Maltose crackers

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Maltose cracker
Maltose cracker-hk snack.jpg
Region or stateHong Kong

Maltose crackers are a traditional and popular food in Hong Kong, consisting of maltose syrup sandwiched between two saltine crackers.[1][2] Maltose crackers were popular in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s. At the beginning, people tended to use 'counter trade'[3] to get maltose crackers, nowadays, people buy it, or even make it by themselves because it is now rarer to find maltose crackers selling on the market.


Maltose crackers are one of the popular Chinese traditional snacks. It is popular because of its sweet taste. Moreover, its golden appearance and viscosity makes it favorable among children. The soft and smooth texture of the maltose combined with the crisp biscuit have great appeal, and the calorific value of maltose is high. However, the price of maltose crackers is low, and the ingredients are cheap, so they are easy to make at home.


There are a number of reasons why there are fewer people selling maltose crackers nowadays, but the most important one is that children have so many new choices.[4]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-04-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Cheap Eats: Island South, Kowloon, N.T. and others". 2 Aug 2011. Time Out Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 April 2013.