All The Ube-Flavored Snacks You Can Find In Groceries!
Have you tried them all?
When it comes to desserts, Filipinos, and we cannot stress this enough, really, really love ube. If you have ever taken a spoonful of ube jam or ube halaya straight from a bottle, you would understand what makes this vibrant purple dessert addicting. This creamy dessert's sweet and earthy notes are enough to make you take a second, third, fourth, or tenth serving.
For the adventurous ube eaters, there's more to ube than its actual form. We scoured grocery aisles to find different ube-flavored goodies you can indulge in whenever the craving calls for it.
1 Gardenia: Ube & Cheese Loaf (P65)
If you have ever kept an eye on the ube trend, one of the flavors often paired with ube is cheese. This flavor combo works well because the ube's earthy flavor is great with the salty notes of cheese. Gardenia's Ube & Cheese Loaf is soft, sweet, and definitely doesn't need any more palaman because of how flavorful it is.
2 Goldilocks: Ube Polvoron (P88)
Polvoron is a classic snack made of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, butter, and comes in varying flavors. If you want to add a mild flavor of ube to your sweet melts-in-your-mouth polvoron, Goldilock's violet Ube Polvoron does the job.
3 Royal Family: Ube Mochi (P135)
A famous dessert in Japan is mochi-a Japanese rice cake made with pounded mochigome until it becomes a paste that you can mold into the desired shape. Royal Family has an ube version with a sweet filling inside.
4 Marby: Ube Diced Hopia (P37)
A merienda favorite that needs no introduction is hopia. This Chinese-Filipino delicacy has come a long way from the usual hopia munggo and hopia baboy. Marby's diced hopia fills it with a sweet, violet-colored ube filling. We recommend pairing this with a cup of coffee!
5 Nestle: Ube Ice Cream (P22)
Ice cream is often, if not always, a cold dessert enjoyed regardless of the weather. One of the favorite flavors Filipinos love is ube and Nestle's classic ube ice cream never goes out of style. You can pair a scoop with turon and add it to halo-halo, or use it to make ice cream sandwiches and shakes.
6 Oh So Healthy: Purple Yam Banana Coconut Crisps (P95)
For healthy eaters or for those who are watching their salt intake, Oh So Healthy offers a healthier alternative to junk food with their fruit crisps. Oh So Healthy's Purple Yam Banana Coconut crisps are made with dried mixed fruit crisps. Its taste is similar to that of banana chips but with a hint of ube flavor.
7 Oishi: Pillows Ube (P8)
A sweet ube-flavored goodie you can find in most supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores is Oishi's Pillows! This cracker-and-wafer snack comes in two flavors: chocolate and ube. Oishi's Pillows Ube is made with ube-flavored crackers and is filled with a sweet ube cream filling. Yum!
8 Lala: Ube (P9)
If you're a '90s kid, you probably have heard of or have tasted Lala-pastillas that is flattened and shaped into a cracker. Besides their chocolate-flavored pastillas, Lala has an ube-flavored pastillas that is very sweet, milky, and has earthy notes to it.