Baguio City’s chilly air and laid-back vibe makes it a favorite destination among travelers. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is also best-known for its strawberries, Baguio Cathedral, Diplomat Hotel, Camp John Hay, Panagbenga Festival, as well as being a haven for visual artists. Aside from these, Baguio City is also known for sweet delicacies that are famous among tourists as pasalubong or gifts for their friends and loved ones.
Here are 5 of the most popular sweets from Baguio City:
1. Baguio City’s Ube Jam
Ube jam is perhaps the most recognizable among the pasalubong produced in Baguio City. This is made of boiled and mashed purple yam that is cooked with butter or margarine and condensed milk. The result is a thick preserve that is milky with just the right amount of sweetness. This is good on its own or when added to halo-halo and as bread filling.
2. Lengua de Gato
Lengua de Gato, literally translated as cat’s tongue, are small elongated biscuits that are, well, shaped like a cat’s tongue. They are actually rich butter cookies characterized by a mild milky taste and a soft crunch. To achieve the delightful crunch that typifies Lengua de Gato, it has to be piped as thinly as possible. Lengua de Gato is perfect on its own and when paired with coffee or tea.
3. Strawberry Jam
Most people would agree that strawberry is possibly the single fruit that Baguio City is best known for. As such, it is but natural to find a lot of products made out of strawberry like wine, whole fruit preserves, and jam. However, strawberry jam stands out among these products because they are versatile. Strawberry jam uses ripe fruits cooked and mashed in sugar, and a small amount of water. The sweet and slightly sour tones of strawberry jam go well with toast, regular bread, or as an ice cream drizzle.
4. Peanut Brittle
This is another classic and much-loved pasalubong from Baguio City. Peanut brittle is hard sugar candy with peanuts served as broken pieces of confection. Sweet and slightly buttery, peanut brittle can be addicting to munch on but go easy on this unless you want your blood sugar level to shoot up.
5. Chocolate Crinkles and Corn Flakes
Chocolate crinkles are another timeless favorite from Baguio City. These are soft chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar. The soft and slightly gooey texture of chocolate crinkles make them delightful to eat.
Meanwhile, another well-loved product from the City of Pines is chocolate-covered corn flakes. These are regular crunchy corn flakes that are coated with rich milk chocolate. I think the crunch from the corn flakes that is enhanced by chocolate is what makes this simple dessert-snack quite enjoyable to buyers.
Most of these products are now available outside Baguio City so if your sweet tooth craves any of these products, they are on-hand in most grocery or convenience stores. However, another good option would be to conveniently order online and have these delivered right at your doorstep.
One such online store is Sweets Central Delicacies which sells a number of different products from Baguio City. Incidentally, Sweets Central Delicacies is also giving freebies to our readers just by entering the code “FREEBIE-IVANKHRIS” in the Company Name field upon checkout. The code may be used for an unlimited amount of time and is not case sensitive.
Use the code “FREEBIE-IVANKHRIS” upon checkout to enjoy free sweets from Sweets Central Delicacies.
Now, you don’t have to go to Baguio City or wait for pasalubong to enjoy the most popular sweets from the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
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