Crunch time for Asian snacks

Locally made snacks like you tiao chips and rendang potato chips are the flavour of the day

Ms Audrey Chew (left) got together with Ms Bandana Kaur (right) to create you tiao chips, which come in two flavours - soya milk with coconut; and sweet and spicy.
Ms Audrey Chew (left) got together with Ms Bandana Kaur (right) to create you tiao chips, which come in two flavours - soya milk with coconut; and sweet and spicy.ST PHOTOS: KELLY HUI
Ms Audrey Chew got together with Ms Bandana Kaur to create you tiao chips (above), which come in two flavours - soya milk with coconut; and sweet and spicy.
Ms Audrey Chew got together with Ms Bandana Kaur to create you tiao chips (above), which come in two flavours - soya milk with coconut; and sweet and spicy.ST PHOTOS: KELLY HUI
F.east (Flavours Of The East).
F.east (Flavours Of The East). PHOTO: F.EAST
Glico X Jumbo Seafood.
Glico X Jumbo Seafood.PHOTOS: JUMBO SEAFOOD
Crusty’s.
Crusty’s.PHOTO: CRUSTY’S
Cemani.
Cemani.PHOTO: CEMANI

Singapore is a nation of snackers, with a snack food market poised to hit US$166 million (S$226.7 million) in value this year.

This means each person here consumes an average of 3.1kg of snacks - or 50 regular-sized (60g) packs of potato chips - a year, according to market research company Statista.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Crunch time for Asian snacks'. Print Edition | Subscribe