Showing posts with label Beverages. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Ginebra San Miguel Celebrates 190 Years of Gin with New Archangel Reserve

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Crowded entrance, a feel of elegance and refinement, the air was filled with anticipation and celebration as Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin producer, hosted "The Art of Gin" event. This occasion was not only a nod to World Gin Day but also a tribute to Ginebra San Miguel’s remarkable 190-year journey in gin-making. Guests from all walks of life, including media personalities, bloggers, influencers, celebrities, and performers, gathered at Novotel Manila Araneta City to witness the unveiling of a new gem in the brand’s crown—the Ginebra San Miguel Archangel Reserve.
 
A Journey Through History

Gin, beloved by many across the Philippines, has a storied history that mirrors the country's own cultural evolution. Introduced during the Spanish colonial period, gin quickly became a favored drink among the locals, transcending social classes from the illustrados to the masses. Its versatility and affordability made it a staple in Filipino celebrations, from grand fiestas to humble family gatherings.


 
Ginebra San Miguel, founded in 1834, has been at the heart of this tradition. Over the years, it has become more than just a beverage; it has woven itself into the social fabric of the nation. Known for its resilient spirit and the iconic “Never Say Die” attitude, Ginebra San Miguel symbolizes the enduring and unwavering spirit of the Filipino people.

The Legacy of Ginebra San Miguel

Ginebra San Miguel's legacy is not just about its longevity but also about its commitment to quality and innovation. The brand's history is marked by numerous accolades and recognitions, attesting to its excellence in gin production. Among these, the prestigious Monde Selection International Quality Institute Awards stand out, showcasing Ginebra San Miguel's global standard.

The "Never Say Die" spirit, epitomized by the brand’s popular slogan, resonates deeply with Filipinos. It speaks to the nation’s perseverance through hardships and its collective hope for a brighter future. This spirit was evident at "The Art of Gin" event, where guests celebrated not just a brand, but a cultural icon that has stood the test of time.




 

The Archangel Reserve, the highlight of its ginnovation.

As Ginebra San Miguel commemorates its 190th anniversary, the introduction of the Ginebra San Miguel Archangel Reserve marks a significant milestone. This super-premium dry gin is a testament to nearly two centuries of gin-making expertise. Crafted from a blend of six botanicals—juniper berry, angelica root, coriander seed, lemon peel, orange peel, and liquorice—distilled in copper stills, the Archangel Reserve offers a smooth and balanced finish that caters to discerning palates.

Bottled in a striking emerald green Frasco, the Archangel Reserve features the image of St. Michael the Archangel, a nod to the brand’s rich heritage. This new addition to Ginebra San Miguel’s portfolio stands alongside other premium offerings like the 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, catering to modern and sophisticated tastes.


 

A sense of pride beams to all the guests who took a shot of the Archangel Reserve. It represents Ginebra San Miguel's commitment to excellence and dedication to providing consumers with the finest distilled spirits. This gin is perfect for those special moments that deserve a distinguished toast.

Community and Celebration

The significance of Ginebra San Miguel in the community cannot be overstated. It has been a part of Filipino life for generations, from everyday socializing to landmark celebrations. The brand's affordability and quality have made it the drink of choice for many, bridging social divides and bringing people together.

 

At the heart of the event was a celebration of community and togetherness. The Art of Gin event was a vivid display of how Ginebra San Miguel continues to be an integral part of Filipino culture. A rich blend of history and modern innovation. 

World Gin Day provided the perfect backdrop for Ginebra San Miguel to showcase its rich history and innovative spirit. This global celebration, dedicated to all things gin, highlighted the cultural significance of this beloved beverage. Gin enthusiasts worldwide raised their glasses in unison, celebrating a drink that has stood the test of time and trends.

 

As guests mingled and enjoyed the festivities, the event underscored the importance of understanding and appreciating the history of gin in the Philippines. It was a reminder that every bottle of Ginebra San Miguel carries with it a legacy of craftsmanship, community, and an unwavering spirit. 

The Ginebra San Miguel Archangel Reserve is more than just a new product; it is a symbol of the brand’s enduring legacy and commitment to quality. It invites both long-time fans and new enthusiasts to partake in a piece of history, to celebrate the moments that matter, and to embody the "Never Say Die" spirit that defines the Filipino heart.

 

Raise a glass to Ginebra San Miguel, to its 190 years of excellence, and to the many more years of celebration to come. Discover the rich history, savor the innovations, and become a part of the enduring legacy that is Ginebra San Miguel. Cheers to the spirit that never says die.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Heavenly Fiesta: Ginebra San Miguel's 2024 Calendar Girl Revealed!

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Anticipating the 2024 holidays, many eagerly await the reveal of the upcoming year's calendar model. Often, people speculate about the identity of this model, pondering whether she is a beauty queen or a well-known celebrity.

Ginebra San Miguel, renowned for featuring numerous Calendar Girls, continues this tradition. Recently, at a lively media launch at The Westin Manila in Mandaluyong City, the world's leading gin brand introduced Heaven Peralejo as the 2024 Calendar Girl.

Ginebra San Miguel carefully selects a Calendar Girl who embodies the essence of the brand, and Heaven Peralejo's unwavering spirit has earned her the title of the brand's 2024 Calendar Girl.


 
Best known for her acting in the movie ‘Nananahimik ang Gabi,’ which awarded her the Philippines Best Actress award from the Asian Academy Creative Awards, as well as starring in the youth series ‘The Rain in España,’ Heaven shared that it is a dream come true for her to endorse an iconic brand, Ginebra San Miguel. “It’s such a beautiful milestone of my life to be part of Ginebra. When I was 18 years old, gin bilog with pineapple juice was my first drink. It’s a dream come true, my first drink is also my first big endorsement,” she said.

With the theme “Philippine Fiesta,” the 2024 edition of the Ginebra San Miguel Calendar showcases Heaven in six vibrant fiesta layouts (Panagbenga, Lantern, Higantes, Pintados, Kadayawan, and Masskara), embodying the vibrant spirit of Philippine Fiestas.

GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina said that the 2024 Ginebra calendar serves as a symbolic expression of optimism, unity, and the resounding belief that brighter days are ahead. “Looking forward to 2024, we, at Ginebra, envision a year where the echoes of the pandemic are a distant memory. And the best way to move forward is to embrace a future filled with all-out celebrations, reminiscent of the joyous fiestas that define our culture,” he said.


 
GSMI Group Product Manager Paolo Jose Tupaz described Heaven as a captivating and talented actress who perfectly captures the Ginebra San Miguel attributes and the essence of the Philippine Fiesta. “Heaven’s authenticity, perseverance, courage, and zest in life embodies the spirit of Ginebra and reflects the beauty, grace, and dynamism of the Filipino culture,” he added.

HEAVEN IN THE VIBRANT WORLD OF FIESTA

Next year’s calendar showcases the beauty and diversity of Filipino culture, with stunning visuals inspired by the colorful and festive celebrations that take place across the archipelago. Heaven described Ginebra as a staple in every Filipino’s drinking occasion, particularly during fiestas. “Hindi magiging buo ang celebration ng mga Pinoy kung walang Ginebra,” says Heaven [The celebration of Filipinos won’t be complete without Ginebra].

As the next face of Ginebra San Miguel, she shared that the Heaven the public would see in the layouts would show her positive perspective on life— on being resilient and outgoing and on enjoying and loving life.



 
Heavenly Blossoms in Panagbenga

The first is “Panagbenga,” set in Baguio’s renowned flower-themed festival. Heaven is surrounded by vibrant floral displays in this set, showing joy and beauty.

Like how Ginebra San Miguel is a brand associated with joy for bringing people together to celebrate joyous and special moments, Heaven’s infectious smile, bubbly personality, and cheerful spirit also bring joy to those around her.

Heaven holds a special affinity for this particular layout, considering her personal passion for flower arranging, making it a cherished and resonant experience for her.



 

Heavenly Lights in Lantern Festival

Emerging as one of the brightest stars of the new generation, Heaven sparkles in the next layout against a backdrop of vibrant giant lanterns and a myriad of dancing lights. The featured setting is the Giant Lantern Festival, also known as Ligligan Parul in San Fernando, Pampanga, a spectacle that symbolizes not only the brilliance of light but also the profound sense of hope it brings.

Just as Ginebra has inspired Filipinos to light their lives with choices that reflect their truest and most vibrant selves, Heaven sparkles hope for her family and followers. She constantly reminds others that even in the darkest times, there is always a glimmer of hope.



 

Heavenly Heights in Higantes

In the third layout, Heaven takes center stage amidst the larger-than-life papier-mâché puppets of the Higantes Festival in Angono, Rizal. Much like these symbolic giants that represent the aspirations of the people of Rizal to achieve greatness and make significant contributions to their hometown’s progress, Heaven, too, aspires to excel in her role as an actress and performer, contributing to the enrichment of the arts.

Heaven is truly ‘ganado sa buhay’ as she managed to graduate with a degree in Business Management from the Southville International School while working her way up to become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry today.

Heaven in Higantes Festival layout aligns seamlessly with Ginebra’s commitment to upholding traditions of excellence, emphasizing the shared pursuit of greatness and the celebration of achievements within the tapestry of cultural festivities.



 

Heavenly Design in Pintados

The fourth layout draws inspiration from the Pintados Festival in Leyte, where Heaven is showcased alongside intricate body paintings. Pintados, a festival steeped in historical significance, pays homage to the pre-Spanish tradition of warrior tattooing, where the bravest warriors showcased their valor through intricate ink designs.

Parallel to the festival’s celebration of bravery, Ginebra San Miguel is a brand that reflects the bravery and compassion of every Filipino. Every glass of Ginebra recognizes the hero of every Filipino, one who continues to strive for his dreams, his family, and the whole nation. Likewise, Heaven’s strength and resilience in the face of adversity make her an inspiration to many, fueled by a deep sense of malasakit for herself, her family, and the nation she holds dear.



 

Heavenly Blessings in Kadayawan

The fifth layout is Kadayawan festival in Davao City, a celebration of life and thanksgiving for nature’s bounty. Here, Heaven is portrayed with the abundance of fruits and vegetables, symbolizing the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest, and the serenity of living.

Ginebra believes that the key to conquering tomorrow’s challenges lies in taking a moment to appreciate today’s accomplishments. After a tiring day during shoots and film, there’s no better way for Heaven to unwind and recharge than by having a Ginebra drink, taking a moment to be grateful for the things in life as she readies herself for the next challenge.



 

Heavenly Smiles in Masskara:

The sixth and final layout is the Masskara festival in Bacolod where Heaven is seen together with big, vibrant masks and eye-catching outfits. Originally, the festival was born out of crisis in the 1980s to lift the spirit of the locals and bring back smiles on their faces.

Masskara perfectly captures the “never-say-die” attitude of Ginebra, which Heaven also mirrors in life. Throughout the challenging journey of her mom’s battle with cancer, Heaven has exemplified unwavering strength, resilience, and dedication to support, uplift, and bring smiles to her mom. She shared that, “My love for her would always be there and would always remind me to never give up and to persevere on what I love.”

 


The much-anticipated 2024 GSM calendar serves as a celebration of Filipino pride and heritage. Beyond its artistic showcase, the calendar holds a dual significance as Ginebra San Miguel commemorates its 190th anniversary. This milestone marks nearly two centuries of crafting iconic moments and flavors that have become an integral part of Filipino festivities.

This edition of the Ginebra San Miguel calendar also features a QR code that consumers can scan using their smartphones to see Heaven Peralejo’s calendars come to life, showing behind-the-scenes videos of her calendar girl photoshoots and a special message to her fans and followers.

THE GINEBRA CALENDAR TRADITION

The Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl is a long-held tradition in GSMI and an important part of the brand’s history. Since its inception in 1988, beauty queens, actresses, and models who have made their mark in their respective fields have graced the Ginebra San Miguel calendar. Among them were Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Anne Curtis (2011), Solenn Heusaff (2012), Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (2019), Sanya Lopez (2020), Christelle Abello (2021), Chie Filomeno (2022), and Yassi Pressman (2023). Heaven follows in the footsteps of her aunt, Rica Peralejo, who also served as Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl in 2002.

GSMI is the producer of the world’s largest-selling gin, Ginebra San Miguel. GSMI’s other quality distilled spirits include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Mojito, GSM Blue Margarita, GSM Blue Gin Pomelo, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, Antonov Vodka, Añejo Gold Rum, Primera Light Brandy, and the Philippines’ no. 1 Chinese wine Vino Kulafu.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Gatorade No Sugar fuels Filipinos forward this summer

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Summer beckons an array of vibrant activities beneath the radiant sun. Amidst scorching temperatures, an increasing number of Filipinos wholeheartedly embrace the vast expanse of the outdoors, cherishing moments with companions and venturing into novel avenues of skill acquisition and sportsmanship. However, the oppressive heat exacts a toll beyond mere dehydration, depleting essential nutrients crucial for maintaining fundamental bodily processes at an accelerated pace.

Medical journals and health experts warn that the likelihood of getting dehydrated is high during summertime. If not addressed immediately, the effects of dehydration may be irreparable and require lifelong treatment. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminds everyone to hydrate regularly and pay close attention to how much sugar is consumed during the dry season.

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country, supports this call by encouraging Filipinos to fight dehydration while staying fit and active with Gatorade No Sugar. This electrolyte drink helps recover the body’s lost minerals without the unnecessary calories from sugar.

Electrolytes are key to one’s physical performance and overall well-being, as they help balance the amount of water and nutrients in the body. They regulate nervous, motor, and cardiovascular functions so that mind and body perform as they should. “We lose more than water when we sweat, and we must take the necessary steps to continue nourishing our bodies to keep healthy. Gatorade No Sugar is packed with electrolytes and essential nutrients to replenish our bodies’ supply especially during the humid Philippine summer,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong.

Gatorade No Sugar helps ensure that more Filipinos get to enjoy being active this summer without compromising their health. It is available in leading convenience stores, supermarkets, and drug stores nationwide.

Aside from Gatorade, PCPPI also manufactures and distributes well-loved brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Sting, Tropicana, Lipton Iced Tea, Milkis, Chum Churum Soonhari, and Premier Purified Water. For more information about PCPPI and its products, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.


Saturday, April 29, 2023

From Repurposing to Renewable Energy: How Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) is Championing Sustainable Living at Home and in Communities

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The essence and foundation of sustainability starts at home, as each and every household decision has the power and potential to impact the environment and the communities around us. As a company that supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) advocates for the Filipino people to be more conscientious in their consumption and management of precious resources such as water, energy, and oil.

The exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country, PCPPI reaffirms its sustainability commitments ahead of Earth Day, which is observed worldwide on April 22. According to Frederick D. Ong, PCPPI president and chief executive officer, adopting sustainable lifestyle habits affects people and planet for the better. “The daily decisions we make can help reduce household waste, save expenses, and improve our well-being. Living ‘sustainably’ does not have to be complex, as we can all start with the choices we make at home,” he said.

Re-use and repurpose. 
It often takes a fresh perspective to see our everyday tasks differently. One of the ways to reduce household waste is through repurposing old items, like plastic water bottles which may be transformed into plant holders or vases. Used boxes can also be turned into organizers, while brown paper bags can be used as craft paper for school projects.

Meal planning. 
Apart from selecting healthier food options from the market or grocery, meal planning has the added benefit of consuming just the right amount of food—thereby cutting down on excess and food waste. Planning meals ahead of time also helps manage one’s budget, as well as electricity costs.

Unplug when not in use. 
Turning off that are not in use, using enough water to wash hands, or unplugging fully charged devices are some good practices to manage resource consumption at home. These also help maintain the health of electrical appliances, helping them run properly for longer.

Go digital, go paperless. 
One of the shifts accelerated during the community lockdowns was the move towards paperless transactions. Mail and bills are now accessed electronically, minimizing the need to consume paper. With further advances in technology, the possibilities are endless with how the world can help preserve and protect trees.

As PCPPI supports the practice of these sustainable practices, the organization continues to work on its own sustainability initiatives that demonstrate its long-term commitment towards care respect for the environment.

PCPPI aims to reduce the use of virgin plastic and reach 100% recyclable packaging. The company continues to expand its efforts in lightweighting and exploring alternative packaging sources. Since early 2021, PCPPI has also transitioned to renewable energy use to supply the energy requirements of its plants. Solar panels are installed in its Batangas, Cebu, and Davao manufacturing facilities.

In line with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Adopt-an-Estero Program, PCPPI has organized clean-up drives near bodies of water in the communities where it operates. PCPPI has adopted key waterways across the country, including those in San Fernando, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu, and Zamboanga. Partnerships with agencies like the Laguna Lake Development Authority allow PCPPI to regularly meet with other community stakeholders on how to best address environmental concerns and develop innovative ways to protect local ecosystems.

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country. It distributes well-loved brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Sting, Tropicana, Lipton Iced Tea, Milkis, Chum Churum Soonhari, and Premier. For more information about PCPPI and its products, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Caffeine Brothers Co. Launches Online Store For Phlippine Market

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A doze of coffee once in a while helps certain functions of our bodies. Lately I have been to some few brewing events of coffee and I find it interesting that there are many ways of having the best coffee for you, and that  is according to your taste. So I'll sharing a new player in retail and distribution that launches its online store for Philippine specialty coffee.

Caffeine Brothers Co., an up-and-coming startup specialty coffee retail and distributorship based in Manila, Philippines, announced today the finest launch in the Philippine Coffee Industry history with the release of CB's Finest - the kickstarter. The first addition to the voluminous blends to be released shall be available for everyone to enjoy and within everyone's reach through their online store at caffeinebrothers.co.

Amidst several coffee company which claims to have the perfect coffee, Caffeine Brothers Co. thrives through technology paired with deep love for a good cup of coffee. Now, enthusiasts and caffeine buffs can enjoy various types of coffee beans and Caffeine Brothers' signature blend sourced from local growers only in the Philippines straight from the web to their doorstep.

"Most us do not actually know but for a time in our past, the Philippines was hailed as a top coffee producing nation. We were once a coffee country!" said Robin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co.

"This time is the perfect opportunity for Caffeine Brothers to grow. Our sole mission for this venture is to share our passion for coffee, be one of the pioneers in the purely online arena, and pro-caffeinate the country with our home-grown beans." he added.


First timers and coffee addicts have already tried and Raisha from Makati reviewed, "Waaaaaay better than my usual cup of coffee. CB’s Finest a must try.
  • Perfectly balanced acidity, sweetness, and bitterness in one sip with a smooth flavor and no off-taste.
  • Great blends of beans that aroma of a classic coffee scent will surely make your day.
  • Smooth, delicate
  • Matte black re-sealable stand-up pouch keeping it from moisture and preserving the freshness of the beans
  • Fast delivery."
Meanwhile, Marriane of San Pedro, Laguna also said, "Very fast and convenient transaction. I am working on a night shift and had no problem with the delivery. The package even arrived earlier than expected! They provide quality from delivery up to the coffee experience itself. The coffee aroma is so good na maaamoy mo na sa packaging palang. It definitely didn’t disappoint when we tried their coffee. I would recommend you try their CB’s Finest blend."

Finally, Kerwin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co. said, "We may have yet to grow in the business, but our dream of the resurgence of Philippine coffee's former prominence is what keeps us up every morning." If you find value in what Caffeine Brothers do, check out their website at http://caffeinebrothers.co/ where you'll find tons of tips and information on how to enjoy your cup of coffee. You can also reach them via Facebook or Instagram @caffeinebrothersco.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ginebra San Miguel Gin On-The-Go Visits Mercato Centrale in BGC

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Sabado nights just got more exciting as Kwento Ni Toto joins together with other bloggers in a night of overflowing drinks and tummy-filling treats from Ginebra San Miguel and the different food stalls at Mercato Centrale in BGC. What makes the night to look forward to and enjoyable is because of Ginebra San Miguel's Gin On-The-Go Truck. If you have experienced food trucks then this time experience drinks on-the-go.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Wine Bar, Enjoy Wine, Dine, and Chill

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If you're hunting for a place to enjoy wine, dine and have a good chill then perhaps you'd better try out here at The Wine Bar at the 1771 El Pueblo.  It is a restaurant that not only caters to foodies and wine lovers, but also to those who aim to understand the art of wine pairing.  Just like me I want to know more about wine pairing as well.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Check Out True Blends The Strip Branch

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Here's another shot of flavored teas on our list.  Here's some are some information about them.

Despite the growing popularity of tea as one of the main culprits for longevity among the Asians, many would shy away from the drink because of the bitter, bland taste of tea. While some would appreciate the distinct taste of tea, most people would prefer refreshing drinks with a more umami and sweet taste to quench their thirst.

Because of the mismatch between the health wonders and the unpleasant taste of tea, many innovations have been created, and one of them is the creation of the designer tea-based drinks widely available today. Milk teas are tea-based drinks with added milk and customized flavourings to mask the bitter taste of tea and to add a stronger umami taste into the blend. Fruit teas are fruit-flavoured tea drinks that add sweet, citrus flavours into the bitterness of tea, creating a more refreshing aftertaste into the drink.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

COBO, Experience Awesome Possibiliteas

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Since summer is here already Kwento Ni Toto indulge into a bursting tea experience this month. Thanks to Mommy Jo and Ms. Donna Andrada for opening the gates of awesome possibilities.

Recently, Cobo opened their latest branch in Sta. Lucia East Mall, Cainta, Rizal. This is their 20th branch after Cobo had finally boomed and soared high as the demand for milk tea beverages increased its popularity. Making a good impact to the public and attracting more customers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tropicana Coco Quench, A New Thirst Quencher

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There's a new thirst quencher available in the market today!  It's Tropicana Coco Quench!  It has spurred the hype for coconut water in the Philippines with its new breakthrough drink, Tropicana Coco Quench. 100% fresh and made from real coconut water, Tropicana Cocl Quench is touted as the new, must have drink for health and lifestyle enthusiasts of all ages.

"The upsurge in demand for coconut water us remarkable. This phenomenon has drawn global attention to the Philippines as one of the leading sources of coconut water in the world. Tropicana Coco Quench leverages the expertise of Tropicana to come out with a revolutionary product from locally grown coconuts that addresses the need for bettee and healthier choices for consumers," shares Partho Chakrabarti, president for Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. PPCPI.

A Hip and Healthier Lifestyle from Tropicana

Tropicana Coco quench brings the natural goodness of coconut water closer to local consumers, infusing "fun" and "freshness" into the lifestyle of Filipinos.  Coconut water is known for containing electrolytes similar to the human plasma, making it naturally hydrating with less sugar and calories.   Coconut water is also a rich source of iron, calcium and magnesium.  It has 4 times higher potassium content than bananas.  The regular drinking of this amazing juice from nature can significantly help reduce food cravings and flush out toxins to boost health and aid in weight loss.  It's the perfect drink for consumers who lead an active lifestyle, like super model Charo Rongquillo who was aptly chosen as the brand ambassador for Tropicana Coco Quench.  A homegrown beauty, Ronquillo has walked the runway at prestigious New York and Paris fashion shows.  She has appeared on the cover of international fashion and beauty editorials like Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and glamour.  Active, healthy and beautiful, Ronquillo embodies the Tropicana Coco Quench lifestyle.

All-natural and Fresh-sealed

Tropicana Coco Quench is the first locally-produced drink with an 8-month shelf life.  It capitalizes on the advanced technology of Tetra Pak packaging to replicate the protection of coconuts.  This allows Tropicana Coco Quench to stay fresh as the real fruit without the need for preservatives and added flavours.  It is also the only drink that utilizes a hip, octagon-shaped packaging for easier grip.  The 330 ml pack comes with a pull-tab mechanism and enables consumers to conveniently drink the coconut water straight from the pack.  This healthy refreshment can be consumed for only Php30.  Perfect for sharing with friends and family, Tropicana Coco Quench is also available in a 1 Litre pack with a reclosable and 100% resealable cap.

PCPPI brings a strong portfolio of exciting beverage products for the Philippine market with the launch of Tropicana coco Quench.  Other brands under PCPPI include Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier.

About Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 65 years. Lotte Chilsung, one of the biggest beverage comapnies in South korea, is the lead shareholder of PCPPI as an independently-listed company and co-manages it with PepsiCo. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and premier. It has established manufacturing facilities across the country, serving at least 440,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network. PCPPI was awarded "Pepsi Bottler of the year - Asia" in 2006. To learn more, please visit us at www.pepsiphilippines.com.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SMB 7,107 Celebrations Brings More Reason to Celebrate

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If I'm going to have a survey of who knows this brand, I'm pretty much sure nine (9) out of ten (10) will respond that they know it 100%. Who would have not know this brand its been the life of every Filipino celebrations. As far as I can remember, I see my father and my uncles drink this one of a kind drink that brings people together whether it is a grand celebration or just plain get together. It has indeed a part of every Filipino.

Last week, San Miguel Beer or SMB invited various bloggers to celebrate with them as they launch their SMB 7,107 Celebrations which yours truly, the Kwento Ni Toto guy was one of those lucky bloggers and I say lucky indeed. So better read more to know why I'm truly blessed.


The SMB 7,107 Celebrations provides 7,107 reasons to celebrate in the Philippines. The SMB7107Celebrations.com.ph is a hub created to equally match the Philippines' 7,107 beautiful islands, providing exciting adventures and experiences for the country's locals and visitors. As this website launched its way into the world wide web tourists will easily find Philippines this welcoming and hospitable, suitable to become their second home filled with relaxing retreats, exciting escapades, and amazing adventures. For the self-proclaimed travel bug, the Philippines offers a wonderful array of fascinating destinations, which basically is what SMB 7107CELEBRATIONS  would like to share with the rest of the world. With the country's favorite San Miguel Beer as a travel companion, visitors and locals are sure to going to have not just an extraordinary fun but an exceptionally memorable experience of the tropical paradise that is the Philippines.




So what does SMB 7107 CELEBRATIONS offers to its visitors? Perhaps to start with is that it allows visitors to explore a variety of awesome place and fun-filled activities and one of the best thing is that it can be arrange into one incredible itinerary. Giving locals and tourists an opportunity to have a better view of the events in the entire archipelago. Here are some of the features:

Events section provides history and origin of various festivities and take part in colorful and zealous merrymaking. Easily find the festivals and happenings via the page's search feature or view all events for the month with a single click. Users can express their insights or give tips by leaving some comments at the bottom of every article using the special Facebook comment box. This information can also be shared to different social networks and communities.

Things To Do section let users discover the Philippines' beautiful sights, interesting places, and wonderful destinations. Go wild with excitement with the country's diverse range of awesome activities - from outdoor sports to splashing adventures, cultural tours to recreational attractions, relaxing escapes to thrilling exploits. So mainly this section provides insightful articles on arts & culture, recreation, shopping, outdoor activities, and what SMB calls aquativities.

Beer Locator section is what I think one of the best feature because this will not only help beer lovers to easily find the best place to get San Miguel Beer products but also will help local stores and restaurants as well, giving them an opportunity to showcase what's best on their place. This feature is powered by the Google Maps technology, by using this users can know exactly where to find San Miguel Beer anywhere in the Philippines. It can be searched by name, location, or according to preferred cuisine, ambiance, or amenities and filter results to find the ideal establishment. The viewing of individual outlet pages is exclusively for the website's registered users.

Promos section lists all ongoing promotions and irresistible offers from the different outlets carrying SMB products.

Features section tackles just about anything related to travel and beer – from tips on keeping the beer chilled to the most romantic destinations in the country to beer-drinking games to up the ante. Users can easily comment on and share the articles found on this page.

Itinerary Planner section helps in putting everything – events, things to do, establishments – in one amazing itinerary for an unforgettable vacation. This section is for registered users which helps them create their own itinerary with just a few clicks by specifying the next travel destination in the Philippines and the dates of planning to go there plus the activities. Another good thing is that users not only get to save the itinerary but can also continue planning even for future escapades. It can also be print or share to travel buddies.

So what do you think of the different features? Isn't it great!

Oh I mentioned before that I'm lucky right? Well, here's a video of the first reason to celebrate with SMB's 7,107 Celebrations and picture below is the result of it.


Me posing with SMB Pack and a Samsung Galaxy Pocket
Photo courtesy of Rain De Ocampo

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tipco Launches Tripaway Promo

8:38:00 PM

Recently, Tipco, the best-selling juice brand in Thailand, launched their exciting new promo that will sure excite consumers.  One lucky grand prize winner will sure get a chance to visit Tipco's home, Bangkok.

Kwento Nit Toto's correspondent went to the said launched and witnessed this launching event.  Different people and personalities were present during the launched.  Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, a proud mom was Tipco's celebrity endorser.

The “Tipco Tripaway” promo was announced by Transaxion Unlimited Corporation, which distributes Thailand's leading juice brand in the Philippines. With a view of encouraging Filipino fans to take the leap to healthy living, as well as to experience the joys of travel, Tipco’s latest promo also includes the chance to win two roundtrip tickets to popular destinations in the Philippines, complete with 3D/2N hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and fun tours.


“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity of sending Filipino Tipco fans to the city and country where it all began,” said Mr. Kerwin Wong, CEO of Transaxion Unlimited Corporation. “We believe that the promo is also a great way of thanking everyone who has continued to support Tipco and made its arrival from Thailand to the Philippines a successful one.”

The promo will run from July 1 to September 30, 2012.  Tipco Tripaway promo will be bringing its lucky grand prize winner to Bangkok, Thailand.  Aside from it there will also be a monthly draw that will be held for three consecutive months, starting this August, with all-inclusive trips to Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, and Boracay.


Every single-receipt purchase of three 1-liter packs of Tipco 100% Juice from any supermarket or grocery nationwide entitles customers to one raffle entry. To submit the entry, customers can visit www.facebook.com/tipcojuicephils and enter the requested information. Deadlines for the submission of entries fall on August 5 for the First Monthly Draw (Cagayan de Oro) on August 10; September 5 for the Second Monthly Draw (Puerto Princesa) on September 10; October 5 for both the Third Monthly Draw (Boracay) and Grand Prize Draw (Bangkok) on October 10.

Since its Philippine launch over two years ago, Tipco has served as the nutritional partner of Filipino juice lovers everywhere, with flavors that include Tangerine Orange, Purple Carrot, Pomegranate, Medley Orange, Aloe Vera, Cranberry, 32 Veggie, Beetroot, and even Broccoli (the best seller!), among many others. Tipco's premium-quality juices are known not only for their natural fruit or vegetable taste, but also for the health benefits that each flavor carries. Tipco 100% is also made without any preservatives, flavorings, colorings, or sweeteners—setting it apart from other juice brands.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Coffee and Spicy Thai Food at Black Canyon Coffee

10:11:00 AM
In just days I've tasted two different cuisines.  A really great food adventure for my thrill-seeking lips. The most recent one was something that I haven't tasted before.  It was my first time to have something like that, though, I have heard stories of how spicy the dishes are but of course I didn't believed it, not until this particular day.


So what was the name of the restaurant?  It is called the Black Canyon Coffee or BCC for short.   Their menu are Thai dishes and specialty coffee.  Basically BCC originated from Thailand and the branch in SM South Mall is their first ever branch here in the Philippines.  Black Canyon Coffee is surely another name of store to be added in the list of must visit establishment for those who loves to do food adventures.   


According to them, Black Canyon Coffee is one of the most successful Thai names in the field of coffee and dining.  Today, Black Canyon Coffee has made its name from its concept of being a full-service casual dining coffee place that serves not only a wide variety of specialty coffee drinks and beverages but also provide a list of delicious and healthy Thai and International food items.  Your eyes will be in for a treat as you browse through the array of dishes that Black Canyon Coffee has to offer and I can assure that your taste buds will definitely in for something new.


It was great that we were blessed enough to be included in the list of bloggers who were invited to their blogger feast event.  My wife and I experienced this feast as if we were on a date.  We were treated first with specialty coffee drinks of our choice.  My choice was the Mocha Glacier Frappe which is Php 130.00.  I think and in my own opinion the drink that I had was greatly comparable with the other coffee stores around.   Aside from what I had, customers can also indulge in any of Black Canyon Coffee’s 24 specialty coffee drinks and 40 special beverages, especially their “Black Canyon Iced Coffee” - a special blend of pure Arabica coffee with two kinds of milk and plenty of ice.


The Black Canyon Frappe and the Mocha Glacier Frappe.


After a few minutes, plates of different viands was laid onto our table.  There were soups like the Tom Yum and Curry Soup , the Fried Prawns with Tamarind Sauce, the Fried Sesame Pork Strips, the Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Salad, and the desserts like the Tin Roof and Premium Mocha.  It was really a feast!


The TOM YUM.
Forgot to take a picture  when it was serve.
Too eager to taste .


The Tom Yum soup did really have a spicy kick in it.  They also stated that customers can ask upon ordering if they wanted it spicy, extra spicy or none at all but the distinct taste and flavor of Thai cuisine are still present.  This is how they pride with their dishes,  strict and consistent with the measurements of their ingredients.  Aside from the Tom Yum soup, the Pad Thai and the Fried Prawns with Tamarind Sauce are my favorite.  The Pad Thai has a sweet and tasty flavor that is addicting and kids can sure love this as well.   Aside from these foods that I liked a lot, there are also other dishes to choose from and enjoy with whether it is with friends or family.

Fried Sesame Pork Strip

One of my favorite the PAD THAI.

The Curry Soup, which also have a sting.

Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Salad.
Just right for those people having their diet.

Great desserts the Tin Roof and Premium Mocha.


Black Canyon Coffee has over 220 branches in Thailand alone, not mention their other branches on various locations in Asia. The success of the brand has always been hinged on its unique formula of food quality, food variety, location, and concept. With this in mind, Mr. Pravit Chitnarapong (CEO of Black Canyon Thailand Co. Ltd.) and Mrs. Wilma Dy (President of Royal Thai Food Philippines Inc.) recognized an opportunity for bringing Black Canyon Coffee to the Philippines to cater to the very Filipino culture of food enjoyment. Black Canyon Coffee also features a rare mix of large portions yet very reasonable prices providing customers great value for their money.

Black Canyon Coffee is now open at SM Southmall, Las Piñas City at the Food Strip.


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