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Starbucks introduces its offerings for New Year 2018 and the Year of the Dog

Starbucks star-BARKS! As the New Year breezes in and the Year of the Dog is just around the corner, Starbucks once again has a lineup of goodies that are both eye candy and mouth-watering.

The Lunar New Year Starbucks card

So cute!!! Beginning January 9, this lovable Lunar New Year Starbucks card to welcome the Year of the Dog (which starts Feb. 16, 2018) can be yours just for a load of PhP 300.

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Easy, delicious holiday meals I learned at the Electrolux A Taste of Christmas cooking event

It’s not everyday that I get to learn how to prepare holiday meals from a chef himself so it was an exciting afternoon when Electrolux invited me, along with other bloggers, to experience  A Taste of Christmas with Chef Jonathan Paul Em.

Right in the heart of Alabang Town Center, Electrolux had a kitchen setup with several of their latest kitchen appliances. My blogger friends were excited! Stay with me because I’m putting Chef Jon’s recipes right here for you to try during the holidays!

The 4 dishes that Chef Jon had readied for us were:

  1. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls
  2. Spiced Fruit Salad Cups
  3. Cassava Tarts
  4. Christmas Paella

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I love the new 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card!

Starbucks’ loyalty program celebrates its fourth year in the Philippines this year with a lot of treats for its cardholders. Yay!

As part of the celebration, Starbucks is coming out with its 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card this July 25. I love the design!

 

2017 Piipinas Starbucks card

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Starbucks Philippines’ midyear-2017 offerings

New beverages, food items, Starbucks cards, and a promo await all Starbucks Philippines lovers starting this month.

New Beverages (June 6 to July 24, 2017)

The onset of the rainy season is already here but there are still days when it is H-O-T!!! Starbucks is introducing this month two new beverages — perfect for cooling down.

The Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino is blended with banana puree, layered on top of strawberry whipped cream, and then topped with regular whipped cream, a rich chocolate drizzle and crunchy waffle cone pieces.

Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino
Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino

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Starbucks introduces two indulgent beverages this February 2017

The Heart Month of February will see two indulgent beverages from Starbucks, the return of the Starbucks Tribute Blend, and more.

Starting February 21, enjoy the flavors of the Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato and Valencia Orange Cocoa Cappuccino.

Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato offers a twist on the classic pairing of vanilla and coffee. Its floral aroma and mild sweetness pairs perfectly with the roasty coffee and complemented by a layer of velvety steamed milk. It is then topped with Starbucks signature espresso and finished with vanilla bean specks and vanilla drizzle in the classic double crosshatch pattern.

Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato
Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato (Short, PhP 155; Tall, PhP 165; Grande PhP 180; Venti, PhP 195)

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Starbucks 2017 kickstarters: new Starbucks cards, food, beverages, and more

2017 is starting out with a bang. The Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day are not far away. Starbucks kicks off  the year with its Starbucks 2017 kickstarters —  eye candy items like new Starbucks cards, merchandise, and delectable new food creations as well as beverages. Read till the end because there is a Valentine’s promo as well.

Starbucks Reserve Card

The very first Starbucks Reserve card to be offered in the Philippines is coming out on January 9 and will be available ONLY at Reserve stores for an initial load of just PhP 300. The card features the Starbucks Reserve logo and wordmark against a sleek black background. CLASSIC! And a sure collectible too!

Visit this link to see the list of Reserve stores: http://www.starbucks.ph/promo/reserve-store

 

Starbucks Reserve card

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Enjoy Christmas 2016 with Starbucks holiday food and beverage items

It’s my favorite time of the year again — Christmas time! Starbucks holiday food and beverage items are here once more to put us in that Christmas spirit as early as now. Going by the Christmas theme: “Crafted by Hand and Heart“, Starbucks’ food and beverage choices indeed celebrate the treasure of creating by hand and from the heart.

Let’s start with the holiday beverages! There’s a new variant this year, making it three (3) holiday beverages in all.

HOLIDAY BEVERAGES  (from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017)

Santa Hat Dark Mocha Frappuccino

Santa Hat Dark Mocha Frappuccino
Santa Hat Dark Mocha Frappuccino (Blended Beverage)

 

Santa Hat Dark Mocha (Hot)
Santa Hat Dark Mocha (Hot)

This is the NEW holiday beverage – Looking like Santa’s hat, this frappe is made from dark mocha topped with classic and strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream on top. I love the strawberry flavor so sipping this one was a delight and a strong contender against my holiday favorite — the next beverage I’ll talk about.

The Santa Hat Dark Mocha is available in hot, iced and blended variants. Tall – PhP 170; Grande PhP 185; Venti– PhP 200.

 

 

 

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Nationwide Tinapay Natin bread baking competition announces winning young bakers

While we are a rice-consuming nation, bread is not far behind. Many breakfast dishes include our popular local pan de sal or some other types of breads.Just check out our local bakeries and you would find creative bread items such as baked siopao (siopao ingredients inside bread instead of a bun). Innovations can be found even with ensaymada, cinnamon rolls, and breads that incorporate local ingredients as filling.  Pilmico and Max’s Corner Bakery recognized how important it is to recognize and preserve the tradition of bread making in our culture. They teamed up to launch the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition,

Max's Corner Bakery and Pilmico products
A display of products from Pilmico and Max’s Corner Bakery

 

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Baskin-Robbins brings scooping happiness to Bonifacio High Street

My ice cream brand of choice — Baskin-Robbins— during the two years I was in the U.S. taking my masters just opened its 14th branch at B8, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.

Baskin-Robbins was founded ini 1945 by (who else?) Baskin and Robbins! Since then, the brand has created more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of ice cream treats.

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