Prepare your taste buds and gather 'round the table, because Chinese New Year is upon us, and that means one thing: it's time to snack like never before! From crispy treats that symbolises prosperity to sweet delights, join us as we explore 10 delectable snacks to savour during this joyous occasion. So, grab a seat and get ready to indulge your senses as we dive into the irresistible world of Chinese New Year snacks!
1) Ooh - Mala Potato Chips
Embrace the Mala craze this Chinese New Year with Ooh’s Mala Potato Chips! Indulge in the symphony of traditional spices like dried chilli, peppercorns, ginger, fennel, and more. Each chip is meticulously coated, delivering a rollercoaster of crunch and authentic numbing sensations. Mala enthusiasts, you’re in for a good ride!
2) Chia Te 佳德 - Pineapple Pastry
This bakery from Taiwan has won numerous awards for its exceptional pineapple cakes. Explore beyond the classic with intriguing flavours like egg yolk, cranberry, and walnut. During Chinese New Year, patrons patiently line up for hours; you can consider their pineapple cakes a sought-after gift!
3) Confetti Foods - Mandarin Chips, Half Moon
The most marvellous aspects of life often come from simplicity. Made solely from mandarin oranges, these half-moon-shaped fruit chips are a testament to that simplicity, packing a burst of juicy flavour and vitamin C. Prepare for a taste sensation that will send your taste buds soaring during the New Year!
4) Melvados - Biscotti, Citrus Pistachio
This Melvados Citrus Pistachio Biscotti is crunchy and refreshing, baked with fresh Italian pistachios and a dash of mixed citrus peels, making it a zesty tea-time snack! Pistachios are often referred to as the 'happy nut' (开心果) due to their appearance resembling a smiling face when cracked open. This Citrus Pistachio Biscotti snack is a great choice for Chinese New Year, symbolising happiness!
5) Alor - Freeze Dried Pineapple
Alor’s Freeze Dried snacks are made from real fruits that are freeze dried to perfection. The airy lightness coupled with a delightful sweetness offer a healthier twist to your snacking habits. Elevate your celebrations this Chinese New Year with Alor’s pineapple chips, a flavourful snack choice that will make your taste buds exclaim 'Huat Ah!' – the perfect blend of festive joy and wholesome goodness.
6) Woh! - Tempeh Chips
Tempeh chips offer a delicious and nutritious twist on traditional potato chips. Known for their nutty flavour and firm texture, these crispy snacks provide a satisfying crunch with a savoury umami taste. Made from fermented soybeans, tempeh contains probiotic compounds that promote gut health and overall well-being. Indulge in the irresistible crunch and goodness of Woh! Tempeh Chips while reaping the health benefits they offer!
7) Amazin’ Graze - Coconut Curry Nut Mix
Indulge in the exquisite blend of beautifully curried pecans and cashews, roasted with fragrant coconut and lime. This delightful combination offers a burst of flavours, along with protein, high fibre, and rich antioxidants, empowering you to be the spiciest, super-energized, and best-in-show person this Chinese New Year!
8) Redondo - Wafers
May your Chinese New Year be as sweet as Redondo’s wafers! Enjoy the elegance of light, textured wafers delicately folded with smooth, flavorful cream. The wafer comes in a tin, making it easy to share the snacks with your loved ones or friends!
9) Tong Garden - Party Snacks
Tong Garden’s Party Snacks include a selection of our favourite Chilli Biscuit Crackers, along with peanuts, broad beans, chickpeas, and green peas—essentially, Kacang Puteh in a packet. This pack of snacks can evoke nostalgia for many people, as Kacang Puteh is not easily found nowadays. It's definitely a great snack for Chinese New Year, offering both nostalgia and mouth watering flavours!
10) Sincero Premium Dark Chocolate - Assorted Berries
Did you know that Sincero is actually a Singaporean brand? The Sincero Premium Dark Chocolate offers an assortment of berries coated with velvety smooth dark chocolate. Sweet snacks hold auspicious significance, as sweetness evokes warm and fuzzy feelings, bringing happiness and sweet blessings for the New Year!
As we celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year, indulging in these 10 delightful snacks promises to elevate our celebrations with bursts of flavour and joy. So, as you gather with loved ones this Chinese New Year, may these snacks bring you joy, togetherness, and the warmth of tradition. Happy snacking and Gong Xi Fa Cai! With Love, Team MUNCHEES.