Friday, September 12, 2008

Bulacan may have set world record with longest pastillas.

My hometown province of Bulacan was in the news last night after they attempted to make it in the Guinness Book of World Records by producing the longest pastillas. Pastillas is a sweet creamy Philippine pasty made of milk and sugar.

Bulakenyo’s and other visitors gathered to get a taste of the sweet delicacy and to see the province’s bold feat.

Reports had it that the pastillas was measured at 200 meters, five inches thick and weighed around 4,000 kilos. Had the entire pastillas was packed into smaller quantities, it could produce around half a million candies.

Its ingredients include 1,600 kilos of sugar and 12,800 liters of pure carabao’s milk.

After the formal measurement of the pastry, the swelling crowd immediately jostled their way to the display tables to get a taste of the delicious treat.

Sen. Bong Revilla and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Bayani Fernando graced the event and even tasted the product. The latter was even shown on TV crawling under the table to avoid the rush of people who ate the free treat.

I just don’t know what the MMDA chairman was doing in this event. Yes, the 2010 election is around the corner but the moment should be given to the Bulakenyo’s outstanding feat not to some scene-stealers who wants to get media mileage.

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