April 1, 2010

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THEME DAY: RED • Red packages filled with cookies on the red mahogany-stained shelves of Sugarhouse, which opened its first cake shop in Makati City in 1983. I remember the big fuss that everyone made about it because of its French Apple Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Mousse, Peach Walnut Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake—extremely rare treats in Manila back then. Competition is much tougher nowadays, but Sugarhouse is still around and doing quite well. In fact, they currently have sixteen branches all over Metro Manila, from kiosks selling only cakes, pastries and cookies to full-service restaurants with a wide menu. Cinnamon Twists or Chocolate Chip cookies anyone?

Sugarhouse cookie packaging

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34 comments:

Jacob said...

I'll take anything chocolate at this point in time! Nice reds. I forgot all about theme day! But I had good reason. Grandchildren visiting! Yikes!

Clueless in Boston said...

Treats in red, I love it. You take the cake today.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

While your post fit the red theme well, I would be a fan of any post dealing with cookies or chocolate, regardless of the theme.

Carolyn said...

All I can say is "Mmmm."

lewi14 said...

Sweet!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

What a delcious post for today's theme. French Apple Pie and Strawberry Shortcake, I think I've on weight just reading about them.
(Having been away on hols, I haven't had the chance to take more photos, hence the photo from my travels)☺
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Olivier said...

hummmmmmm j'en veux, j'en veux....;)

Jilly said...

Trust you to make us hungry on Theme Day! A lovely choice, Hilda.

Chuck Pefley said...

Hilda! You are so naughty!! Now I want chocolate chip cookies AND pie ... and it's bedtime for me! Whew!Thanks a lot! LOL!!

Kim said...

Please pass the milk! :-). Just tonight I baked a cherry pie, so I've already sampled a piece and haven't room for a cookie just now. I'll be back! Very fun take for this theme day!
-Kim

Abraham said...

I can imagine the cookies are delicious too. I like the packaging.

I chose a picture I took 55 years ago of my Patty wearing a red dress. On April Fool's Day, April 1, 1955.

I gave her a diamond engagement ring, and today, April 1, 2010 is my entry for theme day on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

VP said...

Really a sweet choice... in red!

Lachezar said...

Nice small packs and I'm sure very tasty and very RED. Great choice for today!

EG Wow said...

The packaging is very attractive. And to think there's actually something tempting INSIDE sounds very tempting.

Ken said...

I'll take a package of each.

KL said...

I agree with Ken and want to order each packet.

B SQUARED said...

Sounds delightful! I'll take a bag of each.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

yummy! nice choice for theme day

Lois said...

This is my kind of place! Excellent choice for Theme Day Hilda.

Marie-Noyale said...

Cinnamon twists seem like a good choice !

Eleonora said...

I'll have two of each, please.

Yum, chocolate and cinnamon are my 2 favorite flavors, so serotonin-triggering: almost like falling in love!

Thanks for stopping over at my site and leaving your kind comment. The RED vino was delicious, btw.

Ciao
Eleonora | Roma Every Day

Kaori said...

I'd make a big deal out of those cakes too! The wrapping is very pretty :)

Saretta said...

I think you like sweets as much as me!

Bergson said...

red gifts? for me? thank you

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Nice to know that cake is comfort food in other hemispheres too! If I ever visit the Philippines, I'll be running around saying, "I learned about that on Hilda's blog!" As a matter of fact, BECAUSE of you, I want to visit your country. You should get a National Public Relations award!!!!

Halcyon said...

Sounds like my kind of shop! Nice choice for the theme day!!

cieldequimper said...

Those as a picnic on the queen's bed. Just for the sake of it!

Leif Hagen said...

Yummy, delicious RED theme day posting! I might have to get up off my office chair and walk over to the chocolate candy dish ...

Photo Cache said...

the packaging is so tempting.

Louis la Vache said...

An interesting (and tempting) take on the RED theme!
It's fun to see all the ways CDP bloggers interpret the theme!

bfarr said...

What a yummy red post. The jokes on us because we can't buy any.

Denton said...

Sounds good but I'm not sure there is room in my daily calorie count. I say this and I'm drinking hot chocolate (smile) .. the red packaging goes will with the theme.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I am sure they taste fine and I find the package very elegant !

Buck said...

I love every one of your theme day photos, but I think I might especially love the contents of this one!