Maple Syrup Hotcakes

Brand: Yaokin Found at: Bokkusu   TINY POCKET PANCAKES!   I’m a sucker for smaller versions of things – and these are particularly delightful. They taste almost exactly like pancakes with maple syrup – sweet and fluffy and full of maple nostalgia. On these cold, stormy winter days, there’s something so wonderful about being able... Continue Reading →

Wife Cake

Brand: Dong Wang Yang (Looking East) Cost: £1.60 Found at: Oaka Supercity   I went searching for moon cakes in Scotland in February and unsurprisingly met with very little success. I’ve been missing them lately but had forgotten that, even though there are many Chinese grocery stores in Glasgow, they are unlikely to stock a... 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 →

Smokey BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets

Brand: Eat Grub Cost: £1 Found at: Sainsbury’s   I was so confident when I bought these cricket snacks. I walked out of the Sainsbury’s with a self-righteous strut. “I’m going to eat these crickets,” I bragged to myself, as well I should. For DECADES I’ve been telling everyone that: a. we should eat bugs... Continue Reading →

Keema Lamb Samosa Stars

Brand: Morrisons Cost: £2 Found at: Morrisons   Years ago, I somehow got a hold of a free audiobook copy of Ken Albala’s “Great Courses” lectures on the history of food. (Its long and will make you crave food wherever you go, but I recommend it.) I spent many a long commute thinking about Indian... Continue Reading →

Nut Butter Balls

Brand: Deliciously Ella Cost: £1.80 Found at: Morrisons   This snack is offensive. I am offended by this snack.   It is such a flagrant waste of money. Worse still, it’s genuinely unappetizing. It’s a luxury tax on health nuts, and while I love me a tax on the wealthy, this blatant highway robbery makes... Continue Reading →

Luxury Scotch Egg

Brand: Sainsbury’s Cost: £1.35 Found at: Sainsbury’s I don’t know what makes this luxury. The packaging is a little fancier, and there is a little more deep-fried ground pork around my boiled egg, but it is not as if I bit in and thought I’d won the lottery. It tastes exactly the same as a... Continue Reading →

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