Posted in PotPourri, Sweets for the Sweet, The Joy of Snacks

A Mixed-bag of Sweet Treats

Yes, dear SybDive readers, I’m back and I feel quite rested from my week off. I pretty much spent it gallivanting about, experiencing new tastes, meeting new people, and rediscovering old haunts. (Yes, nothing beats the braised chicken feet and taro puffs at Wai Ying along Benavidez St.!)

In the process of food-tripping and photo-snapping, I also grabbed this bag of treats from Yamazaki Japanese Grocery over in Makati. This is Denroku Choco Assorto; as its name suggests, it’s a mixed-bag of different chocolate snacks. These are what I got in mine:

  • chocolate-covered peanut clusters;
  • chocolate-covered banana chips (yes, seriously: banana chips!);
  • chocolate corn disks (similar to if not completely identical with Oishi Sponge Crunch);
  • miniature chocolate rusks;
  • chocolate-covered corn puffs; and
  • chocolate-coated kaki-no-tane (those small bean-shaped rice crackers).

The corn disks and puffs were immediate favorites, but the banana chips were something of an acquired taste. The peanut clusters will remind you of a Snickers bar sans the gooey caramel and chewy nougat.

There is so much to tell you all; there are new recipes I’ve tried and new foodie haunts to head to. In the meantime, let me tease you all with this little snapshot taken in Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown):

I wanted to buy the kitty, but the shop owner wouldn’t let me. *sigh*



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “A Mixed-bag of Sweet Treats

    1. Hi, Lorraine! If you look at the picture very closely, you’ll see that the jars are all filled with either tuna or Spanish-style sardines! It’s a good thing the owner keeps this feline well-fed. 😉

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