Chinese New Year is just round the corner and if you are stocking up on snacks to host your guests in your home during the visiting period, the Alvinology team has curated a list of alternative CNY snacks and goodies to consider beyond your traditional fares like bak kwa and pineapple tarts.

Here is the list:

Abalone Macadamia Nuts

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These nuts don’t just look like abalones – they taste like them too. Home-grown snack brand, @nibblesfarm, brought a twist to the Macadamia nut by introducing an Abalone flavour, perfect for Chinese New Year. The rich and crunchy Australia imported macadamia nuts are roasted, and a naturally buttery and salty abalone seasoning blend is dusted onto the nuts to give them a unique taste. The Abalone Macadamia nuts are priced at $25 for a 400g bag and two of such bags cost $42. Use the promo code “nibbles” when you buy online for 20% off with free shipping for orders above $100. More details are available on the official website. #nibblesfarm #macademia #nuts #cny2020 #chinesenewyear #snack

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These nuts don’t just look like abalones – they taste like them too.
Home-grown snack brand, @nibblesfarm, brought a twist to the Macadamia nut by introducing an Abalone flavour, perfect for Chinese New Year.

The rich and crunchy Australia imported macadamia nuts are roasted, and a naturally buttery and salty abalone seasoning blend is dusted onto the nuts to give them a unique taste.

The Abalone Macadamia nuts are priced at $25 for a 400g bag and two of such bags cost $42.

WOKWOK’s Cereal Prawn and Truffle Seaweed Potato Chips

Homegrown chips brand, WOKWOK’s #CerealslyGood Cereal Prawn Potato Chips and Truffle Seaweed Potato Chips. The bright yellow cheery packaging are a delight to the eyes and the chips are pack full of flavours.

They retail at S$24 and S$27 in packs of threes respectively.

Cemani’s Chicken Skin Crisps

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More alternative snacks for #CNY! This time from @cemani.sg, a home-grown brand that serves up chicken skin. Cemani recently introduced their newest flavour, the Cereal Chicken. This brings the total flavours to five versions – Saited Egg, Tom Yum, Mala, Cereal and Original. This Chinese New Year, why not try something new? Toss your Yusheng with a packet of Cemani Chicken Skin for crunchy bursts of chicken flavour with each mouthful. Or serve them as side snack alongside other traditional CNY dishes. All five flavours are halal-certified and come in 50g packs that are priced at S$5.50 each. You can get them online via Cemani’s online store. Swipe for a preview. #cemanisg #chickenskin #cny2020 #snacks

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Another homegrown snack brand, Cemani recently introduced their newest flavour, the Cereal Chicken. This brings the total flavours to five versions – Saited Egg, Tom Yum, Mala, Cereal and Original.

This Chinese New Year, why not try something new? Toss your Yusheng with a packet of Cemani Chicken Skin for crunchy bursts of chicken flavour with each mouthful. Or serve them as side snack alongside other traditional CNY dishes.

All five flavours are halal-certified and come in 50g packs that are priced at S$5.50 each. You can get them online via Cemani’s online store.

Aroma Truffles’ Truffles Chips

Check out @aromatruffle‘s Gift Box. Retailing at S$50, each box contains 3 Packets of Aroma Truffle Chips and 1 Bottle of Truffle Hot Sauce. The combination in the content is fully customisable and you get to pick your choice of Aroma Truffle chip flavours to pack into the gift box.

7-eleven’s CNY Onigiris

7-Eleven rolled out a new range of ready-to-eat CNY onigiris featuring some of Singapore’s favourite seafood found in classic celebratory dishes.

New flavours include: the Prosperous Grilled Mentaiko Salmon Onigiri; Fortune XO Fried Rice Onigiri; and Abundance Wasabi Tako Onigiri.

They are now available ($2.50 for one, $4.50 for two) in selected 7-Eleven stores from now till 29 Feb 2020 or while stocks last.

Magnum’s Chocolate Orange

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Elevate your reunions, as you ring in the year of the rat, with @magnum’s latest pleasure indulgence – Magnum Chocolate Orange. The limited edition ice-cream offers an exquisite infusion of the auspicious orange in juxtaposition with Magnum’s signature cracking chocolate, sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. From 4 to 25 Jan 2020, receive a complimentary Magnum red packet organiser with any purchase of three Magnum products for an abundant Lunar New Year. Retailing at S$10.90 in minipacks of six, the Magnum Chocolate Orange is available island-wide at all major super/hypermarkets, convenience stores, petrol marts, and on RedMart as well as Foodpanda in selected territories, for a limited time only. #magnumicecream #magnumsg #icecream #cny2020 #cny

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Elevate your reunions, as you ring in the year of the rat, with @magnum‘s latest pleasure indulgence – Magnum Chocolate Orange. The limited edition ice-cream offers an exquisite infusion of the auspicious orange in juxtaposition with Magnum’s signature cracking chocolate, sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

From 4 to 25 Jan 2020, receive a complimentary Magnum red packet organiser with any purchase of three Magnum products for an abundant Lunar New Year.

Retailing at S$10.90 in minipacks of six, the Magnum Chocolate Orange is available island-wide at all major super/hypermarkets, convenience stores, petrol marts, and on RedMart as well as Foodpanda in selected territories, for a limited time only.

Proofer’s CNY Pizza Buns

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Specially for #CNY, Proofer Boulangerie introduced their timely Prosperity Pizzas and Prosperity Buns to usher in the Year of the Rat. Celebrate the new year with interesting flavours like the Let’s Bakkwa Pizza (招财进宝) featuring slices of roasted chicken bakkwa, chicken ham, shredded chicken, diced capsicum, pineapple and cheese for that gooey goodness. Usher in good luck with the Bring Yu Prosperity Pizza (财源滚滚)- a tomato based pizza topped with chunks of tuna, crab stick slices, diced capsicum, onion, and cheese. The two pizza items are each priced at S$14.90, while the Prosperity buns are each retailing at S$2 or you can purchase all 4 buns at S$6 from all @prooferboulangerie outlets. Swipe for a preview. #cny2020 #pizza #prooferboulangerie #buns

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Specially for CNY, Proofer Boulangerie introduced their timely Prosperity Pizzas and Prosperity Buns to usher in the Year of the Rat. Celebrate the new year with interesting flavours like the Let’s Bakkwa Pizza (招财进宝) featuring slices of roasted chicken bakkwa, chicken ham, shredded chicken, diced capsicum, pineapple and cheese for that gooey goodness. Usher in good luck with the Bring Yu Prosperity Pizza (财源滚滚)- a tomato based pizza topped with chunks of tuna, crab stick slices, diced capsicum, onion, and cheese.

The two pizza items are each priced at S$14.90, while the Prosperity buns are each retailing at S$2 or you can purchase all 4 buns at S$6 from all @prooferboulangerie outlets.

BreadTalk’s Creative Seasonal Buns

From Prosperity Pineapple to Golden Mouse to Fortune Pillow buns, usher in all the fortune this cny with a galore of delectable treats from BreadTalk! Handcrafted with ingredients associated with good luck, get a head-start to a prosperous year while tucking into the sweet and savoury delights with your loved ones.

Available in-stores from now till 8 Feb, their new creations comprising of festive-designed buns, cakes, cookies, beverage and desserts.