have you eaten "halo-halo" without sugar?

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
October 27, 2012 6:53pm CST
I have. One day I just felt like eating "halo-halo," a specialty among Filipinos but sometimes they are too sweet because they usually put condensed milk which is very sweet already, plus sugar, plus the fruits which are also sweet, so you get to eat something which is overly sweet. So one day, I bought some halo-halo but instructed the salesgirl not to put any sugar and to just put a pinch of condensed milk. Voila! I had my halo-halo without sugar and with just a pinch of condensed milk. I got my purpose of quenching my thirst without raising my blood sugar level. Have you also done this? Please share your own halo-halo story.
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8 responses
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I always have my halo-halo sugarfree, except of course when it comes to fast food like Chowking; no matter how I tell the server not to put sugar in it they still put sugar. Anyway, good thing that everyone in my family likes it so they're just more than too happy to have mine.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Chowking halo-halo is super sweet so I don't like it.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Exactly. It's like eating sugar with ice, I can't taste the other ingredients anymore.
@elramz (25)
28 Oct 12
If you eat halo-halo without sugar you need to put more milk for it to become sweet. For me halo-halo is not halo-halon without sugar because i love sweet.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Different people vary in their tastes obviously.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
28 Oct 12
Ok, girls. You are making me hungry here. I did a search online and a halo- halo looks pretty good right now. Have a great time. And enjoy a halo- halo on me.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Oh, so you haven't tasted it yet, Maria. When you come to our country, make sure you order one.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Hi Cutie! I have not eaten halo-halo without sugar. It's quite funny but it makes sense besides the condensed milk is sweet already and other fruits. Not to mention the "ice cream." I will try that halo-halo without sugar. Good post.:-)
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Hi Edvc! Yes, halo-halo nowadays is very sweet. Sometimes if you give instructions of not putting sugar, the sweetness is still there.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Oh I always make sure that it has sugar but just enough and not too much. For me, halo halo without sugar is quite incomplete and tasteless. I guess if eating halo halo once in awhile wont cause any bad in sugar level of our body.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
The taste of fruit and ice is more than enough for me.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
On some occasions, I had. Usually when the fruits are sweet enough. Sometimes the coconut gel does the trick. These can already sweeten the halo-halo. If you like adding ice cream, that also makes it sweet already. But I haven't eaten this treat with condensed milk. Personally, it ruins the traditional taste of halo-halo. Since I was a kid, I've been used to having evaporated milk added to it :)
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Of course, no ice cream please. I find it too much to have ice cream added to halo-halo.
@Tongcv (173)
• China
29 Oct 12
Generally do not care about,and only occasionally asked the waiter not to put too much.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Yes I can eat halo-halo even without the sugar. We are avoiding sugar already because diabetes run through our family. The sugar in the milk already makes it delicious. Oh I am craving for halo-halo now though it's too early to have one.