September 25, 2009
ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2.0 RATING: 3.8 out of 5.0
"Brazo was the best! Love the Walnuts on it!"
Supreme Brazo was the consistently raved about dessert in Ultimate Taste Test 2.0. Think of it as a Brazo sandwich with the meringue as the buns (shaped like a bar) and the different flavors as the palaman (spread inside the sandwich). The best flavors are the Walnut Wander and the Copaco-Mango. If you love Aurely's Special Brazo in Pampanga, this is 2x better because of the double layer of meringue and the 13 flavors to choose from. (Papayag ba ang mga Kapampangan?) Our foodie hearts now belong to Supreme Brazo...
Also during the taste event, they served a Freshly Squeezed Baby Lemonade that foodies raved about. It was a perfect complement to the different sweet desserts. Most people used it to clean their palate.
Last February 2009, pastry afficionado Ces Lopez helped out her son (then about to graduate from Ateneo de Manila High School) and his class raise money for charity by making baked treats, which they can sell. Ces thought, what could be irresistible that could sell cheap, by the piece? Then it hit her: Brazo de Mercedes, as it has always been her favorite dessert, but cut in bars instead of rolled up! She started sending her son three dozens to bring to school, only to find they’re wiped out before noon breaks. Looks like the idea was a hit with everybody in the school, too!
The fundraiser was a success, as expected, and even days after, orders were coming in steadily. It was then that Ces started to refine the brilliant idea, polishing it at the edges. What started as a hobby and a fund-raising project has now come full-circle, evolving into a modern baking concept that’s now a promising business opportunity.
No doubt, Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez will be the dessert talk of the town this Christmas... Their first store cafe is located in the 2nd floor Food Choices in Alabang Town Center. It's a bit far from Manila (especially because of the Sky Way traffic) but they deliver. :) This is perfect to bring to potluck events or to give to friends/clients.
Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez
Brazos - Coffee - Shortcakes
Business Address: 62-B 9th Street, Rolling Hills Village, New Manila, Quezon City
Store Location: Ces Lopez Cafe @ Food Choices at the Town,
2nd floor Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Telephone: +632 722-5638 or 359-3001
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliveries available anywhere around Metro Manila, primarily Quezon City, Alabang or Makati area.
Brazo Bars (Per Piece - Box of 3's - Half Dozen - One Dozen)
Classic (P35 - P105 - P210 - P420)
Copaco-Mango (P45 - P135 - P 270 - P540) - OAP Recommends.
Strawberry Sunrise (P45 - P135 - P 270 - P540)
Toasted Coconut Kiss (P45 - P135 - P 270 - P540)
Aloha Banana (P45 - P135 - P 270 - P540)
Tropical Cashew Crunch (P45 - P135 - P 270 - P540)
Macapuno Summer Breeze (P50 - P150 - P300 - P600)
Walnut Wander (P55 - P165 - P330 - P660) - OAP Recommends.
Almond Shindig (P55 - P165 - P330 - P660)
Pistachio Festival (P60 - P180 - P360 - P720)
Pecan Beach Party (P60 - P180 - P360 - P720)
Heavenly Hazelnut (P65 - P195 - P390 - P780)
Hula Macadamia! (P70 - P210 - P420 - P840)
Strawberry Shortcake (P60 - P180 - P360 - P720)
Mango Shortcake (P60 - P180 - P360 - P720)
Other Baked Products
Roti Bars (P40)
Ces' Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie (P60)
Valrhona Molten Chocolate Cake (P80)
Japanese Cheesecake Bars
Live an Awesome Life,
Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009.
mobile: +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627)
P.S. Warning: The Supreme Brazo Bars are not healthy because they are too sweet. I do hope they come up with a healthier variation.