Artisanal foods are all the rage now, with small-batch local producers churning out unusual flavours of snacks and condiments.
These caught our eye, and passed our taste test.
From green tea to satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potato), the nougats ranged from the familiar to the uncommon. We like the Bobocharchar best – the coconut flavour and small chunks of taro chips were pleasant surprises in the not-too-sweet treat.
NEXT: Second Helpings Beenut Butter →
All three flavours of the peanut butter – original, cocoa and coconut vanilla – are less sweet than regular ones, with a natural nutty flavour, hint of saltiness, and a sandy texture from finely grounded peanuts. They are equally good atop a vanilla ice cream or on hot and crisp toast.
$12.90, from Open Farm Community (130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819)
NEXT: Social Food Co. Earl Grey Kaya →
Smooth and thick, the combination of coconut, pandan and Earl Grey makes the kaya deliciously fragrant. We also love the hint of citrus flavour that gave it a refreshing twist.
NEXT: The Mlk Co Almond Mlk Original →
Not your usual jams, these spreads are made with tropical fruits. The Tropical Calamansi Marmalade was a nice mix of sweet, sour and bitter, with bits of fruits for bite. The Singapore Sling Marmalade was sweeter, with a blend of fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and a predominant cherry flavour.
NEXT: 3 Bites Full Nougat →
By Andrea Kee, Her World, March 25, 2015. First published in Simply Her March 2015.
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