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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Starbucks Philippines new cards, beverage, food, coffee and Art of Macchiato (February 23 to April 18, 2016)

Starbucks Philippines' new offerings will hit the last week of February and this will continue up until the end of Holy Week and mid of April 2016. I’ve listed below all the new food, beverage, card and new coffee, so check it out below and see if it will tickle you with these new Starbucks fix.

They feature a new set of food and the only variant that attracts me is the Monte Cristo, that NY style sandwich is a must try for me, I always melt whenever I hear a Monte Cristo sandwich because its filled with lots of cheese and ham, my mind was blown away when I ate one that was prepared by NY chef, Im so curious if a Starbucks Monte Cristo can satisfy me.  I will try it later with the wifey.

For the beverage, Starbucks will go all out with Macchiato, it’s a kind of beverage I love in Starbucks because of its lightness and smoothness for the flavor of coffee, milk and some caramelicious sweet. An ice cold Macchiato is my comfort drink if ever I need to relax and hydrate myself with some caffeine and milk.


The Special Edition Card made an appearance today, and for sure Starbucks card collectors are lining up now in the counters of a Starbucks store just to grab this special ed of card. The card features the iconic Siren character of Starbucks, that was first seen at their brand logo.

Starbucks Easter Egg Cards

For Easter Sunday, Maybe Starbucks  is planning to organize an Easter Egg Hunt and instead of Easter Eggs, they will let you hunt these Easter Egg die cut Starbucks card in their store. At first I thought it was a leaf hahahah.  Its cute... and so artsy.


New Metallic tumbler is also available.

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For us who are always on the go and travelling around the country, These new VIA will make us never miss a Starbucks coffee, lessons learned when I lived in Palawan for weeks and its hard to manage when we crave for a Starbucks coffee, we waited till we get home in Manila and our first visit is to grab a nice brewed Starbucks tall beverage. Lessons learned for us Ate Mayla haha.

So guys, browse down below and see the new line up of products from Starbucks Philippines

Promotion Period: February 23 to April 18, 2016

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT MACCHIATO Our Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato combines layer upon layer of delicious chocolate and hazelnut flavors with our best quality espresso.  

Short - ₱ 150
Tall – ₱ 160
Grande ₱ 175
Venti– ₱ 185

ROASTED CARAMEL MACCHIATO The Roasted Caramel Macchiato is for the true caramel lover. Delight in its layers of smooth, velvety milk, top quality espresso, and deliciously rich caramel taste.  

Short - ₱ 150
Tall – ₱ 160
Grande ₱ 175
Venti– ₱ 185

CARAMEL MACCHIATO FRAPPUCCINO® BLENDED BEVERAGE Our most popular Caramel Macchiato in a Frappuccino® variant. Enjoy the same delicious taste of smooth milk, caramel drizzle, and a shot of our best quality espresso, but in a fun Frappuccino® form.

Tall – ₱ 150
Grande ₱ 160
Venti– ₱ 170

NEW FOODPromotion Period: February 23 – April 18, 2016

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE Layers of vanilla sponge cake with chocolate chips, milk chocolate ganache and frosted Belgian milk chocolate with mini chocolate chip cookies on the sides.

₱ 130 (slice) 
₱1,150 (whole

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE (VEGETARIAN) Banana, granola, oatmeal and dark chocolate in moist and chewy healthy vegetarian cookie.


VANILLA BEAN SUGAR COOKIE Buttery cookie flavored with vanilla bean decorated with an orange flower sugar icing.  


TUNA WASABI TURNOVER Flour tortilla filled with wasabi tuna flakes topped with crunchy Japanese bread crumbs and roasted nori strips.
₱ 120

MONTE CRISTO Farmer’s ham and sharp parmesan cheese layered on sweet savory brioche French toast.  
₱ 170

FISH AND POTATO WRAP A tortilla wrap filled with moist breaded fish fillet, baked potato wedges and egg mayo dressing. ₱ 165

Release date: February 23 – April 18, 2016

SPECIAL EDITION SIREN CARD Taking a page off Greek mythology, Starbucks calls her the Siren. The Siren is hand-painted with water colors and represents the change of the season. 
Available starting February 23 for an initial consumable load amount of ₱300. 

Purchase limit of five (5) activated Special Edition Siren Cards per customer per day.  


EASTER EGG DIECUT CARDS Delightfully decorated eggs are a highlight of any Easter basket. Hop inside a Starbucks store and you’ll find the perfect egg. It’s time to get “eggcited” for the season! (This is a barcoded Starbucks Card) 

Available starting February 23 for an initial consumable load amount of ₱500 each. 
Purchase limit of one (1) of each Easter Egg Card design per customer per day.     

Promotion Period: February 23 – April 18, 2016

3 REGION BLEND™ The 3 Region Blend exudes floral, citrus, and berry aromas and flavors – it's the kind of coffee that makes you want to sit outside, feel the breeze in the air and enjoy a beautiful day.  


STARBUCKS® TRIBUTE BLEND™ Starbucks master coffee blenders and roasters spent over a year tasting different origin coffees and blends and were dedicated to finding something that would be so amazing in flavor, body, and aroma- the Tribute Blend™ truly represents this and the meaning it was intended to convey when it was introduced to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Starbucks. This dark roast, full-bodied blend is best complemented with berries, spices and chocolates


STARBUCKS  VIA® TRIBUTE BLEND Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend uses the same four amazing components found in the whole bean coffee, 100% natural roasted Arabica beans to make an unforgettable blend of instant and microground coffee.


STARBUCKS RESERVE® ETHIOPIA GUJI BILIDA BUKISA  At Bilida Bukisa washing station, coffee cherries arrive from 750 nearby smallholder farmers, leading to beautifully delicious coffees like the Starbucks Reserve Ethiopia Guji Bilida Bukisa. Enjoy this light-bodied coffee with its distinct lemon and currant flavors. Perfect to pair with berries, herbs and baking spices.


Available only in Starbucks Reserve® stores:  Starbucks Tomas Morato, Quezon City  Starbucks Eight Forbes Town, Bonifacio Global City  Starbucks Keyland Centre, Makati City  Starbucks Central Square, Bonifacio Global City  Starbucks Signa Designer Residences, Makati City  Starbucks The Sapphire Bloc, Pasig City

STARBUCKS RESERVE® BUENOS AIRES NICARAGUA MARACATURRA The Maracaturra coffee tree blooms gorgeous, giant coffee cherries of a distinctly rare variety. This coffee offers flavors of herbal aromas with apricot, peach and honey.


Available only in Starbucks Reserve® stores:  Starbucks Tomas Morato, Quezon City  Starbucks Eight Forbes Town, Bonifacio Global City  Starbucks Keyland Centre, Makati City  Starbucks Central Square, Bonifacio Global City  Starbucks Signa Designer Residences, Makati City  Starbucks The Sapphire Bloc, Pasig City


1. From February 23 to March 4,2016, Starbucks Philippines will run an online poll to ask fans which of the two (2) featured Macchiato beverages is their favorite. Fans can vote on what team they’re on: Team Roasted Caramel or Team Chocolate Hazelnut. Voting will be per region (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao).

2. Voting will be done through www.starbuckspromotions.ph and fans will be required to register through their e-mail address or through their Facebook account.

3. The winning Macchiato beverage per region (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) will be celebrated with a special “Buy One, Get One” offer on March 7, 2016 in all Starbucks stores nationwide.

4. The Macchiato Buy One, Get One event is valid only for the winning Macchiato beverage (hot and iced, of any size) for each region. 5. Promotion will run in all Starbucks stores nationwide.  

The Spring 2016 Star Dash Promo will run from February 23 to 29, 2016. 
Starbucks Cardholders will earn double Stars when they purchase any handcrafted beverage, 250g bag of whole bean coffee or 12-pack Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew or 4-pack Starbucks VIA® Latte using their Starbucks Card.  

Item Purchased Number of Stars One (1) handcrafted beverage 2 Beverage Stars One (1) 250g bag of whole bean coffee 2 Whole Bean Stars One (1) 12-pack Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew or 4-pack Starbucks VIA® Latte 2 Starbucks

The additional Star(s) will be loaded on the same Starbucks Card upon purchase. 

This promotion applies to both new and existing Starbucks Cards. 

There is no limit to the number of handcrafted beverage, 250g bag of whole bean coffee or 12pack Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew or 4-pack Starbucks VIA® Latte that a customer can purchase to earn double Stars during the promotional period. 

This promotion is only valid for all Starbucks Cards issued in the Philippines.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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