You’re the 1, Goldilocks

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 steamed  rice cake. The dinuguan also goes well with steamed rice 🙂

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 him…

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 it’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 😀 ).

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 🙂

That was fun trip way back in 2007 🙂

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.