Double Raspberry

Brand: Magnum Cost: £2 Found at: Morrison’s             There’s a heatwave in Glasgow, with temperatures hovering around 25°C (~80°F), and it’s like the pandemic has hit all over again. People are sheltering in their homes, air-conditioned grocery stores are crowded, and everyone looks slightly distressed.             Of course, not everyone is suffering from the unseasonable... Continue Reading →

Baklava Assortment

Brand: Eridanous Cost: £1.50 Found at: Lidl             How have I been alive on this earth for almost three decades and never once had chocolate covered baklava? How did I stumble through my life before this moment, completely oblivious to how good life could be?             For those unfamiliar with my favorite desert, baklava is... Continue Reading →

Butter and Soy Sauce Crunchy Eringi Mushrooms

Brand: Sozai Found at: Bokkusu Oh no. I don’t even know where to start. These are horrific to the point that my brain cannot process the information that my mouth is giving me. Imagine butter popcorn that is also mushroom flavored. Now imagine that it is not only mushroom flavored, but artisanal mushroom flavored, with... Continue Reading →

Hand Finished Carrot Cake

Brand: Lidl Deluxe Cost: £1.49 Found at: Lidl             The more I learn about the Middle Ages in Europe, the more I realize that it was an absolutely lawless time in the history of food. Suddenly, you had all the spices coming in from the crusades with no sense of how best to use them.... Continue Reading →

Sakura Cake

Brand: Meika (Excellent Sweets) Found at: Bokkusu   I’ve talked before on this blog about how I feel towards “sakura” flavoring. I have never known cherry blossoms to have a scent, and as I have never attempted to eat one, I cannot say if they have a flavor either - but as far as I... Continue Reading →

Egg and Cress Sandwich

Brand: Tesco Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco   There has been nothing more wonderful during this time of quarantine than eating a sandwich that I did not make. I know that I am being ungrateful – I love to cook and I love that I now have time to cook. Like so many others, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Kinako and Black Sesame Milk Latte

Brand: Nittoh Found at: Bokkusu   For today’s first world problem: I miss drinks that come in sachets. Yes, in the midst of a global pandemic in which hospitals are overrun, jobs are disappearing, and everyone is more alone than ever, I am still able to find something banal to whine about. You’re welcome world.... Continue Reading →

Kuroi Kinako-San Dango Mochi

Brand: Yamayo Seika Found at: Bokkusu Location: Aichi Prefecture   Eating this is like licking a molasses desert.   The mochi itself is flavored with Japanese black sugar syrup, and this gives it a pleasant, brown-sugar flavor that’s not too powerfully sweet. But for all the moderation in the mochi flavoring, the coating of kinako... Continue Reading →

Power to the Purple

Brand: Innocent Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco   This tastes suspiciously like a cocktail. So suspiciously, that I actually checked the label to make sure that I had not inadvertently signed myself up for a boozy lunch. But I’ve always been a lover of a mocktail: from a virgin piña colada to a Sherly Temple,... Continue Reading →

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