I have recently come across this article called "Bionic Bigilla, made in Malta" posted on The Times of Malta on 31.8.2010 (Bionic Bigilla Made in Malta - Times of Malta) and was very disappointed at how a local processed product such as bigilla has been adjusted according to modern processes. The original recipe of Bigilla does not include soya as it is not a typical bean grown in the Maltese Islands. Secondly, being against GMOs, we strongly advice both locals and foreigners to choose strictly local products to avoid any disappointments!
We also appeal to local chefs in restaurants and hotels to choose local products whenever possible. By doing so they would be supporting the local rural community who provide a "free service" in maintaining the beautiful landscape for which Malta is sought for during the spring and winter months.