The Foodie Kris Kringle Series: Something Sweet

Some surefire ways to make someone's day sweeter


When it comes to Christmas presents, you can never go wrong with a bar of candy. Having a hard time thinking what to give someone you barely know? Sweets. Planning to surprise a long-time flame? Again, sweets. Everyone’s got a “sweet tooth” and because of this, sweets are the go-to presents especially during this time of the year. That is why the Breakfast team curated a list of 5 dessert fares if you’re looking for Something Sweet to give.

1Tochi Cookies

For the cookie lovers in your life, Tochi is the answer

Your friends will love you even more when you give them a box of gooey cookies from Tochi. These melt-in-your-mouth snacks come in delicious flavors – Marshmallow Dark Chocolate (sprinkled with matcha), Tochi Cookie, and Chocolate Chip (with espresso walnut) – a set of five can be yours for Php350. You wouldn’t also have to worry about wrapping it because these cookies are packed in a pretty container.

Tochi Cookies are available at Ikomai stall Salcedo Market during Saturdays and Ikomai-Tochi Dessert at 147 ACI Building HV Dela Costa, Salcedo, Makati.

2Auro x FIC Ice Cream

This Auro x FIC collaboration is the one to beat this holiday season

Save your friends the trouble of waiting for manong sorbetero on the streets all day with Auro x FIC’s ice cream. This year, Auro has collaborated with FIC to produce a limited edition holiday collection. The lineup includes the Milk Chocolate Fudge, Single Origin Dark Chocolate, and Roasted White Chocolate with Cashew. Each of these flavors is inspired by Auro’s specialty chocolate bars so you know they’re special. One pint of this sweet guilty pleasure costs only Php260 so stock your fridge before they’re gone.

Auro x FIC Ice Cream Holiday Collection is available in all FIC Scooping Stations and @kartonph

3Sweet Success

Success never tasted so sweet – literally

Bringing a smile to everyone’s face will surely be a sweet success with these goodies. This humble bakeshop from Manila has a lot of pastries to offer and if you’re having a difficult time choosing, you should check out the Checkerboard. Their Checkerboard contains two of their bestsellers -the Chocolate Meringue Bar and Chocolate Pecan Bar (box of 10 costs Php390 while a box of 20 costs Php760). On the other hand, you should also consider their famed Lengua de Chat. Take your pick from white or dark chocolate (Php250 for a box of 10), and watch your friends melt with delight.

Sweet Success is located in Binondo, Manila. You can also place your orders through their website at

4Oh Mug Goodness

Bake a cake in a minute or less with this nifty treat

For the friend who just doesn’t have the time to bake desserts, a bag of Oh Mug Goodness microwavable cake is perfect. Just a few minutes microwaving the mix in a mug will reward them with a sweet and delicious cake. Aside from being the pioneer in microwavable cake mixes, Oh Mug Goodness also offers other pastries. A few of the sweets they offer are Banana Cake, Nutella Mille Crepe, and Caramel Apple Bars.

For orders, you can check out their Facebook page:

5Goodies N’ Sweets

Nobody can say no to some addicting brownie bites courtesy of Goodies N’ Sweets

Goodies N’ Sweets’ pretty boxes are just the beginning. Once you open the box, you’ll discover their Best Dark Gooey Brownies made of bittersweet Belgian chocolate with a hint of espresso (Php800 for 9×9”, 16 squares). Or if you pop the can (+Php50 for the can, free if it’s in a box), you’ll find their tasty cookies that come in three flavors: Dark Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Cookies, and Dark chocolate macadamia (Php50 per cookie, minimum of 6 per flavor). Nothing says “you’re special” more than a well-packaged present.

For orders, you can check out their website at

Which of these are you plaaning to order for your sweet gifts? For more Foodie Kris Kringle options, check out this link.