7 Childhood Snacks We Miss (That They Should Bring Back) - Pepper.ph - Recipes, Taste Tests, and Cooking Tips from Manila, Philippines
This morning, after I finished yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn and to always say no to drugs (a daily habit), I realized how much things have changed since I was little. We now all live in a completely different post-Ang TV world: cabs are more expensive, Michael V is a […]
For the "batang nineties", Whammo’s is a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate filling. when snack time hit, they were the gold for kids in the Philippines. Cue choirs of angels and cinematic light shining through as seven-year-olds snapped open their lunchbox and found a snack cake next to their thermos. These cakes were individually sealed, giving it that possessive air of, “Mine!” and kept takaw-tingin classmates from asking to trade or taste.
"Outside of those dollar stores that specialize in imported goods, we never really had Twinkies over on our side of the Pacific. What we did have were Fat Fingers, oh, and its jive-talking, totally-not-racist cousins, the Whammos."
Remembering Fat Fingers and Whammos: What Ever Happened to Big Bob's? - Pepper.ph - Recipes, Taste Tests, and Cooking Tips from Manila, Philippines
As a “batang nineties” kid, I remember school baon treats were usually wafers, cream-filled crackers, and maybe a few chocolate chip cookies. There was no S&R then; imported snacks were brought in through the kindness of a visiting relative from abroad, a trip to the few years-old Duty Free Philippines, or the rare special treat […]