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Thumbs Up for Casa Italia Christmas Gelati Flavors

Casa Italia Christmas Gelati Flavors

Just in time for the holiday season, you can now indulge on new Casa Italia Christmas gelati flavors. There’s the Salted Egg , Toffee Nut, and Peppermint Mocha. I gave them two thumbs up! Folks at home enjoyed these great treats too! The Salted Egg gelato was quite intriguing. I love it paired with tomatoes as side dish to Filipino dishes, but an Italian gelato? Well, I loved it too! I was surprised how balanced the sweet and salty yolk custard. There’s definitely that Salted Egg flavor alright, but then there’s that creamy flavor that warms the heart. Gelato lovers will also enjoy the Toffee Nut flavor – brown butter and caramelized sugar with toasted almond slivers. It’s a tad sweet for me though, but the bite of almonds gave the ice cream a different character. Experience winter wonderland with Peppermint Mocha gelato. It’s dark chocolate mixed with espresso made ...

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Cake Buffet at Goldilocks National Cake Day 

Goldilocks National Cake Day

I have a sweet tooth and one of the food that I enjoy is cake. That’s why I immediately agreed to an invite at Goldilocks National Cake Day. After all, how can I resist the cake-all-you-can experience? The first-ever Goldilocks cake buffet was held at SM City Manila on a Saturday, November 26th. Goldilocks has been making cakes for 50 years and has delighted Filipinos of every age. I remember having Goldilocks cakes on my birthday as a kid. Ever evolving to meet the consumers’ changing needs, the bake shop has tons of cakes, pastries and other desserts to offer. From the classic favorites like Chocolate and Butter cakes to the more special Black Forest and Brazo de Mercedes, Goldilocks has been on top of their cake game. Goldilocks National Cake Day is part of the company’s 50th Birthday Celebration. Guests were treated to all the classic and premium Goldilocks ...

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A Peek into The 16th Grand Wine Experience

A Peek into the 16th Grand Wine Experience

I was at the Wine Museum last week for Wine Wednesdays – a wine tasting event that gave us a peek into The 16th Grand Wine Experience happening on November 4th at the Marriott Hotel Resorts World Manila. The event was a collection of firsts for me. It was my first time at the Wine Museum in Pasay City; a first to experience wine tasting; and the first to drink as many alcoholic beverages in one night. The many first was surprisingly delightful to say the least. You see I’m not really into alcoholic beverages. As a matter of fact, I started drinking beer when I was already working and in my mid-twenties, and only prefer “light.” I did try others but I didn’t like them at all. At one point, during an office Christmas gathering, one of our bosses poured me a glass hard drink. Despite hesitation, I was ...

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Cherish Life’s Victory and Enjoy that Cloud 9 Moment

Celebrating my Cloud 9 Moment with my favorite chocolate bar

There are moments in life that makes you delighted, happy, proud, joyful or a mix of these good vibes feelings. These are so-called cloud 9 moments that we cherish in our life. I remember feeling really proud when I was voted as one of the class officer in my elementary days. I’m always in my cloud 9 moment whenever I get successes in my work. Recently, I had a Cloud 9 Moment when my client acknowledged my hard work during a Skype call. I make those moments even better by munching on Cloud 9. That’s right, celebrate those special moments in life by enjoying the all-time feel-good chocolate bar from Jack ‘n Jill. Enjoy that Cloud 9 moment because you deserve it! Ever since Cloud 9 was introduced in the market, it’s been one of my favorite. I get to enjoy a treat or two without having to spend a ...

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Enjoy KFC Finger Lickin’ Meals with Coca-Cola EmotiCups

KFC EmotiCups Bucket Meal

There’s no stopping the ubiquitous emoticons. From our chat boxes, computer screens, SMS conversations, they’re basically everywhere. Now they can be seen on Coca-Cola EmotiCups. The number one beverage brand partnered with KFC to bring these limited edition cups bearing these cute emoticons. You can express your experience while eating your favorite finger lickin’ good fried chicken or other KFC meals for that matter. The Coca-Cola EmotiCups comes free for every chicken bucket meal which includes 8 pieces of chicken, 2 spaghetti, 4 rice and 4 medium drinks in collectible EmotiCups. If you have no plans of buying the bucket meal, don’t fret! You can also get the EmotiCups by simply adding P20 to your combo meal with drink, a Fully-Loaded meal, Fill-Up Box, 1-Piece chicken meal, or Teriyaki Pepper Steak rice bowl. With these EmotiCups, you can have fun and be creative in expressing your feelings. Whether you’re having ...

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Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition Launched

Pinoy Bread and Ingredients

I attended the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition press launch on July 19 held at Max’s Restaurant in Quezon City. During the launch, I realized that we do have a vibrant food culture. With 7,107 islands with 81 provinces in 18 regions, the Philippines is as varied as we can get. And this is very much true about food, including bread. Although we’re a rice-eating bunch, bread has been part of our daily lives. From one place to another, you’ll see bakeries selling bread in all shapes and sizes. There’s Pandesal, Monay, and my favorite Pan de Coco. Perfect for snacking, you’ll likely find one anywhere, but they all differ in size, taste and even manner of cooking. Bread is a universal favorite that has countless versions lining panaderia shelves across all corners of the Philippines. I realized that aside from history, socio-cultural practices, cooking methods, and traditions, it’s ...

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