Cadbury Oreo Crème Eggs

Brand: Cadbury Cost: 50p Found at: Sainsbury’s   After a few short years as a teacher, the contents of my purse has forever changed. It used to be that I could leave the house with nothing more than my ID, credit card, and Motorola Razr (RIP) and I would be fine for the rest of... Continue Reading →

Lemon Mints

Brand: Peppersmith Cost: £1 Found at: Sainsbury’s   In this time of pandemic, there’s a lot of conflicting advice about how to keep yourself safe. Should I buy a mask? Should I make hand sanitizer out of Tito’s vodka? Should I replace handshakes with the trendier and more sanitary fist bumps? There’s so much information... Continue Reading →

Choc Orange Bar

Brand: Sainsbury’s Cost: 35p Found at: Sainsbury’s   The packaging on this chocolate bar is highly suspect: “an alternative to milk chocolate.” There’s a lot of wiggle room in the word “alternative” when it comes to food - one might even say too much. It is also concerning that the bar itself is not described... Continue Reading →

Wine Gums

Brand: Maynards Bassetts Cost: 65p Found at: Sainsbury’s   When it comes to alcohol, I always assumed that the US was fairly liberal. After all, in Washington, you can now buy booze at the grocery store – on a Sunday no less! But then I came to the UK and realized that, in the American... Continue Reading →

Beetroot and Turmeric Wrap with Ginger Slaw

Brand: Sainsbury’s On the Go Cost: £3 Found at: Sainsbury’s   This is one of those snacks that feels like it was created by a marketing team with a dartboard of buzzwords. It’s got pickles, it’s got root vegetables, it’s got turmeric – it’s got so many healthy things that you cannot call yourself health... 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 →

Orkney Thin Oatcakes

Brand: Stockan’s Cost: £0.60 Found at: Sainsbury’s   On the minus side, these flat oat crackers taste and look like starchy cardboard. On the plus side, they are an amazing base for cream cheese. And while I usually judge snacks on their own merits alone, with these quarter-circles of blandness I feel weirdly compelled to... Continue Reading →

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Kettle Chips

Brand: Kettle Cost: £0.90 Found at: Sainsbury’s   Being ladies of great refinement and taste, cruelly underfinanced for the lavish lifestyle to which we wish we could become accustomed, several female classmates and I took decided to visit Pollok house for the weekend to bask in a state of refinement. The house itself is a... 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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