Time was when be the term 'Filipinos' meant those Spaniards born in the Philippines.

Well, guess what? a century and half later, the word has mutated so today, it means someone who's a citizen of the Philippines or, depending who you talk too, could mean anything from a 'house servant' (for the Greeks) or in this case, a cookie in the Iberian Peninsula.


I stil remember the ruckus these wickedly-sweet, chocolate-covered biscuits caused a few years ago when some politicians(?) raised the diplomatic alarm and threatened to flush out our three-century link with our old boss- Spain.

And all because of a cookie.

Today, these things are everywhere and not just in Spain but neighoring Portugal as well.

Spain's greatest culinary legacy?

Not quite. But I couldnt resist this photo of me and my (cookie) compatriot.