Iconic Philippine Candies of the 90’s & The Present
Basically candies in the Philippines aside from our own native candy concoctions come from different countries because of our cultural background of being conquered by different nations and through trading from various neighboring countries (Chinese, American, Japanese, Malaysia, and Taiwan among others). There truly are a lot of candies to choose from in the sari-sari stores and market place. It all depends on your preference and location.
Come Halloween, specialty candies and chocolates will surely flood the market
Will these iconic Philippine candies still be around or are they just a thing of the past? During the 1990’s Haw Haw Flakes, Mik-Mik Milk Powder, White Rabbit, Peter Butter Balls, Tira-Tira Candies, Magic Dust, Storck Menthol Candies, Bazooka Bubble Gum, Tarzan Bubble Gum, Caramel Candy, Senorita Sugar-Coated Lemon Candy, Serg’s Chocolate and Horlicks.
Sadly, most of these candies/chocolates which were favorites of the past generation are not available in the market anymore. They have succumbed to the test of time and market preference.
New candy products and chocolates have come and evolved through the years and replaced these all time Filipino favorites. Now, there are new products out in the market: Lychee Flavor Conjac Jelly, Maxx Menthol Candy, Jack N’ Jill Berry Knots, Cloud 9 Choco Fudge, Goya Cream White or Dark Chocolate, Fox Crystal Clear Hard Candies, Jack N’ Jill Wiggles, Hany Milk Chocolate, Juicy Fruit Gum, Oishi Sponge Crunch Chocolate plus a lot more!
For Halloween, goods.ph offers Halloween Bundles at their Extreme Halloween Deals where you can avail of candies and chocolates, Halloween costumes, tents, candles and party tables and chairs which you will need when you pay respects to your loved ones in the cemetery or columbarium or for your home or office Halloween party.
By: Gilbert Dadia