So when mom bloggers were invited to go on a tasty tour of a real bread factory and see how Gardenia’s Classic White bread is made, I immediately signed up. I also would like my child to get a close-up look at product creation and take advantage of the opportunity to sample freshly-made Gardenia goodies.
At the Gardenia Bread Factory, we were warmly welcomed by the staff and Gardenia mascot, Gardee. We were then ushered to an audio-visual room where we got to watch a video of the entire Classic White bread production process.
Next came in the actual tour where we saw how the fully-automated Gardenia machine runs to produce 6,000 loaves of the Classic White bread in an hour using German technology. It was amazing to see dough move from the dough trough to the divider hopper, where it is portioned into balls. Each one passes along the automated machine that facilitate the rising of the bread. Fermented dough then goes through dividing and scaling where each ball is divided into 4 smaller pieces to make a loaf. After rounding the scaled pieces of dough comes dough panning, covering of the bread lid, and placing each one in the tunnel oven to bake you that soft-textured loaf with a tender crust and distinct taste.
The freshly-baked loaves are unloaded automatically onto the Japanese-made bread cooling towers to cool. Once ready, loaves are then sliced, wrapped, sealed using the unique G-Lock system and stored until it is transferred to the customers.
After the production facility tour, we went back to the receiving lounge, where Gardenia set up table for the no-bake butterscotch bread activity for the kids that followed. After putting on kiddie aprons and gloves, the children eagerly watched as the Gardenia nutritionist demonstrated how to make their own easy-to-do refrigerator cakes. They set-up prep tables and gave the kids aprons for a mini cooking demonstration. Kids were taught how to prepare a ref cake using Gardenia Bread.
We were then treated to a Gardenia sandwich buffet brunch featuring culinary creations using different types of bread. We had Gardenia Summer Roll Sandwich, Gardenia BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Gardenia no-Bake Butterscotch Bread and more. You can find various Gardenia recipe creations at http://www.gardenia.com.ph
We enjoyed the amazing Gardenia Plant Tour. Moms and kids had fun taking snapshots at Gardenia outdoor photo areas. We even get to purchase Gardenia products at 10% discount.
Do drop by for a free Plant Tour! Bring along your family and friends and experience the goodness of Gardenia breads, baked untouched by human hands!
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