The locals however, absolutely love it. Though Betty Crocker--like her competitors--promised that cake mixes offered freshness, ease, and flavor in a box, the market was slow to mature. Tablea Tsokolate As the story goes, the Spanish colonists began this tradition of growing cocoa in The Philippines as the tropical weather was perfect for it. That is until I tasted lechon. Longaniza Longanisa is a type of sausage that they often eat for breakfast here.