World cup snacks krispy kreme doughnuts

Score a goal with Krispy Kreme’s World Cup doughnuts such as the Soccer Field (above), which is filled with chocolate.

For die-hard football fans watching the World Cup 2014 at home, it’s vital to have snacks and drinks galore – all in a bid to stay awake. So here are 20 food and drinks we’ve rounded up for you to keep the belly happy and the adrenaline pumping in the middle of the night, or early morning, regardless of which team you are rooting for.

DRINKS

1. FAIRTRADE DRIP COFFEE

World cup drinks fair trade drip coffee

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Stay awake in style with instant drip coffee sachets.
Tear open the sachets, which come with handles that sit on a coffee cup.
Then, simply pour hot water on the ground coffee and it will drip through the packet.
Drink it black to stay awake.
Price: $6.90 for 10 sachets
Where: Muji outlets at Bugis Junction, 313@Somerset and Ion Orchard
Info: www.muji.com.sg

2. DESPERADOS TEQUILA BEER

World cup drinks tequila beer

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Cheer on the underdogs with this tequila-flavoured lager beer with refreshing lemon notes.
Price: $13.80 for a pack of three
Where: Available at FairPrice Finest and Cold Storage supermarkets
Info: www.desperadosbeer.com

3. KOREAN GINSENG DRINKS

World cup drinks ginseng drink

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SundayLife! was advised not to drink these at night, which makes them perfect for those who need to stay up for the matches. Lotte Mart sells both red ginseng ones, as well as one called Won Ki Sam which has a ginseng root in the bottle.
Price: From $1.50 for a 100ml bottle
Where: Lotte Mart with stores at 186 Telok Ayer Street, 67 Tanjong Pagar Road, and 101 Beach Road

4. WEIDER IN JELLY ENERGY DRINK

World cup drinks weirder in jelly energy drink

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If the usual sickly sweet energy beverages are not your thing, try this energy jelly drink instead, with a refreshing white grape flavour.
Price: $2.90
Where: Isetan and Cold Storage supermarkets

5. HONEY CITRON TEA

World cup drinks honey citron tea

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To soothe your throat after all the yelling and snacking, make a glass of warm or cool honey citron tea.
Price: $9 for 500g
Where: Lotte Mart stores at 186 Telok Ayer Street, 67 Tanjong Pagar Road, and 101 Beach Road

WORLD CUP THEMED FOOD

1. KRISPY KREME

World cup snacks krispy kreme doughnuts
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Get the ultimate sugar rush with Krispy Kreme’s World Cup doughnuts.
The Goal! soccerball doughnut is filled with cookies and cream, with chocolate icing. It is topped with crushed Oreos and powdered sugar.
The Soccer Field is a square doughnut with chocolate filling. It is soccer pitch perfect with vanilla icing and sugar crystals.
Price: $2.95
Where: Available until July 13 at Krispy Kreme outlets at Tangs Orchard Basement 1, 310 Orchard Road, open: 9am to 10pm (Sunday to Friday), 9am to 11pm (Saturday); and Income at Raffles, 16 Collyer Quay, 01-11/12, open: 7.30am to 9pm (weekday), 9am to 8pm (weekend)
Info: krispykreme.sg/

2. MCDONALD’S

World cup snacks mcdonalds Samba Spicy Drumlets
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It delivers round-the-clock and has outlets that are open 24/7.
The fast-food chain’s Brazil-inspired menu features a Beef Picante burger and Chicken Caramba burger (from $7.60 for an Extra Value Meal, while stocks last).
Other World Cup-themed choices include a refreshing Fiesta Lime McFizz (from $2.70), Samba Spicy Drumlets (from $2 for two pieces, from $9.80 for 10 pieces), and a hot Copa-Banana Pie (from $1).
Where: McDonald’s outlets islandwide, 24-hour McDelivery
Info: www.mcdonalds.com.sg/

3. BREADTALK

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Buns for supper or an early breakfast after the matches? BreadTalk’s Breadzil 2014 celebrates World Cup fever with four creations.
The Dillopillo ($1.60) is a spicy sambal chicken bun inspired by the armadillo mascot, while Go Goal! ($1.40) is a chocolate and custard cream-filled brioche shaped like a mini football.
Pick your favourite jersey number with Jerseylicious ($1.50), which is brioche with lemon custard and topped with chocolate icing.
There are also Superstix ($2.30), which are cheese or sesame breadstick bundles.
Where: Available until July 13 at all BreadTalk outlets, various opening hours
Info: www.breadtalk.com.sg

4. TIC TAC

World cup snacks tic tac

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Tic Tac candy are dressed in yellow and green, the World Cup host’s national colours.
The yellow Tic Tac is passionfruit- flavoured while the green one is apple-flavoured.
Price: $2.05
Where: Paragon Market Place, open: 9am to 10pm daily

5. CUPCAKES WITH LOVE

World cup snacks cucpcakes

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Launched last Friday, these pretty and petite World Cup cupcakes come in more than 40 eye-catching designs, such as flags of all the competing countries and World Cup 2014 themed logos.
The designs are printed on circular pieces of marzipan placed on top of piped icing.
Be spoilt for choice with 17 cake flavours available, including red velvet, salted caramel and Earl Grey milk tea.
All World Cup cupcakes can be bought off the shelf or order two to three days in advance.
Price: $4.50 each, $4 each for half a dozen
Where: Available until July 13 at Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, 03-22, open: 11am to 10pm daily and The Clementi Mall, 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, 04-33, open: 11am to 10pm daily
Info: www.cupcakes.com.sg/

SNACKS

1. KEROPOK

World cup snacks keropok

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If you need to crunch on something (like Luis Suarez), the addictive crackers and keropok from New Everyday will get you through the game.
Besides the usual prawn crackers, there are more unusual options such as crispy bean curd ($2 for a 60g pack), green pea twists ($2 for an 80g pack) black pepper prawn sticks ($4 for a 260g pack), pumpkin crisps ($4 for a 210g pack), and yam crisps ($4 for a 210g pack). Different flavours come in various sizes, but you will want the biggest packets.
Where: New Everyday, at Block 3017 Bedok North 5, 01-32, open: 8.30am to 7pm (weekday), 8.30am to 6pm (Saturday), 8.30am to 2pm (Sunday); and the walkway outside Gayatri Restaurant at 212 Telok Ayer Street, open: Noon to 3pm, weekdays only
Info: Call 6243-8232 or e-mail new_everyday@singnet.com.sg

2. WASABI POPCORN

World cup snacks wasabi popcorn

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Since popcorn goes with movies, why not with World Cup matches too?
For a good kick of wasabi, eat a handful at a go.
Price: $2.90
Where: Marks & Spencer outlets including Paragon, Raffles City and VivoCity, various opening hours

3. CHOCOELF CHOCOLATE-COATED NUTS

World cup snacks chocolate coated nuts

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For some, guilt-free snacking in the wee hours is harder than scoring a goal. Try the chocolate-coated nuts from Chocoelf, which have no sugar added.
Flavours include Red Tea Almonds, Green Tea Almonds, Strawberry Nuts, and Dark Chocolate Cashews. For a caffeine boost, go for the milk chocolate-coated coffee beans.
Price:$18.80 each, until July 2 buy four get one free
Where: Chocoelf, Takashimaya Department Store, Basement 2 Food Hall, open: 10am to 9.30pm daily
Info: www.chocoelf.com

4. CALIFORNIA CREAMERY NACHO CHEESE SAUCE WITH CRUNCHY TORTILLA CHIPS

World cup snacks nacho chips

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This handy package contains two tubs of cheese dip and a pack of nacho chips. Just hand these at your next World Cup party, no mess and no fuss.
Price: $6.10
Where: Market Place supermarkets

5. SUNSNACK SUNFLOWER SEEDS

World cup snacks sunflower seeds

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A healthy snack with nutritional value, these cereal- coated sunflower seeds still pack a punch with three flavours – Original, Seaweed, and Anchovy & Spice. Eat them on their own for a fuss-free snack or use them as toppings for a simple salad or yogurt.
Price: $3.60 a box of 12 packets
Where: Sheng Siong supermarkets at Block 209 New Upper Changi Road 01-631/02-631; Block 88 Tanglin Halt Road 01-10; 3 Yuan Ching Road 01-01A/02, open round the clock
Info: www.facebook.com/sunsnack

QUICK MEALS

1. CP FOODS READY MEALS

World cup snacks cp green curry

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Need a hot meal for the match? Ready meals such as those from CP can be dished up in a jiffy. Its rice dishes do not require defrosting and can go from freezer to microwave. Options include Chicken Green Curry with Rice, Stir Fried Chicken & Basil with Rice, and Breaded Fish in Tamarind Sauce with Jasmine Rice.
Price: $4.50 each
Where: Major supermarkets such as Cold Storage and FairPrice
Info: www.cpbrand.com/sg/

2. INSTANT NOODLES

World cup snacks nissin spa noodles

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Do not miss any moment of the matches boiling water for instant noodles. Just slurp microwavable frozen pasta from the instant noodle creators Nissin. Simply heat the pasta in its packet (opened on one side) and then toss the noodles with the topping or your own dressing of choice.
Price: $7.35 (Nissin Spa Genovese), $3.50 (Nissin Spa Oh Tarako Spaghetti)
Where: Isetan Scotts Supermarket, Shaw House, open: 10am to 9.30pm daily

3. DA PAOLO LASAGNA

World cup snacks lasagna

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Satiate hunger pangs in the wee hours with Da Paolo Gastronomia’s range of microwavable lasagna.
Price: $9.80 (spinach lasagna), $10.80 (beef, chicken and salmon lasagna)
Where: Da Paolo Gastronomia outlets including Holland Village, Great World City and I12 Katong, various opening hours
Info: www.dapaolo.com.sg

4. VADILAL QUICK TREAT INDIAN VEGETABLE CURRY

World cup snacks indian vegetable curry

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Vegetarians will be delighted with Vadilal Quick Treats’ range of frozen Indian curries, which includes Dal Tadka, Pav Bhaji, Sarson Ka Saag and Palak Paneer.
Simply pop the curry in its tray into the microwave and eat it with rice or prata for a quick hearty meal.
Price: $4.80 each for a box of curried Dal Tadka and Pav Bhaji
Where: Cold Storage supermarkets
Info: www.vadilalgroup.com/

5. AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY WAFFLES

World cup snacks blueberry waffles

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If you are off to work after the 4am matches, have a power breakfast with these blueberry waffles. Heat them up in the toaster or oven, drizzle some maple syrup on top, add some fruit, and you’re good to go.
Price: $6.30 for a box of 10
Where: Paragon Market Place, open: 9am to 10pm daily

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on June 29, 2014. For similar stories, go to sph.straitstimes.com/premium/singapore. You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.