Due to my new job, I have been slacking on blogging. I've been coming home from work and collapsing on the couch while dunking my aching/bleeding/blistered feet in a tub of cold water. My coworkers have told me that my feet will toughen up, but seeing as this is likely a temporary job, I don't think that it will happen in time to make a difference. On the upside, I am making a lot of money and losing weight. After every shift, I feel like I've run a half marathon in heels...because I practically have! This lack of blogging means that I didn't get through my entire Cost Plus mystery bag prior to Dan coming home from Europe. Not only that, but he brought a whole bunch of treats from both England and Sweden (I'm branching out beyond the UK) for me to try and use in this blog segment. Some of it's strange and exotic and a lot have quirky names and fun packaging. It all makes American snack food seem very dull.
I'm going to start with one of the Swedish treats. Dan lived in Sweden and he told me that this is a popular candy.
Made by Malaco, Gott Blandat Salt (naturally the only thing that I understand is the salt part) is black liquorice dusted with very finely ground salt. The salt gives it an initial bite, but then the taste of liquorice is so overpowering that the salt is drowned. I feel that this treat, although not terrible, must be an acquired taste. You must really love liquorice to find it appealing. The candy is shaped like shells and starfish, cute touch.
I am sticking with one review tonight, because I am still stuffed from the delicious Tuna Casserole that Dan made for dinner. I'm not sure that the casserole is English, but Dan said "Go take a picture for your blog"...so here it is...
It was really good and he made it for me even though he was exhausted from a very long day of travel. I am so happy to have him home!