Friday, May 21, 2010

Grade School Munchies

The other week, my friend at the office gave me a piece of my childhood back. It was candy that I haven't seen in ages!

 
STAY FRESH! Do you remember this? Back in grade school, I used to buy this all the time after lunch. My classmates would even use this as ammo for blowguns! I was in grade school from 91-99 and I have lots of memories! Now, I can't help but reminisce about the food that was back then!

On a hot school day, we'd always get SLUSH PUPPIE! Strawberry was my favorite and Lemon Lime comes in second. You could even mix it back then. This icy treat was pretty awesome. I remember it was located at the end of the Ateneo Grade School canteen and kids would line up for this. It's your typical ice mix with flavored syrup.





The other candy I remember and is still present now is Haw-Haw Milk candy! When I hear Haw-Haw, it's not that red round candy. This is the one with the cow! I tell you, this candy's a winner in my books!



I don't have pictures of the others but I can still remember the famous fried siomai from the grade school pergola. Sadly the pergola's gone!!! The melon samalamig is pretty awesome too!!! How much do kids bring to school as allowance these days?

Damn I miss being a kid...

11 comments:

doraima29 said...

Sweet fresh, and haw haw are the candies that I miss for a long, long time. But I still remember the taste of sweet fresh when I was a kid.

Hazel said...

Tarzan and Bazooka gums were also a childhood staple! I miss opening a Bazooka with a comic strip! Don't you just love these munchies? =)

GLAIZA said...

Hi Jiggy! Nice entry about things that remind you and others of their childhood.

I love the Haw haw Milk candy too; and indeed it's not the read, round candy--that's Haw Flakes pero it reminds others of their childhood rin.

Jerick said...

i loved slush puppies too! i particularly loved the cola (or was it rootbeer?!) flavor.

we had that at JASMS grade school back in the day. same batch pala tayo.

Helvie said...

Hello Kuya Jiggy..please say my thank you to your Mom..Miss Kris greeted me and my friend Juli sa The buzz.it was because of your Mom..

maire_omicz said...

hahaha i also loved that! HAW HAW milk candy and stay fresh! hahaha ... bazooka na bubble gum nakakain ka na rin non? hmmm.. yung snow bear candy? uso kasi yan noon dito sa davao ehh hehe

Michelle M.B. said...

Great post! I can totally relate. Didn't know Stay Fresh is still available. Didn't realize how much I missed it until I read your blog. :)

petitay said...

haw haw up to now if meron sa store bumibili pa rin ako. yummy. hehe

t e i n said...

..STAY FRESH!!! hahaha, favorite namin yan ng kapatid ko. We used to eat that everyday, parang vitamins? HAHAHA, i remember my days when i was a kid, FUN to reminisce.
..GB. :D

sǝıʞooɔʞuıdʎɯ8n said...

I love Hawhaw and STay fresh too :D

I also like Haw Flakes, Curly/ Flat Tops, Choco Mallows and chips like Pritos Ring!! :D Yummm.

jenbajar said...

wow. i love haw-haw too when i was a kid. and the lala milk chocolate. yummy! :)