16 Nov2007


I am amazed that 199 readers went through the entire hunt and posted their answers. Amazed. I thought a few dozen at most would take the time to do all of that. So, Marketman has decided to add 3 more bottles of jam so that there would be 3 runners up and one Champion Treasure Hunter (in other words, everyone had a 1/50 chance of winning):

Runners Up (1 bottle of Mangosteen Jam each)

Malou See – Picked-Up!!
APM – Picked-Up!!


And the Champion Treasure Hunter is…

J. Co – Picked-Up!!

I will be emailing you all separately, and I hope you can drop by S&R tomorrow to pick up your respective prizes. If you can’t pick them up or send someone to pick them up, you unfortunately forfeit the prizes… :) Thank you so much to all of the “contestants”. Maybe I need to do this sort of thing again… Did you have fun???



  1. millet says:

    uh-oh…i lost! and i had a slab of cream cheese ready! more, more, more, MM! it was lots of fun, and a good way to re-discover the older posts. congratulations, MM, and onward to the next 30 years! :-)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:45 pm


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  3. Marge says:

    This was lots of fun! Too bad I didn’t win any of the fabulous prices. Nevertheless, I had a great time. The Treasure Hunt kept me from dozing off at work. Hehehe…

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:47 pm

  4. Marge says:

    i mean prizes, not prices.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:47 pm

  5. millet says:

    and may i add..the packaging looks equally delicious!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:48 pm

  6. dizzy says:

    wow is that cloth? or something like cinamay?

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:49 pm

  7. ratacutie says:


    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:51 pm

  8. Fabian M says:

    It was fun. :)

    Actually, it’s refreshing to go to a website where the search function works properly! A LOT of websites have a so-called search function in the website that’s plain crap.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:53 pm

  9. Teresa says:

    Pretty packaging but i can only wonder for the taste on the jams…MM next game please.:)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:55 pm

  10. Marketman says:

    The wrapper is woven buri/raffia from the Bohol Bee Farm, hand-woven on their looms. It makes the most stunning food wrapper…

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:58 pm

  11. kayenne says:

    or how about a jam recipe? btw, where do i find pectin on retail here in the qc?

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:58 pm

  12. Marketman says:

    kayenne, all the jams given as prizes here have been featured on the site before, there are recipes fo kalamansi, mango and mangosteen jam in the archives, use the search function… :) And I haven’t found it necessary to use pectin in any of the jams (though it may have worked wonders on the mango jam).

    Nov 16, 2007 | 4:59 pm

  13. wendolene says:

    yes, it was a lot of fun. i’m a new reader and enjoyed getting sidetracked by the flower posts. thanks for setting this all up (boy, how much did i want those bottles of jam…).

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:04 pm

  14. crissy says:

    I’ve had a lot of fun joining your contest, searching and reading your entries :D

    Congratulations to those who won! ‘Til the next contest.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:04 pm

  15. pusa says:

    oh kahit nd ako nanalo i really enjoyed the game, parang solve ng puzzle dun sa da vinci code.

    achuli kating kati na ko mag-comment dun na ang gleng gleng ng idea, kaya lang madi-disqualify un entry ko hehehehe

    keep it up market man :)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:10 pm

  16. ching says:

    enjoyed the game! thanks and happy anniversary once again :)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:15 pm

  17. kc says:

    it was a fun game and a great way to catch up on the posts i missed. thanks!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:18 pm

  18. kayenne says:

    thanks MM! i’m relatively new to your site, compared to others that i’ve been following over the past couple of years. but you got a wicked site! i did enjoy the treasure trail and remember finding a couple of them to be totally hilarious! i sent you a message via the contact page the other day. just checking if you got it.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:25 pm

  19. mitsy says:

    YES!!! … sending my answer was my very first comment on your blog ,though I have started reading your blog a couple of weeks back and I must say I look forward to reading your posts everyday as well as slowly working my way to reading your entire archive . You have a great thing going here , more power to you . Daghang salamat marketman

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:25 pm

  20. Risa says:

    I had lots of fun, even if I think I had the largest shoe size of all!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:27 pm

  21. Lei says:

    oh well, there is always a next time. and i surely had a blast looking for the clues!!!

    congratulations to the lucky ones, and MM thanks again for keeping us on our toes with this truly fun treasure hunting all week long!!!

    happy 3rd anniversary!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:29 pm

  22. Malou See says:

    I have a lot of fun doing your treasure hunt. I almost give up following your clues when I got stuck on Clue #5. So I told myself win or lose, its interesting to read your old post…where have I been all this time????Got to catch your old post again :) See you tom.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:32 pm

  23. elaine says:

    Congratulations to the grand prize winner! Lucky, lucky you! I think I’ll just be forced to make one of these jams….except for the mangosteen(off-season na yata) jam which I truly truly crave…:) btw, interesting posts! it was an enjoyable read.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:33 pm

  24. mardie c",) says:

    congrats sa mga nagwagi! it was fun, i enjoyed it immensely even though it took me forever to get to the last clue.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 5:59 pm

  25. dizzy says:

    any chance the hand-woven wrappers will be raffled off too in the near future? hehe (wishful thinking)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 6:05 pm

  26. Big Breakfast says:

    thanks MM! it was really fun. lured me out of my lurker status :-)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 6:09 pm

  27. chunky says:

    kahit talo, i had fun MM! please do it again para sa mga talunan.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 6:21 pm

  28. Bubut says:

    it was really fun. i really want to find the treasures but it was already 12MN and need to go home.. anyway, i will just buy the shirt tomorrow. Thanks for the fun.. Next game please!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 7:10 pm

  29. APM says:

    I am absolutely thrilled to be a runner up!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 7:30 pm

  30. Epi says:

    I would definitely try my luck again and again and again.
    MM I would be happy with a teaspoonful each :)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 7:44 pm

  31. brenda says:

    waaahhhhh!!! huhuhuhu…I’m so malas talaga when it comes to raffles!

    anyway, congrats to the winners! very pretty packaging MM!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 8:03 pm

  32. brenda says:

    @ bedazzle

    CONGRATS!!! its not true that you’re malas sa raffle! you’ve won! kahit na runner up lang!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 8:09 pm

  33. leila antonio says:

    YES! Let’s have a repeat of this game. It’s so fun and challenging looking for clues. CONGRATS to the winners! Kakainggit naman.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 8:27 pm

  34. edel says:

    congrats to the winners! galing!

    actually, congrats to all of us… i really enjoyed the treasure hunt =D

    Nov 16, 2007 | 8:51 pm

  35. chibi_maruko says:

    whaah! i lost! but it’s ok, i sure had fun and learned a lot from rummaging through the previous posts! Congrats to the winners!! saya!!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 8:57 pm

  36. MES says:

    I’m pregnant and salivating over your jam photos…how about another contest?!!

    Nov 16, 2007 | 9:04 pm

  37. kayenne says:

    ok… i’m seriously on a mangosteen high… just thinking about it! you brought back too many coffee-mangosteen memories from your old entries and a friend i’m chatting with on ym now is getting worried. all the mangosteen talk had given me several ideas that i’ve noted down on how else to use mangosteen… and i can’t wait to try them… i wonder if i can’t use mangosteen wine to make the syrup if i can’t get at the real thing?

    Nov 16, 2007 | 10:01 pm

  38. ms. foodie says:

    Huhuhu…i didn’t win…any way congrats to the winners!!! It was a fun contest Mr. MM. This also made me catch up in reading all your previous posts…super informative…galing!!! Happy Anniversary and God Bless.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 10:01 pm

  39. zena says:

    It was an exercise in endurance. It really wasn’t difficult. You just gotta hang on and look through all the possibly relevant posts. =) But it was fun getting sidetracked especially reading posts that I had never seen before. That Crabby Diner was to die for! I’m a mid-2007 regular reader so it was really interesting. But shucks! I didn’t win! I’m dying to try mangosteen jam.

    Nov 16, 2007 | 11:07 pm

  40. kaye says:

    congrats on the winners! it was so fun reading back on the blogs.. i remembered when i went from the oldest post to the new ones.. my hubby was telling me i was more concentrated on what i was reading rather than on what he was saying that time.. hahaha!! really nice blog.. one worth printing and arranging in alphabetical order with a section for each topic then having it hard bound and kept as a black book for those wanting to have a piece of all the good things in this blog.. hmmm.. can we actually do that with your consent?? :)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 11:21 pm

  41. erleen says:

    gusto ko pa nman matikman ung mangosteen jam! sayang!!!

    it was fun fun fun!!!


    Nov 17, 2007 | 1:13 am

  42. Teresa says:

    aw I did not win :-( I had fun though! Til your next game contest hehehe Congratulations to the winners, I am sure they will enjoy those jams especially when partnered with a hot pandesal. Oh how I miss this pinoy delicacy. More power MM and I look forward to your holiday menu and decor! Warm thoughts from New Jersey.

    Nov 17, 2007 | 1:26 am

  43. Onie says:

    I love your creative idea of using raffia/buri to wrap gifts! Thanks.

    Nov 17, 2007 | 3:20 am

  44. Tina says:

    This was a great idea. You’ve totally inspired my christmas. I’m going to try a few of your decorating tips. Even though I haven’t got the jam, I still feel I won. I might even attempt a gingerbread house. I’m on my way to collect t shirts and totes now.

    Nov 17, 2007 | 7:37 am

  45. star says:

    Fun? Yes! I got really challenged to finish the hunt that i stopped thinking about the prize. And, the old posts are great reads! :)

    Nice packaging, MM. If i won runner-up and the prize is just the wrapper, id already be so happy! :)

    Nov 17, 2007 | 7:42 am

  46. Rose says:

    yes, i really had fun with the treasure hunt. it was really my type of game. sayang lang that i didn’t win – i really wanted to try the kalamansi marmalade/jam. hope there will be more like these next time. i really enjoy your site, MM. :)

    Nov 17, 2007 | 8:09 am

  47. linda says:

    Kahit may winner na I still did the treasure hunt this a.m. and it was fun going through your posts again and I can only say I’m definitely a diehard fan of MarketManila! Impressive!

    I’d love to get my hands on those gorgeous ruffia wraps!

    Nov 17, 2007 | 9:33 am

  48. bedazzle says:

    MM, i was unable to pick up my prize ‘coz i was in baguio with my family this weekend. by any chance, can i still claim my prize? am so sad kasi hindi na nga ako nakakuha ng t-shirt and tote, hindi ko pa na-pick up prize ko..huhuhu..and i said pa naman before na wala akong swerte sa raffle.

    Nov 19, 2007 | 6:21 pm

  49. Marketman says:

    bedazzle, let me check when I get back to Manila if it was already given to someone else… I will be back there in a few days, remind me then… thanks.

    Nov 19, 2007 | 9:18 pm

  50. erika says:

    Hi Market man,
    i love your wrapper…where did you get the cloth?

    Nov 20, 2007 | 10:10 am

  51. tina says:

    congratulations to the winners.. i actually tried but didn’t finish the search coz i was constantly distracted by the older posts and i realized MM, yours is truly an amazing site, the pictures and the articles are outstanding! so beautiful! congratulations!!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 12:42 pm

  52. Lorraine says:

    Hello Marketman,I was wondering where you can get jars like that? I’m planning on giving candy in jars for christmas and I don’t know where to get those generic glass jars like the ones you use for your jams. Thanks!

    Nov 25, 2007 | 6:16 pm

  53. Marketman says:

    Lorraine, San Miguel Packaging Products sells generic jars.

    Nov 25, 2007 | 9:52 pm


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