PEANUTS FROM ILIGAN
Cheding’s Peanuts of Iligan City is a staple pasalubong when visiting the City of Majestic Waterfalls. Known today as “The Pride of Iligan,” this renowned local snack started as a humble business venture by the couple Ramon Tan Chingto and Lim Kim Tua when they first reached Iligan City from China. They started out by selling peanuts and candles until the business further grew when it was inherited by their daughter-in-law, Isidra “Cheding” Tan.
Today, these non-greasy, sand-roasted peanut products are one of the Region’s most coveted snacks which not only conquered the hearts of the locals but also catapulted Iligan City to world-class renown. The product’s packaging comes in different sizes: 1 kilo, 1/2 kilo, 370 grams, 50 grams,1/4 kilo, and 200 grams foil pack. Cheding’s bestseller is the 1/4 kilo pack, a traveller favorite. Through the years the peanuts have evolved to various flavors such as plain, salted, hot and spicy, toasted, sugar-coated, banana crispy, and mixed peanuts.