Snack Data has a serious goal: to become a definitive database of foods for snack-eaters around the world. But any website that describes a dill pickle as "a monster of its former self" really doesn't take itself too seriously.Each food catalogued on Snack Data includes a pixelated drawing of the snack alongside a general history and description of the taste. Some entries are straightforward, but our favorites add a dash of dry humor, like this description of fortune cookies:
It consists of a dough that's been shaped like an origami Pac-Man so that it can house a strip of inedible paper that contains a message for the eater. The messages are meant to calm and/or encourage the reader, even though its house was just destroyed and likely devoured.
Visit the site, click "Random snack" and prepare to be amused.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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