It was towards the end of summer…
I was starving and I was in a spend-y mood (deadly combination). Now, despite the huge haulage (as evident by the photo above), I was actually very, very, very disappointed with the Shuwaikh branch of The Sultan Center! There were bugs having a party on all the exposed fruits and veggies, fridge doors were left open (meaning the frozen food items like burger patties, seafood, and whatever else were just left to melt), every single tub of ice-cream I picked up was sticky (gross!), the seal was broken on a lot of food items, other food items (an entire row of Lay’s Forno Lemon & Black Pepper Baked Potato Chips in the smallest size) had expired months ago (yet still remained on the shelves), the whole place was a mess! Some areas (with the most traffic) were relatively alright but for the most part, the entire place looked like a scene from Mad Max… lol imagine how much larger this haul would’ve been if I hadn’t been grossed out.
Caprice Crispy wafers with cocoa and hazelnut filling that melts in the mouth and awakens the senses. One is never enough with this unique irresistible recipe… A perfect choice for you and your friends, as a daily indulgence but also on more special occasions. In two delicious flavors: Caprice with hazelnut and cocoa cream and Caprice with dark chocolate cream filling. A brand with a history, a recipe that has been adored like no other, a sweet addiction!
These are pretty old-school (way back when) so chances are you’ve seen them around Kuwait. It’s true, you really can’t just have one. I was craving some recently (out of the blue) but couldn’t find any at Sultan Center so I hit up the nearest cooperative which happened to be Qadsia and now, as you can clearly see, I’m hooked all over again! I’ll munch on these when we go for higher rounds in zombie mode on Call of Duty (when getting up to fix a snack or get actual food is not an option). They’re a huge hit with my friends too. That said, we’ve all had these before, at one point or another (like I said, old-school) but nostalgia aside, these are so good! You get a hit of chocolate without it being too… chocolate-y (thanks to the crispy wafers). It’s sweet and crunchy yet nice and light. If you haven’t tried them out yet, give ’em a shot. They come in several sizes; the 400g tins (as shown) which retail for KD 1/380, the smaller 250g tins and even smaller 115g tins.
Okay, so I’d actually gone in to Marks and Spencer looking for a pair of fishnet tights (because apparently they were having a “moment” in fashion) but once I noticed all the Easter-themed snacks, the tights were long forgotten. As always, I took photos of everything the very next day (in proper daylight and everything) but I guess I never got around to blogging about them and 5 months later, here we are. The reason I’m doing this (still) is because I was mostly disappointed with almost everything I’d purchased in my previous Marks and Spencer Snack Haualage (here) except for the Green Chilli, Lime & Coriander Pea Snaps. Everything else had tasted off including the Polar Bear Pals Gummi Sweet and Jelly Stars (how do you mess up Gummi Candy?). I faced the same issue again with this haul. It’s either the flavor is off, or the texture is strange, or the scent is vile. There’s always something weird about M&S snacks. I mean once is a fluke but twice? I wish there was somewhere I could find reviews or something about Marks & Spencer snackage so I’d know what to keep an eye out for, or at least what to avoid. That’s why I feel honor-bound (lawl dramatic much?) to go ahead with this post regardless of how much time has passed.
So yeah, I wasn’t joking when I said I primarily live on junk food. I’m always craving savory snacks or tart and sour candy. Normally, I find chocolate to be vile except when it’s “that time of the month” (aka Strawberry Season aka Shark Week) and even then, I’ll only have certain kinds. All of the above was purchased from Sultan Center (Souk Sharg) as per usual.