Mayo Arare

Brand: Bokkusu Found at: Bokkusu   The polite way to describe these crackers is: “mayonnaise forward.” If you like eating Miracle Whip out of the jar but always wished it was crunchier, then these are the crackers for you. They are, to put it mildly, powerfully mayonnaise-flavored. In fairness, they are advertised as such, but... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Cornish Pasties

Brand: Ginsters Cost: £1 Found at: Iceland   Rick Steves taught me about Cornish pasties sometime in the late 1990s. I used to watch his travel shows religiously, dreaming about the days when I could go to Europe and see exotic things like meat and potatoes wrapped in pastry. And here I am, 20 years... 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 →

Watermelon Fruit Crisps

Brand: Nim’s Cost: £1.15 Found at: Tesco   What do you get when you take the water out of a watermelon? I’m eating it, and I still don’t know. What I do know is that this is not some sanitized version of a watermelon – the greatest hits, so to speak – this is the... 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 →

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