Giant Caplico – Strawberry

Brand: Glico Found at: Bokkusu   I don’t pretend to understand this giant, unmeltable ice-cream cone. It’s one of those things that asks more questions than it answers. Who at Glico was eating an ice cream cone and thought to themselves: “If only it were room temperature.”? What CEO or mid-level manager greenlit the idea... Continue Reading →

Enchanted Eggs

Brand: Galaxy Cost: £1 Found at: Iceland   It took me a long time to realize that I was extra. Looking back, it was a missed opportunity. I sent my first twenty years of existence living simply: wearing modest, plain, practical clothes. Eating modest, plain, practical food. Driving a modest, plain, practical car and spouting... Continue Reading →

Caramel Shortcake Bites

Brand: Thorntons Cost: £1.69 Found at: Tesco Why yes, I’m glad you asked. As it happens, I am buying these shortcake bites to share. In fact, I am bringing them to tea with my elegant and sophisticated friends (of whom I have many). Truth be told, I worry that 10 may be too few for... Continue Reading →

Salta Katten (Salt Cats)

Brand: Frazer Cost: 3.90KR Found at: Willy:s One of my father’s favorite anecdotes is The Story of The Salty Liquorice, a story told so often in my childhood that it has taken on its own identity. It revolves around his university roommate (a Swede) and her boyfriend (now husband of 30 years). The two of... Continue Reading →

Fruit-Tella

Brand: Perfetti Cost: 60p Found at: Tesco   Everyone knows that the pink starbursts are the best, the yellow starbursts are the worst, and the rest are just filler between the two. Fruit-Tella is only the pink starbursts. It is the Justified, to Starburst’s Celebrity – all Justin Timberlake, with none of the rest of... Continue Reading →

Caramel Log

Brand: Tunnock’s Found at: Iceland Cost: £1 for 6   Even the most hardened Anglophile has to admit that the UK is far from perfect. The trains never seem to run on time, the government offices never seem to be reliable or consistent, and I’ve never seen anyone litter quite like the British. That being... Continue Reading →

After Eight

Brand: Nestle Cost: £1.50 Found at: Morrisons   Once again, Nestle has me feeling deceived. Everything about these chocolates says elegance and sophistication. They come in a long, dark green box with a provocative name. Each square of chocolate is individually wrapped in its own little paper sleeve. When I reach for one, I feel... Continue Reading →

Julenisse

Brand: Cloetta Cost: 5.50 KR Found at: Coop   It's not a Nordic Christmas without strawberry marshmallow Santas! I actually really like these – they’re cute little marshmallow Santas in little, pink marshmallow Santa suits. They are about the consistency of a circus peanut and have that wonderful artificial strawberry flavor that instantly transports you... Continue Reading →

Turkish Delight

Brand: Cadbury Cost: £0.40 Found at: Tesco   I did not know what Turkish delight was until just now, so for all those out there who (like me) only know it as a Narnia reference, Turkish delight is basically rose-flavored gelatine (about the consistency of a gummy bear on a hot day). This Cadbury Turkish... Continue Reading →

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