Friday Five: 5 Bookish Snacks

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first Friday Five post. I’m joining Molly from Molly’s Madness in this meme. I’ve seen various iterations of Friday Five around the Internet, but this one is book-themed.

This week’s topic: Top five reading snacks

This was a tricky topic as I tend not to allow myself too many snacks while doing things like reading. My problem is I graze mindlessly and next thing I know I’ve polished off an entire block of chocolate or something. But these are the things I would choose if that wasn’t an issue.

5. Pretzels

If you’re looking for something savoury but don’t want anything greasy that will get fingerprints all over your book, pretzels are a good alternative to crisps. I could easily polish off a whole packet though I’m supposed to watch my salt intake, so I’d have to just pour myself a small bowl and ration it over my reading session.

4 . Cheese and crackers

This can be anything from Jatz and Homeband Tasty to fancy fruit and nut crackers with Brie or Camembert. Probably a good match with some character-driven literary fiction. Hey, now there’s an idea for a blog series: matching snacks to books as you do meals with wine.

3. Chocolate

I mean, duh. Bonus if it’s the ones with different flavoured cremes in the middle. I don’t know why, but Cadbury Roses is the vibe I’m getting when I think books + chocolate.  Though in googling that link I discovered they’ve changed a bunch of flavours and the wrappers, so it’s possible this reading experience would be wholly disappointing now.

2. Fresh fruit

Things like grapes or strawberries are particularly good because you can have a bowl full of them and just grab some whenever you need. Plus, it’s totally healthy! (Shhh, sugar? What sugar?)

1. Hot beverage

I usually do actually have a cuppa of some sort with my while I’m reading. I’m mostly a coffee in the morning, tea for the rest of the day type of person. I used to drink a lot more hot chocolate but I think maybe the combination of milk and it being very sweet makes it kind of hard on my stomach nowadays.