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Where to buy old school childhood snacks in Singapore? | 15 Nostalgic Old School Snacks and Biscuits

Updated: Nov 25, 2022

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Nothing beats the familiar, nostalgic taste of old school snacks that we grew up eating and loving during our childhood. With them becoming even harder to find, here is our list of 15 best traditional old school snacks we love, and where to buy these nostalgic childhood snacks in Singapore.

(1) Iced Gem Biscuits

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This pretty traditional snack that's beautifully colored is known as the Iced Gem Biscuit. Well loved by all generations, it's familiar to many who would probably grew up with this. As a kid, I personally love to eat the "iced gem" and the biscuit separately. Are you "team together" or "team separate"?

(2) Potato Wheel Crackers

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This old school snack that's shaped like wheels is known as the Potato Wheel Cracker. It is so addictive that we bet you can't just stop at one. Probably Number 1 on my personal list, where does it rank on yours?

(3) Baby Ball Biscuit

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Cute little ball biscuits that melt in your mouth. If you have don't love this, we can't be friends. This traditional snack that's oddly cute shaped like mini balls is known as the Baby Ball biscuit. Looks cute, tastes good, melts in your mouth so good it feels like therapy.

(4) Chicken Spicy Crackers

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This mamee noodle like snack, has redefined addiction for me. I just can't stop eating this one. Shaped like noodles and crispy as it should be, these Chicken Spicy Crackers have a satisfying crunch and a mild spicy kick that leaves you craving more. If you love your mamee noodle snacks, you will love this.

(5) Chilli Prawn Crackers

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This traditional snack should be no stranger to the average Singaporean or Asian. Crunchy, crisp and spicy, these chilli prawn crackers are an essential part of Kacang Puteh and almost always present at every ethnic celebration - bringing as much spice as we need in life. 

(6) Chocolate Cream Biscuits

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If you hate chocolate, I don't think we can be friends. This one is for all the chocolate lovers, those who would never start a day without a cup of Milo and only drink chocolate milk. is well loved by all simply because it's chocolate. These chocolate cream biscuits are a classic favourite for obvious reasons. So unless you hate chocolate, this will probably be up your alley.

(7) Chocolate Wafer Bar

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Yes, I love chocolate that much. These chocolate wafer bars are in a different league from chocolate biscuits. The chocolate oozes out of these crisp wafers and are absolutely addictive. Chocolate and wafers are a heavenly combo, the perfect balance of texture and flavour makes one that you just can't have enough of.

(8) Corn Cone Spicy Crackers

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There is no way you can hate this crispy old school snack. These Corn Cone Crackers are a hot favourite for its addictive spicy kick that complements the refreshing crunch and corn flavour. This is how I hit my daily intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

PS: Did you know that corn is actually a vegetable, whole grain and a fruit?

(9) Murukku

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This crispy traditional snack, also known as Murukku, is a classic favourite for its addictive spice and crunch that leaves you only craving more. It's an essential at almost every festive occasion, and I absolutely love my murukku. It sometimes comes mixed with peas and nuts. Are you "team mixed" or "team original"?

(10) Peanut Sandwich Biscuits

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This traditional snack is probably one of the all time favourites. Rich and fragrance peanut butter cream sandwiched between crispy crackers? Take my money. I can't get enough of these.

(11) Pig Ear Biscuits

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Butterfly ear, elephant ear or pig ear biscuits. Call it whatever you want, but these biscuits are an absolute classic and rare find today with so many new modern snacks overshadowing classic old school snacks like this one. This one is for the old schoolers.

(12) Potato Sticks

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Everyone has been through that phase of childhood absolutely loving this and having it after school. Potato Sticks are a nostalgic childhood favourite biscuit we grew up having as an after-school snack. Just this photo brings back memories of my school bell.

(13) Prawn Sticks

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Prawn crackers are a mainstay we just can't seem to get enough of. Loved by all ages, these prawn sticks are a hot favourite especially since as Asians, we just absolutely love seafood. This is probably the six pack I need in my life.

(13) Roll Crackers

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A rare find, that's almost "extinct" from the supermarkets. Roll crackers are a crispy traditional snack that have beautiful swirls. This absolutely crunchy cracker has a unique indescribable flavour that you can't find elsewhere. I guess you will just have to try to find out.

(14) Seafood Crackers

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Another one for the seafood lovers. This crispy traditional snack, also known as Seafood Crackers hits different. It comes in a unique wavy shape and has a nostalgic spice and flavour like no other. An acquired taste?

(15) Tapioca Chips

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For the love of tapioca. This crisp traditional snack that we call the "OG" of chips is also known as tapioca chips. If you love tapioca and chips, you're definitely going to fall in love at first crunch. There are also tapioca curry chips, which are something we absolutely love. What a perfect way to end this list.


Where to buy old school snacks in Singapore?

We love our childhood snacks as much as you do. However, it is really hard to find old school snacks today, mostly because there are so many modern brands with chips, biscuits and snacks that are popularised with wild flavours. Hence, finding them at individual stores tend to be a whole hassle.

From google searching for mama shops or suppliers all the way to heading down to industrial "ulu" places to check for availability and prices, it gets messy and frustrating since most of the suppliers today supply mostly in bulk.

That's why we do what we do here at WAI. With a wide variety of over 70 old school snacks, we grew up eating and loving, we pride ourselves very much in bringing the best traditional snacks we can find in one place. All the snacks you see above are available for islandwide snack delivery on WAI.

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