Snack Stack

Snack Stack
A bite-sized newsletter about snacks around the world, with three new snacks every week. Flavored with curiosity.
Created 19 Apr 2021
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  • The snack that's thin when savory and thick when sweet
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello, Snackers. Today on Snack Stack: Martabak The basics Two variations, fairly different, same name. The savory kind is a thin, thin roti-like dough stretched over eggs and other ingredients, not u...
  • The snack that evolved into more famous snacks
    20 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome back to Snack Stack, the newsletter that explores the history, origins, and cultural significance of snacks. It’s Wednesday (yay!) so this snack is free for everyone; paid subscribers get addi...
  • The snack you might know as 호도과자
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello, Snackers. Today on Snack Stack: Hodu-gwaja The basics Little cookies made with walnut flour and chopped-up pieces of (you guessed it) walnut, with a red bean paste filling. The place Korea (ori...
  • The snack that is a tasty "small lump"
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello, Snackers. Today on Snack Stack: Pakora The basics A fritter consisting of chopped-up vegetables (and sometimes meat or cheese) coated in a batter (usually made with chickpeas) and deep-fried. T...
  • The snack that's fishy and so very old-fashioned
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Welcome back to Snack Stack, the newsletter that explores the history, origins, and cultural significance of snacks. It’s Wednesday (yay!) so this snack is free for everyone (double yay!); paid subscr...
  • The snack that's the *other* candy corn
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello, Snackers. Today we’re having … Corn Candy The basics Not candy in the shape of corn kernels but actual corn made into a type of candy or candy that tastes like corn. The place Maybe Peru? Maybe...
  • The snack with a government warning
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello, Snackers. It’s Chewy Candy Week! We sampled some Swedish Fish on Monday and went deep on the history of gummi worms on Wednesday. Today, we tackle our most controversial snack yet: Salty licori...
  • The snack that squiggled to success
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Welcome back to Snack Stack, the newsletter that explores the history, origins, and cultural significance of snacks. There’s a free snack every Wednesday and paid subscribers also get snacks on Monday...
  • The snack that's red, sweet, and fishy
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello, Snackers. It’s Chewy Candy Week! We’ll cover gummi worms on Wednesday (I’ve been working on that one already and it turns out to be a doozy) and the infamous salty licorice on Friday, but today...
  • The snack with the horrifying name
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Hello, Snackers. Another late one today, please enjoy it over breakfast on Saturday morning. Flies’ Cemetery Photo via Wikipedia The basics A sweet treat with a shortbread biscuit on top and bottom an...
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