Snack Attack: The Ultimate Pairings for All Your Favorite Genres!


Reading isn’t an activity, it’s an experience. As readers, we all know that there's nothing quite like getting lost in a good book with tea (or coffee!) and snacks.

From salty treats that add an extra layer of suspense to sweet indulgences that complement heartwarming tales, the possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing snacks with different genres.

The next time you’re ready to pick up another book from your TBR mountain (we’ve all got one), I hope you consider my list of the ultimate pairings for every genre!

Romance: Sweet treats for a heartwarming read

When you say romance, I think of warm hibiscus tea with a hint of orange, fruity and pink. The steam rising from the cup dances in the air, carrying with it a sweet and floral aroma that envelops you in a comforting embrace. 

The perfect pairing with a sweet tea is a salty snack to balance the flavors, and what better salty snack is there than potato chips? Whether you go with the classic salt or spice it up with a fun flavor, a bowl of chips makes your reading experience cozy and comforting.

Action and Adventure: Savory snacks for thrill-seekers

If it’s action, it’s exciting, it’s bold, it’s black tea. Strong and invigorating, this tea takes no prisoners, like your next read. Each sip is a powerful punch of energy, fueling your spirit and invigorating your senses in ways only the boldest flavors can achieve.

I love pairing dried fruit and black tea, the sweet fruit balancing the bitterness of the black tea. Dried fruit mixed or trail mixes with nuts are both great options while you enjoy your next adventure.

Mystery and Suspense: Dark chocolate and coffee combos

I love every type of chocolate, but the one that truly has my heart is dark chocolate. There’s something about curling up with a good mystery and chocolate that just makes you feel so fancy!

The bitterness of dark chocolate perfectly complements the deep, robust notes of coffee, creating a delicious experience. With each bite and sip, you’ll be transported into a world shrouded in mystery and suspense, where every flavor nuance unfolds gradually like a thrilling plot twist.

Science Fiction: Futuristic snacks for out-of-this-world stories

Now I haven’t invented time travel (yet?), so I can’t tell you what tea people actually drink in the future, but I imagine it’s cooling and flavorful. Try pairing your next sci-fi tale with an iced mint tea.

Mint and sweets are a match made in heaven, and I’ll never say no to cookies! Chocolate chip cookies give you that perfect touch of sweet and chocolate with your mint tea. The bold flavors complement each other perfectly, offering comfort and joy with every bite and sip.

Fantasy: Magical tea fit for epic adventures

I want fantasy to transport me to a whole new world full of magic and rich cultures, and I want my tea to do the same. Vanilla Chai makes me want to stay inside cuddled up with a blanket and a good book on a rainy day, the spicy and sweet flavors perfectly in balance.

Layering flavors together is a great way to enhance their potency. Vanilla wafers (or Nilla wafers), are such a cute little treat perfect for dipping into your vanilla Chai; the crunchy texture of the wafer gives way to a creamy softness as it hits the steaming chai.

Enhance your reading experience with perfect pairings

Whether you prefer a sweet treat with a fruity tea or a savory snack with a robust black tea, there are endless possibilities to explore.

From the subtle nuances of floral jasmine tea complemented by dark chocolate truffles to the robust flavors of black tea paired with savory spiced nuts, each combination offers a unique exploration for both your palate and imagination. 

So why not take some time to discover your favorite snack and tea pairing for the ultimate rainy day book-a-thon?

Article By Jasmine Natasha