Menu, prices: Ben’s Cookies opens in Manila

Steph Arnaldo
Menu, prices: Ben’s Cookies opens in Manila
(UPDATED) Flying from England to Manila, Ben's Cookies and its 14 flavors are available in The Podium and SM Mall of Asia

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – There’s nothing quite like biting into a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, is there? 

Cookie monsters would know – the best cookies are God’s gift from foodie paradise, especially if they’re baked with chunks (not just chips!) of chocolate and nuts, made not too sweet and just right.

Photo courtesy of Ben's Cookies Philippines

Thankfully, London’s Ben’s Cookies is now in Metro Manila. Their first branch at The Podium opened in July 2019, while their latest branch in SM Mall of Asia opened on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

 

Photo courtesy of Ben's Cookies Philippines

THE PODIUM. Ben's Cookies first branch in the Philippines is located at the ground floor of The Podium Mall. Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

Ben’s Cookies was created in 1983 by chocolate cookbook author Helge Rubenstein who named the cookies after her son, Ben. After starting off as just a small stall in the Oxford Covered Market – the rest was history. 

Photo courtesy of Ben's Cookies Philippines

Within its 36 years of baking business, the well-loved brand grew from its humble origins to global success, opening branches in New York, Japan, Dubai, Bangkok, Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines. 

Photo courtesy of Ben's Cookies Philippines

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

What’s your flava?

Photo courtesy of Ben's Cookies Philippines

These freshly-baked treats come in a variety of 14 flavors, each one encouraged to dunk into a comforting glass of cold milk. 

  • Dark Chocolate Chunk
  • White Chocolate Chunk
  • Milk Chocolate Chunk
  • Double Chocolate Chunk
  • Triple Chocolate Chunk
  • Double Chocolate & Nut
  • Orange & Milk Chocolate
  • Oatmeal & Raisin 
  • Lemon
  • Fruit & Nut
  • Praline & Milk Chocolate
  • Cranberry & White Chocolate
  • Macadamia & White Chocolate
  • Peanut & Milk Chocolate 

The price is (just) right

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

These soft cookies are almost as big as my hand (not that my child-like hands are a good comparison), and are made with premium ingredients.

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

The prices are as follows:

  • Single – P90
  • Ben’s Box of 5 (get 2 free) – P450
  • Ben’s Large Box of 10 (get 5 free) – P900
  • Small gift tin (4 pcs) – P495
  • Large gift tin (8 pcs) – P855

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

I scream for ice cream

A nice touch to the sweet-crazed experience is Ben’s in-store selection of freshly-churned gelato ice cream. 

Photo by Steph Arnaldo/Rappler

Customers can choose from 6 flavors:

  • Dark Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Cookies
  • Matcha with White Chocolate Cookies
  • Vanilla with Double Chocolate Cookies
  • Black Sesame 
  • Strawberry
  • Capuccino 

A single scoop costs P129, while a double scoop goes for P199.

You can even opt for a gelato-cookie pairing for P180 (single scoop) or P240 (double scoop). Freshly brewed coffee is also available for the sugar crash victims at P95 a cup.

For more information, you may visit Ben’s Cookies PH Facebook page– Rappler.com

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.