UBELoaded and Slurpee Shock Rocks: Must-Try Summer Treats at 7-Eleven!

7-Eleven will help you cool down the scorching heat of summer with its latest offerings: the UBELoaded and the Slurpee Shock Rocks.

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The newest Slurpee Shock Rocks will surely awaken the child in you. Slurpee Shock Rocks are awesome popping candies that can be sprinkled on top of any Slurpee, proving that fizzy drinks can be made explosively delicious with pop rocks and debunking the urban legend that pop rocks and soda are completely incompatible.

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The new Ube-flavored Slurpee Halo-Halo, on the other hand, is a hit for those who love drinks with toppings!

7-Eleven also offers other must-tries like–Ube Halaya Fundae & Halo-Halo Fundae, Ube Donuts, Ube Cake Wedge, and Ginataang Halo-Halo.

Whether you’re currently on a super fabulous vacation with your family or spending some quality time with your friends at home, you can have loads of fun this summer with these tasty treats from 7-Eleven!

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Food Connection Manila Features New Zealand’s Premium Food Products

Food Connection Manila, an exclusive one-day trade show, recently gave the country’s top food and beverage professionals an exclusive taste of New Zealand’s finest food offerings.

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Whittaker’s Chocolate

Food Connection Manila took place at the New World Makati Hotel last Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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The event was hosted by the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

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Aside from sampling some of New Zealand’s freshest produce and premium food, the guests also met many of New Zealand’s key producers.

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New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan

Food Connection Manila introduced a wide range of New Zealand products, such as free-range meat, seafood, dairy and other prepared foods, as well as wine and craft beer.

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New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Philippines Hernando Banal

“New Zealand products are known for their distinctive taste and quality and this is a great opportunity to showcase them to Filipinos,” said Hernando Banal, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Philippines.

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New Zealand’s naturally fertile environment, moderate climate, geographical location and features, and clean air make it ideal for practically every kind of food production, from horticulture and cropping to seafood and farming.

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Charlie’s Juice Drinks and Phoenix Organic Juices and Softdrinks

Cooking Demo by Celebrity Chef Leo Fernandez

In between food-tasting, participants witnessed Kiwi-Pinoy celebrity chef Leo Fernandez whip up classic Filipino dishes using ingredients renowned from New Zealand such as New Zealand Greenshell Mussel kinilaw and Corned Beef hash rice Croquettes with Caldereta Sauce.

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Kiwi-Pinoy celebrity chef Leo Fernandez

“I love the quality of the products from New Zealand and I am on a mission to make Filipino cuisine famous in New Zealand,” said the famous chef, who recently took home the runner-up spot in MasterChef New Zealand 2016.

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New Zealand Greenshell Mussel kinilaw and Corned Beef Hash Rice croquettes with Caldereta Sauce

New Zealand as High-Quality Food Products Exporter

New Zealand is a trusted global food provider to over 100 countries, exporting more than 75% of the food it produces. In the Philippines, New Zealand’s biggest exports are dairy products. However, New Zealand wine, confectionaries, healthy and natural beverages, and meat have experienced significant growth in recent years.

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Greenshell Mussels from Kono2

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Clockwise: Babich Wine, Tohu Wines and te Pa Wine

“New Zealand takes pride in its reputation as a trusted food supplier, thus we make sure that every food product that comes out of New Zealand undergoes the strictest food safety and biosecurity measures,” said Hernando. With strong biosecurity controls, New Zealand is recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health as an ‘animal disease-free’ exporter.

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Palm Corned Beef

As part of its government mandate, New Zealand produces sustainable and seasonal foods, guided by the food producers’ integrity and respect for the environment. The country’s livestock are predominantly raised on pasture in open fields, which makes New Zealand’s grass-fed free-range meat a a sought-after premium commodity in international markets.

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Schubert and Antipodes from Brumms Quality Wines, Inc.

“We know that Filipinos today are looking for convenient food that not only caters to their increasingly busy lifestyle but are also healthy, safe, and delicious. New Zealand products bring to the table these criteria for sustainability and organic production,” added Hernando.

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New Zealand Natural Ice cream

New Zealand food and beverages are available in local hotels and supermarkets.

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Anchor UHT Milk and Anchor Unsalted Butter

For more information about New Zealand products, please visit www.newzealandfood.co, Facebook pages @NZ_Global and @NewZealandFood, and Instagram @NZ_Global.

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Pambawi Milk Bread: A #BelatedMothersDay Recipe by Alaska

Not all moms get to celebrate Mother’s Day with their families because of the nature of their work. Usually, moms working in the service industry (drivers, waitresses, spa attendants, etc.) have to go to work or are too busy to celebrate their special day.

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In honor of these working moms, Alaska decided to create National #BelatedMothersDay, the day after Mother’s Day, to give the families of these busy moms a second chance to celebrate and pay tribute to the most important woman of their lives. National #BelatedMothersDay this year was last Monday, May 15, 2017.

Families with busy moms can celebrate national #BelatedMothersDay by preparing their mom a simple dish using Alaska Sweetened Condensed Milk or Alaska Evaporated Milk. Let me share with you the complete recipe for Alaska’s Pambawi Milk Bread.


(Serves 1, Prep Time 10 minutes)

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2 eggs
1/3 cup Alaska Evaporated Milk
Alaska Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
4 slices of bread

1. Combine eggs, Alaska Evaporated Milk, vanilla and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Whisk ingredients until mixed completely.
2. Dip bread in mixture and cover completely in liquid.
3. Heat the skillet on medium heat. Add about ½ T butter to skillet and let melt.
4. Place bread in skillet, two at a time, and let cook until browned. Flip and cook the other side.
5. Drizzle with Alaska Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk.

To all the busy moms out there, Happy National #BelatedMothersDay!

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