I took the route of Indang-Amadeo-Tagaytay to deliver some tabliya to our customers. On my way home I took the route of Tagaytay-Mendez-Indang to search for some automobile parts for my Izuzu C240 Diesel Engine. I stopped at four auto shops without success of finding the parts I needed.
My last stop was at La Noceda Store, located at town of Mendez near the police station. I stopped by not to look for engine parts but to buy some Jacobina Biscuits. This biscuits is famous in our place for its delicious taste and crispy texture. Many entrepreneurs tried to imitate the formula but they all failed.
The biscuit comes in square. Every square is like a hundred sheets of paper filed in a loose manner. Soft yet crispy. Good partner for hot coffee, hot tea or any cold beverage.
I bought two large packs for my mother-in-law and my wife. The biscuit was her favorite food when she was pregnant on our eldest son.
update as of June 2018
The product’s packaging changed. It was long time ago. I cannot remember when. I forgot to update this when I noticed. The makeover is half yellow and half brown. The upper yellow has vertical thin stripes. They maintained the logo which resembles a rolling pin. It has very light brown shade. The “Jacobina” font was straighten.
The package makeover is good. However, it stripped the consumer privileged to peek. As for me, it is more convincing if I see the product appearance before giving away my cash. I don’t buy if I see the product shade is darker than usual.
The product is good. No doubt about it. However, there were cases of product which had darker shade. It never tasted as good. Fault which was clearly related to oven setting or its operator.
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.