Whether we’re studying for midterms, drowning in research papers, or even when we just have the drunchies, Collins snack always has us covered for a late-night fix. Open Monday through Thursday at 10:30pm, many have admitted that snack is their favorite part of their weeknights. Here’s a comprehensive guide to navigating Collins’ alternating snack selection, as well as some tips on how you can make the most out of your snack experience:
1. Mozzarella Sticks
If it wasn’t obvious by the score of hungry CMCers that line up in front of Collins, mozz stick day is cherished by many. Cheesy and deep-fried, they embody everything you could ever want in a snack.
Mozzarella stick fanatic? Check out this Buzzfeed article that takes these gooey favorites to the next level. Pro-tip: Get to Collins at 10:15 to beat the lines and have access to seconds (or thirds…)
Some even claim that snack’s quesadillas are even better than the ones at The Hub. Whether you smother them in guac, or pile on the salsa, these Mexican staples are sure to satisfy any late-night craving.
Though not heavily featured on the Collins snack line-up very often, waffles are a favorite amongst snack-goers. Pour them with syrup, spread them with peanut butter, or scoop ice cream on top to make a waffle sundae. For more ideas on how to pimp your waffles, check out this article.
4. Pizza Bagels
This cheesy mashup is another top crowd-pleaser. Love food hybrids? Click here to see some of the craziest combos around.
5. Mini Corn Dogs
Small yet satisfying, these mini variations of America’s most classic carnival food are perfect for snacking. Though lacking a stick like their large and counterpart, these fluffy batter-coated hot dogs never fail to hit the spot.
6. Zucchini Circles
Loved by some and detested by others, zucchini circles are a controversial item on the Collins snack line-up. What we can agree on though, is that they give you an excuse to say you ate your vegetables (lol). Check out this article to get ideas on how to incorporate more veggies into your everyday diet.
To make this sugary snack even richer, do as the Spaniards do and dunk these deep fried pastries in hot chocolate. If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, try sneaking caramel from the dispenser on the fro-yo machine to enjoy them as commonly eaten across South America.
8. Onion Rings
Although not as crunchy as Pitzer’s panko-crusted rings, Collins’ version still manages to come through for those nights when you are in deep need of something deep fried and greasy.
Though soft and salty, this snack is very versatile and can easily be made sweet. See this Buzzfeed article to see how you can incorporate pretzels into your favorite dessert.
Ever wonder what those chip-like snacks are? A Mexican delicacy, bunuelos are essentially pieces of deep fried tortilla, then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Dip them in peanut butter, add them to your ice cream, or enjoy them in their pure and natural state to get your sweet fix.
11. Vegetable Spring Rolls
Dunk these delicious rolls in sweet and sour sauce to complement their golden, crispy exterior.