Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Malls Feliz

I’ve been a been a believer in the health benefits of fresh lemonade for quite some time now.

However, I also used to think that it’s a one-dimensional drink: just lemon juice plus water and sugar… the end. It may be healthy but it’s, well, meh.

My eyes were opened to the drink’s myriad of possibilities when I was introduced to Jack’s Fresh Lemonade earlier this year.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

During a foodie meetup at its kiosk in UP Town Center, my fellow foodie friends and I discovered many ways to enjoy lemonade. In fact, Jack’s Fresh Lemonade has thirty lemonade variants to choose from! Whether mixed with teas, herbs or fruits or made into a dessert, Jack’s Lemonade proved to be quite a versatile drink.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Aside from its homecooked sugar syrup, what sets Jack’s Lemonade apart from other lemonade iterations is the use of plum salt or kiamoy. It’s a salty dried plum in powdered form which adds another dimension of taste to the lemonade drinks. It’s readily available at the counter and can be sprinkled on any Jack’s Lemonade drink for free.

Recently, I attended another Jack’s Fresh Lemonade foodie meetup, this time at Food Choices in Ayala Malls Feliz.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

There, along with my fellow foodies, I again had a taste of Jack’s Lemonade’s refreshingly tasty and zesty variants which included:

Basil Rich Tamarind (Php95 for regular | Php115 for large or hot). This lemonade incorporates a healthy blend of fresh tamarind puree and basil seeds.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Strawberry Mint (Php95 for regular | Php115 for large or hot). This lemonade combines the fruity sweetness of pureed strawberries and the cool freshness of mint leaves.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Lemon Cheesecake (Php95 for regular | Php115 for large or hot). If you ever wondered if lemonade can be turned into a dessert, well this drink is for you! This drink combines lemonade with powdered milk, condensed milk and grated cheddar cheese and a generous sprinkling of plum salt.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Strawberry Cheesecake with Poppers and Yogurt (Php150). One of the store’s newest drinks, it adds fresh strawberry puree and yogurt to the Lemon Cheesecake drink.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

So if you want to experience lemonade in a variety of fresh ways, all you have to do is drop by your nearest Jack’s Fresh Lemonade kiosk!

Many thanks to Abby of Jack’s Fresh Lemonade for the drinks and to Apol of SaanSaPH for extending the invitation!

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Wanna know how fresh lemonade is good for you? Well, this beverage helps in controlling blood pressure; detoxifying and cleansing the body; facilitating digestion, throat care, heart health and skin care; relieving heartburn; whitening teeth and treating arthritis and rheumatism.

This Jack’s Fresh Lemonade kiosk is located at Food Choices, Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Barangay Dela Paz, Pasig City.

Other kiosks in Metro Manila are located at:

  • Fifth Floor, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • Lower Ground Level, Shangri-la Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Second Floor, Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Cinema Area, Third Floor, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Upper Ground Floor, Trinoma Mall, Barangay Bagong Pagasa, Quezon City
  • Third Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City

Jack's Lemonade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with fellow food bloggers, I attended a foodie meetup held here. The drinks mentioned here were served to enable us to sample the fare and to facilitate honest reviews and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my previous blog posts on other lemonade kiosks:

Summer all-year-round at Jack’s Lemonade, SM Megamall

Summertime in movies is synonymous with fresh lemonade enjoyed beside sparkling swimming pools, freshly mowed lawns or in picturesque patios.

An icy glass of lemonade has that refreshing quality: it quenches our thirst and cools our tempers so we can savor the hot days of summer.

  • Well, except for some occasional bouts of rain, it’s summertime all-year-round in Metro Manila.
  • And you know what this means: we have all year to enjoy lemonade!
  • If you think that we will grow tired of drinking the same old lemonade, day in and day out, think again.
  • Jack’s Lemonade offers a collection of drinks made from freshly squeezed lemon juice, and additional ingredients that make each drink a uniquely tasty treat.
  • These drinks are grouped according to a family of flavor profiles personified in Jack’s Lemonade characters:

    • For Jack: the basic lemonades and the Jack’s Specials
    • For Dad John: the tea lemonades
    • For Mom Jenny: the herb lemonades
    • For Sister Julia: the fruit lemonades
    • For Baby James: the candy lemonades
  • For my bit of refreshment one sunny weekend, I dropped by the newly opened Jack’s Lemonade kiosk at SM Megamall and got myself a Lemon Cheesecake (Php95 regular | Php115 large).
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice is blended together with ice, condensed milk and powdered milk, then finished off with a few sprinkles of plum salt.

    Jack’s Lemonade

    Jack’s Lemonade

    Jack’s Lemonade

    It’s a decadent dessert and a refreshing drink in one!

    It also has the health benefits of lemon-based drinks which include supporting heart health, helping in weight control, preventing kidney stones, protecting against anemia, and improving digestive health.

    So enjoy the taste of summer, no matter what time of the year it is, by getting yourself a tasty drink at Jack’s Lemonade!

    Jack’s Lemonade

    This Jack’s Lemonade stall is located at Fifth Floor, Bridgeway, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.

    Other stalls may be found at:

    • Ground Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
    • Cinema Area, Third Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Food Choices, Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City
    • Food Forum, Lower Ground Level, Shangri-la Plaza, Ortigas Mandaluyong City
    • Third Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    • Fourth Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
      Second Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

    Disclosure: This drink is sponsored by Jack’s Lemonade through gift certificates I received prior to the visit.

    Jack's Lemonade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Check out my previous lemon-y experiences at Jack’s Lemonade:

    Tea Mama: Tea that’s good and good for you

    We love our tea, whether infused with fruits or milk. We cannot seem to get away from our daily dose of sweet sugary tea goodness. It’s more than an addiction but also a part of our lifestyle and with that lifestyle comes the real question…

    Is this good for me?

    Now, you’re given a choice of what’s good for you without sacrificing the flavor and goodness of tea.

    Tea Mama knows what’s good and good for you. 

    Like any mother, Tea Mama knows what’s good and what’s good for you just like our real moms. Our moms only want the best for us and so does Tea Mama. We make sure we preserve the freshness and bring out the natural flavors of each drink. Tea is warm and fulfilling and that’s our goal with each cup that we blend for you. Each of our tea blends are unique and carefully sourced from all over the world by the country’s First Certified Tea Master, Renee Sebastian.

    Tea Mama Fruit Series

    #ChooseGood

    Tea Mama encourages you to Choose Good by making sure we use only the freshest ingredients and expertly brewed tea to bring out the best in every drink. We want our tea to help nourish, soothe and uplift the body. Tea Mama is made for the health conscious you.

    #DoGood

    Tea Mama is a sustainable brand that encourages care for the planet by using only eco- friendly methods and biodegradable materials. We also source some of our ingredients locally and is proudly produced in the Philippines.

    #FeelGood

    Tea Mama wants you to enjoy the goodness of tea, just the way you prefer it. With various options, you can create you tea drink, just the way you like it. Tea Mama offers vegan, non-dairy and other options that fits your lifestyle. Treating yourself to a tea infused drink is now guilt-free.

    Tea Mama Vegan Options

    Tea Mama offers fresh and fruity tea blends, healthy vegan & non-dairy milk tea
    options and delicious matcha latte blends.

    At Tea Mama, we let you get to know more about each tea blend that you are about to
    consume. Go ahead and always feel free to ask us with what goes inside your cup. Let
    us help you elevate your appreciation for tea. Tea Mama shares this warmth with
    everyone who comes across our shops and beverages.

    Time to #ChooseGood, #DoGood and #FeelGood with Tea Mama.

    Tea Mama will open its first branch in the country at the SM Megamall Food Hall on July 10.

    Product info and images provided by Tea Mama via a press release.

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches summer flavors with its coconut ice-blended drinks

    Feeling the summer heat yet?

    As the temperatures rise, so does the need for refreshing icy drinks to cool down the body and soothe the spirit.

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf recently launched a series of drinks for local denizens like you to have a taste of #SummerInYourHands.

    These three ice-blended drinks feature that staple flavor of summer: the coconut.

    This tropical fruit has long been associated with cool drinks enjoyed at the seaside or while relaxing in the shade, a tasty escape for the body and tastebuds amidst the scorching heat of the sun. It is also known for its resilience, with fruits traversing oceans, setting roots and growing in new shores where their land.

    Thanks to GiftAway e-gift coupons from CBTL, facilitated and shared by Marj Liwag of LittleMsPrinter.com, my officemates and I were able to sample the three new seasonal coconut-based drinks at a nearby CBTL outlet. These include:

    White Chocolate Coconut Dream. This is the most subtly flavored of the three drinks, with the coconut and the white chocolate flavors blending together well. Among the three drinks, this is actually my favorite.

    CBTL Coconut Series

    Dark Chocolate Coconut. More strongly flavored than its white chocolate counterpart, this drink has the coconut flavor taking a backseat to the richer and more complex dark chocolate.

    CBTL Coconut Series

    Matcha Coconut Ice Blended. Who would have thought that matcha, essentially powdered green tea leaves, and coconut would go so well together? In this drink, the matcha serves as an earthy frame for the light coconut flavor.

    CBTL Coconut Series

    My coworkers and I ordered the drinks to-go: these served as our lunchtime reward, refreshments that fueled us with energy and positivity for the rest of the work day.

    CBTL Coconut Series

    CBTL Coconut Series

    These ice-blended coconut drinks are available At Php185 (regular) or Php285 (large) at all CBTL branches in the metro, ready to quench the thirsts and soothe the souls of us office workers this summer.

    Check them out and tell me what you think!

    Trivia: Did you know that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf invented ice-blended drinks over twenty years ago?

    In the summer of 1987, an employee brought a blender to one of the original Southern California stores and started whizzing together ice, coffee extract and chocolate powder. This started the blended coffee craze which continues until today. Imagine what our summers will be without these refreshing icy drinks!

    Check out my other posts on The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf:

    Spiked milkshakes at The Lost Bread, SM East Ortigas

    The thing with having a nearly grown-up daughter is that sometimes you want to enjoy kid stuff with her (like ice cream and milkshakes) while her tastes are evolving towards more grown-up stuff (like cocktails and nights out).

    Fortunately, we found the perfect combination at the recently opened kiosk of The Lost Bread in SM East Ortigas which we chanced upon while running some errands.

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread has its roots in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City where it found fame as a the go-to place for French toasts and milkshakes.

    This branch in SM East Ortigas is basically a dessert bar where you can order masterfully prepared milkshakes, milk teas, French toast cubes and soft-serve ice cream. You can order your concoction or confection of choice at the counter and enjoy your dessert or drink in the seating area at the back, which, by the way, gets props for the wise, unusual and Instagrammable use of available space.

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    Now, the wonderful combination I mentioned earlier refers to the Spiked Milkshakes available at The Lost Bread (and only to those at age 18 and above). These are dessert-based milkshakes accompanied by a small syringe of liqueur that you can elect to add to your drink or not (and why would you not? Hehehe!)

    My daughter #ExhibitA ordered a Swiss Missed Milkshake (Php145) which features mini marshmallows, chocolate wafers, cocoa and a bit of Kahlua.

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    I, on the other hand, got for myself a Spiked Cookie Milkshake (Php145), which is flavored by coffee and chocolate chip cookies plus a bit of Baileys (which just happen to be my favorite drink!)

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    The Lost Bread, SM East

    Such a happy time spent with my daughter, indulging ourselves in our favorite sweets and a harmless but enjoyable bit of buzz from the accompanying liqueur.

    I’m looking forward to coming back and trying out the store’s other dessert and drink offerings.

    This branch of The Lost Bread is located at Ground Floor, SM City East Ortigas, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Santa Lucia, Pasig City. Other branches may be found at:

    • Streat: Maginhawa Food Park, Teachers Village, Quezon City
    • Fourth Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
    • Third Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City

    The Lost Bread Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Check out my reviews of other dessert restaurants:

    Christmas shopping and food spree at the Holiday Bazaar, Hampton Arcade

    The holiday season comes with festivities, get-togethers among family and friends, and, of course, gift-giving. Filipinos, in particular, revel in exchanging tokens of love or appreciation.

    However, shopping for gifts comes with the usual stresses of traveling to stores while navigating through holiday tradfic jams as well as straining the budget.

    Fortunately for Pasiguenos like me, The Food Tent PH organized a weekend Holiday Bazaar located at our own turf.

    Fridays to Sundays, from 2pm to 10pm, until January 6, 2019, merchants offering food, clothes, toys, housewares and more, will converge at the front parking space of the Hampton Gardens Arcade located along C. Raymundo Avenue, quite easily accessible from almost any point in Pasig City (given our dire traffic situation :-)).

    I was invited by The Food Tent PH to check out the bazaar so together with my kids, #ExhibitA and #Exhibit B, I ventured to Hampton Gardens Arcade after work for some retail adventure and bonding time.

    In this Holiday Bazaar, we discovered great deals shoppers can score such as:

    All original overruns from brands such as H&M, Nike, Zara Man, Forever 21, Pull & Bear, Adidas and more, discounted up to 70% off their retail prices.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Tester vials of popular fragrance brands such as Lacoste, Polo, Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Fantasy by Britney Spears, retailing for only Php80/vial as well as makeup, cosmetic kits and skincare items selling for Php500 and less.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Stuffed toys imported from Japan of popular cartoon characters like Disney’s Stitch and Angel priced at Php300.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Cute socks designed after popular characters.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Housewares and decors, gift items and gadgets and so much more!

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    If you find yourself hungry after all that shopping, check out the stalls offering various food items you can munch on right there or bring home as pasalubong.

    Being Korean food lovers, the kids and I feasted on affordably priced offerings from Soondubu Jigae, all of which are cooked to order.

    Soondubu Jiggae (Php100). The Korean soft tofu and noodle stew with shrimp, sliced pork, chicken and beef where the food stall got its name from. Served boiling hot in a clay pot, it’s mildly spicy but very hearty.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Samyeopsal with Rice (Php90). I was delighted to see that this very affordable meal already comes with ssamjang paste and lettuce, giving diners a close taste of the popular Korean grilled pork.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Rib-Eye with Rice and Mixed Veggies (Php179). The freshly grilled meat dry rubbed with Asian spices is juicy and tender (I ate it using a plastic fork!).

    Holiday Bazaar

    Other food items we sampled include:

    Yummy Strawberry Cupcakes (Php30) from Purple Angel.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Dessert-and-Drink-in-One Mango Graham Shake from Mango District (Php65).

    Holiday Bazaar

    Hubby requested I bring home something for him so I got Chicharong Bulaklak (Php120/order) from a nearby stall and a Korean BBQ (Php90) from Soondubu Jigae.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Holiday Bazaar

    And since I’ve been a good girl all week, I treated myself to a Chocolate Dreamcake from Gracie’s Kitchen (Php350).

    Holiday Bazaar

    There are lots to do, discover and enjoy at the Holiday Bazaar. If you’re in the area, do drop by for a quick meal or some Christmas shopping. Stay for a bit to enjoy open mic performances at the central stage area as well.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Interested in becoming a vendor? Stall spaces are at Php550/day. Just contact Hazel Hina of The Food Tent PH at +63 967 263 2866. This Holiday Bazaar is located at the Hampton Gardens Arcade, 100 C. Raymundo Avenue, Barangay Maybunga, Pasig City.

    Holiday Bazaar

    Photo credits: Hazel Hina of The Food Tent PH for the header photo and #ExhibitA for the Soondubu Jigae pics. All other photos are mine.