Chatterbox #35 – Snacks

Our eating habits around the world are so different, from the food to eat, to the time we eat, to what we eat. But no matter where you are or where you’re from, you snack! In this episode Maura and Harp talk about popular snack habits in Canada and North America. They talk about healthy and unhealthy snacks, sweet and salty snacks, and even the midnight snack. Try to listen to this episode without feeling like grabbing a snack yourself!


Expressions included in the learning materialssnacktime

  • A snack
  • Healthy v.s. unhealthy
  • More healthy or healthier
  • A meal
  • A convenience store
  • A Twinkie
  • A Wagon Wheel
  • A doughnut
  • Frosted, glazed, etc.
  • Doughnut shop/Coffee shop
  • Ketchup-flavoured potato chips
  • The best of the bunch
  • Granola
  • In one sitting
  • The push for
  • Willpower
  • Tim Hortons
  • A timbit
  • A midnight snack

Sample transcript

Maura: Yeah, so at convenience stores you can definitely buy big bags of potato chips or small bags, which is really a snack size..
Harp: Yup, exactly. You again have so many different flavours – ketchup, barbecue, sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, and the list goes on and on and on.
Maura: Yeah we should mention the first flavour you said was ketchup and that is a flavour that I think we only have in Canada.
Harp: Oh, really?
Maura: Yeah, ketchup-flavoured chips.
Harp: It’s an unusual chip, but it’s good.
Maura: It is unusual and, I agree, it’s delicious.
Harp: If you come to Canada, you have to try the ketchup chip.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips