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Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Winners! (3 of 3)

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This is the last batch of winners for Ultimate Taste Test 5.0. We are raising the passing bar to >3.55 from 3.30 for succeeding Ultimate Taste Test events. Congratulations!

    21. Sweet Finale’s Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake 3.62

    If you are looking for a different cake, try Sweet Finale’s Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake. I find it too sweet andrich but some people like it that way and it’s flourless! Congratulations, Chef Janice!

    What is the Story of Sweet Finale?
    by Chef Janice

    My passion for food began early growing up in a family where cooking and eating was, and still is, a
    very special time to bring everyone together.

    After earning a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in St. Paul University, Quezon City. I went on to pursue my Associate in Applied Science degree at the prestigious School of Culinary Arts Kendall College in Chicago, IL(1999-2001).

    Since then, I worked in the fine AMBROSIA (Euro-American Patisserie) in Barrington, IL. In which Chef Richard Rivera became my mentor for two and a half years. My yearning for education did not stop in the gastronomic world. I finished-off a Masters Degree in Business Administration majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the Brennan School of Business-Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

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    Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Winners! (2 of 3)

    READ FIRST: Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Overall Winners! (1 of 3)

    11. Hacienda Macalauan’s Fresh Milk & Yoghurt 3.74
    I love dairy-farm fresh milk products. My favorites are Holly’s Milk, Rizal Dairy Farm and now, Hacienda Macalauan 🙂


    The Story of Hacienda Macalauan

    Our company has been providing premium quality dairy products produced without added antibiotics, growth hormones or dangerous pesticides. Hacienda Macalauan dairy products are derived from the finest breed of Australian and New Zealand cows which are provided with the best possible care and specialized diet to ensure production of high quality products with supreme nutritional value and excellent taste. We have been and supplying farm fresh dairy products to hotels and restaurants as well as bake shops and coffee shops.

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    Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Overall Winners! (1 of 3)

    Here are the winners of the Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 last November 5, 2010! Congratulations!

    1. Risa Chocolates!  4.14

    One of the coolest chocolates to give this Christmas made by a passionate Filipina chocolatier 🙂 Congratulations for having the highest rating in Ultimate Taste Test 5.0!

    The Story of Risa Chocolates
    by Pam Lim Cinco

    It’s a journey of discovering one’s passion.

    As a child, I loved to eat, but the kitchen was not a place I ever wanted to go into because, for me, it was hot and disorganized in there. Cooking was a chore and a bore. I preferred to read books and eat while doing so.

    During my teens, I had my first taste of blueberry cheesecake which I could only buy in bakeshops. To satisfy my cheesecake craving, I had to wait when my parents had the time to bring me to a mall. We all know that cravings need to be immediately addressed or foodies like me get really cranky. : )

    I had to end my unfulfilled cravings and crankiness, so armed with an oven toaster, makeshift baking tools, and my Maya Kitchen cookbook, I tried my best to whip up my version of blueberry cheesecake the way I liked it (Note that there was no exact recipe for this.). After a few disasters, I was finally able to come up with a decent version. Skimming through the other pages of my one and only cookbook, I began to try out other recipes, but was limited to cookies because of the size of my oven toaster.

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