As a follow up to What’s Your Gamer Drink? we at GB decided to do a roundup of Gamer Snacks. Keeping yourself hydrated is important, but keeping yourself fed is just as important during extended playthroughs. So when you’re fragging dudes, enduring horrible lag during Modern Warfare or just waiting for a load screen to go away, you had better keep your energy up and your hand firmly on the controller.
Gamer Grub is a new packaged brand that promises, “Great tasting flavours, no keyboard crumbs, no greasy fingers”. Sounds great doesn’t it? In actuality- it’s not bad. The ultra-packaged snack comes in four flavours; Wasabi, Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Jelly or Pizza. Yes. Pizza. Not as disgusting as it might sound, especially the PB+J ones. However, you might want to pick up a bag of this stuff just for the novelty value. Gamer Snack Score: 7/10
Can definitely be eaten with one hand, and comes in a variety of lovely cheesy and sugary flavours. However, it does leave some crumbs on your fingers and is usually very greasy. Corn kernels also have an annoying habit of getting into just about every crevase. And unfortunately, popcorn isn’t very filling. Gamer Snack Score: 8/10
Nachos and cheese taste very, very good. There are few things in this world that taste quite like a couple of warm nachos smeared with hot cheese. Unfortunately, there is a large chance of getting cheesy fingers which do not go well with controllers. However, this snack makes itself much more appeaing by being quite filling. Gamer Snack Score: 6/10
A personal favourite of mine, beef jerky leaves little to no crumbs and can be quite filling. Even better, it lasts for ages because you can simply chew on it. Gamer Snack Score: 9/10
Nuts are one of the best gamer snacks. They are cheap, they taste good, they are really filling and leave no crumbs. The one annoying thing is that they are usually pretty greasy. Gamer Snack Score: 10/10
Mostly for the health conscious gamer, fruit and vegetables are pretty good as a snack. They fill you up, they are cheap and the mostly taste pretty nice. They aren’t greasy and they don’t leave crumbs, but they are juicy. Juice on keyboard= bad. Gamer Snack Score: 5/10
Pizza is a great tasting, filling, small snack. It requires little to no preparation (unless you are making it from scratch) and can be very easily eaten with one hand. Just watch out for those rogue slices of salami. Gamer Snack Score: 9/10