When we were on our way to Isla Verde, one of the passengers was carrying a nice tube packaging. Luckily she sat right next to us and we were able to ask regarding the packaging, she said it was Pakaskas.
It’s a snack made in the island and it’s made from Buri palm sugar molds.
I had the chance to buy this in Brgy. San Agapito. It was sold at 20 pesos per tube. Each tube had 5 segments and each segment are further divided into 2 sub-segments.
The good thing about the Pakaskas is the biodegradable packaging. In fact, all the materials of the packaging came from the same tree (except for the dark green plastic straw). Even the rope that keep the tubes together is made from the Buri palm leaves.
During our trip going back to Batangas, I saw a person carrying a box that was tied with the Buri rope. I was curious then so when I got home, I took the rope from the Pakaskas and tied it to a 10 pound dumbell and lifted it via the Buri rope, it could carry the weight. I increased the weight to 20 pounds and the Buri rope slowly teared then snapped.
Other use for the Buri palm tree can be seen here, http://fida.da.gov.ph/Buri5.html
Though the packaging of the Pakaskas is biodegradable, it is our responsibility to throw the packaging and the leftover in the proper disposal.
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