Snacking is a big part of people’s cultures and everyday lives. Who doesn’t like food that is quick, easy and delicious to eat? And who doesn’t have their favorites? Across the world people snack on very different things, some sweet, some savory and some very bizarre.
Some of us snack to refuel after a good workout or after programming in front of the computer for longs hours (did you know using your brain burns a lot of energy too?). Some of us just like snacking because we can’t wait till our next meal.
On the bizarre snack spectrum an example would be Australia’s witchetty grub – the larva or a moth that may be eaten raw or roasted over a small fire. This high protein snack is a delicacy among Indigenous Australians and a staple during “walkabouts”. Some say it tastes like scrambled eggs.
A snack that is more likely to universally please people would be the vada pav, a deep fried spiced potato patty between a bread roll, one of the most popular street foods in India.
Check out the video and infographic below to learn more about interesting snacks around the world.
What are your favorite foods to snack on?