Slideshow: SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite 4 PM Snacks

Cheese, Salt, Fat on Bread
Cheese, Salt, Fat on Bread
Bread and cheese! If there is some cured meat in the vicinity (like Spanish chorizo), then that will be consumed too. Basically when four o'clock rolls around I just want to eat cheese, salt, and fat on bread. (This picture sort of looks like a pizza deconstructed which I in no way intended! I can't escape the za.) —Meredith Smith
String Cheese
String Cheese
Not all that much has changed since the fourth grade. I still like to peel it off in wispy strands. And I still kind of judge the person who chomps on it like a candy bar. It's called string cheese for a reason. —Erin Zimmer
Hard-boiled eggs
Hard-boiled eggs
They're filling, they're mindless to make, they last a long time. I keep some coarse salt at my desk to sprinkle over them, and scavenge in the office for other toppings. I sometimes shake smoked paprika on top, but I do that with everything. —Carey Jones
Pirate's Booty
Pirate's Booty
My latest favorite afternoon snack is Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar Puffs. They're like the adult version of Cheez Doodles - they won't stain your fingers orange and they're made of corn and RICE (oooh, fancy!). I like to let them dissolve into a corny, cheesy mush in my mouth and then chew on the little crunchy bits. —Christine Tsai

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Whatever Crap Is Lying Around
Whatever Crap Is Lying Around
I don't snack at home because I don't keep snacks around, but when late afternoon hits in the office, I'll pick mindlessly at whatever leftovers are strewn about. Yesterday was random chunks of baguette from our baguette taste test, while other days have been Japanese snacks, peanut butter and Saltines, leftover pizza, and food samples that were delivered to the office. The most exciting office leftovers? The all-too-rare fresh fruits and vegetables. —Robyn Lee

I don't snack unless there's food right in front of me, which means that I snack all the time. Today it's leftover baguettes. Sometimes it's Japanese snacks. Sometimes grapefruit (when Maggie brings it in). I do try and avoid it when possible though. I was never a snacker until I started working here. —J.Kenji Lopez-Alt

Kind Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar with Protein
Kind Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar with Protein
An energy boost in the form of dark chocolate and peanut butter. What more could you ask of a 4 p.m. snack? —Ed Levine