Australian brand Coles now available exclusively at SM Markets

When you think of Australia (the continent and the country!), what comes to mind?

Is it the unusual fauna such as koalas, kangaroos and wallabies that make Austrialia their home? Is it Australia’s iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge? Is it the natural wonders that abound in the continent such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Outback?

Being the sixth largest country in the world, Australia is filled with awe-inspiring wildlife and sceneries, which also makes it one of the top tourist destinations of the world.

And while visiting Australia is not something you can do everyday, you can definitely enjoy some of the flavors that make The Land Down Under a delicious place to be.

SM Markets exclusively brings home hundreds of Coles products and makes them available in select SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore branches.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

Coles is one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains with over 800 outlets. It made its way tot he Philippines for the very first time through its sole distributor, SM Markets, giving Pinoys the chance to experience Aussie flavors at home. With high-quality, yet practical and budget-friendly products ranging from cookies, chocolate bars, milk, Australian honey, coffee, tea and cereals to baking needs, condiments, hearty soups, tasty liquid stocks and more, Coles is all set to expand Pinoys’ gastronomic horizons.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

“We’re very proud to exclusively carry great selections of Coles products as part of our already wide range of offerings,” shares Jojo Tagbo, SM Supermarket president. “Coles is a very practical brand that offers value for money and we definitely recommend it for everyday use, especially because of its affordability. It has always been SM Markets’ endeavor to bring the world’s best products to the grocery carts and, ultimately, the tables of our customers. We feel very privileged to be the only store where people can find and satisfy their Coles cravings.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

Coles products are available in thirty branches all over the country:

  • SM Supermarket: Baguio, Aura Premier, Davao, Megamall B, Mandurriao, San Lazaro, Bacolod, Fairview, Makati, Naga, Lucena, Cebu Reclamation, Southmall, Dasmarinas, Roxas, and soon in Lanang Davao, Olongapo Central, North EDSA, Puerto Princesa, Seaside Cebu, Sta. Rosa, Marikina, Bacoor, Cagayan de Oro and Pampanga
  • SM Hypermarket: Mall of Asia, Clark, Pasig, Fairview, Marilao, North EDSA, Taytay, Bicutan, Sucat, Cherry Congressional, Las Pinas, Jazz, Molino, and soon in Baliwag, Rosales, FTI, Marketmall Dasma, Jmall, and Dagupan
  • Savemore Market: Acacia, La Trinidad, and soon in Light Residences, Parkmall, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Bangkal, Angono and Boracay

Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature. Details provided in a recent press release.

Why not, ChocNut? Check out the limited edition #SMChocNutTuron

What was your favorite time of day back when you were young?

Mine was the late afternoon when I get home from school, I can finally watch cartoons for a while and my meryenda is waiting for me at the table.

One of the highlights of meryenda time is when I have hot freshly fried turon laid out before me. This classic Pinoy sweet snack is made with slices of local sweet plantain bananas – more commonly called saging na saba bananas – and slivers of jackfruit flesh – also known as nangka – encased in lumpia wrappers with brown sugar that crystalizes upon frying.

With these simple ingredients, our genius forebears were able to create an irresistible dessert that has not lost its appeal to generations of Pinoys.

SM ChocNut Turon
SM ChocNut Turon

No wonder, then, that its version of the Turon is among the best-selling products at SM stores. Shoppers wanting to munch on something after a bout of retail therapy, or on their way to restock their pantry at the supermarket can easily purchase one or two of these freshly made desserts for just Php25 apiece.

Well, guess what! A new variant of the famed SM Turon is now available and is making some buzz among the metro’s foodies: the limited edition ChocNut Turon.

SM ChocNut Turon
SM ChocNut Turon

With each bite, you get the same crunch from the fried lumpia wrapper, sweetness from the banana and the smokey caramelization from the brown sugar, but this time, these flavors are accentuated by the nutty milk chocolate goodness from another childhood favorite, the ChocNut.

Who says you can’t get the best of both worlds, eh?

You can even opt to bring this new meryenda home to enjoy it with your loved ones. Buy one (or two pieces, who’s judgin’?) for each family member, pop them in your oven toaster two to three minutes in medium heat, and voila! You’ve got a delicious treat for the entire family!

SM ChocNut Turon
SM ChocNut Turon

You can even pair them with vanilla ice cream for a decadent ChocNut Turon Ala Mode!

Well, nuttin‘ should stop you and your fam from enjoying your SM ChocNut Turon. Grab them at over 100 SM Supermarket, Savemore and Hypermarket outlets nationwide.

SM ChocNut Turon
SM ChocNut Turon

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Disclosure: Product samples were provided for this feature.