Offices are pretty much back in full swing now and that means one thing, and one thing only: desk snacks. Oh, yes.
Unlike a regular snack – which you can consume in your own leisure time, damn it! – a desk snack is a food product that really comes into its own when it’s eaten in front of a computer screen while you’re sifting through your inbox. It’s a (usually processed) snack that brightens your day; the mere thought of knowing you’ve got it tucked safely in your drawer being enough to get you through the last 15 minutes of a particularly droll meeting.
One of my biggest “learnings” from working in an office over the last couple of years is that keeping an arsenal of tasty snacks on hand is the best way to maintain your sanity. It’s also the only way I can ensure that my blood sugar levels don’t drop to a level where I turn into an utterly awful bastard. The rules of desk snacks are also relatively simple. A desk snack can pretty much be whatever you want as long as it doesn’t: A) stink out the entire office, or B) go off after a single day. The perfect desk snack is something that you can stash away for private, personal consumption but also share in order to win the favour of your colleagues if necessary. That’s called networking.
But what are the best desk snacks of all time? What are the ultimate midday pick-me-ups that you should always have within arm’s reach of your keyboard? I don’t know. But I’m a very opinionated person so I’ve collated this list of my personal favourites. These are what I consider to be the greatest desk snacks of all time – the crème de la crème of office eats: