No tricks, just treats! Conjure only delicious eats and spirits for your Halloween weekend feast!

Published October 28, 2021, 10:05 AM

by John Legaspi

Halloween in a pandemic means binge-watching thrillers and gory flicks as partying and trick or treating are still not allowed. Well, if we are having an at-home Halloween again this year, we deserve, at least, to have a spook-tacular time with good food, booze, and maybe a little party online. If you don’t have any idea how to celebrate Halloween this year, these treats and events will definitely conjure the freaky spirit within you!

Halloween doughnuts

Pumpkin Spice doughnut

Halloween doughnuts

The spooky season becomes a little sweet and spicy with Krispy Kreme fall offerings. Inspired by all things pumpkin is its new Pumpkin Spice doughnut (P330 for a box of six). The scrumptious orange-tinged cruller cake is rolled in a sweet pumpkin spice blend and topped with vanilla creme cheese and pumpkin spice crumbs. Another must-have on your banquet are these more adorable than scary Halloween doughnuts (P330 for a box of six) featuring designs inspired by Jack the Pumpkin, Frankenstein, Halloween Bride, and Mr. Skelly and his suit. The first 100 customers to purchase a minimum of one dozen of Krispy Kreme’s Halloween Doughnuts nationwide on Oct. 31, 2021 will bring home exciting loot bag goodies, perfect for the festivities!

Spooky Cookies

Halloween Pralines

Scare cookies

Treats with culinary touch are what The Manila Hotel is offering this season. Kids will definitely enjoy its special Halloween Pralines and Spooky Cookies (P280 nett for a pack of 12) made to look like jack-o’-lanterns, ghouls, black cats, and more. Drop by the Deli when you visit the hotel and get them these cute cookies!

Photo from Bacardi Philippines

Season’s spirits

Invite only the wanted spirit on your Halloween weekend with Bacardi Rum’s limited-edition Philippine exclusive Bacardi Gold Rum bottle. This gold rum brings together rich, soothing flavors like vanilla, buttery caramel, toasted almond, and sweet banana notes balanced by the warm zest of orange peel and a light, oaky finish. What’s more exciting is that this gem of a bottle features a specially made, glow-in-the-dark label with a Philippine jeepney icon, celebrating Filipino culture at its finest as part of Bacardi’s #DoWhatMovesYou campaign. For a truly memorable Halloween, Bacardi is kicking off its annual Bacardi Sessions on Oct. 31, 2021, at 8 p.m. with performances by James Reid, Jolianne, Kat DJ, and hosted by Billy Crawford.

Ghost Whopper

Delicious ghosts

No need for a seance, ghosts come this year in the form of a delicious meal. For a limited time only, Burger King (BK) is bringing back its Ghost Whopper with all its flavors. Sandwiched between two ghostly white cheddar cheese buns is a delicious 100 percent flame-grilled beef patty, topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and onions, that will surely enchant your senses and haunt you long after your last bite. The Halloween burger is now available for delivery, drive-thru, take-out, and dine-in at 13 stores within Metro Manila until Nov. 2, 2021. Things are about to get spooky at BK Timog as it holds its first-ever “Scare-thru” this coming Oct. 29 to 31, 2021, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Photo from Taco Bell

Spice wrap

Taco Bell is spicing up its foodie favorite offerings with its newest item, the Crispy Chicken Gordita. Bite into a crispy strip of 100 percent muscle chicken that’s battered and fried to perfection, topped with your choice of sauce—cheese sauce or sour cream—garnished with shredded lettuce and tomato bits for added freshness. The dish is then finished with shredded cheese, all nestled in a warm, pillowy gordita wrap. Get this a la carte starting at P149 or complete your meal with a side of Nachos Sprinkle and 16oz soda for an additional P70. Taco Bell’s Crispy Chicken Gordita will be available until Jan. 17, 2022.