#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

“NUTELLA ROCKS!” by Baked Bites

UTT8WinnerUTT8: Global Gastronomy Winner #10:


58 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
87 foodies rated 4- I love it!
85 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  7 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
  3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.


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Sometimes you get sick and tired of bakers just copying whatever’s the “in” thing to bake and sell in the market — from red velvet cupcakes to different versions of brownies and food for the gods.

So, when you get to taste a unique innovation that’s yummy and unforgettable, you can’t help but rave about it. Just like how foodies at Ultimate Taste Test 8 kept on raving about Baked Bites’ Nutella Rocks!

My first impression was that it looked hard and would probably be the usual brownie (just in circular form). Well, that first impression didn’t last. It was moist and chewy; its hazelnut taste was spot-on; and its cute, rock-like cookie sandwich shape was charming. What’s not to love?

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing: ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 9.0 @ SODERNO on July 29, Sunday!


Get ready for the much awaited Ultimate Taste Test (UTT) Battle in the South!

Our Awesome Planet, in partnership with SODERNO @ MOLITO, presents Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 on July 29, 2012 (Sunday) at the SODERNO at MOLITO from 6.00pm to 11.00pm.

The Ultimate Taste Test is a gathering of different food and drink concessionaires who give a free taste of their goodies that are already in the markethave just been launched or will soon be launched. The atmosphere is festive and everybody will have a good time giving in to all kinds of gustatory delights. 

Southern Foodies get to rate the food sampled on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

The top participants who get the highest ratings will get:

  • free one (1) month booth in SODERNO @ Molito in September, and
  • a blog post feature in the food blog site, Our Awesome Planet, which helps boost popularity and sales even more! 

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REPUBLIC WAKEPARK @ NUVALI First Look (from a Non-Wakeboarder Point of View)

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Finally, Republ1c Wakepark @ Nuvali is now open! No need to go all the way to CamSur or Calatagan just to enjoy a world-class Wake Boarding experience. Nuvali in Sta. Rosa is just one hour away from Manila, and you can even go to Tagaytay to eat after. 🙂

We enjoyed the Wakeboard park in Camsur (even if we are not wakeboarders) because of its yummy food and water park facilities for the kids, so we wanted to know how this one would compare.

Here is a first look at REPUBL1C WAKEPARK from a non-wakeboarder’s POV…

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Batangas, Tagaytay

Taal Yacht Club: Sailing 101 with Peter Capotosto

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When JoMag invited us to have a sailing session in Taal Yacht Club during our monthly mastermind meeting, we were all excited and immediately blocked off our schedule for it.

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, what to bring, and what are the preparations needed for it.

It turned out to be an awesome bonding experience!

I would like to share with you my personal learnings during my first sailing experience with no less than Peter Capotosto as our guide…

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Awesome Journeys (Infographics), Bicol

BICOL: Awesome Journey to Bicolandia (Infographic)

Our Awesome Planet in partnership with Caltex presents Awesome Journey to Bicol Infographics:Your Awesome Journey to Bicol
(Download: Awesome Journey to Bicol PDF File for Printing)

Awesome Journey Infographics Series:

written by Anton Diaz for the Awesome Life Planner 2012 

Unique cuisine, fun adventure destinations and the ever-majestic Mayon Volcano await you in Bicol. The best time to go would be during the summer months when you can also travel all the way to Donsol to swim with the whale sharks. To get to Naga or Legazpi City, you can take a 12-hour road trip or a one-hour plane ride from Manila. 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Bicol

1. Climb Mayon Volcano!

When we were kids, we often drew volcanoes as perfect triangles with perfect cones. Beholding Mayon Volcano, as it towers over the Bicol region, is like seeing those childhood drawings come to life. You can hike the lava trail or go up to the halfway point of Mayon. The best viewpoints are in Daraga Church and the zipline in Lingon Hill.

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Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Part 2)

Read First: Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Read this First!)

4. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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It is recommended to visit Bluewater Sumilon Island either on a day trip or overnight to fully experience what southeast of Cebu has to offer. 

Bluewater Sumilon Daytrip package (P1,500-weekday, P2,000-weekend per head) includes lunch, boat transfers, use of swimming facilities and island activities like kayaking, trekking and snorkeling. 

Here are tips and recommendations if you decide to experience the island…

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Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Read this First!)

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I would like to share with you my travel notes on our trips to Sumilon Island in Oslob, Cebu.

Read this first specially for those travelers who are organizing their own itinerary. This guide includes tips, recommendations, cost information, and schedules that you would need to create your own awesome experience.

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