What Are You Reaching for at Snack Time?
Do we know what's the most favorite snack on the SouthCoast? Well, pretzels are considered to be the oldest snack in all of history, but popcorn is going toe to toe contending it is "the" oldest.
Since March 4 is National Snack Day, if you had to tell me one of your most favorite snacks, what would it be?
In fact, I'm snacking at this moment. I have a sampler plate of roasted garlic hummus, next to a short pile of Ritz crackers, sliced pepperoni, a spoonful of chicken salad, sliced Spanish and pitted Kalamata olives, and I grabbed a mozzarella cheese stick to culminate.
You think I'm certifiable? Take a look at what people are popping into their mouths elsewhere.
In Australia, fish and chip gelato is big. Would your tongue like the heat of a wasabi Kit-Kat? In South America, you just sit back as you pop these in your mouth. Roasted ants, that are rumored to be an aphrodisiac, as well.
When in Iceland, do as the Icelanders do. Hakarl, a popular snack, is cured and fermented shark meat that's notorious for its pungent smell. There's always the old standby in Scotland, haggis, and black pepper potato chips.
I can't let a national holiday like this pass without paying homage to Marmite. The country of origin is Great Britain. You either love it or you hate it, with its yeasty taste and very pungent smelling food spread that is a by-product of beer brewing. People who like it spread it very thinly on buttered toast, and say it makes a perfect snack.