Valentine's season is a chance to show your nearest and dearest how much you love them in a myriad of ways—including food, of course.
Are you having a date at a restaurant or celebrating your romance at home? Whatever your plans are, food brands have something you can enjoy with anyone who has a special place in your heart.
From filling snacks to sweet treats, here are food offerings that are worth checking out in the month of love.
Amberlyn's bouquet cake
It's almost hard to believe that this is cake. All the flowers in Amberlyn's bouquet cake are edible, and the entire offering is available in six flavors: chocolate, vanilla, carrot, mocha, strawberry, and red velvet. Measuring 6 x 3 inches, the Valentine's dessert is available even on Feb. 13 and 14 with limited slots.
Valentine's ice cream collection of Sebastian's
Sebastian's Matinong Boyfriend ice cream (P160/scoop) features calamansi curd ice cream with added flavor and texture from roasted pili nuts from Bicol, perfect for those who love citrus with milk. There's also the Matinong Girlfriend variant (P175/scoop), which the ice cream label described as "one of their wildest yet." Why? It puts the spotlight on blue cheese ice cream, amped up with chicken skin chicharon and buffalo wing sauce. You will either love it or hate it—there's no in-between.
For those who are still in the process of filling in some gaps in their past relationship or simply love Thai red tea, Closure (P160/scoop) is for you. Made with Thai tea, this flavor features Number One Hand Brand Thai tea leaves steeped in Sebastian's dairy base overnight and turned into ice cream the next day. Still have bitter feelings toward your ex? Try Unresolved Issues (P100/scoop), which is bitter ampalaya sorbet garnished with candied ampalaya.
Goldilocks' choco caramel cake
Love cake, but can't pick between chocolate and caramel? Celebrate Valentine's Day with this choco caramel cake by Goldilocks. Priced at P598, this offering features layers of moist chocolate cake covered in caramel and finished off with stunning rosettes made from icing. The best part? It's heart-shaped, too.
Heart-shaped rice cakes from Soi, Mangan, and Cabalen
If you and your significant other are into rice cakes, check out these heart-shaped offerings by some crowd favorite restaurants in the metro. Soi Thai Restaurant has made their mango sticky rice even more lovable by making it heart-shaped. Same with Mangan, which is now offering heart-shaped bibingka as well as Cabalen, which has heart-shaped biko.
You can enjoy each one for free when you make a minimum purchase of P700 at any of these restaurants on a single receipt until Feb. 18.
Papa Diddi’s Valentine’s collection
Speaking of ice cream, the much-loved Papa Diddi’s dropped new, limited-edition flavors for the season of love.
Kilig could make your heart flutter with the exciting flavors of lemon tart ice cream and pastry crust. Another variant is Lambing, which promises the “perfect harmony” of sea-salted caramel ice cream, dark chocolate ice cream, and cacao nibs for a rich and velvety flavor. If you can’t get enough of coffee, try Sinta, a coffee-based ice cream balanced out with biscocho.
Each flavor is available for P350 per pint.
Westin Manila’s strawberry cheesecake
Want some strawberry cheesecake with a twist? Westin Manila’s take on the beloved dessert features the usual flavors elevated with black tea mousse, strawberry jelly, and chocolate crunch. It comes in two sizes: mini for P280 and 8 inches for P2,250.
Heart-shaped pizzas from Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut has heart-shaped pizzas called “Cheesy Sweetheart Delights,” which they’re also offering in bundles for you and your loved ones.
For you and your significant other, there’s the Twosome Delight (P699) with bacon ensaymada heart pan pizza, single baked spaghetti bolognese, single baked spaghetti carbonara, and two 12oz softdrinks.
The Foursome Delight (P1,199) is perfect for you and your friends as it comes with two boxes of pizza, family baked bolognese, Kit-Kat pops, and 1.5 bottle of softdrinks. You can also opt for the Triple Heart Pizza Delight, which lets you enjoy three pizza flavors for P999.
Nobu Manila’s Vanilla Plum Wine Rose dessert
How lovely does Nobu Manila’s Valentine’s offering look? The Vanilla Plum Wine Rose is the perfect ending to its five-course tasting menu dinner (P6,000 per head) that’s only available on Feb. 14. It’s made with fresh berries and raspberry plum wine sauce to add sweetness to your romantic day.
Red Ribbon’s Valentine Red Velvet
There's nothing sweeter than a heart-shaped red velvet cake. Red Ribbon just came out with a limited edition Red Velvet cake made with delicious white and red layers of soft chiffon and cream cheese icing, covered in red velvet crumbs and topped with icing roses.
This offering is available in Luzon, Mindanao and select stores in Visayas starting February 13 for a limited time only. Prices start at Php 500 only for the junior size, and Php779 for the regular size.