Merel, owner of Lotus Writings, came up with the Snack Tag a while ago. A tag in which you spill the beans about your most loved snacks and all other guilty pleasures (snack related that is). Alright, this sounds like this could be the unhealthiest list ever. Because snacking is unhealthy. Right? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
Snack Tag Q&A
But don’t worry, I’m not going to play the health guru now. On the contrary. I’m going to answer every question in all honesty. There’s no denying that there are quite a lot of healthy snacks and sometimes, I do like them better than the unhealthy kind. And, there really are people who actually hate a BigMac or French fries smothered with toppings (well, I’m certainly not one of them). Anyway, I totally liked this tag (as I love to snack, obviously) and decided to fill it out too. So here it is.
What’s your favourite fast food restaurant?
I’ve always loved McDonald’s, but since we’ve moved to Belgium, I have a new favourite, called Quick. I think the burgers are really tastier, but I’m especially fan of their salads. The McDonald’s salads are usually just iceberg lettuce with two cherry tomatoes, not much else. Salads at Quick have so much more ingredients. Absolutely delicious.
Sweet or salty popcorn?
Absolutely salty popcorn. Even as a kid, I liked salty popcorn better. I don’t hate the sweet variety, but I always rather go for the heartier snack types. The same goes for popcorn. Salty popcorn even classifies as a healthy snack. No added sugars, hardly any fat. But that’s a side issue 😉
What’s your favourite ice cream?
Real Italian ice cream, preferably hazelnut or lemon. But there are so many new flavours nowadays, that I often end up trying new ones. Just recently, I’ve tried ‘heavenly mud’ (reminded me of chocolate mousse) and ‘fleur de sel’ (caramel sea salt). Talking about guilty pleasures…
Describe the best cake or pie you’ve ever eaten
That must have been about 10 years ago at a bistro. On the menu, under desserts, they had Voodoo Pie, a killer chocolate cake. And indeed, it was killing. In the best way imaginable though, as in ‘that was so good but now I can’t move anymore’ kind of way. The smoothest chocolate cake with chocolate ganache AND chocolate glaze. A tiny piece with huge effect. My ultimate brownie has a similar effect, just so you know 😉
Delivery to your door or making snacks at home?
There is not much food delivery service where we live. And we’re quite close to a pizzeria and a fast food place, we could easily get it ourselves. We mostly make our own snacks. A nice dip or a simple cheese platter are our go-to snacks.
Cheese platter or bowl of M&M’s?
Even though I loooove chocolate, I often prefer something hearty, so I’d say the cheese platter. Yummy cheese, glass of wine…
What is your favourite snack during the day?
That depends. Actually, I don’t often eat chocolate or cookies as snack during the day. I’d rather take that with a cup of coffee or after dinner. As a daytime snack, I like fruits or veggies (such as small cucumber, cherry tomatoes of mini bell peppers) a lot. But I also might take a piece of salami or cheese.
Warm or cold apple pie?
Both, really. But if I have to choose a favourite, warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream…
What do you order when at a sidewalk café?
For a meal or with a drink? As a meal, I like a salad or oven baked nachos smothered in cheese. As a snack with a drink, definitely cheese, salami and typically Dutch ‘bitterballen’ (a deep-fried snack, that consists of sort of a thick gravy with slow cooked beef, with a panko crust).
Which deep-fried snack will you order with your French fries?
This is again typically Dutch and Belgian, eating all kinds of deep-fried snacks with French fries from a snack bar. I’ve always loved a ‘sito-stick’, cubed ham and onions on a stick, covered in batter and deep-fried. As well as a ‘mexicano’ (spicy sausage shaped like ribs) or a ‘goulashkroket’ (which is actually like the ‘bitterbal’ but a longer version and the gravy tastes like goulash). However, our local snack bar now has something so utterly delicious: homemade spring rolls. They resemble Vietnamese spring rolls, but are larger. We’re all fans now.
What is your favourite chips/crisps flavour?
Bolognese. My number one favourite, but I have to admit I love all types of chips/crisps. I’m an addict. Put a bowl in front of me, and I can’t stop.
Now I’m curious: what are your snacking habits. If you’re a blogger and doing the tag, please let me know and I’ll stop by! Please mention the tag was first done by Merel.
Thank you for reading!