Yorkie – Raisin & Biscuit

Brand: Nestle Found at: Tesco Cost: £1   There is no betrayal like the betrayal of a bad chocolate. When you are at your most vulnerable, when you need the most comfort in life, you turn to a chocolate bar for some little bit of solace. When that chocolate then turns out to be disgusting,... Continue Reading →

Frosted Mince Pies

Brand: Mr Kipling Found at: Tesco  Cost: £1.50   Mince pies were described by my Glaswegian co-worker as a UK staple that has staunchly resisted globalization. And this, I think, is largely an issue of branding. When I hear the word mince pie, I think of ground meat. When any normal person hears the word... Continue Reading →

Cobbs Cakes – Peppermint Slice

Brand: Cobbs Found at: University of Glasgow Library Cost: £1   I’m a girl who can appreciate me a good library. Let me loose in a big building full of books, and I will happily wander around for hours until I find myself a quiet sconce to happily ensconce myself. I like to touch the... Continue Reading →

Jaffa Cakes

I have always wished birthdays had themes the way anniversaries do. I’m thinking about this because I have recently had a birthday, and as much as I treasure the thoughtful gifts of others, I also want to do something to celebrate my anniversary with myself. It is my longest relationship, after all, and I feel... Continue Reading →

Orkney Thin Oatcakes

Brand: Stockan’s Cost: £0.60 Found at: Sainsbury’s   On the minus side, these flat oat crackers taste and look like starchy cardboard. On the plus side, they are an amazing base for cream cheese. And while I usually judge snacks on their own merits alone, with these quarter-circles of blandness I feel weirdly compelled to... Continue Reading →

Lemon Scottish Shortbread Rounds

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £1.60 Found at: Morrison’s   After three weeks, IKEA finally delivered my teapot. It was one of those objects that I thought I could live without but after a week I caved, realizing that I am indeed the kind of basic bitch that needed a teapot. I never have been very good... Continue Reading →

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