Twirl

Brand: Cadbury Cost: £1 Found at: Iceland   I went to a liberal arts school and got myself a liberal arts degree. If drinks the Cool-Aid about cross-disciplinary collaboration, it’s me. Medical students should learn about anthropology, art history students should learn about chemistry, and philosophy students should be taken outside periodically and made to... Continue Reading →

Cornish Pasties

Brand: Ginsters Cost: £1 Found at: Iceland   Rick Steves taught me about Cornish pasties sometime in the late 1990s. I used to watch his travel shows religiously, dreaming about the days when I could go to Europe and see exotic things like meat and potatoes wrapped in pastry. And here I am, 20 years... Continue Reading →

Watermelon Fruit Crisps

Brand: Nim’s Cost: £1.15 Found at: Tesco   What do you get when you take the water out of a watermelon? I’m eating it, and I still don’t know. What I do know is that this is not some sanitized version of a watermelon – the greatest hits, so to speak – this is the... 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 →

Aero

Brand: Nestle Cost: £0.70 Found at: Tesco   Yuck. I mean, just yuck.   It may seem like I’ve got an ax to grind with Nestle. And I do – I think they are a corporation with a long history of corporate greed and avarice that has hurt people, particularly people at risk. But that’s... 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 →

Caramel Log

Brand: Tunnock’s Found at: Iceland Cost: £1 for 6   Even the most hardened Anglophile has to admit that the UK is far from perfect. The trains never seem to run on time, the government offices never seem to be reliable or consistent, and I’ve never seen anyone litter quite like the British. That being... Continue Reading →

Turkish Delight

Brand: Cadbury Cost: £0.40 Found at: Tesco   I did not know what Turkish delight was until just now, so for all those out there who (like me) only know it as a Narnia reference, Turkish delight is basically rose-flavored gelatine (about the consistency of a gummy bear on a hot day). This Cadbury Turkish... Continue Reading →

Vegan ‘No Pork’ Pies

Brand: Morrisons Cost: £3 Found at: Morrisons   I have always insisted (and quite loudly, too) that to truly enjoy vegan food, you need to stop trying to re-create non-vegan dishes. Stop trying to make meat happen, Gretchen. It’s not going to happen.   After all, there are SO many incredible dishes out there that... Continue Reading →

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