Connie’s Kitchen is everything I like in a store; it promotes high quality Filipino products, supports small and medium Filipino entrepreneurs from every corner of the country, and offers healthier food options, including snacks. To borrow Kris Aquino’s word, I feel kilig knowing that the people behind Connie’s Kitchen Deli make an effort to source the best local products and introduce them to a bigger market. It is just a bonus that it is very close to where I live.
Now that it is the season of gift giving once again, Connie’s Kitchen Deli makes available pre-packed gift baskets and sinamay (coarse woven textile, usually from abaca) bags for those who wish to buy multiple bottles of all-natural Connie’s Kitchen products. They are perfect presents for those who love Filipino products, from craft beer to tuyo (salted dried fish) with capers.
Here are some of the photos I took during my last visit to Connie’s Kitchen Deli:
Salata Shiitake Mushroom Seasoning Salt, P250.00 (US $5.00) and Barik Supremo Lambanog, 12% alcohol content and Barik Supremo Lambanog, 32% alcohol content, P560.00 (US $11.20). The packaging is so spot-on. If I were a drinking person, I would buy this in a heartbeat.
Saporito Gourmet Salted Egg Potato Crisps, Spicy and Original, 100 grams, P250.00 (US $5.00). Someone bought 20 bags of these when I arrived. That’s a lot of salted eggs!
Joji’s Delights Peanut Butter Muesli and STC Cebu Dried Mangoes
Next 2 Nature Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 250 mL, P175.00 (US $3.50), 500 mL, P320.00 (US $6.40), and 1000 mL.
Next 2 Nature Organic Coconut Sugar, P205.00 (US $4.10)
Café.te.ría Naturally grown coffee from the Mountain Province, P260.00 (US $5.20), Coco Natura 100% Organic Coco Sugar, 1 kilogram, P420.00 (US $8.40).
Coco Natura Organic Coco Sugar, 250 grams, P130.00 (US $2.60) and Coco NAtura All-Natural Coco Syrup, P165.00 (US $3.30).
Carmencita Tea: Chamomile, Chamomile with Mint, Lemon Tea, and Peppermint, P130.00 (US $2.60)
Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10). They are lovingly ensconced in new wrappers that are more festive and more Pinoy. Theo and Philo chocolates incorporate Philippine cacao with the most Filipino ingredients like mangoes, sili, and even adobo. The combinations seem weird, but they taste extraordinarily heavenly.
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates Milk Chocolate, 38 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates 60% Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Mint, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates Milk Chocolate Adobo, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates Milk Chocolate with Pili Nut and Pinipig, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates Milk Chocolate Turon, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates Dark Chocolate with Nuts and Black Sesame, 45 grams, P105.00 (US $2.10)
Even the reverse side of each Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates wrapper has something to offer, a short narrative of each chocolate bar. Top: Milk Chocolate with Pili Nut and Pinipig and Milk Chocolate. Bottom: Milk Chocolate Adobo and 60% Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Mint.
Connie’s Kitchen Brownie Thins and Connie’s Kitchen Pinwheel Cookies
Connie’s Kitchen Bacalao Filipino, P190.00 (US $3.80), Salsa Amaya, P205.00 (US $4.10), and Tuyo with Capers, P200.00 (US $4.00). Sinamay bag, P30.00 (US $0.60). Salsa Amaya is the first Connie’s Kitchen product I tried more than a decade ago. I fell in love with in immediately and started hunting it at Rustan’s grocery.
Connie’s Kitchen Christmas Gift Basket, P1,915.00 (US $38.30)
Connie’s Kitchen Christmas Gift Basket, P1,375.00 (US $27.50), 8 bottles, and P810.00 (US $16.20), 5 bottles of craft beers from all over the Philippines.
Connie’s Kitchen’s address: 92 Broadway Avenue, Corner 4th Street, Brgy. Mariana, Quezon City
Connie’s Kitchen’s contact numbers: (632) 721-5691 and (632) 727-9837
For more Connie’s Kitchen’s products or products sold by the store, please read Part I, Part II and Part III of this series.