MERZCI PASALUBONG: BARQUILLITOS

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BARQUILLITOS

Little wafer cylinders
so crunchy and sweet

Part 6 of Bacolod pasalubong series

Bacolod pasalubong - Merzci Pasalubong - barquillitos
My children also like the barquillitos. They are small and more convenient to eat. This little girl couldn’t wait for our 5-minute pictorial to be done so that she can already open a pack.

Aside from our world-famous piaya flat cake, Bacolod City here in Negros Occidental, Philippines is also known for barquillos. Barquillos are long rolled wafers that form cylinders. The cylinders can be from six inches to a foot in length. Some are thin and small while others have thick layers and are very long.

Barquillos are often given to kids as snacks because they easily melt in the mouth. Plus, most of them have milk so it is a preferred snack. Additionally, they are so good with ice cream. You use each barquillos roll to spoon the ice cream and then you bite off the roll as you eat the ice cream. Then you do it all over again

The spin-off of the barquillos is the barquiron–which are rolled wafers stuffed with polvoron.

The problem with barquillos is, it is very tedious to make. Skilled workers, usually men, face a hot griddle all day, pouring batter on it to form a thin layer, cook it for a few seconds, and then roll it into a steel rod. There should be precision in doing this, as the thin layers can get burned easily. It will turn brown and won’t roll that easily. I think that the production of barquillos is both a skill and an art. And I think it is slowly dying.

The second spin off of the barquillos is the barquillitos. Based on the name, these are little versions of the barquillos. But while they are named that way, the barquillitos are made by a machine. The mix, I think, is altered a bit because they do not taste the same. Nevertheless, barquillitos has its own flavor and character that have made them an endearing snack. They are small and crunchy and easy to eat because you can easily put one piece inside your mouth. It is unlike the barquillos that kind of disintegrates with each bite, so you have to cup your hands under your mouth with each bite otherwise, most of them would end up on your lap.

Bacolod pasalubong - Merzci Pasalubong - barquillitos
This kid chose to open the ube pack first, just because it’s purple.

At Merzci Pasalubong, there are four flavors of the Barquillitos, namely ube (purple yam), strawberry (pink), pandan (green), and chocolate. They are sold in 100 gram packs and available in all their branches. Check out the list of branches in Bacolod below.

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Just one click before she devours that stick.

Part 1 – Merzci Pasalubong Piaya
Part 2 – Merzci Pasalubong Napoleones
Part 3 – Merzci Pasalubong Butterscotch
Part 4 – Merzci Pasalubong Biscocho
Part 5 – Merzci Pasalubong Mango Tart
Part 6 – Merzci Pasalubong Assorted Barquillitos
Part 7 – Merzci Pasalubong Caramel Tart
Part 8 – Merzci Pasalubong Pulceras
Part 9 – Merzci Pasalubong Brojas
Part 10 –  Merzci Pasalubong Cheese Tart

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Different flavored barquillitos.

MERZCI PASALUBONG BRANCHES

Merzci 888- Bakeshop
888 Chinatown Square, Cottage Road, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 709-0283 | Store Hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm

Merzci Banago- Full Store
Corner North Drive, San Juan st., Sto. Ni�o Stop, Banago, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 703-1753 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 8:30pm

Merzci BREDCO- Full Store
BREDCO Reclamation Area, Brgy. 12, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 704-2088 | Store Hours: 5:00am to 7:00pm

Merzci Burgos- Full Store
Burgos Street, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 708-0955 | Store Hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Merzci Ceres- Bakeshop Ceres Terminal
Lopez Jaena St., Brgy. 39, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 434-6113 | Store Hours: 7:00am to 7:30pm

Merzci Cuadra- Bakeshop
G/F Merci Pasalubong Gonzaga Bldg., Gatuslao St., Brgy. 21, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 441-3743 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm

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Packs of barquillitos. Include them with every box of Merzci pasalubong.

Merzci Gaisano City- Full Store
Gaisano City, Araneta St., Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 435-0931 | Store Hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm

Merzci Gatuslao- Full Store
Gatuslao Street, Brgy. 13, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 434-1488 | Store Hours: 8:30am to 8:00pm

Merzci Gonzaga- Full Store
Dr. 6 Do�a Angela Bldg., Gonzaga-Locsin Sts., Brgy. 24, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 707-0621 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 8:30pm

Merzci Libertad- Full Store
Libertad Street, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 435-1180 | Store Hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm

Merzci Luzuriaga- Full Store
10-7 Luzuriaga St., Brgy. 13, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 709-0556 | Store Hours: 7:30am to 8:00pm

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Merzci Mandalagan- Pasalubong 
Lopues Building, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 709-1788 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm

Merzci Mayfair- Bakeshop
Rm. 108 G/F Mayfair Plaza, cor 12th & 13th Sts., Lacson Street, Brgy. 7, Bacolod
(034) 709-0390 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm”

Merzci Plaza- Bakeshop
Gonzaga St., Brgy.12., Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 431-1105 | Store Hours: 7:30am to 8:00pm

Merzci Robinsons Bacolod- Bakeshop
Robinsons Place, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 476-3213 | Store Hours: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Merzci Rosy- Bakeshop
Hernaez St., Brgy. 40, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 434-7535 | Store Hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Merzci Sawmill- Full Store w/ on-site baking
Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 441 6603 | Store Hours: 6:30am to 8:00pm

Merzci Singcang- Pasalubong
Door 15 A & B UTC Mall, Araneta St., Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 704-1065 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm”

Merzci SM City- Bakeshop
062 Sm City Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 468-0053 | Store Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm”

Merzci Sum-ag- Full Store
Purok Masagana, Araneta St., Sum-ag, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 704-4064 | Store Hours: 8:00am to 7:30pm


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