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Filipino Candy

 

LEARN ABOUT FILIPINO CANDY

Yema (condensed milk and egg yolks), Pastilyas (soft milk candy), Turrones de Mani

 

CANDY FROM FRUITS, ROOT CROPS, ETC.

sampalok (tamarind), ube (purple yam), milon (cantaloupe), langka (jackfruit), kamyas (tree cucumber), pinasugbo (bananas), mangga (mango), luya (ginger), kundol (wintermelon), pakumbo (coconut), bukayo (coconut), panocha (sugar and peanuts)

 

BRANDED HARD, CHEWY, SOFT & CHOCOLATEY CANDIES

Jack n Jill X.O. classic coffee candy, Viva, Bobot, Hany, Choc-Nut, Stay Fresh menthol candies, Butterkist, Halls, VoZZ cool menthol candy, Butterkist butter-flavored ball candy, iMlk rich milk candies, iMILK choco-filled milk candies, Monami Strawberry & Creamy creamy strawberry-flavored smoothies candy, Monami butter cream caramel rich milky butter cream caramel, Monami premium cafe latte candy with coconut milk, Monami premium coffee candy… Chewy candies like Frutos soft chewy candy (Original, Doublicious, Tropical), Fruichi Duo Berri, iCool chewy menthol, Kool’em Soft Chewy Mint, Champi (Premium) choco-filled chewy chocolate candy, Champi Eclair chewy caramel with centerfilled chocolate, Champi Kape cream-filled chewy coffee candy, Champi Yema (choco-filled chewy yema), Champi Tsoko Pnuts (chewy choco & nut with nutty chocolate filling), Choco Joy soft chewy chocolate candy, Schoko Caramel chocolate-coated caramel… Columbia International Food Products.

 

PHOTOS OF SWEETS & CANDIES ENJOYED IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

  • Yema (Filipino Candy)
    Yema
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    Yema is the Spanish word for “egg yolk.” This soft Philippine candy is shaped into a pyramid or a ball, and then wrapped in cellophane. It originated from Spain, where nuns in monasteries used egg yolks donated to them by winemakers (who used only the white part of eggs in their winemaking process) to make sweets and pastries.

  • Peanut Kisses
    Peanut Kisses
    Posted in: Filipino Candy, Filipino Snacks

    Peanut Kisses are the #1 Boholano delicacy. They are cookies whose main ingredients are peanuts, sugar and egg whites… Inspired by Hershey’s chocolate kisses!

  • Assorted Pastillas from Batangas
    Pastillas
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    Assorted Pastillas from Batangas. Photo by Toyang Noresa.

    Pastilyas are beloved soft milk candies that are a deliciously sweet legacy of the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines.

  • House of Polvoron: Choco Covered
    House of Polvoron
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    House of Polvoron (HOP) is one of the most prominent brands of pulburon in the Philippines. The company describes pulburon on the product packaging as “powdered-milk candies” and has the tagline: “What POLVORON should BE.”

  • Pakumbo Coconut Candy
    Pakumbo
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    Pakumbo or Pacombo is a sweet treat whose main ingredient is dried coconut.

    A local delicacy in Batangas and Aurora provinces, pakumbo is distinctive for being packaged in dried banana bark.

  • Haw Flakes / Chinese Communion
    Oscha (Haw Flakes)
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    Haw flakes are deliciously tart sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn tree. The dark pink candy is formed into thin disks, about a dozen or so of which are packaged as one cylindrical stack or roll.