Who grew up eating scramble?

@jonnifc (1021)
Philippines
August 11, 2010 10:44am CST
There used to be a guy on a pedicab outside the school as I was growing up. He was selling scramble. The block of ice was in a styrofoam cooler and he would shave some ice, put it in a plastic cup and add a flavored milk type of liquid and some chocolate syrup. That's scramble. Now it's becoming famous again. I haven't tried on yet but some of my friends say that it tastes just like they remembered it. Did you eat this when you were growing up? Have you tasted the new scrambles now? What other snacks did you eat when you were young that were sold outside your school (like those tiny balls of candy, the red bubble gum ball, etc)?
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@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
I did and I think every filipino aged 25-45 right now. LOL. No I haven't tried the scramble on malls. Why are the scrambles back then are colored pink????? Are they still pink now?
• United States
11 Aug 10
I have never had one but they sound good. Why are they called a scramble - where does that name com from?
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
@damned_dle: I don't remember why it was colored pink back then. Maybe it was strawberry flavoring or just simply red dye. Hahaha! I don't know if it's still pink now. I'm gonna go to the mall tomorrow and I swear I'm gonna eat one. Hahaha! @dcollins: Maybe it's called scramble because you mix it all up to make it taste better. Shaved ice and syrup and mix it all up well. I'm just guessing. =)
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Oh and damned_dle, I guess that gives everyone an idea how old we are now. Hahaha! But at least this remake of the scramble will make ti possible for future generations to share the same food we had when we were young. I see parents (in that age bracket you gave) with their kids waiting in line to get a scramble in the malls these days. Kinda nice!
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I still remembered this... I think it only cost around 2 pesos or 3 pesos before. Pretty expensive for students before. I also remembered that red bubble gum ball wherein it only cost around 10 cents. Now you can't even buy anything with your 10 cents. I love those days.
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
You ate them, too? Even the bubble gum balls? Hahaha! I think we belong to the same generation. There were a lot of things you could buy with 10 cents before. Like those hard candy-cane type of candies that were coiled up on a plastic spoon or fork. Or the red spicy slice of squid with a toothpick. Or Tarzan chewing gums. Hahaha! Those were the days! Can anyone else remember other treats like those I mentioned? So fun to remember!
• Philippines
14 Aug 10
It is nice to indulge in reminiscence. I just had one this afternoon. Scramble. Man, I miss that choco syrup they pour on top. What is it called again, Brown Cow? Snacks are way cheaper back then.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
i recall having it during recess when i was in the elementary. That's more three decades ago.
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Yeah and the school admin and teachers would keep on telling us not to buy from the peddlers outside the school. LOL! But we buy from them anyway. They've got more food that tastes better than the school canteen. LOL!
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I can't recall if we have a school canteen. Students normally have to go out and buy from peddlers outside the school compound.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
The scrambles were sugary at times containing choco syrup and I used to buy at the vendor outside the school near the gate. That was more than ten years ago and I can feel my nerves calming down because of the cold mixture. Aside from scramble I had also eaten miki sold by an old woman who's a friend of my grandaunt. We have to climb the school's wall to get to her modest stall made of bamboo. But then I got tired of scramble and got addicted to chewing gum.
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I think everyone has a story of getting the "forbidden snack" (forbidden according to the school admin). You said you had to climb the walls of your school. My classmates did that too. Me, I just waited till dismissal time and for my school bus to arrive (because we weren't allowed to go out of the school unless our "sundo" arrives) so I can buy from the vendors. Oh by the way, that was just ten years ago for you? For me, I think it's about 20 years ago! WHOA! I'M OLD!!!!! HAHAHA!!!!
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
he he funny how i can still remember how scramble tastes like even if i must have tasted one back in highschool which is greater than 15 years now! I do remember this cold treat, it was really cheap, tasty and unique... not to mention the attractive colors! I think most filipino kids would know what a scramble is!! They have brought scrambles in the mall now. i see long lines of people and there you will see a stand selling scrambles in like 3 different sizes. I have never tasted this, unfortunately but i think it must be good. my niece now loves this and buys everytime she is at the mall.
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Isn't it nice that our generation and this generation now share a common food. Most likely your niece will also regard it as something she ate when she was young. Just like us. It's something we are when we were young. Nice huh!
@boymelvs (138)
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
i did,in fact last summer this year when im in vacation from work,i always buying halo-halo,ice banana,snowball,sagobe(sago with ube and crash ice) and of course scramble in the market to treat my friends and relatives.
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
I love scramble! I remember when I was a kid, my cousins and I would ask money from our Grandma to buy that. There's this scramble store in Robinsons and they sell a pretty good scramble. =)
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
i had cotton candy but not scrambles. one of the teachers said it's dirty. it stuck to my mind and never had the desire to crave for it since elementary days until now.