Quiche Lorraine

Brand: Morrisons Cost: £0.50 Found At: Morrisons   In this time of uncertainty, I am the queen of discount deli food.   For the past three weeks, the supermarkets have been pillaged for essentials: bread, eggs, flour, rice, pasta. Anything that will help get you through a pandemic or a hurricane has been whisked away... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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