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Neopia's Ultimate Comfort Foods

by ayakae


We’ve all had bad days where everything just wants to go all wrong. Did a greedy Kadoatie steal all the Neopoints you had on hand? Is your Neopet having yet another childish tantrum? Did it rain Mortogs again today? Did you suddenly misprice an expensive item in your shop?

     Believe me, we’ve all been there.

     And, if you’re anything like me, you probably treat yourself to a generous serving of your favourite food after a long, hard day’s work of not spontaneously combusting (which deserves a massive congratulations in and out of itself, to be honest). Doesn’t the thought of eating whatever your heart desires sound amazing, regardless of whether you’re having a bad day or not? Be it a huge bowl of your favourite soup or a large handful of your favourite sweets, food is a good way to relax and forget about the day’s stresses.

     Below, I’ve compiled a list of ten ideas of food items that one of which you may have already indulged in once or twice (or perhaps many) times. If not, then consider this as an idea for the next time you want to treat yourself! A little bit of sugary and salty goodness here and there never hurt anyone, and I for one would never question anyone’s food choices when they look like they deserve a break from being functional and adult-like. :P


     Chocolate Chip Cookie

     Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a plate of steaming, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies? One bite into a cookie’s soft and chewy goodness is more than enough to satisfy your cravings. And they’re not just limited to the good old chocolate chip flavour, either! Why not add a spoonful of peanut butter to give it that extra oomph? Or a cup of oatmeal for a little bit of texture? Heck, I’ve even met someone who used to buy pre-packaged cookies, bake them in with her special recipe of cookies, and make a literal cookie monster! The possibilities are endless!


     Ah, the classic pizza—the classic explosion of flavours. If I were to use a particular food item to define the word ‘versatile’, it would be pizza. Pizza can come with a variety of sauces, a variety of cheeses and a variety of toppings, perhaps all in the same pizza! After all, there are usually eight slices of pizza to play with so you can go crazy with as many flavours as you want. It can even be sweet instead of sour by adding some candied toppings onto it rather than the usual pepperoni, mushrooms, and cheese.

     Hot Soup

     A steaming hot bowl of your favourite soup, what can be better than that? Doesn’t the idea of whipping up a bowl of your favourite noodles after a long, hard day make you absolutely cry with happiness? Especially if it’s a cold, rainy day and you’re absolutely famished because you just wanted to go home and curl up under the blankets? Yes, yes, and yes. Broth, chowder, bisque, consommé… mmm, absolutely perfect.

     Giant Tub of Ice Cream

     Who doesn’t love ice cream? While the previous item is perfect for colder weather, a huge serving of your favourite flavour of ice cream is absolutely perfect for hot weather. Everyone loves ice cream, and there’s no doubt as to why! It’s incredibly refreshing, and it melts right in your mouth while simultaneously giving you a taste of its creamy, sweet goodness. What’s more, you can add toppings and syrups as well. Mmm!

     Flaming Hot Meat Taco

     I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about spicy food that just makes me feel good. Sweating like crazy and having my tongue feels like it’s on fire just makes me happy, I suppose. And, if you combine fiery spices with tacos, why, you’ve got a hit of a food item right there! Crunch your way into a delicious taco filled with any ingredient of your choice and a kick of spiciness to it and have yourself a well-earned meal.

     Neocrunch Cereal

     When you’re at your most exhausted and even the thought of cooking tires you out, there’s nothing that a good bowl of Neocrunch Cereal won’t fix. It’s pretty dang simple to make, all you need is a bowl, a spoon, your preferred milk and your favourite box of cereal. Simple, isn’t it? Simple, but oh so satisfying.


     What is it about the cheeseburger that people love so much? Is it how easy it is to make, where all you really have to do is stack a bunch of stuff on top of one another and then sandwich that with some bread? Or perhaps it’s how flavorful it is to eat, with everything stacked on top of one another so that you get everything in a single bite. Either way, no one can deny how easily accessible the cheeseburger is, whether homemade or from a store. It doesn’t necessarily need utensils either, which leaves us with less dishwashing to do. Score!

     Flaming BBQ Crisps

     Once you start, it’s incredibly hard to stop. And honestly, why would you? Crunchy and light, potato chips are a good snack for when you need a little pick-me-up and come in a wide range of flavours like barbecue, sour cream and cheese. Don’t forget to lick your fingers clean after you unashamedly finish the whole bag, that’s the best part!

     Chocolate Cake

     Man, there’s absolutely nothing a huge slice of chocolate cake can’t fix. Moist and creamy and delicious, chocolate cakes satisfy your sweet tooth better than anything else can. Have a fluffy chocolate cake topped with a huge dollop of sweet chocolate frosting and you’ve got yourself a perfect night in. Or, if you’re not a huge fan of chocolate (how?!), you can also opt to have other flavours of cake such as vanilla, red velvet, fruit, marble or funfetti!

     Sushi Rolls

     If you’re feeling a little bit fancy, why not have some sushi rolls? Made with rice, seaweed, and various ingredients of your choosing, sushi is incredibly easy to eat and has a bunch of flavours (literally) rolled into one. It’s fresh, packed with protein and low in calories and is definitely the healthiest option on the list. So, if you’re looking to treat yourself to something yummy but also don’t want to feel bad about what you’re ingesting, sushi is the food for you.


     And there you have it! A list of food items that are absolutely perfect if you need a bit of a treat. While being healthy is certainly a good thing to be, having your favourite food (healthy and unhealthy) once in a while is also just as good. Remember, food feeds the soul as well as the body, so don’t feel bad about satisfying your cravings! Treat yourself! :)

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