Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Junk food of the week: Beng-Beng
Beng-Bengs are one of the world's great candy bars. They consist of several layers of thin wafer cookie, plus a blob of caramel and a covering of chocolate with little crispies. They also come in variations like peanut butter and mocha.
I'm hard-pressed to say exactly why I love Beng-Bengs, but perhaps it's the ratio of ingredients. Also, Beng-Bengs are not too big. They're somewhat smaller than, say, a regular Snickers bar in the US, and because of the wafers (which are mostly air) they're not very dense. So they're just enough for a sugar fix without making you feel all queasy. This is important, since chocolate is the only real cure I know for writer's block -- better than caffeine, and of course WAY better than actually sitting down in front of the computer and trying to work.