Monday, February 13, 2006

Goodbye, Timbits! Hello, Deep-Fried Mars Bars!

One of the things i miss most about Glasgow (and the UK, in general) is the junk food. Don't get me wrong: i also appreciate the fine landscapes, history, plethora of tea, pub rituals, and culture. However, it's the sweets and chocolates of the land that i often reminisce about.

Tunnock's Tea Cakes, Jelly Tots, Irn Bru, and the best Indian food i have ever eaten in my life; all are gifts from the Gods who took pity on the wet and moist lands of Scotland.

Is it any wonder that i gained 10 pounds while studying on exchange in Glasgow. It was so worth it though.

However, when it comes to top cuisine and the availability of such, Toronto wins. Hands down. Of course i'm going to miss my family and friends, but there is a place inside me that is going to miss the food of Toronto even more.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jen,

Surely you can't compare a deep-fired Mars bar (yuck...!) to a sensuously delectable Timmy Horton Boston Cream?? And what about Scottish dental care? Or is that an oxymoron?

Jennifer said...

Who is "Adolphustown Al"?

Deep-fried Mars bars are apparently really good; a beautiful concoction of sweet and salty.

And yes, the British have historically (and notoriously) ignored dental hygiene so maybe i'll fit right in with my wonky teeth and root canals.

Anonymous said...

Al's a pal of Smudge and Poppy :>)

Jennifer said...

Can i get my Poppy and Smudge report, please?