A collection of snacks in the Philippines

healthy snacks

Nova Multigrain snack

Jack ‘N Jill really came out with a winner with their Nova chips.  Everyone seems to really like the sweet somewhat light cheese taste of their Country Cheddar Nova.  Other Flavor variants of Nova are not very popular. I don’t know if you guys remember the blue package nova? No?  Haven’t tasted it?  Don’t Worry, you’re not missing out on anything.  Nova country cheddar is all you need.

Nova claims it is a healthy mix of four wholesome grains. Corn, Rice, Wheat and Oats.  This combination gives the chips a sweet nutty taste.

Nova is still quite unhealthy because 1 large bag contains three servings and each serving has 13% of your RDA of saturated fat.  Carbohydrates are at 7% RDA and Fiber is at 8% RDA.  Nova has NO VITAMINS whatsoever.  0% for Vitamins A, C, Calcium and Iron.

It’s still delicious and I love Nova.  It’s not too salty since Sodium is a 70mg or 3% RDA per serving and it is the type of chip that actualy makes you a little full after eating it.  I guess that’s because of the fiber content.  However if you really want to get full and eat a healthy snack, reach for a piece of FRUIT.  That’s way better than snacking on “health chips.”

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Harvest: Natural Crisps with real vegetable bits.

From Leslie’s comes this unique snack.  Harvest chips.  It’s one of the few healthy chips out on the Philippine market.

It comes in one flavour:  Honey sweet and savoury sour flavour.  The packaging is a bit weird including some elements that appear to be totally unrelated to the chips.

Like a bunch of grapes.  When did grapes become classified as a vegetable?  And do the chips have grape bits in them?

And  a picture of what appears to be a pork/fish sweet and sour dish.

I couldn’t find grapes or pork and fish in the extensive list of nutrients and vegetables found at the back of the packaging.

  • Fresh tapioca, Tapioca starch, Bell Pepper
  • Onion, Shallot, Iodized salt
  • Vitamin E, Vitamin Premix (Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Folic acid

It is quite a healthy snack.  Although Monosodium Glutamate is still present in the list of Ingredients and sodium is at a whopping 310mg.

The chips taste like sweetened vinegar.  The sourness of the vinegar is complemented by the sweet taste of sugar. (not honey.)  An interesting snack and I like it although fellow member ilovepork hates the smell and taste of it.


Pods pea snack

Welcome to Philippine Snacks, an offshoot blog of the Bacolod Food hunters.

Our first snack to be reviewed is Oishi’s Pods pea snack.

The packaging is pretty nice and it has numerous little signs with information about the product.

  • Baked, not fried
  • No artificial coloring
  • Rich in Fiber
  • Excellent source of iron
  • No msg
  • Rich in fiber
  • 55% green peas
  • Vegetarian Snack

The chips are shaped liked pea-pods.  They are not oily to the touch and they taste like Unshelled peas. Very unusual but not unpleasant.

I like this snack.  Its quite different from the normal potato/corn chips that have saturated the Philippine market.  Plus it’s kinda healthy despite the high sodium content.

Nutritional Info found at the back of the package.

Note: Information presented on the Nutritional information may be inaccurate compared to the real packaging. Please refer to the original packaging.