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April signifies the peak of our summer, and what’s a better way to enjoy it than with great food and treats? From Mentos’ newest and freshest partnership, Khao Khai Thai Chicken House’s new location to meeting our new sleep sidekick, we give you a low down up ahead.
Mentos and BGYO Invite You To Say Yes! To Fresh
Meet the freshest and newest collaboration of the year!
Top candy brand Mentos continues to remind us to say yes to fresh—this time with the help of P-pop boy band BGYO. Of course, we all know that a pop of their candies can immediately change our mood. But Mentos also recognizes the other ways we stayed fresh throughout dark times: music and dance. That’s why Gelo, Akira, Miki, JL and Nate star in Mentos’ newest television commercial and jingle, ready to help raise our spirits and moods. So get that confidence boost with Mentos and BGYO!
Not only that, but ACEs can anticipate a bigger treat in store: the chance to get up close and personal with BGYO. Join the #MentosBGYOYestoFresh challenge on TikTok from April 23 to 25 for a chance to be featured in a Mentos x BGYO YES TO FRESH dance video. All you need to do is show off your moves to the #YesToFresh TikTok challenge. The full mechanics will come out on Mentos’ social media pages throughout April, so stay tuned for that.
The BGC Urban Farm
Farm fresh in the middle of one of the country’s biggest central business districts?
Photo by Julian Mauricio
Located at The Flats 5th Avenue corner 34th Street in BGC, the urban farm welcomes residents (in and outside of the city) to give urban farming a personal try. Not only can you get your own space of much-needed greenery (or brownery), you can get advice from partner farmers on how to properly tend to your plant babies. And if it still isn’t your thing, you can always support the movement by purchasing your fresh essentials!
The BGC Urban Farm is open from 6AM to 8PM.
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Khao Khai Thai Chicken House Arrives Up North
The Poblacion icon opens its second branch in Quezon City
One of the best things about traveling around the world is the endless amount of new food to explore. The thrill of finding your new favorite dish and the quest to find a resto at home that does it justice is part of the adventure. But even with travel restrictions easing up, many of us still hesitate to fly out. But you can still definitely explore gastronomic delights while at home. And for the Thai foodies out there, Khao Khai Thai Chicken House transports you to the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Photo by Khao Khai PH
Its original branch won constant Poblacion dwellers' hearts (and palates). So now, they're bringing their Thai food expertise up north by setting up shop in Quezon City. Located at Del Monte Avenue and Biak Na Bato Street, Khao Khai Thai Chicken House QC is ready to serve you authentic Thai street food.
Photo by Khao Khai PH (L to R: Victory Wings, Fried Chicken Krapao, )
For starters, try Khao Khai’s Victory Wings. Tossed in fish sauce and various spices, this dish packs a flavorful punch. Next, the Fried Chicken Krapao features chicken nuggets sauteed in basil, chili and garlic. It can be a bit spicy for some, but the runny sunny side-up egg is there to neutralize the burn.
Photo by Khao Khai PH (Gai Tod, Khao Niew and Som Tam)
But the highlight of their menu is the best-selling Gai Tod fried chicken, best paired with Khao Niew (sticky rice) and Som Tam (papaya salad). Finally, wash it down with a bottle of refreshing Thai milk tea to complete the street food experience.
Khao Khai Thai Chicken House branches are open from 11AM to 10PM. Enjoy these authentic Thai dishes at home by ordering via Grab Food, Foodpanda and khaokhai.pickup.ph.
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Get Double The Flavor, Double The Goodness with McDonald's!
Prepare for twice the goodness!
After re-launching the iconic Ebi Burger and K-Chicken Burger, McDonald’s brings us twice the excitement with the Double Ebi Burger! Enjoy the exciting flavors of Japan with two crispy shrimp patties, along with lettuce and their signature Thousand Island sauce. It’s not a McDonald’s meal without the Flavors of Asia’s Nori or Honey Butter Shake Shake Fries. Finally, cleanse your palate with the Matcha and Strawberry Banana Sundaes.
Remember, McDonald’s Flavors of Asia dishes are available for a limited time only. Get them now via Dine-In, Take-Out, Drive-Thru and McDelivery.
Gift Yourself The Best Snooze of Your Life with Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep
Meet your new sidekick in getting more rest.
Not sure if it comes with age or just an effect of the times, but we all know the struggle of getting a good night’s rest. Even if we cozy up with the best bed sheets or the most comfortable PJs, falling asleep feels like a dream out of reach. But clocking in a decent amount of sleep hours also improves our health and mood, preparing us to face our daily routines.
At least with Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep, we have a new aid in avoiding sleepless (and sleep-deprived) nights. To put it into perspective, 1 mg of melatonin might help reduce the time needed to fall asleep. Meanwhile, ZzzQuil Natura Sleep comes in with 1.6 mg of melatonin for every two gummies. Its wildberry vanilla flavor also makes it tasty enough that you don’t need to wash it down with a glass of water, which is convenient for those who don’t want to get up.
Get your good night’s rest with the help of Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep.
Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep is available in Mercury Drug and Watsons stores.
This year, to help you live life with positive energy, Berocca continues to offer free activities designed to help you recharge, be productive, and get the boost you need. A five-week online Summer Dance Camp with 808 Dance Studio kicked off the list of activities, which will culminate into an online recital happening this Friday, April 29. The outdoors more your vibe? Spend sunny weekends on leisure bike rides as Berocca teams up biking communities, like Esteban Cycling Club and Bambike for Summer Eco Tours around Intramuros, Guimaras, and Batangas.
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But while we’re all for active lifestyles, Berocca understands that rest as just important. So take a break, find your balance and participate in Community Dialogues to engage in meaningful conversations on sparking good energy in your own community.
ECARMA HEALTH OPTIONS
What the last two years taught us: health is wealth. Ecarma Health Options is a well-being product that aims to support your healthy lifestyle by strengthening your immune system.
Made with the active ingredient Pterostilbene, Ecarma’s herbal supplements contain high levels of antioxidants that boost immunity against common diseases that are often associated with stress, old age and unhealthy habits. Ecarma extracts Pterostilbene from locally sourced Narra trees in their farms and is made available in capsule form and tea bag form.
Such herbal supplements work best when taken regularly and paired with a healthy lifestyle.
LUCKY ME! PANCIT CANTON
Pinoy-favorite snack Lucky Me! Pancit Canton just got a new look but with the same delicious taste. All our pantry-staple variants, Original, Kalamansi, Extra Hot Chili, Chilimansi and Sweet & Spicy now feature refreshed looks—bigger font, bolder colors—making them easier to spot in the supermarket.
If there’s one thing that remains unchanged, it’s the spot Lucky Me! Pancit Canton’s holds in our kitchen shelves and tummies.
Get your favorite Lucky Me! Pancit Canton offline or online via Facebook, Lazada, Shopee.
We’re on our toes, wondering what else is in store for us this April!
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