I think it's interesting what we have our characters eating. It's important not to dwell on food (unless you are writing a food related story) too much but I find that my characters eat well or never eat! The historical YA novels I have done (and am doing) involve doing research into what people of that time period ate/drank. I find that if I spend too much time in the kitchen/dining room having my characters eating, I am missing out on telling their story. A quick dinner, maybe a conversation that's relevant and then, out. There are exceptions, of course. So this brings me to my first question.
What are your characters eating?
I saw that Barnes and Noble (via Nook) did a survey of what writers ate while they were writing. I thought it might be fun to poll you about the same thing.
Since I am allergic to chocolate (no M&M's for me!) I have to be creative with my snacks. Right now my favourite snack is Jolly Rancher gummies. I can go through half a box in no time! I also like almonds if I feel I need a boost. I like the small bags of pretzels if I am craving something salty. If someone would bake me cookies, I might nosh on those but, alas, no one is here but me and my cats and they don't bake! Although I do think it's time they learned, lazy things.
My favourite drink is either cups of tea or coffee, depending on the hour of the day, Cinnamon Apple Spice is good if I don't want caffeine (and why would I NOT want caffeine???), I also like Chai Tea. Any bold roasted coffee is good for me. Luckily coffee doesn't keep me awake at night so I love a cup after dinner. I read that some writers drink wine while writing and although this might be good for them, I wouldn't want to read my writing if I wrote it while drinking alcohol!
So, what do you snack on when writing?