Meet the Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society (HSPAS)
And then wonder why you now spend all your time hanging out at kebab shops.
Words by Josh Andersen.
Anyone who goes out, is a frequent club-goer, or just likes to get on the piss will know a night is never finished until a greasy 3am feed is consumed. Research compiled from a recent survey by CSIRO has revealed that halal snack packs (you may also know them as a "meat box" if the meat is halal cert.) are the best option when deciding to call it a night - giving your body the sustenance and energy it needs after a particularly enjoyable bender.
Given the recent surge in popularity, Sydney tastemakers Luke Eagles and Ryan Durrington have created a Facebook group titled Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society (HSPAS), which aims at providing punters an opportunity to find the best Halal snack packs in the world. HSPAS has implemented a strict criteria for people willing to share their snack pack stories, stating:
- Show a photo of your snack pack
- Include all relevant details such as; store location, snack pack rating, halal certification etc.
- Never upload anything that isn’t halal snack pack related or risk being kicked by the admins
At first people may wonder, is this a joke? What’s all the fuss about? To gain a better understanding we spoke with Eagles, who said: “Our main focus at Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society is to unite the vast cultures of people, to come together, and to appreciate our one common love - halal snack packs. We truly hope this movement we’ve created provides a more accurate insight into the people of Australia - as well as the rest of the world.”
Eagles isn’t wrong. Their goal is already well on their way, with HSPAS already skyrocketing to 1300 dedicated “snack-packers” in the mere week since its creation. So jump on the bandwagon, and be prepared to live in a constant state of mouth watering envy lest you take yourself down to your local gyro vendour.
Here's a few recent examples to fire your hunger: