Quite often we snack while we read, our choice of snack varies with our personal taste, but it may also reflect the genre we are reading. Here is a list of suggested comparable foods for several genres.
Romance – Red wine & dark chocolate covered strawberries or cherries. Chocolate or vanilla flavored foods are also popular. Hot chocolate for an alternative to alcohol. Smooth, rich or decandent foods are best.
Thriller – This snack is right up there and is a real mixture – popcorn with cinnamon, olive oil and pesto or mixed with M&M. You can imagine popping each morsel into your mouth in quick succession as the tension grows within the narrative.
Fantasy – Linking back to a childhood fantasy – Snow White, this pick is the ‘bad’ apple choice. Apples covered in cinnamon, honey, or caramel. Red velvet cookies. Hummus and pita chips or french fries with ketchup.
Comedy – Animal Crackers. Tea and biscuits/cookies.
Historical Fiction – Tea and crumpets (or scones or crackers). Charcuterie. Coffee
True Crime – Aged cheese & wine.
Horror – Spicy pizza. Whisky.
Science Fiction – Cheesy Shrimp Nachos. Gummy Worms.
Action & Adventure – Sriracha popcorn.
Young Adult – Blueberry Crumb Bars. Apple slices & peanut butter.
Realistic Fiction: Chips. Sweet and sour Gummies.
Classics: Tea and Sugar Cookies. A good Bordeaux and a decadent spread of cheeses
Fanfiction: Nuts. Chocolate bars.
Biography/Autobiography: Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Trail mix.
Contemporary fiction Earl Grey tea and scones.