Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds

Brand: Blue Diamond Cost: 4.99 Found at: Safeway Thanks to a particularly cringy adolescence (for which I do not apologize), I have an unusual tolerance for wasabi. A very few times a year, my nerdy friends and I would take a pilgrimage to the huge Asian grocery store in Seattle. While there, we would buy... Continue Reading →

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Brand: Hempler’s Cost: $6.89 Found at: Safeway             Being an occasional expat, I’ve been called all sorts of names by people who feel that I do not love America enough. I’ve been called a communist, a Libtard, an America-hater, a sheeple – all the usual terms of derision that become so popular during election years.... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Snacking

It's been a minute since I've written last. First there was Covid. Then there was a Graduate School thesis. Then there was the emotional recovery from writing a graduate school thesis. Every day, there was a new and different excuse not to write a snack blog and before long it had been months since I’d... Continue Reading →

Marzipan Chocolates

Brand: Anthon Berg Cost: 10KR Found at: Coop I almost never eat marzipan chocolates except for in Sweden. There are two reasons for this. The first is that Swedes, in general, love marzipan. This country has a ton of tasty almond treats for me to indulge in while I am here. But the second reason... Continue Reading →

Treacle Toffee

Brand: Buchanan’s Cost: £1.40 Found at: Tesco This candy reminds me of the classic animated film, Ratatouille. In the most famous scene in the film, Anton Ego (the sour-faced food critic voiced by Peter O’Toole) eats a gourmet version of title dish. The moment he takes his first bite, the camera pans into his iris and... Continue Reading →

Malt Loaf

Brand: Rowan Hill Cost: 55p Found at: Lidl Lanarkshire is famous for its bricks. About four hours walk Northwest of my house are the Glenboig brickworks – closed down in the mid 70s. In the 1800s, these bricks were famous: able to withstand incredible temperatures they were used in furnaces from Australia to Nova Scotia,... Continue Reading →

Yuzu Konjac Jelly

Brand: Zen-Noah Ibaraki Found at: Bokkusu I will say this again for the people in the back: Stop. Selling. Jelly. In. A. Packet. It is disconcerting and I hate it. Is the yuzu flavor pleasant and refreshing? Certainly. Is it convenient to be able to take a jelly treat with me in my purse? Most... Continue Reading →

Angel Slices

Brand: Mr. Kipling Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco It was a miserable day for a walk. It is the last week in June, but the weather has turned extremely sour. I was warned that the Scottish summer would be like this, but the unseasonable warmth and sunshine of May had lulled me into a false... Continue Reading →

Deep Dish Four Cheese Pizza

Brand: Chicago Town Cost: £1  Found at: Lidl The kitchen in our home is like an old-timey saloon: there is not enough room for both Emil and I. Part of this is the physical lay-out. The floor plan was designed for a single person living alone, and so squeezing both of us into the space... Continue Reading →

Ginger and Yuzu Herbal Tea

Brand: Nitton-Tea Found at: Bokkusu Ellen has come down with a fever. We’re not as worried as we might be - her symptoms are more consistent with tonsillitis than Coronavirus - but in the interest of public safety, the rest of the ladies have self-isolated until her antibiotics start working. The last thing any of... Continue Reading →

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