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35 Of My Asian Childhood Snacks That My Non-Asian Friends Laughed At

Y'all were just mad because of your BASIC Lunchables, Butterfinger, and Capri-Sun.

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35 Of My Asian Childhood Snacks That My Non-Asian Friends Laughed At
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I was and still am obsessed with Asian and Filipino snacks. However, there was a period in my life where I would hate bringing any to school. My friends would scowl at its "exoticness." They'd pinch their noses and if they ever attempted to taste it, they'd spit it out. Funny enough, those same friends are the ones I see skipping around the 626 Night Market and trying Asian "Mukbangs" on their mediocre YouTube Channels.

However, in college and the creation of Facebook groups like Subtle Asian Traits showed me that there was nothing I had to be ashamed about. I'm going to bring my not-bought-from-Ralph's snacks with me and EAT THEM without SHAME.

1. choco-knots 

Seafood City Product Display

It's literally just twisted breadsticks dipped in chocolate. Also, 65% of the bag is air. BUT THAT'S OK.

2. Chrysanthemum Tea Drink

https://www.hmart.com/489102870645

A teacher of mine once described this as SUGAR WATER.

FALSE.... but also true.


BUT MAINLY FALSE.

3. Hei Chiao Shredded Pork 

https://www.seriouseats.com/2011/05/my-latest-obsession-pork-floss-chinese-rousong-pork-sung-pork-fu.html

AKA you're too broke or too lazy to cook real meat so you mix this in with rice.


ALSO someone once described this as MEAT FAIRY FLOSS. WHAT.

4. Choko Choko 

https://www.aboutfilipinofood.com/choko-choko/

It's melted chocolate. Not quite pudding. And it's difficult to get every last drop, but hey, it's totally worth.

5. Yakult

https://www.yakultusa.com/

Stomach medicine or a dessert? The line is very thin.

6. Marukawa Bubble Gum

https://247japanesecandy.com/collections/gum

Nobody reallllyyy knew what the frog one was. You always ate the strawberry one first and the grape one last (duh).

7. Hi-Chew

https://www.hi-chew.com/

I could feel myself over-salivating already.

8. Lychee Coconut Jelly 

https://www.amazon.com/Lychee-Coconut-Candy-Jelly-Cups/dp/B0038KCCMS

WARNING: highly addicting. very tedious to open. you may fail to open the top multiple times. be sure to slurp the juices.

9. Hello Panda 

https://www.amazon.com/Meiji-Hello-Panda-Chocolate-Biscuit/dp/B000H2DZS0/ref=sr_1_6?crid=1EX5EM884ZS0P&keywords=hello+panda&qid=1551306478&s=grocery&sprefix=hell%2Cgrocery%2C428&sr=1-6

This has gone to the mainstream nowadays. I mean, Costco even sells it. For some reason, the ones with the panda ears are always better.

10. Stik-O

https://shop.waiyeehong.com/food-ingredients/snacks-sweets/biscuits-crackers-and-cakes/everyday-biscuits-crackers/everyday-biscuits-cookies/stick-o-chocolate-wafer-stick

You pretended to use this as a cigarette.

11. Choc-Nut 

https://www.amazon.com/King-Choc-Nut-Chocolate-Philippines/dp/B00IYO85AQ

Nutty, chcolatey, mess.

12. Yan Yan 

https://www.amazon.com/Meiji-Yan-Cream-Snack-Flavors/dp/B000VRI1EO

You always ran out of the bread sticks so you used your finger...ya nasty.

13. Choco Mallows 

https://www.myasiangrocer.com.au/fibisco-choco-mallows-100g/

Soft, chewy, crunchy, chocolatey. Sometimes you ate a piece of aluminum foil.

14. Haw Flakes 

https://www.amazon.com/HAW-FLAKES-3x3-88OZ/dp/B005XE8CDU

Apparently these are stomach ailments? Seems like a snack to me.

15. Rice Crackers 

https://jet.com/product/Rice-Cracker-Original-Flavor-373oz/ca0ba90bf847459d85589212dbc59410?jcmp=pla:ggl:nj_cons_gen_grocery_a3:grocery_snack_foods_other_a3:na:PLA_786070962_49640026548_pla-319961105679_c:na:na:na:2PLA15&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=786070962&is_retargeting=true&clickid=30c761a0-f5fa-45c5-8418-ee04994a9565&kclid=30c761a0-f5fa-45c5-8418-ee04994a9565&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkH6lY1jWXzb_-tqtVmz1wAoJtOl3urUn1VJZQo3ZIneijL3T4F-BXgaArFVEALw_wcB

One of my friends called these "Air Crackers."

16. Thai tea 

https://www.ebay.com/i/152827784732?chn=ps&var=452551933460

THE OG TREAT

17. White Rabbit 

https://www.amazon.com/White-Rabbit-Creamy-Chinese-International/dp/B00GNNGLOM/ref=asc_df_B00GNNGLOM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312118140915&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2207974241868631655&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061122&hvtargid=pla-583173406043&psc=1

YOU EAT THE PAPER. NO, NOT THAT PAPER. THE ONE INSIDE THE OTHER PAPER.

18. SkyFlakes 

https://www.amazon.com/M-Y-San-Skyflakes-Crackers-14oz/dp/B0009FHDB0

Apparently, it's a diet now.

19. Pocky 

https://www.pocky.com/

But there was never enough cholocate on these sticks.

20. Shrimp Crackers 

https://www.amazon.com/NongShim-Shrimp-Cracker-Ounce-Packages/dp/B000LQNK6Y

Somewhere in between Styrofoam and MSG

21. Calpico 

http://tomodachi.us/tag/calpico/

You ABGs ruined this drink for me ever since y'all were introduced to alcohol.

22. Filipino Dried Mangoes 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=7d+dried+mangoes&hvadid=174236281088&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9061122&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3186379123470493998&hvtargid=kwd-3253875240&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_fmyfp4xxf_e

If you prefer the Trader Joe's dried mangoes, please make your way out the door and exit my life.

23. Milo 

https://www.amazon.com/Nestle-Milo-Chocolate-14-1-OZ/dp/B001IUZPME

Was I the only one who ate this out of a spoon and coughed like a maniac right after??

24. Piattos 

https://www.amazon.com/Piattos-Cheese-Flavored-Potato-Chips/dp/B015WWVN5G

Addicting, cheesy, crispy, and way better than your Cheese Cheetos.

25. Chocolait 

Magnolia Foods

TWO WORDS:


SHE THICCCCCCC.

26. Mik-Mik 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/x1-MIK-MIK-SWEETEND-MILK-POWDER-22-PIECES-MADE-IN-PHILIPPINES-FILIPINO-TREAT-/162536457367

NO IT'S NOT COCAINE. NO YOU DON'T USE THE STRAW TO SNORT IT. AND BTW THIS IS A HORRIBLE ADVERTISEMENT PICTURE.

27. Polvoron 

https://usa.inquirer.net/3261/look-pinipig-polvoron-recipe-goldilocks-bakebook?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1

Somewhere in between making your mouth extremely dry and making you drool.

28. Pastillas 

https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/pastillas-de-leche/

It's basically edible condensed milk.

29. Hopia 

https://www.foxyfolksy.com/hopia-recipe-munggo-ube-filling/

RED BEAN AND UBE (TARO) FILLING FOR DAYS. NO DEBATE ON IT (OK maybe the yellow mongo is good too).

30. Butter Mamon 

Red Ribbon

it's basically 99% butter. Let's just say it counts for your Keto diet.

31. Filipino Puto 

PanlasangPinoy.com

Hi latinos/hispanics, we can explain. It's just rice cake with Eden Cheese.

32. Boy Bawang 

Boy Bawang Co.

It's break your teeth and make your breath smell but you love it anyways.

33. Nagaraya 

Nagaraya Co.

Again, it'll break your teeth and make your breath smell but you love it anyways.

34. Gummy Choco 

https://www.auntiekcandy.com/products/meiji-japan-choco-gummy-candy-tube-in-assorted-flavors?variant=18247915733049&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkG1MzZBWkitwoJs9rFgjN1EeaS6s90l7CIM7GqIVa2aw7l8mh2vE3oaArNBEALw_wcB

This is the treat you got when your mom was in a good mood. It would later be turned into a piggy bank or some sort of storage.

35. Coconut Juice 

Chaokoh Brand

VitaCoco got nothing on this OG baby.

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