Get Hard-to-Find Snacks This Weekend at This Local Food Fair

From mushroom chicharon to a must-try pili-nut pastry.

( While supermarkets have their own share of great finds to fill your pantry, it's also nice to visit food fairs once in a while. Not only do you get to stock up on local finds you're unlikely to get anywhere else, but you can also help Filipino farmers, fisherfolk, and entrepreneurs. This year, Philippine Harvest, a gourmet market that showcases proudly Filipino products is happening once again at Central Square in Bonifacio Global City from August 24 to 26, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

This year, the Department of Tourism has partnered with Stores Specialists, Inc. and Central Square to bring together food exhibitors and farms from across the country. Plus, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines will also be hosting mini-lectures on sustainable tourism and dining so you can help keep Mother Earth feeling and looking great.

Check out some of the goodies you can get this weekend:

Need a sweet treat? Wrapsody is sure to give you a sugar rush—this flaky pastry is filled with pili nuts, butter, sugar, and caramel syrup, with a caramel crust to add a nice crunch.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Philippine Harvest
If you prefer your pili on the savory side, these roasted pili nuts from wittily named Y-Nut should do the trick. Aside from Garlic With Chili, they also have Sea Salt, Salt and Pepper, and Glazed With Honey.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Philippine Harvest
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This bean-to-bar chocolate is making waves for good reason: Auro Chocolates sources their cocoa beans from farming communities in Davao. They have a wide variety of bars including a special Reserve collection that highlights beans from South Cotobato, Paquibato, and Saloy.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Philippine Harvest
Chicharon without the guilt? You can have that with JA Lee's Mushroom Chicharon. They use oyster mushrooms which they then coat in cassava flour and tapioca flour before baking. The result is crunchy and satisfyingly salty without the grease.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Philippine Harvest
Cocotus Connects gets their coffee beans only from Mount Apo, the highest point in the Philippines. They work closely with farming communities to ensure that they get compensated properly for their beans, so every cup of Joe made with Cocotus Connects goes a long way.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Philippine Harvest

Philippine Harvest is at Central Square, 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City

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