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​This is one of the reasons I keep coming back to Dumaguete—the best iced candy in the Philippines! 

So if you’ve been traveling back and forth to this “city of gentle people,” or if you’re one who happens to pass through this route on a basis more regular than just accidental, but then, you never cared to take a quick glance at this place, let alone make a quick stop over here, I’m afraid you’ve missed a half of your life. 

I had mine, mind you, but not until one day (quite a long time ago), when my niece Jenny Ann Pimentel suggested that I try this uniquely delicious iced candy sold like hot cakes at a convenience store located somewhere near Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital. 

And then I came to know that it’s called Mini Mart, across the Provincial Agriculturist Office which is just beside the hospital, beside Eterna Funeral Homes, in Daro, Dumaguete City. 

Since then, I’ve never skipped a chance to drop by and try as though it were my first each time. 

And whenever I’m here, I lick everything, all flavors—from mango float, to avocado, to buko, and to cookies & cream. Thirteen pesos for a thirteen-thousand-times more delicious iced candy than the usual won’t hurt, will it?