood with a drizzle of butter? grilled veggies with butter? OMG I’d be in love!!

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heather June 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Kettle Corn, YUMMO!!

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Anuan June 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Lovely photo, it actually made me a little homesick….I am originally from another island close by.
I would take fresh strawberries.

Then I would make awesome – mango strawberry smoothies
yummy

Great question.

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Tonya June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Macaroni and Cheese

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Condo Blues June 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I was going to say coffee but your photo is from the DR where they have the best coffee! I’m going to say iced tea.

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Kara June 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Homemade bread and hope that someone else would bring some honey!!

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Becky L. June 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Coconut milk would be good with it, since I can’t take my Pepsi.

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Donna Mayfield June 30, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Kettle cooked potato chips. Love them !!!!

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Rhonda Hall June 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

PIZZA

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Julie June 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Hands down, chocolate!

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Winter July 1, 2010 at 5:30 am

CHEESECAKE!!

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Tracy July 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

oh man. It’d be a toss up between chocolate and diet coke. probably chocolate.

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Di July 1, 2010 at 7:01 am

either tomatoes or chocolate covered peanuts.

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Jennifer July 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

Pink frosted cupcakes with pink sprinkles!!!

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