This Thanksgiving, I traveled to Dublin, Ireland to visit my two friends who were abroad at Trinity College. The following gallery showcases some of the delights we consumed.
A quick (and biased by a college student’s budget) summary of my experience with Irish food: beer, bread, cheese, hearty chowders/soups, carrot cake, and chocolate chocolate chocolate everywhere (literal tubs of Cadbury, to be specific), all at very reasonable prices.
Random goodies that are not pictured but are worth noting in case you’ve never encountered them before: Barry’s or Lyons tea , Digestives, and Cadbury chocolate. Both teas are similar to the idea of standard Lipton-esque black tea brands, but they’re much more flavorful and rich than Lipton. Digestives are crackers? cookies? “biscuits?” that are so satisfying and delicious, especially when dunked in said tea, despite sounding like they’re something your grandpa would eat to “keep things regular.” Side note: original digestives can be found in the states in international stores but the chocolate covered ones are more difficult to hunt down. Finally, for those who don’t know, European Cadbury is actually a separate formula from the U.S. kind, the biggest difference being the main ingredient is milk in Europe and sugar in the U.S. I think the difference is pretty noticeable in the creaminess of the chocolate, and I’d say it’s worth it to save some space in your suitcase and lug some back. My backpack may or may not have been 90% food.
All in all, it was a great trip with plenty of good eats.