Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 2016: Be a Food Critic for a Day on September 17, Saturday, SMX Aura!

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Finally, we are ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers and connoisseurs in Manila are waiting for this 2016!

Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 2016 Ultimate Taste Test, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 17, 2016 Saturday at the SMX Convention Center – Aura from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors from over 40+ home-based food businesses and new food discoveries in Manila.

Now staging the 14th in the UTT series – Ultimate Taste Test 2016, food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet embarks on the first UTT event at SMX Convention Center – Aura.

Buy your tickets online via Event Brite !

Food Supplier applications are now open! You may  fill up the 2016 UTT Online Application Form

For more info, please email to or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.

I. About Ultimate Taste Test:

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Ultimate Taste Test 2016 is a gathering of different concessionaires who give a free taste of their latest goodies that are already in the markethave just been launched or will soon to be launch.

The atmosphere is festive and everybody has a good time giving in to all kinds of gustatory delights. Visitors get to rate the food prepared on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

The top participants who get the highest ratings get to be featured in the food blog siteOur Awesome Planet, which will help boost their popularity and sales even more. 

Related Blog Post: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay)


II. What Foodies Can Expect in Ultimate Taste Test 2016:

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• The latest and biggest food discoveries of at least 40+ suppliers, just in time for the BER Season!

• Experience being a Food Critic for a day as you rate the best home-based food suppliers in the country today!

• Enjoy the tasting event with Food and Beer pairing from San Miguel Lifestyle Brews (San Miguel Super DryPremium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra)


III. Congratulations again to the Top 3 Winners of Ultimate Taste Test 2015:

UTT 13 Winner #1: (Pastry)

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Foodies love the signature Hanjuku cheesecake by Kumori, the cheesecake is characterized as being light and fluffy, compared to the the American version that is dense and heavy.

The half-baked cheesecake with cream cheese center comes in a palm-size treat, they are best enjoyed when relished in small bites. Notice the mousse-like texture, it’s a delightful treat nothing too sweet or too creamy.

I also like the Krone which is a combination of cones and croissants filled fresh daily with creamy custard in the store.

KUMORI: UTT Winner #1 Rating 4.27
263  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
157 foodies rated 4- I love it!
78  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
21 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
1 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

Read More: KUMORI: Hanjuku Cheesecake and The Krone!


Kumori SM Makati, Kumori Landmark Makati
Mobile: 0917 656 9430
FacebookKumori Ph
Instagram:  @kumoriph


UTT 13 Winner #2: (Dessert)

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Foodies love Gelato Lab’s gelato for it’s extra smooth and creamy texture. Gelato lab uses only natural and  high-quality ingredients to create their yummy concoction.

We liked their interesting flavors like their Matcha Choco Chip, Coffee Stracciatella, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Mango Pudding gelato.

GELATO LAB: UTT Winner #2 Rating 4.22
258  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
176 foodies rated 4- I love it!
86  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
19 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

Read More: GELATO LAB: Matcha Choco Chip, Coffee Stracciatella and Bailey’s Irish Cream Gelato


New Manila
Phone: +6324138008
Facebook: GelatoLabPH


UTT 13 Winner #3: (Main Dish)

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Poco Deli is home to one of our favorite artisan sausages and comfort food in Kapitolyo Food Street and Ayala Triangle.

Poco Deli’s mission is to craft the finest premium quality specialty meats, condiments, and comfort foods. They are committed to serving only the premium, fresh and all-natural prime meats.

Foodies are raving about Poco Deli’s Artisanal charcuterie – Sausages, Bacon, Pastrami. They use only quality meat such as prime USDA meats from the US, French pork, NZ lamb, and German spices in creating this batch. Having it cooked in a brick oven for a long time gives it that intense smoky flavor.

POCO DELI: UTT Winner #3 Rating 4.21
 foodies rated 5 – Awesome! I would recommend it!
 foodies rated 4 – I love it!
foodies rated 3 – We had a good time.
foodies rated 2 – It is OK.
foodies rated 1 – Thanks, but it could be better.   

Read More: POCO DELI: The Best Artisan Sausages and Smoked Bacon Slab in Manila!


POCO DELI, The Little Deli-Cafe
21 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig, Philippines
Telephone: +632 477-4332
Mobile number: +63 922 892-9211, +63 922 892-9211
Email Address: /
Facebook: Poco Deli


IV. What Food Suppliers Can Expect in Ultimate Taste Test 2016:

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• No Registration Fee for Home-Based Food Vendors and Restaurants–but you need to provide bite-sized taste portions of your latest products (enough for 1,000 foodies).

• If your product is really good, it would go viral and spread throughout the foodie and food blogging community.

• The top food suppliers who meet the average rating of 3.8 and above will be featured in Our Awesome Planet by October!

To apply, please  fill up the 2016 UTT Online Application Form

For more info, please email to or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.


V. Block Off your Schedule Now — UTT 2016 on Sept. 17, 2016, Saturday!

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Ultimate Taste Test Event 2016

What: Ultimate Taste Test 2016 — Be a Food Critic for a Day!
When: September 17, 2016, Saturday, 11.00 am – 9.00 pm.
Where: SMX Aura, Bonifacio Global City 

Ultimate Taste Test  Fee: P550/head . Inclusive of:

• Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors & New Food Discoveries for the entire Saturday

• A bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra
(For foodies 18 years old and above only)

• Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries.

Buy your tickets online via Event Brite !

Live an Awesome Life,



Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is the Founder of the Ultimate Taste Test series. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights

P.S. Don’t forget: Maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Buy your tickets as soon as it is available! 🙂 We are announcing the event early so that you can block-off your calendar. Buy your tickets online via Event Brite !

P.P.S. We are looking for vendors, sponsors, and beneficiary for the event. Please call/text Rache directly at 0917 -531 8949, or email her at

P.P.S. For home-based food suppliers, this is the ULTIMATE event for you! It can immediately introduce you to the wonderful world of foodies in Manila this coming Christmas season 2015 🙂 Join now! 

To apply, please fill up the 2016 UTT Online Application Form.

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