Many tourists flock to China to see the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and of course, try the local cuisine. When people come to China they want a taste of the unique flavours of street food, hot pot, dumplings, and everyone’s favourite: noodles. Little do people think that some of the strangest, most unique flavours on the planet can be found in the aisle of the closest convenience store. Yes, you heard me right! China also has to offer weird Chinese snacks with strange flavours….all made by the most popular of snack brands. From cookies to chips, China has a large array of strange Chinese snacks with weird food flavours. What is included in this post is just the tip of the iceberg.
Both Iulia and I have tried a wide array of Chinese snacks since in China that can only be found locally. Things like individually wrapped sweet chicken wings to small snackable bags of spicy mini fish. In this post we focus only on the strange flavours that come from name brands. Probably the same brands that you eat at home. We are not saying these flavours are our favourite, or that we totally abhor them either. They happen to be as unique to China as the baozi you can buy at the local vendor. If anything, these snacks are always fun to try and make great souvenirs to take back to your friends when you go back home.
A Few Chinese Snacks To Be Tried. At Least Once
1. Cucumber, prawn and hot pot flavoured Lay’s chips
3. Oreo is also strongly represented in China, with unique flavours like mango/orange. Lay’s comes back with sweet Chinese yoghurt flavour
4. There are more “traditional” options too, like peanuts covered in sugar, sugary soy beans and cashews