Many of the candies, chocolates, and biscuits that you ate growing up has most likely become obscure today. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 14 Old-time Snacks to Try-out with Your Little Ones!
Take a walk down your childhood and bring your little ones with you with these snacks!
1. Whistle Candy
Whistle Candy, a circular candy with a hole in the middle that comes in different flavors such as Cola and Grape. You’ve probably tried it sometime in your life, if not for anything, simply out of curiosity.
It does take a certain skill to hold the candy in your mouth and blow through the hole, oh the number of times it has popped out of my mouth! However, when you do master it, the Whistle Candy can be an absolute delight!
2. Push Pop Candy
Back in the day, kids used to pretend the Push Pop Candy was a lipstick, or at least the kids around me did. Alright, maybe it was just me.
A sweet hard candy, the Push Pop Candy or the Ring Pop Candy is almost impossible to find these days. If you do find them, grab them and give it a try with your little ones before they completely vanish!
Where to get them? You can find Push Pop Candies at Munch Much, Teck Leong Lee Kee and at certain old school provision shops.
3. White Rabbit Creamy Candy
I used to hate the White Rabbit Creamy Candy but see, how was I to know the rice paper covering the candy was edible? When my eyes opened to the marvel that was edible candy wrapper, I couldn’t stop eating it.
Did you know that aside from the original vanilla flavour, these days you can also find flavors such as matcha, red bean, chocolate, strawberry and yoghurt?
4. Fruit Candy Breath Spray
Teck Leong Lee Kee
Boasting flavors such as Watermelon, Grape, Apple and Strawberry, the Fruit Candy Breath Spray jolts the senses with a sour taste with every pump. This strangely addictive mist version of candy is almost obsolete today.
Where to get them? You can find Fruit Candy Breath Spray at RedMart, Teck Leong Lee Kee and at a very few old school provision shops.
5. Bangle/Eyeglass Chocolate Candy
More fun than yummy, the Bangle/Eyeglass Chocolate Candy is a great tool to be used when pretending to be a doctor or pharmacist prescribing medicine or as an eyeglass, as the name suggests.
Where to get them? You can find Bangle/Eyeglass Chocolate Candies at Munch Munch, Teck Leong Lee Kee, and at selected old school provision shops.
6. Treasure Box Chocolate Gold Coin
Chocolate Gold Coins? Indeed that’s a treasure worth having! I bought it for my little niece and she promptly fell in love with it.
Where to get them? You can find Treasure Box Chocolate Gold Coin in most supermarkets, hypermarkets and provision stores.
7. Bee Bee Snack
Bee Bee Snacks were almost everywhere. Is it someone’s birthday? Here have a Bee Bee Snack. Is it your birthday? Here have a Bee Bee Snack. Is it Children’s Day? Here have a Bee Bee Snack.
Packed in a tiny packet, you can finish eating these orange sticks faster than you can say ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’.
Where to get them? You can find Bee Bee Snacks at Prime, Teck Leong Lee Kee and at selected provision stores.
8. Mamee Monster
Grab a packet of Mamee Monster, break up the noodle, pour in the seasonings, shake the bag to distribute the seasoning evenly and you’re good to snack your way home!
This flavoursome snack comes in two flavours—Chicken and BBQ.
Where to get them? You can find Mamee Monster at almost all hypermarkets, supermarkets and provision stores.
9. Rice Crackers
Crispy, light and subtly sweet is the Rice Cracker. You can never stop at one, you'll find yourself reaching for just one more.
Where to get them? You can find Rice Cracker at most hypermarkets and supermarkets. They come in various brands and types.
10. Satay Fish Sticks
China Global Mall
A little bit of spicy and sweet, the Satay Fish Sticks are absolute chewy goodness.
Where to get them? You can find Satay Fish Sticks at most hypermarkets and supermarkets.
If you put one piece of Seaweed into your mouth, you’re going to put another and another until you finish the pack. That is the delicious pull of Seaweed.
Where to get them? You can find Seaweeds at almost all supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenient stores and provision stores.
12. Little Bobdog Candy
We’ve all probably pretended to smoke with this sweet candy once.
Little Bobdog Candy comes in unique shapes of white circular sticks instead of the usual button shapes. While the candy comes in three flavours, you can most commonly find Cola and Strawberry flavors, both of which have a subtly sweet taste.
Where to get them? You can find Little Bobdog Candy in most convenient and provision stores.
13. Plum Candy
The Plum Candy, with its combination of sweet and sour was the beginning of my love for anything plum-flavoured. I loved rolling it around in my mouth and even now, I end up buying it every time I see it.
Where to get them? You can find Plum Candies at selected convenience stores and most old school provision shops.
14. Ice Pops
Personally, I believe Ice Pops are god’s gift to Singaporeans. This scathing heat is nothing if you have an Ice Pop in your hand and you could get it for just 10 to 20 cents, an unbelievable price in today’s economy.
In case you were wondering, I used to get the plum flavoured Ice Pops.
Where to get them? You can find Ice Pops in certain old school provision shops or you could make them yourself, they’re really easy to make.
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