Yema is the Spanish word for “egg yolk.” This soft Philippine candy is shaped into a pyramid or a ball, and then wrapped in cellophane. It originated from Spain, where nuns in monasteries used egg yolks donated to them by winemakers (who used only the white part of eggs in their winemaking process) to make sweets and pastries.
Macapuno is a very special kind of soft coconut meat. Considered a delicacy in the Philippines, it is preserved in heavy sugar syrup, usually as long shreds. You can buy bottled macapuno, which can be used as an ingredient in haluhalo. It is also a popular flavor of ice cream.
House of Polvoron (HOP) is one of the most prominent brands of pulburon in the Philippines. The company describes pulburon on the product packaging as “powdered-milk candies” and has the tagline: “What POLVORON should BE.”