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We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

‘Cause they are the perfect Bohol pasalubong for your friends and families!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | January 01, 2023
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We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

Bohol offers this tasty take on your chocolate drink, plus more sweet and native delicacies that can add joy to your getaway this year.

Image: BOHOL Souvenirs and Delicacies (R) Facebook page

Bohol is popularly known for the iconic Chocolate Hills, the cute primate, Tarsier, found only in Bohol, and the beguiling, natural tourist attractions enticing Filipinos and foreign tourists to stay and have a vacation in the province. But what is more interesting about the local Bohol delicacies you can indulge in while having the best in Bohol. While at it, do not miss out on bringing your Bohol pasalubong and native delicacies to complete your Bohol getaway this year.

1. Peanut Kisses

Where to Buy: Bohol Souvenirs and Delicacies, Groceries and SM department stores in Tagbilaran, Bohol, souvenir shops, street stalls near air and seaports
Price Range: PhP250 to PhP280 per pack

We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses? No, it’s Bohol’s delicacy, the Peanut Kisses!

Image: Peanut Kisses Facebook Page

Peanut Kisses is an original Bohol delicacy inspired by the world-renowned treat Hershey’s Kisses Chocolate. Bohol’s take on the sweet delicacy has been loved by tourists and visitors, further evolving into a delicacy inspired by the iconic Chocolate Hills. This local delicacy in Bohol is made of egg whites and high-quality sourced peanuts. Decades of existence made this popular delicacy famous outside Bohol, making it to the national marketplace to delight more people to bring a Bohol pasalubong. Peanut Kisses have been served as an iconic sweet Bohol delicacy, signifying the Chocolate Hills-like form into a sweet and crispy delicacy.

Taste the mini Chocolate Hills and delight your mouth with this local delicacy which can come in 20 grams, 100 grams, or 200 grams. You can take home this famous food in Bohol as a pasalubong treat, as it also comes in travel-size packs. You can buy Peanut Kisses in pieces or big bags.

2. Calamay

We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

Passionately made by Boholanos, Calamay is the ideal delicacy to bring back home to your loved ones.

Image: Calamay Bohol Facebook page

Your trip to Bohol will be incomplete when you miss tasting the sweet and delicious Calamay, a known Bohol delicacy in the country, with many different versions. Calamay is a sweet delicacy made of milled, glutinous rice, coconut milk, and sugar, with crushed peanuts as an additional ingredient. The well-milled rice is mixed with mild-heated coconut milk and constantly stirred to achieve consistency and stickiness. The peanuts give off a nutty and distinct flavor, but the Calamay can also be as delicious Bohol pasalubong as those without the peanuts.

The Calamay is a local Bohol delicacy that mirrors the patience, dedication, and hard work of the Boholanos that comes with making one. Give this sweet delicacy to a loved one as your Bohol pasalubong, or even enjoy one for yourself while you are on vacation in Bohol.

3. Chicken Halang-Halang

We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

Chicken Curry or Chicken Tinola?—why not have both with this Bohol specialty?

Image: Hennan Resort Alona Beach Bohol Facebook page

Taste the best of both worlds with this Bohol delicacy, the Chicken Halang Halang, a specialty mix of your favorite viands, the Chicken Tinola or Chicken Ginger Soup, and the Ginataang Manok or Chicken Curry. Both of these Bohol pasalubongs are popular in the Visayan regions, and it sure is deliciously intriguing to try the Chicken Halang Halang. The word Halang implies hot, meaning this famous food in Bohol is creamy, savory, and spicy. Chicken Halang Halang is also popular among restaurants and resorts in Bohol, and this exciting Bohol delicacy is one that you should not miss that will add literal spice to your getaway.

4. Tableya Chocolate

We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

Tablea Chocolate is a delicious, local delicacy in Bohol with a taste that you will never forget.

Image: 100% Pure Tableya de Bohol Facebook page

Imagine a ball of pure chocolate that you can heat to make a delicious cup of hot chocolate! Well, stop imagining because Bohol has this delicacy in Tablea Chocolate. This sweet Bohol delicacy comprises ground cacao beans formed into small, round balls. Tablea is derived from the word ‘tablet’. Tablea can be made into a hot chocolate drink called Sikwate. Boholanos and tourists love the taste of chocolate in another form, and the tablea is the perfect local delicacy for it. This Bohol pasalubong is easy to prepare by boiling a cup of water and adding a round piece of tablea. You can also add a milk variant to add more creaminess and flavor. You can have your favorite breakfast chocolate drink in the morning when you wake up from your getaway hangover. You can also bring this Bohol delicacy as your pasalubong to your family and friends.

5. Broas or Ladyfingers

We Bet We Can All Agree That These Are the Best Bohol Delicacies That Are Hard to Miss

A melt-in-your-mouth delicacy like the broas is a food delicacy that is hard to miss!

Image: Alta Bohol Resort Facebook page

Ladyfingers, locally known as broas and more famous in Baclayon, Bohol, are crispy yet lightweight delicacies that excite your mouth. This Bohol delicacy is made from flour, sugar, and eggs. This local Bohol delicacy’s origin can be traced back to Spanish times, wherein the people frequently used egg whites as materials in the church’s construction. The yolks are then made into cookies, and local delicacies do not go to waste. The tastiest broas can be found in Baclayon, and the best-recommended shop to buy the most delicious broas as one of your Bohol pasalubong is Osang’s Homemade Pastries.

Broas might be available nationwide in different tastes and variations. Still, this famous food in Bohol will always have a distinct flavor that stands out from others, and for this year’s trip, it is one of the most delicious Bohol delicacies you should try.

Bohol is famous for its tourist spots and scenic natural views; it has the most delicious delicacies you can bring with you to enjoy on your excursion or bring as gifts to your loved ones back home. Some of these Filipino’s local delicacies can only be found in Bohol, and getting a taste is one thing you should not miss regardless of the season!

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more tasty food options and travel and dining guidelines in Bohol and Cebu!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on March 25, 2022.

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About Mira Maestrecampo
Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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