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4S Rating - A Guide to your Favorite Snacks

Have you ever wondered how it really is inside that sparkly pack of snacks which are so attractive to be grasped? How can I pick up some nice and tasty souvenirs to share with my friend when I’m back from this vacation? The picture looks nice but the descriptions are all in some kind of language which I hardly understand?

4S Rating - A Guide to your Favorite Snacks

And this is how 4S rating has been invented exclusively at Thai Snack Online to guide you to pick the right tastiest choice of yours. Talking about Thai snacks, the four well-known offers are definitely Spicy, Sweet, Salty and Sour hence we pick them up as our main schemes. Combining with the important value among snack hunters such as Halal certified, No MSG and No Added Preservative screening should maximize your potential for the right decision. In snacks world, everyone speaks the same language with these schemes so let’s have a moment to talk about each one.

Spicy – Hot, hot and hotter!

Spicy – Hot, hot and hotter! This is the definite feeling for whom has ever touched the famous little tiny chilli of Thailand yet powerful. However, actual research shows that hot chilli actually protect the stomach lining and may prevent the gastric damage associated with anti-inflammatory painkillers. They are high in nutrients such as calcium plus vitamins A and C, and there’s some evidence that hot chilies can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, help prevent diabetes and boost metabolism. Spicy food also acts as an antioxidant and blood thinner, which aids in heart disease by improving cardiac blood vessel strength. The large-scale study that included almost half a million people found that those who had more spicy food – generally in the form of chili peppers – more than once a week had a reduced overall risk of death over the seven-year study period. Although, overwhelming with spices can also cause heartburn, reflux disease and/or become tasteless because of its acidic and irritant properties. So know your limits and balance your desire.

Mama - Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum

Mama - Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Hottiest & Spiciest you’ve ever known

Sweet – The basic of all snacks and sweets. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down with some fancy tricks on your tongue, and your eyes. Sugars and some synthetic sweeteners interact with two types of taste receptors on the tongue. Sweet taste can also be naturally found in milk and milk products (like butter, ghee, and cream), most grains (especially wheat, rice, and barley), many legumes (like beans and lentils), sweet fruits (such as bananas and mangos), and certain cooked vegetables (such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets). It is one of the basic tastes and is universally regarded as a pleasurable experience, except perhaps in excess.

Sweet – The basic of all snacks and sweets
Salty – A strong dried taste somehow unpleasant though somehow addicted

Salty – A strong dried taste somehow unpleasant though somehow addicted. It is found in any sea vegetables (like seaweed and kelp) and foods to which large amounts of salt are added (like nuts, chips, and pickles). The most probable cause of a salty taste in the mouth is simply dehydration. The more dehydrated a person is, the more concentrated the chemicals are that are in saliva. It is a taste produced primarily by the presence of sodium ions. Unlike sweetness, saltiness is the basic expectation of main courses more than snacks. Hence, it can help fulfill your hunger more than inviting more. It’s the beauty of any snacks that is supposed to be a complimentary after meal to be able to replace either breakfast, lunch or dinner instead with this property.


Sour – eeee ee eeiii ii i eiw …. Sourness is simply the taste that detects acidity. It is detected by a small subset of cells that are distributed across all taste buds in the tongue. It is commonly found in citrus fruits (such as lemon and limes), sour milk products (like yogurt, cheese, and sour cream), and fermented substances (including wine, vinegar, pickles, sauerkraut, and soy sauce). Sour taste generally stimulates digestion, helps circulation and elimination, energizes the body, strengthens the heart, relieves thirst, maintains acidity, sharpens the senses, and helps extract minerals such as iron from food.

Pretz - Larb

Pretz - Larb All Thai taste in one bite

Finally, this is 4S rating which we at Thai Snack Online hope that this could help us connect through the myth of unknown taste behind the sparkly pack of snacks. Enjoy variety of selections we offer you at our Products page as we now ship globally to your home.

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