A-Z inventions of Covid-19: Home-based businesses take off

XO sauce (above) from Umami Boy.
XO sauce (above) from Umami Boy.PHOTO: ST FILE

Limited-edition food boxes filled with Instagram-worthy pastries or doughnuts by home-based businesses have become coveted goods since the pandemic hit.

This is due to the appeal of small-batch production with quality ingredients; the thrill and bragging rights of snagging some highly sought-after treats; and the feel-good factor of supporting local businesses - especially those set up by people who lost their jobs in the pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 20, 2020, with the headline 'Home-based businesses take off'. Subscribe