It’s the most wonderful time of the year simply because binging on food is completely okay. What’s more is how kitchen geniuses are whizzing up some new inventions for you to share with your friends and family. Some of them are good, reliable favorites while others are novelty items that make for good conversation as well.
Here’s just a few that our tastebuds have tried…and tried…over and over because it’s so good!
Sikat Salted Egg Potato Chips
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They are just as sinful and addictive as they sound to be. Salty, crispy, a little oily, it takes superpowers to say no to them. A few fans include Andi Manzano and Sen. Francis Pangilinan.
Sikat Potato Chips. For inquiries, visit their Facebook page.
Big Dog’s Kitchen Bacon Whiskey Jam
It’s two of the best things to keep you warm during cold weather: good pork and alcohol. Only that you can spread it on crackers (or Nut Thins if you want it gluten-free) to feel extra fancy.
Big Dog’s Kitchen. For inquiries, visit their Instagram.
Portobello Bakery Queso De Bola Ensaymada
I think this would be a good introduction to Filipino cuisine for your friends visiting from abroad. It gives them a hint to how we go about sweet staples and just how indulgent we are when it comes to Christmas treats. Best eaten when freshly-toasted!
Portobello Bakery. For inquiries, contact 0917 831 5050 or 622 4777.
Native Gourmet Hot & Spicy Crab Paste
On a recent press dinner up north, I was reminded just how good crab paste is. Yes, it’s probably going to send your cholesterol levels off the charts but what’s life without some danger? And the hot & spicy flavor just might take your to the edge.
Native Gourmet. For inquiries, email [email protected]
Sibika Old-Fashioned Yogurt
For desserts, salads, and dips, yogurt has a special place in the dining table. It’s also a good way to make sure you have something that’s a little more healthy than the usual holiday fare.
Sibika. For inquiries, visit their Facebook page.
Honest Junk Super Gummies in Calamansi
Dairy-free, gluten-free, and fat-free these gummy bears come in juicy flavors and would be good as stocking stuffers. Being low in sugar as well, you’ll be able to munch on them without risking your place in Santa’s list.
Honest Junk. For inquiries, visit their Instagram page.
Pufft’s Puto Bumbong Marshmallows
It’s not Christmas without some puto bumbong and when you just need it on-the-go, thse marshmallows are a perfect solution.
Pufft’s. Available at SM Megamall.