Supermarket Surprise

I had just arrived in Tagbilaran, Bohol.  After an interesting flight which barely arrived on time, I was still a bit too early to check in my hotel room, but not too early for my tummy.  After settling some procedures with the hotel I asked around for some good food (outside the hotel of course).  Unfortunately no one can point me into any particular place around but the nearby mall.  Mall!

BQ Mall
BQ Mall


I’ll be putting the details in future posts, but for now let me share with you what surprises I found at the supermarket after having my lunch:

Carabao's Chicharon
Carabao’s Chicharon
Cheese Pie
Cheese Pie
Baked Polvoron
Baked Polvoron
Chocolate coated banana chips
Chocolate coated banana chips
Coco sugar
Coco sugar

Peanut Fascination

I honestly don’t understand the deep fascination of Bohol with peanuts.  See what I mean:

Peanut nuggets
Peanut nuggets
Peanut fingers (barquillos covered with peanuts) and peanut meringue
Peanut fingers (barquillos covered with peanuts) and peanut meringue
Peanut kisses
Peanut kisses

Even other specialties were not spared:

Ampao, with peanuts
Ampao, with peanuts
Calamay, with peanut
Calamay, with peanut

It’s not even a day yet and I’m seeing interesting things.  Amongst the surprises I saw, this one’s a real find:

Chocolate hills!
Chocolate hills!

Honestly I can sense an overwhelming chance of having an over baggage because of all the things I saw.  And that’s just in Tagbilaran!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. bards says:

    chocolate bananachips. yummy. have fun sa race. really curious if you guys will be running up and down the chocolate hills. pictures please!

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    1. dhenztm says:

      not up and down (crazy idea but I’m game haha) but around the chocolates with river crossings 🙂

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  2. Crestina says:

    I love the “cheese pie”…:-)

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  3. jazzrunner says:

    Dhentz—Great goodies, kakagutom tuloy. Sana meron din nyan dito sa Manila…

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    1. dhenztm says:

      Oo nga Sir eh, nung nakita ko yan parang gusto ko na mamakyaw at ipa-courier to Manila 🙂

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  4. jhuvy says:

    love the Peanut kisses, yum yum…hehe 🙂

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