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A must try scrumptious delicacies from Salmon HQ!

Lately, I’m looking for foods that will definitely suit my taste and would like to try scrumptious delicacies, but a big thanks to Salmon Hq for giving me a taste of delight from their amazing foods. I’m truly satisfied and out of words, especially their Salmon Cake. It’s not only amazingly satisfying because of its taste but also because of its creative presentation and designs.

My family also loves Salmon Hq for its high quality products and for its high end taste. My niece even said it’s his new favorite, aside from its attractive colors and it also offers a distinctive flavor and it offers a variety of Sushi bake pans too. My mom also said that the Salmon Cake doesn’t smell fishy, and tastes fresh, which she appreciates. My nephew also added that he likes it and there is spiciness in some of the pieces but it compliments the overall taste. He will surely add it to his new favorites. The presentation definitely stands out! I indulged in these fresh salmon slices, which tasted incredibly well and delicious.

Sushi Bake pans from Salmon HQ are excellent! With ample portions of fish and other seasonings, each gives a distinctive flavor. Salmon HQ’s sushi bake pans include fish meat throughout the entire pan, unlike other sushi bake pans that are largely filled with Japanese rice. Kani, Shrimp, Tuna, and Scallops are all visible in bits and slices.

For individuals who enjoy seafood meals and are interested in trying out new recipes at home, Salmon HQ is a great resource. You might give your relatives and friends the salmon cake and sushi bake pans as a wonderfully thoughtful present!

For more information about Salmon HQ, you can visit their social media accounts, facebook and instagram.

 

 

 

 

Food

Going back to the office? By keeping these foods and beverages on hand, you’ll never get ‘hangry’

Being ready to fend off hunger at work never fails to pay off! When you work from home, you may immediately obtain snacks from the kitchen, the closest sari-sari store, or order them through food delivery apps; however, this is not the case when you are back at the office.

It’s great to have ready-to-eat snacks and ready-to-drink beverages in your bag or locker so you always have something delectable on hand. Nobody wants to be that “hangry” (hungry and furious) person whose productivity and energy are affected since there isn’t anything to energize them.

Here are some foods and beverages you may buy at the grocery store to ensure that you never become “hangry” at work:

Jack ‘n Jill Presto Creams

Feel like you’re losing your focus at work because you’re hangry? If lunch can’t come any quicker, you can grab Presto Creams from your bag. Not only is this treat filling, but it can also help give you the mental focus you need at work because it’s rich in B Vitamins! This delicious cookie sandwich has a yummy peanut butter filling so you’ll surely enjoy every bite.

Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili

For your mid-afternoon slump, Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili is the way to go! This crunchy, tasty snack captures asim-anghang sarap in every bite and will surely push you to keep going!

It’s also good for sharing, too, so might as well get the party pack!

Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9

During particular busy hours, one snack that can help you pull through is Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9. This can be your go-to snack during those hangry moments or those times when you simply want to treat yourself for a job well done at the office. Your workdays are bound to get sweeter with this delicious treat!

Great Taste Choco

Calling all coffee lovers! You’ll want Great Taste Choco as part of your workday caffeine selection. It’s an indulgent choco-flavored coffee that can help give you that boost of happy energy as you work. It’s affordable, easy to prepare, and totally satisfying with its delicious, rich chocolate coffee taste.

C2 Milk Tea

No doubt milk tea is one of those drinks you’ll crave when you need a pick-me-up. Happy feels? C2 Milk Tea is all you need! Enjoy it in your favorite flavors: Wintermelon, Chocolate, and Caramel. Each one is brewed from natural green tea leaves and real milk so you know it’s legit!

Filipinos have been delighted by Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) vast selection of delectable and premium snacks and beverages. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite URC foods so you won’t become “hangry” during lengthy workdays!

Shop for URC items online at Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora as well as in supermarkets and grocery stores all around the country. Get hold of a supply of these delectable snacks so you always have something tasty on hand.

 

 

 

 

Food

Jollibee cited by Ad Age as one of hottest brands in America

Homegrown Restaurant Chain Jollibee has been named as one of America’s Top 20 Hottest Brands in 2022 by Ad Age.

Global media company, Ad Age, has named Jollibee one of America’s Top 20 hottest brands in 2022.In an article titled “Jollibee Draws Endless Lines as U.S. Demand Surges—Fans Rally ‘It’s Our Turn’ on Social Media,” Ad Age shares that Jollibee offers a “unique combination of flavors” compared to its rivals.

“Last year, Jollibee’s entrance into the notorious chicken sandwich wars helped cement the brand’s place among competitors. As new stores with endless lines appear throughout the U.S., fans have been spreading the rallying cry, “It’s our turn!” on social media in hopes of getting the chain to come to their own town,” wrote Yadira Gonzalez of Ad Age.

“To be named as among America’s Top 20 Hottest Brands is a great honor,” said Maribeth dela Cruz, Jollibee Group’s President for Philippine Brands (Jollibee, Chowking, and Red Ribbon) in North America. “Everywhere we open, we are greeted with incredible warmth and enthusiasm from the local community. We dedicate this recognition to them and our people who continue to live our mission of bringing the joy of eating to everyone.”

Ad Age highlights 20 brands, people, and services from various categories creating a buzz among consumers. Together with Jollibee, on Ad Age’s list are other brands from the beauty and skincare, beverages, and sports and apparel categories. Its editorial committee discusses and decides on which brands would be fit for the list.

Now with 83 locations across North America and over 1,500 restaurants worldwide, Jollibee is on a mission to continue growing its presence in the U.S. and Canada, with plans to grow to 500 stores in the next five to seven years.

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com

 

Food

Jollibee Group Foundation with local and international experts reinforces support to smallholder farmers through agri-technology

Since 2019, the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts have guided farmers in soil testing and given them advice on soil health. They have also been assisting in varietal trials to test for better crop varieties, and introduce mechanization to improve productivity.

Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) has been introducing technologically advanced farming techniques and systems to smallholder farmers to empower them to improve their productivity and gain more income. Together with the experts JGF continues to support smallholder farmers by providing them access to technologically advanced farming techniques for more sustainable agriculture.

“Improving smallholder farmers’ knowledge and capacity for greater productivity and profit will redound to the continued growth of our agricultural sector,” said Gisela Tiongson, JGF Executive Director.

Launched in 2008, JGF’s Farmers Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) empowers and helps smallholder farmers sharpen their technical and business acumen, as well as partnership-building skills. Today, these farmers supply the vegetable requirements used in some Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Mang Inasal favorites.

“By becoming more adept and qualified to participate directly in the value chains of food companies, small producers get assured of a regular market, resulting in their increased and steady income,” Tiongson added. To reinforce support to smallholder farmers, JGF has adopted public-private partnerships to help farmers gain access to agricultural technologies that increase their yield, reduce farming costs, and make them more competitive in the market.

Weather data, farmer efficiency

Since 2020, the Foundation has partnered with IBM’s The Weather Company for a more accurate community-level, 7-day weather forecast. JGF also worked with the Central Luzon State University to interpret the weather data and translate it into the prescribed farm practice for the day. The information is then shared in a private messaging group for faster dissemination among the farmers. The SMS feature of this system is now being developed for easier access.

The Onion and Vegetable Producers Cooperative (OVEPCO) farmers from Barangay Tabulac in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija were among the first to benefit from this system. Through the barangay-level forecasts provided, the farmers can adapt and better decide when to plant, fertilize, and harvest their crops.

“It has been helpful. Now we can prepare for what will happen tomorrow. It has become a guide for our daily farming,” shared Eddie Soriano, OVEPCO Chairman.

This project currently supports 116 farmers in 12 barangays in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija and Alcala, Pangasinan.

Healthy soil, healthy production

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management, JGF ventured into studying soil samples and providing practical recommendations to make the soil healthier and more viable for greater yield.

To help farmers improve their crops, JGF worked with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, various seed companies, and Jollibee Group’s own Research and Development team to find appropriate onion and bell pepper varieties that will meet the company’s requirement, and which can be more easily produced by the farmers.

Together with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, JGF is also looking into further increasing the productivity of onion farms. Called “Project SAYA” or Strengthening Agricultural Yield of Allium Cepa L. (Onion) in the Philippines, the project aims to help increase onion production by addressing inefficiencies, gaps, and factors affecting the level of production; as well as to identify potential and suitable areas for expansion.

“These agri-technology efforts are creating a ripple effect of empowerment and opportunities among our partner farming communities and institutions. They have reported greater knowledge on farming techniques, increased yield and income, and the confidence to transact with market players,” said Tiongson. “JGF will sustain these efforts so that farmer entrepreneurs can continue to gain greater pride in their profession and to reap the benefits of sustainable agriculture.”

 

 

 

Food, Lifestyle

On October 1, Ortigas Market will satisfy local hunger

 

According to Ed Dames, Chairman & CEO of DTC Promos Inc., “The Ortigas Market was formed out of the desire to empower our local community and encourage enterprises to recover and rebuild after more than two years of the pandemic.”

“Our company chose to start a community building project with Pasig City, Barangay San Antonio, and Ortigas Center Association Inc. (OCAI) as the national government continues to ameliorate the effects of Covid 19.”

“This alliance between the private sector and the local government has allowed us to provide a venue for our local producers to sell their products to residents in the Ortigas Center and surrounding areas, says DTC’s President & COO Marissa Dames.

We are quite excited about the variety of produce offered by our vendor partners that range from international and Pinoy cuisine to artisanal products and local crafts.”

They range from start-up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to veteran entrepreneurs of farmers markets.

“My favorite go-to fruit supplier for many years, Adela Muega, is a pioneer of other markets has made her stake in the Ortigas Market. It is an understatement to say that Adela’s sweet and quality fruits can hold their own place and take center stage in any dessert table. Nothing, but nothing, beats the freshest fruits of the season.”

Sabroso is how one describes the sinful, delectable and rich dishes served by Monchet Carballo, owner of Sabor de España.  A seasoned advertising and marketing executive who ventured into the food business, Monchet understands the essence of slow cooked food that is prepared according to traditional techniques using the best ingredients. His paella, bacalao, beef salpicao, callos are simply sublime!

Sustainable Accessories made from sea glass gathered by fisherman for designer Isa Pangilinan and Pet Portraits by her sister Marita De Leon are just two of the unique artisan products that Ortigas Market goers can look forward to when they visit the area.

In addition to Business Mirror, Cook Magazine, Health and Fitness, Pilipino Mirror, and our digital partner Seven Sharp, our media partners Manila Bulletin and the ALC Media group, which includes DWIZ and Home Radio as well as Business Mirror, are all very supportive of this project and the support provided to our vendor partners.

We anticipate that the Ortigas Market will host more thrilling events in the near future.

Vendors interested in working with DTC Promos Inc should inquire about: Marvee’s cell number is 09655263824, Joshua’s is 09271850593, and Richard’s is 09971743815. Email addresses:   [email protected] | [email protected]  and [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding the perfect career and overcoming a personal obstacle with Overdoughs

His mother contracted German measles while carrying him. Jan Aldrin L. Lontoc, 31, was born deaf as a result. Lontoc, however, refused to let his illness stand in the way of his goals in life, which included becoming the best version of himself and contributing significantly to his community. Lontoc worked as a part-time server for a catering firm after completing a two-year course in hotel and restaurant services. Additionally, he worked with Bench and Hapee Toothpaste.

“I learned about the Caravan Food Group, Inc. when I submitted my resume at the UNILAB Office. And that was the start of my working relationship with Elait in 2017,” Lontoc said.

The Caravan Food Group Inc. is the company behind Elait and Overdoughs. Elait offers ice cream where customers can witness ice cream being rolled with their favorite flavors right in front of them. Overdoughs, on the other hand, offers their very own versions of donuts or doughnuts, mouthwatering chunky cookies or Chonky Cookies, brownies or brookies, pizza and fries.

What makes these two establishments stand out is that they provide employment and opportunities for the deaf.

“When I was a teenager, I remember visiting a clothing shop. The employees at the shop were all at the cashier talking to each other. And then there was a guy who approached me but he was not talking. He was trying his best to really assist me and it was then that I noticed that there was a name tag and the word deaf was placed,’ recalled Francis Carl Reyes, CEO and Founder of Caravan Food Group Inc.

That was Reyes’ first experience with a deaf person who he felt was the “epitome of good customer service. No matter who you are, he is going to assist you. No judgement.” That experience made him decide that he would employ deaf partners for his store.

He tried out the deaf partner program initially with Elait. When he saw that it was doing well, he implemented it at Overdoughs. Initially, Reyes started with two able and two deaf partners and he would be observing how they were doing their jobs.

Before he was deployed in Elait, Lontoc underwent training and he said that it was a good experience for him.

“I learned a lot during my training with Elait. I learned how to roll the ice cream properly and serve customers. After a while, my supervisors gave me the opportunity to transfer to Overdoughs. There, I learned to prepare the doughnuts and our best-selling Chonky Cookies,” Lontoc said.

In spite of the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Lontoc persevered and rose the ranks to become a team leader in just five years.

“As of now, I am currently in training to be an area supervisor and I am very thankful to my managers because they are very supportive,” Lontoc said.

In the upcoming months, Lontoc will undoubtedly be busy as Reyes plans to turn more of their Overdoughs locations into cafes so that guests can enjoy their other offerings, which include pizzas, fried chicken, fries, and empanadas.

At the moment, Overdoughs has one such location in Greenhills where patrons may not only enjoy wonderful food but also do good.

 

“I have learned to do my best, to be patient, trustworthy, dependable and reliable. I want to be a successful area supervisor, a position, I hope I can have for a lifetime. Now that I am married, I want to have a stable job for my family,” Lontoc said.

 

 

Food, Lifestyle

McDonald’s joins Brigada Eskwela 2022 and increases support as in-person instruction resumes

Employee-volunteers from McDonald’s Philippines pose for a photo with Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte during the Brigada Eskwela 2022 Kick-Off.

The QSR behemoth McDonald’s Philippines, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, once again provides its assistance to schools for the annual Brigada Eskwela, reaffirming its commitment to make a difference through initiatives that support Filipino children’s need for education.

Every year, Brigada Eskwela, an initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd), brings together volunteers from the public and private sectors to aid in the pre-opening of public elementary and secondary schools. Since 2015, partner schools have received meals, cleaning supplies, and Ronald McDonald Read-to-Learn kits from McDonald’s and RMHC.

McDonald’s employee-volunteers distribute Burger McDo to educators, volunteers, parents and guardians who participated in the program.

This year, the company distributed over 20,000 Burger McDo to educators and volunteers, while 1,000 Happy Meal toys and 20 sets of Read-To-Learn kits were provided to elementary schools. These kits are part of RMHC’s Read-To-Learn program, a program in partnership with DepEd, which provides reading materials to Grade 1 and Grade 2 learners in public schools as well as trains educators on teaching beginning reading.

Grounded by its core value of malasakit, employee-volunteers from McDonald’s also took time from their daily routine to help prepare and distribute meals, and clean school premises, to ensure that both students and teachers alike, can hold classes in a safe and conducive learning environment.

McDonald’s crew members sweep the classroom floor in San Antonio Elementary School in Quezon City.

A brand new look. McDonald’s employee-volunteers aid in the maintenance of the schools by cleaning and repainting classrooms.

Meanwhile, the company also allocated streamers, welcome banners, and safety signages to over 4,000 schools, in an effort to ensure that government-mandated COVID-19 protocols are still being followed as face-to-face classes resume.

“On behalf of our Chairman and Founder Dr. George Yang and President and CEO Kenneth Yang, congratulations to the Department of Education led by Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte on the launch of the 2022 Brigada Eskwela program. Makakaasa kayo na nandito ang McDonald’s at ang kaniyang charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, para makatulong sa inyong paghahanda para sa simula ng bagong school year,” said McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director Margot Torres during the Brigada Eskwela Kick Off.

RMHC can accomplish more with the help of volunteers, partners, and the generosity of the Filipino people. Donations can be made at rmhc.org.ph/donate by anyone who wants to spread happiness to those in need.

 

Food

On August 22, Chowking will be offering a buy one, get one siopao deal in honor of National Siopao Day!

The 22nd of August is National Siopao Day, so save the date! And what better way to honor this day than by indulging in the top Asado Siopao in the nation? Chowking is going all out by offering a buy one, get one deal on its popular Chunky Asado Siopao.

From 2 PM to 4 PM on August 22, customers can enjoy this promo in any Chowking branch nationwide, through the Chowking Delivery website (chowkingdelivery.com), via the Chowking App, or even on food delivery platforms.

Known for its Hong Kong-style Asado filling packed in a soft, fluffy bun, the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao boasts of its full-bodied roasted flavor which is achieved through a meticulous slow-roasting process. Each siopao is infused with a generous amount of sauce, guaranteed to satisfy every customer.

Customers of Chowking mark your calendars for August 22 and share your National Siopao Day experience using the hashtag #ChowkingNationalSiopaoDay and tag ChowkingPH on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tiktok. Follow the Chowking Facebook  page here for additional information about National Siopao Day. Holiday of the National Siopao – B1T1 DTI Fair Trade Permit No. The 2022 Series of FTEB-148685

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com

 

 

 

Food, Lifestyle

PCCPPI held activities to promote sustainability as they celebrate their 33 years

Batangas Tree Planting

The Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) held environmental events to support communities and further the business’ sustainability mission in honor of its 33rd anniversary. The Metro Sales region of PCPPI took part in Manila City’s Clean Up Drive on July 25, 2022. Tree planting events were done at its Zamboanga plant in collaboration with the Blood Bank, PNP Culianan, and PNP Special Action Force, and at its Batangas and Bicol Region Operations (BRO) facilities.

Aside from nurturing communities and the environment, PCPPI also recognized its loyal employees. The Loyalty Awardees have been with the company for 25 and 30 years. PCPPI’s growth and success for 33 years is greatly attributed to the hard work and contributions of the employees. PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines.

PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on environmental sustainability, nutrition, education, and livelihood. For more information, visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

 

 

Food, Lifestyle

Coca-Cola® Releases Newest Coke Design with Icon of Culture Marshmello

For its newest limited-edition taste, Coca-Cola® Creations is releasing a remix in collaboration with GRAMMY-nominated musician Marshmello.

Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola®, the company’s first ever beverage co-created with an artist, captures the sensation of blending chart-topping tracks in a one-time release.

“It was great to collaborate with Coca-Cola® on this limited-edition drop,” said Marshmello. “We created a vibey blend of my favorite flavors in this all-new mix. I think it tastes amazing and I hope fans love it too.”

One might think Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola® would be marshmallow-flavored, but as with the epic drops that fill his sets, the magic here is in the unexpected. Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola® is a refreshing fusion of the artist’s favorite flavors, strawberry and watermelon, mixed with a great Coca-Cola® taste.

“Music – just like Coca-Cola™ – has such an amazing power in connecting communities and creating opportunities for shared experiences,” said Teejae Sonza, Marketing Director for Trademark Coca-Cola of the Coca-Cola ASEAN & South Pacific operating unit. “For this second Coca-Cola Creations drop we are doing here in ASEAN & South Pacific, we sought to add an unexpected remix of flavors to a great Coca-Cola ® taste, and Marshmello is the perfect collaborator,” she further added. “It is an exciting step for our brand to introduce Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola® and invite fans to immerse themselves in Mello’s world.”

Known for his desire to positively impact culture with his music, Marshmello’s collaboration with Coca-Cola® invites fans to experience the Melloverse for themselves.

Fans can also scan the QR code on the can to be transported to the Coca-Cola® Creations online hub via www.coca-cola.com/creations, where several different digital experiences can be enjoyed.

Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola® will also be available to purchase in 320ml can x 24 in a case in a Zero Sugar version. Collectible slim cans with striking black and white visuals pay homage to the artist’s signature aesthetic, as well as dripped Spencerian script, melding the brands together into a smooth and satisfying vibe. Coca-Cola® partnered with Forpeople on the packaging design.

When Marshmello’s Limited Edition Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar release debuts in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines in August 2022, you can sample the blend for yourself.

Coca-Cola® keeps investigating distinctive innovations and unforeseen partnerships motivated by creativity and cultural connections. For the most recent news, go to www.coca-cola.com/creations or follow Coca-Cola on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

About The Coca-Cola® Company
The Coca-Cola® Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. Our portfolio of sparkling soft drink brands includes Coca-Cola®, Sprite and Fanta. Our hydration, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, BODYARMOR, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak, Honest and Ayataka. Our nutrition, juice, dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Marshmello
GRAMMY-nominated Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and more, Marshmello has clocked almost a staggering 12 billion streams across Spotify alone. With almost 40 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s one of the top 40 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify and the third-most- subscribed artist on YouTube Most recently, Marshmello collaborated with the Jonas Brothers on their early summer smash “Leave Before You Love Me,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also nominated for the best dance / electronic album at the 2022 Grammy’s. In addition to music, he was featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” issue, proving to not only be an innovative producer, but a forward- thinking businessman.