American rapper Cardi B tweeted over the weekend that she would like to get her hands on Irvins Salted Egg potato chips, those snacks that have practically become a Singaporean icon.
The Grammy-winning musician had tweeted on Saturday (20 Feb) that she was going to the Asian market to get tamarind for her father. She asked her followers what Asian treats they'd recommend she pick up at the market.
One fan replied, asking her to try Irvins salted egg chips. Cardi B replied, "Can't wait to try."
Irvins jumped at the marketing opportunity, tweeting back at Cardi B, "We'd be so happy to send you some! We are at Hmart and Ranch99 and yes, we are #DangerouslyAddictive. We think you'll be into our spicy "hot boom" chips."
Irvins is well-known for its salted egg-flavoured potato chips and fried fish skin, which are popular among locals and tourists. The success of Irvins’ snacks has spawned other brands selling similar products.
If Cardi B eventually gets to taste Irvins' snacks, we just hope there are no lizards in them.
Other Asian snacks that fans recommended her included Yan Yan biscuit sticks, mochi and Samanco ice cream sandwiches.
Tamarind is used in Caribbean and South American cuisine, as well as Southeast Asian food. Cardi B's father is Dominican and her mother, Trinidadian.
She had revealed previously that she has an aunt-in-law who is Filipino. She surprised Asian fans last year when she posted photos on Instagram of a feast cooked by her Filipino aunt that included dishes such as adobo, fried bee hoon (rice vermicelli), empanadas and lumpia.
Malaysian and Indonesian fans got excited as they mistook the empanadas for curry puffs and the lumpia for spring rolls, foods that are common in Southeast Asia.
Cardi B recently broke multiple Billboard chart records with her latest single, Up.
Cardi B has insisted that she won't stop "bragging" about her success: