When it comes to the fine art of snacking, those of us who are experts (ahem: me) know that there’s more to our favourite snack than simply the taste.
Snacking is a ritual, you see. And like any ritual, every person does it in a slightly different way.
Take Arnott’s Shapes, for example. Sure, you could eat them straight out of the box. Or pour them into a bowl like some sort of highly civilised person.
But people are far more creative than that. And they have been for decades and decades.
As a kid, I remember my Gran sharing Shapes in her very own way. Because there were four of us grandkids, she’d try to give us the exact same amount, which was roughly a handful. We’d fight obviously about who got more, to the point where she’d sometimes have to count to make it fair.
So, as a serious researcher and someone who is clearly invested, I’ve taken it upon myself to identify the seven unique and sacred ways people eat Shapes.
1. The sandwich-er.
The sandwich-er needs no introduction.
You know who they are.
They sandwich one Shape between two Shapes in order to make the best type of sandwich: A Shape Sandwich.
It’s genius because the filling is Shape flavoured, but so is everything else.
If you want to be really creative, you can choose a different filling flavour to your buns - i.e. a Barbecue Shape in between Pizza Shapes. See picture above.