5 Snacks You’ll Need While Breaking in Your New Console

You want something tasty, you want something that’ll keep you awake when your body (and common sense) are telling you to go to bed, and you want something that won’t get in the way of the all-powerful tool of destruction you hold in your two hands. Here are the best five snacks to game to:

Slim Jims

With the flavor you love and the protein you need, Slim Jims are not only the perfect way to press on during that new-console marathon, they’re the undisputed No. 1 cure for Male Spice Loss. If you want to get to beast mode while you game, you need the meat snack of choice for gamers everywhere: Slim Jims.

Mountain Dew Code Red

This powered many a gaming marathon in middle school, when we were wildin’ out while trying to get five stars for the first time in GTA. Code Red is the younger, slightly more insane stepson of Mountain Dew and for that we LOVED IT. Slightly red teeth = a job well done in taking over Vice City.


What’re you going to chew on when you’re 12 weeks deep in a Madden franchise mode? Get outta here with anything that smears on the controller. DAVID Seeds won’t ruin your X button, and they’re tasty.

Kettlecorn Popcorn

Your fingers won’t get that butter sheen that not even three hand-washings can get off. And you can go through one bag while never taking your eyes off Master Chief.

Chocolate-covered raisins

We’ve all been there: It’s 3 a.m., you’re still slightly freaked out by what you’ve just seen in Bioshock’s Rapture, you take a break to let your synapses cool down and head to the parent’s pantry. That’s when you find it: Old people candy.

Parents don’t get down with a pantry stocked full of Kit-Kats and Hershey’s. They lean toward the more socially acceptable stuff, like “artisan” chocolate-covered raisins. And before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire Christmas batch. Worth it.