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This time of the year when you want to give your friends, family and loved ones something very special, food is always safe and practical. And yet, if you think that it’s easy to decide on what foodstuff to give them, you’re wrong because every store and supermarket will always have a profusion of choices that may not be good enough for the holidays.

Giving, after all, is both about the giver and the intended recipient. If he or she is special to you, someone you want to impress or someone you want to repay back for their many kindnesses, you won’t just buy something that’s first available or that happens to be most prominently displayed on supermarket shelves. You’ll of course want something that is delicious, extraordinary, healthful, safe and of high quality. And if you’re the kind who patronizes your very own, you would of course want something that is “made in the Philippines.”

On the other hand, you’ll also want your gift to speak for yourself. How much of it reflects the kind of person you would like others to recognize in you? Are you the kind who gives run-off-the-mill gifts, one of those standard gifts that show your lack of creativity and affection for the receiver? Of course, you would want to put your best food forward if only to show nothing less than the best will do for you as a giver.

When it comes to gourmet food, did you know that there is today a homegrown brand that is a favorite among those who are used to the good life and good food? Interestingly, the brand, Delimondo, is also popular among balikbayans who make sure to bring home Delimondo’s various food products — canned meat, bottled dishes, cured meat, sauces and spreads — because, well, they spell good taste and, yes, class. Now, eating like the Joneses need not be very expensive.

Somewhere tucked in the fringes of the Makati Central Business District, not far from busy Gil Puyat and Chino Roces avenues is the Delimondo store, a nice, cozy little place for foodies who want their delicatessen to be world-class.

Especially for this Christmas 2018, Delimondo has come up with Christmas packages to suit the various requirements of the givers, whether they are individuals or corporate.

Consider something as simple yet elegant as Small Black Box A which contains two cans of Ranch Style Corned Beef, two cans of Garlic and Chili Corned Beef, one can Original Luncheon Meat and one can Spicy Luncheon Meat, for only P900. If you want to impress just a little bit more, there’s Small Black Box B which contains one can each of Ranch Style Corned Beef, Garlic and Chili Corned Beef, Bolognese sauce, Puttanesca sauce, Botido de Sardinas and Chicken Liver Pate. How’s that for making someone like your teacher or your boss feel how much admired they are?

Of course, the selection can only get better. With P1,800 pesos, you can only put a smile on your neighbor’s faces with one Ranch Style Corned Beef, one Garlic and Chili Corned Beef, one Caldereta Corned Beef, one Barbacoa Corned Beef, two Original Luncheon Meat, one Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Sweet and Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Chili and Garlic Oil, one Pesto, one Botido de Sardinas and one Chicken Liver Pate.

Now, for a truly exciting gift for a sophisticated and highly discriminating recipient, the cooler bags come in varied sizes to match your budget and your high regard for your friend or your boss. The Cooler Bag E is a to-die-for gift, with one Breakfast Sausage with Maple Syrup, one Hot Italian Sausage, one Schublig & Cheese, one Smoked Kielbasa, one Chorizo Bilbao, one Hungarian & Cheese, one Chicken, Garlic and Cheese, one Chicken Pili and Pesto, one Mediterranean Chicken, one Beef Franks, one Thick Sliced Honeycured Bacon and one Country Style Smokehouse Bacon.

Also available are small and medium wooden boxes. Medium Wooden Box A is sure to delight a housewife who love to cook for her family with two Ranch Style Corned Beef, two Garlic & Chili Corned Beef, two Caldereta Corned Beef, two Barbacoa Corned Beef, one Original Luncheon Meat, one Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Sweet & Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Bolognese, one Puttanesca and one Chili & Garlic Oil.

The King size Cans or Canvas Bags are top-of-the-line options, meant for movers and shakers who are gourmets, top hosts and culinary experts in their own right. For sure, they will give their nods of approval to the King Size Can D or Canvass Bag because it’s like Santa Claus decided to give them the best prize for having worked hard the whole year through.
Sure to impress their palates are such delights as four Ranch Style Corned Beef, four Garlic & Chili Corned Beef, two Original Luncheon Meat, one Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Sweet and Spicy Luncheon Meat, one Universal Sauce, one Sundried Tomato, one Iberian Chicken, one Callos ala Morgaco, one Bacalao ala Mestiza, one Bolognese, one Puttanesca, two Botido de Sardinas, two Chicken Liver Pate and one Chili & Garlic Sauce.

Interested gift givers may drop by the Delimondo Store located at 2111 Chino Roces Avenue cor. Urban Avenue, Makati City or order online through email at [email protected]
For inquiries, contact: (632)887-5168 or (0917)582-8003.

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