Egg and Cress Sandwich

Brand: Tesco Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco   There has been nothing more wonderful during this time of quarantine than eating a sandwich that I did not make. I know that I am being ungrateful – I love to cook and I love that I now have time to cook. Like so many others, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Power to the Purple

Brand: Innocent Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco   This tastes suspiciously like a cocktail. So suspiciously, that I actually checked the label to make sure that I had not inadvertently signed myself up for a boozy lunch. But I’ve always been a lover of a mocktail: from a virgin piña colada to a Sherly Temple,... 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 →

Nākd Bakewell Tart

Brand: Nākd. Cost: £1 Found at: Tesco   At this point, I have never eaten a Bakewell tart, but I’ve eaten many things that are supposed to taste like Bakewell tarts. As far as I can tell, the original pastry is something akin to a pie made of jam and almond paste, and if it... Continue Reading →

Malt Loaf

Brand: Soreen Cost: £1.05 Found at: Tesco   The 13th-century serf in me is in heaven. Finally, the snack that captures the culinary tour-de-force of buttered bread. It is truly the sushi of Europe: so simple, so elegant, so delicate. And so overpriced. For £1.05, you get two credit-card-sized pieces of chewy molasses bread, and... Continue Reading →

Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Brand: Tesco Cost: £1 (with £3 lunch deal) Found at: Tesco This is my comfort sandwich. On those days when I’m feeling sick or frustrated or just plain hangry (I am a slave to my blood sugar, as Emil can attest). It’s got everything I need: fat, carbohydrates… eggs. It does not get soggy by... Continue Reading →

Bolt from the Blue

Brand: Innocent Cost: £1 (with £3 lunch deal) Found at: Tesco This is a tasty juice! Vaguely tropical, vaguely familiar and bright blue. (I'm a child of the Heinz EZ Squirt era - brightly, artificially colored food is a guaranteed way to get my money.) It’s sweet and tasty, but contrary to Innocent's health-conscious image,... Continue Reading →

Peanut Delight

Brand: nākd. Found at: Tesco Cost: £1 As an American, I take my peanut flavoring seriously. I will eat peanut butter straight out of the jar without so much as batting an eye. So, when I see something marketed as a peanut delight, I expect a full peanut experience. I expect to taste nothing but... Continue Reading →

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