So, Fey and I decided to head over to Fry’s this weekend. It was a great trip and honestly it was quite funny being there at 9am. All of the employees looked disheveled – I’m pretty sure they had been up gaming all night like me and Fey. Anyways, we saw all the snacks offered at the store (they even sell 12 packs of canned soda and energy drinks). The trip gave me inspiration to post this new category about yummy nom’s – since gaming and food normally go hand and hand.
Gamers can certainly binge for hours without a bite to eat, but it’s best to keep the body—and more relevantly, the mind—alert and sustained to endure sessions and overcome the competition with lightning reflexes and sharp wits. No one likes a growling tummy, anyway.
There are a couple of key considerations for gaming-friendly food. The foods must be:
- Easy to grab and can eaten with one hand
- Relatively grease-free to avoid oily and gunk-filled fingers
- Quick to make between loading times and bathrooms breaks
What you decide to eat before, during, and after that time can have a large impact on the enjoyability of that play session
If you’ve never had frozen grapes, you’re in for a treat. Each itty-bitty fruit-sicle of sorts provides a sweet and cooling bite, and they’re super easy to make. Simply throw them into the freezer for at least two hours before game time and you’re ready to rock. Whether you like green, red, or the black variety, all grapes are delicious and are high in antioxidants. If you’re fiending for that tartness, green grapes offer that lip-puckering zing.
Convenience has guided all sorts of decisions about food, especially when there is an option that requires little more than opening a packet. The fact that you don’t have to peel them, that it involves so little prep, is key. They’re bit-sized and ready to be eaten. They’re easy.
Fudge Stripes by Keebler
I love Keebler cookies and these chocolate-mint covered grahams are a long time favorite. As of writing this blog post, Fey and I have already devoured the entire box! Be sure to refrigerate these before digging in – they are that much better cold!
You can purchase them from amazon here!
E.L. Fudge by Keebler
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved sandwich cookies that had vanilla wafers with fudge centers. And when my mom would come home with a pack of Keebler’s E.L. Fudge cookies and put them in our pantry I was really excited. The cookie has a unique flavor that I can best describe as a sweet buttery shortbread type flavor. It’s definitely not one of those cookies where you take them apart to get to the filling, and forget about the cookies. They are fantastic, and CERTAINLY worth a try if you have never had them. I am a huge chocolate fan, but not usually too big on sweets. But these have and always will be a classic and my favorite.
You can purchase some here!!
Trailmix by Kirkland
I tried many brands from Trader Joes, Wal-Mart, Target and this one. This was my favorite by far. I love the mix of peanuts, raisins, M&Ms, cashews and almonds! The quality of nuts is good, the m&ms are the genuine kind. The raisins are pretty good as well. My main complaint about this trail mix is the amount of salt powder.
The mix is good for a nice little boost of energy too if you are playing late into the night or all night.
You can purchase some here!!