Samal Bataan Pasalubong: RB Sweet Buko and GGJ Peanut Brittle

During my International Coastal Clean Up with Coca Cola Foundation at Samal, Bataan, I bought some take home treats ("pasalubong" in Filipino) for my family.  There was this guy shouting "pasalubong" with a woven round tray ("bilao" in Filipino) so I decided to buy some.  It was 3 for 100 php.  I thought the price was reasonable and the vendor was working hard carrying all those stuff in the heat of the day anyway.

ggj special sweet peanut and brittle nuts
GGJ's Special Sweet Peanut and Brittle Nuts (33 php)
It's actually my first time to try this sort of peanut brittle (it is also called "panotsa", "panocha" or "panutsa" in Filipino).  Aside from the fact that it was really difficult to bite, it was also too sweet.  It made me wonder though, if there are better versions of this or where did this snack originate from?  I'm also curious if this is similar to the French inspired snack called "pralines".

ggj special sweet peanut and brittle nuts
GGJ's Special Sweet Peanut and Brittle Nuts (33 php)
For this type of peanut brittle, the peanuts still have their skin intact.  I'm not sure if I should eat it with it or not.  This was less sweetened but still not my type.

RB Special Sweet Buko (33 php)
The RB Special Sweet Buko was like a sweetened dried macapuno.  As I've researched, this is more popularly known as a "bocarillo".  It felt like eating a very sweet macapuno candy only that it is harder and tougher to chew.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Treat like this are worth the try just out of curiosity but I don't really see the point on why you would want to make yourself and your teeth work hard just to able to enjoy chewing or eating.  How about you?  Do you eat these?

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating
=Favorites or Recommended