For all the sweet tooths and beyond
With the onslaught of traffic, the deluge of fairy lights along Ayala and the recognizable tune of Christmas in Our Hearts playing in every Filipino's second home—the mall—the holiday season is finally here. We're definitely looking forward to uniquely Pinoy traditions like Simbang Gabi and caroling. But before the Noche Buena feast, here are holiday treats to satisfy your cravings!
McDonald's Dreamy Delights
Indulge in these holiday treats
Reward yourself any time of the day with the all-new McDonald's Dreamy Delights. There are four new desserts to choose from: the Rich Chocolate Pie (P39), Coffee McFlurry with Oreo (P49), Brown Sugar Sundae with Pearls (P49) and Milk Tea McFloat with Brown Sugar Pearls (P75.) The standout is the Rich Chocolate Pie; think crispy cocoa-flavored pie crust with decadent dark chocolate—not bitter at all, promise!—inside. Another favorite is the Coffee McFlurry with Oreo; your favorite dessert just got an exciting upgrade! It's a combination of thick vanilla soft serve sundae mixed with mild roast coffee syrup and crushed Oreos. Pray for it to be a staple on the menu, it's that good.
The full selection of McDonald's Dreamy Delights is now available in all stores nationwide.
Merry Moo's Ice Cream Creations
Everybody's favorite premium ice cream
From farm to cup, Merry Moo offers premium ice cream with the finest ingredients. The icy delight makes use of non-Ultra Heat Treated (non-UHT) dairy, which doesn’t alter the natural flavor and retains the nutritional content of the milk and cream. There's a flavor for everyone with a wide assortment of bestsellers including Avocado, Butterscotch Pecan, Candied Bacon, French Vanilla and a personal favorite, the Salted Caramel. Earlier this year, new flavors were also released: Spanish Bread and Doughnut. Be able to mix and match your favorite flavors into a waffle bowl with the new Merry Moo Creations.
Merry Moo is available in leading supermarkets and groceries across Metro Manila. They also have scooping stations in SM Aura, SM Megamall, Salcedo Saturday Market and Legazpi Sunday Market. You may also find their concept stores at Corner Market in Podium Mall called Sundays.
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Welcome to Urban Farm at Greenfield District
A different kind of healthy, local and sustainable weekend market has arrived in Mandaluyong
Saturday mornings in the city just got better with Urban Farm at Greenfield District, a farm-to-table experience that allows people to shop fresh as well as ready-to-eat items. Here, you’ll find gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts, cheese as well as organic produce, poultry, seafood and meats. Open from 6AM to 12NN, come through for breakfast or brunch; there’s an outdoor dining area to eat, play or just soak up the view with family, friends and even pets.
Don’t wanna eat? That’s fine, Urban Farm also offers household wares, like handcrafted goods, wooden pieces and plants for your home or for gifting. “Urban Farm is not just another weekend market…With its carefully selected tenants, [it] is also committed to helping local and small businesses thrive. It is also set in finding ways to make the weekend shopping experience plastic-free and zero-waste,” shares Michael Andan, Greenfield Development Corporation’s Head of Marketing Communications. So, see you there?
The Maya Kitchen’s Dessert Spread
Hotcake art and mug cakes for everyone!
We’re sure you’ve seen those über satisfying hotcake art videos on YT or IGTV and thought you could never do it yourself. Well, The Maya Kitchen makes it easy for everyone (we’re talking kids and adults alike) to whip up hotcake masterpieces for the holidays with MAYA Hotcake Mix. All you need is a squeeze bottle and some food coloring for when you’re feeling extra.
Maya makes it even easier for you to focus on merry-making this Christmas with MAYA Happy Mug Cakes. Available in chocolate and caramel cake flavors, this mug cake mix might be the no-bake fix you need for your holiday spread. Just add water, pop it in the microwave for about two minutes and drizzle with either chocolate or caramel sauce. Additional toppings (think marshmallows or rainbow sprinkles) are optional.
So, who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too?
Like and follow The Maya Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram @TheMayaKitchen1 and follow them on Twitter @TheMayaKitchen. Want to learn to cook and bake? Check out Maya Kitchen’s course offerings here, e-mail [email protected], or visit their kitchen at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati. You may also call 8892 1185 or 8892 5011 local 108 or sms (929) 679 6102.
Reward yourself after a long day or week, or think of it as a last-minute (consumable) gift idea—do as you please.
Art Alexandra Lara