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Boy Bawang

In the 90’s whenever you think of corn snacks, Safari was the first snack that came to mind.  It was the undisputed king of cornick. Not anymore.  Boy Bawang has come and has succesfully upstaged the king from its throne.

Manufactured by KSK food producs, this Fried corn snack weighs in at a whopping 20% RDA of saturated fat per serving and an enormous 230mg of Sodium per serving.

Boy bawang is known for its garlicky flavour and its garlic bits.  Everyone loves bits of fried garlic in their cornick or fried peanuts.  Boy Bawang has even injected itself into our popular culture by having a super hero character named Boy Bawang appear  on popular kids show Super Inggo.

I know a lot of People love Boy Bawang, but I’m not one of them.

Personally I prefer Safari. Chili garlic flavour.


Bread Pan

This snack’s name is a combination of two words.  Bread and the Spanish word Pan which also means bread.

Oishi’s bread Pan snack is named appropriately.  You get slices of toasted bread coated with various flavor powders.  The most popular flavor is the cheese and onion flavor.

What’s not to like about Bread pan?  It’s delicious, cheap and more filling than your ordinary potato chip.   However it’s even worse in terms of Saturated Fat content. You get 25% RDA of Saturated Fat in your 1 serving of Bread Pan (30g). Plus, Bread Pan doesn’t even have any vitamins!

0% RDA of vitamins.  I don’t think Oishi has heard of the term “enriched flour.”

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.”


Everyone loves Jack ‘n Jill’s Piattos.  It is everywhere and in most places it is known to be the “premium kind ” of Potato chips.

Piattos comes in several Flavor variants but the one that is the most popular is the cheese flavored kind.

The chips are fairly simple too.  Potato chip dough is shaped into flat hexagon shapes and covered with cheese powder.   Yum Yum Yum.  All of the bacolod food hunters love piattos….

…despite the fact that it is not the most nutritious chip ever.  A Big piattos bag has three servings and one serving has a whopping 12% Transfat and 20% Saturated fat of your Recomended daily allowance!  This is also coupled with the fact that Piattos has the most appalling vitamin content.

  • 0% Vitamin A
  • 0% Vitamin C
  • 0% Calcium
  • 0% Iron

But who cares?  It’s yummy, delicious and one of my favourite chips!  Yum Yum Yum!

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.