I love my sunny side up eggs with it’s yolk a little runny. I specially love it with my fried rice cooked in my carbon steel wok. But I’ve been trying to cut down if not totally eliminate rice from my diet (this actually breaks my heart).
A few weeks ago, I saw Gardenia’s Pinoy Tasty (sliced white loaf). Even though I prefer to eat whole wheat bread, I still bought it for the sake of trying and I loved it. A little sweet like how we Filipinos like our food and it’s soft like it’s under baked. I was happy with it but sad for my diet. Boo! Going through no carbs diet is like telling someone who smokes to stop smoking! I need rehab from carbs!
Then last Friday, after I went to the bank, I dropped by the grocery store which is my equivalent of Disneyland, it really is my happy place. So many things to discover! Saw Pinoy tasty in stock (beside Gardenia’s White Bread) and bought it. When I tried it, it’s not the same like the first time I tried it. I thought, hmmmn, is this the usual case of manufacturers skimping on good quality ingredients once they’re well known? Then I stared at the packaging. It is the same. Then I stared some more. Oops! The brand is Tiffany’s. I was confused.
Then just now, I went to the happy place again. Checked again the Pinoy Tasty with the same packaging beside Gardenia’s White Bread. This time, I looked for the brand. Now it says Gardenia. Bought it with the intention in mind to take a picture of both Pinoy Tasty side by side.
Does the association of *Filipino Panaderos have an agreement to use the same packaging for all Pinoy Tasty even when it’s made by a different company? It’s confusing for consumers. I had totally no idea that the Pinoy Tasty I bought the second time is not the same Pinoy Tasty I bought the first time. You really have to pay attention to the brand.
*Philippine Federation of Bakeries Association Inc. (PFBAI), Filipino-Chinese Bakeries Association Inc. (FCBAI), Philippine Baking Industry Group (PhilBaking), & Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).