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Renee Alexis
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Pop Snack | Yummy and Affordable

Pop Snack | Yummy and Affordable

Pop Snack is one of the many home grown fast food restaurant and cafes in the vicinity of Iligan City. They first became known from their foot long hot dogs and s'mores dessert. What started out as an idea became real as the owners (who are a couple) pushed through with their plan. They started out renting a place so small that soon after word came out that their food is great, became overcrowded with people, particularly students, every day. They eventually had to expand and branch out.

I have heard about this food place a lot from friends but I didn't have the chance to visit and dine in here because time didn't permit me to. This event gave me this first-time moment and I just loved the experience. I would definitely come back!

Pop Snack Menu

The Eat Iligan Group were invited to visit their second branch which is located just behind St. Michael's Cathedral. The place is bigger than their first branch and is enough to accommodate a handful of people. Most of all, the lighting was lit. This is probably my favorite thing about this cafe aside from the food (#millenial problems). πŸ˜‚

Now let's dive into the heart of this post - the food!

Lemonade and Brownie Ala Mode

These flavored lemonades are something new to their menu. For only PHP99, you can choose from a variety of flavors to share with your barkada. We were served with the Blue Lemonade and the Four Seasons one. I like the Four Seasons better πŸ˜ƒ

This Brownie ala Mode is perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. And for only PHP59, I would definitely say it's as good as those with higher price points. My taste buds are super satisfied!

Buffalo Wings and Ham & Cheese Fries

The "hottest" member on their menu is their Buffalo Wings. This is in Sriracha Honey Glazed flavor and prices start at PHP89. Boy, they weren't kidding when they said it was hot!

Pop Snack is also serving flavored fries. You can choose if you'd only want the regular ones or you can go crazy with toppings. We were served with the Ham and Cheese and Pizza Fries (not in the picture). I like them both. Both oozing with cheese, both bursting with flavors. Ugh, I just cannot get enough! And these only cost PHP59 and PHP 109, respectively. #budgetfriendly

Chili Jalapeno Footlong and Pan de Pizza

And here's a photo of one of their famous footlongs. This is their Chili JalapeΓ±o footlong with their Pan de Pizza. They only cost PHP65 and  PHP45, respectively. Now, I'm hungry just by looking at these pictures. Should I go to Pop Snack today? Hmmm...

Chocolate Pop S'mores

Last but definitely not the least is this beauty! Remember when last year, s'mores were all the hype? Well, Iligan City has them and you can find them in Pop Snack! The gooey marshmallows, the sweet chocolate, and the crunchy graham crackers are the perfect combination. I think this is one of their best sellers if I'm not mistaken. And priced at only PHP139 per serving!

Okay, I'm definitely going to Pop Snack, if I could just get a hold of my boyfriend...

Pop Snack is also serving budget meals and rice bowls at very affordable prices. Business hours are between 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. You can visit their Facebook Page for more information about their place and menu.

Final thoughts: I love the place overall. The food is great, the prices are really abot-kaya, the owners were very hospitable, and the place is clean and well lit (had to say that again). I'd rate this place a good 5/5 πŸ‘

So uhm, here's where I'll say goodbye for now and leave you a question, haha. What's your favorite snack? πŸ˜›


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