Photos by Angie Pastor. Chichirya are munchable Western-style processed snacks such as potato chips. They are thought of as junk food in the Philippines. The Filipino word meryenda, often translated as “snack,” refers to more wholesome between-meal snacking in the middle of the morning or the middle of the afternoon.
Traditional Kakanin (Rice Delicacies)
‣ Bibingka, Kalamay, Biko, Puto, Nilupak, Suman, Palitaw
‣ Kornik (corn nuts), Chicharon (Pork Rinds), Butong Pakwan (Watermelon Seeds), Buto ng Kalabasa (Squash Seeds), Adobong Mani (Adobo Peanuts)
Tinapay at Biskwit (Bread / Pastry / Baked Goodies)
‣ Pandesal, Pandesiosa, Paborita, Prima Toast, Wafers, Skyflakes Crackers, Hopia, Pilipit, Otap, Pasencia Cookies, Rosquillos
More Filipino Snacks
‣ Hatdog, Ispageti, Prutas (Fruits), Banana Chips, Pusit (Dried Squid), Jelly Snacks, Dried Mangoes, Nilagang Saba, Nilagang Kamote (Boiled Sweet-Potato), Banana Cue (Sugar-Glazed Bananas), Kamote Cue, Sorbetes (Ice Cream), Ice Candy, Ube Piaya
‣ Goldilocks Cheesy Ensaymada, Sunshine Crunchy Green Peas, Rebisco Choco Cream-Filled Cracker Sandwich, Ding-Dong Mixed Nuts, Jack n Jill Quake Overload Caramel Craze, Richee Crunchy Milk Snack
Philippine snacks we all love: Cornick, Cassava Crisps, Sweet Peanuts, Dilis (Anchovies), Garlic Peanuts, Pop Beans, Mixed Nuts, Cracker Nuts, Spicy Sampalok (Tamarind), Sweet-Potato Chips, Lengua de Gato, Turrones, Iced Gem Biscuits
Great for snack packs and holiday gift baskets.
Snacks… More Fun in the Philippines!
Have a Filipino-style snack break :)
Photo by Angie Pastor of Chippy barbecue-flavored corn chips. Chippy is a Philippine brand of corn chips that are rectangular shaped, often curled in the middle. It was first launched in the late 1960s along with Chiz Curls as the initial products of the snack foods category under the Jack ‘n Jill megabrand.
For decades, packaged dried mangoes from the Philippines, particularly those for export, have been dry and tough because of the addition of sugar and preservatives. The texture had become familiar and expected to regular eaters of this snack.
Recently though, the trend has been towards bringing to market “all-natural dried mangoes” which are moist and tenderly chewy.