Last Updated on April 21, 2021 by OJ Maño
Our weekly trip to the supermarket for a routine grocery errand brought us to notice that a lot of our favorite brands were manufactured in Bulacan. Here is a list of some products made in Bulacan. We encourage fellow Bulakenyos to patronize locally manufactured products.
Products Made In Bulacan
LALA Milky Chocolate – Guiguinto
LALA is a local chocolate bar treat that distinguished itself from the other local brands with its incredibly chewy consistency and distinct milk taste. The Belaro Confectioner Corporation manufactures this delicious chocolate treat. Their factory is located in Tuktukan, Guiguinto. They also have LALA in different flavors like strawberry, ube, mocha, and many more. Your childhood won’t be complete without LALA.
Champola Wafer Stick – Guiguinto
We enjoy eating Champola during merienda. Little did we know that the Fair Sun Consolidated, Inc.’s factory that manufactures this delicious wafer stick is located in Guiguinto.
Marby’s Tasty Bread – Bulakan
The Marby Food Ventures Corporation in Bulakan is one of the country’s most prominent manufacturers of bread and other bakery products. They are known for their Superloaf bread, Ube and Mongo loaf, monay, and cheese bites. You can find their products in leading supermarkets nationwide.
According to Meralco’s article, “Mario Valderrama, Marby President and CEO, and his wife Baby started the company in 1976 with a P1,700 capital. The Valderramas turned their capital into a multimillion business in record time by delivering products to multiple locations across the region, effectively expanding reach with minimal costs.”
TJN Pasalubong – Pulilan
Almost all of the fiesta we’ve been to in Bulacan usually serve a bowl of sweet beans, Garbanzos, or Macapuno for dessert. During summer, when halo-halo is in-demand, you are sure to see bottles of preserved sweets like Beans, Red Mongo, and Macapuno in every halo-halo stall. Of course, the number one brand is Pasalubong.
According to TJN Pasalubong‘s website, “Established in 1978, TJN Pasalubong Foods, Inc. started as micro-business ownership at Barangay San Jose, Baliuag, Bulacan. Its original products include homemade bottled sweets like nata de coco, ube yam, garbanzos (chickpea), macapuno; native delicacies such as peanut butter, vinegar, Sampaloc candy, and bukayo (grated coconut candy).”
Now located in Paltao, Pulilan, TJN’s legacy of bringing home a pasalubong lives on for more than 40 years in the industry. We can’t help but mention one of our favorite Pasalubong products: the Caramel Bar, which tastes very similar to Max’s caramel bar.
LF Fireworks – San Ildefonso
According to their website, “Established in 1969 by the LEE FAMILY, LF Fireworks is now a third-generation pyrotechnics company. With its factory situated on a twenty thousand square meter lot located in San Ildefonso Bulacan. Its unwavering mission is to produce the best and most exciting, yet safe, aerial fireworks display shows and products.”
Aparon – Malolos
Aparon is a sweet nostalgic snack we can’t get enough of even as adults. It is made of Ostia trimmings and caramelized sugar. Ostia or hostia, sometimes called altar/communion/sacramental bread, is a thin white wafer used in the Christian ritual of the Eucharist. Malonzo Food Products started manufacturing the Aparon Sweet Wafer Flakes way back in the ’70s. Their factory is located in Guinhawa, Malolos.
Fisher Farms Gourmet Bangus – Pulilan
Fisher Farms has a wide variety of world-class cut, deboned, descaled, and marinated milkfish (commonly known among Filipinos as bangus) products that can be cooked straight from the pack. We personally love the Smoked and Marinated Deboned Milkfish (Bangus). It is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. The production plant of Fisher Farms, Inc. (FFI) is located at Dampol 2nd-A, Pulilan.
Mighty Cigarette – Malolos
Mighty Corporation (MC) is a fully integrated 71-year old tobacco company located in Tikay, City of Malolos. It was the second-largest cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines from 2010 to 2017. On September 8, 2017, Japan Tobacco acquired Mighty Corporation’s cigarette business.
Dragon Fireworks – San Rafael
According to their website, Dragon Fireworks Incorporated (DFI) was established in June 1992 and became the first fireworks manufacturing company duly licensed by the Philippine government to cater to the domestic market. It was established to meet the growing demand for “safe, quality fireworks.”
DFI’s main factory is located in San Rafael. They have won local and international pyrotechnic competitions over the years. The Dragon Fireworks affiliate DroneTech presented the Philippines’ largest drone lights show at the torch’s final leg during the 2019 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Sterling Notebooks – Meycauayan
Sterling notebook is a premium notebook often used by our wealthy classmates in elementary and high school. Sterling Paper Products Enterprises, also known as Sterling, is a Philippine school and office supplies and food packaging manufacturing company. Sterling has a plant in Marilao and a warehouse and distribution center in Meycauayan. They manufacture notebooks, bags, puzzles, board games, wall charts, paper cups, paper bowls, and its pioneer products.
Sugo Salted Peanuts and Mik-Mik – Pulilan
Sugo Salted peanuts have always been an inuman pulutan favorite ever since. Mik-mik Milk Powder, on the other hand, is a kids’ playful snack where you eat sweet powdered milk using a straw, which makes you cough every time. It’s definitely nostalgic and what’s more interesting is that Jocker’s Foods Industries (JFI), the company that produces Sugo and Mik-mik, has a factory located in Sto. Cristo, Pulilan.
Lemon Squares – Meycauayan
Lemon Square cupcakes are the default ‘baon’ of kids and kids at heart. Their main factory is located in Libtong, Meycauayan. They also produce Whatta Tops, Lava Cake, Dream Bar Inipit, and more. It is available in leading supermarkets nationwide.
Datu Puti Vinegar and Mang Tomas All-Around Sarsa – Marilao
NutriAsia Inc. is the leading producer and distributor of sauces and condiments in the Philippines. It is the home of Datu Puti, UFC, Mang Tomas, and Papa ketchup. It is manufactured in their Marilao factory.
Republic Cement – Norzagaray
Republic Cement is one of the three major cement companies and construction solutions providers in the Philippines. It is operated by Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc. (RCBM). They have a massive cement plant and quarrying in Brgy. Minuyan, Norzagaray.
Holcim Cement – Norzagaray
Holcim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel, and sand). They have a mega cement and limestone quarry operation located in Brgy. Matictic, Norzagaray.
Eagle Cement – San Ildefonso
Eagle Cement Corporation (EAGLE) is one of the country’s biggest cement manufacturers, with a mega cement factory in Brgy. Akle, San Ildefonso. Interestingly, they are owned by San Miguel Corp. (SMC). With the increased demand for cement and aggregates in the country due to the left and right “Build, Build, Build” projects of the current administration, we believe that Bulacan’s big 3 cement mega factories will be playing a significant role in the Philippines’ economic growth.
Sansevieria BG regale (P10-million Plant) – San Rafael
The one-of-a-kind hybrid plant created by horticulturist Boyet Ganigan, Sansevieria BG regale. Sadly, it was stolen last year in the Arid & Aroids nursery farm in San Rafael, Bulacan.
AIM Global Products -Guiguinto
AIM Global is a leading Multilevel Marketing and Direct Selling Company with over 5 million distributors worldwide. Its manufacturing plant is located in Guiguinto, Bulacan (Beside Walter Mart).
Toasted Pastillas – Malolos
Taste N See Toasted Pastillas elevated the mainstream Bulacan pastillas to another level. No wonder this sweet treat is now being sold nationwide. Its factory is located in Malolos. Aside from the Original Toasted Pastillas, they also have other flavors like Caramel, Cookies and Cream, and Milky Pastillas. From their website, they are now selling Lechera Tower (Yema) in different flavors.
Platinum Fireworks – Sta. Maria
Platinum Fireworks, Inc (PFI) is a leading creator of firework displays in the Philippines, enjoying global industry acclaim for the intricate pyromusical shows they present at the world’s biggest firework festivals. It has a factory located in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, which is the Fireworks Capital of the country.
San Jose Fishball – Paombong
San Jose Fishball is arguably the best fishball brand in the Philippines. It is best paired with sweet and spicy sauce or onion-smothered vinegar. This special fishball brand is manufactured in Paombong.
Dutché Chocolates – Pulilan
A couple of friends and relatives started experimenting with baking during the pandemic with the idea of making it to a part-time business. One local brand is making a name, the Dutché Chocolates. The factory of Valmarce Food Marketing Corporation is located along Cagayan Valley road in Longos, Pulilan. They are known for several products like chocolate chips, chocolate bars, cocoa powder, choco spread, and even chocolate fondue.
Eurobake Inipit – Guiguinto
Eurobake is the creator of the Original “INIPIT” and home of Malolos Ensaymada and other Filipino delicacies or “Pasalubong Products”. Their main office is located along Tabang, Guiguinto near the Malolos Welcome Arc.