The streets of Philippines have at least one sari-sari store or a retailer store where people can buy stuff in small quantities.
Kids are the main patrons of these stores as they do not have a lot of money. Thus, it is best to stock on cheap and kid-friendly products. Below are the 10 things that kids used to buy in the sari-sari store for one peso.
This candy with Chinese characters on the wrapper is a favorite as it contains several pieces of the candy. Kids used to play with it by reenacting the Holy Communion where a priest will give the wafers to churchgoers.
This cheese snack is the cheap alternative to Chiz Curls, but just as tasty.
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Kids will collect all designs of the pogs and battle with other kids with them. The goal is to have as many as possible.
Jovi Nata De Coco
Pinoys have unique desserts and most of them make use of coconut, which is abundant in the Philippines. Nata de Coco is a jelly-like dessert.
A staple in every sari-sari store that allows kids to make a big bubble.
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Who can forget this really affordable chocolate?
Like pogs, kids collect tex and play with other kids. What sets it apart from pogs is that tex feature whatever famous cartoon is on TV.
A bubblegum that has comics in them. Some kids try to collect every comic strip in the candy to follow the storyline.
Since the weather is usually hot all the time, kids love the different flavors of ice candy like buko, mango, and milo.
Who can forget a tube that enables kids to blow a balloon and try their best not to make it pop? Mothers try their best to remind their kids not to eat the substance.
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