Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop Review

Last Father’s Day, my sister Hiyasmin Neri gave my husband a cute gift as a token of appreciation for being the dad of her two cute nephews. It’s a customized candy bar by Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop:

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I thought that it was so cute and creative. I remember seeing similar customized candy bars in one of the stalls in Newport Mall‘s Mother’s Day Fair. I decided to check out their Facebook Page to see their product list and prices. I’ve been thinking of ordering chocolate bars for my bunso’s Dedication Day. I thought that instead of the usual trinket giveaways that will eventually end up forgotten (or worse, in the garbage bin), my guests will surely appreciate a yummy chocolate bar to take home that will remind them of my cute and sweet baby.

It was so easy to order from Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop. I dropped them a message through Facebook and gave them my order. I ordered 100 medium-sized local chocolate bars. Each piece costs Php 23.00. If you check out their page, you’ll see that they also offer imported variants and bigger sizes. They then asked me for my baby’s picture and the design I wanted. They took care of the layout and sent it to me right away for approval. I just asked them to tweak the font a little bit. They were super nice and polite in accommodating my requests. The final design looked like this:

🍬Candy Bar giveaway for my 🚼baby's Dedication Day #chubzandmimiscandyshop #localchocolate #baptismalph

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I met up with the owner’s niece at a nearby mall to pick up my order. The transaction went smoothly. The chocolates were placed in a well-packaged box with bubble wrap. She reminded me not to put the chocolates in the fridge since it could mess up the print if they get wet.

This is how the giveaways were displayed during the reception:

Cake by #redribbon and chocolate giveaways by #chubzandmimiscandyshop #dedicationday #gerrysgrillnewportcity

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I am super thrilled that my family and friends really liked their chocolate giveaways. I even saw some of them eat their candy right away even before they got home (lol)!

I recommend Chub’z and Mimi’s Candy Shop to all the moms and dads who are thinking of the perfect giveaway for their parties and special events.

Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop: 09159465858

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Gerry’s Grill Baptism Package (Review)

A child’s Christening Day is one of the most celebrated affairs by the family. It is the day when family, godparents, and friends gather to witness the baby being dedicated unto the Lord.

My son recently had his Dedication Day Reception at Gerry’s Grill in Newport City. My husband and I decided to hold this event there because of their worry-free all-in package. We wanted the celebration to be simple and intimate, inviting only a few close and friends and relatives. In the Philippines, a “few” may translate to as many as fifty guests.

My husband and I dropped by Gerry’s Grill Newport a month before the expected date of the dedication so that we can choose a menu package for our function. Gerry’s Grill is known for its sizzling plates and Filipino dishes. We chose their MENU C package, which cost Php 470 per person for a minimum of 50 pax.

MENU C:

Lumpiang Shanghai
Fried Chicken and Fries
Beef Kare-Kare
Pork Sisig
Palabok
Plain Rice

Inclusive of
Bottomless Iced Tea
Leche Flan

Guests arrived as early as 2:30 P.M., and the restaurant readily accommodated them. At 3:00, the waiters already served them with iced tea and water. Our program started at 4:00, and dinner was served right after. The guests were satisfied with the food. It was served hot and everything was delicious. The waiters were prompt in servicing the needs of our guests.

Their function package included 20 balloons, a catering setup, trained servers, and a banner. I like the way they decorated the place. It was simple but well-organized.

Our event lasted for 3 hours, from 3 to 6 P.M.

Love my highschool barkada #titasofmanila #upisbatch2001 #gerrysgrill

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Since we rented their speaker and microphones, they charged us an additional Php500 for the electricity charge. The restaurant played children’s nursery rhymes as the background music. However, the manager offered to give us back the Php500 because their microphones were not working properly. I just told him to use it as a group tip for the servers.

Dedication Day reception at #Gerrysgrill #Newport #redribboncake #chubzandmimiscandyshop

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Overall, our families and friends had a great time. I recommend Gerry’s Grill Newport to parents looking for a place to hold their child’s Christening reception.

#mars

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7 Food Art Creations by Mrs. Domesticated

I met Mrs. Domesticated way back in college when she was still Ms. Tina Langit. She was one of the most popular faces (and voices) on campus. I admired her a lot because as a student leader in UP Diliman, she was always on top of her game! Now that she is a wife and certified alpha mom, Mrs. Christina Langit-Bagro (@mrsdomesticated) continues to soar high by taking motherhood to a whole new level. She makes food art creations for her kids!

I seriously feel like I do not have the time (nor the talent) to create carefully crafted meals for my children, but I got inspired after seeing Mrs. Domesticated’s Instagram feed (#momgoals).

So what did I learn from Mrs. Domesticated when it comes to making food art?

1. You need to plan ahead. Know which food you plan on making and list the ingredients for the meal. Cheese is super essential.

2. Think of how you will arrange the food. You can check out Pinterest, YouTube, or Google for inspiration.

3. Do it for your kids. Seeing your kids happy with their food is worth the time and the effort.

Check out some of her creations:

1. Christmas Snowman

2. The Swan:

3. Panda:

4. Mickey Mouse:

5. Angry Bird:

6. Panda #2:

7. Baymax:

Have you tried making food art for your kids? Share your creations in the comments section!

A Chocolate Drink for Breastfeeding Moms

I am a fan of anything chocolate 🍫, and to my delight, I discovered a choco drink specially made for breastfeeding moms! It’s called Mother Nurture 7 in 1 Choco Mix. I bought it from inangscollectionph, an online seller from Shopee. It costs Php 140 for 8 sachets. It’s got Stevia (a healthy substitute for sugar), malunggay (milk supply booster), gotu kola (strengthens memory), and ashitaba (anti-oxidant).

http://www.mothernurtureph.com

Pros:

💟 It’s semi-sweet, which I like.

💟 The powder dissolves easily, hence the smooth texture.

💟 If all claims are true, then it’s healthy for me and my baby.

I have yet to try the coffee ☕ version of this product. If you have tried the choco and/or the coffee version, let me know what you think in the comments section!