What’s the star of the Noche Buena? For many it’s the Christmas ham!
Lots of Filipino families would be making a holiday plan and budget as early as now, and hams are usually part of it. Where do you buy your Christmas hams? In the mall’s supermarket, wet market, your favorite seller of home-made hams? How are the prices this year vis a vis inflation?
To have an idea, we have scouted the prices of Christmas hams in an SM supermarket. Your fave grocery or mini-mart may be selling the same brands of hams at cheaper or higher prices, we suggest that you also do your own canvassing, so you can compare prices.
Are you brand loyal when it comes to Christmas hams or you go for the option which will give you more savings? Or is it basta masarap ang ham, go?! 🙂
By the way, since Christmas hams are big deal in the Philippines, some establishments offer deals and/or discounts for consumers who will buy the hams in their store. Some shops offer a pack of free spaghetti pasta, some a commemorative holiday plastic plate, some with free hotdogs; for corporate orders, the purchaser may even negotiate a discounted price with a 10+1 deal! For us regular shoppers, let’s watch out for those ham promotions when we go shop!
Who’s excited for Christmas 2018? We are! Are you, too! 🙂
DTI Suggested Retail Prices for Christmas Hams for 2018
Last October, DTI remarked that prices of noche buena items have increased versus last year, including hams, fruit cocktail, cremes, condense milk, etc. We tried to look for info on the DTI suggested retail prices for the jamons, and per the DTI price guide, the 500-gram ham’s SRP ranges from P137 to P169, while the “jamon de bola” 1 kilogram is available as low as P315 srp.
List of SRP are as of October 13, 2018, source from DTI website.
500 grams Christmas ham prices SRP
- KING SUE Hawaiian Ham Loaf 500 grams PHP 137.00
- CDO American Ham 500 grams PHP 145.00
- PUREFOODS Brick Ham 500 grams PHP 149.00
- FRABELLE Foods Premium Pear-Shaped Ham 500 grams PHP 150.00
- VIRGINIA Pear Shaped Ham 500 grams PHP 169.00
- VIRGINIA Brick Ham 500 grams PHP 169.00
700 to 850 grams Christmas ham prices SRP
- KING SUE Pear Shaped Cooked Ham Loaf 700 grams PHP 190.00
- FRABELLE Foods Premium Pear-Shaped Ham 750 grams PHP 199.00
- CDO Pear Shaped Ham 800 grams PHP 199.00
- PUREFOODS Pear Shaped Ham 800 grams PHP 205.00
- VIRGINIA Pear Shaped Ham 800 grams PHP 230.00
- VIRGINIA Chicken Pear Shaped Ham 800 grams PHP 259.00
- KING SUE Sweet Ham, Cooked 800 grams PHP 361.00
- KJNG SUE Pina Style Cooked Ham, Smoked 800 grams PHP 411.00
- SWIFT PearShaped Ham 850 grams PHP 205.00
- CDO Jamon de Bola 850 grams PHP 269.00
1 kilo and above Christmas ham prices SRP
- SWIFT Noche Buena Ham 1 kilo PHP 255.00
- VIRGINIA Pear Shaped Ham 1 kilo PHP 270.00
- FRABELLE Foods Jamon de Bola 1 kilo PHP 315.00
- SWIFT Jamon de Bola 1 kilo PHP 315.00
- PUREFOODS Jamon de Bola 1 kilo PHP 325.00
- VIRGINIA Jamon de Bola 1 kilo PHP 329.00
- VIRGINIA Seasons Delight 1 kilo PHP 370.00
- PUREFOODS Chicken Ham 1 kilo PHP 399.00
- KING SUE Sweet Ham, Cooked 1 kilo PHP 443.50
- FRABELLE Foods Premium Honey Glazed Ham 1 kilo PHP 443.50
- KING SUE Pina Style Cooked Ham, Smoked 1 kilo PHP 506.25
- SWIFT Festival Ham 1 kilo PHP 519.00
- FRABELLE Foods Prestige Ham 1 kilo PHP 520.00
- CDO Holiday Whole – Meat Ham 1 kilo PHP 530.00
- CDO Holiday Whole – Meat Ham (Pre-Sliced) 1 kilo PHP 530.00
- PUREFOODS Fiesta Ham 1 kilo PHP 539.00
- SWIFT Deboned Ham 1 kilo PHP 588.00
- KING SUE Chinese Style Ham (RAW) 1 kilo PHP 654.25
- KING SUE Chinese Ham (Bone-in) Boiled 1 kilo PHP 821.00
- SWIFT Bone in Ham 1 kilo PHP 845.75
- CDO Chinese Ham 1 kilo PHP 949.00
- PUREFOODS Fiesta Ham 1 kilo PHP 808.50
SM SUPERMARKET ACTUAL PRICES
These are the latest Christmas ham prices as of November 2018 per iSensey’s check in an SM Supermarket for brands CDO and Purefoods only:
CDO Holiday Ham 1 kilo pre-slice price is PHP 530.
CDO Pear Shape ham 800 grams price is PHP 199.
CDO Jamon de Bola 850 grams price is PHP 269.
Purefoods Fiesta Ham 1 kilo price is PHP 539.
Purefoods Pear Shape ham 800 grams price is PHP 205.
Purefoods Jamon de Bola 1 kilo price is PHP 325.
Comparing the actual prices of Christmas hams during our check in the supermarket of SM versus the DTI SRP, we can say that the SRP prices are being followed! This is good news among consumers since we now know exactly how much budget we should allocate for the hams we will have for Noche Buena and Media Noche.
As a bonus info, we have here prices for select brands of edam cheese or quezo de bola in the same supermarket as of 2018:
Marca Pina Cheeseball small size price is PHP 589.
Marca Pina quezo de bola regular size price is PHP 967.
Danes cheese ball regular size 500 grams price is PHP 295.
Magnolia Gold Edam cheese ball 500 grams price is PHP 410.
What’s your favorite recipe that uses quezo de bola? Do share! 🙂
Watch out for promos this Christmas season, there are bound to be many!
Enjoy the Noche Buena feast!