When it comes to locally made snack chips in the Philippines, the JackNJill chips are probably the most popular ones. This brand has been a part of lives since childhood even though our parents forbade us to eat these snacks without permission. Eating junk food and drinking soda was strictly regulated when we were growing up so there were times when one just had to sneak out for a bit of junk munch.
Jack n’ Jill Chippy is an all time favorite snack for me. One can count on always finding it in our weekly grocery cart. These barbeque flavored corn chips are perfect to quell salty cravings. Although there are already several Chippy flavors in the market today, I still prefer the classic barbecue flavor. Another fun JackNJill snack is the Roller Coaster. These potato crisps that are shaped like rings that can be strung up or worn on your fingers as you eat them. But kids should be prepared to be reprimanded by their parents for playing with their food if they do this, just like we did when we were young. Nevertheless, we still had loads of fun eating them.
There’s one Jack n’ Jill snack that I miss, and that is the Munchies. This cheese flavored snack was my favorite in grade school. I don’t recall when it was pulled out of the market but I remember it being back on the shelves again a few years ago. Unfortunately, the revived version didn’t taste quite as good as the original version I felt that it tasted bland compared to the Munchies that I enjoyed as a child. It was no surprise that it didn’t last long in the market. I’m still hoping that it will make a better come back in the future.