(SPOT.ph) You can’t discount the power of a well-stocked pantry. Much as we love to dine out, it’s also especially fulfilling when you can take your taste buds out for a trip right from your home or office—even when it’s midnight and you’re in your pajamas. And while you’ve likely got your share of all-time familiar favorite snacks and essentials, it’s well worth going out of your comfort zone and changing up your home pantry game once in a while. Enter these one-of-a-kind finds that you’ll want to have at home for whenever the hankering strikes. They’re all available at Landers—not just in-store, but also for delivery orders through their website.
Check out these rare sweet and savory finds you can get from Landers Superstore:
Philadelphia Raspberry Cheesecake
We don’t know about you, but we can never say no to a dense and creamy cheesecake when the dessert hankering hits! If there’s anyone who knows the topic of cheesecake by heart, it’s cream-cheese brand Philadelphia—and they makes frozen versions you can simply thaw to eat; the Raspberry Cheesecake (P399.75/390 grams), in particular, is a swoon-worthy choice as it’s topped with a special raspberry mix that lends fruitiness and tang to every forkful. And considering it's a whole cheesecake for under P400, it's a relatively pocket-friendly but nevertheless delish option you can go for anytime.
Fannie May S'mores Snack Mix
Combining creamy chocolate, gooey marshmallows, and crisp and lightly spiced graham crackers, s’mores is always a treat—but we Manila-dwellers don't always have access to a campfire. Enter this s’mores-inspired snack mix by American brand Fannie May (P500/510 grams), which has pieces of grahams and marshmallows coated in smooth milk chocolate—thus giving you all the flavors of the O.G. treat in a more easy-to-nosh on format.
OKF Black Sugar Matcha Latte
Matcha green tea is one of those things that became trendy but have well transcended that realm—we say it’s practically a classic dessert flavor by now, and it’s especially great taken as a smooth, creamy latte. Don’t have time to drop by a café? Definitely make sure to pick up a bottle (or two!) of OKF’s Black Sugar Matcha Latte (P84.75/390 ml). Apart from giving you the earthy-creamy blend of green tea and milk, it’s also sweetened with black sugar—the Japanese sugar known for its deep, toffeelike taste similar to our own muscovado.
Take Root Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Snackers
Say what you will about salads—we say they’re a taste-and-texture party in a bowl, and you can get your fix (in a way) and sate your inner snack tooth with Take Root’s Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Snackers (P219.75). It’s essentially a salad in a bag, with kale, tomatoes, and carrots tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette plus nutritional yeast, then dried (not fried!) to a crisp.
Loacker Quadratini Speculoos Orange Wafer
Cream wafers are always a treat, and if you’re looking to go outside the usual vanilla or chocolate flavors you’ll definitely want to pick up Loacker’s Quadratini Speculoos Orange Wafer (P169.75). Each square combines the zestiness of orange and the warmth of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and cardamom—yup, the spices that often make up speculoos cookies (a.k.a. what goes into cookie butter!)—with a crisp-creamy tandem of textures to boot.
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Dough and Co. US Sugar Cherry Turnover 6s
Landers also houses pastries under the brand Dough and Co. and though they’re best known for their cakes, the US Sugar Cherry Turnovers (P199.75/pack of six) are also not to be missed. Each triangle has a juicy filling of cherries wrapped in flaky puff pastry—perfect warmed and downed with a mug of piping hot tea or coffee.
Barosso Chili Garlic Corned Beef
It’s always well worth keeping canned corned beef in your pantry as it’s a real versatile ingredient—be it used as a topper for rice, stuffed into an omelette, or used as a filling in between slices of rye with cheese and sauerkraut for a makeshift, budget-friendly Reuben sandwich. Like your corned beef with a touch of heat? Go for the Chili Garlic version by Barosso (P165.75/380 grams) and you’re never more than a few minutes away from a spicy, spunky meal.
Belgian Boys Salted Caramel Lava Cake
Lava cake definitely ranks high as one of the most hedonic desserts around, and though you likely have your favorite restaurant version, you can also keep box of Belgian Boys’ ready-to-heat version in your freezer so you can sate the hankering anytime. Apart from the usual chocolate version they also make the Salted Caramel Lava Cake (P399.75/box of two, 180 grams), featuring the sultry taste of buttery caramel with a touch of salt. Plus, they come in their own glass ramenkins.
Lifestyle Gourmet All Natural Cocoa Peanut Butter
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in (candy) heaven—just think of the enduring appeal of treats like buckeyes, chocolate-peanut butter cups, or heck, our own Choc Nut. That same combo shines in a more down-home, rustic light in Lifestyle Gourmet’s All Natural Cocoa Peanut Butter (P194.75/240 grams). This not-too-sweet, peanut-based spread has a tinge of bittersweetness from cocoa and is sweetened wth coconut sugar, which lends the mix a sort of sweetness that’s more earthy and complex versus the usual white sugar-sweetened versions. Also in the mix are cacao nibs for crunch, and sea salt for a savory touch that brings out the flavor of the peanuts and the chocolate.
General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros Cereal
Churros may be better thought of as snack or dessert fare in this side of the globe, but in Spain they’re typically eaten for breakfast—and you can channel that by going for the Chocolate Churros cereal (P329.75/337 grams) by famed brand Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Each light, crisp piece delivers a cocoa-y bite and comes dusted with cinnamon sugar, giving you that spiced-bittersweet profile of churros dipped in chocolate. And though you can opt to have them with milk—we bet the milk that remains at the bottom of the bowl would taste amazing—they’re also tasty enough to just snack on by themselves.
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