Fridays at 3pm in the office is lolly time and I could still remember the 1st time I fell in love with these delightful jelly confectionery. Yummy, soft, sweet but 99% fat-free with no artificial flavors or colors. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth but I can eat a 180g pack of these all by myself! Confection to perfection!
Delicious fruity flavors of wild blackcurrant, ripe raspberry and succulent strawberry. All for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. Eye Candy.
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dadâ€™s teen â€˜sous chefâ€™ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard â€˜turo-turoâ€™ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.
My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.
Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.
15 thoughts on “La.Pi.S: Jelly Confectionery”
maiylah´s last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: Eye Candy
Looks good. My dad loves jelly! We used to buy those shaped like orange slices.
Em Dy´s last blog post..Sweet Tooth
We love those too! kahit hindi sugar-coated masarap pa din! Enjoy your week!
oh! that looks oh soooo yummy Iska!
Zriz´s last blog post..Heart Shaped Brownies
Can’t help it… love these things. Malambot sa loob na kakaiba ang texture sa gummy bears.
“Confection to perfection”, indeed! Spot on!
Pinky´s last blog post..LaPiS: Eye Candy
love those jellies! will buy some tomorrow.
hay naku,ako din mahilig sa mga jellies…minsan di ko nga namamlayan na naubos ko na pala yung isang pack..
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Looks perfect for Chinese New Year celebration. Yummy…:)
Dora´s last blog post..CNY Special – IV
I can almost taste it. YUM!
oh, i love chewing on these too! gummy bears and sour patch are my top choices though when it comes to jelly confecs…so you’re back to work, eh?
ces´s last blog post..healthy lifestyle
gummy delights, and fat free? give me some, Iska!!
i love these stuff! the only thing i hate is it sticks to your teeth, so i make sure i’ve got a glass of water at hand when i gobble on these!
Jescel´s last blog post..Whole Wheat Fruity Breakfast Muffins – Lasang Pinoy Sundays
Oh no, no. This is not the type that would stick. That is why I love it so much!
they do look yummy! i also like jelly-type candies.
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