Friday, May 18, 2012

Kroketten: Fun and Healthy Potato Snack from The Netherlands

If there’s one type of carb that Filipinos have a strong penchant, that’s potato. Whether it’s mashed, fried, in a salad and soup, we so love the flavor and feel of the tiny grains that melt wonderfully in each bite. Since snacking on potato is one of the most popular sustenance and enjoyment in the country, we introduce a unique variety that is surely yummy, appealing, and extra healthy. It’s also interesting to know that it’s made affordable for all! Introducing Kroketten, Netherland’s favorite snack as the Dutch word means a little, round ball.

 “Kroketten is one of the best ways to enjoy potato—crunchy, filled with cheese and meat, while they’re deep fried in a healthy corn oil. We’re now located in twelve branches which amazingly garners an impressive response since we started operations fourth quarter of last year”, says Kroketten president/owner Maribel Bosch. A former hotelier boasting a vast exposure to the best cuisines of the world, there’s no denying that Maribel is also an expert in the kitchen and has discerning taste buds. Having been based overseas with her husband and kids, she discovered that croquettes deserve to be in the Philippines soon for its simple and delicious taste which she thought will appeal to all levels of people.

True enough, her gut feel proved to be true as Kroketten is growing and is now trending in Manila. For only P35 per order, Kroketten offers three varieties: Original Kroket, the original oblong shape with ground beef, chicken, and cheese; Kroketballen, by far Filipinos’ most favorite and has three pieces of crunchy potato balls which come with dips; and the miniballen, the bite sized potato balls considered best for sharing.

If you plan to tweak your group’s usual snack gathering at your place, Kroketten’s potato balls are worth serving. Since the product can last days if stored properly and has the same great taste when properly reheated, Kroketten is an absolutely healthy snack that will satisfy your guests whether for private gathering or a party! With Kroketballen’s assorted flavors, it’s no surprise that this type is deemed the most popular. From cheese, chicken, beef, bacon, hotdog, longganisa, pork adobo, mango, and tuyo flakes, all flavors offer an exciting taste with a Filipino twist, especially when paired with the tasty dips. “Our company aims to reach all levels of market A to C, for everyone to enjoy quality, healthy and good food. We never want our products to be intimidating that’s why we came up with a combo meal-- our five pieces mini ballen (P20) and our four pieces mini ballen with the 6.5 oz revitalize 10 or Nutri 10 fresh fruit drink (P35)”, adds Maribel.


Speaking of fresh fruit drink, it’s also amazing to know that these delicious balls are best paired with invigorating fresh fruit juices one can ever imagine! And why not? They’re made of the purest and natural fruit juice minus the white sugar, branded exclusively by Vers En Snel by Kroketten. A Dutch word means fresh and fast, it has two signature thirst quenchers. One is a certified health booster made of mango and guyabano, the Nutri 10 while the other one is made of succulent combo of strawberry and passion fruit called Revita 10. “Since these drinks have no preservative, our health buff habitu├ęs can’t surely get enough of it! If one needs an immediate vitamin boost, we recommend the Nutri 10. But if you’re feeling tired and heavy, our Revita 10 gives an instant uplift. “And because of the ever growing demand for this product, we’re also working on bottling these drinks soon so anyone can take with them this healthy beverage”. 

These perfectly composed and polished potato balls are also considered a masterpiece without the guilt. The taste is impressive since it offers a snacking experience that is never boring despite its flavorful taste. Confident about the potential of the product, the company is also open for franchise for a very affordable total investment of P195, 00 (vat exclusive). To date, it operates in twelve malls with Mall of Asia in Pasay coming up very soon.
Get it from the following branches: Festival Mall Alabang, Albang Town Center, GT Tower Makati, Market! Market!, Starmall Edsa Shaw, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, SM North Edsa, and SM Lipa Batangas. You may call (632) 822-5711 or 09178596623 for inquiries on franchising.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sky Fun Club honors moms and kids in 2012!

Sky Fun Club, the exclusive kiddie club open to loyal SKY Cable subscribers, brings another year of amazing surprises! The only kiddie club that offers a perfect balance of fun and learning for its members, Sky Fun Club continues to provide more exciting activities for kids of 2 to 11 years old, under the theme One Big L.E.A.P. - Learn, Explore, Adventure, Play! This year, not only kids but mommies too, will surely have more means to celebrate as Sky Fun Club's One Big L.E.A.P. creates more avenues to discovering and fostering each child's potentials. “ Because we share every parent's goal of having happy, well-developed kids, we have created an events line-up for 2012 that promote further the holistic development of children, and where learning goes hand-in-hand with great fun,” said Christine Caballero, brand manager of Sky Fun Club.
As a post Mother's Day Treat, Sky Fun Club presents Mommy and Me Day! Loaded with activities that enhance the emotional bond between mother and child, it promises to be a day worthy of remembrance. “It is the best time to launch an event to give tribute to Sky Fun Club Mommies. Arts, crafts, games, prizes and much more are in store for the participants, while also providing the ideal venue for parents and kids to interact with their peers,” added Caballero. Kids' Play Day follows suit mid-year on its fifth run, as a wholesome riot of fun! Participants would be treated to an afternoon of playtime with lots of games that enhance a child's physical, social, emotional, communication, and intellectual growth - which makes it a big hit to both parent and kid. With four years already under its belt it aims to continue its success in 2012. Halloween brings together spooky and fun in a Leap of Creativity and Talent! Tricks and Treats would be the order of the day as kids would be encouraged to show their abilities in a stage show. Shedding inhibitions and promoting confidence, participants are invited to come in their most creative costumes! “These are only some activities we have for 2012. Other prizes and goodies are also given away during the Sky Fun Club school tours and museum tours,” said Caballero. Registration is open to kids 2 to 12 years old, of Sky Cable, Sky Voice, and Sky Broadband subscribers. So mommies, let your kids slip a hand into a goodie basket of fun! Sign them up for free and take One Big L.E.A.P. with your kids, together with Sky Fun Club! Visit http://www.mysky.com.ph for more info.

A Day of Fun and Sun with Banana Boat Suncreen

The season of sweltering heat and limitless fun is here and adventure enthusiasts couldn’t be more pleased. This was the theme of the day as members of the media had a few laughs and a whole lot of rays during Banana Boat’s Fun Under the Sun Media Relay Challenge. With the sprawling grounds of Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo as their backdrop, participants channeled their inner child and went through one activity after another to feel the thrill of the outdoors and enjoy the experience under the protection of Banana Boat Sunscreen lotion. “People want products that can keep up with their active lifestyle and products that won’t let them down and breakdown easily. Banana Boat Sunscreen lotion offers superior protection that fits any active lifestyle,” Banana Boat Sunscreen Brand Manager Kristine Benigno said. The team relay started with a sport close to Filipino’s hearts, basketball. Each member had to go coast-to-coast from one goal to another and make a basket from both ends. While some were better than others, everyone had a blast dribbling down the court and jacking up shots at the ring. It was then off to Loreland’s Blind Man’s trail for a run at a gauntlet of physically challenging obstacles. From the starting point, teams had to zigzag their way through the trail and obtain hidden Banana Boat sachets along the way. The first part of the trail consists of participants crossing the sketchy See-Saw Bridge and shuffling their way through the Tire Hole obstacle. Navigating through the trail’s Wood Maze came next followed by a duck walk under the long and low tunnel of the Snake Pit. It was on to the tricky Waffle Cross after as participants tip-toed their way through careful not to step on the color coded obstacle. After a tight squeeze through The Fence, members had their balance checked on the Bridge and Ropes obstacle which leads to a big swing on the course’s Tarzan Cross. The next leg of the relay was more of a treat than a test. The challenge was to finish a glass of sweet and cool Halo-Halo. Although doing it after an exhausting run was a bit tricky, teams were more than willing to wolf each serving down. In no time at all, participants were on a mad dash to the finish podium where the team had to scream “Banana Boat!” to mark the final time. Throughout the entire time, participants were exposed to the intense heat of the summer mid-day sun. However, armed with the superior protection offered by Sun-tested and Sun Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion products, everyone had no qualms spending time under the sun. Formulated with its signature AvoTriplex technology, Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion provides three-way skin protection which immediately starts after application. “AvoTriplex formula is a technology which absorbs and stabilizes UV rays that is exclusive to Banana Boat products. It protects in three ways, NOW against sunburn with UVB (Ultra Violet-B) protection, LATER against long-term skin damage with UVA (Ultra Violet-A) protection and of course LONGER because it lasts longer than ordinary sunscreen products,” Benigno explained. Full range of Banana Boat Sunscreen products consist of the Banana Boat Ultra Protect line available in SPF50 and SPF80 variants with Aloe Vera and Vitamin C & E. Banana Boat Sport line offers protection for athletes with its non-greasy, sweat and water resistant formula available in SPF50 and SPF110 which provides Banana Boat’s highest level of protection blocking out 99 percent of burning rays. Banana Boat Sunscreen versatile line include products every member of the family can enjoy. The Banana Boat Kids line offer Pediatrician-tested, mild, gentle and tear free protection available in SPF50. “Our vision is to be the leader in protective family sun care. Banana Boat is a family brand and we offer a wide range of products for you and your family,” Benigno said. “We want your family to enjoy memories under the sun. Because, as we all know, the best memories with kids and loved ones are spent outdoors,” she added. It was all about taking in the glory of summer and with Banana Boat Sunscreen lotion, the family can take on the challenge full on. Because with Banana Boat, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! Banana Boat Sunscreen lotions are available at leading supermarkets, drugstores and health & beauty stores nationwide.
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