What snacks do you like to eat? 你喜欢吃什么零食？
I would say popcorn and crisps. I love them so much that I will feel incomplete if I do not have a bucket of popcorn or a bag of crisps in my hand when I watch TV series and films. Apart from them, I am also into Snickers, which can supplement energy instantly when I am hungry.
Did you often eat snacks when you were young? 你小时候经常吃零食吗？
No, I did not. My parents imposed a strict quota on the snacks I could have every week, and that quota was very close to zero. Although they were quite generous with my pocket money, they made it very explicit that I could not use it to buy snacks.
When do you usually eat snacks now? 你现在通常什么时候吃零食？
Typically on two occasions. One is when I watch TV programs and films. The videos seem to make snacks more delicious, while the snacks increase the video’s attractiveness. This article is from laokaoya website. The other is around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when my stomach has already exhausted the lunch, but it is still two or three hours away from dinner. I need something to help me carry on.
Do you think it is healthy for you to eat snacks? 你认为吃零食健康吗？
No, I do not think so. To enhance their flavor and attractiveness, food manufacturers often add excessive salt and sugar to snacks to appeal to our embedded thirst for energy. However, too much intake of these two ingredients will significantly increase the risk of getting diabetes, hypertension, and heart attack.