8 Sweet Treats to Share With Your Loved Ones

Looking for something delicious to share with your loved ones this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 6 stores that offer yummy sweet treats anyone is sure to love.

8 Sweet Treats to Share With Your Loved Ones

8. Purple Crumbs’ Ensaymada Cupcakes

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Photo from Purple Crumbs

Love cheese? Love cupcakes? Purple Crumbs’ ube queso and queso de bola ensaymada cupcakes bring together the best of both worlds. Topped with buttercream frosting and grated queso de bola, these babies are made all the more special. This sweet treat is perfectly paired with your favorite cup of tea or coffee for a yummy breakfast or merienda.

7. Basque Manila’s Burnt Basque Cheesecake (@basque.mnl)


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Basque Manila specializes in blending both local and international flavors to create a recipe that works best for the Filipino palate. Burnt cheesecakes were part of the food trends during last year’s ECQ and if you still love it now, then this is the place to get them.

Although the recipe of Basque burnt cheesecakes originally comes from Spain, Basque Manila decided to add some extra ingredients to suit the Filipino palate better – and that’s what really makes them stand out. Since their inception, they’ve won the hearts of many and continue to develop new flavors and products to keep things exciting.

6. Tinapayan Festival Ensaymada (@tinapayan.festival)


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Dubbed as the Tinapay King of the Philippines, Lucito “Chito” Chavez once dreamt to make
bread a part of the daily lives of Filipinos through his own brand, Tinapayan Festival. For Chito, building his business, helping the whole baking industry, as well as the livelihood of many bakers and farmers (because of their agricultural ingredients in their baked goods), have pushed him to serve not only his business but the general public all the more.

This holiday season, share the love with their mouthwatering, soft, and sweet Queso de Bola Ensaymada, their fruity and sweet Holiday Bread, their soft and flavorful Cheesy Loaf, their special Fruitcake, their chocolate-y Black Forest Loaf, or their signature Don Chito’s Triple Cheese Roll.

5. Karaf Coffee Holiday Bundles (@karafcoffee)



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For the coffee lovers, Karaf Coffee’s Holiday Bundles are the perfect choice. They’ve got savory and sweet vegan pastries that are so good, you won’t even notice they’re healthier than other pastries. For their tap coffee, take your pick from delicious coffee flavors like Spiced Pumpkin, Baked Smores, and Toast Castaña (we finished the Baked Smores in one sitting – no joke!) You can also add personalized messages if you’re sending a bundle this holiday season.

4. Megamax Tiramisu Christmas Sets (@megamax.ph)

One of my favorite tiramisu brands, Megamax, has released new Christmas sets that are available until January 9, 2022. While their tiramisu has always been delicious, they are stepping things up with two new flavors: Nocciola and Biscoff Mascarpone Tiramisu. Both are must-tries, but they’ve got a wide array of flavors to suit anybody’s taste. Read our full review of Megamax here.

3. The Commissariat Christmas Treats (@thecommissariat)


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The Commissariat Manila is a purveyor of the finest goods and delicacies under the entrepreneurial skills of siblings Gino Asensio Lopez and Monique Lopez Ong who hail from the Visayas (Iloilo and Bacolod). They believe that “good food must never be kept secret and should be experienced by everyone.”

Many of their sought-after delicacies come from Negros Occidental’s Felicia’s Pastry Shop, which was established in the 1970s, and continues to be passed on from one generation to the next. Some of their masterpieces include the famous Felicia’s Ensaimadas and Cheese Rolls, which are baked fresh and air-flown from Bacolod to Manila every week until December 18.

Don’t miss out on their limited edition Christmas sets featuring their Felicia’s Ensaimadas that come in a box of 6 or 12, Felicia’s Cheese Rolls box of 16, cookies in can variants such as their Almond Crisps, Lemon Thins, and Almondettes, and their yummy pili products such as their Pili Crumble and Turron de Pili.

2. BUNappetite Pocket Donuts (@bunappetite.ph)


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Love donuts? BUNappetite’s pocket donuts are the perfect donuts to share because they come in delicious flavors – some of which you might have never tasted in a donut before! Their donuts are actually inspired by Pinoy sorbetes so they have familiar Filipino flavors like ube and cheese. They even have Christmas donuts in puto bumbong and bibingka that are perfect for the holiday season.

If it’s cake you’re after, BUNappetite also has a bestselling Brazo de Mercedes that is a whopping 12 inches long, 8 inches wide, and 3 inches thick. Your loved ones will definitely enjoy eating this over the holidays.

1. Shiemiee’s Gift Sets (@shiemiees)


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Why stop at one kind of pastry when you can get an entire gift set of deliciousness? Just in time for the holidays, Shiemiee’s is offering gift sets that you can buy your family or send to your relatives, friends, and workmates.

Their Premium Gift Sets include two of their bestsellers per set, while the Executive Gift Sets include three. They also customize greeting cards, depending on your request, so you can send a cute greeting along with their treats.  You can even add your company logo to it if you’d like. They also have special boxes for your packaging needs.

No matter what kind of pastries and baked goods you are after, they’ve got something for everyone. Emjay and Jerome, the couple behind Shiemiee’s, also always make sure that their goodies are made with love, too. Their mouthwatering pastries and baked goods are definitely a great choice to give this holiday season. Read our full review on Shiemiee’s pastries here.

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