With exams coming up, the Craccum team decided to come together one last time to tell you about our favourite study snaccs.
Cam – Arnott’s Iced Animals
Holy fuck, how good are Iced Animals? I used to love these as a kid and now when I’m trying to study – procrastinating – I do love a wee iced animal. They’re perfect for that mid afternoon sugar craving and they’re fun and make me feel like a kid again… until I remember I’m a university student and I have to study.
Talia – Thin-Cut Salt and Vinegar Chips
As soon as I open a bag of these little bastards, I go into a trance. My hand moves automatically. My eyes roll back in my head.
I black out. When I come around, half the bag is gone, my keyboard is covered in crumbs, and I’ve ingested so much salt that I’m basically the Pacific Ocean. Naturally, I then need a can of coke to quench my thirst. It’s like these thin-ass chips have some sort of magic power that makes me crave saturated fat. They should be considered a Class A drug.
Ella – Squiggles Bites
Squiggles bites are basically just mini squiggles. There’s something about food being made in a mini size that makes it taste ten times better. I also have a very intense addiction to chocolate, which may contribute to my love for these.
Dan – Apples and a Banana
Nah, just fucking with you. The best study snack is any snack which makes you feel mildly guilty while you eat it. Not too guilty (that would just be stressful), but you can’t not feel guilty either (otherwise you don’t get that little buzz of excitement from ripping open the packet). Personally, I like guzzling fruit bursts until I feel like my head is about to pop off. They’re absolutely terrible for my study (when I’m on a sugar high I can’t focus at all), but I like the little colours, so it’s okay.
Maddy – Pistachios
My wallet is really mad at me for this indulgence, but I can’t help but inhale a shit ton of pistachios when I’m working. I used to have a massive weak spot for Chunky KitKats – I made the switch in an effort to be a bit healthier during the final few weeks of uni. Unfortunately, the rate I eat them at is probably not doing my body any favours. I have them in a jar on my desk, and I’ve usually cracked it open by about 10am. They aren’t the easiest snack in the world, mainly because I have to drag my concentration off of my laptop and on to those tough little shells. Honestly, I kind of like how they make me work for it.
Eda – Girl Guide Biscuits
Need I say more? If they can cheer up a sad Nikki Kaye, then what can’t they do? Such a modest, yet delectable and dangerously addictive treat. They must be hiding something on the ingredients list because I can’t find cocaine or MSG on the packet. Maybe it’s antioxidant 307B. Oh, also, if you’re eating the species of GG biscuits without the chocolate backing, then what are you? Satan’s spawn?
Lachlan – Hot Crunchy Cheetos
Thanks to the joys of globalism, Cheetos are now not a lowbrow delicacy enjoyed only through the rarest of purveyors of American specialities. No, now you can buy marked up bags of Worse Chuncheese anywhere in the country! However, while Cheetos are inferior in most ways to a good bag of Chuncheese or Cheese Balls, these options do not have sexy spicy variants. And Hot Crunchy Cheetos simply hit the spot there!!!!!! (Note: do not eat while typing, you sicko.)
Justin – Chocolate, specifically Whittakers’ Berry & Biscuits
I always like something sweet and rich to wash down the pain of writing (and the bitterness after seeing the disappointing grade that follows.) Eating berry and biscuits chocolate is already a sensual adventure on its own – the sweetness of the chocolate, the chewy berry sweets, and the crunchy biscuit is a symphony of textures and flavours. Marvelous.