It is becoming a bit of a tradition that each Tuesday night after uni, a friend and I pick out a snack food for the train ride home. When I say tradition, this has been happening the three weeks now. And it has potential to carry on for another nine.
First we started at Coles. He got about 20 cheese slices and a packet of Grain Waves (those grainy chips). I got a nudie drink. Nothing too strange about that
The next time, nothing in Coles appealed. We only had eight minutes to go to get food. So we headed to the Asian grocer (which I love to buy sauces and spices from, and let me preface this by saying I am very open minded with food and love trying all types) and set ourselves a challenge. To pick something we’d never eat unless we were hungry and only had eight minutes until the train arrived. This was the perfect time!
He got a salty nut mix with those fishy tasting crackers and roasted broad beans. And a orange and apple juice.
I got a packet of custard cakes (of which I ate one). It was this brand.
It tasted like an alcohol soaked cake filled with butter.
I also got some prawn chips which tasted like it was made of seafood extender. I found it funny that something artificially flavoured tasted like something else artificially flavoured.
To wash it down, I got a can of coconut drink. I usually love cold coconut juice with chunks of coconut, but this tasted like creamy water. Creamy water.
Tonight we did the challenge again.
He got wasabi chips and a iced coffee.
My friend said I’d regret my choices.
I got dragonfruit drink which tasted a bit like creamy water again, but with pulp, and a little bit bubblegummy. It was sort of delicious. Sort of not.
I also got crispy seaweed. It claims to be ‘delicious with good nutrients from the sea’.
It looks like a lot of grass clippings put through a paper making sieve.
I am all for adding kelp to soup, and I love nori on sushi handrolls.
Let’s just say the crispy seaweed tasted like fish food. Hot and spicy fish food.
‘It tastes like fish food’! I exclaimed on the train. And I laughed and laughed.