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In Which Thin Pillows are Munched…

Oishi Thin Pillows

Those of you here in the Philippines are presumably familiar with Oishi Pillows – those small, crunchy, cereal nuggets filled with chocolate, cheese, or ube [purple yam/taro] paste that are rather addictive for some, but never for me.

Oishi recently came out with a new variant called Thin Pillows where the nuggets are, quite obviously, flatter than the regular kind.  But the “thin” isn’t just related to the snack’s appearance but also its nutritional content.  Instead of empty calories, each packet gives you 35% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A as well as fiber as the cereal shell is made with a wholesome combination of wheat and oats.

Taste-wise, it isn’t half bad.  On the packet, its says that the filling is choco-hazelnut (gianduia, in short).  I can’t say that it tastes like Nutella, but if you’re craving that mad, bad spread and there isn’t a jar of it in sight, this makes a pretty good quick fix.



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.

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