In Tagalog, kabit means attach, fasten or connect. In Bisaya, kabit is the usual term for mistress, male lover or someone you get entangled in an illicit affair with. The KABIT that’s now for sale? It’s neither 😉
So, yes, you could say that kabits are being produced right from Bukidnon, considered the food basket of Mindanao 😉
I first met Christine a few weeks ago. Apparently she has been following my blogs! A few days later, my mother and I met with her personally. We also met another Bukidnon entrepreneur that day, Paula, who made delicious pineapple jam, pineapple cider vinegar and pineapple filled muffins. They were so good, trust me!
Anyway, Christine brought all of us to this lovely eco-cultural farm where we saw and purchased a lot of tea plants and herbs. I made a vlog of that trip, which you can watch below:
Fast forward a few weeks later, I saw her again. This time, at a “Tapok Mag-uuma” event (gathering of farmers). She was selling her Christy Chili products and, of course, what else caught my eye but KABIT?!
Kabit’s ingredients include reaper and scorpion chilis, garlic, coconut oil, salt, sugar, lime and sodium benzoate. It’s the perfect chili condiment. All it takes is a small portion for your lips to feel the burn!
If you’re wondering why this is called kabit, well, so am I! I tweeted about this and a couple of my Twitter friends happily shared their thoughts. My theory is — maybe because kabits “spice” things up and usually cause tears? Hmm. What do you think? Tweet me!
Kabit is sold for only Php 100 a jar. Aside from purchasing kabit, we also bought chili flakes (Php 35 per pack) and the tarragon limeade detox drinks (Php 25 per bottle). The detox juices were so good especially when served super chilled! Ideal for folks undergoing diets.
Interested to buy a kabit or any of her chili products, too? Call Christine at 0929 439 1705 and tell her you found out about Christy Chili through me, Irene.
By the way, I also discovered another Bukidnon food entrepreneur, Jennie. She sold these Te Jenn Potato Chips (Php 100 for a large pack), camote chips and soft puto cheese! We absolutely enjoyed the potato chips (I had the basic salt and pepper ones — so good!) and camote chips (bought the chili cheese flavored ones — yum!). If you’re interested to buy some, call 0906 813 0295 and tell Jennie about my post 🙂
During the farmers gathering, by the way, my Mama was able to buy dwarf coconuts for a really el cheapo price! Leave a comment if you want to purchase or send me a message via my Facebook page.
Let’s please support these Bukidnon entrepreneurs and all Filipino entrepreneurs in general. Let’s patronize their products so we can help sustain their entrepreneurial spirit! Thanks in advance 🙂
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