It was in 1996 when Chips Delight first hit the shelves. These freshly baked and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies were the delicious creation of Grand Alphatech International Corporation (GALINCO). Founded by its visionary entrepreneurial Chairman William Co Buchong, GALINCO has always aspired to make products that proclaim “Ang galing ng Pinoy!”, Mr. Co Buchong believes in exporting world class products made from the Philippines rather than “exporting” Filipinos separating them from their loved ones.
Now, 25 years later, GALINCO continues to innovate, create, and deliver delightful treats to millions of families, not just here in the Philippines but around the world.
From its first ever Chips Delight chocolate chip cookies, GALINCO went on to expand its product line to several other delicacies and chocolate snacks. GALINCO Chief Operating Officer Josephine Co-Salonga who was trained in baking in the UK explains: “Humbled by the success of Chips Delight cookies, we made it our mission to consistently cater and come up with products that can be shared by Filipino families, wherever they may be.” True enough, GALINCO’s irresistible confectionaries and snacks are now staples in every home: Chips Delight, those nostalgic cookies with choco bits—which now comes in other delectable flavors: Striped Chocolate, Striped Cappuccino, Triple Chocolate, Soft Brownie, Peanut & Caramel, and Coffee Caramel. Smileys, the cream-filled cookie that’s every kid’s go-to baon; Egg Bites, treats that are baked-to-perfection and made with real fresh eggs; Sarap Pinoy features easy-to-prepare traditional Filipino snacks like puto, kutsinta, and champorado; Mr. Wow Gulaman, powder-based jelly desserts that are simple and quick to prepare; Cream Delight, hearty and delicious spreads; And to give Filipino families even more variety, GALINCO now bakes fudgy and moist Chips Delight Brownies–which comes with chocolate, white chocolate, and cashew nuts. More delicious chocolate treats are on the way!
Made for Filipinos by Filipinos, it’s really no wonder how GALINCO perfectly captured the panlasang Pinoy that makes the Filipino family bonding experience delightful, creating joy and memories to be treasured for all times.
But GALINCO has not just sweetened every Filipino family’s bonding moment. It has also shared their success with the community. Because Josephine’s mom was a school teacher for 40 years, education is at the core of their corporate social responsibility. GALINCO has donated numerous school buildings in less privileged areas of rural Philippines, which also acts as evacuation centers in times of disaster; gives scholarships to needy families; supports orphanages and abused children; provides community firefighting equipment and aids volunteers—pursuits they will all actively continue in the years to come.
Co-Salonga reiterated that GALINCO owes its success to its millions of customers who have chosen their snacks throughout the years. “Our company would not be where it is had it not been for our loyal patrons, team members and partners. They keep us inspired and motivated to continue bringing high-quality products and delicacies to Filipino homes, which we will continue to happily do. We remain true to our mission—to bring a delightful experience for everyone, every day.”