Food in The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen (Food Reference List)

Disclaimer: Many of these candies are found in the US, and since some of us won’t know what they are, I’m adding their products images. All images are from Amazon and are affiliate links.  

“If she could eat the cold air, she would. She thought cold snaps were like cookies, like gingersnaps. In her mind they were made with white chocolate chunks and had a cool, brittle vanilla frosting. They melted like snow in her mouth, turning creamy and warm.”


Food mentionedDescription
Rolled oats and blackberries
Moon piesgraham cracker cookies with marshmallow filling, dipped in chocolate.
Pecan rollsLike cinnamon rolls, but with pecans
Chick-o-stickspeanut butter and toasted coconut sticks
 Cow tales rolls of caramel with a cream center
 Caramel creams


Squirrel nut zipperscaramel candy mixed with peanuts
 Red Hots hot cinnamon flavored candies
Bit-o-honey almond bits mixed in a honey taffy

Little Debbie snack cakesThese tend to be a full range from Devil Cremes, to Frosted Fudge Cakes.
Moravian cookiesa cookie made of molasses and spices

Mallo cupsA creamy marshmallow center coated in chocolate.
Grilled tomato and three cheese sandwich
Oatmeal piesAnother Little Debbie product. Two oatmeal cookies with cream in between them.

Candy cornfamous at Halloween, candy corn is corn syrup based candy shaped like corn kernels, made of three layers of colours- yellow, orange and white
Pixy stixpowdered candy that comes in a drinking straw-like packaging.
Orangeadean orange flavoured soft drink
Funnel cakefried batter, where a funnel is used to pour the batter into the hot oil in swirls. I made the funnel cake recipe after reading Sarah’s other book, The Girl Who Chased The Moon.
Caramel apples Sugar cookies

Pecan sandiesCaramels
Blue cotton candy Chocolates
Pickled watermelon rind Chocolate caramel torte
White chocolate and peanut butter popcornPlain turkey on jalapeno cheese bread sandwich
 White corn Stinging nettle tea
Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls Cold beer
Sausage Noodle soup
Egg 7-Up
Pepperoni Salty pumpkin seeds
Hamburger Peppermint
Lemon drop Chocolate cake
Fried egg sandwich Raspberry caramels
Sugar cubes, lemon wedges Chocolate covered cherries
 Coconut drops coffee
 Three tiered server laden with cucumber finger sandwiches flaky raspberry jam puffs
 Milky Way ice cream thin slices of rum-and-butter cake
 Pastries Fried food
 Sandwich Christmas goodies
 Apple Crisps Pumpkin pie
 Salad Turkey
 Vegetables Candy


MallomarsMarshmallow coated in chocolate with a cookie base
 Jelly Nougats
Nougat, a sugar and whipped egg white candy, with jelly pieces throughout
Creme filled cookies
Fried foods
Christmas goodies

Haven’t read The Sugar Queen? You can find it on Amazon.

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  1. My former American self would love all of this stuff. I haven’t had a moon pie in decades. I can still hear that woman in Knoxville , Tennessee, say, “Ya’ll want a moon pie (pah) an a dope (soft drink)?” 🙂

  2. I love this book, it’s real world with some surreal. You’ve inspired me to read it again. I don’t know if you know but in her official website under each book’s page she’ll sometimes include recipes of food mentioned in the book.

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