Unconventional Snacks to Accompany You This Chinese New Year!

Something new for your guests this Chinese New Year

By Velda Wong

April 27 2018

Tired of the usual prawn crackers, barbequed meat (Bak Kwa) and traditional pineapple tarts? Spice up your Chinese New Year with these unique delicacies instead! This way, your guests will always have something new to look forward to! 

1. The Cookie Museum 

You might know Famous Amos Cookies very well, but have you heard of Chilli Crab cookies, Singapore Satay cookies, Hae Bee Hiam Cookies and Shrimp Laksa cookies? Surprise your family and relatives with these handmade cookies of armed with creative flavours! Be prepared to be wowed with their huge variety of flavours you would never expect could come in the form of this well-loved snack. Check out their Chinese New Year catalogue here.

2. Cornfessions 

Quirky popcorn flavors provided by Cornfessions are definitely a plus-point, with variations such as Peanut Butter and Cheddar as well as local favorites like Milo and Bandung! Every bag of popcorn is handmade with love from start to finish, without the use of any artificial preservatives or flavouring. Cornfessions take pride in creating their products with exceptional quality, recipes and techniques; each unique flavour always carefully perfected before they’re launched, leaving no room for dissatisfied tummies. Check out their latest flavours here

3. Salted Caramel Pineapple Tarts by Pastry Chef, Janice Wong 

Goodies with a twist - such as salted caramel pineapple tarts - are also seeing a rise in demand. Pastry chef Janice Wong sold a thousand jars of her fusion Chinese New Year confectionery in 2015, and some of her other inventions include Kueh Bangkit with dark chocolate, and banana pineapple tarts.

4. Pineapple Prosperity Choux Tower from Ollella 

If cookie-cutter snacks packaged in delicate containers and ribbons just won't cut it for your 2018 Chinese New Year snack table, you'd definitely find one that takes the cake with Ollella's Chinese New Year special - the Pineapple Prosperity Choux Tower! The choux involved in this prosperous baked masterpiece is enhanced with pineapple compote and filled with 'fresh Chantilly cream'. And for those who'd like to try their luck at the lottery, four auspicious numbers are concealed within this tower of goodness as well. Their appearance will only be made after the strategically-placed choux are removed from the stem.

5. IRVINS Salted Egg Chips 

Let's face it - we willl never let go of the salted egg yolk craze, which is why you shouldn't miss out on stocking up on this deep fried, salted egg yolk goodness created by IRVINS Salted Egg for the celebrations! Priding itself with the tagline of #DangerouslyAddictive, IRVINS Salted Egg outlets can be seen daily in long queues, with common sightings of people buying their products in bulk at times. Check out their available flavours and sizes offered for this festive season here where they have also officially launched the latest Salted Egg Tapioca Chips!

Know of more unconventional snacks to add in to this Chinese New Year’s list? Share with us here on STYLEGUIDE!