Kiwidutch has sensibly learned to love Maltesers, despite the heresy of first mistaking them for faux-Crunchies.
It led to me think that there’s not much you don’t know about my likes, dislikes and loves.
Then I opened a packet of cheese & onion crisps and it occurred to me - hold your breath because I don’t think you’re going to believe this – if I had to give up either cheese & onion crisps or Maltesers, I would give up Maltesers.
I had a think about why I never mention my favourite snack on this blog and I realise it’s because Maltesers don’t give you bad breath, but cheese & onion crisps do. I don’t want my readers going away with a bad smell under their noses. Think about it – you can smell them now, can’t you? And it’s horrible, isn’t it? I want you to think of me as sweet-smelling. There’s nothing worse than someone else eating cheese & onion crisps when you’re not. Okay, war and famine and earthquakes are worse, but admit it – halitosis isn’t far behind.
Here is my ideal snack break:
- A packet of cheese & onion crisps – slowly suck off the flavour, savouring the taste. But do it in-mouth; licking is simply bad manners, even when eating alone.
- A packet of Maltesers - slowly suck off the flavour, savouring the taste. But do it in-mouth; licking is simply bad manners, even when eating alone.
- A mug of Earl Grey tea, black. Drink at optimum temperature i.e. has been standing 21 minutes if large mug; 17 minutes for small mug. Should be just hot enough to meet the criteria for being a hot drink i.e. hot, but cool enough not to leave you needing a palate graft. It is a fine art and many a perfect snack time has been destroyed by me jumping up and doing the burney tongue dance around the living room. A too-cool cup can be re-heated in the microwave, but the effect is already ruined, so I generally don’t bother. It’s like enjoying that first mug of tea so much you make another, which never tastes the same.
- Mint chewing gum to disguise the bad breath until a toothbrush can be accessed.
What’s your ideal snack break?