What’s the one food you’re eating at midnight?
Forget breakfast, lunch and dinner – the most pleasurable re-fuelling comes from gorging in the time between, the time where meals don’t get the honour of being named.
We’ve all been there – whether it’s stumbling in blurry-eyed from the pub with a one-track mind for a spoonful of Nutella or simply an indulgent pre-bedtime snack; it’s impossible to get that one food out of your head. Be it a grilled cheese sandwich or the demolishing of a family-size bag of crisps (or in Raymond Blanc’s case a casual smoked salmon omelette.) – we’ve compiled a list of peoples go-to foods in the wee hours of the morning.
What’s the most popular? Well, despite the risk of nightmares, cheese seems to be the repeat offender.
The delicious. team
- Editor Karen Barnes: After a night out? Rice crispies with lots of milk.
- Deputy editor Susan low: Crisps. Lots of crisps.
- Editorial assistant Daisy Meager: Buttered crumpets with a sprinkling of salt for the ultimate comfort food midnight snack… or my guilty pleasure – a bowl of Crunchy Nut cornflakes and milk.
- Food editor Rebecca Woollard: Cheese. No matter how late it gets into an evening, or how much people say they couldn’t eat it, if someone brings a cheeseboard out it will be demolished. Maybe quickly, maybe slowly, but if there’s been wine involved in the lead-up, you can put money on it being scraped clean.
- Deputy food editor Lottie Covell: Fish finger sandwich.
- Acting food writer Monique Lane: Any type of bread and cheese combination.
- Acting art director Mark Taylor: Cold milk and a white chocolate cookie.
- Art editor Martine Tinney: I’m usually sound asleep but if I had to eat at midnight it would be crisps.
- Managing editor Les Dunn: Toast after the pub: marmite for a starter, peanut butter for pudding. It’s quick and it does the job.
- Deputy chief sub editor Hugh Thompson: Er, if I’m not sleeping, maybe bananas, they help me sleep.
- Senior sub editor Rebecca Almond: Peanut butter – smooth… on a spoon… straight from the jar.
- Web producer Rebecca Brett: Tea and hobnobs. Dunked, of course.
- Promotions and marketing executive Hannah Sherwood: Hot cheesy pizza.
- Digital and social media assistant Kathleen Silverfield: Nachos with jalapeños and sour cream… and a cheddar cheese sauce.
- Digital and social media intern Sophie Richardson: Spicy sausage pasta.
Our extended delicious. family favourites
- Raymond Blanc: It depends on how hungry, sometimes a simple smoked salmon omelette.
- Dan Doherty: Toasted pita bread with peanut butter.
- Sabrina Ghayour: Cheese. Against my better judgement and potential threat of nightmares, it’s what I crave the most at the midnight hour.
- Diana Henry: Dark chocolate with hazelnuts.
Our delicious. fans’ favourites
- @brambleberryj: my own sea salted caramel sauce directly from the fridge with a teaspoon.
- @QamaLlama: cheesecake!
- @BethTw: Mezze! Koftes, Cacik, patates riganates, honey and sesame halloumi, Greek salad and prawn saganaki. Oh and hummus!
- @KatStorrSky: Most likely cheese. No weird dreams for me!
- @IamTootoomoo: Definitely our delicious gyozas. Healthy late night treat.
- @EtaKatetaKate: Fried cheese. Or hummus.
- @Maryka_69605: PIZZA!!!
- @jiholland111: Leftover homemade mincemeat fudge!