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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s your flava?
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
- Fruit & Nut
- Praline & Milk Chocolate
- Cranberry & White Chocolate
- Macadamia & White Chocolate
- Peanut & Milk Chocolate
The price is (just) right
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.
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
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.
Customers can choose from 6 flavors:
- Dark Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Cookies
- Matcha with White Chocolate Cookies
- Vanilla with Double Chocolate Cookies
- Black Sesame
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