MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Hoping to reach out to a captive audience of 5 Million Filipinos, Starbucks Philippines announced today that beginning October 1, its hot or iced mocha will be served in limited edition cups bearing the image of, who else, Mocha Uson.
In order to avail of the custom cups, customers must order mocha. Regular coffee, tea or juices will not be served in the special cups.
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, a spokesperson for Starbucks Philippines said that this is part of the coffee company’s overall marketing strategy to increase its dwindling number of customers. “Imagine if all 5 Million followers of Uson will come in to our stores and buy some hot or iced mocha?”
So what are you waiting for? Visit a Starbucks near you soon!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol is a very busy man these days. First he has to deal with the short supply of NFA rice and the increasing prices of commercial rice. Then he also has to resolve the hot issue of the high prices of sili.
Well, problem solved, as far as sili is concerned.
Today, Piñol told The Adobo Chronicles that President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go signal for the Philippine government to import an undisclosed number of metric tons of sili from the South American country, Chile.
Piñol said this would greatly alleviate the burden of many Filipinos regarding their supply of sili and ensure their continued enjoyment of popular and traditional cuisine such as Bicol Express, sisig, laing and many other local delicacies.
Asked why PH chose to import from Chile instead of nearby countries like Thailand or Vietnam, Piñol said Duterte likes the rhyme between sili and Chile.
Well, whatever works!
NAGA CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Naga Bureau) – A restaurant based in Naga City just contradicted Leni Robredo’s statement that the people are in tears because of the high prices of sili (chili pepper).
The owner of the restaurant, Chili-Peppers, said that news reports about the supply and prices of sili are overblown, if not utterly sensational.
”We have no problem serving sili at our restaurant and we certainly have not increased the prices of our menu offering,” the owner said.
To prove the point, Chili-Peppers has launched a new promo that offers UNLIsili that enables its customers to avail of unlimited sili for menu items that have the spice as part of their ingredients.
It follows Mang Inasal’s offering of UNLIrice.
This is definitely good and HOT news for sili fans!
What are you waiting for? If you are from, or are visiting Naga, order your laing and Bicol Express from Chili-Peppers today! Or steaks, ribs, pasta and seafood — with sili of course!