ADB Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I’m lucky to have a relative and friends who are working in Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Ortigas as I get to ask them sometimes (rarely) to buy me one of my favorite Choco Crinkles, and I shall call it the ADB Choco Crinkle Cookies.

ADB Choco Crinkles
The ADB Choco Crinkles

I first had this when my relative came to the house and brought this larger-than-average sized choco crinkles. I first thought of it as “You’re just like the other food that goes for the visual than the gastronomical”. But when I first tasted it, I was wrong and had to apologize the the ADB Choco Crinkle for judging it before trying it.

It had a deep dark chocolate that mixes perfectly both the bitter and the sweet within the chewy chocolate and the sugar powder complements the chocolatey goodness of the Chocolate Crinkle.

Ever since that day, I occasionally ask my friends and relative working in ADB to buy me one, two, three, four, five… and so on.

When I last had the ADB Choco Crinkles it was sold at 13 Pesos a piece.

ADB Chocolate Crinkle in half
ADB Chocolate Crinkle in half

Note: The cafeteria of ADB is not accessible to all but only to those who are working there. Even inside the ADB cafeteria a person can only buy 20 pieces of these in one buying. For bigger orders they have to pre-order.

Writing about it makes me want to eat the ADB Choco Crinkles again.

M&M’s Snack Mix

After dining at Yabu, The House of Katsu we decided to pass by the Supermarket at SM Megamall to buy some snacks for the house.

We were looking for Keebler’s Chocolate Lovers Cookies, unfortunately we could no longer find it in the whole of Metro Manila! That’s when we found M&M’s Snack Mix.


M&M's Snack Mix Salty and Sweet


It was new to our sight and the packaging was enticing. Got it. Paid for it. Went home. Ate it.

Other than the usual M&M multicolored peanut chocolate there were a number of additions inside the package like roasted almonds, crunchy pretzels and round biscuits. It was truly a combination of salty and sweet.

M&M's Snack Mix Salty and Sweet

Somehow, comparing it to the price it was just alright.

By the way the M&M’s Snack Mix costs 189.50 Pesos when we bought it.

Twix Cookie Bar

When my brother and I were still kids, every after church we would run to the nearby 7-11 store to buy some chocolates. There were a lot of chocolate bars to choose from. I liked 3 Musketeers. My brother liked Snickers. But when the going gets tough on our measly finances we would always buy Twix Cookie Bar.

Twix Cookie Bar with Plastic Wrapper

Twix Cookie Bar contains 2 chocolate bars (or stick) with infinitesimal difference in weight and volume. Therefore eliminating the ceremonious errorful cutting of the chocolate bar where the cutter outweighs the other by cutting a millimeter to centimeter away from the halfway point, in Filipino terms Hating Kapatid.

Twix Cookie Bar without wrapper

I just take one bar and my brother takes the other. Both are equally happy.

But that’s not all there is with Twix Cookie Bar. Of course, me and my brother has taste. The milk chocolate covering has the right amount of thickness, sweetness and the goodness of the chocolatey taste. The caramel inside creates a difference in taste in terms of sweetness and texture from the milk chocolate covering. And the cookie bar strip has a neutral taste and crunchy texture reducing the monotonous sweetness. With all their powers combined the Twix Cookie Bar creates a dynamic flavor and texture in every bite.

Twix Cookie Bar Caramel Showing

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Time to take pictures: 5 minutes

Time spent eating: 30 seconds

By the way, Twix Cookie Bar costs 38 Pesos/piece when I bought it in The Landmark Trinoma.