Updated: Jul 31
Uniquely Singaporean Snacks that represent Singapore are great gifts for overseas friends, family, clients and guests. From iced gem biscuits to pineapple cookies and more, nothing hits the spot like iconic local snacks that are also a gift of nostalgia for locals. These snacks that travel well, keep well and represent Singapore well are the perfect treats for self-indulgence or as a unique food gift for someone else. Here is our list of 18 Uniquely Singaporean Snacks and Snack Gift Boxes.
(1) Baby Ball Biscuits
Cute little ball biscuits that melt in your mouth. If you 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.
(2) Butterfly Biscuits
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 traditional snacks like this one. This snack with a distinct taste and shape that is one of a kind is a favourite amongst the old schoolers.
(3) Chicken Spicy Crackers
These Chicken Spicy Crackers have a satisfying crunch and a mild spicy kick that leaves you craving more. If you love crispy savoury snacks, you will love this. Definitely one of the kids' favorites.
(4) Chilli Prawn Crackers
These Chilli Prawn Crackers are for the spice lovers. Crunchy, crispy and spicy, these chilli prawn crackers are an essential part of Kacang Puteh and present at almost every party and ethnic celebration in Singapore - bringing as much spice as we need in life.
(5) Chocolate Cream Biscuits
This one is for all the chocolate lovers, those who would never start a day without a cup of hot chocolate and only drink chocolate milk. These chocolate cream biscuits are a classic favourite for obvious reasons. So unless you hate chocolate, this will probably be up your alley.
(6) Chocolate Wafer Bar
These chocolate wafer bars are a crispy version of the typical chocolate biscuits. Chocolate oozes out of these crisp wafers and the medley of flavours and textures makes this absolutely addictive. The heavenly combo of a rich chocolatey taste and crispy wafers makes these Chocolate Wafer Bars one you just can't have enough of.
(7) Corn Cone Spicy Crackers
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. Definitely a top choice for the adventurous ones who love an exciting snack.
(8) Iced Gem Biscuits
This pretty traditional snack that's beautifully colored is known as the Iced Gem Biscuit. Well loved by all generations, most Singaporeans would have probably grown up with this. A beautiful snack choice to add some colors to life.
(9) Merlion Biscuits
Nothing screams "Singapore" louder than these biscuits in the shape of the iconic Merlion. If you're looking for a Singapore Food Souvenir, this is as uniquely Singapore as it gets. These delectable and proudly Singapore-themed Merlion Biscuits are a classic for you to bring Singapore with you everywhere you go.
This crispy traditional snack, also known as Murukku, is known for its addictive spice and crunch that leaves you only craving more. It's an essential at almost every festive occasion and is one of the most classic Indian snacks. Add variety to your snack collection with these crispy Murukku.
(11) Peanut Sandwich Biscuits
These Peanut Sandwich Biscuits are probably one of the all-time favourite snacks. Rich and fragrant peanut butter cream sandwiched between crispy crackers, this is a great on-the-go snack and the perfect breakfast or tea break companion.
(12) Potato Wheel Crackers
Savoury, crispy and light, I'm definitely not exaggerating when I say this snack is the Number 1 on my list. This innocent-looking old school snack that's shaped like wheels is known as Potato Wheel Crackers. It is so addictive that I'll bet you can't just stop at one. If you're looking for something that screams "Singapore", this is possibly the one you're looking for.
(13) Prawn Sticks
Another crispy snack which is irresistibly delicious are these Prawn Stickers. These sticks hit the spot with the umami flavour and perfect crunch. Definitely a top choice for the prawn and seafood lovers.
(14) Roll Crackers
A rare find that's almost "extinct". 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.
(15) Seafood Crackers
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?
(16) Tapioca Chips
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.
(17) Singapore Biscuits Premium Snack Box
This snack box is the perfect food gift filled with abundance and the taste of Singapore Nostalgia. If you're looking for a fuss-free way to get hold of all your uniquely Singaporean biscuits, this Singapore Biscuits Premium Snack Box features 8 iconic old school biscuits and snacks. A uniquely local snack box perfect for self-indulgence or gift for your overseas friends, family, clients and guests.
(18) Singapore Food Souvenirs Gift Box
This Singapore Food Souvenirs Gift Box features a wholesome Singapore experience. The iconic local coffee (i.e. kopi) and tea (i.e. teh) is definitely on the list of uniquely Singaporean drinks. From traditional local coffee, tea, chocolate to Singaporean snacks like iced gem biscuits, gift the Singapore experience with this curated box of uniquely Singapore treats. Probably the best Singapore Food Gift for overseas colleagues, clients, employees, family, friends and guests.
Where to buy Singaporean Snacks in Singapore?
We love our local snacks as much as you do. However, it is becoming increasingly hard to find these classic Singaporean snacks today. With so many modern brands and options available in the market, these traditional snacks are slowly fading away as they become less popular than before.
That's why we do what we do here at WAI. With a growing variety of over 100+ dried fruits, nuts and snacks, we pride ourselves very much in bridging the gap between the past, present and future with new and old school snacks in one place. All the traditional snacks you see above are available for islandwide snack delivery on WAI.
We also offer customisations for corporate snacks and gift boxes, for those looking for something much more specific for your office pantry or corporate gifting needs.
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