An Assortment of Filipino Packaged Goods
Time for a recap of local drinks and snacks from the Philippines. There was certainly no shortage of snacks around here. The Brew Bud chips alone says the attitude about the latter: known as pulutan, many of these things were apparently made to go with beer. I certainly couldn't complain about pork rinds. It was interesting to see a little bit of vinegar included with those little deep fried fish though. At first it seemed a bit weird given my initial reaction to sour food here, but I guess that it isn't that different from drenching fish & chips in malt vinegar either.
Drinks-wise, the Summit Zero Cal above was a flavored carbonated water that I rather enjoyed, although for some reason I kept getting an odd aftertaste with that citrusy Dalandan Fruitsoda. C2 was a green tea drink that was apparently quite popular here, but was a bit too syrupy for my liking. The Cali pineapple drink below was just pineapple-flavored soda.
Finally, Gina was a mango nectar that we heard of some folks hauling back to Singapore by the case-load, so I was quite intrigued. But it just tasted like it sounded: a thick mango nectar. I think I was more amused by the Gina name, which kept conjuring up the speed dating scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin in my head.