What Is Philippine Airlines' Famous Inflight Snack + Where To Buy It

Have you tried traveling domestically with Philippine Airlines?

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Are you planning to do some revenge traveling around the beautiful beaches in the Philippines? Did you know that if you're flying domestically with Philippine Airlines (PAL), you're entitled to perks such as a meal and drink or a snack?

According to the Philippine Airlines website, it says "a complimentary beverage and meal or snack are available for domestic flights exceeding 45 minutes." So if you're flying to places like Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, or Siargao via PAL, all of which take more than 45 minutes, you get a free meal or snack on the house (plane)!

Fly domestic using Philippine Airlines and you can get a free packet of La Mesa Filipina Guisantes Espesyal

Photo by SM Stores and Shopee/honeybee_hbstore

When it comes to PAL's inflight snacks, what PAL passengers look forward to is a packet of green peas and dried mangoes called the Guisantes Espesyal, a product by La Mesa Filipina from Cebu. Frequent travelers even joke around that it's this free snack that attracts them to book a flight via Philippine Airlines as compared to any other airline.

For the sake of people who don't frequently fly with PAL, it's not always this snack that's being given out by the PAL flight attendants.

Miss eating this Guisantes Espesyal snack? Curious what this famous packet of green peas and dried mango bits taste like? Ideally, in an alternate universe where there's no pandemic and we have unlimited funds, we could just book numerous flights via PAL! Alas, one could only wish to have a travel fund or even excess time and cash to just do it. It's a good thing then that you can actually buy the PAL inflight snack online and in stores!

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Where to buy La Mesa Filipina Guisantes Espesyal

Photo by SM Stores and Shopee/honeybee_hbstore

There are several places you can buy La Mesa Filipina's Guisantes Espesyal, some you can conveniently buy online, and some you can buy at an actual physical store. 

For those who want it delivered to your doorstep, you can buy the Guisantes Espesyal on Shopee! A store on Shopee has sold over 3,000 bags of this snack. It costs P213 each bag, with 12 packs inside.


This snack has also been spotted at Kultura and SM Stores in SM shopping malls! According to the SM Store website (where you can also order from), the pack costs P259. It is slightly more expensive, but at least with this one, you don't have to pay the shipping fee. If you happen to be at SM for leisure or errands, you can simply pass by Kultura and buy a bag of La Mesa Filipina's Guisantes Espesyal. 

But hey, if you're ready to book a flight with Philippine Airlines and enjoy this snack, we have a few guides that can make your trip one that's not just satisfying visually, but satisfying your tummy too:


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