Monday, March 30, 2015

Magic Crackers kicks off its third year of magic moments in the City of Pines

John Lloyd Cruz surprises this lady.

Press release: Magic Man John Lloyd Cruz has struck again, this time kicking off the third wave of the Magic Moments campaign in the City of Pines, Baguio City.

The Magic Fun Fair set foot at the University of Baguio, where students enjoyed fair-themed game booths. Students  enjoyed games such as Spill the Magic Coating, Go Fish Magic Junior, Magic Tic-Tac-Chips, Magic Wheel of Creams and of course, everyone’s favorite, the Magic Selfie with Lloydie booth wherein they could bring home printouts of their snapshots with the Magic Man’s life-sized standee.

The fair became even livelier as the Acting Acting Lang booth opened its floors to students who bravely took the challenge of re-enacting Magic’s Anticipation Television Commercial. Complete with vibrant costumes, props, and cast stand-ins, the search for the day’s best actress was on as fearless females played the role of the TVC’s main character. Little did one of the participants know, she was up for more than just bragging rights of being the day’s leading lady.

Expecting that a stand-in for John Lloyd Cruz will appear at the end of the stint, 20-year old Charina Nuynuyan  screamed in surprise as she came face-to-face with the actual Magic Man. To add to the already-magical moment, JLC awarded Charina with a Magic Valentine Shopping Spree worth P50,000 of Robinsons gift certificates. In Robinsons Supermarket on Session Road, a lucky mommy-grocer also got the shock of her life when, after being made to wait for a free product, the Magic Man appeared out of nowhere to personally replenish the stocks. Aside from meeting the matinee idol, the mom of two, Mary Jane S. Salvador of Gabriela Silang, Baguio City, also received a Magic Valentine Package consisting of an overnight stay, dinner for two and a spa package.

More Magic Moments await lucky, unsuspecting targets as the team continues to go around the country to spread more cheer. Witness how our lucky winners were surprised by the Magic Man and like the official Facebook page at

Comida Chefs Gallery Café Kamias Road Review: Ilocano-fusion Hole-in-the-wall Snack Bar

It may seem a bit odd for some people to combine an art gallery together with an intimate dining set up. But for some reason, it perfectly jived—and such was the case at Comida Chefs. Located at the second floor of Caballete Art Gallery, along that bustling Kamias Road in Quezon City, Comida Chefs is a brainchild of renowned fashion designer Danny Dela Cuesta, who had traveled around the world and studied a culinary course in Europe. He used to have a restaurant in Lucky Plaza mall in Singapore which served a fusion of Singaporean + Filipino cuisines, but he decided to come home to the Philippines and open up a catering business and a small dining area that serves Ilocano-fusion. This is his specialization as he’s a regional cuisine developer. He first opened up Comida Ilocandia along Timog but he had to close it down when an opportunity to partner with an art gallery opened because such is the trend now. Thus, Comida Chefs was born.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A sweet surprise from Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Curls

With its tasty, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, Jack 'n Jill Chiz Curls is one of the snacks that cheese lovers have enjoyed throughout the years. Now, the well-loved corn curls brand takes on a sweeter flavour in its latest variant, Jack 'n Jill Chiz Curls Sweet Cheese.

The Chiz Curls’ yummy cheese is perked up with a dash of sweetness to tease the taste buds. With its cheesy flavour and sweet surprise, these bite-sized nibbles are made to delight.

Whether enjoyed as baon for recess or a treat after class, these tasty little puffs are a joy to snack on, and even better shared with friends and playmates.

Get your CHIZ-y fix with Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Curls Sweet Cheese. For only P6 (SRP), this yummy snack is available in leading supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores nationwide. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Catch Coffee, Tea, and All That Jazz at the Shangri-la Plaza Mall

 Shangri-La Plaza is truly a destination of life’s exquisite pleasures. It presents a treat for the senses with Coffee, Tea, and All That Jazz at the Shang, a festival that combines the goodness of beverages along with its perfect partners—book, music and just about everything else.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Creating a Benchmark for Volunteerism and Social Responsibility: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Press Release: Long before corporate social responsibility and volunteerism became a buzzword for brands and corporations, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has already made it an intrinsic mission and company philosophy.

It’s a commitment that they took on back in 2008, when they started the Give In To Giving, 12 Cups with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® campaign, an initiative designed to share this mission with its loyal customers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Take a healthier and more active lifestyle with McVitie’s Digestives

McVitie's Digestive

Summer is just around the corner, and what a great way start those long vacations by moving those muscles to get healthy. Yes, it's time to tone up and buff those bodies! Get up early and take that chilly morning walk or jog, it may be a bit of a challenge for beginners alright but it is all worth it. It's one sure way to sweat out unwanted fat and many other toxins from your body. Acquire an active lifestyle by hitting the gym or getting into aero classes, and most especially healthy eating.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jack 'n Jill Calbee Potato Chips and Jagabee Fries Review: #BestoPotato

Purple Plum Fairy and author with Jack 'n Jill Calbee Potato Spud Stuffed toy.

If you're a potato chips fan like me, you'd be happy to note that Universal Robina Corporation (URC), makers of our favorite snacks, candies, chocolates and ready-to-drink tea has recently collaborated with Calbee--Japan's largest snack food company and has come up with Jack 'n Jill Calbee Potato Chips and Jagabee Fries. The two snack giants has launched these range of potato products through a creatively designed pop-up store. 

So what makes these Jack 'n Jill Calbee and Jagabee fries different from all the other potato snacks available in the market today? For one, Jack 'n Jill Calbee potatoes come from the best known production center for potatoes found in Hokkaido, Japan. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Giant potato on the loose? #PotatoInTheCity

Giant Smiling Potato on te Loose at Legazpi Sunday Market

People at the Legazpi Sunday Market recently received a pleasant surprise as they shopped for their produce. Prancing and waltzing through the grounds was a smiling, giant potato, greeting and taking photos with everyone. We are left to wonder who this pleasant potato with a health-conscious streak is -- and if his appearance might bode something good later?   

Friday, March 6, 2015

Discover Delight with Jack ‘n Jill Mallow Puff’s Vendo Machine

Jack ‘n Jill Mallow Puff recently launched their new Puff and Post Vendo Machine which accepts social currency (i.e a Facebook post) in exchange for a box of Jack ‘n Jill Mallow Puff.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jollibee Welcomes the Summer Heat with Reese's Mix-Ins and Cookies and Cream Shake

Summer is just around the corner as we could already feel the sweltering heat. Vacation isn't just the only thing that we could look forward to this summer. Jollibee makes sure that we're all set and ready to beat the summer heat as it introduces another exciting and refreshing dessert treats via Reese's Mix-Ins and Cookies and Cream Shake!