My very first real addiction was for Maynard's Wine Gums. Terrible things go on at The London Stock Exchange, one of which was an inter-firm Wine Gum tasting competition. I represented my firm, Sheppards & Co.
After several evening pints at Slaters Bar in Throgmorton Street, the representatives of various firms (all blue-buttons) would be blindfolded, and made to guess the flavour of a series of different Wine Gums. It was all good humoured fun, and I don't remember any winners.
Unfortunately whilst going through rigorous training, I became seriously addicted to Wine Gums, and I'm ashamed to say that at my worst I was eating about 1lb a day. Luckily my natural morphology rejected any damaging weight gain, and I eventually weaned myself off them by the 'Cold Turkey' method.
These days I suppose I am addicted to Red Wine. I don't drink a lot, but my evening meal would be sorely lacking without a glass or two.
However, my most recent addiction is for Kimchi, the fashionable food which I believe the South Koreans eat every single day. I cannot get enough of it. I don't know what it is about the flavour, but every day I find myself wanting more.
Kimchi in the UK is quite expensive, so I'm seriously considering making my own. It doesn't look difficult, one simply needs to be kitted-out with a few basic items. A bucket, large glass jar, Gochujang paste, salt, etc.
Watch this space.