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 mentioned Description
Rolled oats and blackberries
Moon pies graham cracker cookies with marshmallow filling, dipped in chocolate.
Pecan rolls Like cinnamon rolls, but with pecans
Chick-o-sticks peanut butter and toasted coconut sticks
 Cow tales  rolls of caramel with a cream center
 Caramel creams


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

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

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

Candy corn famous at Halloween, candy corn is corn syrup based candy shaped like corn kernels, made of three layers of colours- yellow, orange and white
Pixy stix powdered candy that comes in a drinking straw-like packaging.
Orangeade an orange flavoured soft drink
Funnel cake fried 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 sandies Caramels
Blue cotton candy  Chocolates
Pickled watermelon rind  Chocolate caramel torte
White chocolate and peanut butter popcorn Plain 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


Mallomars Marshmallow 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

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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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