Chichacorn, a pasalubong made by accident (Images: Kris Maeish, Lem Bolivar)
Chichacorn is a snack made from glutinous corn. Housewife Rosalina Abrojena and her sister-in-law Tomasa originally sold boiled glutinous corn but had plenty of leftovers. They decided to deep fry it and chichacorn was born. Today, Rosalina’s chichacorn is sold under the brand Nana Rosa’s Chichacorn.