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31/01/2015: COCO JAM, POLVORON & CHICHARON A HIT AMONG DC COLLEGE STUDES

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30 January 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Filipino snacks such as polvoron, chicharon, and coco jam were a hit among college students and faculty members who attended a recent diplomatic corps exhibit at a leading Washington university.

Some 300 students and teachers at the Catholic University of America (CUA) experienced a taste of the Philippines during the annual Embassy Exhibit and Global Fest on 30 January at the CUA campus in Washington, D.C.

The Philippine Embassy again participated in the event as part of its public diplomacy efforts with a booth showcasing select Filipino snacks and tourist destinations.

Coco jam served with Sky Flakes crackers was a crowd favorite.

I didn't know you could make jam out of coconuts. It tastes so unique and so good,” said an American student who visited the Philippine booth.

The booth also attracted Filipino and Filipino-American students attending CUA, the alma mater of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Sky Flakes! This is my mom's favorite. She grew up in the Philippines and she used to eat it with everything,” said a Filipino-American student.

Global Fest is annual event of CUA which features cultural displays and study abroad opportunities around the world. ###

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31 January 2015

Unique taste. Students from the Catholic University of America sample coco jam for the first time and rave about its unique taste during the annual Embassy Exhibit and Global Fest on 30 January at the CUA campus in Washington, D.C. (Embassy Photo by Majalya Fernando)

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31 January 2015

It's more fun in the Philippines. A member of the Embassy's Public Diplomacy team talks to visitors about tourism destinations in the Philippines during the annual Embassy Exhibit and Global Fest on 30 January at the CUA campus in Washington, D.C. (Embassy Photo by Majalya Fernando)

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31 January 2015

A taste of home. The Embassy's booth also attracted Filipino and Filipino-American students attending CUA, the alma mater of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. (Embassy Photo by Majalya Fernando)