Earl Grey All Butter Shortbread

Brand: Lidl Deluxe Scottish Collection Cost: £1.29 Found at: Lidl Glasgow and Tacoma are so similar that I sometimes forget that I have moved abroad at all. Tacoma is a seaport with a temperate climate, Glasgow is a seaport with a temperate climate. Tacoma has a historic reputation for a drugs and crime, Glasgow has... Continue Reading →

Eccles Cakes

Brand: Lancashire Eccles Cakes Ltd.  Cost: £1.80 Found at: Tesco As an American living in the UK, I keep running into place names that sound made-up. Newcastle upon Tyne, Blackpool, Ipswich, and Swansea all seem like they’ve been lifted wholesale from the novels of CS Lewis or JRR Tolkien. Asking people about their hometowns, I... Continue Reading →

Invigorate

Brand: Innocent Cost: £1 (Meal Deal) Found at: Tesco Every Sunday, I go for a walk. A long walk – as far as I can go on food before my hips stiffen up and I start waddling like an adventurous penguin. It’s become the closest thing I have to travel during quarantine: I choose a... Continue Reading →

Scottish Raspberry Lollies

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £2 Found at: Morrison’s I bought these because they were all natural but then was displeased when they were extremely pulpy. Honestly, that’s on me. I really should have known better. Nevertheless, it seems like these popsicles are more natural then they really need to be. As far as I can tell,... Continue Reading →

Mini Dessert with Dark Chocolate

Brand: Deluxe Cost: 85p Found at: Lidl This is a fairly standard little cup of chocolate mousse. It’s rich and creamy and has a little bit of chocolate crumble at the bottom – honestly, what more could you ask for? But what sets this apart from all the other pudding cups in the dessert isle... Continue Reading →

Sentouchi Lemon Pie

Brand: Furuta Seika Found at: Bokkusu My friend Mackenzie is a picky eater. This would usually be a problem for me. In the past, I have struggled to cultivate empathy for the food shy – my slightly Victorian upbringing has left me with the misguided impression that all of life’s problems can be solved with... Continue Reading →

Raspberry Tarts

Brand: Morton’s Rolls Cost: £2 Found At: Morrison’s Even as an American, my pancreas has never had to work so hard. This is easily one of the sweetest things I have ever eaten in my life – sweeter than marshmallows and sugar cubes and Japanese tea sweets made of pressed sugar. Hands down, no question,... Continue Reading →

Smoked Bacon and Cheese Pies

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £1.30 Found at: Morrison’s Salt, fat, and pastry. At various points in my young, female life, I’ve cut one or all of these things out of my life. Out of curiosity, boredom, self-righteousness, or good old-fashioned body dysmorphia, I have tried just about every elimination diet out there. I’ve been vegan, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Double Raspberry

Brand: Magnum Cost: £2 Found at: Morrison’s             There’s a heatwave in Glasgow, with temperatures hovering around 25°C (~80°F), and it’s like the pandemic has hit all over again. People are sheltering in their homes, air-conditioned grocery stores are crowded, and everyone looks slightly distressed.             Of course, not everyone is suffering from the unseasonable... Continue Reading →

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