I’m currently in a writers room for a new show that I’m incredibly excited about (and that I can’t wait to share more news about when the time comes), and we’ve been breaking an episode that I'm co-writing, so all my creative energy has been going toward that, and so I will keep this entry short.
Shelly Senbei rice crackers might be my favorite snack of all time. Similar to how I feel about fried dace with salted black beans, they are so perfect that can’t describe how perfect they are in words. They're a little umami and a little sweet, perfectly balanced and crunchy and rewarding. I had to immortalize them for myself by illustrating the perfect little 2-cracker packs they come in.
You know how there are some things — daily, little, seemingly insignificant things — that you don’t realize are meaningful to you until you take the time to focus your attention on them? Well this is NOT one of those things. This snack has ALWAYS been on a pedestal for me, from day ONE, ever since I was a BABY.
“Ten outta ten, baby!!!!!” is what I imagine I shouted as a baby the first time I ever laid eyes on them, long before I even had the teeth or digestive system to eat them. It’s that good — if you’ve had them, I trust you know what I mean. If you haven’t… get your hands on some immediately. They’re perfect.
And now I have something to ask of all of you: please please please tell me what snacks evoke this level of pure screaming rage/joy for you!!! What is the snack that you love that every person in the world needs to know about?? I need to up my snack game. Especially since I’m going to be off on script, writing an episode of television very soon!! So I will need all the snacks I can get. Please comment with your answers so I can make a shopping list. Thank you!!!
This entry is (unofficially) brought to you be Hrishikesh Hirway’s newsletter post about Snack Club, which inspired this entry because it got me thinking about snacks. So I’m unofficially including this entry into Hrishi’s Snack Club canon without asking him! Sorry, Hrishi! Read and subscribe to Hrishi's newsletter here!
Shelly Senbei rice crackers