5 Dangerously Addictive Snacks to Try in Asia

From potato chips to chocolate bars, these five snacks will leave you craving for more.

Photo: Irvins Salted Egg Yolk Potato Chips

1. Irvins Salted Egg Yolk Potato Chips

As their tagline #dangerouslyaddictive suggests, these crumbly chips are so good, you won’t be able to stop at just one. Freshly made without preservatives, each potato chip is crisp and evenly coated with gritty, savory-sweet salted egg yolk powder, bearing the faint aroma of curry leaves.

Where to find it: Singapore

Photo: Black Thunder Chocolate Bar

2. Black Thunder Chocolate Bar

Easily one of the most popular chocolate snacks in Japan, the Black Thunder Chocolate Bar’s unusual name was partially inspired by the Japanese god of thunder. While seasonal variations are commonly found, the original features a chocolate-coated cookie bar mixed with rice puffs. Crunchy, rich, and delicious—there’s little not to like about it.

Where to find it: Japan

Photo: Haitai Calbee Honey Butter Chips

3. Haitai Calbee Honey Butter Chips

So overwhelmingly popular that it’s consistently out of stock at convenience stores, the Honey Butter Chips from Haitai Calbee are said to be as prized as Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket. Those lucky enough to snag a packet say that the chips have a rich and buttery taste, contrasted with a hint of honeyed sweetness.

Where to find it: South Korea, Japan

Photo: Chun Cui He Taiwan Milk Tea

4. Chun Cui He Taiwan Milk Tea

Can’t get your hands on freshly brewed bubble tea? Try a bottle of Chun Cui He Taiwan Milk Tea instead. The milk tea, which comes in 10 flavors including caramel, white chocolate coffee, matcha (green tea), oolong, and Sumiyaki coffee, is creamy and delicious without being cloyingly sweet.

Where to find it: Taiwan, Singapore

Photo: Gery Saluut Malkist Cheese

5. Gery Saluut Malkist Cheese

This biscuit snack from Indonesia may look deceivingly boring, but its flavors pack a punch. Each cracker is coated with cheese on one side and sugar crystals on the other, resulting in a snack that’s wonderfully sweet yet salty. We’ve found that the best way to enjoy the cracker is by dipping it in a piping hot cup of Milo.

Where to find it: Indonesia, Malaysia

 

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