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 →

Twirl

Brand: Cadbury Cost: £1 Found at: Iceland   I went to a liberal arts school and got myself a liberal arts degree. If drinks the Cool-Aid about cross-disciplinary collaboration, it’s me. Medical students should learn about anthropology, art history students should learn about chemistry, and philosophy students should be taken outside periodically and made to... 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 →

Knoppers

Brand: Storck Cost: 11.90KR for 3 Found at: Willy:s   Emil drinks dark coffee. Not Christian Bale’s Batman dark (where you drink it and think, “wow, that’s pretty heavy”) but something more akin to Grave of the Fireflies dark (where you take a sip and want to start crying). It’s the kind of coffee you... Continue Reading →

Aero

Brand: Nestle Cost: £0.70 Found at: Tesco   Yuck. I mean, just yuck.   It may seem like I’ve got an ax to grind with Nestle. And I do – I think they are a corporation with a long history of corporate greed and avarice that has hurt people, particularly people at risk. But that’s... 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 →

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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