Cebu has a good number of delicacies visitors can taste or take home with them. These delicacies include the dried mango, peanut browas, otap and danggit, among others. In addition to these delicacies, Cebu is also home to a flat, oval-shaped coconut cracker, the salvaro. The coconut flavor of these biscuits makes it unique compared to the other delicacies available in this island in the middle of the archipelago.
The salvaro are wafer-thin biscuits with a coconut flavor. It is made of enriched wheat flour, shredded coconut, sugar, shortening and sodium bicarbonate. This coconut-flavored biscuit is considered a nutritious and healthy delicacy. In addition to Cebu, some areas in Mindanao have their own version of the salvaro using cassava instead of coconut as one of the main ingredients. Aloguinsan, a town situated in the western coast of Cebu, offers a salvaro using kamay, a red-colored sugar.