Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Kettle Chips

Brand: Kettle Cost: £0.90 Found at: Sainsbury’s   Being ladies of great refinement and taste, cruelly underfinanced for the lavish lifestyle to which we wish we could become accustomed, several female classmates and I took decided to visit Pollok house for the weekend to bask in a state of refinement. The house itself is a... Continue Reading →

Lightly Salted Vegetable Chips

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £1.00 Found at: Morrison’s Every day, I try to take a little time out to be grateful for having been born in the era of hipster nonsense. Sure, I have to put up with such silly things as puppuccinos, edible bentonite clay, and monetized Whole 30 Instagram accounts, but life is about... Continue Reading →

Star Chip Chocolates

Brand: Fujiya & YBC Cost: 130 yen Found at: Family Mart   After the first chocolate, I thought to myself, “Ah, yes - just another gimmick to sell chocolates.” The second chocolate confirmed my suspicions: the chips were not nearly salty enough to be truly delicious. The third chocolate, eaten in the interest of fairness,... Continue Reading →

Banana Chips Chocolate

Brand: Jun Chocolate Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   Shonen Knife is a Japanese all-girl punk band formed in 1981 that sings about food. It’s not the only thing they sing about, but it is a major feature in their discography with such hits as “I Wanna Eat Cookies” and “Ramen Rock.” From the... Continue Reading →

Grand Jagabee – Truffle Salt

Brand: Calbee Cost: 152 yen Found at: Lawson If you took a potato, sliced it into French-fry sized quadrants, rubbed those quadrants vigorously in your armpits, and then freeze-dried them, you would have a rough approximation of the Grand Jagabee’s truffle salt chips. They are not horrific, but they certainly provide that pungent, truffle trademark... Continue Reading →

Deep Fried Round Rice Cracker

Brand: Amanoya Cost: 108 yen Found at: Lawson   These rice crackers are extremely dangerous for me to have around the house for a couple of reasons: They are delicious (they have a sweet-salty-savory flavor and a satisfying crunch that is impossible for me to resist. It hits all my food favorites in one go.)... Continue Reading →

VEGIPS

Brand: Calbee Cost: 148 yen Found At: Lawsons   When I first came to Japan, I imagined the convenience store was some sort of bastion of egalitarianism. Rich or poor, young or old, powerful or powerless, I assumed that everyone shopped at the same convenience stores and ate the same snacks and sweets. Partially fueled... Continue Reading →

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