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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

I PREPARED for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

You don’t have to believe me.

A friend of mine used to call snacks “snackums,” a practice I found super charming.

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE READING SNACKUMS.

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1. HOT DRINKS

blur close up coffee cup cup

WE HAVE HIT THE BEST-EVER READING SEASON.

TIME TO GET OUT THE READING SUPPLIES.

WE NEED:

  • WARM BATHS
  • SNUGGLY BLANKETS
  • COZY SWEATERS
  • MICROWAVE LAVENDER ANIMALS
  • PETS (optional)

AND…HOT DRINKS.

I like to drink tea, especially chamomile or apple spice.

I sometimes drink coffee, but that gets me too AMPED, so I stick to tea.

When winter hits, I switch to hot chocolate.

The importance of hot drinks to setting the right reading mood CANNOT be overstated.

 

2. ICE CREAM

bowl of chocolate ice cream with spoon

Whenever I have a stressful day, I come home needing a hot bath, a good book, and a bowl of ice cream.

…yes, all at the same time.

I swear by this.

(Bonus points for chocolate ice cream.)

(Also: I’m considering moving to a unit without a bath tub. I could try doing this in the shower…?)

(Ooh, I’ll buy a HOT TUB. This is a good use of my funds.)

 

3. COLD PIZZA

slice of pizza on white ceramic plate

I own multiple Bibles and I will swear on all of them that this is a good reading snack.

Pizza is my favorite food.

I like some cheesy, salty comfort bread when I’m reading something intense.

 

4. FANCY CHOCOLATE BARS

close up photography of chocolate bars on table

I’m talking FANCY.

Reading chocolate needs to be gourmet or fair-trade or salt-encrusted or filled or SOMETHING.

Reading is a sacred practice.

You can’t honor books with HERSHEY’S. COME ON.

This is another bathtime snack for me because READING + SNACKS + BATH IS A FORMULA THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

(Guittard’s Soleil d’Or bar is one of my favorites.)

(I also love Vosges but I haven’t been able to find it where I shop.)

 

5. M&MS

bowl of candies

…okay, I said Hershey’s chocolate wasn’t acceptable, but M&Ms are the exception.

THE CANDY SHELL PREVENTS THEM FROM MELTING.

(Unless you sit on them. Would not recommend.)

If you need a quick, colorful, chocolaty burst while reading, EAT M&MS.

(Why am I doing free advertising for M&Ms?)

 

6. CARAMELS

food dessert sweet caramel

Sometimes I get stressed out while reading and eat sweets like popcorn.

Caramels are my FAAAAAVORITE but they are rare in large quantities.

(Except for those apple-making caramels with the cellophane wrappers, but that’s too much work.)

Cocomels makes vegan, wrapper-free, chocolate-covered caramels that I can SHOVEL INTO MY MOUTH WHILE READING…IN THE BATH.

HAVE YOU NOTICED A THEME YET?

 

7. CHIPS

chips close colors crisps

(Or “crisps,” for non-American readers.)

Salt cures stress. It’s just science.

(Cannot verify that claim. Please don’t look it up.)

Fritos are my favorite, though I’ll take a bag of Kettle chips every few moons.

I get a thrill from combining two things I enjoy (in this case, junk food and reading.)

Reading by itself is great.

Reading + chips (crisps) is sublime.

 

8. CRACKERS

biscuits on gray bowl

I’m not supposed to eat Cheezits…but I love them.

I also love a nice box of Wheat Thins or some Pepperidge Farm butterfly crackers.

Boxes of crackers pair nicely with mystery novels.

 

9. PEA PUFFS

close up photo of pea pods

Are these just chips (CRISPS) under a different name?

POSSIBLY.

I love pea puffs!

I can eat a whole bag!

They’re super addicting. It’s a problem.

Upgrade to plain ol’ edamame if you like to be fancy.

(Refer to note about reading as a sacred practice.)

 

10. COOKIES

brown cookie sandwiches

Did I start this post as an excuse to gush about my favorite foods?

THAT’S NOT IMPORTANT.

For a read-a-thon, Oreos will do.

(That’s not a knock on Oreos. I love Oreos.

And Chips Ahoy!

And TimTams.)

For ULTIMATE cookie enjoyment, though, I get cookie delivery.

YOU HEARD ME.

Listen – a place in Seattle delivers cookies (AND ICE CREAM) until 2 AM.

And…THEY OFFER VEGAN OPTIONS.

I order from them…all the time.

Oh, uh, for READING purposes. Right.

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Making that list was a great palate cleanser!

Could this be a food review blog AS WELL as an unofficial Ronan Lynch fansite?

Hmm. I’ll have to think on this.

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Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

  1. See I know if I tried to read and eat in the bath I would just end up drowning myself. I just am that kind of special šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ AND PETS ARE NEVER OPTIONAL!!! They are better than the toasty microwave hottie things that I can’t remember the name of now…. And you know they also worship their humans…. I’m all about the worship šŸ‘šŸ» AND I THINK AFTER THIS FINE POST M&MS SHOULD SPONSOR YOU!!!! God I love m&ms. Although not actually the chocolate ones… Peanut. Good. Crispy. Good. Salted caramel. Really good. The peanut butter imported ones that I paid far too much money for one time EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!!!! I wish they were sold as standard here *sobs*

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    1. Haha eating in the bath probably isn’t a smart plan to begin with but I am either UNWISE OR A SILLY REBEL. BOTH? PERHAPS?
      Pets ARE optional…just because I live in a very tiny apartment with a strict pet policy. My dog lives with my parents. šŸ˜¦ So toasty microwave hottie things are the next best thing. Mine looks like an elephant! šŸ˜€
      THANK YOU! They SHOULD sponsor me!! Also, it is a TRAVESTY that peanut butter M&Ms aren’t a staple where you live!! Personally, I would do anything to get white chocolate M&Ms back. We had them when the second Pirates of the Caribbean came out and they’re SO GOOD. Can we set up a black market M&Ms exchange?

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