Heyo, so I’ve more or less revived, and just in time to tell you about my new snack creation. Because I am kind of a black hole I can frequently be found grazing in our little kitchen. Midday arepa break? Sounds great. Evening scrambled eggs with ketchup? Mmm. It’s not that I don’t eat meals, I think I just have a fast metabolism and need in-between meals. Which just means more opportunities for good food. This brings us to this particular delicacy:
Then, acquire some overpriced peanutbutter. We hunted the stuff down at Carrefour, since it’s really a very U.S. thing, and found one disappointingly small jar. It was made in Colombia though, so we can only hope it becomes more popular. Put this on your crackers. (re-reading this has caused me mild internal struggles—is it overpriced, or is everything in the US just subsidized and made through questionable means? probably)
Here’s where we get crazy: whip out some arequipe (dulce de leche) and put this on crackers. Then combine your peanut-butter cracker with your arequipe cracker for salty-sweet sandwich crunchy deliciousness. As you can see above, we found some coconut arequipe and this works equally well if not better (although probably near-impossible to find stateside). Have at it.
and well, if you’re eating crackers, you’ll probably want some milk to go with them.
Most of the milk here comes in smallish bags (which you buy amassed in a larger bag) so that you can get a lot but it stays fresh longer. Initially I found this disconcerting and reminiscent of south LA public school kids who would squirt it at each other, but I have since come around to see the practicality of this. Especially when you have little plastic milk holder things anyway.
What are your favorite snack things that secretly reveal things about the country you are in? Or not, all food thoughts are good.