I’m pretty sure all Malaysians can relate to these snacks we loved as kids and grew up with. Some of them still remained popular until today. So, we decided to compile a list of the top 12 snacks that will always have a special place in our hearts. Good ol’ times, guys!
Choki Choki is definitely one of my favourites! Its’ chocolate may not be the best, but the experience is definitely gold. Oh, that guilty pleasure when you sip on these slim tubes of decadent chocolate bit by bit! It’s also so convenient to slip them inside the pencil case and sneak a sip in class.
ICED GEM BISCUITS
This classic iced gem biscuits, also known as naval biscuits are just little biscuits with coloured icing sugar on top but they’re so addictive! Would you eat the biscuit first or the sweet, hard icing first? Or you’re one of those who will bite off the icing part and then let your parents finish off the biscuits? Although not as popular now, you can still find this treat at night market and certain supermarkets.
You may not be attracted to lemon tablet’s old-fashioned and quaint packaging, but you will certainly get addicted once you put them into your mouth. This candy seriously bring the term, “melts in your mouth” to a whole new level that one stick wouldn’t have been enough. Admit it- you have probably finish an entire pack in a day before!
This candy is kind of a strange, unique enigma but many Malaysians enjoy their pleasant taste. We’re not even sure why but a roll of these tangy bad boys will get you quickly addicted. I bet you don’t know what they were actually made of. ‘Haw” is not the brand of the candy but in actual fact, they are made out of Chinese hawthorn fruits.
Commonly known as Wang-Wang, this seasoned rice cracker is another childhood staple that wins many Malaysians’ heart. You can’t even compare Wang-Wang to any other rice cracker in the supermarkets, including Western ones. It’s definitely the MSG that makes it so tasty and addictive.
WHITE RABBIT CANDY
Have you heard of the recent rave on white rabbit bubble tea? Malaysians who grew up loving white rabbit candy would definitely join the queue to try. Too much of this milky goodness may render you feeling “jelak” but too little of them would leave you begging for more! Many would ask, “Are we allowed to eat the opaque wrapper that comes with it?” Yes! The wrapper is actually made of edible rice cellophane that dissolves in your mouth for even more goodness.
APOLLO CHOCOLATE WAFERS
Apollo Chocolate Wafers, famous for its red-foiled wrapper were indeed one of our favourite chocolate wafers. Though it melts and smears easily, we would still lick them off the wrapper. It’s delicious!
APOLLO LAYER CAKES
If you’ve eaten Apollo Chocolate Wafer, there’s a high chance you know about these layer cakes too. Still selling like hot cakes today, Apollo Layer Cakes come in different flavours for your likings. With a layer of buttercream sandwiched between two rectangular sponge cakes, the texture is light and fluffy. Sometimes, I have them for breakfast!
Mamee Monster is surely still Malaysian’s top favourite snack up until this very day. This “instant noodle” can be eaten straight away, and you can pair it with their flavourful seasoning. We must know some of our friends with a few packs guiltily stashed away in their office drawers.
DURIAN POP CORN
This classic snack may be called Durian Pop Corn, but in actual fact, they are only corn puffs! Every bite of this soft, crunchy and mildly-sweet treat will make you yearn for more from our roti-man’s jingling bells at school or your neighbourhood.
It’s not easy to find ice pops these days, a sweet treat that we always look forward to on a hot weather after school. They are only a simple flavoured-drink that is froze in long plastic tubes, but you will expect a large crowd at every ice pop sellers and roti-man outside the school gate. Well, you can easily make one of these at home if you miss having some ice pops!
Another uniquely flavoured candy, Nano Nano lets you experience sweetness, sourness and saltiness altogether. Once you pop this candy into your mouth, your face will cringe funny expressions when the sour part hits your taste buds.
So, out of these 12 snacks, which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment box below! For more related reads, do check out our articles “7 Viral Foods You Should Try in 2019” and “Simple Recipes To Make with the Kids”.