This is a pretty lax week in the Lifestyle section, honestly. Food reviews, fun columns, finding out the best places to sleep on campus and such. Look, sometimes we really do have to take it easy! It’s just a nice thing to do sometimes. For once, nothing too engaging in these pages, let alone asking you to care about anything. Isn’t that so tiring? God, right? I can barely keep up too.
So while a good bunch of these are provided by our bestie contributor Gabbie De Baron, we on the Craccum team have a couple more suggestions that may be to your taste… or not. Whatever! Consume what you want, our life expectancies are shorter than those of our parents anyway. Yay!
Peanut Butter and Luncheon: Uhhhh, pretty odd honestly. I saw my flattie have this during lockdown, and I was convinced she was nuts, literally, but on a hot plate of fried luncheon, try slabbing some smooth peanut butter and honestly, the dynamic is insane. Sweet , salty, and a bit of umami? Stfu for real !! So lit. Level it up with a crunchy peanut butter.
Corn chips and Ketchup: I love a good ketchup. Whether that’s a banana one or a plain one, ketchup is where it’s at. Countdown has these Organic BBQ chips from their macro line, and when you dip it in ketchup it’s literally a flavour explosion. It’s basically a beginner’s nacho plate! And honestly, add cheese if you want, chuck it in the oven, and you’ve got a fucking foodgasm. All truth, no lies.
Sriracha and Chili Flakes on Toast: I’m notorious for sauces, what can I say! I love anything spicy honestly, but when you put Sriracha and chili flakes on a double-toasted piece of toast, there’s a crunch that can’t be replicated. Truly. Want it to have more flavour, but also be a bit tamer on the spice? Add seaweed. Definitely my main comfort snack.
Special K and Loose Black Tea: Sometimes, during the busiest parts of the semester, I find there’s not enough time to sit down to eat breakfast. I need food that’s quick, tasty, and easy. I’m not quite sure how it started (or what state of mind I was in when I first tried it), but I’ve been taking handfuls of Special K and loose T2 Black Tea, and shoving them into my gob as a substitute for real breakfast. It’s so crunchy and herbally, giving me a hit of caffeine and sugar to launch me into my day. My friends think that it’s fucking feral, but it makes me feel alive.
Chocolate Cheese: When I was like eight or nine, I was frustrated at my mother, who was tired of my extremely repetitive eating habits. I decided to show her up. There wasn’t much to use, but I decided that my Unique Cool Meal would be the usual melted cheese on bread, but just before you stick the food in the microwave, sprinkling some ovaltine on the cheese. It’s good! It’s fine! It’s… there! When the ovaltine melts together like an amorphous little blob, it’s sexy.
Chili Lime Tuna + Indomie Hot & Spicy: Yeah, this one is a little bit more Poverty Menu at Countdown (or Menu Pauvreté at New World), but sometimes you just have to make do with what is available on the Onecard Special. Nothing fancy here, just plop the tuna mix into the pot—it actually doesn’t stick to the side of the pot like you would think, the ramen surprisingly doesn’t want to let go of it. Also helps to let the noodles become a bit fatter/softer than you might ordinarily go for.
Grapes + mayonnaise, fries + ice cream, Chinese Century Egg + chocolate, Peri Peri mayo + ramen, blueberries + steak, salty watermelon, grilled watermelon, pickles + ice cream, pickles + fried chicken, pickles + chocolate, pickles + peanut butter…….. what.