Friday, April 24, 2015

Food Friday: St. Michael's Chicharon Fried Pork Ears, Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon and ABC Jelly Straws

Good morning everyone! It's time for Food Friday "Week 5"! Yeah it's been a bit since our last Food Friday but here I am today back with some more goodies! I actually have 3 different snacks to share with you all today (courtesy of PhilAm Food). It's St. Michael's Chicharon Fried Pork Ears, Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon and ABC Jelly Straws. I did choose a bit more "exotic" snacks this time but I do want to share with you all my experience and review on them! Let's get started!
If you aren't familiar with PhilAm Food, it's a great online shopping food website where you can get all sorts of products from the Philippines as well as other Asian goods. I live in NYC and they ship from New Jersey so I always get my orders pretty quick!


They really have a great variety of different products that is sure to interest you! They also have great promo codes from time to time so be sure to stay up to date with their Facebook page and their email list! All links will be down below.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Product #1:
St. Michael's Chicharon Fried Pork Ears 2.5 oz.


Personally for me, I have had pork rinds and chicharons before and I found "pork ears" to be pretty different and unique since I've never had them before.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Product #2:
Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon 2.5 oz.


This product also was pretty new to me. Who knew they made chicken skin chicharon? It looks pretty good!

--------------------------------------------------------------
Product #3:
ABC Jelly Straws Assorted Flavors 49.4 oz.



This is basically jelly in a "straw"/tube. There are 5 different flavors which aren't exactly labeled but I note them as "Strawberry, Green Apple, Mango/Pineapple, Grape and Lychee". I actually had these a lot when I was younger!

--------------------------------------------------------------

MY REVIEW
What do you guys think of it so far? Is there anything you would try? Personally for me, these were 3 different and fun items to try out and review for you all! Let's start with #1 and we'll go in chronological order! 

The St. Michael's Chicharon Fried Pork Ears were pretty interesting when I first tried them. They pretty much look like pork chicharon strips that I've had before but when I tried them, they were so different than expected. They were pretty plain to me, a little salt and nothing else. They were also very crunchy which I found surprising. To me, they were just ok, not sure if I would re-purchase them just because they were more on the "hard" side.

Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon upon just looking at it, looked pretty good and seasoned. When I first tried them, they were fairly similar to regular pork rind texture but these were kind of "flaky" if you can imagine that. I really like the flavor of these, it's some mix of adobo ingredients, garlic, onion powder and possibly red pepper (though it is not spicy). You can see how large some of the pieces are, I advise that you break it in half for the best taste.

ABC Jelly Straws have definitely been a favorite in my childhood. I remember having one after school and even freezing them! They really are fun to eat and nostalgic for me. I like them either chilled in the fridge or frozen (great for Summer time!). For me, some of the flavors are more pronounced than others. I found the "Green Apple", "Mango/Pineapple" and "Grape" to be the most easily detected flavors. It's not that the others aren't but its that these stood out to me more. I really love these!


This is what it looks like when it is FROZEN.

Overall these snacks are awesome and definitely something to try out if you've never had anything like them before. Living in NYC (Queens to be precise), there is a lot of culture, diversity and ethnicity all around me so I love trying new foods! 
For me, my favorite new item from the bunch has to be the Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon! They are just so good! The pork ears were a bit crunchy but for certain times, I love a good crunch! And you can't forget about the jelly straws! They are great and so fun to eat! Kids really love them, though as a parent I would say to cut the jelly a bit in the "straw" so your child doesn't choke. Overall I would definitely recommend these items, check them out! Links down below.

-------------------------------------------------------------

QUESTION OF THE DAY
Which one of these snacks would you try?

-------------------------------------------------------------

PhilAm Food
https://www.philamfood.com/

https://www.facebook.com/philamfood

https://twitter.com/philamfood

https://www.yelp.com/biz/phil-am-food-jersey-city

-------------------------------------------------------------

PRODUCT LINKS
https://www.philamfood.com/st.-michaels-chicharon-fried-pork-ears-2.5oz.html

https://www.philamfood.com/elenas-chicken-skin-2.5oz.html

https://www.philamfood.com/abc-jelly-straws-assorted-49.4oz.html

-------------------------------------------------------------

*I received the items complimentary in return for my 100% honest review, all words are my own.*

28 comments:

  1. The jelly straws sound yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would love to try diffrent kind of food.diffrent especialities.its not always easy to find online stores.i live in italy and i would love to try all thesee yammi products.let me see if they ship internationally.thanx (brook)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Out of these 3--definitely the Jelly straws!! And I think I would like them frozen the best.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would have to say that the Elena's Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon looks like something I would love to try! I season everything with garlic and onion powder and since you mentioned those were the seasonings in this product, I'm thinking I would really like these! Thank you so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My pastor's wife is from the Philippines. I wonder if she know about this site. She will be the best judge of the authenticity and taste of this food. I can't wait to tell her about it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to try the jelly straws! They look so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those jelly straws sound awesome frozen!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The jelly straws look like a lot of fun! I can see my nephews and nieces loving them! How much fun to see new food options. Thanks for sharing these with us!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The jelly straws are too adorable! My kids would love these as an occasional sweet treat! I think they'd be great chilled overnight in the fridge. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love tying all sort of foods from around the world! I especially love the jelly straws as they take me back to my childhood! I had lots of fun, food adventures!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love trying new foods. I think if I wanted to try from these items it for sure would be the jelly straws. Those look really good.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'd love to try these, I'm bad about eating the skin off of my fried chicken so I bet I'd like them. thanks so much for sharing, those jelly straws look interesting too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow this is all different! I haven't tried any of them with the exception of the jelly straws. My kids love them. We have a little Asian market around the corner from our house and we get a huge container of them every summer to bring with us to the park, on picnics etc. The kids just think they are fun!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hmmm. I think the jelly straws but I would probably try the chicken skins as well.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fried pork ears...sounds interesting. Not sure I'd be brave enough to try those!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My husband would love those fried pork ears!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. My kids would love the jelly, and I've never tried the fried pork ears.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I always love trying new foods and all of these look so intriguing! The fried pork skin being the most appetizing to me... and those jelly straws being a close second! I'll have to look into ordering these products for myself. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I miss chicharon, I wish I have some right now lol. They are great for making arooz caldo!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The jelly straws and pork chicharon sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
  21. My kids would love the jelly straws!!! I love to try new foods from different parts of the world. I have not heard of some of this food though it all looks delicious and like great snack foods.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Not tried any of these types of foods before but I am curious to try out the pork ears and the chicken skins too. They do look very tasty

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love chicharon since it's really tasty especially with vinegar. The chicken skin chicharon is also something I'd love to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Really interesting snacks! I'm not sure if I'd try pork ears, but Fried Chicken Skin Chicharon sounds yummy and those Jelly Straws would be perfect for my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hehehe this all looks very interesting!!! Those pork ears lol like something my hubby would be into lol..... The jelly straws were more my kinda thing :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a cool mix of snack items. I would call this the mega snack indulgence. Hahaha! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a cool mix of snack items. I would call this the mega snack indulgence. Hahaha! :-)

    ReplyDelete