Just as Mother’s month is about to end, some mommies and kids of Mommy Bloggers Philippines were treated to a fun-filled and tummy-filled half-day in a bread factory in Laguna.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (you haven’t follow me now! @touringkitty), you’d see my breakfast posts with Gardenia bread. I even took a photo of the truck in Singapore!

Here it is! A Gardenia truck in Singapore.
Here it is! A Gardenia truck in Singapore.

Late #breakfast with our own mugs of warm drinks. #saturday #famfun #weekend

A photo posted by Em Alcantara (@touringkitty) on

Gardenia Philippines, makers of our beloved breakfast/all-day bread, brought us over to their facility in Biñan, Laguna (South of Manila) for a plant tour, and a short program to celebrate Super Moms. And oh, how they knew what would make these moms (and kids) super happy!

Look at that silly kid!
Happy moms with their happy kids. But, look at my silly kid! (Disclaimer: it’s just a photo wall, don’t worry! Some thought already that these loaves are true!)

First, a tourist bus picked us up in the city. So, I had to wake up my little bunny really early. She’s been waiting for this all month! She loves Gardenia. We all love it!

Aria and Touringkitty on the bus along EDSA.
Aria and Touringkitty on the bus along EDSA.

Upon arrival in the facility, we were welcomed by their staff with what else but bread! They served us Mexican Tuna pandesal.

And some juice. And the day was just filled with...bread! Lots of it. Lots of yummy bread!
And some juice. And the day was just filled with…bread! Lots of it. Lots of yummy bread!

Then we watched an AVP of the facility. My kid was fascinated by Gardee, the mascot! The mascot she remembers well because it danced with them on their presentation for a restaurant’s workshop graduation program.

You made Mommy super duper proud, little girl! 🙂 #Ariadne #yoshinoya #yoshikido #graduation

A photo posted by Em Alcantara (@touringkitty) on

Now off to the plant tour! We walked through what they called the 6K Catwalk. Found out that the name is such because the facility can produce 6,000 loaves of white bread in one hour. And look, Ma, no hands! How cool could that be!

And because it's a tour, there should be a tour guide. Here's Quennie, one of their friendly plant tour guides.
And because it’s a tour, there should be a tour guide. Here’s Quennie, one of their friendly plant tour guides.

Tour guide, Quennie, said that there are about only 20 people in that facility who do spot check and quality control. The breads remain untouched by human hands. She also mentioned that the entire process from mixing to packing usually takes six hours. The facility operates all day long with shifting hours. This is so they could produce all those 650,000 loaves per day that goes to dining tables in the whole country!

After that high-tech plant tour, we went back to their conference room for some activities. The kids were taught to create a simple Refrigerator Cake by their in-house nutritionist. They even gave out the aprons as souvenirs!

Say, GARDENIA!!
Say, GARDENIA!!

They also created a dessert/hors d’oeuvre table, all made with bread! Proving that Gardenia can go with any palaman–sweet or savory–or without any palaman at all!

Such a great table set up, and all were yum!
Such a great table set up, and all were yum!

Thank you very much, Gardenia Philippines, for the wonderful treat! All moms had a great bonding time with our children. My kid said she had fun meeting other mommy blogger kids as well.

My kid and I had fun! We all love Gardenia in the family.
My kid and I had fun! We all love Gardenia in the family.

Great news, because you can visit this high-quality facility for FREE! My friends are I are already planning our trip in the coming months.

DROP by for a FREE Plant Tour!Indulge and enjoy goodness of Gardenia breads. Baked untouched by human hands!Bring…

Posted by Gardenia Philippines on Thursday, May 28, 2015

More photos of our tour in the Gardenia Facebook Page.

~ Touringkitty

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