Part 6 of Bacolod pasalubong series
MERZCI BARQUILLITOS: Little wafer cylinders so crunchy and sweet
My children like the Merzci 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.
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- Bacolod Pasalubong to Bring Home
- Things to Do in Bacolod: One Day Budget Trip
- Bacolod City Guide
- The Best Desserts in Bacolod
- Bacolod Hotel Stonehill Suites – Ready for MassKara Festival
- Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod
- RedDoorz Bacolod East | Homey and Budget Friendly
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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 by moms.
Additionally, they are so good with ice cream. You can use each barquillos roll to spoon the ice cream. Then you bite it off the roll as you eat the ice cream. Then you do it all over again. Yum!
Barquillos + ice cream = happiness.
Baquillos Spin Off
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. They pouring batter on it to form a thin layer, cook it for a few seconds, 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 into tubes anymore. I think that the production of barquillos is both a skill and an art. It is also slowly dying because of not too many people are willing to do it anymore.
The Merzci Barquillitos
The second spin off of the barquillos at Merzci 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.
Additionally, the mix 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.
These 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. With this one, you don’t have to cup your hands under your mouth with each bite.
On the other hand, the barquillos can get messy. Without proper care, most of them would end up on your lap.
At Merzci Pasalubong, there are four flavors of the Barquillitos. The colors are so cute! These are:
- Ube (purple yam)
- Strawberry (pink)
- Pandan (green)
- Chocolate (brown)
They are sold in 100 gram packs and available in all their branches. Below, you will find a partial list of Merzci branches in Bacolod.
Merzci MassKara Festival
The MassKara Festival is the world-famous annual event here in Bacolod City. It happens every October and the highlights are during the fourth week. The fourth week of October is already the permanent MassKara Festival schedule.
Merzci Pasalubong fully supports the festivities of the city. They also have their own celebrations that make the Electric Masskara more colorful. It happens at the Tourism Strip along Lacson Street. If you are here in Bacolod City, join Merzci with their festivities.
- Read more: Merzci Masskara Festival in Bacolod
Merzci Pasalubong Products to bring home from Bacolod:
- Pasalubong Piaya
- Merzci Pasalubong Napoleones
- Merzci Pasalubong Biscocho
- Mango Tart
- Caramel Tart
- Merzci Brojas
- Cheese Tarts
MERZCI PASALUBONG BRANCHES in Bacolod
Meanwhile, here are some of the Merzci Pasalubong branches in Bacolod. There are more, but these are the bigger stores. Check which one is nearest you.
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 Ceres- Bakeshop Ceres Terminal
Lopez Jaena St., Brgy. 39, Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 434-6113 | Store Hours: 7:00am to 7:30pm
Merzci Gaisano City- Full Store
Gaisano City, Araneta St., Bacolod City, 6100
(034) 435-0931 | Store Hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm
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 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”