The best 5 snacks you should buy in Singapore
One of my favourite things to do when I’m traveling is to try some of the local snacks. Now I’m talking about all the marvelous food you have to try in restaurants. Or even the to-die-for street food. Instead, I’m referring to those high-in-calory bad boys. The ones which totally kill all the effort you put in at the gym that week, but which are still worthy of some form of recognition. Even if it is small. Yup…chocolates, sweets, chips, cookies and everything in-between that’s filled with too much sugar and not healthy at all sometimes need a little praise, too. And to be honest, who doesn’t have the urge to devour delicious snacks once in a while?
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The best snacks in Singapore
On my recent trip to Singapore, it was no different. Singapore has a plethora of unique snacks and drinks bound to delight any snacker. Luckily for me, my hotel was just around the corner from a Fair Price. Which I’m guessing is one of the cheaper supermarkets in Singapore, solely based on its name. LOL! Anyway, it suited me perfectly. For starters, it meant that I didn’t have to waddle bags-in-hand up all the escalators and stairs at the MRT station. Secondly, it completely eliminated the torture of carrying my
heavy prized treats a couple of blocks back to my hotel. Although in hindsight, if you’re packing in that much sugar and calories, a few extra miles might just be what one needs!
Wondering which snacks you simply can’t miss in Singapore? Well you are in luck! Whether you’re a snacker or buying souvenir snacks for loved ones, chances are you’ll find the perfect snack here! As mentioned before, there are tons of tasty treats in Singapore. And even though I tried much more than what is outlined in this post (don’t worry, I did more than enough walking to burn those calories), I really wanted to narrow my fav list down to the best 5 snacks you simple have to buy in Singapore.
Who doesn’t love Milo…no one, right? Well, even if you don’t, you might just be hooked after trying these bites of joy. They are nothing short of oh so delicious, melt-in-the-mouth goodness. And of course, exactly what you’d expect from a Milo product. Rich and crunchy. To top it off, silky-smooth milk chocolate covers these little bad boys. Making them simply #lipsmackinggood.
Cup Noodle Black Pepper Crab Potato Chips
If you haven’t been to Singapore yet, you might be surprised to learn that chilli crab is actually one of the country’s national dishes. In fact, it’s so famous, that the delicious taste is now part of many snacks and treats that you can find in stores. Luckily for us snackers, it means finding something with this unique and tasty flavour couldn’t be easier.
I tried the black pepper crab chips. And boy oh boy, they certainly did not disappoint. These chips are so tasty I actually regret not buying more of them. They are light, super crunchy and unlike other chips which beg for more flavor. Each bite is packed with flavor and has just the right amount of peppery spiciness.
Oat Choco bites
Remember baking oats cookies whilst growing up? Well, Singapore has the perfect ready-to-eat solution. Small, crispy oat bites, each individually packaged to seal in that glorious crunchy bite. I absolutely loved nibbling on these on my trip. Not only did they feel a bit healthier 😀 than the other snacks, they were a quick hunger fix wandering the streets; giving me just the right boost to carry on exploring.
For me, nothing beats a good prawn cracker. Which is why I was delighted when I spotted these in a storefront exploring the streets of East Coast. Although I expected more prawn flavor, I did love the fact that they had just the right amount of saltiness and were super crunchy. If you spot them on your travels in Singapore, give them a try. They are a lovely light snack, and you might even find it hard to stop nibbling after the first bite.
OK, I’ll admit..codfish fillets aren’t exactly something most people outside Asia are accustomed to. It’s taken me quite a few years to actually get used to the taste…and smell. But frankly, now I love snacking on them. However, that doesn’t mean finding the perfect flavorful product is easy. Which is why I couldn’t believe I found this brand. Each bite has just the right amount of flavor-packed fishy-ness.
Maybe too fishy for some taste buds, but nonetheless delicious. If you’re brave enough, give them a try.
Have we missed any of your favourite Singaporean snacks? Let me know in the comments below. Btw I’ve deliberately left off durian candy, dried fish skin and salted egg yolk chips from this list. Because, honestly, no one wants to eat that. Trust me. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media to get all the good stuff first. In the meantime, feel free to head to our blog to see what we’ve been up to. Until next time, happy snacking!
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