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 →

White Strawberry

Brand: Bokkusu Found at: Bokkusu Cost: $3   I don’t know how they did it. I don’t know why they did it. But I have never loved anything so much in my life. This is a freeze-dried strawberry that has somehow been infused with white chocolate and it is outrageously good. It looks exactly like... 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 →

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 →

Coconut Bar

Brand: Cofresh Cost: £0.39 Found at: Tesco   I am sure that there is such a thing as too much coconut. One day, I will eat something and think to myself: ‘that was a little too much coconut for me.’ I genuinely thought that this coconut bar might be the one to send me over... Continue Reading →

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