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Youโ€™re the 1, Goldilocks

Posted on July 5, 2009  in Personal Experiences

You’re the 1 Goldilocks because you’ve got the best cakes and pasalubong!!!

And in the tradition of my free six video, my six mybrute cheats and tips and my six Facebook Farm Town Cheats and Tips posts, I am sharing our Six Favorite Goldilocks Stuffs that we love:

Goldilocks #1The Chocolate Roll

This sponge cake is an all-time favorite of the whole family for birthdays and special occasions. Birthdays, Christmas and New Years will not be complete without a goldilocks roll.

Goldilocks #2Vanilla Taisan

This vanilla cake topped with grated cheese and sugar is the personal favorite of Raven. We love to refrigerate this cake a little bit before eating it. Yummy!

Goldilocks #3 and #4Dinuguan at Puto

For the benefit of the non-Pinoy readers, Dinuguan is a traditional Filipino dish of pork meat and blood cooked in vinegar laden with seasoning and spices.

It is a perfect mix with Puto, the Filipino traditional sweet and soft steamedย  rice cake. The dinuguan also goes well with steamed rice ๐Ÿ™‚

Goldilocks #5Polvoron
My personal favorite is the classic polvoron. Goldilocks Polvoron also comes in Pinipig, Peanut, Cashew, Cookies & Creme, and Chocolate flavors. For pasalubong, I usually go with the box of 14’s.

Goldilocks #6 Fluffy Mamon

The all around favorite. Good for pasalubong, breakfast and afternoon snacks.

Note: All images courtesy of Goldilocks website.

Funny Goldilocks Moments

I would like to share some funny experience that I have with Goldilocks. This happened several years ago when I went to the US (San Francisco) for a conference. I brought in some fluffy mamon and polvoron. The fluffy mamon is for emergency snacks (in case I’m hungry at the hotel at midnight). The polvoron is for pasalubong (give-away) for my friends and office mates.

It was my first time at the San Francisco Airport (SFO). The customs officer assigned to my lane is a big guy (a six footer), with a serious face and a deep loud voice. He greeted me with customary greeting. He asked the routinary questions (what’s the purpose of the visit, when I’m gonna be back in PH). He guided me to the electronic photo and fingerprint procedure for all incoming passenger. All was going smooth until he asked me…

Customs Officer: Do you have Goldilocks?
Me: Come again?
Customs Officer: Do you have Goldilocks?
Me: Yes.
Customs Officer: Do you have Goldilocks in your hand-carry baggage?
Me: No! I have it in my checked-in luggage.

Darn! I’m kinda paranoid you know. I was a bit nervous. I don’t know if bringing in those polvoron and mamon will cause some trouble. . But surprisingly…

Customs Officer: OK. You may go.
Me: Thanks!

I got my passport back (before he changes his mind) and then asked himโ€ฆ

Me: By the way, why are you asking me about goldilocks? Is it illegal to bring goldilocks here?
For the first time the customs officer shifted from serious face to smiley one.

Customs Officer: No itโ€™s OK. But I was hoping you have some on your carry-on luggage so that I can ask you for a pasalubong. (The pasalubong with the cool American accent ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

He then explained that he has many Filipino friends here in SF, and they always give him Goldilocks cakes and pastries as pasalubong whenever they go back from Manila. I guess it’s been awhile since he got some pastries.

I just promised him that next time I’m bringing in some in my carry-on luggage and hope that he will be the one to screen me again. Hehe! Small talk ๐Ÿ™‚

That was fun trip way back in 2007 ๐Ÿ™‚

You’re the 1 Goldilocks because you’ve got the best cakes and pasalubong!!!

How about you? What’s your favorite Goldilocks? Feel free to leave some comments here.

0 thoughts on “Youโ€™re the 1, Goldilocks”

  1. It’s sad they closed shop in Eastwood City. My favorites are more or less same as yours–we at the team have a favorite I forgot what it’s called: some sort of chocolate marble thing that has rum in it (around P30+ per piece).

    1. @Macky,
      Thanks for the visit and the comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yah, I too am sad that they closed shop in Eastwood CyberMall.
      Your team favorite may be the “Choco Rhumble”?

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  3. Ha ha. ayos a. made me see goldilocks in a new light. Im not really a fan, but because of this, I’ll try their chocolate cake. I do patronize a local bakeshop in Los Banos and bring it to people in Manila and they say it’s better than Goldilocks’ and Red Ribbon. Lucky me, I’m in the Philippines and I get the real thing here. Like puto from Bulacan. As for polvoron, there’s this popular “ulo-ulo” resto near Veteran’s in QC, I don’t really like fish, but I go there just for the polvoron.

  4. ako, all time fave in goldilocks is BOPIS! when i was assigned abroad for a couple of months, I used to bring lots of BOPIS in tetra packs. sarap!

  5. our barkada also love one of their premium cakes, the one with cherries and choco chips on it, we used to have that every Christmas party… until Polly’s chocolate cake came along ๐Ÿ˜€ and Nanay absolutely love their Crema de Fruta, a must if we are going home to Laguna!

    1. Raven,
      Nakalimutan ko Crema de Fruta. Hehe pang-7 yun.

      Fe Ann,
      try ko yang bopis na yan next time.

      mukhang ayos yang polvoron mo ah. Anong pangalan ng resto sa veterans? Baka mapagawi kamde dyan sa area.

  6. Nard,

    Mernel’s cake yung sinasabi ko. pagpunta mo sa elbi, bili ka at dalhan mo ko. sa grove un, makalampas ng FO Santos.

    1. @pink note,
      Thanks for the visit and the comment!
      You’ve got a great post too! Ang ganda ng mga images mo ng goldilocks with matching captions, nice!
      Good luck to us all!

    1. @luis,
      Thanks for the visit and the comment! Yah looking back, it was really funny!
      I enjoyed doing this goldilocks post ๐Ÿ™‚

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