Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits

Brand: Nairn’s Cost: 99p Found at: Lidl   These are absolutely lovely! They are crunchy and grainy and hardy, but the dark chocolate makes them more like a chocolate chip cookie than multigrain crackers. I feel like the fanciest horse in the stable and I love it.   The only downside is that I recently... Continue Reading →

Millionaire’s Tart

Brand: Lidl Deluxe Cost: ~£2 Found at: Lidl   “Sophie Wessex is ‘exactly what the royal family needs’ because she ‘just gets on with it’ and doesn’t take on projects that are ‘very glamourous,’ according to a royal expert.” said the notification from the Daily Mail that popped up on the “news” app of my... Continue Reading →

One-Bite Green Tea Warabi Mochi

Brand: Nagatanien Found At: Bokkusu   ‘A sweet and bitter green tea jelly that you eat from a package’ – described accurately, this snack hardly seems appealing. The packaging, too, is quite off-putting as only a packet of jelly can be. But as unappetizing as it seems, the taste is something transcendent – that quintessential... Continue Reading →

Heinz Beanz

Brand: Heinz Cost: 85p Found at: Sainsbury’s   I don’t know what it is, but during this lockdown, all I want to watch are Westerns. It might be sweeping vistas and wide-open prairie lands that are so inaccessible from my dorm room. It might be the visibility of an enemy dressed in a black cowboy... Continue Reading →

Feines Kleingeback Hazelnut Slice

Brand: Alpen Fest Cost: £1.50 Found at: Lidl   If Nutella on toast dressed up to go to a cocktail party, this is what it would look like. It’s got a fancy German name, gold-colored packaging, and a jaunty parallelogram shape, but I know a classic, hometown snack when I taste one. It reminds me... Continue Reading →

Crispy Chewy Shonan Gold

Brand: Shonan Toffee Found At: Bokkusu   This candy disintegrates faster than my self-control when encountering any temptation. Sitting in its packaging, it’s quite sturdy - I’ve tried to crush it with no success. Yet as soon as you pop it in your mouth, it shatters into a fine, lemony powder. It’s how I imagine... Continue Reading →

Digestive Thins Dark Chocolate

Brand: McVittie’s Cost: 99p Found at: Lidl   There are days when I need love. There are days when I need fulfillment. And then there are days when I need to eat a box of chocolate digestives in bed. Let’s just call it “self-care” and say no more about it.   Clearly, these thin chocolate... Continue Reading →

Iron Bru Pastilles

Brand: Buchannan’s Cost: £1.25 Found at: Tesco   Whoever said that whiskey is the national drink of Scotland has clearly never been to Scotland. Sure, I see my fair share of whiskey about, but it is nothing compared to Iron Bru. Every shop, every food truck, every pile of trash on the side of the... Continue Reading →

Gooseberry Fool

Brand: Tesco Cost: 65p Found at: Tesco My mother’s approach to gardening is a two-stage affair: the first strange is to plant strange and unusual vegetables to see what will grow in the uncooperative Washington weather. The second stage is to spend the next decade desperately trying to rid the garden of a plant that... Continue Reading →

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