Blogger Boggle: Favorite After School Snack
Editors’ Note: Blogger Boggle is the new ES interview series. You know, it’s hard thinking of snarky commentary every day, so we’ve opened up the labor pool to our fellow food bloggers.
This week we’re reminiscing about our favorite after school snacks.
Banana with peanut butter & chocolate chips. Hot damn that was a great combo. Runner up: Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter & raisins) Apparently I liked snacks that were “playful.” No “Doritos” or something generic for me— it’s all about Moms who take the time to prepare the fun stuff.
—Jon Eick, So Good
Back in High School I used to make this sandwich that I just called “The Egg Sandwich.” There was only one egg on it, but it also had like 4 or 5 slices of cheap American cheese, and I buttered both sides of the bread. Delicious. Then I would go play soccer for two hours. These days I’ve substituted the sandwich with beer and the soccer with watching my cat chase a laser pointer.
I grew up in Macon, Ga. so you have to excuse me and since I’m fucking old, I date myself with a really cold bottle of Coke (glass with the name of the bottling company on the bottom) with M&M’s added til they would make the coke fizz over the top … and then drink it fast and eat the candy …
—Michael Birchenall, FOODSERVICE MONTHLY’S Sauce on the Side
Back in the day, a simple sandwich would do me fine… as I got older, it got more complicated. I think now when I get home from school, I just rummage in the fridge and at most, fry an egg to slap on top of rice and/or leftover veggies and I’m good… wait, that’s not a snack is it? (ummm, this is probably the part where someone jumps in and yells “This is why you’re fat!” right?)
—Yvo Sin, Feisty Foodie
Growing up we had the most unhealthy, non-nutritious snacks you can imagine waiting for us when we got home. Yodels, Ring Dings, Entenman’s chocolate donuts: that was our after-school diet. I’d grab one or two processed chocolate cakey things and sit on the couch and watch “Tiny Toons” and “Animaniacs” and bliss out on my chemical sugar high.
—Adam Roberts, Amateur Gourmet
As a kid, the minute my mother’s car cleared the driveway, I went straight for the peanut butter jar with a spoon. (Kids: don’t try this at home! It turns out you can choke to death that way! For reals!)
—Kristen Bonardi Rapp, gezellig-girl.com
I lived for watching Batman the Animated Series while munching on a Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls. I’m not sure how it all started, but perfectly deconstructing a Swiss Cake Roll was the highlight of almost every afternoon. A fairly involved two stage process, it began by carefully removing the outside chocolate coating, ideally in one, solid layer and nibbling the bottom ends and sides of the harder to reach chocolate. Once thoroughly “cleaned” it was only a mater of unrolling the swirled cake from the cream enjoying only a half a roll at a time until there was nothing left. I doubt I do, or will ever do, anything as meticulously as I did while eating that treat and watching the caped crusader.
—Bliz, A Moveable Feast and Endless Simmer
What was your favorite after school snack?