Other than spring cleaning, shopping and decorating the house, buying food is the next activity you should do to get ready for Chinese New Year!

SCOOP was at the first NTUC FairPrice’s outlet for our foodie shopping:

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Background of NTUC FairPrice: 

NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd (FairPrice) was founded by the labour movement in 1973. FairPrice’s social mission is to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. From one supermarket in Toa Payoh, FairPrice has grown to become Singapore’s largest supermarket retailer, with a network of more than 100 outlets comprising FairPrice supermarkets, Cheers, FairPrice Online, Fairprice Xpress,  FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Warehouse Club, FairPrice Enabled, and FairPrice Shop.  Today, with its multiple retail formats serving the various needs and interests of people from all walks of life, NTUC FairPrice has kept pace with the changing needs of its customers while remaining committed to its social mission and aspiration to be Singapore’s leading retailer with a heart.

SCOOP has scooped out 3 categories of food that both your parents till your siblings will enjoy!

1. CNY Goodies 

Duh, the title said it all.

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Spot the common goodies such as Spicy dried shrimps roll, pineapple tart, peanut cookies, arrow-head chips, kueh balu, love letter, and assorted nuts. Which is your favourite?

Mine top three will be arrow-head chips, kueh balu and love letter! I love the love letter as the love letter comes in different flavours, ranging from the chocolate, strawberry to original flavour. The crunchy sound that came out from it makes me crave for more! One love letter doesn’t seem to be enough.

While Kueh Balu is not crunchy at all but the pastry smell of it makes every calorie’s worth well.

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When I was younger, there are two items out of the many Chinese New Year goodies which I will get without fail. First, it will be the melon seeds. I love how challenging it is to take the fruit of the labour out from its shell. If I am blessed, I will be able to ‘crack’ the shell and retrieve the seed from the shell. If I am not that blessed, the melon seed is not out and I will be eating the shell while trying to take the seed. Do you have the same experience as me? Second, I love the chocolate coins because I thought that they were legit golden coins as it came with a treasure box which really makes me really think so highly of the coins. But sadly, the taste is not that great after I had tasted Ferrero Rocher. #truestory

I realised that all the goodies cost $10 and below. This means that most of us are able to afford the same goodies at a cheaper rate even when you are a student! No reason why you should not buy one item from NTUC FairPrice to add to the pile of goodies!

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All these snacks are as potent as the bite of a snake!

Once you open the bag of chips and put the chip into your mouth, the reaction is instant! Either, you will fall in love with the chip immediately and be absorbed into the chip world by putting more into your mouth OR you will hate it and stop munching it.

Previously, my colleagues and I bought the Cup Noodles’s flavour and it tasted really good. I am not a fan of Tom Yum Seafood but after trying this flavour, I began to open up my eyes to the world of Tom Yum. I am not trying to exaggerate on my experience though. Out of curiosity, my colleagues and I bought the FairPrice’s chilli flavour and sour cream and onion flavours. It tasted equally great as the typical chips though.  You must be wondering why FairPrice introduces Housebrand right and what is it about?

FairPrice Housebrands wants to provide good quality with best price for consumers like you and me!

When FairPrice Housebrand was introduced in 1985, the objective is to provide better value and saving, making essential items more affordable to everyone. So what is the difference between the Housebrand and commons goods? Housebrand on an average price range is priced at 10 to 15 percent lower than comparable products. As you recalled from the introduction of FairPrice, the social mission is the moderate the cost of living in Singapore. This is how FairPrice did to provide great value to customers from all walks of life. Amazing is it? So the next time you ever chance upon any Housebrand, take some time to appreciate it and not judge the quality of it. Do not judge a book by its cover.

3. Drinks 

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Ever since I did a 30 days challenge of not drinking sweet drinks, my taste bud has not reverted. Hence, though I do drink sweet drinks here and there, every flavour tastes super sweet to me even if it is just 25% sugar! So, all my order now is zero sugar! You may want to try going for zero sugar and might fall in love with it.

I was so thrilled to find out that Sarsi still exist and it has Sarsi Zero (first picture of the college)! I almost manage to convince my colleague to put the 24 cans of Sarsi at $7.75 for the value of money but he was not willing to buy that many cans! So, if you want to try how does Sarsi tastes like, you can purchase individual cans directly instead of a carton of 24 cans. But, it is Chinese New Year, you definitely will have guests coming to visit you, why not either impressed them with Sarsi for those who had not tried before or allowed the older one to reminiscence on this golden flavour?

While I was shopping for the CNY goodies, i chance upon this very kind initiative that this FairPrice’s outlet has:

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There is a corner where magnify glass was placed for probably the seniors who should have a close and careful look before their purchase. There is also this Call for Assistance button for the seniors and wheel-chair personnel who needed help on their purchase! Wow, I am impressed by how much this FairPrice’s outlet cares for the community in this estate.

A small action ripples into a big impact which will leave a legacy for generations to come!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post! We bought what we need for ourselves while carving out this post, just for you!

Our only objective is to share with you that NTUC FairPrice is also a cooperative that do well and do good as they contribute to the community with their various initiatives. They tailored the FairPrice’s outlets according to the different needs of the community but what remains is still their social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore so that everyone is able to purchase necessity at an affordable price.

Stay tuned to our last Huat ah’s post as Chinese New Year is approaching in a week time! 🙂