One of the most memorable parts of our childhood is indulging ourselves in our favorite Pinoy snacks that we bought at the sari-sari store near our house or school.
It would still be fun to munch on those snacks as grown-ups and share them with our friends or the younger ones. Unfortunately, most Pinoy childhood snacks we grew up with are no longer available, even in supermarkets. But that doesn’t mean you would never taste it again!
Shopee store RetroMart PH sells more than 50 Pinoy childhood snacks! Relive your childhood with these classic snacks, sweets, and drinks. (Read: Hey, 90’s Kids! Don’t You Wish These Fast Food Items Would Make A Comeback?)
Yakee! Super Asim Gumball
This pack of colored gumballs is one of the sweet treats we used to eat when watching our favorite TV show or playing with our childhood friends. What’s fun about it is the sour flavor that bursts in our mouth, leaving our tongues stained with mixed colors! It is a chewy gumball with a bit of crunch.
While we all love lumpiang shanghai on any occasion, its chichirya version is also close to our hearts! The three-piece crunchy and cheesy corn puff is commonly seen at children’s parties, included in pabitin that most kids want to get. It is the type of junk food you would crave even if you’re already an adult.
Nougat is a chewy candy stuffed with peanuts. There are different nougat recipes on the internet since many Filipinos are missing its sugary taste. But now, you can finally taste its original flavor anytime you want!
Kendi Mint Candies
We have all probably experienced getting scolded for eating too much candy. Well, who can resist this mint candy filled with chocolate that gives us a cooling taste? The Kendi Mint Candy is basically a mixture of candy and chocolate, such a refreshing combo! (Read: LOOK: You Will Surely Crave These Sweet Treats From Singapore!)
The classic Vinegar Pusit served as one of the best-selling Pinoy childhood snacks in sari-sari stores! This crispy and sour snack will keep you digging for more, so you’ll just end up buying a pack of it. Here’s another reason to buy more packs: it already has a spicy vinegar flavor!
Captain Sid is the OG butong pakwan snack, which is made from roasted watermelon seeds. It suits everyone’s taste buds because it has the right amount of saltiness that you can taste while biting its tip to crack the shell. You can now purchase it in a bigger size at 100 grams!
True to its name, Fruit-tella is a fruity candy made with natural fruits, gelatin, and sugar. Many enjoy its chewiness and different fruity flavors such as strawberry, orange, blackcurrant, and more! If you want to taste all flavors, it is also available in assorted packs.
Choco Joe Chocolate
Kids love chocolates, there is no doubt about it! Whether for desserts or after-school snacks, we all got addicted to Choco Joe Chocolate. Its packaging looks like a jelly ace, but it is filled with ooey gooey chocolate. There are two variants of it: chocolate and milk and chocolate.
Among the list of Pinoy childhood snacks that we can’t forget is the Pintoora gumballs! Derived from the Filipino word pintura, which means “paint,” it literally painted our tongues with its dark tints. It has sweet layers with a little crisp too! (Read: Make Breakfast More Exciting With Koko Krunch Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal)
Snacks and goodies are incomplete without a drink! Jungle Juice is also popular during our childhood days. It has four tropical flavors such as apple, mango, orange, and grapes! The packaging is designed with cute animals. What to love about this childhood drink is the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess!
You can buy all of these here.