Visiting Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink 2013

It is October 21 already but I guess it is not too late to share my experiences during the past Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink. The event was held at World Trade Center Manila last October 10-12.

Many exhibitors were present during the past exhibitions I attended so my tendency was to skip them and look for the newcomers and anything that I haven’t seen before.

There were several games on B-MEG booth. A basketball shooting game and hitting the lever with a hammer to ring the bell on top. Rewards were given for every participants hitting the goal. I tried the “lever and bell thing” but it got damaged after receiving my mighty hit. It was too bad, I got only a blue ballpen.

bmeg games

Look, Mighty Camote in nice corrugated cartons. It was obviously intended for export.

mighty kamote sweet potato

The Packaging Division of the Department of Science and Technology was a rare sight. For those who are in need of their services, their office is within DOST compound at Bicutan, Taguig.

itdi dost packaging division

Electronic grinding machines. I am scouting a type suitable for roasted cacao. Items on display never suited my expectations. I picked one brochure and found few candidates. They are not replying to my email inquiry though.

grinding machines

There is coconut sugar and also a coconut flour. I think it is a ground coconut meat after extraction of oil rich fluid. From the booth of Philippine Coconut Authority.

coconut sugar and coconut flour

Plastic for storing grains. From GrainPro Inc.

grain storage plastic bag

Organic eggs. Looks like native chicken eggs.

organic egg

A machine for removing chicken feathers. Do not buy if you intend to use it for native chickens. Their feathers are way harder to remove the broilers.

chicken defeathering machine

PET Jars. My good friend was looking for this for a long time. I never thought I would find it in this event. Jars by FilPet. It is good for business starters. There is no minimum volume required.

filpet pet jars

Pako, the edible ferns. Oh, I couldn’t remember when was the last time I had it.

pako edible ferns

Ceramic knives. The promodizer said: It is good for slicing apples. It is non-reactive and never cause browning. He showed me two apple cuts. The one cut by ceramic knife never had discoloration. The other had, the one cut with regular stainless steel knife.

ceramic knives set

Unoy Champorado Blend. This idea was really nice. A ready to cook champorado. No need to add chocolate. The cooking instructions said: Just boil one cup blend with 15 cups of water and stir until cooked. Serve with milk and sugar. I think it would be nicer if a pack with added sugar and milk exist.

unoy champorado mix

A solar powered insect trap. I am hoping the broiler raiser near our area buy several of this item. The flies coming from their poultry houses are so annoying.

solar powered insect trap

There are so many things that I want to share but my fingers are not enough to do the talking.


Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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