A couple weeks ago we reviewed some of our favorite Thai snacks and they nearly all sold out right away. Not to worry, we have more arriving tomorrow! However, we wanted to keep the series going and take a look at some of our Favorite Filipino Snacks that are offered for sale here in our international snack store.
Currently we offer 5 different categories of Filipino Snacks. They include Filipino Nuts & Crackers, Candy, Chips, Noodles, and Cakes. To keep this article short we will highlight one of out best-sellers from each category.
These are just a few of our favorite Filipino Snacks. Be sure to check out all the great Nuts & Crackers, Candy, Chips, Noodles, and Cakes that we offer from the Philippines. Also be sure to check back next week as we take a look at our favorite Korean Snacks!
Here are at World of Snacks we’ve made a career out of exploring sweet and salty treats from around the world. We’ve spend a few years writing about our exploration of foreign snacks and a nearly a year and a half ago we started offering our favorites for sale in our international snack store. We use our snack blog to highlight our travels through flavor and tonight we are featuring a treat that is has recently been added to our inventory of Filipino Snacks.
Years ago when we came up with the idea for World of Snacks we polled our international friends and asked them their favorites. One snack that was actually brought to us by a friend was SkyFlakes Crackers. When she gave us the snack we were shocked that salted crackers are even considered a snack in the Philippines. Later when we started selling Filipino Snacks Online we discovered SkyFlakes Chocolate, and started to understand the fixation with crackers as a snack. It’s been a steady seller so when we discovered SkyFlakes Condensada we couldn’t wait to try them!
Typically our review panel consists of 3-10 reviewers. For this SkyFlakes Condensada review I decided to go it on my own. I am the only one in our typical group of testers who was actually familiar with the product. So here is a rare personal review for your consumption.
First impression- why would anyone want three layers of crackers? However, after the second bite the crackers subsided and the Condensada prevailed. The crackers themselves are buttery and better than your normal American Saltines. The condensed milk center offers just a hint of sweetness and left me wanting more. Maybe it’s the abundance that was enjoyed during my childhood? Nah, it needs more sweetness! Offering only a mild sweetness is typical for a Filipino Snack so overall I think the SkyFlakes Condensada held up to my personal expectations and I think it’s a decent overall snack.
Well there you have it. I’d love for you to buy SkyFlakes Condensada and have you come back to leave your own personal review below. Heck, I’ll even send you some free snacks on your second purchased if you do. As always, keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the very best snacks found anywhere in the world. Our goal is to be the largest international snack store. Each month in 2014 we will expand our snack shop to include a new country and their best cookies, cakes, chocolate, sweets, and gummies. Right now we offer the best British Snacks and American Snacks. Next month, we will add German snacks to our inventory. We haven’t decide what will come after that so we are utilizing our snack blog as a way to document out search for future countries and inventory. Today our snack blog is off to the Philippines!
So far we have reviewed a handful of snacks form the Philippines and all have been enjoyable. Our favorite Filipino snack thus far is he Puto Seko Coconut Angel Cookies. The snack under review today is LA2PU Dried Papaya. Will this fruit snacks from the Philippines surpass our recently found appreciation for the Angel Cookies? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
Generally we start out with a little information about the manufacture or snack company that produces the foreign snack under review. Something that we have noticed in previous Philippine snack reviews is the lack of information about their companies. LA2PU has no information about them online, so we will skip past that and take a look at the packaging. The presentation of the snack is pretty straightforward. Their logo looks is basic and the package reads “LA2PU Dried Papaya.” In the corner it reads “ Export Quality.” There is a picture of a papaya and a clear window showing the dried fruit contained with in. That’s about it, so let’s see how this snack tastes.
Will World of Snacks offer LA2PU Dried Papaya when our international snack store includes Philippine snacks? The answer is a 100% no way, unless we find that this batch was tainted. Even then, we will not offer snacks that do not offer the same level of quality we expect from our brands here in the USA. We will continue our search for delicious Filipino snacks but until then check out the current offerings in our international snack store. If you’d like to be notified as new countries are added to our inventory be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to find the very best snacks from around the world. We are also hoping to explore foreign cultures and create a personal connection with these cultures through food. One country that is often in our thoughts recently is the Philippines. The massive storm that has recently rolled through has taken many lives and left many others with out homes. Our international snacks group is based out of Florida (USA), and we too have previously felt the impact of major storms. We don’t want to dwell on a subject that is already well covered by major media but we did want to mention that the Philippines and their people are in our thoughts before we diving into our snack review
Our snack sample came in a bag that for some reason had been modified. The weight was adjusted to read 171g and is followed some characters that clearly appeared to be Chinese. We found the text on the back very intriguing:
"Don’t be deceived by this white rock-looking cookie! Every piece is bursting with flavor that you can’t resist! Serve with hot or cold beverage, soda, or ice cream.”
Now that we’ve got you excited, lets get on with the taste test of Puto Seko Coconut Angel Cookies!
From the description above you may have guessed, this foreign snack is a cookie that looks like a small rock, and yes, it is bursting with flavor. The cookie is hard and when bitten into crumbles in to many pieces. It’s almost best to just throw the whole thing in your mouth. The flavor bursts, just a tad. The coconut is mild and the cookie is overpowering. There is also a subtle chalky after-taste and small traces of coconut that stick around. Overall we all enjoyed the snack, and the mention of ice cream on the back does make us want to try it that way.
Will World of Snacks offer Puto Seko Coconut Angel Cookies in our international snack shop that is set to open at the first of the year? Not initially, but when we added the Philippines to our store later in the year we imagine the Puto Seko Coconut Angel Cookies will be part of our normal inventory.
Our international snacks blog is authored by Richard Olivarez. Please contact for article suggestions.
World of Snacks is on a quest to locate the very best snacks in the world. Starting in 2014 we will offer cookies, chips, chocolates, and sweets from around the world for sale with shipping to everywhere! Our first country to be featured will be England with a new country added to our online snack store each month. As we continue our search for inventory we will still be reviewing snacks on our blog. Our foreign snack under review today is from the Philippines.
Our Filipino treat comes from a company labeled Trappist Monastic Food Products and is manufactured by Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey. The Abbey is located on the island of Gurmaras and has a long tradition of hospitality and excellence. For over 1500 years these monk have prayed and worked in common and lived by the labor of their hands. Apparently this snack from the Philippines is one of these labors. In addition to our snack, Trappist Mango Bars, these monks make several other treat and sweets. Let’s get on to the review!
From the box of these Mango Bars we were not sure what to expect. The packaging is bland but intriguing. Their logo includes a monk stirring a caldron, which in the US is highly unusual to see on a snack box (or at all). Our sample weighs in at 220g and comes with 10 individual wrapped bars. A graphic in the corner read Guimaras’ Finest, so that’s reassuring. After careful inspection we ripped the box open and began our taste test.
Will World of Snacks include Trappist Mango Bars in the inventory for our international snack store? The answer is a clear maybe. We really like the snack, so much so that even if we don’t stock it we may purchase it for our own consumption. The only reason we are unsure is the snack is literary made by monks in a far off land. A friend returning from the Philippines brought these Mango Bars to us and we are not sure if the monks have yet mastered global distribution. All that means is, a little more research is needed. To stay up to date with our progress and to receive a special coupon to the launch of our international snack store, be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking!
Our international snacks blog is authored byRichard Olivarez. Please contact for article suggestions.
We are traveling the world in search of unique and original snack flavors from every country we can think of. So far we have trekked 27 countries offering an array of delicious foreign snacks. For our snack review this time we find ourselves back in the Philippines.
Last time we landed in the Philippines we reviewed the Choc Nut, a peanut milk chocolate snack that seems to be loved by many. Our response to this Filipino snack is one of the highest of all snacks we have review thus far. This international snack review is for Oishi Prawn Crackers Spicy Flavor.
Our Philippine snack under review is Oishi Prawn Crackers Spicy Flavor. Our sample is a 2.12oz shinny red bag with a background image containing fire and red peppers. The main image on the bag shows the product with some retro text and a whole prawn. Now let’s get on to the taste test!
Well we know my household will stock Oishi Prawn Crackers Spicy Flavor but will this chip make the line-up for our normal inventory on World of Snacks when our international snack store launches? Of course the answer is yes! They are a delightful treat and even if the Philippines is not one of our first offered countries it will eventually be stocked in our online store. If you’d like to stay up to date on our progress be sure to follow us on facebook!
Today our international snack blog heads to the country that is home of the Chocolate Hills! Unfortunately after a little research the hills do not produce cocoa or any form of chocolate. If you are a geography buff you may have guessed, we reviewing a snack from the Philippines. Last time we sampled a snack from the Philippines we took at a look at the very unique Moby Crunch Chocolate. Today we are reviewing another unique chocolate treat, the King Choc Nut.
The King Choc Nut is manufactured by Unisman, a confectionery company that we are not able to find any detailed information on. We ran into a similar issue with our last Pinoy snack, and it seems this may be an ongoing occurrence with snacks from the Philippines.
Our sample for this Philippine snack review is a mid-size package weighing in at 6.77 ounces and containing 24 individually wrapped mini candy bar type pieces. From first impression it seemed as if we were buying one bar in a shiny gold and red wrapper. It wasn’t until we opened the snack for the review did we notice it has many smaller bars. This allowed us to share and we increased our taste test group to include 10 members (and we still have bars left over.)
The full name, King Choc Nut Peanut Milk Chocolate really describes exactly what this snack is. The ingredients are listed as roasted peanuts, can sugar, milk powder, cocoa powder, and vanilla. To be honest, it tastes exactly as you would image. With simple ingredients and no chemicals, you get a straightforward snack. The Choc Nut falls apart as soon as you open it and we deduct it’s due to its simple structure. All of the tasters rated this snack enjoyable and only one really liked it. Most of the other testers all thought it was average. None of our tester disliked the Choc Nut. I personally was in the middle of the group. I thought it was refreshing with its simple make up but tasted a strong flavor of peanut shell. It reminded me of whole shelled peanuts you get from a baseball game. At first I enjoyed it but after consuming a few pieces I believe it would be a better snack without the shells included.
Will World of Snacks offer Unisman King Choc nut in our initial inventory? If the Philippines make the cut for our selection of countries offered than this snack will most likely be included. It’s enjoyable enough and should have a decent Pilipino following. Also it will be priced very affordable, so budget conscious adventurous tasters will also most likely be interested in ordering. We are getting excited about the launch of our international snack store set to take place late 2013. If you’d like to be notified when our snack are offered for sale be sure to submit you details to the right.
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.