Best Snacks To Add To Your Christmas/NYE Party - Mishry
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Best Party Snacks – Tried & Tested By Mishry

Finding delicious snacks for your house party just got simpler. Here’s Team Mishry’s compilation of the best snacks reviewed this year.

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There is no better way to end the year than being surrounded by loved ones, some good food and music.

No matter whether you are hosting a small or a large get together, snacks are the heart of any party. Our list of dry snacks for party includes products that are tried and tested at Mishry HQ during 2022. 

These party snack packets are a convenient and quick way to get your party started. From frozen snacks to beverages and bar nibbles, here is a list of the best party snacks to buy.

Best Snacks To Add To Your Party Menu

We have here a list of convenient, ready to eat and easy to cook snack options for your upcoming party. Let us check out the list in detail! 

1. Prasuma Bao Buns

prasuma bao buns variants

Ditch the fried aloo, and say hello to steamed baos!

Steamed Bao Buns are a traditional Chinese recipe that will make for an interesting addition to your New Year’s party menu. And here’s how you can prepare them without any effort. Frozen Bao Buns are Prasuma’s latest launch. These are available in vegetarian, non-vegetarian as well as a sweet version.

Features

  • All the variants come in a non-resealable pack. 
  • These are available in either pack of two or pack of six. 
  • It comes with a shelf life of 12 months. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • Super soft and fluffy. 
  • The bao are filled from end to end. No empty pockets!
  • Easy to prepare.

2.  Haldiram’s Punjabi Samosa

haldiram punjabi samosa box

A desi entry in the menu is a must. And we know that a plate full of samosa at an Indian party can never go wrong. It is one of the most loved snacks loaded with a flavorful and spicy stuffing. Haldiram’s frozen snack now offers Punjabi samosa. Everything from the cooking to the taste and texture was perfect here. 

Features

  • The 650 gm carton is priced at Rs. 220. 
  • It has a shelf life of 18 months. 
  • These also include pudina chutney and khatti meethi chutney. 
  • You can either deep-fry or bake them. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • The outer crust turned out crispy. 
  • Perfect balance of flavor is maintained here.

3.  Beyond Snack Kerala Banana Chips

beyond snack kerala banana chips variants

Dry snacks are an equally crucial part of any party menu. If you are planning for a big new year party, consider adding a few  dry snacks. Beyond Snack started in 2020 serves different flavors of banana chips. With a thin and crisp texture, these were a big hit in our review test. 

Features

  • These banana chips involve no hand touch, no artificial colors and no artificial flavors. 
  • Made using Nendran bananas.
  • Featured on Shark Tank, India.

Why is it Recommended?

  • The labels of these chips are very well detailed. 
  • It has no oily aftertaste. 
  • We loved the super crisp and thin texture. 

4. Coolberg Non Alcoholic Beer

coolberg non alcoholic beer variants

Beverages are the heart and soul of any party. Coolberg offers non-alcoholic beer in interesting flavors like cranberry, ginger, peach, mint, strawberry and malt. We found these to be very light, crisp and refreshing. Definitely ‘Add to cart’ for your bar setup.

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Features

  • These beers have a shelf life of 12 months. 
  • A 330 ml bottle is priced at Rs. 79. 
  • These come packed in a glass bottle. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • The packaging looks attractive. 
  • Full marks for the budget-friendly pricing. 
  • Refreshing and crisp.

5.  BRB Popcorn Chips

all the variants of brb popcorn chips placed side by side

Who said chips are only made using potatoes? BRB with its newest range of popcorn chips gave a unique twist to your regular chips. We reviewed four flavors – Salted Caramel, Golden Butter, Salsa, and Cheese & Olives chips. Unlike potato chips, these are made using corn as the hero ingredient. 

Features

  • The price of a 48 gm pack for all the variants is Rs. 40. 
  • It has a shelf life of 6 months. 
  • These chips are popped. They are not fried or baked. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • These chips are gluten free. 
  • It has a clean ingredient list. 
  • The texture is super crips. Thumbs up!

6.  Imagine Meats Chicken Nuggets

imagine chicken nuggets appearance

Something for those newly turned vegetarians – try the ‘Chicken Nuggets’ by Imagine Meats. Started by Bollywood’s loveable couple Ritiesh Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh, their product list covers plant based snacks. Team Mishry gives these a huge thumbs up for their fresh and meaty taste. 

Features

  • Rs. 595 is the price of a 500 gm pack. 
  • There are around 20 pieces in a 500 gm pack. 
  • The shelf life is one year. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • These nuggets are chunky and juicy. 
  • It has a fresh and meaty taste. 
  • Full marks for the balanced seasoning. 

7.  Lay’s Gourmet Potato Chips

lays gourmet chips reviewed variants

Addictive and will definitely add oomph to your platter. Lay’s Gourmet chips are gourmet in its truest sense. We liked all three variants, but the cheese flavor takes the cake. 

Features

  • These chips are slow cooked kettle chips. 
  • It comes with a shelf life of 4 months. 
  • They come in a 55 gm and 30 gm pack. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • The texture of these chips is top notch. 
  • Excellent packaging.
  • We loved the innovative flavors.

8. Prasuma Spring Rolls 

prasuma spring rolls packaging

Spring rolls are popular Chinese appetizers that make for an ideal party snack. Filled with vegetables and glass noodles, these are best when deep-fried until crispy brown. Prasuma’s spring rolls are quick to prepare, flavored perfectly and have a flaky outer crust. Ditch the regular potato based snack and give these a try. We bet your guests will love them. 

Features

  • A 240 gm pack is priced at Rs. 175 which holds six pieces.
  • It has a shelf life of 12 months. 
  • The pack also includes a dipping sauce. 
  • You can either air fry, deep fry or steam these. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • We loved the flaky and crisp outer crust. 
  • These are generously filled with the vegetable stuffing.
  • The dipping sauce is super flavorful.

9. Rewynd Special Mix Masala Sing Chana

the packaging of rewynd masala sing chana

If you plan to add a variety of ready-to-eat snacks to your party menu, Rewynd offers some flavored roasted chana and peanuts. We reviewed Rewynd Special Mix Masala Sing Chana and loved the flavors, freshness, and bold crunch. This is hands-down Mishry’s top recommendation for chakna.

Features

  • The 40 gm pack is priced at Rs. 10. 
  • It has a shelf life of 6 months. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • Loved the enticing aroma and flavor of masalas. 
  • No aftertaste of oil.
  • Balanced seasoning.

10. Jabsons Roasted Peanuts Nariyal Pani Khari Sing

a look at the outer and inner packaging of jabsons nariyal pani khari sing

Jabsons is well known for its range of flavored peanuts and chana. We at Mishry reviewed Jabsons nariyal pani flavored peanuts and were quite impressed with this eclectic combination. These peanuts are roasted to perfection and have a delicate coconut water flavor. 

Features

  • These roasted peanuts come in a vacuum pack. 
  • A 400 gm pack costs Rs. 170. 
  • The shelf life is 6 months. 
  • These are big sized plumpy peanuts. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • These taste fresh. 
  • Super crisp texture. 
  • These are roasted to perfection.

11. ACT II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn

act ii southern spice instant popcorn packaging

ACT II, a brand synonymous with popcorn around the world, offers instant popcorn in multiple flavors. With the launch of its newest Southern Spice flavor it brought yet another desi twist to its instant popcorn. We loved them for this unique flavor and we bet your guests will too! 

Features

  • The price of a 70 gm pack is Rs.33. 
  • It has a shelf life of 10 months. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • Excellent popping ability. 
  • Delectable southern flavors. 
  • These are not oily to touch. 

12. Kingfisher Ultra Non Alcoholic Beer

kingfisher ultra non alcoholic beer review

Teetotalers, anyone? Something that tastes similar to alcohol minus the alcohol content. Kingfisher’s Ultra Non-Alcoholic Beer is light on the palate and an excellent addition for your upcoming party. Visually, it looks similar to beer and has a clear appearance.

Features

  • This beer comes in a glass bottle. 
  • No alcohol content.

Why is it Recommended?

  • It is light on the palate. 
  • It is low in calories. 
  • Visually, it looks similar to regular beer.

13. Chicken Popcorn

chicken popcorn winners and recommendations

An excellent non-vegetarian snack you can add to your party menu is chicken popcorn. And with frozen chicken popcorn readily available, the preparation process becomes all the more easy. We reviewed five popular brands of ready-to-cook chicken popcorn. Team Mishry loved Meatzza’s chicken popcorn for its juicy meat and crisp outer cover. These definitely deserve an invite to your next party.

Features

  • A 500 gm pack is priced at Rs. 335. 
  • It has a shelf life of 12 months. 
  • You can prepare them using three methods – deep frying, microwave, and in a convection oven.

Why is it Recommended?

  • This has a super juicy filling. 
  • Excellent and crisp outer texture. 
  • The casing to the filling ratio is just right.

14. Kari Kari Japanese Premium Snacks

kari kari review

Kari Kari’s Japanese Premium snacks is a relatively new entrant in the market. This has a mix of hollow rice snacks and roasted peanuts. It is available in different flavors including – Chilli Garlic, Spice Mania, Salt Pepper, and Wasabi. Add these to your cart now and surprise your guests with this unique snack.

Features

  • A 60 gm pack of all the variants is priced at Rs. 50. 
  • These come with a shelf life of one year. 
  • These are packed in a matte black pouch that is not resealable. 

Why is it Recommended?

  • These are roasted snacks. 
  • It is free from refined flour. 
  • The rice snacks are super crisp.

Some special mentions for your charcuterie board include the Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits, Malkist Cheese Crackers, Amul Cheese Cookies and Mooz Formaggio cheddar cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few interesting FAQ’s on the Best Snacks For Christmas/NYE Party :

No matter whether it is a christmas party, new year party or any other party a delightful list of snack items is always a win win situation. An ideal snack list for a new year party would include beverages, fried snacks, and dried snacks.  Some of the common snack items you can include in your New Year party are: pizza pockets, paneer bites, momos, and veggie fingers

A few snacks and beverages you can add for your Christmas party would include hot chocolate, plum cake, ginger cookies, and sausage rolls.  

For any party to be smooth and successful, advance planning is a must. Make a list of all the items that you require to prepare for your party and avoid last minute running. When everything is organized, you will be able to attend to the guests better and more peacefully.

If you’re looking for an even easier way, we suggest buying frozen, ready to eat snacks.

Some of the popular kind of dips you can include in your New Year party menu includes – salsa dip, jalapeno popper dip, guacamole, black bean dip or a classic veggie dip.

Final Words

There you go! Good food and good music are necessary to make your party a roaring success. From chips to frozen snacks to bar nibbles, here’s a list of our recommended snacks reviewed in our test kitchen in 2022.  

Which snack would you prefer to add to your party? Do let us know in the comments below.

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