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5 distinct food products from Bohol

The province’s pasalubong entrepreneurs take pride in their creations

They say the best place to experience any destination is through one’s stomach.While that may be debatable, the fact remains that one of the Filipinos’ favorite pasalubongs aren’t just key chains, but also food.In the island province of Bohol, there’s a growing ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 12, 2016 12:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Amor's checklist on marketing local delicacies

Here are effective tips to help make your local delicacy business successful.

Dear Amor,Summer is the season for travel; thus, making it the time when tourists flock to provinces and shop for souvenirs and delicacies to take home. As you may have guessed, my family manages a small delicacy shop here in Ilocos. Now, ...

by Amor Maclang  | May 13, 2015 12:00:00

Young lawyer gambles on traditional cassava cake to start his own business

Meet Attorney Kaloy. This is the startup story of his business, which gives city exposure to cassava cake, a traditional pasalubong from the provinces.

Cassava isn’t exactly the sexiest root crop to build a food business around. But instead of joining the bandwagon of French fries stands and other potato-based food franchises, a lawyer with a deep love of food and Filipino family tradition is out ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | April 23, 2015 07:00:00

Magic Melt: From international expansion to local franchising

This brand of Filipino delicacies is a byword abroad for quality pastries. It is bringing the magic back home through franchising.

Magic Melt Foods Inc. knows how to put a unique twist to most aspects of its business. Cases in point: its flagship product—the melt-in-your-mouth ensaymada (brioche)—comes in flavors its competitors do not offer: chocolate, yema, macapuno, mango, pandan, pineapple, salted egg, strawberry, ...

by Inna Abinuman  | March 18, 2015 05:00:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make buko pie

Learn how to make one of the most popular and in-demand pasalubong treats in the country---buko pie---and start a home-based business selling it.

Buko pie is undoubtedly one of the most popular pasalubong treats especially in Southern Luzon (Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite). That is because it is a baked specialty that makes use of buko or young coconut meat, which is one of the main ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 26, 2015 01:30:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make espasol

Learn how to make one of Laguna's popular sweet treats and make it available for selling right at the comfort of your home.

by MJ Dinglasan  | January 12, 2015 03:00:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make puto seko

You may have tried eating puto seko on a past trip to the province or when you were a kid in your elementary school canteen. Making it can be a good business opportunity for home-based food entrepreneurs.

Puto seko is a bite-size snack made of cornstarch and sugar. It is a common pasalubong sold by vendors in different provinces across the country. Its texture is very smooth and powdery. More often, it is round or is shaped like a ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | December 11, 2014 03:00:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make bukayo

This sweet delicacy made from coconut meat can be an ideal home-based business idea. Learn how to make bukayo.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | November 28, 2014 03:30:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make yema

You may want to put up a pasalubong shop or sell local candies to your friends or neighbors. Try this simple recipe---how to make yema.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 27, 2014 05:00:00