Friday, March 18, 2016

Holy Week Suggestions From GStuff

Press release

After your week-long Lenten retreat, hop in the Easter feast as you indulge with three guilt-free food from GStuff – Duck Eggs, Chewy Cashew Oatmeal Cookies, and Coco Natura Coco Jam. The perfect trio for your Lenten Season.        

Deck Your Easter with Duck Eggs! 
Usher your morning with an appetizing and filling breakfast this Easter! Serve yourself and your loved ones with delicious, healthy duck egg dishes.

Fresh from our farm, our duck eggs have more healthy benefits --- six times the Vitamin D and 2 times the Vitamin A compared to the usual chicken eggs. Also, our duck eggs have more Omega 3 fatty acids that further boost the brain cells and can improve a person’s skin complexion.

Cashew Oatmeal Cookies
Indulgently Chewy and carefully baked in pugon for their big and fragile flatness and circular shape to remain perfect, our Cashew Oatmeal Cookies are big! Making each a filling treat without the artificial flavours, no white sugar and no white flour! They only have organic Coco flour, cashew nuts, Himalayan untreated salt, butter and duck eggs as main ingredients. Very tasty and a perfect treat for camping, trekking, picnic and swimming!

Coco Natura Coco Jam
Devoid of artificial flavours, has no preservatives and additives and with low glycemic (low blood sugar), this is a spread to consider this Lent. In lieu of white rice and meat, this Coco Jam can be glazed on your breads and pastries. You can also just spoon it to enjoy without worrying about added weight you dread because it has only the real coco syrup and the fresh coconut milk

Enjoy this healthy trio, Duck Eggs, Oatmeal Cookies and Coco Natura Coco Jam, and satisfy your cravings for real food goodness this coming Easter!

G Stuff Healthy Store at Alabang Town Center, Rockwell Poweplant Mall and Trinoma has all your needs for a healthy Lent. Visit our website at, like us on Facebook at and Instagram at @gstuffph.  Call 09175864530, 5005623, 5005587, 5005604, 4161828 for your orders.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bacardi will send a Pinoy Bartender to U.S. for Bacardi Legacy

Speaking for myself. If ever I will leave this world, I will leave a legacy which is why I created a blog. In the case of Bacardi, cocktail drinks were already created as part of it's legacy. For the first time, the Philippines will send a bartender to U.S. to give a shot making a drink worthy of Bacardi Legacy.

5 selected bartenders from different bar establishments from all over the country will compete to give their shot for the Bacardi Legacy. Although there are already Filipinos competing for Bacardi Legacy, it is going to be the first time the Philippines will send their first competitor. The previous Filipinos represented a foreign country where they worked.

Held at Buddha Bar in Makati, 5 bartenders demonstrated and narrated their passion for making their own Bacardi Legacy drink. In random order, the five drinks presented are:

EL TINDERO by Richie Cruz of Café Enye Bar Eastwood

45ml Bacardi Gold
25ml Coconut Juice/Water
25ml Lager Beer
10ml Muscovado Syrup (2parts Muscovado and 1 part Water
4 Dash of Apple Cider Vinegar
Dessicated Coconut with Muscovado Sugar (toasted)

LITTLE MAN by Mark Alvin Tolentino of Revel ay The Palace Fort

60ml Bacardi Superior
3 Slices Green Apple
4 pcs Fresh Basil
30ml Fresh Lime Juice
2 bar spoon refines White sugar
30ml Soda Water

KALIKASAN by Mark Jerrold Bernandino of Scarlet Fort

30ml Bacardi Superior
15ml Triple Sec
15ml Pandan Syrup
30ml Lemon Green Tea
15ml Fresh Lime Juice
Top with Sprite

ISLAND SOUVENIR by Marnell Masallo of Skye Lounge Fort

60ml Bacardi Superior
10gms Fresh Ginger
10gms Fresh Lemon Grass
10gms Fresh Cucumber
10ml Honey
10ml Lime Juice

BEQUEST by Joey Cerdinia of The Exit Bar Makati

1.5 oz. Bacardi Superior
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.50 oz. Aperol
.50 oz. Home made elderflower Liqueur ( 1 part St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur and 1 part Sugar Syrup)
Lime Spiral for Garnish

Among the five mixologists, Richie Cruz was triumphant with his El Tindero Mix. Mr. Cruz will go to San Francisco on April 24 for the Global Final. For more updates, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Monde Nissin to bring global meat alternatives leader, Quorn, to PH

Press release

Manila, Philippines—Quorn, the world-leader in meat alternatives, is now turning to Asia as its newest domain. Fresh from a USD 831-million takeover by Monde Nissin Corporation, Quorn is easing its way into the region and banking on the network of the Philippine-based food company.
Chef Florabel’s Meat-less Beef Wonton with Quorn Mince, Bruschetta with Quorn Chorizo, Pigs in a Blanket using Quorn Nureburg Sausage, Beef & Corn Tartlet using Quorn Mince
To date, 80% of the meat alternatives market is concentrated in Europe and North America, while approximately 12 to 15% is in Asia. A report by Allied Market Research predicts that the industry can reach a value of 5.2-billion USD by 2020, with a forecasted compounded annual growth rate of 8.4 percent. The same report mentions Asia-Pacific as the faster growing market.

“Such is the case because most players prioritized the U.S. and U.K. markets early in the game, but the global trend towards better health, complemented by Asia’s economic growth and increasing domestic consumption means we have an opportunity to grow the business significantly,” said Kevin Brennan, Chief Executive Officer of Quorn at the sidelines of the Great British Festival, Bonifacio Global City.

He added, “There are a lot of meat alternatives whether from soy, wheat or mycoprotein, but combined, these account for only a fraction of the red meat market. Going to Asia means having the opportunity to create awareness about this new category and its benefits, as well as ensuring availability of high-quality products on shelves. With Monde Nissin, we are now in a better position to do that.”

Emerging Global Food Company

Monde Nissin Corporation completed the acquisition of the British company in the fourth quarter of 2015. It counted as one of the largest acquisitions by a Southeast Asian firm —a move that coincided with Monde Nissin’s thrust to further diversify its portfolio and become a global food company.

In the last 18 months, the company acquired three other entities with category leadership in their respective industries, namely: Black Swan, Nudie, and Menora Foods, all based in Australia.

Monde Nissin is the company behind the iconic, market-leading brand, Lucky Me!, which penetrates close to 100% of Filipino households. Among its other products are Monde Special Mamon, Bingo Cookie Sandwich, and Nissin Wafer.

The product

Quorn is a deliciously healthy meat alternative with a full range of great tasting products from ingredients that allow you to cook from scratch, to ready-to-eat/ready to cook options. All Quorn products are vegetarian and it also has a gluten-free and vegan range. Its main ingredient is mycoprotein—a naturally healthy protein that is high in fiber, has 85% less saturated fat than lean beef, and has zero cholesterol.

Quorn is the world leader in meat alternatives, with over three billion servings made over the last 30 years. For more information, visit or like