No Christmas is complete without this beautiful vibrant disk of sapin-sapin from Malabon specially from Dolor’s Kakanin. The kakanin sampler is a top-selling product, reaching the provinces, also the homes of Filipinos living abroad. A pack of toasted grated coconut comes with every box of assorted rice cakes consisting of biko, maja blanca, ube halaya, kutsinta and galapong bibingka.
Dolor is Dolores Guevarra, one of the siblings of pioneering kakanin makers putting across their colorful kakanin in the Malabon market and the streets of La Loma since pre-WWII. Today, they have their own stores in Malabon and outlets in Metro Manila.
Holiday or non-holiday, Dolor’s sapin-sapin and other sticky stuff such as puto, cassava bibingka, pichi-pichi and newer varieties such as lite, made-to-order sugar-free, etc. stay on, bringing traditional kakanin flavors, surviving the emergence of a slew of adulterated, modified, mutated or commercialized Pinoy cakes in the market.