This is a small selection of several “traditional” Russian fast food snacks that you probably won’t find elsewhere. Imagine a chips which tastes like pickles? or even better a drink that tastes like pickle water? Mmmm yeah, this is just the beginning, please browse below and check it out. Also its a big pity these aren’t more spread out over the world, as they could be easily appreciated and enjoyed by people of many other nations.
1. Full-sized sausage rolls
Sausages wrapped in dough are also a thing in Russia, except they do it with proper sized sausages, which is genius. We realize that these can sometimes be bought elsewhere besides Russia, but still they have not spread worldwide.
2. Cucumber flavored Sprite drink
Literally the world’s most refreshing drink. We are stilled puzzled why they choose cucumber to go as a local Sprite flavor in Russia. Russian people aren’t really fans of cucumbers in any way, if they are not in pickles form of course.
3. Pickle Flavour Lays Chips
Lay’s, It’s a mystery that these crisps haven’t made it outside of Russia. Very Russian, very Slavic, much wow.
4. White mushroom and sour cream crisps
Seriously: Russia gets all the best crips flavours. Why porcini mushrooms and sour cream – because that’s a pretty much traditional Russian cuisine.
5. Baykal drink, a Coke and Pepsi mix
And yet it’s somehow more delicious than both.
6. Bears in a forest chocolate bars
These are very traditional Russian chocolate bars. They’re milk chocolate coated wafers and they’re the best.
7. Vanilla ice cream waffle cups
The perfect snack on a hot summer’s day.
8. Salted herring and onions
This cuts right through a hangover.
9. Cherry pirozhki
These are basically tiny cakes filled with cherry jam. If you live in Russia, you’ll have been force fed these by your grandma at some point in your life.
10. Kiev cutlets
You can’t go wrong with chicken wrapped in breadcrumbs.
11. Okroshka soup
This is a cold soup made from sour milk and vegetables and it’s the most refreshing thing you can eat on a hot day. They say it’s called so because Russian housewives chopped everything they had left into this soup, mainly fresh veggies, sausages, boiled potatoes, sometimes boiled eggs and all of this is then being drowned in fresh kefir or traditional Russian Kvas drink.
12. Rye bread crisps
These are literally small pieces of rye bread that have been fried in oil. They’re best served with a cold beer. Those were traditionally made from left overs of rye sourdough bread – most popular bread in Russia. When the bread becomes too firm and hard to munch on it they chop it into small pieces like on this pic and put into the oven for a while, sprinkled with salt.
13. But also, drinking condensed milk straight out of the can
This is amazing and it makes no sense that condensed milk as a drink hasn’t caught on elsewhere. It was probably the most beloved and most affordable sweet treats Soviet kids can get their hands on. Just take a piece of white bread and dip it into it, then eat – yum.