As a kid, I always remember drinking home made gulaman during merienda. And up until now, I still have those occasional cravings for the drink whenever I snack.
Now that my mom rarely makes her home made gulaman anymore, I get my usual dose of the beverage in food carts and Filipino cuisine restaurants. And then I discovered a ready to drink product called Joy Black Gulaman.
I was at The Sandwich Guy in McKinley Hill several months ago when I first saw this product. On display, I though this was a bottle of soy sauce. (Won’t you agree?)
But upon closer inspection, I discovered that it’s actually a drink. And a lot of customers are actually buying it. I did not have second thoughts of trying this and was glad that I did.
The taste is sweet and refreshing – just like how my Mom used to make it. And although Joy Black Gulaman looks like a Chinese product, I can say that its taste is truly Pinoy.