To date, Filipino manufacturers of local traditional delicacies have recognized the value of selling healthy food. Buyers continue to look for a healthy yet yummy dessert alternative that still satisfies anyone’s sweet tooth. This is why Albay Pili Nut Candy, makers of quality and tasty pili candies came up with Crispy Pili sugar free or Crispy Pili Lite.
Pilinut is a popular native variety of nuts in the Philippines and is abundant in the Bicol region. People love it as a dessert, an appetizer, as a pasalubong (treats to bring home), or just a snack to while away time because of its zesty flavor and delightful crunch.
“Since eating right is a key step in preventing and controlling diabetes, we decided to formulate a product that promotes healthy eating. We believe that it’s time to indulge the taste buds for mouthwatering sweets without the guilt and sugar overdose” said Rosemarie Battung, owner of Albay Pili Nut Candy.
The Albay Pilinut Candy is the pioneer in the thriving pilinut candy industry of Bicol. For over 73 years, the company has served high quality confections and pastries made from Bicol’s famous pili nuts to countless locals and visitors. It remains a family business, giving its products that distinct quality and taste that makes people coming back for more.
The company is known for its best ingredients and pure pili nuts that patrons including those from San Francisco USA and Hong Kong enjoyed. Products that are well received globally are Crispy Pili, Pili Butternuts, Salted Pili, Salted Pili Spicy and Roasted Pili.
Albay Pili Nut Candy along with other exciting homegrown food innovations from different regions of the country had their early beginnings at the Partner Region Program (PRP) of the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines, an annual food trade show led by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The company was one of the chosen companies to receive government intervention through the 2005 edition of PRP. This participation was the start of their product improvement that paved the way for more market exposure. The Partner Region Program (PRP) is a CITEM project under the IFEX banner that aims to help micro and small enterprises in food packaging, systems development and product promotion.
This year, the company will introduce their sugar free pilinut to the international market through IFEX Philippines.
“IFEX provided an avenue for my company to be exposed to the global marketplace. We were able to meet, interact, and transact business with different countries who see the potential of our delicious products,” she ended. The trade show regularly features more than 300 quality local and foreign food manufacturers offering a wide array of food categories and gastronomic pleasures.
The 6th IFEX Philippines welcomed close to 25,000 local and foreign visitors and generated $58M worth of sales.
The 2010 edition will also feature the best products from five regions. Local gastronomic finds from Regions 4, (CALABARZON); 5, (Bicol); 7, (Central Visayas) 10, (Northern Mindanao); and 13 (CARAGA) will be showcased at the Best of Partner Region Program pavilion.
IFEX Philippines 2010 is slated on 6-8 May at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City. For more information on IFEX Philippines, visit www.ifexphilippines.com