January 11, 2023

Proudly Filipino-made food gifts

The holidays are around the corner, which means it’s gift-giving time.

The holidays are around the corner, which means it’s gift-giving time. If you are stumped on what to give your family, friends, and colleagues, how about going local? Check out the list before for delicious Filipino treats that anyone would love.

Auro Chocolate Heritage Collection

Beautifully packed in a solihiya-inspired box, this set of Auro basics is pretty much ready to be handed over as a gift. A great introduction to this award-winning local chocolate brand, the set has one 64% Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs, a 55% Dark Chocolate with Arabica Coffee, a 42% Milk Chocolate with Banana Chips, a 42% Milk Chocolate with Cacao Nibs, and a 32% Roasted White Chocolate with Cashew.


7 Grains Co. High Protein Gift Set

Help your friends get through their New Year’s resolutions with a healthier way to enjoy pasta. This gift set comes with Edamame Protein Pasta, Yellow Soybean Protein Pasta, The Good Peanut Butter, and all-purpose Skinny Seasoning—versatile ingredients that can perk up any meal and enhance any workout. It also comes in a bag to make exchange fits a hassle-free experience.


Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc Intramuros Liqueur de Cacao

This craft spirit pays homage to the introduction of cacao in the Philippines. The Spanish showed Filipinos how to make a drink made from pure fermented roasted cacao beans and sugar. Change up that old wine you bring to holiday parties with this rich, spirited take on Spanish hot chocolate.


Andy Albao Coconut Spicy Vinegar

Spice up lives with this healthy, flavorful, and proudly Filipino vinegar. You can adopt this Andy Albao product in various ways, from salads and marinades to a delicious and nutritious health drink. It is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help repair muscle tissue and enhance the brain and nervous system.


B&C Healthy Snack Foods, Inc. Green Mango Chews

Are you looking for bulk gifts? These snacks from B&C are as addictive as any of them, but they’re much healthier. They’re gluten-free, cholesterol-free, low-fat, preservative-free, and halal-certified. It also has a great dose of Vitamin C.


Dielle’s Apiary and Meadery Inc. Bignay Mead

The story of Dielle’s Apiary and Meadery is so full of hope that it alone is worth sharing with others. The owner had to retire at a young age due to an accident but used it to pick himself up and develop mead using fruits native to the Philippines. Nonetheless, Dielle’s products taste delightful, too. A standout is the bestselling Bignay, made with local wild berry. Apart from its distinct sweetness, it also lowers the risk of coronary heart disease thanks to its extensive antioxidant content.


Cookie Sticks Kalamansi Almond

This Marikina-based enterprise answers the question: what do you get when you merge a cookie and a breadstick? It’s a surprisingly convenient way to enjoy cookies. Flavors range from classic chocolate chip and oatmeal, but it also features local ingredients. The kalamansi almond gives that rich cookie taste but with a bright edge that will keep you (or the friend you’re giving it to) digging for more.




Source: Sasha Lim Uy



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