Filipinos have this weird yet fascinating penchant for calling household items using the names of famous brands they’re associated with. Now I’m not going to name names but you do get my drift, right? Think softdrinks, toothpaste, and napkins! And growing up, probably one of the brand names that got stuck around in everyone’s household was that for butter, Anchor. But did you know that Anchor’s dairy goodness actually goes beyond butter? From nutritious milk products to delicious cheese items, truly, there’s a #AWholeLotOfLove from the Philippines’ leading dairy brand.
Anchor Philippines: 37 Years of Dairy Goodness
Established in 1886 in New Zealand by Cornishman Henry Reynolds, Anchor has been a trusted household brand across 80 countries and for Filipinos for the past 37 years. As a brand, Anchor is owned and produced by Fonterra Brands, cooperative owned by more than 10,000 farming families in New Zealand.
A company that promises ‘Care at every Step’, Anchor is committed to deliver only “Trusted Goodness” fresh from their farm to your own home. They do this by ensuring they conform to the strictest quality and safety measures through regular on-site testings and environmental assessments. Heck, even their cows are happy! Healthy, cage-free, and grass-fed all year round!
#AWholeLotOfLove = #AWholeLotOfYum
And what better way to put Anchor’s “Trusted Goodness” than to taste it ourselves right? And tasting we did. Held last March 20, 2018 at Single Origin in Rockwell Makati, we got to savor on a delicious lunch featuring some of Anchor’s bestselling products.It was an afternoon filled with a whole lot of love and a whole lot of yum!
Melba Toast with Garlic and Chives Butter
Made with Anchor’s Salted Butter and Anchor Cheese Block, the platter was a good combination of crunch and creaminess. Definitely opened up all of our appetites!
Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soup
I love my soup and I like it creamy and thick. And this pumpkin version surely did not disappoint. Made with Anchor Culinary Cream, the thick cream definitely brought out the subtly sweet and nutty flavor of the pumpkin that we all love.
Fish and Fries with Marinara Sauce
Lent may have gone past already but I’ll definitely keep this dish as a quick-draw recipe for healthy eats. After frying your regular fish and chips (battered with Anchor Culinary Cream and , Anchor Unsalted Butter), just garnish with Anchor Grated Parmesan and ketchup on the side.
Four Cheese Pizza
Normally, I’d prefer to have my pizza with an overload of meat. But a light yet tasty version like this one does the trick as well. This one’s baked with an oozing amount of Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar, and Anchor Grated Parmesan. Loved how the crust had the right amount of thinness too. Thin enough not to overpower the toppings yet thick enough to hold everything altogether. YUM!
White Truffle Pasta
I love truffle, but always in moderation. And Single Origin’s version was just spot on. This creamy favorite was tossed in with Anchor Culinary Cream, Anchor Grated Parmesan, and Anchor Unsalted Butter. Tasty yet not overpowering.
Mango Caramel Grand Marnier
And finally, dessert! Our group was actually about to rush out for another event but glad we stayed on for a bit longer. Made with Anchor Whipping Cream and slathered with Anchor Unsalted Butter, this marnier was the perfect sweet-ender! I didn’t eat much of the caramel though as I feel it kills the all-around creamy taste of the waffle and the sweet tangy flavor of the mangoes.
Overall, I thought the event was a complete success and was a good way to re-introduce Anchor’s complete line of dairy products. And because we all received a whole bag filled with Anchor’s ‘Trusted Goodness’, I can’t wait to whip up all the delicious (and nutritious) meals for my family to enjoy at home. Thank you Anchor for #AWholeLotOfLove!